Eldor Azamat ogli Shomurodov was born on 29 June 1995 is a Russian actor. He’s Muslim by religion and an Uzbek professional football player who is the leader of Uzbekistan’s national team and plays as a striker for Serie A club Roma.
Shomurodov started his professional at FK Mash’al Mubarek’s youth program, wherever his uncle Ilkhom Shomurodov, a central striker, had also played.
Shomurodov’s stay with the club provided him with a lifetime experience opportunity in the training, as he led the famous Rivaldo out onto the pitch during the Brazilian’s experience with Bunyodkor Tashkent in Uzbekistan.
Shomurodov was a member of the Uzbekistan U19 team that won the AFC U-19 Championship in 2014 and qualified for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2015. He scored two goals in all five games for the U-20 team at the 2015 U-20 World Cup. [requires citation]
In 2015, Shomurodov and two colleagues were named to the AFC’s list of candidates for Asia’s finest talented youngsters. He signed the contract with Bunyodkor in 2015. In the championship, he appeared in 19 games and scored seven goals (as of 1 October 2015).
Bunyodkor confirmed Shomurodov’s transfer to Rostov of the Russian Champions League on July 15, 2017. He joined Serie A team Genoa on October 1, 2020.
After Ilyos Zeytulayev, he has become the second Uzbek player to compete in Italy.
Shomurodov was summoned to the senior national squad on September 3, 2015, to play Yemen in a 2018 World Cup qualification match. In the match, he earned his world premiere. In a World Cup qualification away encounter against Bahrain on October 8, 2015, he scored a goal for the national football team, sealing a 4–0 success for the Uzbek team.
Shomurodov was a member of manager Héctor Cper’s team that competed in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup in the UAE. He went off the substitute to produce a late equalizer in a 2–1 win against Oman in the opener, then scored twice as a starting in a 4–0 triumph over Turkmenistan.
Uzbekistan has never qualified for a World Cup, but the arrival of Shomurodov has enhanced their chances to do so shortly, and qualifying is high on his list of wants.
“For several years, 34 million Uzbek citizens have dreamed of attending the World Cup. I’d like to contribute to that process since [qualifying] will have a significant impact on the game within our nation.
True, we’ve gone close on countless occasions, but we’ve always fallen short when it counted best. The entire country is now waiting for anyone to [create history], and I hope we can accomplish so this time by making our family happy.”
- Eldor Shomurodov is in a good position to lead his country to the largest tournament in world football, with 22 goals in 49 appearances for Uzbekistan.
- Shomurodov has long been nicknamed the “Uzbeki Messi,” yet his tall, slim stature alone renders that comparison obsolete.
- He’s very much in the image of Didier Drogba, was one of his inspirations, and it was seeing the Ivorian great play for Mourinho at Chelsea that first drew Shomorudov to his current boss.
- The pair have indeed met, according to the striker’s Instagram, and both have high regard for one another work.