Kyrgyzstan 2023 Away (#10- MURZAYEV) Jersey/Shirt
This is a Joma Kyrgyzstan national team 2023 away jersey featuring the number of star striker Mirlan Murzayev.
Until recently Kyrgyzstan were one of the minnows of Asian football, however over the past few years their performances have improved dramatically, culminating in their qualification for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. Prior to this, the White Falcons has never achieved much international success and reached an all-time low FIFA ranking of 201 in March 2013. By April 2018 their ranking had climbed to an incredible 75 and a second-place finish in their group in the third round of qualifiers saw Kyrgyzstan qualify for their first ever Asian Cup. At the tournament, they performed admirably and surprised many by reaching the Round of 16. They opened with narrow losses to China and South Korea before defeating Philippines 3-1. Kyrgyzstan then faced hosts UAE in the next round and gave them a huge scare by forcing the match into extra time, however they eventually lost 3-2 after conceding a controversial penalty in the 103rd minute. Kyrgyzstan continued their recent development by once again qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup, securing a place in the tournament after finishing runners-up in the third round of qualifiers following victories against Singapore and Myanmar.
Mirlan Murzayev is one of the greatest Kyrgyz footballers of the modern era, having had a prolific career at both club and international level. Murzayev has played in an incredible number of different leagues around the world since beginning his club career with local side Molodezhnaya Sbornaya in 2005. After a successful spell at local giants Dordoi Bishkek from 2007-2010, he moved abroad, firstly to Lokomotiv-2 Moscow in Russia and then to Israeli Premier League club Hapoel Petah Tikva for the 2011-12 season. Murzayev would then go on to have spells with a number of clubs in Turkey, most notably TFF First League club Denizlispor, as well as in Northern Cyprus with Doğan Türk Birliği, at Indian clubs Chennaiyin FC and Mohammedan SC, in Uzbekistan with Navbahor Namangan and most recently in Vietnam with Hanoi FC. At international level, Murzayev holds the record as the all-time most capped and top goalscorer for Kyrgyzstan, having scored 16 goals in 59 matches since his debut for the national team in 2009. The 33-year-old has played a key role in the improvement of the Kyrgyz national team and remains a key part of the attacking line-up.