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Inter Baku PIK
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Full name İnter Bakı Peşəkar İdman Klubu
Nickname(s) Bankirlər (The Bankers)
Founded 2004; 11 years ago (2004)
Ground Inter Arena
Ground Capacity 8,152
Owner Jahangir Hajiyev
President Georgi Nikolov
Manager Zaur Svanadze
League Azerbaijan Premier League
2014–15 2nd
Website Club home page
Current season

Inter Baku PIK (Azerbaijani: İnter Bakı Peşəkar İdman Klubu) is an Azerbaijani football club based in Baku, that currently plays in Azerbaijan Premier League.

The club have won the league title twice but have never won the Azerbaijan Cup, despite reaching four finals.[1]

History[edit]

Early years (1997–2004)[edit]

The club has been functioning since 1997, but initially it had a different name. The club originally shared named with Khazar University, the first private university in Azerbaijan which founded the club. The club debuted in the amateur league in 1997. In 1999, Khazar University began to play in the Azerbaijan Premier League and club ended its debut in 11th place.[2] In subsequent years, Inter finished in 7th place (2000/01 season) and 3rd place (2003–04 season).

In 2003–04 season the team performed well and ended the season in fourth place. This result earned the club the right to play in the UEFA Intertoto Cup for the first time. In the first round of the 2004 Intertoto Cup, Khazar University defeated Bregenz of Austria 3:0 in the first leg on a forfeit and 2:1 in the second leg.[3] In the second round of the tournament, Khazar University played Tampere United of Finland. The club lost the first game 0:3, but won the return leg held in Baku, 1:0. Khazar University lost the tie on aggregate and was out of its first Intertoto cup.[4]

The Double and Tskhadadze years (2004–present)[edit]

In summer of 2004, all rights of the Khazar University club were transferred to newly created Inter Baku Professional Football Club, and the team participated in the 13th championship of the Azerbaijani Premier League under the name of Inter Baku. Later in 2004, certain structural changes were made in the club's management, and Inter Baku was renamed the Inter Professional Club, finishing the 2004–2005 season in seventh place. Inter's progression up the standings continued in the 14th iteration of the Azerbaijan Premier League when Inter finished in fourth place.

The club repeated its performance with fourth again in 2006–07 before winning the league championship in 2007–08. Following its victory in the domestic league, Inter qualified for its first-ever appearance in the UEFA Champions League in 2008 and advanced to the second qualifying round by defeating Rabotnički of the Republic of Macedonia on away goals.[5]

2009 saw Inter Baku retain the Azerbaijan Premier League title, securing it second time in club's history. The club's Champions League campaign was less successful – barely losing to Lech Poznań away in penalties.[6] In 2011, Inter Baku also managed to win the CIS Cup after defeating Shakhtsyor Salihorsk in the final.[7][8]

In 2012, the club recorded Azerbaijani record for the biggest win in a European competition by beating Narva Trans 5–0 in Estonia.[9] The club had started the 2013–14 season with a three-game losing streak, setting a record for worst start to a season in its history.[10] However, the team managed to clinch second spot in the league.[11]

Stadium[edit]

Main article: Inter Arena
Inter Arena
Stadium
Full name Inter Arena
Location Baku, Azerbaijan
Owner Inter Baku
Capacity 8,125
Surface Artificial
Construction
Built 2001
Tenants
Inter Baku

The club play their home matches at the Inter Arena, an all-seater football stadium situated in Baku. Since 2008, the stadium has been under development, surrounded by practice fields, administration buildings and newly built four-star Inter Hotel.

League and domestic cup history[edit]

Season League Azerbaijan Cup Top goalscorer
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
1999-00 1st 11 22 5 3 14 19 41 18 1/8 Finals Azerbaijan S.Alakbarov 7
2000–01 1st 7 20 9 2 9 26 38 29 1/8 Finals Azerbaijan R.Nasibov 8
2003–04 1st 4 26 15 6 5 43 16 51 1/8 Finals Georgia (country) A.Soxadze 6
2004–05 1st 7 34 19 9 6 44 24 66 Runner-Up Azerbaijan E.Mammadov 10
2005–06 1st 4 26 14 8 4 35 14 50 Quarter-Finals Nigeria Idahor 6
2006–07 1st 4 24 13 6 5 36 12 45 Semi-Finals Azerbaijan S.Aliyev 6
2007–08 1st 1 26 18 4 4 55 18 58 Runner-Up Azerbaijan K.Mammadov 19
2008–09 1st 2 26 18 7 1 54 16 61 Runner-Up Uruguay Guglielmone 17
2009–10 1st 1 32 22 12 8 58 37 78 Semi-Finals Lithuania Poškus 12
2010–11 1st 5 32 13 10 9 29 24 49 Runner-Up Lithuania Poškus 5
2011–12 1st 3 32 16 8 8 29 21 56 Semi-Finals Georgia (country) Tskhadadze 7
2012–13 1st 3 32 16 9 7 38 22 57 Quarter finals Georgia (country) Tskhadadze 8
2013–14 1st 2 36 20 7 9 60 37 67 Quarter finals Azerbaijan V.Javadov 16
2014–15 1st 2 32 17 12 3 55 20 63 Semi finals Spain Álvaro 9

