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2013–14 Azerbaijan Premier League

The 2013–14 Azerbaijan Premier League is the 22nd season of Azerbaijan Premier League, the Azerbaijani professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1992. Neftchi Baku are the defending champions, having won the previous season.

Azerbaijan Premier League
Season2013–14
ChampionsQarabağ
Matches played180
Goals scored416 (2.31 per match)
Top goalscorerReynaldo (22 goals)
Biggest home winQarabağ 5–1 Sumgayit[1]
Qarabağ 5–1 Ravan Baku[2]
Biggest away winRavan 1-5 Inter[3]
Highest scoringQarabağ 4–3 Gabala[4]
Khazar Lankaran 4–3 Sumgayit
Longest winning run7 games
Qarabağ, AZAL
Longest unbeaten run11 games
Qarabağ
Longest losing run4 games
Ravan Baku, Sumgayit
Highest attendance10,000
Khazar 0–0 Neftchi
(25 August 2013)[5]
Lowest attendance150
Simurq 2–0 Ravan Baku
(3 August 2013)[6]
Average attendance1,608[7]

TeamsEdit

Location of teams in 2013–14 Azerbaijan Premier League

Kəpəz and Turan were relegated from the 2012–13 Azerbaijan Premier League.

The format of the league will change as a total of 10 teams will contest the league, with the last two clubs relegated and no teams promoted from the first division.[8] The competition format follows the usual double round-robin format. During the course of a season, which lasts from August to May, each club plays every other club four times, twice at home and twice away, for a total of 36 games.[9]

As of this season, PFL announced that each player will have to wear not only the number, but also his name on the back of the jersey.[10]

Stadia and locationsEdit

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Location Venue Capacity[11]
AZAL Baku AZAL Stadium 3,000
Baku Baku FC Baku's Training Base 2,000
Gabala Gabala Gabala City Stadium 4,000
Inter Baku Shafa Stadium 8,000
Khazar Lankaran Lankaran City Stadium 15,000
Neftchi Baku Bakcell Arena 11,000
Qarabağ Ağdam Tofig Bahramov Stadium 31,200
Ravan Baku Bayil Stadium 5,000
Simurq Zaqatala Zaqatala City Stadium 3,500
Sumgayit Sumqayit Mehdi Huseynzade Stadium 16,000

Personnel and kitsEdit

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

Team Manager Team captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
AZAL   Vagif Sadygov   Jahangir Hasanzade Umbro Silk Way
Baku   Milinko Pantić   Elvin Mammadov Kappa
Gabala   Yuri Semin   Volodimir Levin Joma Pepsi[12]
Inter   Kakhaber Tskhadadze   Vagif Javadov Umbro IBA
Khazar   Mustafa Denizli   Rahid Amirguliyev Puma Palmali[13]
Neftçi   Boyukagha Hajiyev   Rashad Sadiqov Adidas SOCAR
Qarabağ   Gurban Gurbanov   Rashad Sadygov Adidas Azersun[14]
Ravan   Güvenç Kurtar   Ramazan Abbasov Legea Nissan[15]
Simurq   Giorgi Chikhradze   Ruslan Poladov Joma
Sumgayit   Agil Mammadov   Samir Abbasov Umbro Azerkimya[16]

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Baku   Božidar Bandović Sacked 20 May 2013[17] Pre-season   Milinko Pantić 14 June 2013
Gabala   Luis Aragón (caretaker) End of tenure as caretaker 20 May 2013[18]   Yuri Semin 21 May 2013[18]
Sumgayit   Bernhard Raab Resigned 11 June 2013[19]   Agil Mammadov 12 June 2013[19]
Neftchi   Boyukagha Hajiyev 25 July 2013[20]   Tarlan Ahmadov 26 July 2013[21]
Ravan   Ramil Aliyev 12 August 2012[22] 10th   Vladislav Kadyrov 12 August 2013[22]
  Vladislav Kadyrov Sacked 5 October 2013[23] 9th   Shahin Diniyev 7 October 2013
Neftchi   Tarlan Ahmadov 23 October 2013 2nd   Nazim Suleymanov 25 October 2013[24]
Khazar   John Toshack Resigned 22 November 2013[25] 8th   Giovanni Melkiorre (caretaker) 22 November 2013[25]
  Giovanni Melkiorre (caretaker) End of tenure as caretaker 3 December 2013   Mustafa Denizli 3 December 2013
Ravan   Shahin Diniyev Resigned 3 January 2014 9th   Güvenç Kurtar 3 January 2014
Neftchi   Nazim Suleymanov 8 January 2014 3rd   Boyukagha Hajiyev 11 January 2014
AZAL   Vagif Sadygov Sacked 16 March 2014 8th   Tarlan Ahmadov 17 March 2014[26]
Khazar   Mustafa Denizli Mutual Termination[27] 16 May 2014 6th TBD TBD

