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Neftchi Baku
Neftçi Bakı PFK
Full nameNeftçi Peşəkar Futbol Klubu
Nickname(s)Flaqman (Flagship)
Neftçilər (Oil Workers)
Xalq Komandası (Nation's Team)
Founded18 March 1937; 77 years ago (1937-03-18)
GroundBakcell Arena
Ground Capacity15,000
PresidentSadyg Sadygov
Head CoachArif Asadov
LeagueAzerbaijan Premier League
2014–152th
WebsiteClub home page
Current season
 
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Not to be confused with Neftchi FK (Fergana).
Neftchi Baku
Neftçi Bakı PFK
Full nameNeftçi Peşəkar Futbol Klubu
Nickname(s)Flaqman (Flagship)
Neftçilər (Oil Workers)
Xalq Komandası (Nation's Team)
Founded18 March 1937; 77 years ago (1937-03-18)
GroundBakcell Arena
Ground Capacity15,000
PresidentSadyg Sadygov
Head CoachArif Asadov
LeagueAzerbaijan Premier League
2014–152th
WebsiteClub home page
Current season

Neftchi Baku PFK (Azerbaijani: Neftçi Peşəkar Futbol Klubu), also known Neftchi, is an Azerbaijani football club based in the capital, Baku, that currently plays in the Azerbaijan Premier League.

Founded in 1937 as Neftyanik, the club is the most famous and the most successful Azerbaijani club with 8 Azerbaijan Premier League, 6 Azerbaijan Cup and 2 Azerbaijan Supercup titles. The club is one of the two teams in Azerbaijan, along with Qarabağ which has participated in all Azerbaijan Premier League championships so far.

In 2012, Neftchi Baku became the first Azerbaijani team to advance to the group stage of a European competition, beating APOEL of Cyprus 4–2 on aggregate in the play-off round of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League.[1][2] Neftchi plays its matches at the Bakcell Arena, which also serves as the venue for Azerbaijan national football team matches.

The club is also a member of the European Club Association, an organization that replaced the previous G-14 which consists of major football clubs in Europe.

History[edit]

Soviet era (1937–1991)[edit]

The first Neftchi team in 1937

Neftchi were founded in 1937.[3] During the years of 1937–1967, it was known as Neftyanik and it was renamed Neftchi in 1968. Neftchi played three spells in the Soviet Top League (1949–1950, 1960–1972, and 1977–1988), for a total of 27 seasons. The club appeared in the Soviet First League, the second-highest division, from 1946–1948, 1951–1959, 1973–1976, and 1989–1991, with its top finish in 1976 as the runner-up.

In 1966, under Ahmad Alaskarov's management, club earned its first silverware by gaining 3rd place in Soviet Top League.[4] The 1966 squad was made up of many of the all-time great Azerbaijani footballers, including forwards Anatoliy Banishevskiy (the UEFA Golden Player for Azerbaijan) and Kazbek Tuaev, midfielder Aleksandr Trofimov, and goalkeeper Sergey Kramarenko. Fans and journalists in Azerbaijan commemorated the 40th anniversary of Neftchi's success in 2006.

Neftchi's top scorer in this early era was Azerbaijani footballing legend Alakbar Mammadov, who also played for Dynamo Moscow. Mamedov netted 51 goals in league play during the 1950s and 1960s for the club.

World famous referee Tofiq Bahramov originally played for Neftchi but a serious leg injury prevented him from continuing his playing career and he became a referee.[5] The Azerbaijan national stadium is named after him.[6]

Domestic hegemony (1991–2012)[edit]

Flavinho is Neftchi's current and first foreign captain.

Neftchi went on to dominate Azerbaijani club football throughout the 1990s. In strong contrast to the Azerbaijan national team's defensive and often criticized style of play at the time, Neftchi achieved success through strict adherence to crowd-pleasing, offensive football. The club became the first Azerbaijani football club ever to win eight domestic titles and five cups.[7][8]

In 2006, Neftchi managed to win the CIS Cup after defeating Kaunas in the final.[9] In European competitions, the club also have advanced to the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League twice, having defeated Bosnian champions – Široki Brijeg – and Icelandic champions – FH Hafnarfjarðar – in 2004 and 2005 respectively.

