Sabail FK

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Sabail FK
Sabail FK logo.jpg
Full nameSəbail Futbol Klubu
Nickname(s)Dənizçilər (The Sailors)
Founded2016; 3 years ago (2016)
GroundASCO Arena
Capacity5,000
PresidentRashad Abdullayev
ManagerAftandil Hajiyev
LeagueAzerbaijan Premier League
2018–193rd
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Sabail FK (Azerbaijani: Səbail Futbol Klubu), pronounced [sæba:il] is an Azerbaijani football club based in Baku. The club participates in the Azerbaijan Premier League.

History[edit]

The club was established in 2016 and immediately joined the Azerbaijan First Division. After finishing their first season in the Azerbaijan Premier League in 7th position, Samir Aliyev left the role as manager by mutual consent on 22 May 2018.[1] Aftandil Hacıyev was appointed as the club's new manager on 11 June 2018.[2]

Domestic history[edit]

Season League Azerbaijan Cup Top goalscorer Manager Manufacturer Sponsor
Div Pos P W D L GF GA Pts Name League
2016–17 2nd 2nd 26 18 3 5 80 25 57 First round Azerbaijan Bayram Budagov 18 Azerbaijan Elman Sultanov Kappa Federation support
2017–18 1st 7th 28 6 5 17 19 39 23 Quarter-finals Azerbaijan Vüqar Nadirov 3 Azerbaijan Samir Aliyev Nike
2018–19 1st 3rd 28 12 5 11 34 37 41 Quarter-finals Azerbaijan Aghabala Ramazanov 7 Azerbaijan Aftandil Hacıyev Macron AZ Tea

European history[edit]

As of 17 July 2019

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Agg.
2019–20 UEFA Europa League 1QR Romania Universitatea Craiova 2–3 2–3 4–6
Notes
  • QR: Qualifying round

Stadium[edit]

Sabail's home ground is the Bayil Stadium, which has a capacity of 5,000.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 26 June 2019[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Ukraine GK Oleksandr Rybka
3 Azerbaijan DF Turan Manafov
4 Azerbaijan DF Eltun Yagublu (captain)
5 Azerbaijan DF Vugar Beybalayev
6 Ghana MF Michael Essien
7 Azerbaijan MF Fahmin Muradbayli (loan from Neftchi Baku)
8 Moldova MF Eugeniu Cociuc
9 Azerbaijan MF Mirsahib Abbasov
10 Azerbaijan FW Aghabala Ramazanov
11 France MF Dylan Duventru
12 North Macedonia GK Daniel Bozhinovski
13 Azerbaijan DF Shahriyar Rahimov
14 Azerbaijan MF Rahid Amirguliyev (vice-captain)
No. Position Player
16 Ukraine DF Ihor Korotetskyi
17 Azerbaijan MF Elchin Rahimli
18 Azerbaijan MF Agshin Gurbanli
21 Brazil DF Erico Silva
22 Azerbaijan FW Mirabdulla Abbasov (loan from Neftchi Baku)
25 Azerbaijan GK Elkhan Ahmadov
26 Azerbaijan DF Kamal Gurbanov
32 Azerbaijan DF Elvin Yunuszade
33 Azerbaijan GK Kamal Bayramov
34 Azerbaijan DF Urfan Abbasov
50 Azerbaijan GK Farhad Valiyev
88 Azerbaijan MF Orkhan Gurbanli
91 Algeria MF Bilal Hamdi

For recent transfers, see Transfers summer 2019.

Reserve team[edit]

Sabail-2 plays in the Azerbaijan First Division from 2018.

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head coach Azerbaijan Aftandil Hajiyev
Assistant coach Azerbaijan Emin Agayev
Azerbaijan Yashar Huseynov
Goalkeeping coach Azerbaijan Farhad Valiyev
Fitness coach North Macedonia Toni Bogdanovski
Reserve team head coach Azerbaijan Elman Sultanov
Assistant under-19 coach Ghana Michael Essien[4]

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samir Aliyev Leaves Sabail FK". facebook.com. Facebook - Sabail FK. 22 May 2018. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  2. ^ "First day of Ruslan Gurbanov, at Bayil Arena!". facebook.com (in Azerbaijani). Sabail FK. 16 June 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Səbail". pfl.az. pfl. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Michael Essien: Former Ghana and Chelsea midfielder moves to Azerbaijan". BBC Sport. BBC. 16 March 2019. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

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