2006–07 Azerbaijan Top League

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Azerbaijan Top League
Season 2006–07
Champions Khazar Lenkoran
Relegated FK Gäncä
Sahdag Qusar
UEFA Champions League Khazar Lenkoran
UEFA Cup Neftchi Baku
MKT Araz
UEFA Intertoto Cup FK Baku
Matches played 144
Goals scored 246 (1.71 per match)
Top goalscorer Zaur Ramazanov
(20 goals)

Azerbaijan Premier League 2007–08 was the fifteenth season of top-tier football in Azerbaijan. The season started with 14 teams, but ended with 13 after FK Gäncä were excluded. FK Baku were the defending champions with the season began on 5 August 2006 and ended on 23 May 2007. At the end of the season the league was dissolved and replaced by the Azerbaijan Premier League.

Teams[edit]

MOIK Baku and Göyazan Qazax were relegated after finishing the previous season in 13th and 14th place. They were replaced by Gilan Qäbälä and Simurq Zaqatala from the Azerbaijan First Division.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Venue Capacity
FK Baku Tofik Bakhramov Stadium 29,858
Gabala Gabala City Stadium 2,000
Gänclärbirliyi Sumqayit Mehdi Huseynzade Stadium 15,350
Inter Baku Shafa Stadium 8,200
Kapaz Ganja City Stadium 26,120
Karabakh Guzanli Olympic Stadium1 15,000
Karvan Yevlakh Stadium 5,000
Khazar Lankaran Lankaran City Stadium 15,000
MKT Araz Heydar Aliyev Stadium 8,500
Neftchi Baku Tofik Bakhramov Stadium 29,858
Olimpik Baku Shafa Stadium 8,200
Shahdag Qusar Shovkat Ordukhanov Stadium 5,000
Simurq Zaqatala Zaqatala City Stadium 4,000
Turan Tovuz Tovuz City Stadium 10,000

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

Personnel and kits[edit]

Managerial changes[edit]

League standings[edit]

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Khazar Lankaran 24 17 5 2 50 16 +34 56 2007–08 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round
2 Neftchi Baku 24 17 3 4 47 15 +32 54 UEFA Cup 2007–08 First qualifying round
3 Baku 24 14 6 4 25 10 +15 48
4 Inter Baku 24 13 6 5 36 12 +24 45
5 FK MKT-Araz 24 12 5 7 23 18 +5 41 UEFA Cup 2007–08 First qualifying round 1
6 Olimpik Baku 24 11 8 5 28 17 +11 41
7 Karvan 24 10 5 9 36 30 +6 35
8 Qarabağ 24 6 9 9 20 27 −7 27
9 Simurq 24 6 7 11 27 33 −6 25
10 Turan 24 5 5 14 24 38 −14 20
11 Gabala 24 4 4 16 17 47 −30 16
12 Gänclärbirliyi Sumqayit 24 3 3 18 16 54 −38 12
13 Şahdağ 24 1 8 15 15 47 −32 11 Relegation to 2007-08 Azerbaijan First Division
14 Ganja 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Team excluded 2

Updated to games played on 5 May 2013.
Source: Azerbaijan Professional Football league
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 MKT-Araz qualified for the first qualifiying round of the 2005–06 UEFA Cup as winner of the 2004–05 Azerbaijan Cup.
2FK Gäncä were excluded from the league due to financial problems
(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]

Home ╲ Away[1] ABB ABB BAK GAB GAN GAS INT KAR KHA NEF OLI QAR SIM TUR
FK MKT-Araz 1–0 2–0 4–1 5–1 0–2 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0
Şahdağ 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–0 1–5 0–2 1–5 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–2
Baku 1–0 3–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 3–2 2–0
Gabala 0–1 0–0 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–4 0–3 1–4 0–3 0–2 1–2 1–0
Ganja
Gänclärbirliyi Sumqayit 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–4 1–0 0–3 0–1 1–1 0–3 4–2 2–0
Inter Baku 0–1 2–1 0–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–0
Karvan 0–1 3–1 1–2 3–3 3–2 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 3–0 2–1
Khazar Lankaran 4–1 3–1 1–0 4–0 3–1 0–0 3–1 2–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 0–0
Neftchi Baku 3–0 5–0 1–0 4–1 6–1 0–1 3–1 1–0 3–0 0–0 1–0 4–2
Olimpik Baku 1–0 3–1 0–0 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 3–0 1–0
Qarabağ 1–0 3–1 1–1 3–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1
Simurq 0–1 3–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–2 3–0 0–0
Turan 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 4–1 1–7 2–4 2–3 2–1 0–1 3–1 3–1

Source: RSSF
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals[2]
1 Azerbaijan Zaur Ramazanov Khazar Lankaran 20
2 Azerbaijan Khagani Mammadov Olimpik-Shuvalan 13
3 Georgia (country) Georgi Adamia Neftchi Baku 10
Azerbaijan Samir Aliyev Inter Baku/Neftchi Baku 10
Ivory Coast Yacouba Bamba Karvan 10
6 Nigeria Viktor Ibekoyi Turan Tovuz 9
Azerbaijan Nadir Nabiev Neftchi Baku 9
Azerbaijan Ramin Nasibov Simurq 9
9 Moldova Anatolie Doroș MKT Araz 8

Hat-tricks[edit]

[3]

Player For Against Result Date
Azerbaijan Samir Musayev Qarabağ Şahdağ 3–1 10 August 2006
Azerbaijan Samir Aliyev Inter Baku Gänclärbirliyi Sumqayit 4–1 22 October 2006
Azerbaijan Khagani Mammadov Olimpik-Shuvalan Şahdağ 3–1 13 December 2006
Ukraine Volodymyr Mazyar Simurq Qarabağ 3–0 12 May 2007
Azerbaijan Zaur Ramazanov Khazar Lankaran Turan Tovuz 3–2 12 May 2006

References[edit]

External links[edit]