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Boyukagha Hajiyev (Azerbaijani: Böyükağa Hacıyev; (20 April 1958 – 16 March 2018) was an Azerbaijani professional football player and manager.

Boyukagha Hajiyev
Боюкага Гаджиев.jpg
Personal information
Full name Böyükağa Tələt oğlu Hacıyev
Date of birth (1958-04-20)20 April 1958
Place of birth Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan SSR, USSR
Date of death 16 March 2018(2018-03-16) (aged 59)
Place of death Baku, Azerbaijan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1991 Araz Nakhchivan 272 (19)
Teams managed
1999–2000 Araz Nakhchivan
2002–2003 Machine Sazi (assistant)
2003–2004 Machine Sazi
2004–2005 Tractor Sazi
2005 Azerbaijan (assistant)
2006–2007 FC Baku
2009–2010 Standard Sumgayit
2011–2013 Neftchi Baku
2014 Neftchi Baku
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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Early life and careerEdit

Hajiyev began playing football at Araz Nakhchivan, which participated in Soviet Second League.[1]

Managerial careerEdit

In 1999, he was appointed as a head coach of Araz Nakhchivan but club was dissolved a year later due to the financial difficulties, and Hajiyev went to Iran and for couple of years worked at Machine Sazi, firstly as head coach assistant position, and after Vagif Sadygov resign as a head coach. He has also managed another Tabriz side Tractor Sazi for a one-season

In 2005, he worked in Azerbaijan national football team, assisting Vagif Sadygov.[2]

In 2006, he returned to Azerbaijan and worked as president consultant at FC Baku, however at the end of the 2005-06 season FC Baku head coach Asgar Abdullayev was sacked, and Hajiyev accepted the team as a caretaker. He won all last 8 games consecutively, bringing the team the first championship title ever. For a next season the manager signed a one-year contract with FC Baku. But this time capitals finished the season in 3rd position, failing two European companies after first rounds. On this, Hajiyev era at FC Baku ended.

After two years of downtime, Hajiyev appointed as a new head coach of Standard Sumgayit replacing Valdas Ivanauskas.[3] That became the managers worst experience and Sumgayit side relegated to Azerbaijan First Division, whereupon Hajiyev was sacked.

Neftchi BakuEdit

In 2011, PFC Neftchi Baku president Sadyg Sadygov unexpectedly invited him to his club, 2011-12 season defending champions.[4] Hajiyev repeated the success, and brought PFC Neftchi Baku second consecutive championship.

In 2012, he became the first Azerbaijani manager to reach European cups group stage, as Neftchi qualified for the 2012-13 UEFA Europa League group stage, beating APOEL F.C. and being the first Azerbaijani team to advance to this stage in a European competitions.[5][6]

Following Neftchi's elimination from the Champions League during the 2013–14, Hajiyev from his position as manager on 25 July 2013,[7] Hajiyev was reappointed as Neftchi's manager on 11 January 2014.

In 2014, in a press conference upon Europa League, Hajiyev said, "I'm an encyclopedia. I will open the chest, pour the cotton", which resulted in the media dubbing him "The Encyclopedia".[8]

DeathEdit

In February 2018 Hajiyev suffered a heart attack which left him hospitalised, before passing away a month later.[9][10]

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Бердыев обыграл Гаджиева. В матче с «Нефтчи» «Рубин» владел преимуществом, но забил лишь один гол. www.sovsport.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Unibank Premyer Liqası: köhnə tanışlar, təzə görüşlər". Archived from the original on 2013-01-15.
  3. ^ "Böyükağa Hacıyev "Standard"ın baş məşqçisi təyin olundu!". Archived from the original on 2013-12-29. Retrieved 2012-08-31.
  4. ^ "Flaqmana baş məşqçi təyin edildi".
  5. ^ Biedov, Nemanja. "End of Europa road for APOEL". Cyprus mail. Archived from the original on 1 September 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
  6. ^ Беюкага Гаджиев: Болельщики АПОЭЛ нам аплодировали. Azerisport.com (in Russian). Retrieved 30 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Boyukaga Hajiyev: It is better to go to". Retrieved 26 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Böyükağa Hacıyev: Diniyevin vaxtında millidəki gənclərin yaşı 118-ə çatmışdı". www.apasport.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Скончался Беюкага Гаджиев". azerifootball.com (in Russian). Azeri Football. 16 March 2018. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  10. ^ ""Neftçi"nin sabiq baş məşqçisi Böyükağa Hacıyev vəfat edib". neftchipfk.com (in Azerbaijani). Neftçi Baku. 16 March 2018. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  11. ^ Орден Шохрат тренеру Нефтчи Беюкаге Гаджиеву!. Azerifootball.com (in Russian). Retrieved 11 December 2012.