Mil-Muğan FK

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FK Mil-Muğan
FK MKT Araz Imisli.jpg
Full name Mil-Muğan FK
Nickname(s) Pambıqçılar (The Cottongrowers)
Founded 2004; 12 years ago (2004) as MKT-Araz (Reformed in 2013)
Ground Heydar Aliyev – MKT Araz Stadium, Imishli, Azerbaijan
Ground Capacity 8,500
Chairman Mirheydar Safiyev
Manager Khalig Mustafayev
League Azerbaijan First Division
2013–14 9th

Mil-Muğan FK is an Azerbaijani football club based in Imishli, that currently plays in Azerbaijan First Division. The club was founded in 2004 by МКТ Istehsalat-Kommersiya, a cotton manufacturing company.

History[edit]

The club was immediately admitted to the AFFA Supreme League after its formation. They finished 8th in 2004/05 and 9th in 2005/06. In 2006 the club also played in the UEFA Intertoto Cup due to the rejection of several Azerbaijan clubs in this competition. Although it was successful in winning the home game against Moldovan Tiraspol in the first stage (1:0), the club lost in Moldova (1:2) and thus, was out of the tournament.

The 2006/07 became the most successful season in club history. The team took 5th place and entered Azerbaijan Cup final losing 0:1, but securing a place in the 2007–08 UEFA Cup season thanks to the fact that the FK Khazar Lankaran won also the championship. But there was another failure: Groclin Grodzisk won in aggregate 1:0.

On 13 August 2007 UEFA declared the club defunct. However, after AFFA's help, they will participate in Azerbaijan First Division 2009-10[1] In 2011 the club's owners announced again that club will be dissolved and they will not be participating in Azerbaijan First Division.[2] However, after club meeting it was decided that club will participate in 2011–12 Azerbaijan First Division.[3]

In 2012, club's owners announced that club will be dissolved and they will not be participating in Azerbaijan First Division.[4]

In 2013, the club was re-established and changed its name to the Mil-Muğan FK.[5]

Mil-Muğan FK was dissolved on 18 July 2015, after funding was pulled from the club.[6]


Stadium[edit]

Heydar Aliyev Stadium is a modern stadium in Imishli, Azerbaijan and is currently used as club's home ground. It was opened on 23 March 2006 and named after Heydar Aliyev. The stadium holds 8,500 spectators.

European cup history[edit]

  • Q = Qualifying
Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
2005/06 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Moldova FC Tiraspol 1–0 0–2 1–2
2007/08 UEFA Cup Q1 Poland Groclin Grodzisk 0–0 0–1 0–1

League and domestic cup history[edit]

As of 03 December 2015:[7][8]
Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup
2004–05 1st 8 34 16 9 9 35 23 57 Semi-Finals
2005–06 1st 9 26 9 8 9 31 36 35 Quarter-Finals
2006–07 1st 5 24 12 5 7 23 18 41 Runners-Up
2009–10 2nd 5 22 11 5 6 41 29 38 Preliminary Round
2010–11 2nd 4 26 15 3 8 49 34 48 1/8 Finals
2011–12 2nd 7 26 11 3 12 35 43 36 Did not enter
2013–14 2nd 9 30 11 7 12 29 33 40 Second Round
2014–15 2nd 13 30 7 5 18 30 65 26 Did not enter
2015–16 2nd 8 26 8 8 10 28 26 32 Second Round
2016–17 2nd

Current squad[edit]

As of 16 January 2016

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 Taleh Asadov
2 Azerbaijan MF Anar Hajiyev
3 Azerbaijan MF Eyvaz Mardanov
4 Azerbaijan MF Zohrab Mammadov
5 Iran DF Jaber Sadegzade
6 Azerbaijan DF Nijat Farajli
7 Azerbaijan DF Bayram Aliyev
8 Azerbaijan MF Ruhid Usubov (captain)
9 Azerbaijan FW Elkhan Mammadov
10 Iran FW Sajjad Kerman
11 Azerbaijan MF Samir Babayev
13 Azerbaijan MF Orkhan Maharramov
No. Position Player
14 Azerbaijan FW Elnur Mammadov
15 Azerbaijan MF Uzeyir Sefizade
16 Azerbaijan FW Kamran Huseynov
17 Azerbaijan FW Joshgun Suleymanov
18 Nigeria MF Laki Hero Bendele
19 Azerbaijan MF Khagani Huseynzade
20 Azerbaijan MF Elshan Ilyasov
21 Azerbaijan DF Ibrahim Aliyev
22 Georgia (country) MF Gela Feradze
24 Azerbaijan MF Ramin Rzayev
99 Azerbaijan GK Charkaz Hasanov

Managers[edit]

  • Azerbaijan Elshad Ahmadov (2004–2005)
  • Azerbaijan Nadir Gasimov (2005)
  • Ukraine Igor Nakonechnyi (2005–2007)
  • Azerbaijan Khalig Mustafayev (2009–2012)
  • Azerbaijan Matlab Mammadov (2013–2014)
  • Azerbaijan Khalig Mustafayev (2014–present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Football-Plus:Birincilərə sözardı...(Azerbaijani)
  2. ^ "Ещё один азербайджанский клуб распался". Azerifootball.com. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  3. ^ МКТ Араз возвращается (in Russian). Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Карван, МКТ-Араз и Мугань прекратили свое существование. Azerisport.com (in Russian). Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  5. ^ ""MKT-Araz" başqa ad altında çıxış edəcək=". sportarena.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "В Азербайджане развалились еще два футбольных клуба". http://www.azerifootball.com/ (in Russian). Azerifootball. 18 July 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  7. ^ Ionescu, Romeo (2000-10-12). "Azerbaijan – List of Final Tables". Rec. Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  8. ^ Manaschev, Erlan; et al. (2008-06-06). "Azerbaijan – List of Champions". Rec. Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2008-06-18. 

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