2011–12 AZAL PFC season

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AZAL
2011-12 season
Chairman Zaur Akhundov
Manager Nazim Suleymanov
until 7 July 2011
Elkhan Abdullayev
12 July - 31 October 2011
Rafig Mirzayev
1 November 2011 – 2 April 2012
Mais Azimov
(caretaker) 2–6 April 2012
Vagif Sadygov
from 6 April 2011
Stadium AZAL Arena
Premier League 7th
Azerbaijan Cup Quarter Finals vs Baku
Europa League 1st Qualifying Round vs Minsk
Top goalscorer League: Tales Schutz
Zouhir Benouahi (10)

All: Zouhir Benouahi (11)
Highest home attendance 2,800 vs Khazar
14 August 2011
Lowest home attendance 100 vs Turan
12 May 2012
Average home league attendance 887
Home colours
Away colours

The AZAL 2011-12 season was AZAL's seventh Azerbaijan Premier League season. AZAL finished the season in 7th place and were knocked out of the 2011–12 Azerbaijan Cup by FK Baku in the Quarter-finals and by FC Minsk of Belarus in the 1st Qualifying Round of the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League.

Nazim Suleymanov resigned as manager of AZAL during preseason,[1] being replaced by Elkhan Abdullayev,[2] who himself resigned in October,[3] being replaced by Rafig Mirzayev. Mirzayev was the manager for 6 months before having his contract terminated by mutal consent in April 2012.[4] Mais Azimov was appointed as a caretaker manager for one game[5][6] before Vagif Sadygov was appointed manager on 6 April 2012.[7] The teams kit was supplied by Umbro and their sponsor was Silk Way.

Squad[edit]

As of 7 February 2012''

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

No. Position Player
1 Azerbaijan GK Amil Agajanov
2 Republic of Macedonia DF Robert Petrov
3 Azerbaijan DF Nduka Usim (2nd vice-captain)
5 Azerbaijan DF Agil Nabiyev (captain)
6 Lithuania DF Mindaugas Daunoravičius
7 Azerbaijan MF Tarlan Khalilov
8 Azerbaijan FW Elshan Mammadov
10 Russia MF Nugzar Kvirtiya
11 Morocco MF Zouhir Benouahi
12 Azerbaijan GK Jahangir Hasanzade (1st vice-captain)
13 Azerbaijan DF Shahriyar Rahimov (on loan from Inter Baku)
No. Position Player
14 Azerbaijan MF Orkhan Safiyaroglu
15 Moldova FW Gheorghe Boghiu
16 Serbia MF Branislav Arsenijević
17 Nigeria MF Viktor Ibekoyi
19 Azerbaijan MF Huseyn Akhundov
20 Serbia MF Mensur Limani
22 Azerbaijan MF Elgun Abbasli
23 Brazil FW Tales Schutz
25 Azerbaijan DF Tural Narimanov (on loan from Neftchi Baku)
88 Albania MF Ervin Bulku

Transfers[edit]

Summer[edit]

Winter[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Azerbaijan Premier League[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
22 8 5 9 35 35  0 29 7 1 3 26 16  +10 1 4 6 9 19  −10

Last updated: 13 August 2011.
Source: Soccerway

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Ground A H A H A H H A A H A H H A H A H A A H A H
Result W L D W L D L D D L L W W D W L W L L W L W
Position 7

Source: Soccerway
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Results[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Neftçi Baku 22 16 1 5 45 17 +28 49 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Inter Baku 22 13 6 3 21 10 +11 45 2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 Khazar Lankaran 22 13 5 4 33 19 +14 44
4 Qarabağ 22 12 5 5 27 14 +13 41
5 Baku 22 10 5 7 27 22 +5 35
6 Gabala 22 10 5 7 27 23 +4 35
7 AZAL 22 8 5 9 35 35 0 29
8 Ravan Baku 22 6 7 9 23 29 −6 25
9 Kapaz 22 6 4 12 26 38 −12 22
10 Simurq 22 5 4 13 18 34 −16 19
11 Sumgayit 22 4 3 15 16 37 −21 15 Qualification for relegation playoffs
12 Turan 22 3 2 17 13 33 −20 11 Relegation to 2012–13 Azerbaijan First Division

Updated to games played on 15 February 2012.
Source: Soccerway: Azerbaijan Premier League Table


Rules for classification:

1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(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.


Azerbaijan Premier League Relegation Group[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
10 4 3 3 9 9  0 15 2 3 0 5 2  +3 2 0 3 4 7  −3

Last updated: 21 December 2011.
Source: Soccerway

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Ground A A H A H H A H A H
Result L L W W D D W D L W
Position 7 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

Source: Soccerway
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Results[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
7 AZAL 32 12 8 12 44 44 0 44
8 Ravan Baku 32 10 11 11 39 39 0 41
9 Simurq 32 8 10 14 27 41 −14 34
10 Kapaz 32 9 5 18 35 55 −20 32
11 Turan 32 6 7 19 26 42 −16 25 Qualification for relegation playoffs
12 Sumgayit 32 6 6 20 27 52 −25 24 Relegation to 2012–13 Azerbaijan First Division

Updated to games played on 18 May 2012.
Source: soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(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.

