Araz-Naxçıvan PFK

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This article is about the Nakhchivan-based football club. For the futsal club, see Araz Naxçivan.
Araz-Naxçıvan PFK
Araz's logo
Full name Araz-Naxçıvan Peşəkar Futbol Klubu
Founded 1967; 47 years ago (1967)
(Reformed in 2013)
Dissolved November 3, 2014; 54 days ago (2014-11-03)
Ground Nakhchivan City Stadium
Ground Capacity 12,800
League Azerbaijan First Division
2013–14 1st

Araz-Naxçıvan PFK (Azerbaijani: Araz-Naxçıvan Peşəkar Futbol Klubu) was an Azerbaijani football club based in Nakchivan.

The club played in the Azerbaijan Premier League again in 2014–15 after being promoted at the end of the 2013–14 season.

History[edit]

The club was created in 1967 and as of 1968, it participated in Soviet First League.[1] The club stopped its activity after collapse of Soviet Union.[2] In 2001, the team was formed again and took part in the Azerbaijan Premier League.[3] However year later, due to financial difficulties the team again ceased to exist.[4]

The club was re-established in 23 May 2013 and immediately joined Azerbaijan First Division.[5] In its first season, Araz sent Simurq crashing out of the Azerbaijan Cup. In May 2014, the club earned promotion to Azerbaijan Premier League after winning the division in same season. In September 2014, Araz became linked to a match fixing scandal, the result of which saw the key players leaving the club and Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic government officials intervening.[6][7]

On 3 November 2014, Araz-Naxçıvan announced their withdrawal from the league due constant biased referee decisions,[8][9] with the officially announcing their withdrawal on 17 November 2014.[10]

Stadium[edit]

Araz's home ground was Nakhchivan City Stadium, which has a capacity of 12,000. For the stadium's first game, the announced attendance was 4,000.[11]

League and domestic cup history[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup
2000–01 1st 10 20 3 3 14 14 55 12 1/8 final
2013–14 2nd 1 30 25 4 1 66 11 79 1/4 final
2014–15 1st

Supporters[edit]

Supporters of Araz were drawn from all over the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and beyond Azerbaijan. The club's main two supporting groups were Ultra Araz and Nagshijahan.[12]

Notable managers[edit]

For more details on this topic, see List of Araz-Naxçıvan PFK managers.

Honours[edit]

Winners (1): 2013–14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Əsgər Abdullayev: "Məqsədim "Araz"ı güclülər dəstəsinə çıxarmaqdır"". www.azadliq.org. (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Naxçıvanın "Araz" klubu peşəkar futbola qayıdır…". www.azadliq.org (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  3. ^ ""Araz-Naxçıvan" Ərzurum səfərinə qələbə ilə başlayıb". www.azadliq.mobi (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Mammadov, Jeyhun. ""Araz-Naxçıvan" çempionata 3 xalla başladı". www.serqqapisi.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Аскер Абдуллаев и Юнис Гусейнов могут возглавить Араз. Azerisport.com (in Russian). Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Пример Араз-Нахчывана. Почему первый дивизион пока не готов делегировать в премьер-лигу своих участников?. azerisport.com (in Russian). Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "“Araz-Naxçıvan” çalxalanır: Futbolçular qovuldu, Əsgər Abdullayevə sərt xəbərdarlıq". apasport.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  8. ^ АН официально отказался от участия в чемпионате Азербайджана. www.azerisport.com (in Russian). Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  9. ^ ""Araz Naxçıvan" fəaliyyətini dayandırdı". qol.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  10. ^ Официально: ПФЛ подтвердила снятие Араза. www.azerifootball.com (in Russian). Azerifootball. 17 November 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  11. ^ ""Araz"ın ilk oyununu 4 min azarkeş izlədi". Avrofutbol.com (in Azerbaijani). 
  12. ^ ""Nəqşicahan" "Araz"ı tək buraxmadı". orasport.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 26 January 2014. 

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