1995–96 Azerbaijan Top League

The 1995-96 Azerbaijan Top League was the fifth season of the Azerbaijan Top League and was contested by 11 clubs and was the first season were 3 points were awarded for a win. Kəpəz were the defending champions but were unable to keep their title as Neftchi Baku completed a domestic double, winning their second Azerbaijan League title and the Azerbaijan Cup.

Azerbaijan Top League
Season1995-96
ChampionsNeftchi Baku
UEFA CupNeftchi Baku
Khazri Buzovna
Cup Winners' CupQarabağ
Matches played170
Top goalscorerRovshan Akhmedov
Fazil Parvanov (23)
1996-97

Stadia and locationsEdit

Location of teams in Azerbaijan Premier League 1995–96
Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Location Venue Capacity
Bakı Fahlasi Baku Ismat Gayibov Stadium 5,000
Kapaz Ganja Ganja City Stadium 26,120
Qarabağ Quzanlı Guzanli Olympic Complex Stadium 2,000
Khazri Buzovna Buzovna
Kur-Nur Mingachevir Yashar Mammadzade Stadium 5,000
MOIK Baku Baku
Neftchi Baku Baku Tofiq Bahramov Stadium 31,200
Pambiqci Neftcala Neftçala
Shamkir Şəmkir Shamkir City Stadium
Turan Tovuz Tovuz Tovuz City Stadium 6,800
Viləş Masallı Anatoliy Banishevskiy Stadium 7,500

First roundEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Khazri Buzovna 20 14 5 1 31 7 +24 47 Qualification for championship group
2 Kapaz 20 13 4 3 74 20 +54 43
3 Turan 20 13 2 5 41 24 +17 41
4 Qarabağ 20 12 4 4 38 15 +23 40
5 Neftçi Baku 20 11 6 3 42 17 +25 39
6 Kur-Nur 20 7 4 9 35 41 −6 25
7 Bakı Fahlasi 20 6 3 11 20 35 −15 21 Qualification for relegation group
8 FK Masallı 20 6 1 13 22 46 −24 19
9 MOIK Baku 20 5 1 14 16 43 −27 16
10 Şəmkir 20 3 4 13 15 39 −24 13
11 Pambiqci Neftcala 20 2 2 16 16 63 −47 8
Source: Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BFA KAP KHB KNU MAS MOI NEF PNE QAR SHA TUR
Bakı Fahlasi 1–0 0–2 2–3 1–2 1–0 2–4 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–2
Kapaz 4–1 2–1 7–1 1–1 7–2 0–0 10–1 0–3 8–0 3–3
Khazri Buzovna 3–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 3–0 1–1
Kur-Nur 1–1 0–5 0–3 5–0 5–3 0–4 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–2
FK Masallı 5–2 0–4 0–1 0–4 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 3–2 2–6
MOIK Baku 1–2 0–4 1–2 1–0 0–2 2–1 1–0 0–3 0–2 1–4
Neftçi Baku 1–1 3–2 0–0 1–0 5–0 5–1 4–1 2–2 1–0 3–1
Pambiqci Neftcala 0–1 2–10 0–1 3–5 0–2 2–0 0–0 0–7 0–0 1–4
Qarabağ 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 4–1 2–0 0–3
Şəmkir 1–0 0–2 0–1 0–3 1–3 1–1 1–4 3–0 1–2 0–2
Turan 0–1 0–2 0–3 4–2 2–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 0–2 2–1
Source: APL: Yüksək dəstə - 1995/96
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second roundEdit

Championship groupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Neftçi Baku (C) 20 10 6 4 32 20 +12 36 Qualification for UEFA Cup preliminary round
2 Khazri Buzovna 20 8 9 3 22 14 +8 33
3 Kapaz 20 9 5 6 34 21 +13 32
4 Turan 20 9 3 8 26 30 −4 30
5 Qarabağ 20 4 9 7 25 26 −1 21 Qualification for Cup Winners' Cup preliminary round[a]
6 Kur-Nur 20 1 4 15 12 46 −34 7
Source: Azerbaijan Professional Football league
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion
Notes:
  1. ^ Karabakh Agdam qualified for the qualifying round of the 1995–96 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup as runners up in the 1995–96 Azerbaijan Cup since Neftchi Baku won both the League and the Cup

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away KAP KHB KNU NEF QAR TUR
Kapaz 0–1 2–0 2–1 0–0 0–1
Khazri Buzovna 0–0 2–1 0–0 2–2 4–1
Kur-Nur 1–0 0–1 1–3 1–1 0–1
Neftçi Baku 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–3 2–2
Qarabağ 1–2 4–0 2–2 1–2 [a]
Turan 2–1 0–0 3–0[b] 1–3 1–0
Source: APL: Yüksək dəstə - 1995/96
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The match between Qarabağ and Turan was rated as 0–3 loss for both teams because of match-fixing.[1]
  2. ^ Walkover.

Relegation groupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
7 Bakı Fahlasi 16 9 2 5 26 18 +8 29
8 FK Masallı 16 9 1 6 26 29 −3 28
9 Şəmkir 16 7 4 5 31 18 +13 25
10 MOIK Baku 16 6 2 8 14 16 −2 20
11 Pambiqci Neftcala 16 4 1 11 18 34 −16 13
Source: Azerbaijan Professional Football league
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Originally two teams were to be relegated, but due to the league expanding to 16 teams no-one was relegated.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BFA MAS MOI PNE SHA
Bakı Fahlasi 3–0[a] 2–0 6–3 3–0
FK Masallı 2–1 1–0 3–1 0–0
MOIK Baku 0–0 1–0 3–0 2–0
Pambiqci Neftcala 2–0 4–1 4–1 0–1
Shamkir 0–1 9–2 2–0 8–2
Source: APL: Yüksək dəstə - 1995/96
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:

Season statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals[2]
1   Fazil Parvanov Kəpəz 23
  Rovshan Akhmedov Kəpəz 23
3   Nazim Aliyev Neftchi Baku/Qarabağ 22
4   Musa Kurbanov Kur Nur Mingechaur/Turan Tovuz 15
5   Yadigar Süleymanov Kəpəz 14
6   Samir A. Məmmədov MOIK Baku/Kur Nur Mingechaur 13
  Mehman İbrahimov Pambiqci Neftcala 13
  Ələddin Abbasov Shamkir 13
9   Gurban Gurbanov Kur Nur Mingechaur/Turan Tovuz 12
10   İlham Məmmədov Kur Nur Mingechaur/Turan Tovuz/Neftchi Baku 11

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yüksək dəstə - 1995/96" (PDF). Peşəkar Futbol Liqası. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Çempionatın bombardirləri: Top-10 – 1995/96" (PDF). pfl.az. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 August 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2014.

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