2011-12 Azerbaijan Premier League
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2011%E2%80%9312 Azerbaijan Premier League
Azerbaijan Premier League
Season2011-12
ChampionsNeftchi (7th title)
Champions LeagueNeftchi
Europa LeagueBaku
Khazar
Inter Baku
Matches played192
Goals scored448 (2.33 per match)
Top goalscorerBahodir Nasimov
(16 goals)
Biggest home winNeftchi 7-1 AZAL
Biggest away winRavan 0-4 Gabala
Highest scoringAZAL 6-3 Sumgayit
Highest attendance15,000[1]
K?p?z 3-1 AZAL
Lowest attendance300[2]FK Baku 0-3 K?p?z
FK Baku 3-2 Ravan
Average attendance3,581[2]
2010-11

The 2011-12 Azerbaijan Premier League (known as the Unibank Premyer Liqas? for sponsorship reasons) was the twentieth season of the Premier League since its establishment in 1992. Neftchi Baku was the defending champions, having won their second Azerbaijani championship the previous season.

A total of twelve teams participated in the league, the ten sides remaining of the 2010-11 season, one promoted club from the 2010-11 Azerbaijan First Division and a totally new club instead of defunct First Division champions FC Absheron.[3] The format of the league was same as 2010-11 season.

There is only one change in season's regulation as only champion of 2011-12 Azerbaijan First Division was directly promoted, while runners up of first division played play-off game with the team that finished 11th in Azerbaijan Premier League.[3]

Teams

MOIK Baku were relegated to the Azerbaijan First Division after finishing 12th and last, at the end of last season. They were replaced by First Division champions FC Absheron and runners-up Ravan Baku. However, due sponsorship problems Absheron became defunct and replaced by Sumgayit City F.C..[4]

On 31 May 2011, it was announced that FK Ganja changed their name to FC K?p?z.[5] On 18 July 2011, FK Mughan also ruled out to participate in this season due sponsorship reasons and replaced by Simurq PFC.[6][7]

Stadia and locations

Location of teams in 2011-12 Azerbaijan Premier League

Personnel and sponsoring

Team Manager Team captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
AZAL Azerbaijan Vagif Sadygov Azerbaijan Agil Nabiyev Umbro Silk Way
FC Baku Azerbaijan Novruz Azimov Azerbaijan Jamshid Maharramov Macron
Gabala Turkey Fatih Kavlak Azerbaijan Mahir Shukurov Erreà Hyundai
Inter Georgia (country) Kakhaber Tskhadadze Azerbaijan Vladimir Levin Umbro IBA
K?p?z Azerbaijan Fuad Ismayilov Azerbaijan Azer Mammadov Adidas Nakhchivan Car Factory
Khazar Azerbaijan Yunis Hüseynov Azerbaijan Rahid Amirguliev Puma Palmali
Neftchi Azerbaijan Boyukagha Hajiyev Azerbaijan Rail Malikov Adidas SOCAR
Qaraba? Azerbaijan Gurban Gurbanov Azerbaijan Rashad Sadigov Kappa Azersun
Ravan Baku Azerbaijan Bahman Hasanov Serbia Milo? Ze?evi? Legea Nissan
Simurq Georgia (country) Giorgi Chikhradze Azerbaijan Rasim Ramaldanov Kappa
Sumgayit Germany Bernhard Raab Azerbaijan Samir Abbasov Kappa Azerkimya
Turan Azerbaijan Asgar Abdullayev Azerbaijan Aftandil Hajiyev Kappa SivArt TV PLUS

