Shamkir FC

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Shamkir FС
Full name Şəmkir Futbol Klubu
Founded 1954; 61 years ago (1954)
(Reformed in 19 August 2009; 5 years ago (2009-08-19))
Ground Shamkir Olympic Sport Complex Stadium
Ground Capacity 2,000
Manager Kamran Alibabayev
League Azerbaijan First Division
2013-14 11th

Shamkir FС (Azerbaijani: Şəmkir Futbol Klubu), is an Azerbaijani football club based in Şəmkir, that currently plays in the Azerbaijan First Division. The club is one of the most oldest and most successful clubs in Azerbaijan's football history with three Azerbaijan Premier League titles.

History[edit]

The club was established in 1954, even though it never participated at any Soviet football league. It was re-established in 1993. Shamkir's most successful years were at the start of the 2000s, after Shahbaz Suleymanov's takeover, club with Agaselim Mirjavadov consecutively won three Azerbaijan Premier League titles and reached the final of Azerbaijan Cup three times.[1][2] The club also became the first Azerbaijani team to pass qualifying stage of Champions League.[3] In 2005, the club was briefly defunct due to sponsorship reasons but re-established once again on 19 August 2009 after finding sponsors.[4]

Stadium[edit]

Shamkir Olympic Sport Complex Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. It is used as a home ground of Shamkir FC since 2010.

Honours[edit]

National[edit]

Winners (3): 1999-00, 2000–01, 2001–02
Winners (1): 1994-95

League and domestic cup history[edit]

The club squad during Azerbaijan First Division
Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup
1993–94 2nd 8 18 12 0 6 42 19 24 Preliminary Round
1994–95 2nd 1 28 21 6 1 38 11 48 1/16 Finals
1995–96 1st 10 20 3 4 13 15 39 13 Quarter-Finals
1996–97 1st 12 30 8 2 20 30 106 26 1/8 Finals
1997–98 1st 3 26 15 9 2 44 10 54 Quarter-Finals
1998–99 1st 2 36 21 3 12 52 34 66 Runners-Up
1999-00 1st 1 22 17 4 1 46 11 55 1/8 Finals
2000–01 1st 1 20 16 3 1 60 14 51 1/8 Finals
2001–02 1st 1 32 23 7 2 80 20 76 Runners-Up
2003–04 1st 2 26 20 4 2 67 11 64 Runners-Up
2004–05 1st 13 34 9 5 20 34 48 32 1/8 Finals
2010–11 2nd 9 26 5 7 14 15 36 22 Preliminary Round
2011–12 2nd 8 26 9 6 11 38 38 33 Did not enter
2012–13 2nd 13 24 3 6 15 23 56 15 Did not enter
2013–14 2nd 11 30 8 7 15 28 42 31 Did not enter
2014–15 2nd 11 30 8 8 14 25 46 32 Did not enter
2015–16 2nd

UEFA club competition results[edit]

  • Q = Qualifying
Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1999/00 UEFA Cup Q Ukraine Kryvbas Kryviy Rih 0-2 0-3 0-5
2000/01 UEFA Champions League Q1 Latvia Skonto Riga 4-1 1-2 5-3
Q2 Czech Republic SK Slavia Prague 1-4 0-1 1-5
2001/02 UEFA Champions League Q1 Wales Barry Town 0-1 0-2 0-3
2004/05 UEFA Cup Q1 Georgia (country) FC Tbilisi 1-4 0-1 1-5

Notable former players[edit]

Managers[edit]

Managers in modern history[edit]

  • Azerbaijan Afgan Talybov (1997–1998)
  • Azerbaijan Agaselim Mirjavadov (1998–2001)
  • Azerbaijan Gahraman Aliyev (2001–2005)
  • Azerbaijan Faig Jabbarov (2009–2010)
  • Azerbaijan Anar Kalantarov (2010 – 2013)
  • Azerbaijan Ruslan Abbasov (2013-2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Скончался Шахбаз Сулейманов. Azerisport.com (in Russian). Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  2. ^ ""Şəmkir" futbol klubu 4 illik fasilədən sonra fəaliyyətini bərpa etdi" (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  3. ^ ""Şəmkir" in sabiq prezidenti dünyasını dəyişdi". futbolpress.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  4. ^ ФК "Шамкир" возвращается в профессиональный футбол (in Russian). Retrieved 19 August 2011. 

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