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FK Baku
Logo of FK Baku
Full name Bakı Futbol Klubu
Nickname(s) Zolaqlılar (Stripes)
Founded 1997
Ground Tofig Bakhramov Stadium,
Baku, Azerbaijan
(Capacity: 29,858)
Chairman Azerbaijan Hafiz Mammadov
Manager Turkey Bülent Korkmaz
League Azerbaijan Premier League
2008-09 Azerbaijan Premier League, 1st
Home colours
Away colours

FK Baku (Azerbaijani: Bakı Futbol Klubu) is a Azeri football club in Baku, Azerbaijan. The club sponsored by the Baghlan Group Company and Zqan Construction Company who, among other things, also own the Guba Sport Complex.[1]

FK Baku plays in the Azerbaijan Premier League and is one of the most successful clubs in Azerbaijan football. They have won two Azerbaijan Premier League championships and one Azerbaijan Cup.

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History

FK Baku was founded in 1997 under the name of Dinamo, as an unification between FC Polis Akademiyasi and Qartal-95, both clubs from Baku.[2] In 2004, club renamed to the FK Baku, after changes by the new chairman. FK Baku plays its matches at Tofik Bakhramov Stadium, which also serves as the venue for Azerbaijan national football team matches. Since its founding, FK Baku has had a fierce rivalry with Baku suburb club Neftchi Baku, and Inter Baku. Games between this three sides attract one of the biggest crowds in Azerbaijan football.[3]

European competitions

FK Baku was the first Azerbaijani team to qualify to the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League. The team passed FK Ekranas in the second qualifying round after 2-2 in Lithuania and 4-2 win in Tofik Bakhramov Stadium in the second leg.[4]

League and domestic cup history

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup
1999-00 1st 6 22 9 4 9 21 17 31 Quarter-Finals
2000-01 1st 6 20 9 2 9 30 29 29 Semi-Finals
2003-04 1st 5 26 12 5 9 45 32 41 1/8 Finals
2004-05 1st 5 34 21 10 3 60 14 73 Winners
2005-06 1st 1 26 18 4 4 42 12 58 Quarter-Finals
2006-07 1st 3 24 14 6 4 25 10 48 Quarter-Finals
2007-08 1st 8 26 8 11 7 35 26 35 Quarter-Finals
2008-09 1st 1 26 20 2 4 54 13 62 Semi-Finals

Club officials

The Board of Directors

Football Management Trade I.C.

Position Name
President Azerbaijan Hafiz Mammadov
Position Name
General Manager Azerbaijan Zeynal Mammadov
Football Management Trade Manager Turkey Tunç Afşar
Football Director Azerbaijan Yasar Seyidov

Coaching staff

Position Name
Manager Turkey Bülent Korkmaz
Assistant Manager
Fitness & Conditioning Coach
Goalkeeper Coach Republic of Macedonia Muarem Zekir
Reserve Team Manager
Younger Team Manager Turkey Yüksel Kepoğlu

Achievements

2005/06, 2008/09

2004/05

European record

As of July 21, 2009.

Competition Matches W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 5 2 1 2 7 8
UEFA Cup 4 1 - 3 3 10
Total 8 3 1 4 10 16
Season Competition Round Club Home Away
1998/99 UEFA Cup 1Q Romania FC Argeş Piteşti 0-2 1-5
2005/06 UEFA Cup 1Q Slovakia MŠK Žilina 1-0 1-3
2006/07 Champions League 1Q Georgia (country) Sioni Bolnisi 1-0 0-2
2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1Q Moldova Dacia Chisinau 1-1 1-1 (p 1-3)
2009–10 Champions League 2QR Lithuania FK Ekranas 4-2 2-2
3QR Bulgaria Levski Sofia 0-0 0-2
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 4QR Switzerland FC Basel 1-3 1-5

UEFA ranking

UEFA team ranking 2010 (UEFA club coefficients in parentheses)

Baku's Home side kit

FK Baku's traditional kit is a white and blue shirt, white shorts with grey socks. Their away kit is all blue. FK Baku's kits are manufactured by Lotto and sponsored by Baghlan Group Company, a limited liability company which started with the transportation of oil and dry cargoes, later have integrated all fields of specialization into one company, known as Baghlan Group FZCO since the beginning of 2002, with headquarters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

FK Baku's Logo

FK Baku's current logo is a popular maidens tower in Baku. The Maiden Tower, is a tower in Old City Baku, originally on the shore of the Caspian Sea. It was constructed in the 12th century, or possibly earlier - its architectural style and construction sequence is obscure, and estimates for its age go back to an unlikely 2,500 years. It was built by the 12th century architect Masud ibn Davud. Due to land reclamation in the early 20th century the tower is now separated from the Caspian by a busy main road and public gardens. The Tower is a noted landmark and one of Azerbaijan's most distinctive emblems. The logo of FK Baku perfectly describes that the team is from the capital of Azerbaijan.