Azerbaijan Cup[edit]

Europa League[edit]

First Qualifying Round[edit]

Squad Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of 14 May 2012
No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League Azerbaijan Cup Europa League
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Azerbaijan Amil Agajanov 12 0 10+0 0 1+1 0 0+0 0
2 DF Republic of Macedonia Robert Petrov 30 0 24+1 0 3+0 0 2+0 0
3 DF Azerbaijan Nduka Usim 32 0 28+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
5 DF Azerbaijan Agil Nabiyev 23 0 18+0 0 3+0 0 2+0 0
6 DF Lithuania Mindaugas Daunoravičius 14 0 8+5 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
7 MF Azerbaijan Tarlan Khalilov 32 2 15+14 2 1+0 0 2+0 0
8 FW Azerbaijan Elshan Mammadov 25 4 15+6 4 1+1 0 0+2 0
10 MF Russia Nugzar Kvirtiya 33 3 26+2 2 2+1 1 1+1 0
11 MF Morocco Zouhir Benouahi 30 11 23+2 10 3+0 1 2+0 0
12 GK Azerbaijan Jahangir Hasanzade 25 0 21+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
13 DF Azerbaijan Shahriyar Rahimov 11 1 7+2 0 1+1 1 0+0 0
14 MF Azerbaijan Orkhan Safiyaroglu 16 3 5+9 2 1+1 1 0+0 0
15 FW Moldova Gheorghe Boghiu 30 5 14+13 5 3+0 0 0+0 0
16 MF Serbia Branislav Arsenijević 30 2 27+0 2 3+0 0 0+0 0
17 MF Nigeria Viktor Ibekoyi 29 2 24+0 1 2+1 0 2+0 1
18 FW Azerbaijan Elmin Chobanov 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
19 MF Azerbaijan Huseyn Akhundov 23 0 11+10 0 0+1 0 1+0 0
20 MF Serbia Mensur Limani 17 0 9+5 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
22 MF Azerbaijan Elgun Abbasli 3 0 0+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
23 FW Brazil Tales Schutz 23 10 20+2 10 1+0 0 0+0 0
25 DF Azerbaijan Tural Narimanov 10 1 8+2 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
88 MF Albania Ervin Bulku 24 3 20+2 3 2+0 0 0+0 0
Players who appeared for AZAL no longer at the club:
6 DF Latvia Ritus Krjauklis 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
9 MF Azerbaijan Vusal Garayev 9 0 5+2 0 1+0 0 0+1 0
23 MF Nigeria Pius Ikedia 2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+1 0
24 FW Bulgaria Enyo Krastovchev 4 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
25 FW Argentina Cristian Ruiz 7 0 2+5 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Goal scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name Premier League Azerbaijan Cup Europa League Total
1 MF Morocco 11 Zouhir Benouahi 10 1 0 11
2 FW Brazil 23 Tales Schutz 10 0 0 10
3 MF Azerbaijan 8 Elshan Mammadov 4 0 0 4
FW Moldova 15 Gheorghe Boghiu 5 0 0 5
5 MF Russia 10 Nugzar Kvirtiya 2 1 0 3
MF Albania 88 Ervin Bulku 3 0 0 3
DF Azerbaijan 14 Orkhan Safiyaroglu 2 1 0 3
Own Goal 2 0 1 3
9 MF Nigeria 17 Viktor Ibekoyi 1 0 1 2
MF Serbia 16 Branislav Arsenijević 2 0 0 2
MF Azerbaijan 7 Tarlan Khalilov 2 0 0 2
12 DF Azerbaijan 13 Tural Narimanov 1 0 0 1
DF Azerbaijan 13 Shahriyar Rahimov 0 1 0 1
TOTALS 43 4 2 49

Disciplinary Record[edit]

Number Nation Position Name Premier League Azerbaijan Cup Europa League Total
YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card
1 Azerbaijan GK Amil Agajanov 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2 Republic of Macedonia DF Robert Petrov 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
3 Azerbaijan DF Nduka Usim 6 0 0 0 1 1 7 1
5 Azerbaijan DF Agil Nabiyev 7 1 1 0 1 0 9 1
6 Lithuania DF Mindaugas Daunoravičius 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
7 Azerbaijan MF Tarlan Khalilov 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
8 Azerbaijan FW Elshan Mammadov 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
10 Russia MF Nugzar Kvirtiya 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 1
11 Morocco MF Zouhir Benouahi 8 0 0 0 1 0 9 0
12 Azerbaijan GK Jahangir Hasanzade 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
13 Azerbaijan DF Shahriyar Rahimov 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
14 Azerbaijan MF Orkhan Safiyaroglu 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
15 Moldova FW Gheorghe Boghiu 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
16 Serbia MF Branislav Arsenijević 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
17 Nigeria MF Viktor Ibekoyi 6 2 2 0 1 0 9 2
19 Azerbaijan MF Huseyn Akhundov 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
20 Serbia MF Mensur Limani 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
22 Azerbaijan MF Elgun Abbasli 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
23 Brazil FW Tales Schutz 8 1 0 0 0 0 8 1
25 Azerbaijan DF Tural Narimanov 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
25 Argentina FW Cristian Ruiz 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
88 Albania MF Ervin Bulku 8 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
TOTALS 82 5 7 1 4 1 93 7

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