UEFA club competition results[edit]

UEFA Champions League 2008–2009 Qualifying match in Skopje, Macedonia; FK Rabotnicki (Macedonia) – Inter Baku (Azerbaijan) 1–1

As of 31 July 2015

Competition Matches W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 6 1 3 2 3 5
UEFA Europa League 18 7 6 4 25 17
UEFA Intertoto Cup 4 3 0 1 6 4
Total 28 11 9 7 34 26
Season Cup's name Round Country Club Result
2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Austria SC Bregenz 2–1, 3–0
2R Finland Tampere United 1–0, 0–3
2008–09 UEFA Champions League 1Q Republic of Macedonia Rabotnički 0–0, 1–1
2Q Serbia Partizan 1–1, 0–2
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 1Q Slovakia Spartak Trnava 1–2, 1–3
2010–11 UEFA Champions League 2Q Poland Lech Poznań 0–1, 1–0 (8–9p)
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 1Q Estonia Narva Trans 2–0, 5–0
2Q Greece Asteras Tripoli 1–1, 1–1 (2–4p)
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1Q Finland Mariehamn 1–1, 2–0
2Q Norway Tromsø 1–0, 0–2
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q Moldova Tiraspol 3–1, 3–2
2Q Sweden Elfsborg 1–0, 0–1 (3–4p)
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q Albania Laçi 0–0, 1–1
2Q Iceland FH 2–2 (a.e.t.), 2–1
3Q Spain Athletic Bilbao 0–2, 0–0

Players[edit]

For a list of all former and current Inter Baku PFC players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:FC Inter Baku players.

Azerbaijani teams are limited to nine players without Azerbaijani citizenship. The squad list includes only the principal nationality of each player; several non-European players on the squad have dual citizenship with an EU country.

Current squad[edit]

As of 08 August 2015

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 Salahat Aghayev (captain)
3 Spain DF Juanfran
4 Georgia (country) DF Lasha Kasradze
5 Brazil DF Denis Silva
7 Georgia (country) MF Nika Kvekveskiri
8 Azerbaijan MF Nizami Hajiyev
10 Azerbaijan MF Elnur Abdullayev
11 Azerbaijan FW Rauf Aliyev
14 Georgia (country) DF Zurab Khizanishvili
15 Croatia MF Stjepan Poljak
17 Azerbaijan MF Mirsahib Abbasov
18 Azerbaijan MF Mansur Nahavandi
No. Position Player
19 Azerbaijan MF Mirhuseyn Seyidov
20 Ukraine FW Yuriy Fomenko
22 Azerbaijan DF Ilkin Qirtimov
23 Brazil FW Dhiego Martins
24 Azerbaijan MF Fuad Bayramov
30 Azerbaijan DF Abbas Huseynov
44 Spain DF Iván Benítez
45 Azerbaijan FW Ilkin Sadigov
79 Georgia (country) GK Giorgi Lomaia
88 Azerbaijan MF Abdulla Abatsiyev
96 Azerbaijan GK Elshan Poladov
-- Azerbaijan DF Ruslan Amirjanov

For recent transfers, see List of Azerbaijan football transfers summer 2015.

