Two Neftchi, one leader or who is Hafiz Zeynalov?

25 June 2024 12:58
Two Neftchi, one leader or who is Hafiz Zeynalov?

Hafiz Zeynalov, who has been approved as the chairman of the Supervisory Board of Neftchi PFK, also works as a manager in Neftchi JSC.

As reports, the functionary, who will celebrate his 41st birthday on December 8, is the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sports Club.

His deputy here is Sadyg Sadygov, who is considered the most successful president in the history of Neftchi PFK. It was during his time that Black and Whites won championships and wrote history as the first Azerbaijani club to be placed in a group in the European League.

Zeynalov joined the Supervisory Board of Neftchi PFK on November 22, 2022. The functionary who has been in the council since that time became the chairman about 19 months later.

Zeynalov, who is in the management of both Neftchi, also works at SOCAR. In May 2022, he was appointed as the company's chief of staff, head of the affairs department. The head of the affairs department is also the assistant of the President of SOCAR. He worked in the Ministry of Economy until this appointment.

Neftchi finished 5th in the Premier League in the 2023/24 season and was excluded from the European Cup.