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
AZAL Azerbaijan Nazim Suleymanov Resigned 7 July 2011[9] Pre-season Azerbaijan Elkhan Abdullayev 12 July 2011[10]
Neftchi Azerbaijan Arif Asadov Resigned 29 July 2011[11] Pre-season Azerbaijan Boyukagha Hajiyev 2 August 2011[12]
Ravan Baku Azerbaijan Bahman Hasanov Resigned 20 September 2011[13] 11th Azerbaijan Vladislav Kadyrov 20 September 2011[13]
AZAL Azerbaijan Elkhan Abdullayev Resigned 31 October 2011[14] 10th Azerbaijan Rafig Mirzayev 1 November 2011
Gabala England Tony Adams Resigned 16 November 2011[15] 6th Turkey Fatih Kavlak 16 November 2011[16]
Kapaz Azerbaijan Mehman Allahverdiyev Resigned 21 November 2011[17] 10th Azerbaijan Mirbaghir Isayev 21 November 2011[18]
Khazar Lankaran Romania Mircea Rednic Sacked 4 December 2011[19] 3rd Turkey Cüneyt Biçer 5 December 2011[20]
Kapaz Azerbaijan Mirbaghir Isayev Resigned 24 December 2011[21] 10th Azerbaijan Fuad Ismayilov 1 January 2012[22]
Ravan Baku Azerbaijan Vladislav Kadyrov Sacked 5 February 2012[23] 8th Azerbaijan Bahman Hasanov 6 February 2012[23]
Simurq Russia Sergey Yuran Mutually terminated 5 March 2012[24] 10th Azerbaijan Igor Getman 5 March 2012[24]
Simurq Azerbaijan Igor Getman End of tenure as caretaker 11 March 2012[25] 10th Georgia (country) Giorgi Chikhradze 11 March 2012[25]
FC Baku Latvia Aleksandrs Starkovs Mutually terminated 11 March 2012[26] 5th Azerbaijan Novruz Azimov 11 March 2012[26]
Khazar Lankaran Turkey Cüneyt Biçer Sacked 15 March 2012[27] 4th Azerbaijan Yunis Hüseynov 15 March 2012[28]
AZAL Azerbaijan Rafig Mirzayev Mutually terminated 2 April 2012[29] 7th Azerbaijan Mais Azimov 2 April 2012[29]
AZAL Azerbaijan Mais Azimov End of tenure as caretaker 6 April 2012[30] 7th Azerbaijan Vagif Sadygov 6 April 2012[30]

Season events

Inter Baku scandal

On 21 August 2011, Inter Baku - FK Baku game was suspended during last minutes due referee scandal, therefore game's fate decided after Professional Football League of Azerbaijan's decision.[31][32] On 23 August 2011, PFL awarded 3-0 technical victory to FK Baku and announced the following punishments were given to Inter Baku's individuals:

Furthermore, Inter Baku fined additional 13,000 AZN for breaching security regulations.[33][34]

Khazar Lankaran and Turan controversy

On 6 August 2011, the Disciplinary Committee of AFFA imposed the punishment on the scandal that took place in two matches. Khazar Lankaran fined 10,000 AZN after club's fans threw alien objects to the court, injuring the head of Inter Baku's coach Kakhaber Tskhadadze. Khazar also must play its next two league home matches in an empty stadium because of its fans' aggressive behavior.[35]

AFFA fined Turan Tovuz 26,000 AZN and moved its next two league home matches on a neutral ground for injuring referees, breaking PFL camera as well as for refusing to play at the second half of 2011-12 Azerbaijan Cup.[35][36] The club's president Musa Suleymanov has been disqualified for five matches and club received technical defeat of 0-3.[37]

First round

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Neftçi Baku 22 16 1 5 45 17 +28 49 Qualification for championship group
2 Inter Baku 22 13 6 3 21 10 +11 45
3 Khazar Lankaran 22 13 5 4 33 19 +14 44
4 Qaraba? 22 12 5 5 27 14 +13 41
5 Baku 22 10 5 7 27 22 +5 35
6 Gabala 22 10 5 7 27 23 +4 35
7 AZAL 22 8 5 9 35 35 0 29 Qualification for relegation group
8 Ravan Baku 22 6 7 9 23 29 −6 25
9 Kapaz 22 6 4 12 26 38 −12 22
10 Simurq 22 5 4 13 18 34 −16 19
11 Sumgayit 22 4 3 15 16 37 −21 15
12 Turan 22 3 2 17 13 33 −20 11
Source: Soccerway: Azerbaijan Premier League Table
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Results

Home \ Away AZL BAK KAP INT KHA SIM NEF QAR GAB RAV SUM TUR
AZAL 1-0 2-0 1-1 0-3 5-1 3-1 1-3 3-0 1-2 6-3 3-2
Baku 0-0 0-3 1-0 2-2 0-0 1-3 0-3 2-1 3-2 1-0 5-0
Kapaz 3-1 1-3 0-1 1-4 2-0 1-1 1-2 3-2 3-2 1-1 1-1
Inter Baku 1-1 0-3 0-0 1-0 1-0 2-1 0-0 1-1 1-0 2-0 1-0
Khazar Lankaran 1-0 3-0 1-0 0-1 1-0 1-0 0-0 2-1 1-1 2-1 3-1
Simurq 0-3 0-2 4-2 0-2 2-2 1-2 0-1 0-1 1-1 1-0 2-1
Neftçi Baku 7-1 1-0 2-0 0-1 5-0 4-2 3-2 2-0 1-0 4-0 1-0
Qaraba? 1-0 2-1 1-0 1-0 0-1 2-0 1-2 0-1 2-0 1-2 3-1
Gabala 1-1 0-0 2-0 0-0 2-1 0-2 1-0 0-0 2-3 3-1 2-1
Ravan Baku 3-1 0-0 1-2 1-2 1-1 1-1 0-1 1-1 0-4 0-0 2-1
Sumgayit 2-1 0-1 4-1 0-2 0-3 0-1 0-3 0-0 1-2 0-1 1-0
Turan 0-0 0-2 3-1 0-1 0-1 1-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 1-0
Source: Soccerway
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second round

Championship group

The top six teams of the first phase participate in this group, which will decide which team will win the championship. Additionally, teams in this group compete for one 2012-13 Champions League and two Europa League spots.

