Araz Naxçivan

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Araz Naxçıvan
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Full name Araz Minifutbol Klubu
Nickname(s) -
Founded 2004
Ground Palace of Hand Games, Baku, Azerbaijan
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Azerbaijan Ramin Akhdundov
Manager Azerbaijan Shahin Mamedov
League Premier League

Araz Naxçıvan is a futsal club based in Nakhchivan City, Azerbaijan.[1] The club is very dominant in Azeri futsal, winning Premier League ten times in a row.[2]

Araz is one of the strongest teams in Europe, having reached UEFA Futsal Cup semi finals two times in last five seasons.

History[edit]

Araz Naxçivan founded in 2004 to replace a defunct football club in Azerbaijan Premier League and have dominated futsal in Azerbaijan ever since.[3]

The team made their UEFA Futsal Cup debut in 2005, picking up four points from three first qualifying round games but the following season they reached the Elite round.[3]

Araz reached semi-finals in the UEFA Futsal Cup in 2010 but lost out to Interviú FS.[4][5] However, clinched third place after winning in penalties against Luparense.[6][7] The club's players and coach Alesio, constituted the major part of the Azerbaijan squad that made their UEFA European Futsal Championship debut in 2010, reaching the semi-finals in Hungary.[3]

In 2014, the club repeated their success by gaining third place in UEFA Futsal Cup.[8]

Honours[edit]

National[edit]

Source:[9]

  • 11 Premier League : 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
  • 5 Futsal Cup : 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

International[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Updated 23 April 2010. 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 Laercio Buranello
2 Brazil DF Rodrigo Taverna
4 Azerbaijan DF Serjão
5 Azerbaijan DF Felipe
7 Azerbaijan FW Rajab Farajzadeh
8 Azerbaijan MF Rizvan Farzaliyev
9 Azerbaijan FW Thiago
10 Azerbaijan FW Jadder
11 Azerbaijan FW Namig Mammadkarimov
No. Position Player
12 Azerbaijan DF Biro Jade
14 Azerbaijan DF Vitaliy Borisov
16 Azerbaijan FW Elnur Gambarov
29 Azerbaijan GK Marat Salyanski
Azerbaijan GK Rovshan Huseynli
Azerbaijan FW Fineo De Araujo
Azerbaijan FW Amadeu
Brazil FW Doda
Italy FW Adriano Foglia

Notable players[edit]

UEFA Club Competitions record[edit]

UEFA Futsal Cup[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Opponent Result Venue
2005/06 UEFA Futsal Cup First Round Belgium Morlanwelz 4–4 Mostar
Bosnia and Herzegovina Karaka Mostar 2–4 Mostar
Netherlands De Hommel 3–0 Mostar
2006/07 UEFA Futsal Cup Main Round Croatia MNK Split 5–3 Split
Greece Athina 5–1 Split
Sweden Skövde 10–4 Split
Elite Round Poland Clearex Chorzów 3–3 Chorzów
Belgium Action 21 4–6 Chorzów
Serbia Marbo 1–3 Chorzów
2007/08 UEFA Futsal Cup Main Round Italy Luparense 0–3 Baku
Moldova Camelot Chisinau 4–1 Baku
Slovakia Slov-Matic 3–4 Baku
2008/09 UEFA Futsal Cup Main Round Sweden Skövde 11–2 Baku
Bulgaria Nadin Sofia 6–1 Baku
Slovakia Slov-Matic 4–2 Baku
Elite Round Croatia Nacional Zagreb 4–3 Zagreb
Russia Dinamo Moskva 2–4 Zagreb
Romania Odorheiu Secuiesc 6–4 Zagreb
2009/10 UEFA Futsal Cup Main Round Cyprus Omonia 4–1 Pula
Serbia Kolubara 4–0 Pula
Croatia Potpićan 4–4 Pula
Elite Round Latvia Nikars 7–1 Baku
Greece Athina 7–0 Baku
Kazakhstan Kairat 4–3 Baku
Final Four Spain Inter Movistar 2–5 Lisbon
Italy Luparense 2–2 Lisbon
2010/11 UEFA Futsal Cup Main Round Republic of Ireland Sporting Fingal 7–4 Târgu Mureş
Latvia Nikars 7–2 Târgu Mureş
Romania City'US 3–1 Târgu Mureş
Elite Round Cyprus Ararat 2–1 Yekaterinburg
Italy Montesilvano 2–2 Yekaterinburg
Russia Viz-Sinara 2–3 Yekaterinburg
2011/12 UEFA Futsal Cup Elite Round Netherlands Eindhoven 5–3 Barcelona
Czech Republic EP Chrudim 3–4 Barcelona
Spain Barcelona 2–2 Barcelona
2012/13 UEFA Futsal Cup Main Round Republic of Ireland EID Futsal 0–5 Győr
Netherlands Club Futsal Eindhoven 4–3 Győr
Hungary Győri ETO Futsal Club 5–5 Győr
Elite Round Slovenia FC Litija 3–5 Laško
Spain FC Barcelona Futsal 1–7 Laško
Croatia MNK Split 5–1 Laško
2013/14 UEFA Futsal Cup Main Round Greece Athina '90 5–1 Târgu Mureș
Belgium Châtelineau Futsal 3–1 Târgu Mureș
Romania City'US Târgu Mureş 3–3 Târgu Mureș
Elite Round Netherlands CF Eindhoven 6–3 Almada
Hungary Győri ETO FC 5–0 Almada
Portugal Sporting Clube 6–3 Almada
Final Four Spain FC Barcelona 4–4 Baku
Kazakhstan Kairat Almaty 6–4 Baku
2014/15 UEFA Futsal Cup Elite Round Slovakia Slov-Matic Bratislava 3–4 Pardubice
Russia MFK Dina Moskva 4–5 Pardubice
Czech Republic FK EP Chrudim 0–6 Pardubice

References[edit]

  1. ^ Укрепленный "Араз" (Russian)
  2. ^ Araz aim to outdo Kairat in Baku
  3. ^ a b c "UEFA Futsal Cup Finals:Araz Naxçivan". UEFA. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Interviú break Araz resistance". UEFA. 23 April 2010. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "El Benfica doblega a la Luparense y accede a 'su' final" (in Spanish). Diario Marca. 23 April 2010. Archived from the original on 25 April 2010. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 
  6. ^ Araz clinch third place on penalties
  7. ^ UEFA Futsal Cup: Araz bate Luparense nos penalties e conquista terceiro lugar Archived 27 April 2010 at the Wayback Machine. (Portuguese)
  8. ^ Hart, Patrick. "Araz fightback floors Kairat and secures bronze". uefa.com. UEFA. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Azerbaijan". Futsal Planet. Retrieved 8 September 2009. 

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