1998–99 Azerbaijan Top League

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Azerbaijan Top League
Season 1998-99
Champions Kapaz
Relegated Bakili Baku
Neftqaz Bakı
Shahdag
Champions League Kapaz
UEFA Cup Shamkir
Neftchi Baku
Intertoto Cup Qarabağ
Matches played 230
Goals scored 630 (2.74 per match)
Top goalscorer Alay Bəhramov (24)
Biggest home win Neftchi Baku 11-0 Şahdağ
Biggest away win Şahdağ 0-6 Kəpəz
Highest scoring Neftchi Baku 11-0 Şahdağ
Viləş FK 6-6 Turan Tovuz

The 1998-99 Azerbaijan Top League was the eighth season of the Azerbaijan Top League, since their independence from the USSR in August 1991, and was contested by 14 clubs. The Season took place between 15 August 1998 and May 1999 and was won by Kapaz with Neftqaz Bakı and Shahdag being relegated to the Azerbaijan First Division as well as Bakili Baku due to financial problems.

Teams[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Venue Capacity
Bakılı Baku Shafa Stadium (IV field) 8,152
Bakı Fahlasi Ismat Gayibov Stadium 5,000
Dinamo Baku Tofik Bakhramov Stadium 29,858
Kapaz Ganja City Stadium 26,120
Qarabağ Guzanli Olympic Stadium1 15,000
Khazar Sumgayit
MOIK Baku Shafa Stadium (IV field) 8,152
Neftchi Baku Tofik Bakhramov Stadium 29,858
Neftqaz Bakı Ismat Gayibov Stadium 5,000
Shafa Baku Shafa Stadium (IV field) 8,152
Shahdag Shovkat Ordukhanov Stadium 4,000
Shamkir
Turan Tovuz Tovuz City Stadium 10,000
Viləş Masallı Anatoliy Banishevskiy Stadium 8,000

1Qarabağ played their home matches at Surakhani Stadium in Baku before moving to their current stadium on 3 May 2009.[1]

First round[edit]

League Table[edit]

Pos  Team P W D L F A Pts
1 Kapaz 26 18 4 4 77 17 58 Qualification to Championship Group
2 Qarabağ 26 17 3 6 45 21 54
3 Dinamo Baku 26 16 4 6 46 20 52
4 Neftchi Baku 26 15 7 4 57 18 52
5 Shamkir 26 16 2 8 42 24 50
6 Bakı Fahlasi 26 15 5 6 46 25 50
7 Turan Tovuz 26 14 7 5 42 21 49 Qualification to 7-10 Group
8 Viləş Masallı 26 14 4 8 39 25 46
9 Bakili Baku 26 7 7 12 18 33 28
10 MOIK Baku 26 6 8 12 20 29 26
11 Khazar Sumgayit 26 5 1 20 20 70 16 Qualification to Relegation Group
12 Shafa Baku 26 3 5 18 24 54 14
13 Shahdag 26 2 4 20 20 86 10
14 Neftqaz Bakı 26 2 3 21 15 68 9

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away BFA BKL DIN KAP KHS MOI NEF NEB QAR SHB ABB SHA TUR MAS
Bakı Fahlasi 1–0 3–0 0–2 2–0 2–1 0–0 7–1 4–2 1–0 3–0 1–0 5–1 1–1
Bakili 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–0 2–1 3–0 0–2 0–0 1–0
Dinamo Baku 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 5–1 2–0 2–0 5–0 4–1 0–0 3–0
Kəpəz 4–1 3–0 2–0 5–0 3–0 2–0 7–0 3–0 6–0 11–1 1–0 1–1 2–0
Khazar Sumgayit 0–3 3–2 0–3 0–4 0–0 0–4 3–1 0–3 1–3 8–3 3–2 1–2 0–3
MOIK Baku 2–0 0–0 0–3 0–0 2–0 0–4 1–2 0–2 0–0 4–0 1–4 1–2 0–3
Neftchi Baku 2–2 0–0 1–0 1–3 6–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 5–0 11–0 2–0 1–1 2–1
Neftqaz Bakı 0–4 0–3 0–2 1–3 2–0 1–2 0–2 0–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 1–2 2–3
Qarabağ 2–2 2–0 2–1 2–1 5–0 3–1 1–0 4–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 3–1 3–1
Shafa Baku 1–2 1–2 0–3 2–6 0–1 0–0 1–2 4–0 1–4 1–2 0–3 0–2 2–2
Şahdağ 1–2 2–2 0–1 0–6 4–0 0–3 1–4 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–4 1–2 1–3
Şəmkir 3–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 3–2 1–0 3–0 2–2 1–0
Turan 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 6–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 8–0 3–0 1–0
Viləş FK 1–0 2–0 2–3 3–0 1–0 2–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 3–0 1–0

