|Full name||Karvan İdman Klubu|
|Nickname(s)||Qara-Ağlar (Black and Whites)|
Reformed on 21 August 2013
|Dissolved||18 September 2014|
|League||Azerbaijan First Division|
Karvan FK (Azerbaijani: Karvan İdman Klubu) was an Azerbaijani football club based in Yevlakh, that participated in the Azerbaijan First Division. It was the first Azerbaijan club to pass the first qualification stage in the UEFA Cup.
Football in Yevlakh
The first football club established in Yevlakh, one of the biggest cities in Azerbaijan, was FC Avtomobilchi, in 1990. The team participated in the Soviet Second League and the Azerbaijan Premier League twice. FC Avtomobilchi relegated from the 1993–94 Azerbaijan Premier League season, and dissolved. The second football team in Yevlakh was founded 10 years later, in 2004.
Karvan immediately admitted to the Azerbaijan Premier League 2004-05. The club got off to a good start, finishing third in 2004/05 and second in 2005/06 seasons. In addition, they reached the national cup final in 2005/06, but lost to FK Karabakh, 1:2. Karvan played in the Intertoto Cup in 2005. In the 2006/07 season the club participated in the UEFA Cup and passed to the second qualifying round.
Financial difficulties and relegation
Karvan stopped at the most unexpected moment. As management reduced funding, the best players left the team immediately after coach Yunis Hüseynov's resignation. In the 2007/08 season Karvan finished 11th, and club executives were forced to ask Huseynov to return. But no miracle happened, and in 2009/10 season the team relegated to the Azerbaijan First Division. In 2012, the club's owners announced that the club will be dissolved and they will not be participating in the Azerbaijan First Division.
Karvan's home ground is Yevlakh Stadium, which has a capacity of 5,000.
League and domestic cup history
European cup history
As of December, 2008.
|2005||UEFA Intertoto Cup||1R||Lech Poznan||1–2||0–2||1–4|
|2006–07||UEFA Cup||Q1||Spartak Trnava||1–0||1–0||2–0|
- Yunis Huseynov (2004–05)
- Fuat Yaman (2005)
- Yunis Huseynov (2005–07)
- Tabriz Hasanov (2007–08)
- Yunis Huseynov (2008–10)
- Vidadi Rzayev (2010–11)
- Zakir Mahmudov (2011–12)
- Kanan Karimov (2013 – present)
- Азербайджанский клуб "Карван" завоевал путевку во второй классификационный этап кубка УЕФА (Russian) Archived July 16, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- History from club's Official Site
- Карван, МКТ-Араз и Мугань прекратили свое существование. Azerisport.com (in Russian). Retrieved 24 August 2012.
- "I divizionda neçə klub çıxış edəcək?". fanat.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 20 August 2013.
- ""Karvan" da belə getdi: "Komandanın dağılmaması üçün PFL-ə də müraciət etmişdim"". forvard.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 18 August 2014.