2013–14 Azerbaijan Premier League

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Azerbaijan Premier League
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Season 2013–14
Champions Qarabağ
Matches played 175
Goals scored 416 (2.38 per match)
Top goalscorer Reynaldo (22 goals)
Biggest home win Qarabağ 5–1 Sumgayit[1]
Qarabağ 5–1 Ravan Baku[2]
Biggest away win Ravan 1-5 Inter[3]
Highest scoring Qarabağ 4–3 Gabala[4]
Khazar Lankaran 4–3 Sumgayit
Longest winning run 7 games
Qarabağ, AZAL
Longest unbeaten run 11 games
Qarabağ
Longest losing run 4 games
Ravan Baku, Sumgayit
Highest attendance 10,000
Khazar 0–0 Neftchi
(25 August 2013)[5]
Lowest attendance 150
Simurq 2–0 Ravan Baku
(3 August 2013)[6]
Average attendance 1,608[7]

The 2013–14 Azerbaijan Premier League is the 22nd season of Azerbaijan Premier League, the Azerbaijani professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1992. Neftchi Baku are the defending champions, having won the previous season.

Teams[edit]

Location of teams in 2013–14 Azerbaijan Premier League

Kəpəz and Turan were relegated from the 2012–13 Azerbaijan Premier League.

The format of the league will change as a total of 10 teams will contest the league, with the last two clubs relegated and no teams promoted from the first division.[8] The competition format follows the usual double round-robin format. During the course of a season, which lasts from August to May, each club plays every other club four times, twice at home and twice away, for a total of 36 games.[9]

As of this season, PFL announced that each player will have to wear not only the number, but also his name on the back of the jersey.[10]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Location Venue Capacity[11]
AZAL Baku AZAL Stadium 3,000
Baku Baku FC Baku's Training Base 2,000
Gabala Gabala Gabala City Stadium 4,000
Inter Baku Shafa Stadium 8,000
Khazar Lankaran Lankaran City Stadium 15,000
Neftchi Baku Bakcell Arena 11,000
Qarabağ Agdam Tofig Bahramov Stadium 31,200
Ravan Baku Bayil Stadium 5,000
Simurq Zaqatala Zaqatala City Stadium 3,500
Sumgayit Sumqayit Mehdi Huseynzade Stadium 16,000

Personnel and kits[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager Team captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
AZAL Azerbaijan Vagif Sadygov Azerbaijan Jahangir Hasanzade Umbro Silk Way
Baku Serbia Milinko Pantić Azerbaijan Elvin Mammadov Kappa
Gabala Russia Yuri Semin Azerbaijan Volodimir Levin Joma Pepsi[12]
Inter Georgia (country) Kakhaber Tskhadadze Azerbaijan Vagif Javadov Umbro IBA
Khazar Turkey Mustafa Denizli Azerbaijan Rahid Amirguliyev Puma Palmali[13]
Neftçi Azerbaijan Boyukagha Hajiyev Azerbaijan Rashad Sadiqov Adidas SOCAR
Qarabağ Azerbaijan Gurban Gurbanov Azerbaijan Rashad Sadygov Adidas Azersun[14]
Ravan Turkey Güvenç Kurtar Azerbaijan Ramazan Abbasov Legea Nissan[15]
Simurq Georgia (country) Giorgi Chikhradze Azerbaijan Ruslan Poladov Joma
Sumgayit Azerbaijan Agil Mammadov Azerbaijan Samir Abbasov Umbro Azerkimya[16]

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Baku Serbia Božidar Bandović Sacked 20 May 2013[17] Pre-season Serbia Milinko Pantić 14 June 2013
Gabala Spain Luis Aragón (caretaker) End of tenure as caretaker 20 May 2013[18] Russia Yuri Semin 21 May 2013[18]
Sumgayit Germany Bernhard Raab Resigned 11 June 2013[19] Azerbaijan Agil Mammadov 12 June 2013[19]
Neftchi Azerbaijan Boyukagha Hajiyev 25 July 2013[20] Azerbaijan Tarlan Ahmadov 26 July 2013[21]
Ravan Azerbaijan Ramil Aliyev 12 August 2012[22] 10th Azerbaijan Vladislav Kadyrov 12 August 2013[22]
Azerbaijan Vladislav Kadyrov Sacked 5 October 2013[23] 9th Azerbaijan Shahin Diniyev 7 October 2013
Neftchi Azerbaijan Tarlan Ahmadov 23 October 2013 2nd Azerbaijan Nazim Suleymanov 25 October 2013[24]
Khazar Wales John Toshack Resigned 22 November 2013[25] 8th Italy Giovanni Melkiorre (caretaker) 22 November 2013[25]
Italy Giovanni Melkiorre (caretaker) End of tenure as caretaker 3 December 2013 Turkey Mustafa Denizli 3 December 2013
Ravan Azerbaijan Shahin Diniyev Resigned 3 January 2014 9th Turkey Güvenç Kurtar 3 January 2014
Neftchi Azerbaijan Nazim Suleymanov 8 January 2014 3rd Azerbaijan Boyukagha Hajiyev 11 January 2014
AZAL Azerbaijan Vagif Sadygov Sacked 16 March 2014 8th Azerbaijan Tarlan Ahmadov 17 March 2014[26]
Khazar Turkey Mustafa Denizli Mutual Termination[27] 16 May 2014 6th TBD TBD

