French Lens, who finished second in Ligue 1 last season and qualified for the UEFA Champions League, have bolstered their defense with 19-year-old Abdukodir Husanov. This is the official website of the club.
Husanov began his career at the Bunyodkor academy. In 2021, he moved to the Belarusian Championship, where he played 37 matches for Energetik-BGU in two seasons, scoring four goals and making the same number of assists.
This year, Husanov became the champion of Asia as part of the youth team of Uzbekistan and took part in the U-20 World Championship. In June, he made his debut for the main national team at the 2023 CAFA Nations Cup where he played three games.
Husanov became the first player from Uzbekistan in the history of Lance. He has signed a contract until 2027 and will wear number 25. Lens calls him a "rare talent from Asia" and hopes he will help the team in European competition.
Experts note that Husanov is a versatile defender who can play both on the right flank and in the center of defense. He is characterized by speed, stamina, aggressiveness and a good ability to read the game.
We remind that Uzbekistan is one of the rivals of Turkmenistan in the second round of the qualifying tournament for the 2026 World Cup.