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Qarabağ FK
Qarabağ FK
Full name Qarabağ Futbol Klubu
Nickname(s) Atlılar (The Horsemen)
Founded 23 July 1951; 64 years ago (1951-07-23)
(as Məhsul)
Ground Tofiq Bahramov Stadium,
Baku, Azerbaijan
Ground Capacity 31,200
President Abdulbari Gozal
Manager Gurban Gurbanov
League Azerbaijan Premier League
2014–15 1st
Website Club home page
Current season

Qarabağ Futbol Klubu, commonly known as Qarabağ, is an Azerbaijani football club from Agdam, but based in Baku since 1993 due to the Nagorno-Karabakh war, playing in the Azerbaijan Premier League.

Formed in 1951, Qarabağ were founding members of the Azerbaijan Premier League in 1992. A season later they won their first league championship, becoming the first non-Baku based club to win the Azerbaijan Premier League title. Qarabağ is one of the two teams in Azerbaijan, along with Neftchi Baku which has participated in all Azerbaijan Premier League championships so far.

Qarabağ plays its matches at the Tofiq Bahramov Stadium in Baku, which also serves as the venue for Azerbaijan national football team matches.

In 2014, the club won the Premier League, their first league title for 21 years.[1] Qarabağ have won the Premier league and Azerbaijan Cup three times.[2] In same year, Qarabağ became the second Azerbaijani team to advance to the group stage of a European competition, beating Twente in the play-off round of the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League.

History[edit]

Early years (1951–1991)[edit]

The club was founded in 1951 as Qarabağ after the Aghdam city stadium was built; there then began serious a effort towards to create a professional football team. Consequently, FK Qarabağ, then playing under the name of Mehsul took part in the 1966 Azerbaijani championship.[3] In that year the club took 4th place in the local championship.

Qarabağ participated in the local championship for four consecutive years during which second place was their best result (achieved in 1968). However, after 1968 owing to careless and lack of financial support the team withdrew from the championships for almost ten years.[3] In 1977, the team was reborn under name Shafaq. In 1982 Shafaq was the only representative of Aghdam in football. Between the periods of 1982–87 the squad used the name "Cooperative society". In 1988, Qarabağ won the champions title in Azerbaijan SSR local championship under its current name.[3]

Effects of war and financial struggles (1991–2008)[edit]

In 1993, during the Nagorno-Karabakh war, the city of Aghdam came under Armenian control, and the team had to move from Imarat Stadium to Baku, while the head coach of the team Allahverdi Bagirov died in the war.[4][5][6] Financial problems plagued the club during the period from 1998 to 2001 and club went through hard times although it became the first Azerbaijani team to win away from home in a European competition by defeating the Israeli side Maccabi Haifa 2–1 in the 1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup thanks to a double strike from club legend Mushfig Huseynov. Qarabağ has also represented Azerbaijan in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA cup many times.

These problems were alleviated in 2001, when one of the largest holding companies of Azerbaijan, Azersun Holding, starting sponsoring the team. The squad used the name of Qarabag-Azersun for two seasons, but then returned its original name in 2004.[7]

Gurban Gurbanov era (2008–present)[edit]

Gurban Gurbanov the most successful Azerbaijani manager in European competitions.

In 2008, former Azerbaijani football star Gurban Gurbanov was appointed as head coach after the unexpected departure of Rasim Kara to Khazar Lankaran one week before the start of the 2008–09 season. Led by Gurban Gurbanov, Qarabağ have ignored a common strategy in Azerbaijani football: eschewing foreign signings in favour of nurturing local talent.[8] Gurbanov brought with him a style of play to tiki-taka, characterised by short passes, long periods of build-up and players interchanging positions.[9]

Under Gurbanov, Qarabağ has become one of the most successful Azerbaijani football clubs in Europe (with three consecutive wins) and one which reached the UEFA Europa League play off-round by beating Rosenborg in UEFA Europa League, and also eliminated Honka of Finland.[10][11] The achievements in European competitions marked Gurban Gurbanov as among the most successful Azerbaijani managers ever.[12]

In 2010, the club set an Azerbaijani record for the most significant win in a European competition by beating Metalurg Skopje 4–1 in Baku and knocking out Wisła Kraków to reach the play-offs for the second year in succession.[13][14][15] In 2011, club duplicated the same record by beating Banga Gargždai 4–0 in Gargždai.[16] 2011–12 season ended in disappointing style for Qarabağ as they finished in fourth place, leaving the club without European competition.[17] In 2013, Qarabağ reached UEFA Europa League play off-round for third time in their history.[18][19]

