2008–09 Azerbaijan Premier League

The 2008–09 Azerbaijan Premier League is the 17th season of Azerbaijan Premier League, the Azerbaijani professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1992. Inter Baku were the defending champions, having won the previous season.

Azerbaijan Premier League
Season2008–09
ChampionsFK Baku (2nd title)
RelegatedBakılı Baku
MOIK Baku
UEFA Champions LeagueFK Baku
UEFA Europa LeagueInter Baku
Simurq Zaqatala
Karabakh (via domestic cup)
Matches played182
Goals scored443 (2.43 per match)
Top goalscorerWalter Guglielmone (17)
Biggest home winBaku 7–0 Turan
Biggest away winBakılı Baku 0–7 Baku
Highest scoringBaku 7–0 Turan
MOIK 1–6 Olimpik
Bakılı Baku 0–7 Baku

TeamsEdit

FK Gänclärbirliyi Sumqayit and ABN Bärdä were relegated after finishing the previous season in 13th and 14th place, respectively. They were replaced by the champions of the two groups in the Azerbaijan First Division, Bakılı Baku and MOIK Baku.

On 8 July 2008, FK Masallı withdrew their participation from the league, citing competitional and financial problems as reasons.[1] Although it was unclear as of 21 July if the Azerbaijan Football Federation would be naming a substitute or if the championship would start with just 13 teams, shortly thereafter AFFA named FK NBC Salyan to replace Masallı in top league.[2]

On 31 October 2008, FK NBC Salyan changed their name to FK Mughan.[3]

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Venue Capacity
Bakılı Baku Shafa Stadium 8,150
FK Baku Tofik Bakhramov Stadium 29,858
Inter Baku Shafa Stadium 8,150
Karabakh Guzanli Olympic Stadium1 2,000
Karvan Yevlakh Stadium 5,000
Khazar Lankaran Lankaran City Stadium 15,000
MOIK Baku MOIK Stadium 1,000
Mughan Salyany Olympic Sport Complex Stadium 3,000
Neftchi Baku Tofik Bakhramov Stadium 29,858
Olimpik Baku Shafa Stadium 8,150
FK Qäbälä Gabala City Stadium 2,000
Simurq Zaqatala Zaqatala City Stadium 3,000
Standard Baku Shafa Stadium 8,150
Turan Tovuz Tovuz City Stadium 6,000

1Karabakh played their home matches at Surakhani Stadium in Baku before moving to their current stadium on 3 May 2009.[4]

PersonnelEdit

Team Head coach Team captain Club chairman
Bakılı Baku   Bakhtiyar Gulamov   Vasif Aliyev Misir Abilov
FK Baku   Gjoko Hadžievski   Rafael Amirbekov Hafiz Mammadov
Inter Baku   Valentin Khodukin   Khagani Mammadov Georgi Nikolov
Karabakh   Gurban Gurbanov   Farhad Veliyev Abdulbari Goozal
Karvan vacant   Ilham Yadullayev Javanshir Shiraliyev
Khazar Lankaran   Igor Ponomarev   Dmitry Kramarenko Mübariz Mensimov
MOIK Baku   Akif Ibadov   Ismail Mammadov Safar Abiyev
Mughan   Vladislav Gadyrov   Tarlan Khalilov Fizuli Aliyev
Neftchi Baku   Boyukaga Agaev   Zaur Tagizade Akper Hajiyev
Olimpik Baku   Asker Abdullayev   Tarlan Akhmedov Rasul Rasulov
FK Qäbälä   Ramiz Mammadov   Kanan Karimov Taleh Heydarov
Simurq Zaqatala   Roman Pokora   Mykhailo Starostyak Zaur Mammadov
Standard Baku   Rafik Mirzoyev   Huseyn Mahammadov Emin Babayev
Turan Tovuz   Etimad Gurbanov   Asaf Gadiri Rashid Maherramov

