Ravan Baku FK

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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 Vacant
League Azerbaijan Premier League
2013–14 10th (relegated)
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] Ravan were officially relegated on 17 May 2014 after suffering a 3-2 defeat at home to Baku.[5]

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 17 May 2014[6][7]
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 10 36 4 10 21 22 66 22 Semifinals Serbia Miloš Adamović 5

Players[edit]

For a list of all former and current Ravan Baku PFC players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Ravan Baku FC 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 18 June 2014

Note: Flags indicate national team as 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
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
No. Position Player
19 Azerbaijan MF Huseyn Akhundov
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 17 May 2014
Name Managerial Tenure P W D L Win %
Azerbaijan Vladislav Kadyrov  ? 2010 – 2011 ? ? ? ? 0
Azerbaijan Bahman Hasanov ? 2011 – Sep 2011 6 0 3 3 0
Azerbaijan Vladislav Kadyrov Sep 2011 – Feb 2012 13 5 4 4 38.46
Azerbaijan Bahman Hasanov Feb 2012 – Jun 2012 14 5 4 5 35.71
Turkey Cevat Güler Jul 2012 – Aug 2012 4 0 3 1 0
Azerbaijan Bahman Hasanov (Caretaker) Aug 2012  – Sep 2012 2 1 0 1 50
Bosnia and Herzegovina Kemal Alispahić Sept 2012  – Dec 2012 13 5 1 8 38.46
Azerbaijan Ramil Aliyev Dec 2012 – Aug 2013 16 8 0 8 50
Azerbaijan Vladislav Kadyrov Aug 2013 – Oct 2013 7 1 3 3 14.29
Azerbaijan Shahin Diniyev Oct 2013 – Jan 2014 11 1 3 7 9.09
Turkey Güvenç Kurtar Jan 2014 – May 2014 22 3 6 13 13.64

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. ^ "Президент АФФА: Ряван вылетает и будет играть в первом дивизионе". www.azerifootball.com (in Russian). Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Ionescu, Romeo (2000-10-12). "Azerbaijan - List of Final Tables". Rec. Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  7. ^ Manaschev, Erlan, et al. (2008-06-06). "Azerbaijan - List of Champions". Rec. Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2008-06-18. 

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