FC Pakhtakor’s Jasurbek Yakshiboev was in the list of 10 young stars to watch out for in the 2019 AFC Champions League.
Jasurbek Yakshiboev (FC Pakhtakor)
It may have been Odiljon Xamrobekov who got the MVP award at the 2018 AFC U23 Championship, but it was his teammate Jasurbek Yakhshiboev who delivered the goals that fired Uzbekistan to the title in China PR.
And, while club team Pakhtakor do boast more established young talents like Xamrobekov and Dostonbek Khamdamov, Yakshiboev is the youngest of the trio at just 21 and worth keeping an eye on at the 2019 AFC Champions League.
The left-footed attacker often poses danger as he cuts inside from the right flank. Possessing nimble feet and an eye for goal, Yakhshiboev is equally dangerous as a creator and a scorer for Pakhtakor.
Having come through the ranks at the Tashkent side, Yakhshiboev had his breakthrough season in 2018, making his way into the first team and scoring three times in the league. While he remains uncapped at senior level for Uzbekistan, a strong campaign this time around could well change that.