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Zira FK (Azerbaijani: Zirə Futbol Klubu, pronounced [ziɾæ]) is an Azerbaijani football club based in Baku. The club participates in the Azerbaijan Premier League.

Zira FK
Zira FK logo.svg
Full nameZirə Futbol Klubu
Nickname(s)Qartallar (The Eagles)
Founded28 July 2014; 5 years ago (2014-07-28)
GroundZira Olympic Sport Complex Stadium
Capacity1,300
PresidentNatig Ismayilov
ManagerZaur Hashimov
LeagueAzerbaijan Premier League
2018–195th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

The club was established in 2014 and immediately joined the Azerbaijan First Division.[1]

Despite finishing 2nd in its inaugural season in the Azerbaijan Premier League,[2] the club wasn't allowed to compete in the UEFA Europa League.[3][why?]

On 27 December 2016, Adil Shukurov had his contract as manager terminated by mutual consent, with Aykhan Abbasov taking over as manager until the end of the 2016–17 season.[4] Abbasov resigned as manager on 29 August 2018,[5] with Samir Abbasov being announced as his replacement the same day.[6] On 8 October 2019, Abbasov left Zira by mutual consent,[7] with Zaur Hashimov being appointed as manager until the end of the season the following day.[8]

Domestic historyEdit

Season League Azerbaijan Cup Top goalscorer Manager Kit Manufacturer Sponsor
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
2014–15 2nd 5th 30 19 6 5 61 19 63 Quarterfinal Bahram Shahguliyev Kappa Santral Electric
2015–16 1st 2nd 36 17 11 8 42 31 62 Quarterfinal Nelson Bonilla 14 Adil Shukurov
2016–17 1st 4th 28 10 9 9 29 26 39 Quarterfinal César Meza Colli 4 Adil Shukurov
Aykhan Abbasov
Umbro
2017–18 1st 4th 28 12 8 8 36 30 44 Quarterfinal Richard Gadze 7 Aykhan Abbasov Joma
2018–19 1st 5th 28 8 7 13 30 40 31 Semifinal Julio Rodríguez 8 Aykhan Abbasov
Samir Abbasov

European historyEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1QR   Differdange 03 2–0 2–1 4–1
2QR   Astra Giurgiu 0–0 1–3 1–3
Notes
  • 1QR: First qualifying round
  • 2QR: Second qualifying round
  • 3QR: Third qualifying round
  • POR: Play-off round
  • Group: Group stage

StadiumEdit

Zira's home ground is the Zira Olympic Sport Complex Stadium, which has a capacity of 1,300.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 14 August 2019

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Orkhan Sadigli
4   MF Elvin Jamalov
5   DF Tasos Papazoglou
6   DF Álvaro Ampuero (loan from Universidad San Martín)
7   MF Javid Huseynov
8   MF Ilkin Muradov
10   MF Elvin Mammadov
11   FW Sony Norde
14   DF Bakhtiyar Hasanalizade
16   DF Ibrahim Aslanli
17   FW Robin Ngalande
No. Position Player
18   FW Julio Rodríguez
23   MF Mpho Kgaswane
25   DF Miloš Bakrač
27   DF Adrian Scarlatache
28   GK Bojan Zogović
48   MF Chafik Tigroudja
62   GK Abdulla Seyidahmadov
70   MF Nijat Suleymanov (loan from Qarabağ)
88   MF Tellur Mutallimov
99   MF Rafael Maharramli (loan from Qarabağ)

For recent transfers, see Transfers summer 2019.

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name
Head coach   Zaur Hashimov
Assistant coach   Azer Mammadov
Goalkeeping coach   Anar Niftaliyev
Reserve team head coach   Huseyngulu Guliyev