In May 2014, Qarabağ earned its second league title after 21 years.[20] A month later, by beating Red Bull Salzburg, the club became first Azerbaijani side to win in the third round of UEFA Champions League.[21][22] In August 2014, the club reached Europa League play off round for the fourth time in last five seasons.[23] In 2014, Qarabağ qualified for the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League group stage, being the second Azerbaijani team to advance to this stage in a European competition.[24] On 23 October 2014, after defeating 1-0[25] Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, the team became the first Azerbaijani club to win a Europa League's group stage game.[26][27]

Crest and colours[edit]

The crest on the club emblem is the symbol of the Karabakh. It is produced by English designers and based on the Karabakh horse.[28] The horse stems from the club's nickname The Horsemen; although it was included on club programmes and scarves earlier, the crest was not displayed on the shirt until 2004.[29] After Gurban Gurbanov's appointment, Qarabağ's attractive style of play led fans to call the team Qafqazın Barselonası (Barcelona of The Caucasus), which plays upon FC Barcelona's success in Europe.[9][30] The club is sometimes called Qaçqın Klub (The Refugee Club) after its conservative position on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and refugee problem in Azerbaijan.[9][31]

Shirt sponsors and kit manufacturers[edit]

Qarabağ's traditional kit alludes to the club's location in Nagorno-Karabakh with the black and white representing light and darkness respectively. The club's kits are manufactured by Adidas and sponsored by Azersun, a food producing company from Baku.

Stadium[edit]

Qarabağ plays home matches at Tofiq Bahramov Stadium in Baku, which has a capacity of 31,200 fans. The stadium is also used for the Azerbaijan national football team's matches.

The club have previously used Guzanli Olympic Stadium, which is situated in Quzanlı, the most populous municipality in the Agdam Rayon of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan. The Imarat Stadium which was club's original home stadium was destroyed as a result of artillery attacks from Armenian military forces during the Nagorno-Karabakh War.[32][33][34]

In 2012, the construction of a new football stadium was announced. The Karabakh Stadium stadium expected to be completed in 2015.[35]

The record attendance for Qarabağ occurred July 30, 2014, in a 2014–15 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round match attended by 32,000 fans against FC Red Bull Salzburg which ended with a 2-1 win for the Qarabağ.[36]

Supporters[edit]

Although a large part of Qarabağ's support is drawn from the local Aghdam population, they remain immensely well supported in the rest of Azerbaijan. This is mainly due to their being the only team to represent war-torn Nagorno-Karabakh region in the league.[37] The club is a sole remnant of the past and a living symbol of hope and pride for over half a million Azerbaijani internally displaced people. In recent years, thanks to achievements on the pitch, the club has been able to inspire and initiate special youth projects enforcing stability and development in the IDP-settlements near the border of Nagorno-Karabakh.[38][39]

The club have few supporting groups such as Imarat and UltraAslan.[40][41] These groups often receive free tickets to Qarabağ's games, which helps Karabakh to have more support from fans.

