Image property of Ulaanbaatar City FC Just when Ulaanbaatar City fans thought their club's roster was set, today the team announced the blockbuster signing of 25-year-old Russian forward Pavel Zakharov. Zakharov (born 9 March 1994 in Chita, Russia near the Mongolia border) played for the surprise team of the season Khangarid FC in 2019. Khangarid finished third in the table in the end, scoring an impressive 62 goals over the 22-match season. A major source of that offensive f
Image property of the MFF Just days after the departure of head coach Michael Weiss, the Mongolian Football Federation has named Serbian UEFA "A" coach Vojislav Bralušić interim manager of the national team. The announcement comes just eight days after Bralušić was presented as the new head coach of Mongolian Premier League champions Ulaanbaatar City FC. He is surely the European A-level coach remaining in Mongolia most familiar with the football landscape, with eight years o
Image property of the MFF The Mongolian Football Federation announced today that the association and senior men's national team head coach Michael Weiss have parted ways as his contract has expired. Weiss, a German, was named head coach of the Blue Wolves in March 2017 on an initial 1-year deal. The team was desperately in need of a solid, veteran manager to get Mongolia over its perpetual hump. Weiss was known as a man who could do just that as he did during his time at the
Image property of the AFC Earlier this week it was announced that UEFA A-licensed Serbian Vojislav Bralušić has been named head coach of Ulaanbaatar City FC effective immediately as the team prepares for its 2020 AFC Cup qualifying campaign. Bralušić is no stranger to Mongolian football at the club or international level. He first arrived in Mongolia in December 2011 when he was offered an initial one-year contract to create and lead a youth academy for Deren Sumida FC. He wa
Baldé in his Grythyttans IF Well-traveled French-Senegalese right defender/midfielder Mamadou Baldé is seeking to return to Mongolia after departing Swedish 5th division side Grythyttans IF, Mongolian Football Central has learned. Baldé was first contacted by Bayangol FC in 2015 but passed on the opportunity. In 2017 he was offered a one-year contract by Arvis FC and accepted, despite interest and a contract offer from MPL powerhouse Erchim FC. He was one of Arvis FC's stando
It is rare for a young Mongolian footballer to spend a single season abroad, particularly in Europe. But young Mongolian expat Khuslen Narangerel already has almost 15 years of experience with several clubs in Austria by the age of 19. Mongolian Football Central reached out to the player to learn more of his intriguing story. Narangerel was born in Ulaanbaatar on 24 July 2000. By 2002 his family had made the difficult decision to move to Europe in hopes of a brighter future f
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