Sabah FC (Azerbaijan)

Sabah Football Club (Sabah Futbol Klubu) is an Azerbaijani professional football club based in Masazır. The team plays in the Azerbaijan Premier League, their top tier of Azerbaijani football.

Sabah FC
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Full nameSabah Futbol Klubu
Nickname(s)Tələbələr (Students)
Founded8 September 2017; 5 years ago (2017-09-08)
GroundBank Respublika Arena
Capacity13,000
PresidentMagsud Adigozalov
ManagerMurad Musayev
LeagueAzerbaijan Premier League
2020–215th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

Sabah were formed on 8 September 2017, joining the Azerbaijan First Division for the 2017–18 season, in which they finished 5th. After the four teams above them in the league failed or decline promotion, Sabah were granted a license to participate in Azerbaijan Premier League on 12 May 2018.[1] Sabah's first game in the Azerbaijan Premier League was against Keşla on 12 August 2018, a game they won 1-0 thanks to a Marko Dević goal. Sabah went on to finish their first Premier League season in 7th position, avoiding relegation.[citation needed]

On 16 September 2019, Elshad Ahmadov resigned as manager with Igor Ponomaryov taking over on an interim basis.[citation needed]

On 26 November 2019, Sabah announced that Željko Sopić had been appointed manager on an 18-month contract.[2] On 3 July 2020, Sopić resigned as manager.[3]

On 10 July 2020, Sabah signed 2 years contract with Vicente Gómez.[4] On 11 March 2021, Gómez left his role as Head Coach by mutual agreement, with Ramin Guliyev being placed in temporary charge.[5] At the end of the season, Guliyev was confirmed as the clubs new Head Coach on a two-year contract[6] Guliyev resigned from his position on 21 October 2021,[7] with Murad Musayev being appointed as the clubs new Head Coach on 30 October 2021, signing a two-year contract.[8]

Domestic historyEdit

Season League Azerbaijan Cup Top goalscorer Manager Manufacturer Sponsor
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
2017–18 2nd 5th 27 11 7 9 41 33 40 Second round   Arif Asadov Joma
2018–19 1st 7th 28 7 6 15 20 41 27 Quarter-final   Marko Dević 8   Elshad Ahmadov Macron
2019–20 1st 6th 20 5 6 9 19 27 21 Quarter-final   Ulysse Diallo
  Amadou Diallo
  Hendrick Ekstein
3   Elshad Ahmadov
  Igor Ponomaryov (interim)
  Željko Sopić
Bank Respublika
2020–21 1st 5th 28 7 8 13 28 38 29 Round of 16   Ramil Sheydayev 6   Vicente Gómez
  Ramin Guliyev (interim)
Nike
2021–22 1st 5th 28 12 5 11 42 34 41 Quarter-final   Joy-Lance Mickels 11   Ramin Guliyev
  Murad Musayev

Colours and badgeEdit

Sabah's features rays of sunshine incased in a shield. The team's main colours are blue-white, with their kit being made by Spanish clothing company Joma during their first season, and Macron from the start of the 2018-19 season.

StadiumEdit

 
View of Alinja Arena

The club play their home games at the Bank Respublika Arena in Masazır, which has a capacity of 13,000.[9]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 5 September 2022[10]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   BLR Alyaksandr Nyachayew
2 DF   AZE Amin Seydiyev
3 DF   UKR Zurab Ochihava
4 MF   AZE Elvin Jamalov (Captain)
5 DF   AZE Idris Ingilabli
6 MF   AZE Abdulla Khaybulayev
7 DF   BIH Bojan Letić
8 MF   UKR Oleksiy Kashchuk (on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk)
9 MF   AZE Anatoliy Nuriyev
10 MF   AZE Aleksey Isayev
11 MF   ESP Cristian Ceballos
12 GK   AZE Yusif Imanov
13 DF   SEN Abdoulaye Ba
15 MF   BRA Christian
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 DF   AZE Tellur Mutallimov
18 FW   GEO Davit Volkovi
19 DF   ESP Jon Irazabal
20 MF   GER Joy-Lance Mickels
21 MF   RUS Ildar Alekperov
22 MF   AZE Seymur Mammadov
29 MF   AZE Jeyhun Nuriyev
31 GK   AZE Rustam Samigullin
33 FW   AZE Jamal Jafarov
34 DF   AZE Bakhtiyar Hasanalizade
77 MF   AZE Namik Alaskarov
94 GK   AZE Nijat Mehbaliyev
99 FW   NGA Emmanuel Apeh

For recent transfers, see Transfers summer 2022.

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   BRA Higor Gabriel (at Dinamo Minsk)
MF   AZE Veysal Rzayev (at Turan-Tovuz)
MF   AZE Shakir Seyidov (at Turan-Tovuz)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   AZE Abdulla Rzayev (at Shamakhi)
FW   AZE Kamran Guliyev (at Shamakhi)

Reserve teamEdit

Sabah-2 plays in the Azerbaijan First Division from 2018.

