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Azerbaijan Premier League
Season 2008–09
Champions FK Baku
2nd Azerbaijani title
Relegated Bakili Baku
MOIK Baku
UEFA Champions League FK Baku
UEFA Europa League Inter Baku
Simurq Zaqatala
Karabakh (via domestic cup)
Goals scored 443
Average goals/game 2.43
Top goalscorer Uruguay Walter Guglielmone (17)
Biggest home win Baku 7–0 Turan
Biggest away win Bakili 0–7 Baku
Highest scoring Baku 7–0 Turan
MOIK 1–6 Olimpik
Bakili 0–7 Baku

Azerbaijan Premier League 2008–09 was the seventeenth season of top-tier football in Azerbaijan. It began on 9 August 2008 and ended on 17 May 2009. Inter Baku were the defending champions.

Contents

Team changes from last season

FK Gänclärbirliyi Sumqayit and ABN Bärdä were relegated after finishing the previous season in 13th and 14th place, respectively. They were replaced by the champions of the two groups in the Azerbaijan First Division, Bakili Baku and MOIK Baku.

On 8 July 2008, FK Masallı withdrew their participation from the league, citing competitional and financial problems as reasons.[1] Although it was unclear as of 21 July if the Azerbaijan Football Federation would be naming a substitute or if the championship would start with just 13 teams, shortly thereafter AFFA named FK NBC Salyan to replace Masallı in top league.[2]

On 31 October 2008, FK NBC Salyan changed their name to FK Mughan.[3]

Clubs and venues

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Stadia and locations

Team Venue Capacity
Bakili Baku Shafa Stadium 8,200
FK Baku Tofik Bakhramov Stadium 29,858
Inter Baku Shafa Stadium 8,200
Karabakh Guzanli Olympic Stadium1 15,000
Karvan Yevlakh Stadium 5,000
Khazar Lankaran Lankaran City Stadium 15,000
MOIK Baku MOIK Stadium 1,000
Mughan Salyany Olympic Sport Complex Stadium 4,000
Neftchi Baku Tofik Bakhramov Stadium 29,858
Olimpik Baku Shafa Stadium 8,200
FK Qäbälä Gabala City Stadium 2,000
Simurq Zaqatala Zaqatala City Stadium 4,000
Standard Baku Shafa Stadium 8,200
Turan Tovuz Tovuz City Stadium 10,000

1Karabakh played their home matches at Surakhani Stadium in Baku before moving to their current stadium on 3 May 2009.[4]

Personnel

Team Head coach Team captain Club chairman
Bakili Baku Azerbaijan Bakhtiyar Gulamov Azerbaijan Vasif Aliyev Misir Abilov
FK Baku Republic of Macedonia Gjoko Hadžievski Azerbaijan Rafael Amirbekov Hafiz Mammadov
Inter Baku Ukraine Valentin Khodukin Azerbaijan Khagani Mammadov Georgi Nikolov
Karabakh Azerbaijan Gurban Gurbanov Azerbaijan Farhad Veliyev Abdulbari Goozal
Karvan vacant Azerbaijan Ilham Yadullaev Javanshir Shiraliyev
Khazar Lankaran Azerbaijan Igor Ponomarev Azerbaijan Dmitry Kramarenko Mübariz Mensimov
MOIK Baku Azerbaijan Akif Ibadov Azerbaijan Ismail Mammadov Safar Abiyev
Mughan Azerbaijan Vladislav Gadyrov Azerbaijan Tarlan Khalilov Fizuli Aliyev
Neftchi Baku Azerbaijan Boyukaga Agaev Azerbaijan Zaur Tagizade Akper Hajiyev
Olimpik Baku Azerbaijan Asker Abdullayev Azerbaijan Tarlan Akhmedov Rasul Rasulov
FK Qäbälä Azerbaijan Ramiz Mammadov Azerbaijan Kanan Karimov Taleh Heydarov
Simurq Zaqatala Ukraine Roman Pokora Ukraine Mykhailo Starostyak Zaur Mammadov
Standard Baku Azerbaijan Rafik Mirzoyev Azerbaijan Huseyn Mahammadov Emin Babayev
Turan Tovuz Azerbaijan Etimad Gurbanov Tunisia Asaf Gadiri Rashid Maherramov

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment
Standard Baku Georgia (country) Badri Kvaratskhelia Resigned 20 April 2009[5] Azerbaijan Rafik Mirzoyev 20 April 2009[5]
Mughan Azerbaijan Nadir Gasymov Sacked 5 May 2009[6] Azerbaijan Vladislav Gadirov 20 April 2009[7]
Karvan Azerbaijan Yunis Huseynov Resigned 14 May 2009[8]

League table

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 FK Baku  (C) 26 20 2 4 54 13 +41 62 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Inter Baku 26 18 7 1 54 16 +38 61 2009–10 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 Simurq 26 16 5 5 39 20 +19 53
4 Khazar 26 15 5 6 49 21 +28 50
5 Qarabağ 26 14 7 5 35 22 +13 49 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round 1
6 Olimpik Baku 26 12 8 6 32 18 +14 44
7 Standard Baku 26 12 3 11 30 31 −1 39
8 Neftchi Baku 26 9 9 8 30 21 +9 36
9 Karvan 26 10 4 12 28 33 −5 34
10 Qäbälä 26 9 6 11 28 21 +7 33
11 Turan 26 5 5 16 19 45 −26 20
12 Mughan 26 4 2 20 19 53 −34 14
13 Bakili Baku  (R) 26 3 3 20 14 65 −51 12 Relegation to Azerbaijan First Division
14 MOIK Baku  (R) 26 1 2 23 12 64 −52 5

Source: soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored.
1Karabakh won the Azerbaijan Cup 2008–09 and therefore qualified for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (Q) = Qualified to respective phase of tournament; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Results

Home \ Away1 BAK FKB INT QAR KAR KHA MOI MUG NEF OLI QÄB SIM STA TUR
Bakili Baku 0–7 1–5 1–2 2–1 1–3 1–0 3–2 0–2 1–2 0–1 0–2 0–2 0–2
FK Baku 3–1 0–0 2–0 0–3 0–0 1–0 4–0 2–0 3–1 3–0 1–0 2–0 7–0
Inter Baku 4–0 0–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 3–0 3–0
Qarabağ 3–0 0–2 1–1 3–2 1–0 3–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–1 4–2
Karvan 2–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–3 3–1 1–1
Khazar 5–0 3–0 2–4 1–3 0–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 3–1 4–0 5–0
MOIK Baku 1–1 0–3 0–3 0–1 0–3 0–4 1–3 0–5 1–6 0–3 2–4 1–2 2–0
Mughan 1–0 0–4 1–2 1–2 0–1 1–3 1–1 0–3 0–1 0–4 1–2 1–3 2–1
Neftchi Baku 3–0 0–1 1–3 0–1 0–1 2–1 3–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–1
Olimpik Baku 4–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 0–0 3–0
Qäbälä 3–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 3–0 0–1 2–0 4–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 0–1
Simurq 3–0 2–1 0–2 0–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 3–1 3–1
Standard Baku 1–1 1–2 0–2 2–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 4–1
Turan 1–1 0–2 0–1 0–1 4–0 0–1 3–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–2

Source: soccerway.com
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers

Source: pfl.az (Azerbaijani)

17 goals
15 goals
11 goals
9 goals

References


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