1997–98 Azerbaijan Top League

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Azerbaijan Top League
Season 1997-98
Champions Kapaz
Relegated Azerbaijan U-18
Qarabağ
Kur Nur
Khazri Buzovna
Champions League Kapaz
UEFA Cup Dinamo Baku
Cup Winners' Cup Qarabağ
Intertoto Cup Bakı Fahlasi
Top goalscorer Nazim Aliyev (23)

The 1997-98 Azerbaijan Top League was the seventh season of the Azerbaijan Top League, since their independence from the USSR in August 1991, and was contested by 15 clubs. Kapaz won their second title and Qarabağ and the Azerbaijan U-18 team were relegated. Khazri Buzovna pulled out of the league and dissolved after 8 games, as did Kur Nur at the end of the season.

Teams[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Venue Capacity
Azerbaijan U-18
Bakılı Baku Shafa Stadium (IV field) 8,152
Bakı Fahlasi Ismat Gayibov Stadium 5,000
Dinamo Baku Tofik Bakhramov Stadium 29,858
Kapaz Ganja City Stadium 26,120
Khazri Buzovna
Khazar Sumgayit
Kur Nur Yashar Mammadzade Stadium 5,000
MOIK Baku Shafa Stadium (IV field) 8,152
Neftchi Baku Tofik Bakhramov Stadium 29,858
Qarabağ Ağdam Guzanli Olympic Stadium1 15,000
Qarabağ Bärdä Barda City Stadium 10,000
Shamkir
Turan Tovuz Tovuz City Stadium 10,000
Viləş Masallı Anatoliy Banishevskiy Stadium 8,000

1Qarabağ played their home matches at Surakhani Stadium in Baku before moving to their current stadium on 3 May 2009.[1]

League table[edit]

Pos  Team P W D L F A Pts
1 Kapaz 26 22 4 0 67 10 70 UEFA Champions League 1998-99 First qualifying round
2 Dinamo Baku 26 16 6 4 48 20 54 1998–99 UEFA Cup First qualifying round
3 Shamkir 26 15 9 2 44 10 54
4 Qarabağ Ağdam 26 14 7 5 43 22 49 1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup qualifying round
5 Bakı Fahlasi 26 14 7 5 45 28 49 1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round
6 Neftchi Baku 26 13 4 9 43 23 43
7 MOIK Baku 26 12 7 7 39 29 43
8 Viləş Masallı 26 10 5 11 26 38 35
9 Turan Tovuz 26 9 4 13 26 45 31
10 Bakili Baku 26 8 4 14 35 43 28
11 Kur Nur 26 8 3 15 26 36 27 Team withdrew at the end of the season 1
12 Khazar Sumgayit 26 4 2 20 15 54 14
13 Azerbaijan U-18 26 3 0 23 16 60 9 Relegation to the 1998-1999 Azerbaijan First Division
14 Qarabağ Bärdä 26 1 2 23 10 65 5
15 Khazri Buzovna 8 1 0 7 6 25 3 Team withdrew 1

Source: Azerbaijan Professional Football league
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Khazri Buzovna withdrew after the eighth round of fixtures and dissolved
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals[2]
1 Azerbaijan Nazim Aliyev Dinamo Baku / Khazar Sumgayit 23
2 Azerbaijan Badri Kvaratskhelia Kapaz 20
3 Azerbaijan Farrukh Ismayilov Dinamo 14
Azerbaijan Vadim Vasilyev Bakı Fahlasi 14
5 Azerbaijan Samir Aliyev Bakili / MOIK 13
6 Azerbaijan Yalçın Bağırov Qarabağ / Dinamo 10
Azerbaijan Vüqar Qəmbərov Bakili 10
Azerbaijan Mushfig Huseynov Qarabağ 10
9 Azerbaijan Gurban Gurbanov Neftchi 9
10 Azerbaijan Ceyhun Tanrıverdiyev MOIK / Kapaz 8

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