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Shamkir FC (Azerbaijani: Şəmkir Futbol Klubu), is an Azerbaijani football club based in Şəmkir, that currently plays in the Azerbaijan First Division. The club is one of the most oldest and most successful clubs in Azerbaijan's football history with three Azerbaijan Premier League titles.

Shamkir FC
Full nameŞəmkir Futbol Klubu
Founded1954; 65 years ago (1954)
Dissolved2017; 2 years ago (2017)
GroundShamkir Olympic Sport Complex Stadium
Capacity2,000
ManagerKamran Alibabaev
LeagueAzerbaijan First Division
2015–165th

HistoryEdit

The club was established in 1954, even though it never participated at any Soviet football league. It was re-established in 1993. Shamkir's most successful years were at the start of the 2000s, after Shahbaz Suleymanov's takeover, club with Agaselim Mirjavadov consecutively won three Azerbaijan Premier League titles and reached the final of Azerbaijan Cup three times.[1][2] The club also became the first Azerbaijani team to pass qualifying stage of Champions League.[3] In 2005, the club was briefly defunct due to sponsorship reasons but re-established once again on 19 August 2009 after finding sponsors.[4]

StadiumEdit

Shamkir Olympic Sport Complex Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. It is used as a home ground of Shamkir FC since 2010.

HonoursEdit

League and domestic cup historyEdit

 
The club squad during Azerbaijan First Division
Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup
1993–94 2nd 8 18 12 0 6 42 19 24 Preliminary Round
1994–95 2nd 1 28 21 6 1 38 11 48 1/16 Finals
1995–96 1st 10 20 3 4 13 15 39 13 Quarter-Finals
1996–97 1st 12 30 8 2 20 30 106 26 1/8 Finals
1997–98 1st 3 26 15 9 2 44 10 54 Quarter-Finals
1998–99 1st 2 36 21 3 12 52 34 66 Runners-Up
1999-00 1st 1 22 17 4 1 46 11 55 1/8 Finals
2000–01 1st 1 20 16 3 1 60 14 51 1/8 Finals
2001–02 1st 1 32 23 7 2 80 20 76 Runners-Up
2003–04 1st 2 26 20 4 2 67 11 64 Runners-Up
2004–05 1st 13 34 9 5 20 34 48 32 1/8 Finals
2010–11 2nd 9 26 5 7 14 15 36 22 Preliminary Round
2011–12 2nd 8 26 9 6 11 38 38 33 Did not enter
2012–13 2nd 13 24 3 6 15 23 56 15 Did not enter
2013–14 2nd 11 30 8 7 15 28 42 31 Did not enter
2014–15 2nd 11 30 8 8 14 25 46 32 Did not enter
2015–16 2nd 5 26 10 8 8 30 24 38 Second round
2016–17 2nd 6 26 15 3 8 41 20 48 First round
2017–18 RL Did not enter

UEFA club competition resultsEdit

  • Q = Qualifying
Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1999/00 UEFA Cup Q   Kryvbas Kryviy Rih 0–2 0–3 0–5
2000/01 UEFA Champions League Q1   Skonto Riga 4–1 1–2 5–3
Q2   SK Slavia Prague 1–4 0–1 1–5
2001/02 UEFA Champions League Q1   Barry Town 0–1 0–2 0–3
2004/05 UEFA Cup Q1   FC Tbilisi 1–4 0–1 1–5

ManagersEdit

Managers in modern historyEdit

  •   Afgan Talibov (1997–1998)
  •   Agaselim Mirjavadov (1998–2001)
  •   Gahraman Aliyev (2001–2005)
  •   Faig Jabbarov (2009–2010)
  •   Anar Kalantarov (2010–2013)
  •   Ruslan Abbasov (2013–2015)
  •   Kamran Alibabayev (2015–present)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Скончался Шахбаз Сулейманов. Azerisport.com (in Russian). Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  2. ^ ""Şəmkir" futbol klubu 4 illik fasilədən sonra fəaliyyətini bərpa etdi" (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  3. ^ ""Şəmkir" in sabiq prezidenti dünyasını dəyişdi". futbolpress.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  4. ^ ФК "Шамкир" возвращается в профессиональный футбол (in Russian). Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2011.

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