A long period of decline followed the success of the 2005 to the end of the decade. Despite the appointment of famous names such as Gurban Gurbanov, Vlastimil Petržela, Anatoliy Demyanenko and Hans-Jürgen Gede, the club did not achieve any success and squandered large sums of money on unsuccessful signings.[10]

Things changed to positive in December 2009, when the club's control was given to Sadıq Sadıqov. The takeover was immediately followed by a flurry of bids for high profile international players such as, Bahodir Nasimov, Nicolás Canales, Flavinho, Bruno Bertucci, Eric Ramos, Igor Mitreski and Julius Wobay.[11] In May 2010, under Arif Asadov's first season as Neftchi head coach, the club won its sixth championship title.[12][13] Asadov also become first person in Azerbaijan to win the league title as a coach and football player.[14]

In the 2011–12 season, Boyukagha Hajiyev guided Neftchi to another domestic success as club become champions for seventh time in their history.[15][16] In November 2011, Neftchi celebrated its 1000th victory in official games and 1000th goal, which is scored by Araz Abdullayev.[17]

European breakthrough (2012–present)[edit]

Neftchi in Europa League before the match with Internazionale.

In 2012, Neftchi qualified for the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League group stage, being the first Azerbaijani team to advance to this stage in a European competition. Neftchi managed to get three points in six matches, drawing with Partizan both times and holding Inter Milan at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.[18][19]

A third consecutive Premier League title followed in 2012–13 season.[20] Neftchi then won the Azerbaijan Cup on 28 May 2013 to secure the domestic double.[21][22] Following Neftchi's early exit from European cups, Hajiyev resigned from his post.[23][24]Following defeat at 2013 Azerbaijan Supercup, Nazim Suleymanov appointed as Neftchi's new manager as Tarlan Ahmadov sacked after just three months in charge.[25]On January 8, 2014, Suleymanov resigned as manager after transfer fund dispute.[26][27] In May 2014, despite finishing fourth, Neftchi managed to win Azerbaijan Cup.[28] In August 2014, the club reached Europa League play off round after beating Chikhura Sachkhere on aggregate.[29]

On 2 November 2014, Neftchi's president Sadiqov stated that, the club is experiencing financial difficulties.[30]

Crest and colours[edit]

Neftchi's crests during its history

Since the club's foundation, Neftchi have had four main crests, though all underwent minor variations. In 1949, Neftchi adopted as their first crest the image of an oil platform with Russian n letter, which obviously contributed to the Oil Workers nickname, and remained for the next 27 years.

In 1977, Neftchi's crest was changed again as a ball and sunrise background elements added, which was to endure for the next two decades. The club's crest was changed again in 1997 as part of another attempt to modernise and to capitalise on new marketing opportunities. This was the first club badge without oil platform, as it was replaced by the national seal of the Baku. With new ownership, and the club's centenary approaching, combined with demands from fans for the club's traditional badge to be restored, it was decided that the crest should be changed again in 2004. The new crest was officially adopted for the start of the 2004–05 season and marks a return to the older design of the oil platform. As with previous crests, this one has appeared in traditional black and white colours.

Shirt sponsors and kit manufacturers[edit]

Neftchi's traditional kit was composed of black shirts, white shorts and socks of the same color. Although through the years these two have gone from alternating between white and black stripes. The club's kits are manufactured by Adidas and sponsored by SOCAR since 2004, a multinational oil and gas corporation from Baku.[31]

Grounds[edit]

Neftchi Baku's home games are usually played at Tofiq Bahramov Stadium in Baku. Built by German prisoners of war in 1951 and constructed in the shape of C to honour Stalin, however it was renamed after famous football referee Tofiq Bahramov in 1993 after his death.[32] The stadium also serves as the home ground of the Azerbaijan national football team and holds 31,200 making it the largest stadium in the country.[33]

Neftchi's current home venue is 15,000 capacity Bakcell Arena. It has been the club's home since the 2012–13 season.

