2012–13 AZAL PFC season

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AZAL
2012-13 season
Chairman Zaur Akhundov
Manager Vagif Sadygov
Stadium AZAL Arena
Premier League 7th
Azerbaijan Cup Second Round vs Simurq
Top goalscorer League: Nildo (21)
All: Nildo (21)
Highest home attendance 2,500 vs Ravan Baku
11 August 2012
Lowest home attendance 200 vs Sumgayit
25 November 2012
200 vs Turan Tovuz
15 December 2012
200 vs Kəpəz
23 February 2013
200 vs Ravan Baku
19 April 2013
200 vs Sumgayit
8 May 2013
Average home league attendance 785
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The AZAL 2012-13 season was AZAL's eighth Azerbaijan Premier League season and their first season with Vagif Sadygov as manager. They participated in the 2012–13 Azerbaijan Premier League, finishing 7th in the initial 22 game championship. They then went unbeaten, winning nine and drawing one, as the finished top of the Relegation Group with 57 points, 17 points clear of 8th placed Khazar Lankaran. They took part in the 2012–13 Azerbaijan Cup, which they were knocked out of at the second round stage by Simurq.

Squad[edit]

As of 10 April 2013

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 Spain DF Juanfran
3 Azerbaijan DF Nduka Usim (Vice-captain)
4 Brazil DF Aílton
6 Azerbaijan MF Tagim Novruzov
7 Azerbaijan MF Javid Tagiyev
9 Azerbaijan FW Elshan Mammadov
10 Azerbaijan MF Tarlan Khalilov
11 Morocco MF Zouhir Benouahi
12 Azerbaijan GK Jahangir Hasanzade (Captain)
15 Latvia DF Oskars Kļava
16 Brazil FW Nildo
17 Nigeria MF Victor Igbekoi
No. Position Player
19 Azerbaijan MF Orkhan Safiyaroglu
20 Serbia DF Branislav Arsenijević
22 Azerbaijan DF Ruslan Tagizade
23 Azerbaijan DF Tural Narimanov
24 Ukraine DF Ruslan Zubkov
25 Azerbaijan MF Habil Nurəhmədov
27 Azerbaijan GK Ruslan Majidov
28 United States MF Will John
32 Serbia MF Vladimir Bogdanović
37 Lithuania MF Andrius Velička
77 Azerbaijan DF Saşa Yunisoğlu
99 Azerbaijan MF Orkhan Hasanov

Transfers[edit]

Summer[edit]

Winter[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Friendlies[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 7 8 7 32 25  +7 29 5 4 2 23 11  +12 2 4 5 9 14  −5

Last updated: 3 March 2013.
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 H A H A A H A A H A A H A H H A H H
Result D W W W D D L L D W L L D W D D L D L L W W
Position 2 2 2 1 2 2 3 5 4 3 6 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 7
Source: Soccerway

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

Results[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Neftçi Baku 22 14 2 6 47 24 +23 44 Qualification for championship group
2 Inter Baku 22 11 8 3 24 12 +12 41
3 Qarabağ 22 10 9 3 30 19 +11 39
4 Simurq 22 9 9 4 25 15 +10 36
5 Gabala 22 9 5 8 26 27 −1 32
6 Baku 22 6 12 4 24 15 +9 30
7 AZAL 22 7 8 7 32 25 +7 29 Qualification for relegation group
8 Khazar Lankaran 22 7 7 8 32 27 +5 28
9 Turan 22 6 5 11 24 35 −11 23
10 Sumgayit 22 5 7 10 20 39 −19 22
11 Ravan Baku 22 6 4 12 23 36 −13 22
12 Kapaz 22 2 4 16 12 45 −33 10

Updated to games played on 3 March 2013.
Source: Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan
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.

  • Note 1: The match was originally played on 02.12.2012 but suspended in 54th minute at 1-1 due to fog. The remaining minutes were played the next day.[12]

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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 9 1 0 25 8  +17 28 5 0 0 12 3  +9 4 1 0 13 5  +8

Last updated: 20 May 2013.
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 W D W W W W W W W W
Position 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Last updated: 20 May 2013.
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 16 9 7 57 32 +25 57
8 Khazar Lankaran 32 10 10 12 40 37 +3 40 2013–14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 1
9 Ravan Baku 32 12 4 16 46 53 −7 40
10 Sumgayit 32 9 8 15 31 49 −18 35
11 Turan (R) 32 8 6 18 34 59 −25 30 Relegation to 2013-14 Azerbaijan First Division
12 Kapaz (R) 32 5 4 23 22 64 −42 19

Updated to games played on 20 May 2013.
Source: Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Khazar Lankaran qualified for the first qualifiying round of the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League as winner of the 2012–13 Azerbaijan Cup.
(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]

Squad statistics[edit]