Source: APL: Yüksək dəstə - 1998-99
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second round[edit]

Championship Group[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos  Team P W D L F A Pts
1 Kapaz 10 8 1 1 17 7 25 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round
2 Shamkir 10 5 1 4 10 10 16 1999–2000 UEFA Cup Qualifying round
3 Neftchi Baku 10 4 3 3 11 7 15
4 Qarabağ 10 3 3 4 5 8 12 1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round
5 Bakı Fahlasi 10 2 3 5 5 8 9
6 Dinamo Baku 10 2 1 7 6 14 7

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away BFA DIN KAP NEF QAR SHA
Bakı Fahlasi 0–2 1–2 0–0 2–0 1–0
Dinamo Baku 1–0 0–1 1–3 0–0 0–1
Kəpəz 1–0 3–1 1–0 3–0 3–1
Neftchi Baku 1–1 1–0 3–0 0–0 1–0
Qarabağ 0–0 3–0 0–2 1–0 1–0
Şəmkir 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–2 1–0

Source: APL: Yüksək dəstə - 1998-99
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

7-10 Group[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos  Team P W D L F A Pts
7 Turan Tovuz 6 4 2 0 17 6 14
8 Viləş Masallı 6 2 3 1 16 12 9
9 MOIK Baku 6 2 3 1 8 7 9
10 Bakili Baku 6 0 0 6 0 16 0 Relegation to 1999-2000 Azerbaijan First Division 1

Source: Azerbaijan Professional Football league
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Bakili Baku were relegated due to financial problems
(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]

Home ╲ Away BKL MOI TUR MAS
Bakili 0–1 0–3 0–3
MOIK Baku 3–0 0–3 2–2
Turan 3–0 0–0 2–0
Viləş FK 3–0 2–2 6–6

Source: APL: Yüksək dəstə - 1998-99
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation Group[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos  Team P W D L F A Pts
11 Shafa Baku 4 3 1 0 12 3 10
12 Khazar Sumgayit 4 1 2 1 9 9 5
13 Neftqaz Bakı 4 0 1 3 3 12 1 Relegation to 1999-2000 Azerbaijan First Division
14 Shahdag 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Team withdrew 1

Source: Azerbaijan Professional Football league
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Shahdag withdrew after the first round fixtures and as a result were relegated.
(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]

Home ╲ Away KHS NEB SHB ABB
Khazar Sumgayit 5–0 0–5
Neftqaz Bakı 2–2 1–3
Shafa Baku 2–2 2–0
Şahdağ

Source: APL: Yüksək dəstə - 1998-99
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals[2]
1 Azerbaijan Alay Bəhramov Viləş Masallı 24
2 Azerbaijan Vadim Vasilyev Baku Fahlasi 19
3 Azerbaijan Vidadi Rzayev Kapaz 18
4 Azerbaijan Həsən Abdullayev Kapaz 16
Azerbaijan Yalçın Bağırov Qarabağ 16
6 Ukraine Leonid Kalfa Neftchi Baku 15
Azerbaijan Farrukh Ismayilov Dinamo Baku 15
Azerbaijan Mushfig Huseynov Qarabağ 15
9 Azerbaijan Badri Kvaratskhelia Shamkir 14
10 Azerbaijan Nazim Aliyev Dinamo Baku 13

References[edit]

External links[edit]