Araz-Naxçıvan PFK

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This article is about the Nakhchivan-based football club. For the futsal club, see Araz Naxçivan.
Araz-Naxçıvan PFK
Araz's logo
Full name Araz-Naxçıvan Peşəkar Futbol Klubu
Founded 1967; 48 years ago (1967)
(Reformed in 2013)
Dissolved November 3, 2014; 9 months ago (2014-11-03)
Ground Nakhchivan City Stadium
Ground Capacity 12,800
League Azerbaijan First Division
2013–14 1st

Araz-Naxçıvan PFK (Azerbaijani: Araz-Naxçıvan Peşəkar Futbol Klubu) was an Azerbaijani football club based in Nakchivan.

The club played in the Azerbaijan Premier League again in 2014–15 after being promoted at the end of the 2013–14 season.

History[edit]

The club was created in 1967 and as of 1968, it participated in Soviet First League.[1] The club stopped its activity after collapse of Soviet Union.[2] In 2001, the team was formed again and took part in the Azerbaijan Premier League.[3] However year later, due to financial difficulties the team again ceased to exist.[4]

The club was re-established in 23 May 2013 and immediately joined Azerbaijan First Division.[5] In its first season, Araz sent Simurq crashing out of the Azerbaijan Cup. In May 2014, the club earned promotion to Azerbaijan Premier League after winning the division in same season. In September 2014, Araz became linked to a match fixing scandal, the result of which saw the key players leaving the club and Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic government officials intervening.[6][7]

On 3 November 2014, Araz-Naxçıvan announced their withdrawal from the league due constant biased referee decisions,[8][9] with the officially announcing their withdrawal on 17 November 2014.[10]

Stadium[edit]

Araz's home ground was Nakhchivan City Stadium, which has a capacity of 12,000. For the stadium's first game, the announced attendance was 4,000.[11]

League and domestic cup history[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup
2000–01 1st 10 20 3 3 14 14 55 12 1/8 final
2013–14 2nd 1 30 25 4 1 66 11 79 1/4 final
2014–15 1st

Supporters[edit]

Supporters of Araz were drawn from all over the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and beyond Azerbaijan. The club's main two supporting groups were Ultra Araz and Nagshijahan.[12]

Notable managers[edit]

Information correct as of match played 2 November 2014. Only competitive matches are counted.

Name Nat. From To P W D L GS GA %W Honours Notes
Tofig Akhundov  Soviet Union 1967 ???? N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A [1]
Vagif Sadygov  Soviet Union 1977 1979 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ahmad Alaskarov  Soviet Union 1979 1979 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ali Rahmanov  Azerbaijan 199? 2000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A [13]
Boyukagha Hajiyev  Azerbaijan 1999 2000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A [14]
Asgar Abdullayev  Azerbaijan Jun 2013 Nov 2014 30 25 4 1 66 11 83.33 [15]
  • Notes:

P – Total of played matches W – Won matches D – Drawn matches L – Lost matches GS – Goal scored GA – Goals against
%W – Percentage of matches won

Nationality is indicated by the corresponding FIFA country code(s).

Honours[edit]

Winners (1): 2013–14

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Əsgər Abdullayev: "Məqsədim "Araz"ı güclülər dəstəsinə çıxarmaqdır"". www.azadliq.org. (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Naxçıvanın "Araz" klubu peşəkar futbola qayıdır…". www.azadliq.org (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  3. ^ ""Araz-Naxçıvan" Ərzurum səfərinə qələbə ilə başlayıb". www.azadliq.mobi (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Mammadov, Jeyhun. ""Araz-Naxçıvan" çempionata 3 xalla başladı". www.serqqapisi.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Аскер Абдуллаев и Юнис Гусейнов могут возглавить Араз. Azerisport.com (in Russian). Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Пример Араз-Нахчывана. Почему первый дивизион пока не готов делегировать в премьер-лигу своих участников?. azerisport.com (in Russian). Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "“Araz-Naxçıvan” çalxalanır: Futbolçular qovuldu, Əsgər Abdullayevə sərt xəbərdarlıq". apasport.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  8. ^ АН официально отказался от участия в чемпионате Азербайджана. www.azerisport.com (in Russian). Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  9. ^ ""Araz Naxçıvan" fəaliyyətini dayandırdı". qol.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  10. ^ Официально: ПФЛ подтвердила снятие Араза. www.azerifootball.com (in Russian). Azerifootball. 17 November 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  11. ^ ""Araz"ın ilk oyununu 4 min azarkeş izlədi". Avrofutbol.com (in Azerbaijani). 
  12. ^ ""Nəqşicahan" "Araz"ı tək buraxmadı". orasport.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  13. ^ Aliyev, Jeyhun. Злой, Плохой, Хороший. Azerifootball.com (in Russian). Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  14. ^ "Böyükağa Hacıyevdən maraqlı sitatlar: "Onun cer-cehizini yığışdırıram"". futbol11.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  15. ^ Аскер Абдуллаев согласился возглавить Араз. Azerisport.com (in Russian). Retrieved 15 January 2014. 

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