Professional football player known for his work with Shanghai SIPG. He is known for his work as a central midfielder and centre back and also plays for the Uzbekistan national team as well.
He first began his career in 2006 with the Pakhtakor Tashkent club. In 2007, he made his debut with the Uzbekistan national team. In 2011, he joined the Anzhi Makhachkala FC and in 2017, he started playing with the Shanghai SIPG club.
He has earned several honors and awards for his playing including Player of the Year in Anzhi in 2011 and Player of the Year in FC Krasnodar during the 2014-2015 season.
He was born and raised in Namangan, Uzbek SSR.