Supporters[edit]

Neftchi fans during at Tofiq Bahramov Stadium.

Neftchi Baku is one of the most supported club in Azerbaijan, with supporters organized in many fan clubs around the world, including United States, Turkey, Russia, Germany, Netherlands, and any other country with a sizeable Azerbaijani community. In 2010s, although Neftchi improved its position, the average attendance fell to record low levels.[34]

The club's most popular celebrity supporters are the likes of actors Bahram Bagirzade, Bashir Safaroglu and Lutfali Abdullayev, composers Gara Garayev, Fikrat Amirov and Niyazi, judoka Ilham Zakiyev and scientist Mirali Qashqai.[35][36][37]

Rivalry with Khazar Lankaran[edit]

Main article: Böyük Oyun

The game between Neftchi and Khazar Lankaran is one of the biggest clashes in Azerbaijan. The relationship between the two clubs has always been known for its great animosity, as the classic opposes two geographic regions – with Neftchi and Khazar Lankaran representing the north and south of Azerbaijan, respectively.[38]

Domestic league and cup history[edit]

SeasonDiv.Pos.Pl.WDLGSGAPCupEuropeTop Scorer (League goals)Head Coach
1992APL13630241042362QF-Azerbaijan Alakbarov (36)Azerbaijan Alaskarov
Azerbaijan Kramarenko
19935181152391127QF-Azerbaijan Alakbarov (16)Azerbaijan Sadygov
1993-9483011712371129QF-Azerbaijan Alakbarov (12)Azerbaijan Sadygov
1994-953241743671538W-Azerbaijan Aliyev (26)Azerbaijan Sadygov
1995-961201163421739WWCQual.Azerbaijan Aliyev (16)Azerbaijan Sadygov
Azerbaijan Tuaev
1996-971302352982074QFUCQual.Azerbaijan Gurbanov (34)Azerbaijan Tuaev
1997-986261349432343SFCLQual.Azerbaijan Gurbanov (9)Azerbaijan Tuaev
1998-993261544571852W-Ukraine Kalfa (15)Azerbaijan Tuaev
1999-003221345351743SFUCQual.Azerbaijan Vasilyev (8)Azerbaijan Alaskarov
2000-012201631571151RUUCQual.Azerbaijan Ismayilov (11)Azerbaijan Namazov
Azerbaijan Abdullayev
Azerbaijan Ozbakov
2001-02322135434744-UCQual.Azerbaijan Gurbanov (9)Azerbaijan Tuaev
2003-041262231661569W-Azerbaijan Vasilyev (17)Azerbaijan Tuaev
2004-051342464521878QFCLQual.Azerbaijan Tagizade (14)Azerbaijan Mirjavadov
2005-063261592511654SFCLQual.Azerbaijan Nabiyev (12)Azerbaijan Mirjavadov
2006-072241734471544SF-Georgia (country) Adamia (10)Azerbaijan Gurbanov
2007-086261673421855SFUCQual.Azerbaijan Subašić (14)Czech Republic Petržela
Ukraine Demyanenko
2008-09826998302136QFICR3Romania Neaga (5)Ukraine Demyanenko
Germany Gede
Azerbaijan Aghayev
2009-10542131910312658QF-Romania Neaga (11)Azerbaijan Sadygov
2010-1113219103531767QF-Uzbekistan Nasimov (15)Azerbaijan Asadov
2011–121322039553063RUCLQual.Uzbekistan Nasimov (16)Azerbaijan Hajiyev
2012-131321958593262WCL
EL
Qual.
GS
Chile Canales (26)Azerbaijan Hajiyev
2013-1443617910484260WCLQual.Uzbekistan Nasimov (7)Azerbaijan Ahmadov
Azerbaijan Suleymanov
Azerbaijan Hajiyev

European record[edit]

Neftchi against Internazionale, at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (UEFA Europa League 2012–13 - Group H)
As of 22 August 2014
CompetitionMatchesWDLGFGA
UEFA Champions League185581432
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League2466122638
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup201103
UEFA Intertoto Cup631277
Total501413234780

Matches[39][edit]

Players[edit]

For a list of all former and current Neftchi Baku PFK players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:PFC Neftchi players.

