The Football Federation of Turkmenistan (FFT) named the best players in the country for the year 2021. The selection was based on a survey of sports observers and representatives of major league clubs.
For the first time in his sports career, thirty-two-year-old midfielder and captain of Ahal Elman Tagaev became the best player of the year. According to the results of the season, he won the "silver" award as the best scorer while playing for the Turkmenbetonumleri State University team. On his account were 10 effective strikes on the opponent's goal, 6 of which were from penalties. This result also helped him become a zonal finalist and the best player of the AFC 2021 Cup in conversion of kicks.
Yazkuli Hojageldiev, forty-five years old, was awarded the title of the best coach of the season. It is thanks to his skillful management of Turkmenaragatnashyk agency team that the team won Turkmenistan's Suber Cup for the seventh time, as well as won eight national championships last year. At the same time, the silver medalist of the Turkmen soccer championship "Akhal" won the "Fair Play" prize. Such distinction is awarded to the team with the best disciplinary record. It is Ahal who will defend the honor of his country in the AFC Champions League - for the first time in the history of Turkmenistan, a team from the country will participate in the main soccer competition of the Asian continent.
The best goalkeepers by FFT decision in the first team were Mamed Orazmukhamedov, representing "Altyn Asyr", and in the second team - Resul Chariev, representing "Akhal".
Source and photo: turkmenistan.gov.tm