Turan IK

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Turan IK
Full name Turan İdman Klubu
Nickname(s) Boz Qurd (Gray Wolf)
Founded 23 February 1992; 22 years ago (1992-02-23) as Turan
Ground Tovuz City Stadium, Tovuz, Azerbaijan
Ground Capacity 10,000
President Rashid Maharramov
Manager Badri Kvaratskhelia
League Azerbaijan First Division
2013–14 7th
Website Club home page

Turan IK (Azerbaijani: Turan İdman Klubu) is an Azerbaijani football club based in Tovuz. The club plays in the Azerbaijan Premier League, the top division in Azerbaijani football and won the league title once, in 1994-1995. The club's home stadium is Tovuz City Stadium.

History[edit]

Founded by Vidadi Ahmadov on 23 February 1992, the club was the first Azerbaijani professional football club under the name of Turan Tovuz.[1][2] However since 1997, club found themselves slipping further and further down the table, which influenced by financial difficulties.[3][4]

In 2011–12 season, ended with Turan in 11th position in Azerbaijan Premier League, the club's lowest ever league finish. In 2012–13 season, Turan for the first time in their history relegated to the Azerbaijan First Division, after twenty years in top flight.[5][6]

In 2013, club's owners decided to change club's name to Turan-T.[7] The club restored their name few months later.[8]

Stadium[edit]

Main article: Tovuz City Stadium

Turan's home ground is Tovuz City Stadium, which has a capacity of 6,800.

Youth academy[edit]

Over the years, Turan has been a feeder team for the Azerbaijani national team, providing talented players like Elvin Mammadov, Nadir Nabiev, and Javid Huseynov.[5]

Honours[edit]

Winners (1): 1993–94

League and domestic cup history[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup
1992 1st 3 36 26 4 6 62 24 56 Quarter-Finals
1993 1st 3 18 12 6 0 34 4 30 Semi-Finals
1993–94 1st 1 30 23 4 3 74 18 50 1/8 Finals
1994–95 1st 2 24 19 2 3 48 14 40 1/8 Finals
1995–96 1st 4 20 9 3 8 26 30 30 Quarter-Finals
1996–97 1st 4 30 19 7 4 48 13 64 Semi-Finals
1997–98 1st 9 26 9 4 13 26 45 31 Quarter-Finals
1998–99 1st 7 32 18 9 5 59 27 63 Semi-Finals
1999-00 1st 10 22 5 5 12 17 36 20 1/8 Finals
2000–01 1st 5 20 9 3 8 42 28 30 Semi-Finals
2001–02 1st 9 30 14 7 9 40 35 49 Quarter-Finals
2003–04 1st 13 26 4 4 18 15 59 16 1/8 Finals
2004–05 1st 4 34 22 7 5 64 21 73 1/8 Finals
2005–06 1st 6 26 11 5 10 27 21 38 Quarter-Finals
2006–07 1st 10 24 5 5 14 24 38 20 Quarter-Finals
2007–08 1st 12 26 4 6 16 21 49 18 1/8 Finals
2008–09 1st 11 26 5 5 16 19 45 20 1/8 Finals
2009–10 1st 9 32 8 9 15 38 43 33 1/8 Finals
2010–11 1st 10 32 7 6 19 24 47 27 Quarter-Finals
2011–12 1st 11 32 6 7 19 26 42 25 First Round
2012–13 1st 11 32 8 6 18 34 59 30 Second round
2013–14 2nd 7 30 13 5 12 52 46 44 Did not enter
2014–15 2nd Did not enter

European cup history[edit]

As of December 2008.

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1994/95 UEFA Cup 1 Turkey Fenerbahce 0-2 0-5 0-7

Players[edit]

For a list of all former and current Turan Tovuz PFC players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:PFK Turan players.

Azerbaijani teams are limited to nine players without Azerbaijani citizenship. The squad list includes only the principal nationality of each player; several non-European players on the squad have dual citizenship with an EU country.

Current squad[edit]

As of 17 August 2013

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

No. Position Player
2 Azerbaijan DF Huseyn Isgandarov
5 Azerbaijan DF Vasif Rzayev (on loan from Baku)
7 Azerbaijan MF Azer Mammadov
15 Azerbaijan FW Rashad Piriyev
16 Azerbaijan MF Elmikhan Mammadov
17 Azerbaijan DF Farmayil Aliyev
18 Azerbaijan MF Seymur Taghiyev
19 Azerbaijan MF Asef Gadiri (captain)
No. Position Player
21 Azerbaijan DF Elshad Manafov (on loan from Baku)
24 Azerbaijan FW Ulvi Guliyev (on loan from Baku)
-- Azerbaijan GK Mehman Hajiyev
-- Azerbaijan GK Mikayil Yusifov

Managers[edit]

As of 3 June 2013.

References[edit]

External links[edit]