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Qarabağ (C) 36 21 9 6 65 21 +44 72 2014–15 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Inter Baku 36 20 7 9 60 37 +23 67 2014–15 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 Gabala 36 18 7 11 48 36 +12 61
4 Neftçi Baku 36 17 9 10 47 43 +4 60 2014–15 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
5 Baku 36 16 9 11 53 43 +10 57
6 Khazar Lankaran 36 12 13 11 44 49 −5 49
7 Simurq 36 11 13 12 35 28 +7 46
8 AZAL 36 6 13 17 29 49 −20 31
9 Sumgayit 36 5 10 21 27 61 −34 25
10 Ravan Baku (R) 36 4 10 22 22 66 −44 22 Relegation to 2014-15 Azerbaijan First Division
Updated to match(es) played on 17 May 2014. Source: Azerbaijan Professional Football league
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

ResultsEdit

Games 1-18Edit

Home \ Away AZL BAK INT KHA SIM NEF QAR GAB RAV SUM
AZAL 1–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–0
Baku 2–2 0–1 3–0 3–2 3–0 2–1 1–2 5–0 1–0
Inter Baku 1–2 2–2 0–0 1–2 3–1 1–2 0–1 3–2 2–0
Khazar Lankaran 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–3 0–0 1–0 4–3
Simurq 3–0 0–3 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 3–1
Neftçi Baku 4–1 2–1 3–1 4–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–0
Qarabağ 0–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 3–1 4–3 0–0 5–1
Gabala 1–0 2–0 3–2 2–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 3–0 2–0
Ravan Baku 0–0 0–0 1–5 1–1 0–3 0–2 1–1 0–1 1–1
Sumgayit 0–0 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–3 2–1 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on 20 December 2013. Source: Soccerway: Azerbaijan Premier League Table
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Games 19-36Edit

Home \ Away AZL BAK INT KHA SIM NEF QAR GAB RAV SUM
AZAL 1–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 0–0 0–2 1–2 0–0 2–2
Baku 1–0 0–4 2–2 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 5–1 0–0
Inter Baku 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 2–1 0–3 0–0 3–0 2–0
Khazar Lankaran 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 2–1 1–0 4–0 4–1
Simurq 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 4–0
Neftçi Baku 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 3–0 1–4 1–2 2–1 1–3
Qarabağ 2–1 4–0 4–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 5–1 3–0
Gabala 0–0 3–1 1–4 2–3 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 3–1
Ravan Baku 1–0 2–3 1–2 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–1
Sumgayit 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–3 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on 17 May 2014. Source: Soccerway: Azerbaijan Premier League Table
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

Top scorersEdit

As of 12 May 2014
Rank Player Club Goals[33][34]
1   Reynaldo Qarabağ 22
2   Vagif Javadov Inter 14
4   Dragan Ćeran Simurq 13
3   Danijel Subotić Gabala 12
5   Mbilla Etame Khazar 11
6   Bachana Tskhadadze Inter 10
7   Leroy George Qarabağ 9
8   Rauf Aliyev Baku 8
  Chumbinho Qarabağ
  Afran Ismayilov Baku
  Will John AZAL
12   Leonardo Gabala 7
  Bahodir Nasimov Neftchi
  Stjepan Poljak Simurq
  Nildo Khazar
  Lorenzo Ebecilio Gabala

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Bachana Tskhadadze Inter Ravan 5–1 25 August 2013[35]
  Reynaldo Qarabağ Neftchi 4–1 28 February 2014[36]
  Reynaldo Qarabağ Inter 4–1 7 May 2014

Clean sheetsEdit

DisciplineEdit

PlayerEdit

ClubEdit

AwardsEdit

Monthly awardsEdit

Month
Player Club
August   Javid Huseynov Baku
September   Afran Ismayilov Baku
October   Reynaldo Qarabağ
November   Vagif Javadov Inter Baku
December   Danijel Subotić Gabala
February   Reynaldo Qarabağ
March   Reynaldo Qarabağ
April   Richard Almeida Qarabağ
May   Reynaldo Qarabağ

Last updated: 11 November 2013
Source: Azerbaijan Premier League

PFL Team of the YearEdit

The PFL team of the year was:[38]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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