2005–06 Azerbaijan Top League

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Azerbaijan Top League
Season 2005–06
Champions Baku
Relegated MOIK Baku, Göyazan Qazax
Champions League Baku
UEFA Cup Karvan, Karabakh
UEFA Intertoto Cup MKT-Araz
Matches played 182
Goals scored 423 (2.32 per match)
Top goalscorer Yacouba Bamba (16)
Biggest home win Karvan 7 - 1 Gäncä
Biggest away win MKT Araz 0 - 5 Neftchi Baku
Gäncä 0 - 5 Neftchi Baku
MOIK Baku 0 - 5 Karvan
Olimpik Baku 0 - 5 Karvan
Highest scoring Karvan 7 - 1 Gäncä
Gäncä 5 - 3 MOIK Baku

The 2005-06 Azerbaijan Top League was the fourteenth season of the Top League since its establishment in 1992. The season began on 7 August 2005 and finished on 24 May 2006. Neftchi Baku are the defending champions, having won the previous season.

Teams[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Location Venue Capacity[1]
Baku Baku Tofig Bahramov Stadium 2,000
Gänclärbirliyi Sumqayit Sumgayit Mehdi Huseynzade Stadium 15,350
Göyazan Qazax Qazakh City Stadium 3,500
Inter Baku Shafa Stadium 8,000
Kapaz Ganja Ganja City Stadium 26,120
Karvan Yevlakh Yevlakh City Stadium 5,000
Khazar Lankaran Lankaran City Stadium 15,000
MKT-Araz Imishli Heydar Aliyev Stadium 8,500
MOIK Baku Baku Shafa Stadium 8,000
Neftchi Baku Tofig Bahramov Stadium 31,200
Olimpik Baku Baku Shafa Stadium 8,000
Qarabağ Agdam Tofig Bahramov Stadium 31,200
Shahdag Qusar Shovkat Ordukhanov Stadium 5,000
Turan Tovuz Tovuz Tovuz City Stadium 6,800

League table[edit]

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Baku (C) 26 18 4 4 42 12 +30 58 2006–07 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round
2 Karvan 26 17 6 3 50 9 +41 57 UEFA Cup 2006–07 First qualifying round
3 Neftchi Baku 26 15 9 2 51 16 +35 54
4 Inter Baku 36 14 14 8 35 14 +21 56
5 Qarabağ 26 12 4 10 32 32 0 40 UEFA Cup 2006–07 First qualifying round 1
6 Turan 26 11 5 10 27 21 +6 38
7 Khazar 26 9 9 8 27 18 +9 36
8 Şahdağ 26 10 5 11 26 36 −10 35
9 FK MKT-Araz 26 9 8 9 31 36 −5 35 2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round 1
10 Ganja 26 7 7 12 35 46 −11 28
11 Gänclärbirliyi Sumqayit 26 6 9 11 25 37 −12 27
12 Olimpik Baku 26 5 8 13 15 27 −12 23
13 MOIK Baku (R) 26 2 3 21 13 67 −54 9 Relegation to the 2006-07 Azerbaijan First Division
14 Göyəzən (R) 26 0 9 17 14 52 −38 9

Updated to games played on 13 August 2013.
Source: Azerbaijan Professional Football league
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1Qarabağ qualified for the first qualifiying round of the 2006–07 UEFA Cup as winner of the 2005–06 Azerbaijan Cup.
(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 goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals[2]
1 Ivory Coast Yacouba Bamba Karvan 16
2 Nigeria Ahmad Tijani Shahdag Qusar 15
3 Guinea Pathé Bangoura Gänclärbirliyi Sumqayit 12
Azerbaijan Nadir Nabiyev Neftchi Baku 12
5 Serbia and Montenegro[3] Branimir Subašić Neftchi Baku 11
6 Azerbaijan Samir Musayev Karabakh 10
7 Azerbaijan Samir Aliyev Khazar Lankaran / Inter Baku 9
Georgia (country) Irakli Beraia Gäncä / Karabakh 9
Slovenia Tomislav Misura Neftchi Baku 9
10 Brazil Junivan Ganja 8

Hat-tricks[edit]

[4]

Player For Against Result Date
Azerbaijan Nadir Nabiyev Neftchi Baku Şahdağ 3–1 13 August 2005
Brazil Junivan Turan Tovuz Göyəzən 4–1 22 August 2005
Brazil Junivan Turan Tovuz MOIK Baku 4–1 28 August 2005
Nigeria Ahmad Tijani Şahdağ Qarabağ 3–1 22 October 2005
Azerbaijan Nadir Nabiyev Neftchi Baku MOIK Baku 3–1 11 March 2006
Azerbaijan Samir Aliyev4 Inter Baku Ganja 3–1 29 March 2006
Ivory Coast Yacouba Bamba Karvan Göyəzən 5–0 1 April 2006
Azerbaijan Samir Musayev Qarabağ Göyəzən 5–0 21 April 2006
  • 4 Player scored 4 goals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Azərbaycan Peşəkar Liqası (Azerbaijani)
  2. ^ "Top 10 goal scorers". http://www.pfl.az/. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Did not become an Azerbaijani citizen until 2007
  4. ^ "Azerbaijan 2005/06". http://www.rsssf.com/. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 

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