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Ravan Baku FK
Ravan Baku crest
Full name Rəvan Futbol Klubu
Founded 2007; 7 years ago (2007)
Ground Bayil Stadium
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Mushfig Safiyev
Manager Güvenç Kurtar
League Azerbaijan Premier League
2012–13 9th
Home colours
Away colours
Current season

Ravan Baku FK (Azerbaijani: Rəvan Futbol Klubu) is an Azerbaijani football club, based in Baku, that plays in the Azerbaijan Premier League.[1]

History[edit]

The club was founded in 2007. In May 2011, team secured their promotion to Azerbaijan Premier League after clinching second place in Azerbaijan First Division.[2]

In club's debut 2011–12 season, Ravan ended in 8th position in Azerbaijan Premier League, the club's highest ever league finish. Following season, the club repeated its record by finishing 8th once again. In 2013, Ravan's ownership faced heavy criticism from local media, football experts and fans, for hiring and firing managers quite so often.[3][4]

Stadium[edit]

Bayil Stadium is a typical football stadium in Bayil district of Baku, Azerbaijan. The stadium was one of the venues during 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

League and domestic cup history[edit]

As of 16 July 2012[5][6]
Season League Azerbaijan Cup Top goalscorer
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
2009-10 2nd 6 22 11 4 7 32 28 37 Preliminary Round
2010-11 2nd 2 26 19 3 4 54 14 60 First Round
2011-12 1st 8 31 10 11 11 39 39 41 First Round Serbia Miloš Zečević
Serbia Nemanja Vidaković
Azerbaijan Tagim Novruzov
5
2012-13 1st 8 32 12 4 16 46 53 40 1/4 Finals Argentina Juan Manuel Varea 14
2013-14 1st In Progress

Players[edit]

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 8 March, 2014

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

No. Position Player
1 Poland GK Łukasz Sapela
4 Slovenia DF Mitja Mörec
5 Azerbaijan DF Agil Nabiyev
6 Azerbaijan MF Jeyhun Javadov
7 Azerbaijan MF Elvin Hasanliyev
8 Brazil DF Júlio César
9 Azerbaijan MF Elnur Abdulov
10 Brazil MF Thiago Miracema
11 Azerbaijan MF Kamil Nurahmadov
12 Azerbaijan GK Fuad Ahmadov
14 Argentina FW Juan Varea
15 Estonia DF Dmitri Kruglov
16 Azerbaijan DF Orkhan Lalayev
No. Position Player
17 Azerbaijan MF Ramazan Abbasov
18 Nigeria FW Oke Akpoveta
19 Azerbaijan MF Huseyn Akhundov
20 Serbia MF Miloš Adamović
21 Azerbaijan DF Novruz Mammadov
22 Azerbaijan MF Tofig Mikayilov
25 Azerbaijan MF Ayaz Mehdiyev
28 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Bojan Marković
30 Azerbaijan MF Jamshid Maharramov
40 Cameroon MF Michel Balokog
41 Slovakia MF Kamil Kopúnek
85 Azerbaijan GK Kamal Bayramov
89 Azerbaijan MF Vusal Garaev

Managers[edit]

As of Match played 16 April 2014
Name Managerial Tenure P W D L Win %
Azerbaijan Vladislav Kadyrov  ? 2010 – 2011 ? ? ? ? 0
Azerbaijan Bahman Hasanov ? 2011 – 20 September 2011 6 0 3 3 0
Azerbaijan Vladislav Kadyrov 20 September 2011 – 6 February 2012 13 5 4 4 38.46
Azerbaijan Bahman Hasanov 6 February 2012 – 8 June 2012 14 5 4 5 35.71
Turkey Cevat Güler 12 July – 25 August 2012 4 0 3 1 0
Azerbaijan Bahman Hasanov (Caretaker) 25 August – 24 September 2012 2 1 0 1 50
Bosnia and Herzegovina Kemal Alispahić 24 September – 21 December 2012 13 5 1 8 38.46
Azerbaijan Ramil Aliyev 21 December 2012 – 12 August 2013 16 8 0 8 50
Azerbaijan Vladislav Kadyrov 12 August 2013 – 5 October 2013 7 1 3 3 14.29
Azerbaijan Shahin Diniyev 7 October 2013 – 3 January 2014 11 1 3 7 9.09
Turkey Güvenç Kurtar 3 January 2014 – present 15 2 4 9 13.33

Records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FK Rəvan Bakı". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "“Rəvan” da Premyer-Liqaya yüksəldi!". Retrieved 22 May 2011. 
  3. ^ ""Nurgün Motors"un prezidentinin "oyunu"". virtualaz.org (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Эльхан АБДУЛЛАЕВ: В Азербайджане берут тех, у кого тренерские категории В и С, а ПРО сидят без дела". azerisport.com (in Russian). Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Ionescu, Romeo (2000-10-12). "Azerbaijan - List of Final Tables". Rec. Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  6. ^ Manaschev, Erlan, et al. (2008-06-06). "Azerbaijan - List of Champions". Rec. Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2008-06-18. 

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