Murzaev started his professional career with Kyrgyzstani club Molodyozhnaya Sbornaya in 2005. Besides Kyrgyzstan, over the next few years, Mirlan played club football in Russia (FC Lokomotiv-2 Moscow), Israel (Hapoel Petah Tikva FC), Turkey and Cyprus. In Kyrgyzstan, he was mostly associated with FC Dordoi Bishkek – the club he had multiple stints with over the years and won multiple league titles with. He was the top goalscorer when Dordoi won the 2019-20 Kyrgyz Premier League and joins Chennai on a season-long contract from the club.
Mirlan is a Kyrgyz international and is the second-most capped player for his country with 48 caps – he is also their all-time current top goalscorer with 29 goals. He scored the winner in Kyrgyzstan’s match against India in the 2009 Nehru Cup. More recently, Murzaev got himself a hattrick against Myanmar in the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers.
The forward has well over a 100 goals in the Kyrgyz league and cup competitions having gone past that mark in 2015.