Domestic league and cup history[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Top Scorer (League goals) Head Coach
1992 APL 4 36 24 7 5 76 26 55 FR - Azerbaijan Mahir Aliyev (9)
Azerbaijan Mehman Alishanov (9)
Azerbaijan Agaselim Mirjavadov
1993 1 18 9 7 2 23 11 25 W - Azerbaijan Mushfig Huseynov (6) Azerbaijan Agaselim Mirjavadov
1993–94 2 30 21 7 2 52 12 49 SF - Azerbaijan Mushfig Huseynov (17) Azerbaijan Agaselim Mirjavadov
1994–95 4 24 13 6 5 42 31 32 FR - Azerbaijan Mushfig Huseynov (14) Azerbaijan Agaselim Mirjavadov
1995–96 5 20 4 9 7 25 26 21 RU - Azerbaijan Mushfig Huseynov (9)
Azerbaijan Tarlan Ahmadov (9)
Azerbaijan Agaselim Mirjavadov
1996–97 2 30 23 2 5 61 25 71 SF CWC Qual. Azerbaijan Nazim Aliyev (17) Azerbaijan Elbrus Abbasov
1997–98 4 26 14 7 5 43 22 49 RU UC Qual. Azerbaijan Mushfig Huseynov (10)
Azerbaijan Yalchin Baghirov (10)
Azerbaijan Elbrus Abbasov
1998–99 4 36 20 6 10 50 29 66 FR CWC Qual. Azerbaijan Yalchin Baghirov (16) Azerbaijan Boyukagha Aghayev
1999–2000 8 22 5 10 7 21 25 25 RU IC R2 Azerbaijan Yalchin Baghirov (7) Azerbaijan Boyukagha Aghayev
Azerbaijan Shahin Shahuseyni
2000–01 9 20 5 4 11 19 34 19 FR - Azerbaijan Kanan Karimov (3) Azerbaijan Shahin Diniyev
2001–02 3 32 16 3 13 50 44 51 FR - Russia Dmitriy Kudinov (13) Azerbaijan Shahin Diniyev
2003–04 3 26 19 3 4 63 17 60 SF - Azerbaijan Samir Musayev (20) Azerbaijan Shahin Diniyev
2004–05 6 34 22 5 7 61 31 71 FR UC Qual. Azerbaijan Vadim Vasilyev (12) Azerbaijan Igor Ponomaryov
2005–06 5 26 12 4 10 32 32 40 W - Azerbaijan Samir Musayev (10) Azerbaijan Elkhan Abdullayev
Azerbaijan Boyukagha Aghayev
2006–07 8 24 6 9 9 20 27 27 FR UC Qual. Azerbaijan Vagif Javadov (4)
Azerbaijan Kanan Karimov (4)
Turkey Rasim Kara
2007–08 5 26 11 8 7 25 16 41 QF - Azerbaijan Vagif Javadov (6) Turkey Rasim Kara
2008–09 5 26 14 7 5 35 22 49 W - Republic of Macedonia Artim Šakiri (7)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nidal Ferhatovic (7)
Azerbaijan Gurban Gurbanov
2009–10 3 42 17 18 7 37 30 69 QF EL PO Azerbaijan Rauf Aliyev (5)
Azerbaijan Ismayilov (5)
Azerbaijan Gurban Gurbanov
2010–11 3 32 17 7 8 41 22 58 FR EL PO Georgia (country) Georgi Adamia (18) Azerbaijan Gurban Gurbanov
2011–12 4 32 15 8 9 37 28 53 SF EL Qual. Georgia (country) Georgi Adamia (7) Azerbaijan Gurban Gurbanov
2012–13 2 32 16 11 5 43 26 59 SF - Brazil Richard Almeida (13) Azerbaijan Gurban Gurbanov
2013–14 1 36 21 9 6 65 21 72 QF CL
EL
Qual.
GS
Brazil Reynaldo (22) Azerbaijan Gurban Gurbanov
2014–15 1 32 20 8 4 51 28 68 W CL Brazil Reynaldo (10)
Netherlands Leroy George (10)
Azerbaijan Gurban Gurbanov

European record[edit]

Qarabağ against Eintracht Frankfurt, at Tofiq Bahramov Stadium (UEFA Europa League 2013–14 - Play-off round)
As of 29 July 2015
Competition Matches W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 7 4 1 2 8 4
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 42 16 13 13 43 48
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 4 0 1 3 1 12
UEFA Intertoto Cup 4 1 0 3 2 11
Total 57 21 15 21 54 75

Matches[edit]

Players[edit]

For a list of all former and current Qarabağ FK players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:FK Qarabağ 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 24 July 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 Farhad Valiyev
2 Azerbaijan DF Gara Garayev
4 Azerbaijan DF Eltun Yagublu
5 Azerbaijan DF Maksim Medvedev
6 Azerbaijan MF Vugar Mustafayev
7 Azerbaijan MF Namiq Yusifov (1st vice-captain)
9 Brazil FW Reynaldo
10 Spain MF Dani Quintana
11 Azerbaijan MF Elvin Mammadov
12 Azerbaijan GK Agaseyid Gasimov
13 Bosnia and Herzegovina GK Ibrahim Šehić
14 Azerbaijan DF Rashad Sadygov (captain)
18 Azerbaijan MF Ilgar Gurbanov
19 Azerbaijan DF Azer Salahli
20 Brazil MF Richard Almeida
No. Position Player
22 Azerbaijan MF Afran Ismayilov
23 Azerbaijan MF Tural Rzayev
25 Albania DF Ansi Agolli
29 Netherlands FW Rydell Poepon
32 Azerbaijan DF Elvin Yunuszade
33 Azerbaijan MF Eltun Turabov
55 Azerbaijan DF Badavi Guseynov
67 Morocco MF Alharbi El Jadeyaoui
70 Brazil MF Chumbinho
77 Azerbaijan MF Javid Taghiyev
91 Azerbaijan MF Joshgun Diniyev
94 Turkey GK Halit Çıtırkı
97 Azerbaijan MF Mahir Madatov
99 Azerbaijan MF Namig Alasgarov