Club officialsEdit

ManagementEdit

Position Staff[11][12]
Founder   Yagub Huseynov
President   Magsud Adigozalov
Supervisory Board Member   Yagub Huseynov
  Firudin Gurbanov
  Igor Ponomaryov
  Rahman Hajiyev
  Rauf Khalilov
Chief executive officer   Ramin Hasanov
General Manager   Nasimi Musayev
Director of sport   Igor Ponomaryov
Press secretary   Elnur Hamidov

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name[13]
Head coach   Murad Musayev
Goalkeeping coach   Vitali Kovalyov
Physical Training Coach   Vitaly Korneev
Reserve team head coach   Ilgar Mansimov

Club RecordsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

As of Match played 12 August 2022
Name Years League Azerbaijan Cup Total Ratio
1   Joy-Lance Mickels 2021- 13 (27) 3 (3) 15 (29) 0.53
2   Marko Dević 2018–2019, 2020 9 (24) 0 (0) 9 (24) 0.38
3   Aleksey Isayev 2020- 7 (49) 0 (3) 7 (52) 0.13
4   Ramil Sheydayev 2020-2021 6 (29) 0 (1) 6 (29) 0.21
4   Julio Rodríguez 2020-2022 6 (45) 0 (3) 6 (48) 0.13
6   Kévin Koubemba 2019-2021 5 (22) 0 (1) 5 (23) 0.22
6   Tiemoko Fofana 2021- 5 (32) 0 (3) 5 (35) 0.14
6   Juan Cámara 2021–2022 4 (19) 1 (3) 5 (22) 0.23
9   Ulysse Diallo 2019–2021 3 (15) 1 (2) 4 (17) 0.24
9   Amadou Diallo 2019–2021 4 (33) 0 (3) 4 (36) 0.11
9   Javid Imamverdiyev 2018–2020 4 (38) 0 (2) 4 (40) 0.1

Managerial statisticsEdit

Information correct as of match played 12 August 2022. Only competitive matches are counted.

Name Nat. From To Duration P W D L GS GA %W Honours Notes
Arif Asadov   Azerbaijan 8 September 2017 1 July 2018 296 days 28 11 7 10 41 36 039.29 (Promotion)
Elshad Ahmadov   Azerbaijan 1 July 2018 16 September 2019 1 year, 77 days 35 8 8 19 25 47 022.86
Igor Ponomaryov (Interim)   Azerbaijan 16 September 2019 26 November 2019[2] 71 days 8 3 2 3 12 11 037.50
Željko Sopić   Croatia 26 November 2019[2] 3 July 2020 230 days 11 3 2 6 12 18 027.27
Vicente Gómez   Spain 10 July 2020[14] 11 March 2021[15] 244 days 20 4 4 12 20 29 020.00
Ramin Guliyev (Interim)   Azerbaijan 11 March 2021[15] 26 May 2021[6] 76 days 9 3 4 2 9 11 033.33
Ramin Guliyev   Azerbaijan 26 May 2021[6] 21 October 2021[7] 224 days 7 0 1 6 3 12 000.00
Ilkin Huseynov (Interim)   Azerbaijan 21 October 2021 30 October 2021 9 days 1 1 0 0 3 0 100.00
Murad Musayev   Russia 30 October 2021[8] 340 days 25 14 5 6 47 27 056.00
  • Notes:

P – Total of played matches W – Won matches D – Drawn matches L – Lost matches GS – Goal scored GA – Goals against
%W – Percentage of matches won

Nationality is indicated by the corresponding FIFA country code(s).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SABAH HAQQINDA". sabahfc.az/ (in Azerbaijani). Sabah FC. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b c ""SABAH" FK-DA YENİ BAŞ MƏŞQÇİ". sabahfc.az/ (in Azerbaijani). Sabah FC. 26 November 2019. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  3. ^ "SABAH FC PARTED WAYS WITH ZELJKO SOPIC". sabahfc.az/. Sabah FC. 3 July 2020.
  4. ^ "SABAH FC OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE VICENTE GOMEZ AS NEW HEAD COACH". sabahfc.az/. Sabah FC. 10 July 2020.
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  10. ^ "Əsas komanda".
  11. ^ "DIRECTORY". sabahfc.az/. Sabah FC. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  12. ^ "SUPERVISORY BOARD". sabahfc.az/. Sabah FC. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  13. ^ "ƏSAS KOMANDA". sabahfc.az/ (in Azerbaijani). Sabah FC. Retrieved 15 May 2019.[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ "YENİ BAŞ MƏŞQÇİMİZ – VİSENTE QOMES!". sabahfc.az/ (in Azerbaijani). Sabah FC. 10 July 2020.
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