As of 21 May 2013

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League Azerbaijan Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Azerbaijan Amil Agajanov 9 0 8+0 0 1+0 0
2 DF Spain Juanfran 30 0 29+0 0 1+0 0
3 DF Azerbaijan Nduka Usim 28 0 25+2 0 1+0 0
4 DF Brazil Junior Ailton 28 0 27+0 0 1+0 0
6 MF Azerbaijan Tagim Novruzov 29 1 27+1 1 1+0 0
7 MF Azerbaijan Javid Tagiyev 26 5 17+8 5 1+0 0
9 FW Azerbaijan Elshan Mammadov 3 0 0+3 0 0+0 0
10 MF Azerbaijan Tarlan Khalilov 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
11 MF Morocco Zouhir Benouahi 26 8 24+1 8 0+1 0
12 GK Azerbaijan Jahangir Hasanzade 19 0 19+0 0 0+0 0
14 MF Azerbaijan Orkhan Safiyaroglu 5 0 2+2 0 0+1 0
15 DF Latvia Oskars Kļava 26 2 20+5 2 1+0 0
16 FW Brazil Nildo 33 21 30+2 21 1+0 0
17 MF Nigeria Victor Igbekoi 30 8 28+1 8 1+0 0
19 MF Azerbaijan Orkhan Safiyaroglu 7 1 5+2 1 0+0 0
20 DF Serbia Branislav Arsenijević 32 2 30+1 2 1+0 0
22 DF Azerbaijan Ruslan Tagizade 26 5 16+10 5 0+0 0
23 DF Azerbaijan Tural Narimanov 11 0 6+5 0 0+0 0
27 GK Azerbaijan Ruslan Majidov 6 0 5+1 0 0+0 0
28 MF United States Will John 6 4 3+3 4 0+0 0
32 MF Serbia Vladimir Bogdanović 14 0 7+7 0 0+0 0
37 MF Lithuania Andrius Velicka 15 0 4+11 0 0+0 0
77 DF Azerbaijan Saşa Yunisoğlu 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
99 MF Azerbaijan Orkhan Hasanov 14 0 7+7 0 0+0 0
Players who appeared for AZAL no longer at the club:
5 DF Azerbaijan Agil Nabiyev 2 0 1+1 0 0+0 0
8 MF Turkmenistan Elman Tagaýew 8 0 8+0 0 0+0 0
26 MF Azerbaijan Etibar Shahmardanov 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0
28 MF Moldova Artur Pătraş 8 0 6+1 0 1+0 0
77 FW Azerbaijan Arif Isayev 5 0 0+4 0 0+1 0

Goal scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name Premier League Azerbaijan Cup Total
1 FW Brazil 16 Nildo 21 0 21
2 MF Morocco 11 Zouhir Benouahi 8 0 8
FW Nigeria 17 Victor Igbekoi 8 0 8
4 MF Azerbaijan 7 Javid Tagiyev 5 0 5
5 MF United States 28 Will John 4 0 4
DF Azerbaijan 22 Ruslan Tagizade 4 0 4
7 DF Serbia 20 Branislav Arsenijević 2 0 2
DF Latvia 15 Oskars Kļava 2 0 2
9 MF Azerbaijan 19 Orkhan Safiyaroglu 1 0 1
MF Azerbaijan 6 Tagim Novruzov 1 0 1
TOTALS 57 0 57

Disciplinary record[edit]

Number Nation Position Name Premier League Azerbaijan Cup Total
YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card
1 Azerbaijan GK Amil Agajanov 3 0 0 0 3 0
2 Spain DF Juanfran 5 0 0 0 5 0
3 Azerbaijan DF Nduka Usim 3 0 0 0 3 0
4 Brazil DF Junior Ailton 4 1 0 0 4 1
6 Azerbaijan MF Tagim Novruzov 11 0 0 0 11 0
7 Azerbaijan MF Javid Tagiyev 5 1 0 0 5 1
11 Morocco MF Zouhir Benouahi 4 0 0 0 4 0
12 Azerbaijan GK Jahangir Hasanzade 1 0 0 0 1 0
15 Latvia DF Oskars Kļava 9 0 1 0 10 0
17 Nigeria FW Victor Igbekoi 6 0 0 0 6 0
20 Serbia DF Branislav Arsenijević 2 0 0 0 2 0
22 Azerbaijan DF Ruslan Tagizade 7 0 0 0 7 0
23 Azerbaijan DF Tural Narimanov 1 0 0 0 1 0
26 Azerbaijan MF Etibar Shahmardanov 1 0 0 0 1 0
28 Moldova MF Artur Pătraş 1 0 0 0 1 0
32 Serbia MF Vladimir Bogdanović 1 0 0 0 1 0
37 Lithuania MF Andrius Velička 1 0 0 0 1 0
99 Azerbaijan MF Orkhan Hasanov 1 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS 66 2 1 0 67 2

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