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
-- Azerbaijan DF Tarlan Guliyev (at Azerbaijan Kapaz)
-- Azerbaijan DF Shahriyar Aliyev (at Azerbaijan Kapaz)

Individual records[edit]

Lists of the players with the most caps and top goalscorers for the club, as of 21 November 2014 (players in bold signifies current Qarabağ player). Mushfig Huseynov is the club's all-time most capped player and top scorer with 125 goals in 320 games.[43]

Reynaldo is one of the most goalscoring players for the club.
Top Ten Highest Goalscorers
Player Period Appearances Goals
1 Soviet Union Azerbaijan Mushfig Huseynov 1989–99; 2003–04; 2005–07 320 125
2 Brazil Reynaldo 2012–present 93 46
3 Azerbaijan Samir Musayev 2002–06 85 44
4 Georgia (country) Georgi Adamia 2010–12 72 29
5 Azerbaijan Tarlan Ahmadov 1993–97; 2004 102 28
6 Azerbaijan Vugar Nadirov 2001–05; 2009–present 193 27
7 Azerbaijan Vagif Javadov 2007–10; 2012–13 110 25
8 Azerbaijan Nazim Aliyev 1996–97 44 23
9 Azerbaijan Rauf Aliyev 2006–13 131 23
10 Brazil Richard Almeida 2012–present 69 20
Maksim Medvedev is one of the most capped players for the club.
Top Ten Players With Most Appearances
Player Period Caps Goals
1 Soviet Union Azerbaijan Mushfig Huseynov 1989–99; 2003–04; 2005–07 320 125
2 Azerbaijan Vugar Nadirov 2001–05; 2009–present 193 27
3 Azerbaijan Maksim Medvedev 2006–present 180 5
4 Azerbaijan Namiq Yusifov 2006–07; 2008–present 174 1
5 Albania Admir Teli 2009–present 170 6
6 Azerbaijan Aslan Kerimov 1993–97; 2003–11 168 12
7 Azerbaijan Rashad Sadygov 2009–10; 2011–present 147 8
8 Albania Ansi Agolli 2010–present 140 3
9 Azerbaijan Rauf Aliyev 2006–13 131 23
10 Azerbaijan Vagif Javadov 2007–10; 2012–13 110 25

Club officials[edit]

The Board of Directors[edit]

Position Name
Vice-President Turkey Tahir Gozal
Managing Director Turkey Emrah Çelikel
Financial Director Turkey Murat Karaman
Facilities Director Azerbaijan Asif Asgarov
Press and Operations Officer Azerbaijan Nurlan Ibrahimov

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager Azerbaijan Gurban Gurbanov
Assistant manager Azerbaijan Zaur Tagizade
Assistant manager Spain Ruben Selles
Goalkeeper coach Azerbaijan Elkhan Hasanov
Doctor Azerbaijan Sadraddin Mammadov

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
Allahverdi Bagirov  Soviet Union 19?? 198? N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A [44]
Agaselim Mirjavadov  Azerbaijan 1992 1996 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Azerbaijan Premier League
Azerbaijan Cup
Azerbaijan Supercup
[45]
Elbrus Abbasov  Azerbaijan 1996 1998 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Boyukagha Aghayev  Azerbaijan 1998 1999 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Elbrus Abbasov  Azerbaijan 1999 2000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Shahin Shahuseyni  Azerbaijan 2000 2000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Shahin Diniyev  Azerbaijan 2001 2004 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Igor Ponomaryov  Azerbaijan 2004 2005 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Elkhan Abdullayev  Azerbaijan 2005 2006 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Azerbaijan Cup
Boyukagha Aghayev  Azerbaijan 2006 2006 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Rasim Kara  Turkey Dec 2006 Jun 2008 38 14 12 12 35 32 36.84 [46]
Gurban Gurbanov  Azerbaijan Jul 2008 Present 261 131 78 52 342 197 50.19 Azerbaijan Premier League (2), Azerbaijan Cup (2) [47]
  • 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]

As of 22 May 2015, Qarabağ has won three Azerbaijan Premier League titles, the Azerbaijan Cup once and one Azerbaijan Supercup trophy. The club is the first non-Baku based club to have won the Azerbaijan Premier League title.[48] Qarabağ is one of the two teams in Azerbaijan, along with Neftchi Baku which has participated in all Azerbaijan Premier League championships so far.[48]

Winners (3): 1993, 2013–14, 2014–15
Winners (4): 1993, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2014–15
Winners (1): 1994

In popular culture[edit]

Qarabağ featured on football simulation game Pro Evolution Soccer 2015.[49]

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