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
23 Serbia DF Vojislav Stanković (at Gabala)

Reserve team squad[edit]

As of 12 August 2015. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Azerbaijan DF Sertan Tashkin
31 Azerbaijan DF Vugar Hasanov
33 Azerbaijan MF Agshin Guluzade
39 Azerbaijan MF Elnur Suleymanov
42 Azerbaijan MF Murad Ismayilzade
50 Azerbaijan MF Jamal Jamalov
55 Azerbaijan MF Nariman Huseynov
60 Azerbaijan MF Kamran Aghakarimov
61 Azerbaijan DF Ruzigar Ibrahimzade
69 Azerbaijan MF Farhad Budagov
72 Azerbaijan GK Ismayil Muradov
No. Position Player
77 Azerbaijan FW Ramil Mansurov
78 Azerbaijan MF Fahmin Huseynli
80 Azerbaijan DF Asif Valiyev
87 Azerbaijan MF Farid Ismayilzade
89 Azerbaijan DF Garakhan Aliyev
90 Azerbaijan MF Abulfaz Huseynli
95 Azerbaijan DF Azer Yusifov
97 Azerbaijan DF Farid Abbasli
98 Azerbaijan GK Miremil Hasanov
99 Azerbaijan FW Bilal Gambarov

Individual records[edit]

Lists of the players with the most caps and top goalscorers for the club, as of 14 November 2014 (players in bold signifies current Inter player). Ģirts Karlsons is the club's all-time top scorer with 36 goals in 73 games.[12]

Khagani Mammadov is one of the most goal scoring players.
Top Ten Highest Goalscorers
Player Period Appearances Goals
1 Latvia Ģirts Karlsons 2009–12 73 36
2 Uruguay Walter Guglielmone 2007–09 45 28
3 Georgia (country) Bachana Tskhadadze 2010–present 97 28
4 Azerbaijan Khagani Mammadov 2007–09 35 22
5 Lithuania Robertas Poškus 2009–11 52 17
6 Azerbaijan Emin Imamaliev 2003–05 48 14
7 Belarus Uladzimir Makowski 2004–06 52 11
8 Azerbaijan Volodimir Levin 2004–13 204 11
9 Bulgaria Petar Zlatinov 2008–13 97 10
10 Spain Mikel Álvaro 2013–present 30 9
Volodimir Levin is Inter's most capped player.
Top Ten Players With Most Appearances
Player Period Caps Goals
1 Azerbaijan Ukraine Volodimir Levin 2004–13 204 11
2 Azerbaijan Asif Mammadov 2008–10; 2010–present 118 7
3 Georgia (country) Giorgi Lomaia 2009–present 108 0
4 Azerbaijan Arif Dashdemirov 2010–present 98 5
5 Georgia (country) Bachana Tskhadadze 2010–present 97 28
6 Bulgaria Petar Zlatinov 2008–13 97 10
7 Georgia (country) Ilia Kandelaki 2010–13 75 3
8 Azerbaijan Elmar Bakhshiev 2004–07 74 1
9 Latvia Ģirts Karlsons 2009–12 73 36
10 Czech Republic Bronislav Červenka 2007–12 72 5

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
Ismail Aliyev  Azerbaijan 1997 1998 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Samir Alakbarov  Azerbaijan 1999 2000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Boyukagha Aghayev  Azerbaijan 2001 2004 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A [13]
Anatoly Konjkov  Ukraine 2004 2006 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A [14]
Oleg Smolyaninov  Russia 2006 2006 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A [15]
Valentyn Khodukin  Ukraine 2006 Jun 2009 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Azerbaijan Premier League [15]
Kakhaber Tskhadadze  Georgia Jul 2009 Present 220 111 63 46 301 166 50.45 Azerbaijan Premier League
CIS Cup
[16]
  • 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]

National[edit]

Winners (2): 2007–08, 2009–10

Regional[edit]

Winners (1): 2011

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Arts, Sports & Events". Official Khazar University website. 2006. Retrieved 2008-06-23. 
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  4. ^ "UEFA Intertoto Cup History Season 2004 Second Round". uefa.com. Archived from the original on 2008-05-19. Retrieved 2008-06-20. 
  5. ^ "Ventspils and Sheriff arrest losses". uefa.com. 2008-07-22. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
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  7. ^ "Кубок Содружества у "Интера"!". Championat.ru. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
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  9. ^ "Интер" победил, "Пюник" проиграл. UEFA (in Russian). uefa.com. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
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  11. ^ Чемпионы тоже плачут. Azerisport.com (in Russian). Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
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  13. ^ Беюкага АГАЕВ:"Мы находимся в ожидании чего-то нового". extratime.az (in Russian). Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Бывший тренер футбольного клуба «Интер» Анатолий Коньков будет прооперирован Читать полностью: http://news.day.az/sport/46821.html". Day.az (in Russian). Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
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  16. ^ "Sxadadze 250-ə yaxınlaşdı". rekord.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 2 November 2014. 

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