2004–05 Azerbaijan Top League

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Azerbaijan Top League
Season 2004–05
Champions Neftchi Baku
Relegated Karat Baki
Shamkir
Adliyya Baku
Bakılı Baku
Shafa Baku
Champions League Neftchi Baku
UEFA Cup Khazar Lankaran
Baku
UEFA Intertoto Cup Karvan
Matches played 306
Goals scored 738 (2.41 per match)
Top goalscorer Zaur Ramazanov (21)
Biggest home win Khazar Lankaran 6-0 Gänclärbirliyi Sumqayit
Adliyya Baku 6-0 MOIK Baku
Biggest away win Bakılı 2-7 Baku
Highest scoring Bakılı 2-7 Baku

The 2004-05 Azerbaijan Top League was the thirteenth season of the Top League since its establishment in 1992. The season began on 7 August 2004 and finished on 24 May 2005. Neftchi Baku were the defending champions, having won the previous season, and they retained the title after defeating Khazar Lankaran in a playoff after both teams finished level on points and goal difference.

Teams[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Khazar 34 24 6 4 68 15 +53 78 UEFA Cup 2005–06
Second qualifying round
1 Neftchi Baku (C) 34 24 6 4 52 18 +34 78 2005–06 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
3 Karvan 34 23 7 4 66 18 +48 76 2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round
4 Turan 34 22 7 5 64 21 +43 73
5 Baku 34 21 10 3 60 14 +46 73 UEFA Cup 2005–06
First qualifying round
1
6 Qarabağ 33 22 4 7 61 31 +30 70
7 Inter Baku 34 19 9 6 44 24 +20 66
8 FK MKT-Araz 34 16 9 9 35 23 +12 57
9 Ganja 34 11 9 14 37 37 0 42
10 Template:Fb team Karat Baki (R) 34 12 4 18 40 62 −22 40 Relegation to the 2005-06 Azerbaijan First Division
11 Göyəzən 34 9 6 19 30 52 −22 33
12 Gänclärbirliyi Sumqayit 34 9 6 19 32 58 −26 33
13 Şəmkir (R) 34 9 5 20 34 48 −14 32 Relegation to the 2005-06 Azerbaijan First Division
14 Şahdağ 34 8 8 18 29 51 −22 32
15 MOIK Baku 34 7 9 18 24 34 −10 30
16 Adliyya Baku (R) 34 7 4 23 24 66 −42 25 Relegation to the 2005-06 Azerbaijan First Division
17 Bakili (R) 34 3 5 26 22 71 −49 14
18 Shafa Baku 34 2 1 31 16 95 −79 7 Team Dissolved 2

Updated to games played on 6 December 2013.
Source: Azerbaijan Professional Football league
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1 Baku qualified for the first qualifiying round of the 2005–06 UEFA Cup as winner of the 2004–05 Azerbaijan Cup.
2Safa withdrew during the winter break for financial reasons, all their remaining matches have been awarded 0-3 against them.
(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]

Championship play-off[edit]

10 June 2005
Neftchi Baku 2 – 1 Khazar Lankaran
Abbasov Goal 68'
Tagizade Goal 73'
Qurbanov Goal 42'
Shehar Stadium
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Carlo Bertolini (Switzerland)

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals[1]
1 Azerbaijan Zaur Ramazanov Karvan 21
2 Azerbaijan Samir Aliyev Khazar Lankaran 20
3 Turkey Oktay Derelioğlu Khazar Lankaran 17
Azerbaijan Farrukh Ismayilov Karvan 17
5 Burkina Faso Issa Nikiema Gänclärbirliyi Sumqayit 16
6 Azerbaijan Kanan Karimov Turan Tovuz 15
7 Azerbaijan Zaur Tagizade Neftchi Baku 14
8 Argentina Fernando Pérez Baku 13
9 Brazil[2] Leandro Gomes Baku 12
Azerbaijan Vadim Vasilyev Qarabağ 12

Hat-tricks[edit]

[3]

Player For Against Result Date
Senegal Escort Essong Şəmkir Adliyya Baku 3–1 8 August 2004
Burkina Faso Issa Nikiema4 Gänclärbirliyi Sumqayit Karat Baku 5–0 12 August 2004
Azerbaijan Samir Musayev Qarabağ Göyəzən 4–2 26 September 2004
Azerbaijan Zaur Ramazanov Karvan Ganja 3–0 26 September 2004
Azerbaijan Zaur Ramazanov Karvan Turan Tovuz 4–3 17 October 2004
Azerbaijan Vadim Vasilyev Qarabağ MOIK Baku 3–0 31 October 2004
Azerbaijan Samir Aliyev Khazar Lankaran Gänclärbirliyi Sumqayit 6–0 3 November 2004
Georgia (country) Mikheil Khutsishvili4 Ganja Gänclärbirliyi Sumqayit 6–1 19 March 2005
Argentina Fernando Pérez4 Baku Göyəzən 6–0 21 April 2005
Turkey Oktay Derelioğlu Khazar Lankaran Adliyya Baku 6–1 3 May 2005
Azerbaijan Shalva Mumladze Şahdağ Göyəzən 3–1 15 May 2005
Azerbaijan Yashar Abuzerov Baku Adliyya Baku 4–0 24 May 2005
  • 4 Player scored 4 goals

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 10 Goal Scorers". http://www.pfl.az/. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Did not become an Azerbaijani citizen until 2006
  3. ^ "Azerbaijan 2004/05". http://www.rsssf.com/. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 

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