At just 20 years old, Murad Islamov is a young man that has more determination and passion than most men twice his age are lucky enough to have. This is a man who has known what he wants to be when he grows up, since he was a child – and he has more than put in the leg work to turn his dreams into a reality (and continues to do so). Murad’s passion is soccer, and his dream is to be the best soccer player in the world. With masters like Beckham and now Ronaldo to compete against, many would say that this is a long shot. But if there is anything anyone can take away from these masters of their craft, it is that they once looked up to the world’s best players as well.
Murad has built quite the trajectory for himself, working hard and, in his own words, “mastering my craft”. Having played for teams like New England Revolution Academy, Nike Academy, and Seacoast United Phantoms, Murad is well on the way to stardom and success he works hard towards achieving. He knows where he wants to go, and perhaps more importantly, is heading in that direction with confidence. As Murad himself says, “I am highly motivated even by the haters. All I have to say is remember my name. This is the come up”.
And what a come up it is. Murad not only has mastered his craft, but he knows how to effectively build a platform himself to gain momentum as the come up continues and ultimate turns into the beginning of what is likely to be a very fruitful career. The way to come up is exceedingly through social media dominance, and Murad is well aware of this fact. With over 20,000 followers on Instagram, and a rising presence on YouTube, Murad is a young man that knows how to capture modern audiences, and he is smartly using this awareness to his distinct advantage.
In his own words, Murad has been “grinding for a while now, and I am eager to sign a professional contract”. People who have seen him play compare his style to the great Cristiano Ronaldo, saying that he “dances with the ball”. It is a compliment that speaks highly of his agility and speed, and it is a motivator for him to continue to propel himself forward with the goal to ultimately sign a professional contract.
Murad Islamov’s raw talent and determination to turn his passion into his career, coupled with his self-built (and growing) social media impact, speak of quite an impressive future for the young soccer player. This is an athlete who has worked hard to fine-tune his natural talent, and to establish a clear trajectory for himself to soccer stardom. Murad is a shooting star that is certainly bound to land on televised soccer fields all over the world, playing for a professional soccer team and inspiring the dreamers of generations after him to continue to chase their dreams and shoot for the stars. Watch this space.