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment
Standard Baku   Badri Kvaratskhelia Resigned 20 April 2009[5]   Rafik Mirzoyev 20 April 2009[5]
Mughan   Nadir Gasymov Sacked 5 May 2009[6]   Vladislav Gadirov 20 April 2009[7]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Baku (C) 26 20 2 4 54 13 +41 62 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Inter Baku 26 18 7 1 54 16 +38 61 2009–10 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 Simurq 26 16 5 5 39 20 +19 53
4 Khazar Lankaran 26 15 5 6 49 21 +28 50
5 Qarabağ 26 14 7 5 35 22 +13 49 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round[a]
6 Olimpik Baku 26 12 8 6 32 18 +14 44
7 Standard Baku 26 12 3 11 30 31 −1 39
8 Neftçi Baku 26 9 9 8 30 21 +9 36
9 Karvan 26 10 4 12 28 33 −5 34
10 Gabala 26 9 6 11 28 21 +7 33
11 Turan 26 5 5 16 19 45 −26 20
12 Mughan 26 4 2 20 19 53 −34 14
13 Bakili (R) 26 3 3 20 14 65 −51 12 Relegation to Azerbaijan First Division
14 MOIK Baku (R) 26 1 2 23 12 64 −52 5
Source: soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Karabakh won the 2008–09 Azerbaijan Cup and therefore qualified for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BKL BAK INT QAR KAR KHA MOI MUG NEF OLI GAB SIM STA TUR
Bakili 0–7 1–5 1–2 2–1 1–3 1–0 3–2 0–2 1–2 0–1 0–2 0–2 0–2
Baku 3–1 0–0 2–0 0–3 0–0 1–0 4–0 2–0 3–1 3–0 1–0 2–0 7–0
Inter Baku 4–0 0–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 3–0 3–0
Qarabağ 3–0 0–2 1–1 3–2 1–0 3–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–1 4–2
Karvan 2–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–3 3–1 1–1
Khazar Lankaran 5–0 3–0 2–4 1–3 0–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 3–1 4–0 5–0
MOIK Baku 1–1 0–3 0–3 0–1 0–3 0–4 1–3 0–5 1–6 0–3 2–4 1–2 2–0
Mughan 1–0 0–4 1–2 1–2 0–1 1–3 1–1 0–3 0–1 0–4 1–2 1–3 2–1
Neftçi Baku 3–0 0–1 1–3 0–1 0–1 2–1 3–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–1
Olimpik Baku 4–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 0–0 3–0
Gabala 3–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 3–0 0–1 2–0 4–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 0–1
Simurq 3–0 2–1 0–2 0–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 3–1 3–1
Standard Baku 1–1 1–2 0–2 2–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 4–1
Turan 1–1 0–2 0–1 0–1 4–0 0–1 3–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–2
Source: soccerway.com
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals[8]
1   Walter Guglielmone Inter 17
2   Ivan Tsvetkov Khazar 15
3   Vladimir Mazyar Simurq 11
  Amiran Mujiri Baku 11
5   Leandro Gomes Olimpik Baku 10
  Angel Gutierrez Standard 10
7   Victor Igbekoyi Qarabağ/Turan 8
  Farzad Hatami Gabala 8
  Rômulo Khazar 8
10   Bakhtiyar Soltanov Baku 7

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Farzad Hatami Gabala MOIK 3–0 17 August 2008[9]
  Ivan Tsvetkov4 Khazar MOIK 4–0 26 September 2008[10]
  Leandro Gomes Olimpik Baku Bakılı 4–0 7 March 2009[11]
  Bakhtiyar Soltanov Baku Bakılı 3–1 21 March 2009[12]
  Victor Igbekoi Turan Karvan 4–0 12 April 2009[13]
  Walter Guglielmone Inter MOIK 3–0 12 April 2009[14]
  Nariman Äzimov Olimpik Baku MOIK 6–1 11 May 2009[15]
  • 4 Player scored 4 goals

ScoringEdit

Clean sheetsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “Masalli” will not take part in Premier League
  2. ^ Azerbaijani Premier League to be drawn on July 30 Archived 2009-04-22 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ NBC is renamed
  4. ^ Стадион в Гузанлы одобрен ПФЛ (in Russian)
  5. ^ a b Кварацхелия ушел из Стандарда (in Russian)
  6. ^ Еще одна отставка в премьер-лиге (in Russian)
  7. ^ Мугань вновь доверили Гадирову (in Russian)
  8. ^ "Top Goalscorers" (PDF). pfl.az. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-12-02. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  9. ^ "MOIK Baku 0-3 Gabala". futbol24.com. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  10. ^ "MOIK 0-4 Khazar". futbol24.com. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  11. ^ "Olimpik Baku 4-0 Bakılı". futbol24.com. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  12. ^ "Baku 3-1 Bakılı". futbol24.com. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  13. ^ "Turan 4-0 Karvan". futbol24.com. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  14. ^ "MOIK 0-3 Inter". futbol24.com. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  15. ^ "MOIK 1-6 Olimpik Baku". futbol24.com. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  16. ^ "Gabala 4-1 NBC Salyan". futbol24.com. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  17. ^ "Standard Baku 2 - 0 Gabala". futbol24.com. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  18. ^ "Gabala 3 - 0 Karvan". futbol24.com. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  19. ^ a b c "Bakılı 0-7 Baku". futbol24.com. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  20. ^ a b c "Baku 7-0 Turan". futbol24.com. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  21. ^ "MOIK 1-6 Olimpik Baku". futbol24.com. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  22. ^ "Bakılı 3-2 NBC Salyan". futbol24.com. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  23. ^ "Khazar 2-4 Inter". futbol24.com. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  24. ^ "Karabakh 3-2 Karvan". futbol24.com. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  25. ^ "MOIK Baku 2-4 Simurq". futbol24.com. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  26. ^ "Karabakh 4-2 Turan". futbol24.com. Retrieved 8 January 2014.