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 squad[edit]

As of 08 October 2014

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

No.PositionPlayer
1AzerbaijanGKEmil Balayev
2BrazilDFCarlos Cardoso
3BrazilDFDenis Silva
5AzerbaijanDFElvin Yunuszade
7AzerbaijanMFAraz Abdullayev
8AzerbaijanMFElshan Abdullayev
9BrazilMFFlavinho (captain)
10Sierra LeoneMFJulius Wobay
11ChileFWNicolás Canales
12LatviaGKPāvels Doroševs
14AzerbaijanDFElnur Allahverdiyev
15ParaguayMFÉric Ramos
17AzerbaijanMFNijat Gurbanov
No.PositionPlayer
18BrazilMFCauê
19AzerbaijanMFMirhuseyn Seyidov
20AzerbaijanFWFahmin Muradbayli
21AzerbaijanMFSamir Masimov
23AzerbaijanFWRuslan Qurbanov
27AzerbaijanDFMagsad Isayev
28AzerbaijanMFEmin Mehdiyev
29AzerbaijanFWJavid Muxtarzade
30SerbiaGKSaša Stamenković
88AzerbaijanFWMirkamil Hashimli
90CameroonFWErnest Nfor
95AzerbaijanDFElvin Badalov

Out on loan[edit]

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

No.PositionPlayer
--AzerbaijanGKRashad Azizli (at Azerbaijan Simurq)
--AzerbaijanMFJavid Imamverdiyev (at Turkey Elazigspor)
No.PositionPlayer
--AzerbaijanMFTanrıverdi Maharramli (at Azerbaijan Neftchala)
--AzerbaijanFWIlham Allahverdiyev (at Azerbaijan Qaradağ FK)

Individual records[edit]

Lists of the players with the most caps and top goalscorers for the club, as of 7 September 2013 (players in bold signifies current Neftchi player). Samir Alakbarov is the club's all-time top scorer with 138 goals, including 12 goals in the Azerbaijan Cup.

Anatoliy Banishevskiy is one of the most goalscoring and capped players for the club. He voted as the Azerbaijan's most outstanding player over the past 50 years.
Top Ten Highest Goalscorers
PlayerPeriodAppearancesGoals
1Soviet Union Azerbaijan Samir Alakbarov1987–94; 1995–98251138
2Soviet Union Anatoliy Banishevskiy1964–1978288136
3Soviet Union Azerbaijan Yunis Huseynov1984–92; 1993–98295101
4Soviet Union Eduard Markarov1961–7025196
5Soviet Union Vladimir Mikuchadze1951–6017488
6Soviet Union Nikolai Smolnikov1967–7933886
7Soviet Union Igor Ponomaryov1978–81; 1983–8822670
8Azerbaijan Gurban Gurbanov1996–98; 2001; 2004–058069
9Soviet Union Mashalla Akhmedov1977–8926064
10Soviet Union Ali Abilzade1950–60 ????62
Gurban Gurbanov is one of the club's top goalscorers.
Top Ten Players With Most Appearances
PlayerPeriodCapsGoals
1Soviet Union Nikolai Smolnikov1967–7933886
2Soviet Union Sergey Kramarenko1964–75; 1977–813310
3Soviet Union Asgar Abdullayev1979–913191
4Soviet Union Azerbaijan Yunis Huseynov1984–92; 1993–98295101
5Soviet Union Anatoliy Banishevskiy1964–1978288136
6Soviet Union Isgandar Javadov1977–82; 1983–8827753
7Soviet Union Kazbek Tuaev1961–70; 1971–7227758
8Soviet Union Mashalla Akhmedov1977–8926064
9Soviet Union Azerbaijan Arif Asadov1985–93; 1995–97; 2000–022585
10Soviet Union Azerbaijan Samir Alakbarov1987–94; 1995–98251138

