Sumgayit FK (Azerbaijani: "Sumqayıt" futbol klubu, pronounced [sumɡɑˈjɯt] (listen)) is an Azerbaijani football club based in Sumgayit that plays in the Azerbaijan Premier League.[1]

Sumgayit FK
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Full nameSumqayıt Futbol Klubu
Nickname(s)Kimyaçılar (The Chemists)
Founded2010; 12 years ago (2010)
GroundKapital Bank Arena (New Sumgait Stadium - 2022)
Capacity1,300 (10,000)
PresidentRiad Rafiyev
ManagerSamir Abbasov
LeagueAzerbaijan Premier League
2021–226th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 2010 as Sumgayit FK. In May 2011, the team secured their promotion to Azerbaijan Premier League after getting wildcard place instead of defunct Absheron.[2] After securing promotion to the Premier League, the club based most of their squad on players from Azerbaijan's U-19 and U-17 players.[3] In January 2012, the club announced that its old name was being restored.[4]

During 2012–13 season, Sumgayit narrowly avoided relegation to the First Division by finishing 10th in the league.

In the 2017-18 season, they were the only team in the league consisting solely of Azerbaijani players.

On 15 January 2019, Sumgayit announced they had signed a cooperation with Tractor Sazi.[5]

Domestic historyEdit

Season League Azerbaijan Cup Top goalscorer Kit Manufacturer Sponsor
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
2010–11 2nd 7th 26 13 5 8 34 26 44 Did not enter Kappa Azərkimya
2011–12 1st 12th 32 6 6 20 27 52 24 First round   Orkhan Aliyev 5
2012–13 1st 10th 32 9 8 15 31 49 35 Second round   Pardis Fardjad-Azad 9 Umbro
2013–14 1st 9th 36 5 10 21 27 61 25 Second round   Pardis Fardjad-Azad 6
2014–15 1st 8th 32 7 10 15 32 43 31 Second round   Magomed Kurbanov 13
2015–16 1st 8th 36 9 12 15 41 49 39 Quarter-final   Amil Yunanov 12
2016–17 1st 6th 28 9 8 11 28 35 35 Quarter-final   Mirabdulla Abbasov 8 Joma Pasha Life
2017–18 1st 5th 28 11 7 10 34 33 40 Semi-final   Amil Yunanov 10
2018–19 1st 6th 28 8 5 15 24 42 29 Runners Up Five Players 3
2019–20 1st 5th 20 6 5 9 24 32 23 Semi-final   Peyman Babaei 7 Jako
2020–21 1st 4th 28 10 9 9 30 31 39 Runners Up   Ali Ghorbani 9
2021–22 1st 6th 28 5 7 16 22 46 22 Quarter-final   Ali Ghorbani
  Rahim Sadikhov
5

European historyEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2020–21 UEFA Europa League 1QR   Shkëndija 0–2
2021–22 UEFA Europa Conference League 2QR   Čukarički 0–2 0–0 0–2
Notes
  • 1QR: First qualifying round
  • 2QR: Second qualifying round
  • 3QR: Third qualifying round
  • POR: Play-off round
  • Group: Group stage

LogosEdit

 
Sumgayit FK uniform for sale

StadiumEdit

The club's home ground is Kapital Bank Arena, a Football stadium in Sumqayit, which has a capacity of 1,300. New stadium will be ready in 2021 summer with capacity 16,000.

SupportersEdit

Sumgayit get most of their support in the Absheron District, particularly the city of Sumgayit. The club also enjoys support from fans scattered all over the city, and the local area in general.

PlayersEdit

Azerbaijani teams are limited to nine players without Azerbaijani citizenship. The squad list includes only the principal nationality of each player; several non-European players on the squad have dual citizenship with an EU country.

Current squadEdit

As of 27 October 2022[6][7]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
3 DF   AZE Vurğun Hüseynov (captain)
5 DF   CPV Steven Pereira
6 MF   AZE Vugar Mustafayev
7 MF   AZE Araz Abdullayev
8 MF   AZE Sabuhi Abdullazade
9 FW   BIH Almir Aganspahić (on loan from Čukarički)
10 MF   AZE Vusal Isgandarli
11 MF   AZE Rufat Abdullazade
12 DF   MKD Todor Todoroski
13 GK   AZE Aydın Bayramov
14 DF   AZE Elvin Badalov
15 MF   AZE Vugar Beybalayev
17 MF   AZE Murad Khachayev
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 MF   AZE Suleyman Ahmadov
19 FW   AZE Khazar Mahmudov
20 DF   AZE Ayxan Suleymanli
22 DF   SRB Damjan Daničić
23 MF   KAZ Rifat Nurmugamet
24 MF   AZE Elshan Abdullayev
25 GK   RUS Ilnur Valiev
30 MF   POR Filipe Chaby
37 FW   GUI Alya Toure
43 FW   GHA Richard Gadze
55 FW   AZE Ibrahim Aliyev
70 FW   TOG Ouro-Nile Toure

For recent transfers, see Transfers summer 2022.

Reserve teamEdit

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

Club officialsEdit

ManagementEdit

Position Staff
President   Riad Rafiyev
Vice-president   Vagif Omarov
Head of Supervisory Board   Abdulla Mammadov
Director of sport   Zamig Huseynov
Director of academy   Hakan Sunal
Press secretary   Rashad Mammadov

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name
Head coach   Alyaksey Baha
Assistant coach   Elnur Chodarov
  Mehman Yunusov
Goalkeeping coach   Emil Babayev
Conditioning coach   Gerard Merino
Reserve team head coach   Zaur Hidayatov

ManagersEdit

StatisticsEdit

Information correct as of match played 20 May 2016. Only competitive matches are counted.

Name Nat. From To P W D L GS GA %W Honours Notes
Bernhard Raab   Germany Sept 19, 2011 June 11, 2013 67 16 14 37 58 101 023.88 [8]
Agil Mammadov   Azerbaijan June 12, 2013 Oct 8, 2015[9] 73 12 21 40 64 114 016.44
Samir Abbasov   Azerbaijan Oct 8, 2015[10] May 20, 2018 33 11 8 14 40 45 033.33
Nazim Suleymanov   Azerbaijan Jun 7, 2018[11] Nov 12, 2018
Aykhan Abbasov   Azerbaijan Nov 14, 2018
  • 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).

RecordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FK Sumqayit". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  2. ^ ""Sumqayıt"ın prezidenti: "Komandanı Lippert çalışdıra bilər"". Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Сумгайыт создает новую Шафа". Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  4. ^ Сумгайыт Шехер меняет название. Azerisport.com (in Russian). Retrieved 18 December 2011.
  5. ^ "Riad Rəfiyev "Traktorsazi" klubunun rəhbərliyi ilə görüşüb". sfc.az (in Azerbaijani). Sumgayit FK. 15 January 2019. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Sumqayıt FK".
  7. ^ "Peşəkar Futbol Liqası".
  8. ^ Бернхард Рааб покинул «Сумгайыт», новым наставником назначен Агиль Мамедов. extratime.az (in Russian). Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  9. ^ "ФК Сумгаит: Агиль Мамедов сам подал прошение об отставке". www.azerifootball.com/ (in Russian). Azerifootball. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Первая тренерская смена сезона: Аббасов сменил Мамедова в Сумгаите". www.azerifootball.com/ (in Russian). Azerifootball. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Nazim Süleymanov "Sumqayıt" FK-nın baş məşqçisi təyin olunub". sfc.az (in Azerbaijani). Sumgayit FK. 7 June 2018. Retrieved 8 June 2018.

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