Karvan FK

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FK Karvan
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Full name Karvan İdman Klubu
Nickname(s) Qara-Ağlar (Black and Whites)
Founded 2004
Reformed in 21 August 2013
Dissolved 18 September 2014
Ground Yevlakh Stadium
Ground Capacity 5,000
League Azerbaijan First Division
2013-14 8th

Karvan FK (Azerbaijani: Karvan İdman Klubu) was an Azerbaijani football club based in Yevlakh, that participated in Azerbaijan First Division and one of the most successful clubs in modern Azerbaijan football history, becoming first Azerbaijan club to pass first qualification stage in UEFA Cup.[1]

History[edit]

Football in Yevlakh[edit]

The first football club was established in Yevlakh, one of the biggest cities in Azerbaijan, was FC Avtomobilchi, in 1990. The team participated Soviet Second League and Azerbaijan Premier League twice. Experience was not successful, so FC Avtomobilchi failed down 1993-94 Azerbaijan Premier League season, and dissolved. Second football team in Yevlakh was founded 10 years later, in 2004.

Golden years[edit]

Karvan immediately admitted to the Azerbaijan Premier League 2004-05.[2] The club got off to a good start, finishing third in 2004/05 and second in 2005/06 seasons. In addition, they reached 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. Led by Yunis Huseynov, former football player and the team's first head coach, Karvan became one of the most successful football projects in Azerbaijan football history.

Financial difficulties and relegation[edit]

Karvan stopped at the most unexpected moment. A management reduced funding, so the best players left the team immediately after Huseynov's resignation. 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, club's owners announced that club will be dissolved and they will not be participating in Azerbaijan First Division.[3]

On 21 August 2013, it was announced the club will be reformed and it will participate in First Division.[4] Even though, on 18 August 2014, the club again dissolved due financial problems.[5]

Stadium[edit]

Main article: Yevlakh Stadium

Karvan's home ground is Yevlakh Stadium, which has a capacity of 5,000.

League and domestic cup history[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup
2004-05 1st 3 34 23 7 4 66 18 76 1/8 Finals
2005-06 1st 2 26 17 6 3 50 9 57 Runners-Up
2006-07 1st 7 24 10 5 9 36 30 35 Quarter-Finals
2007-08 1st 11 26 6 5 15 23 36 23 1/8 Finals
2008-09 1st 9 26 10 4 12 28 33 34 1/8 Finals
2009-10 1st 12 22 2 5 15 17 36 11 1/8 Finals
2010-11 2nd 8 26 6 8 12 26 40 26 Preliminary Round
2011-12 2nd 3 26 16 7 3 55 22 55 Preliminary Round
2013–14 2nd 8 30 12 6 12 46 56 42 N/A

European cup history[edit]

As of December, 2008.

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Poland Lech Poznan 1-2 0-2 1-4
2006/07 UEFA Cup Q1 Slovakia Spartak Trnava 1-0 1-0 2-0
Q2 Czech Republic Slavia Praha 0-2 0-0 0-2

Managers[edit]

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