Club officials[edit]

Boyukagha Hajiyev is one of club's most successful managers, having won 2 titles and 2 national cups

The Board of Directors[edit]

PositionStaff
PresidentAzerbaijan Sadıq Sadıqov
Vice-PresidentAzerbaijan Elnur Mammadov
Press and Operations OfficerAzerbaijan Gunduz Abbaszade
AdviserAzerbaijan Elnur Ashrafoglu
Head of Security ServiceAzerbaijan Vagif Musayev
Source: Neftchi Baku PFK

Coaching staff[edit]

PositionStaff
ManagerAzerbaijan Arif Asadov
Assistant coachAzerbaijan Elmir Khankishiyev
Assistant coachAzerbaijan Nazim Aliyev
Selection coachAzerbaijan Bakhtiyar Musayev
Goalkeeper coachLatvia Pāvels Doroševs
Fitness coachRomania Carmel Barbulescu
Club doctorAzerbaijan Boris Khatagurov
Assistant doctorAzerbaijan Tofig Gasimov
PhysiotherapistAzerbaijan Rasim Gadimaliev
Source: Neftchi Baku PFK

Presidential history[edit]

Neftchi has had numerous presidents over the course of its history, some of whom have been owners of the club while others have been honorary presidents. In 1988, Neftchi had registered as a professional football club and club since then had 6 presidents.

 
NameYears
Aydin Ibrahimov1988–97
Agil Pashayev1997–01
Ramiz Mirzayev2001–03
Rovnag Abdullayev2004–08
Akbar Hajiyev2008–10
Sadyg Sadygov2010–

Notable managers[edit]

For more details on this topic, see List of Neftchi Baku PFK managers.

The following managers have all won at least one trophy when in charge of Neftchi:

NamePeriodTrophies
Azerbaijan Ahmad Alaskarov1992Azerbaijan Premier League
Azerbaijan Vagif Sadygov1993–95Azerbaijan Cup (2), Azerbaijan Supercup (2)
Azerbaijan Kazbek Tuaev1996–97, 1998–99, 2003–04Azerbaijan Premier League (3), Azerbaijan Cup (2)
Azerbaijan Agaselim Mirjavadov2004–06Azerbaijan Premier League, CIS Cup
Azerbaijan Boyukagha Hajiyev2011–13, 2014Azerbaijan Premier League (2), Azerbaijan Cup (2)
Azerbaijan Arif Asadov2010–11, 2014–Azerbaijan Premier League

Honours[edit]

Neftchi's first trophy was the Azerbaijani league title in 1992. The club currently holds the record for most top-division titles (8), the most Azerbaijan Cups (6), the most Azerbaijan Supercups (2) and the most Azerbaijan Cup Final appearances (8).[40] The club's most recent trophy came in May 2013 with the 2012–13 Azerbaijan Cup title.[41]

National[edit]

Winners (8) : 1992, 1995–96, 1996–97, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13
Runners-up (3) : 2000-01, 2001-02, 2006-07
Winners (6) : 1994–95, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2003–04, 2012-13, 2013-14
Runners-up (2) : 2000-01, 2011-12
Winners (2) : 1993, 1995
Runners-up (1) : 2013

Regional[edit]

Third place (1) : 1966
Winners (1) : 2006
Runners-up (1) : 2005

In popular culture[edit]

A number of television programmes have included references to Neftchi Baku over the past few decades. In the sitcom Aramizda Galsin, the character Aslan is a Neftchi supporter.[42] Neftchi have also featured on several occasions in meykhana.[43][44]

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