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Qarabağ (C) 36 21 9 6 65 21 +44 72 2014–15 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Inter Baku 36 20 7 9 60 37 +23 67 2014–15 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 Gabala 36 18 7 11 48 36 +12 61
4 Neftchi Baku 36 17 9 10 47 43 +4 60 2014–15 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
5 Baku 36 16 9 11 53 43 +10 57
6 Khazar Lankaran 36 12 13 11 44 49 −5 49
7 Simurq 36 11 13 12 35 28 +7 46
8 AZAL 36 6 13 17 29 49 −20 31
9 Sumgayit 36 5 10 21 27 61 −34 25
10 Ravan Baku (R) 36 4 10 22 22 66 −44 22 Relegation to 2014-15 Azerbaijan First Division

Updated to games played on 17 May 2014.
Source: Azerbaijan Professional Football league
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(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]

Games 1-18[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AZL BAK INT KHA SIM NEF QAR GAB RAV SUM
AZAL 1–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–0
Baku 2–2 0–1 3–0 3–2 3–0 2–1 1–2 5–0 1–0
Inter Baku 1–2 2–2 0–0 1–2 3–1 1–2 0–1 3–2 2–0
Khazar Lankaran 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–3 0–0 1–0 4–3
Simurq 3–0 0–3 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 3–1
Neftchi Baku 4–1 2–1 3–1 4–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–0
Qarabağ 0–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 3–1 4–3 0–0 5–1
Gabala 1–0 2–0 3–2 2–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 3–0 2–0
Ravan Baku 0–0 0–0 1–5 1–1 0–3 0–2 1–1 0–1 1–1
Sumgayit 0–0 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–3 2–1 0–1

Updated to games played on 20 December 2013.
Source: Soccerway: Azerbaijan Premier League Table
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Games 19-36[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AZL BAK INT KHA SIM NEF QAR GAB RAV SUM
AZAL 1–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 0–0 0–2 1–2 0–0 2–2
Baku 1–0 0–4 2–2 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 5–1 0–0
Inter Baku 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 2–1 0–3 0–0 3–0 2–0
Khazar Lankaran 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 2–1 1–0 4–0 4–1
Simurq 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 4–0
Neftchi Baku 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 3–0 1–4 1–2 2–1 1–3
Qarabağ 2–1 4–0 4–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 5–1 3–0
Gabala 0–0 3–1 1–4 2–3 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 3–1
Ravan Baku 1–0 2–3 1–2 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–1
Sumgayit 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–3 1–1

Updated to games played on 17 May 2014.
Source: Soccerway: Azerbaijan Premier League Table
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of 12 May 2014
Rank Player Club Goals[33][34]
1 Brazil Reynaldo Qarabağ 22
2 Azerbaijan Vagif Javadov Inter 14
4 Serbia Dragan Ćeran Simurq 13
3 Switzerland Danijel Subotić Gabala 12
5 Cameroon Mbilla Etame Khazar 11
6 Georgia (country) Bachana Tskhadadze Inter 10
7 Netherlands Leroy George Qarabağ 9
8 Azerbaijan Rauf Aliyev Baku 8
Brazil Chumbinho Qarabağ
Azerbaijan Afran Ismayilov Baku
Netherlands Will John AZAL
12 Brazil Leonardo Gabala 7
Uzbekistan Bahodir Nasimov Neftchi
Croatia Stjepan Poljak Simurq
Brazil Nildo Khazar
Netherlands Lorenzo Ebecilio Gabala

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Georgia (country) Bachana Tskhadadze Inter Ravan 5–1 25 August 2013[35]
Brazil Reynaldo Qarabağ Neftchi 4–1 28 February 2014[36]
Brazil Reynaldo Qarabağ Inter 4–1 7 May 2014

Clean sheets[edit]

Discipline[edit]

Player[edit]

  • Most yellow cards: 16[37]
    • Aleksandr Shemonayev (AZAL)

Club[edit]

Awards[edit]

Monthly awards[edit]

Month
Player Club
August Azerbaijan Javid Huseynov Baku
September Azerbaijan Afran Ismayilov Baku
October Brazil Reynaldo Qarabağ
November Azerbaijan Vagif Javadov Inter Baku
December Switzerland Danijel Subotić Gabala
February Brazil Reynaldo Qarabağ
March Brazil Reynaldo Qarabağ
April Brazil Richard Almeida Qarabağ
May Brazil Reynaldo Qarabağ

Last updated: 11 November 2013
Source: Azerbaijan Premier League

PFL Team of the Year[edit]

The PFL team of the year was:[38]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  19. ^ a b Определился новый главный тренер Сумгайыта. Azerisport.com (in Russian). Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
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  29. ^ "AZAL 2 - 1 Ravan Baku". Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  30. ^ "Neftchi 2-1 Gabala". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  31. ^ a b "Baku 5 - 0 Ravan Baku". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  32. ^ "Gabala 3-2 Inter Baku". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
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  36. ^ Карабах обыгрывает Нефтчи. Azerisport.com (in Russian). Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
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