Club RecordsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

As of Match played 19 December 2018
Name Years League Azerbaijan Cup Continental Total
1   Nelson Bonilla 2015–2016 14 (29) 3 (2) 0 (0) 17 (31)
2   Richard Gadze 2017–2018 10 (34) 0 (3) 2 (4) 12 (41)
3   Milan Đurić 2016–2018 8 (47) 1 (5) 0 (4) 9 (56)
3   Vusal Isgandarli 2015–2019 6 (60) 2 (9) 0 (0) 8 (69)
3   Adil Naghiyev 2015, 2015–2019 6 (96) 2 (7) 0 (2) 8 (105)
6   Nurlan Novruzov 2015–2017 4 (48) 2 (6) 0 (0) 6 (54)
6   Jovan Krneta 2015–2018 6 (74) 0 (5) 0 (4) 6 (83)
6   Tamkin Khalilzade 2015–2018 6 (68) 0 (5) 0 (5) 6 (79)
9   Alexandru Dedov 2018–2019 6 (22) 0 (2) - (-) 6 (24)
10   Tato 2015–2016 5 (32) 0 (2) 0 (0) 5 (34)
10   Elvin Mammadov 2016–2017 5 (40) 0 (3) 0 (0) 5 (43)
10   Victor Igbekoyi 2015–2018 5 (81) 0 (4) 0 (4) 5 (89)

Most appearancesEdit

As of Match played 19 December 2018
Name Years League Azerbaijan Cup Continental Total
1   Adil Naghiyev 2015, 2015–2019 96 (6) 7 (2) 2 (0) 105 (8)
2   Victor Igbekoyi 2015–2018 81 (5) 5 (0) 3 (0) 89 (5)
3   Anar Nazirov 2015–2019 83 (0) 1 (0) 4 (0) 88 (0)
4   Jovan Krneta 2015–2018 74 (6) 6 (0) 3 (0) 83 (6)
4   Vugar Mustafayev 2016–2019 71 (1) 9 (0) 3 (0) 83 (1)
6   Tamkin Khalilzade 2015–2018 68 (6) 6 (0) 4 (0) 79 (6)
7   Vusal Isgandarli 2015–2019 60 (6) 9 (2) 0 (0) 69 (8)
8   Sadig Guliyev 2015–2016, 2017–2019 61 (0) 5 (0) 1 (0) 67 (0)
9   Aleksandr Shemonayev 2015–2018 50 (0) 5 (1) 2 (0) 57 (1)
10   Milan Đurić 2016–2018 47 (8) 5 (1) 4 (0) 56 (9)

Managerial statisticsEdit

Information correct as of match played 6 October 2019. Only competitive matches are counted.

Name Nat. From To P W D L GS GA %W Honours Notes
Bahram Shahguliyev   Azerbaijan 28 July 2014 July 2015 31 19 6 6 61 20 061.29
Adil Shukurov   Azerbaijan July 2015 27 December 2016[4] 56 24 14 18 60 58 042.86
Aykhan Abbasov   Azerbaijan 27 December 2016[4] 29 August 2018[5] 51 22 16 13 66 52 043.14
Samir Abbasov   Azerbaijan 29 August 2018[6] 8 October 2019[7] 37 12 10 15 41 50 032.43
Zaur Hashimov   Azerbaijan 9 October 2019[8] 0 0 0 0 0 0 !
  • 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. ^ "Bəhram Şahquliyev indi də "Zirə"nin baş məşqçisi oldu". rekord.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  2. ^ ""Qartallar" gümüş medalı təmin etdi". fczire.az (in Azerbaijani). Zira FK. 16 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  3. ^ "AFFA-nın Lisenziya Komissiyasının qərarları". affa.az (in Azerbaijani). Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan. 16 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "Zirə də baş məşqçi dəyişikliyi". fczire.az (in Azerbaijani). Zira FK. 27 December 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Ayxan Abbasov "Zirə"dən ayrıldı". fczire.az (in Azerbaijani). Zira FK. 29 August 2018. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  6. ^ a b ""Zirə"nin yeni baş məşqçi bəlli oldu". fczire.az (in Azerbaijani). Zira FK. 29 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Görüş zamanı "Zirə"nin cari mövsümdə göstərdiyi oyun və əldə olunan nəticələr müzakirə olunub". fczire.az/ (in Azerbaijani). Zira FK. 8 October 2019. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Bu gün klub rəhbərliyi ilə mütəxəssis arasında görüş keçirilib və razılıq əldə olunub". fczire.az/ (in Azerbaijani). Zira FK. 9 October 2019. Retrieved 9 October 2019.

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