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Ravan Baku FK
Ravan Baku crest
Full name Rəvan Futbol Klubu
Nickname(s) Aslanlar (The Lions)
Founded 2009; 7 years ago (2009)
Ground Bayil Stadium
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Mushfig Safiyev
Manager Bahman Hasanov
League Azerbaijan First Division
2015–16 9th
Current season

Ravan Baku FK (Azerbaijani: Rəvan Futbol Klubu) is an Azerbaijani football club, based in Baku, that plays in the Azerbaijan First Division.[1]

History[edit]

The club was founded in 2009. In May 2011, team secured their promotion to Azerbaijan Premier League after clinching second place in Azerbaijan First Division.[2]

In club's debut 2011–12 season, Ravan ended in 8th position in Azerbaijan Premier League, the club's highest ever league finish. Following season, the club repeated its record by finishing 8th once again. In 2013, Ravan's ownership faced heavy criticism from local media, football experts and fans, for hiring and firing managers quite so often.[3][4] Ravan were officially relegated on 17 May 2014 after suffering a 3-2 defeat at home to Baku.[5]

Domestic history[edit]

As of 20 May 2016[6][7]
Season League Azerbaijan Cup Top goalscorer
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
2009-10 2nd 6 22 11 4 7 32 28 37 Preliminary Round
2010-11 2nd 2 26 19 3 4 54 14 60 First Round
2011-12 1st 8 31 10 11 11 39 39 41 First Round Serbia Miloš Zečević
Serbia Nemanja Vidaković
Azerbaijan Tagim Novruzov
5
2012-13 1st 8 32 12 4 16 46 53 40 1/4 Finals Argentina Juan Manuel Varea 14
2013-14 1st 10 36 4 10 21 22 66 22 Semifinals Serbia Miloš Adamović 5
2014-15 2nd 3 30 21 4 5 70 22 67 Second Round
2015-16 1st 9 36 5 9 22 27 63 18 Quarterfinal Azerbaijan Ramazan Abbasov 5
2016-17 2nd 1/8 finals

Stadium[edit]

Bayil Stadium is a typical football stadium in Bayil district of Baku, Azerbaijan. The stadium was one of the venues during 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

Players[edit]

For a list of all former and current Ravan Baku PFC players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Ravan Baku FC 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 7 August 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 Farid Aghayev
2 Azerbaijan GK Tural Abbaszade
3 Iran GK Omid Masumi
4 Azerbaijan DF Afsar Mammadov
5 Azerbaijan DF Ulvi Kalashov
6 Azerbaijan DF Suleyman Mustafazade
7 Azerbaijan DF Farid Guliyev
8 Azerbaijan DF Rashad Soltanov
9 Azerbaijan DF Imran Tahmirazli
10 Azerbaijan DF Akbar Ahmadov
11 Azerbaijan DF Elvin Aliyev
12 Azerbaijan DF Eltun Khudadatov
13 Azerbaijan MF Elnur Abdulov
No. Position Player
14 Azerbaijan MF Jamshid Maharramov
15 Azerbaijan MF Aslan Huseynov
16 Azerbaijan MF Samir Abdulov
17 Azerbaijan MF Elmir Namazov
18 Azerbaijan MF Mirgasim Cabbarli
19 Azerbaijan MF Aziz Huseynov
20 Azerbaijan MF Mirkamil Hashimli
21 Azerbaijan MF Zeynalabdin Huseynov
22 Iran MF Saed Fakharishalde
23 Iran MF Changiz Shahriari
24 Azerbaijan FW Ceyhun Abdullayev
25 Iran FW Javid Taleb

For recent transfers, see winter 2016 transfers.

Managers[edit]

As of Match played 24 October 2014
Name Managerial Tenure P W D L Win %
Azerbaijan Vladislav Kadyrov  ? 2010 – 2011 ? ? ? ? 0
Azerbaijan Bahman Hasanov ? 2011 – Sep 2011 6 0 3 3 0
Azerbaijan Vladislav Kadyrov Sep 2011 – Feb 2012 13 5 4 4 38.46
Azerbaijan Bahman Hasanov Feb 2012 – Jun 2012 14 5 4 5 35.71
Turkey Cevat Güler Jul 2012 – Aug 2012 4 0 3 1 0
Azerbaijan Bahman Hasanov (Caretaker) Aug 2012  – Sep 2012 2 1 0 1 50
Bosnia and Herzegovina Kemal Alispahić Sept 2012  – Dec 2012 13 5 1 8 38.46
Azerbaijan Ramil Aliyev Dec 2012 – Aug 2013 16 8 0 8 50
Azerbaijan Vladislav Kadyrov Aug 2013 – Oct 2013 7 1 3 3 14.29
Azerbaijan Shahin Diniyev Oct 2013 – Jan 2014 11 1 3 7 9.09
Turkey Güvenç Kurtar Jan 2014 – May 2014 22 3 6 13 13.64
Azerbaijan Ramil Aliyev Jun 2014 – Jul 2015 31 21 4 6 67.74
Azerbaijan Emin Quliyev Jul 2015 – 17 Oct 2015 8 0 2 6 0
Azerbaijan Bahman Hasanov 17 Oct 2015  – 0 0 0 0 0

Records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FK Rəvan Bakı". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  2. ^ ""Rəvan" da Premyer-Liqaya yüksəldi!". Retrieved 22 May 2011. 
  3. ^ ""Nurgün Motors"un prezidentinin "oyunu"". virtualaz.org (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Эльхан АБДУЛЛАЕВ: В Азербайджане берут тех, у кого тренерские категории В и С, а ПРО сидят без дела. azerisport.com (in Russian). Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Президент АФФА: Ряван вылетает и будет играть в первом дивизионе. www.azerifootball.com (in Russian). Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Ionescu, Romeo (2000-10-12). "Azerbaijan - List of Final Tables". Rec. Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  7. ^ Manaschev, Erlan; et al. (2008-06-06). "Azerbaijan - List of Champions". Rec. Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2008-06-18. 

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