Stadium

view from Tofik Bakhramov Stadium

Tofik Bakhramov Stadium was built in 1952. It is named after famous football referee, Tofik Bakhramov. Stadium built by German PoWs and constructed in the shape of C to honour Stalin, however it was renamed back to Tofik Bakhramov in 1993 after his death.

FK Baku's home stadium is normally the Tofik Bakhramov Stadium, which has a capacity of 30,000 fans. The Tofik Bakhramov Stadium stadium is also used for the Azerbaijan national football team and Neftchi Baku. In 2008 the president of FK Baku Hafiz Mammadov, decided to build up a new stadium which will have a capacity of 10,000 fans. The new stadium expected to be finish 2010.

Satellite clubs

The following clubs are affiliated with FK Baku:

Current squad

As of 22 February 2010, 2009. Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Croatia GK Marko Šarlija
3 Azerbaijan DF Rafael Amirbekov
4 Moldova MF Vadim Borets
5 Serbia DF Stevan Bates
6 Turkey DF Kürşat Duymuş
7 Azerbaijan MF Mahmud Qurbanov
8 Croatia MF Ernad Skulić
11 Morocco MF Adnan Barakat
12 Moldova FW Veaceslav Sofroni
13 Azerbaijan GK Aqil Mammadov
14 Azerbaijan DF Elvin Əliyev
15 Azerbaijan MF Jamshid Maharramov
No. Position Player
19 Nigeria FW Ahmad Tijani
20 Azerbaijan MF Fábio Luís Ramim (C)
21 Brazil MF Wênio
23 Senegal GK Khalidou Sissokho
27 Azerbaijan FW Bakhtiyar Soltanov
29 Romania MF Cristian Muscalu
32 Moldova MF Alexei Savinov
33 Azerbaijan DF Saşa Yunisoğlu
34 Brazil FW Adriano
55 Kenya FW Allan Wanga
77 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Aleksandar Solic
85 Brazil FW Jabá

Out on loan

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

No. Position Player
30 Brazil FW William Batista (to Karpaty Lviv)
25 Azerbaijan MF Ramal Huseynov (to Kocaelispor)

Reserve team

Players under 21 Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Azerbaijan GK Aqil Mammadov
2 Azerbaijan DF Maharram Muslimzade
3 Azerbaijan DF Ramin Khalilov
6 Azerbaijan DF Asif Rzayev
7 Azerbaijan MF Rahman Hajıyev
10 Azerbaijan MF Orkhan Bashirli
12 Azerbaijan MF Sabuhi Bayramov
13 Azerbaijan GK Hasan Hasanov
No. Position Player
14 Azerbaijan FW Bakhtiyar Soltanov
15 Azerbaijan FW Bahruz Asadli
17 Azerbaijan MF Orkhan Safiyaroglu
18 Azerbaijan FW Tural Qürbətov
20 Azerbaijan DF Parviz Bayramov
27 Azerbaijan MF Kirilo Bejonar
55 Azerbaijan DF Fariz Mammadov
67 Azerbaijan DF Anar Hasanli

Notable former players

     

Top 10 most goal scorers

# Name Career Goals
1 Azerbaijan Brazil Leandro Gomes 2004–2008 26
2 Argentina Fernando Nestor Pérez 2004– 25
3 Azerbaijan Tarlan Mahmudov 2003–2005 13
4 Georgia (country) Amiran Mujiri 2007– 11
5 Azerbaijan Ceyhun Sultanov 2004–2006 10
6 Azerbaijan Yasar Abuzarov 2003–2005 8
7 Azerbaijan Ramazan Abbasov 2004– 7
8= Azerbaijan Brazil Fábio 2008– 7
8= Azerbaijan Bakhtiyar Soltanov 2005– 7
8= Azerbaijan Vadim Vasilyev 2005–2006 7

References

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