2006–07 Azerbaijan Top League

2006–07 Azerbaijan Premier League was the fifteenth season of top-tier football in Azerbaijan. The season started with 14 teams, but ended with 13 after FK Gäncä were excluded. FK Baku were the defending champions with the season began on 5 August 2006 and ended on 23 May 2007. At the end of the season the league was dissolved and replaced by the Azerbaijan Premier League.

Azerbaijan Top League
Season2006–07
ChampionsKhazar Lenkoran
RelegatedFK Gäncä
Sahdag Qusar
UEFA Champions LeagueKhazar Lenkoran
UEFA CupNeftchi Baku
MKT Araz
UEFA Intertoto CupFK Baku
Matches played144
Goals scored246 (1.71 per match)
Top goalscorerZaur Ramazanov
(20 goals)

TeamsEdit

MOIK Baku and Göyazan Qazax were relegated after finishing the previous season in 13th and 14th place. They were replaced by Gilan Qäbälä and Simurq Zaqatala from the Azerbaijan First Division.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Venue Capacity
FK Baku Tofik Bakhramov Stadium 29,858
Gabala Gabala City Stadium 2,000
Gänclärbirliyi Sumqayit Mehdi Huseynzade Stadium 15,350
Inter Baku Shafa Stadium 8,200
Kapaz Ganja City Stadium 26,120
Karabakh Guzanli Olympic Stadium1 15,000
Karvan Yevlakh Stadium 5,000
Khazar Lankaran Lankaran City Stadium 15,000
MKT Araz Heydar Aliyev Stadium 8,500
Neftchi Baku Tofik Bakhramov Stadium 29,858
Olimpik Baku Shafa Stadium 8,200
Shahdag Qusar Shovkat Ordukhanov Stadium 5,000
Simurq Zaqatala Zaqatala City Stadium 4,000
Turan Tovuz Tovuz City Stadium 10,000

1Karabakh played their home matches at Surakhani Stadium in Baku before moving to their current stadium on 3 May 2009.[1]

Personnel and kitsEdit

Managerial changesEdit

League standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Khazar Lankaran 24 17 5 2 50 16 +34 56 2007–08 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round
2 Neftçi Baku 24 17 3 4 47 15 +32 54 2007–08 UEFA Cup First qualifying round[a]
3 Baku 24 14 6 4 25 10 +15 48
4 Inter Baku 24 13 6 5 36 12 +24 45
5 FK MKT-Araz 24 12 5 7 23 18 +5 41 2007–08 UEFA Cup First qualifying round[a]
6 Olimpik Baku 24 11 8 5 28 17 +11 41
7 Karvan 24 10 5 9 36 30 +6 35
8 Qarabağ 24 6 9 9 20 27 −7 27
9 Simurq 24 6 7 11 27 33 −6 25
10 Turan 24 5 5 14 24 38 −14 20
11 Gabala 24 4 4 16 17 47 −30 16
12 Gänclärbirliyi Sumqayit 24 3 3 18 16 54 −38 12
13 Şahdağ 24 1 8 15 15 47 −32 11 Relegation to 2007-08 Azerbaijan First Division
14 Ganja 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Team excluded[b]
  1. ^ a b MKT-Araz qualified for the first qualifying round of the 2005–06 UEFA Cup as winner of the 2004–05 Azerbaijan Cup.
  2. ^ FK Gäncä were excluded from the league due to financial problems.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ABB SSQ BAK GAB GAS INT KAR KHA NEF OLI QAR SIM TUR
FK MKT-Araz 1–0 2–0 4–1 5–1 0–2 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0
Şahdağ 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–0 1–5 0–2 1–5 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–2
Baku 1–0 3–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 3–2 2–0
Gabala 0–1 0–0 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–4 0–3 1–4 0–3 0–2 1–2 1–0
Gänclärbirliyi Sumqayit 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–4 1–0 0–3 0–1 1–1 0–3 4–2 2–0
Inter Baku 0–1 2–1 0–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–0
Karvan 0–1 3–1 1–2 3–3 3–2 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 3–0 2–1
Khazar Lankaran 4–1 3–1 1–0 4–0 3–1 0–0 3–1 2–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 0–0
Neftçi Baku 3–0 5–0 1–0 4–1 6–1 0–1 3–1 1–0 3–0 0–0 1–0 4–2
Olimpik Baku 1–0 3–1 0–0 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 3–0 1–0
Qarabağ 1–0 3–1 1–1 3–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1
Simurq 0–1 3–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–2 3–0 0–0
Turan 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 4–1 1–7 2–4 2–3 2–1 0–1 3–1 3–1
Source: RSSF
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals[2]
1   Zaur Ramazanov Khazar Lankaran 20
2   Khagani Mammadov Olimpik-Shuvalan 13
3   Georgi Adamia Neftchi Baku 10
  Samir Aliyev Inter Baku/Neftchi Baku 10
  Yacouba Bamba Karvan 10
6   Viktor Ibekoyi Turan Tovuz 9
  Nadir Nabiev Neftchi Baku 9
  Ramin Nasibov Simurq 9
9   Anatolie Doroș MKT Araz 8

Hat-tricksEdit

[3]

Player For Against Result Date
  Samir Musayev Qarabağ Şahdağ 3–1 10 August 2006
  Samir Aliyev Inter Baku Gänclärbirliyi Sumqayit 4–1 22 October 2006
  Khagani Mammadov Olimpik-Shuvalan Şahdağ 3–1 13 December 2006
  Volodymyr Mazyar Simurq Qarabağ 3–0 12 May 2007
  Zaur Ramazanov Khazar Lankaran Turan Tovuz 3–2 12 May 2006

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Стадион в Гузанлы одобрен ПФЛ (in Russian)
  2. ^ "Top 10 goal scorers" (PDF). pfl.az. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 August 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Azerbaijan 2006/07". rsssf.com. Retrieved 6 December 2013.

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