The winners will qualify for the Champions League Second qualifying round, with the runners-up and third place team earning a spot in the Europa League first qualifying round.

Table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Neftçi Baku (C) 32 20 3 9 55 30 +25 63 Qualification for Champions League second qualifying round
2 Khazar Lankaran 32 17 8 7 44 28 +16 59 Qualification for Europa League first qualifying round[a]
3 Inter Baku 32 16 8 8 29 21 +8 56
4 Qaraba? 32 15 8 9 37 28 +9 53
5 Gabala 32 15 7 10 43 32 +11 52
6 Baku 32 15 5 12 42 37 +5 50 Qualification for Europa League first qualifying round[a]
Source: Soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Baku qualified for the first qualifiying round of the 2012-13 UEFA Europa League as winner of the 2011-12 Azerbaijan Cup.

Results

Home \ Away BAK INT KHA NEF QAR GAB
Baku 0-1 4-1 2-0 1-2 2-1
Inter Baku 1-0 0-0 1-2 1-1 2-1
Khazar Lankaran 0-1 2-0 1-0 4-1 1-1
Neftçi Baku 2-1 2-1 1-1 2-1 0-1
Qaraba? 2-4 1-0 1-0 0-0 1-1
Gabala 4-0 2-1 0-1 4-1 1-0
Source: Soccerway
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation group

The bottom six teams of the first phase will determine the teams to be relegated to the 2012-13 Azerbaijan First Division. The bottom team of this group will be directly relegated, while the fifth-placed team will have to compete in relegation/promotion playoffs with the second-placed teams of the 2011-12 Azerbaijan First Division. On April 30, due decision of Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan, no clubs from Azerbaijan First Division will be promoted which means all clubs from this season will be remaining in the league.[38]

Table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
7 AZAL 32 12 8 12 44 44 0 44
8 Ravan Baku 32 10 11 11 39 39 0 41
9 Simurq 32 8 10 14 27 41 −14 34
10 Kapaz 32 9 5 18 35 55 −20 32
11 Turan (R) 32 6 7 19 26 42 −16 25 Qualification for relegation playoffs
12 Sumgayit (R) 32 6 6 20 27 52 −25 24 Relegation to Azerbaijan First Division
Source: Soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(R) Relegated.

Results

Home \ Away AZL KAP RAV SIM SUM TUR
AZAL 2-0 1-1 0-0 1-1 1-0
Kapaz 0-2 1-0 0-1 4-1 2-1
Ravan Baku 2-0 5-1 0-0 3-2 2-2
Simurq 1-2 1-1 1-1 2-1 1-1
Sumgayit 1-0 2-0 0-1 1-2 1-1
Turan 3-0 2-0 2-1 0-0 1-1
Source: Soccerway.com
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics

Top scorers

As of 11 May 2012

Last updated: 11 May 2012
Source: Azerbaijan Premier League

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date
Uzbekistan Bahodir Nasimov Neftchi Baku AZAL 7-1[39] 11 December 2011
Lithuania Deividas ?esnauskis FK Baku Khazar Lankaran 4-1[40] 14 April 2012

Scoring

Clean sheets

Discipline

[47]

Awards

Monthly awards

Month Azerbaijan Professional Football League Awards
Player Club
August Azerbaijan Ceyhun Sultanov K?p?z[48]
September Azerbaijan Rashad Abdullayev Neftchi
October Costa Rica Winston Parks Baku[49]
November Brazil Flavinho Neftchi[49]
December Georgia (country) Bachana Tskhadadze Inter Baku
February Azerbaijan Afran Ismayilov Qaraba?
March France Yannick Kamanan Gabala
April Lithuania Deividas ?esnauskis Baku
May Brazil Eder Bonfim Khazar

Annual awards

Award PFL Seasonal Awards[50]
Player Club
Best Goalkeeper Azerbaijan Kamran Agayev Khazar
Best Defender Azerbaijan Ruslan Abishov Khazar
Best Midfielder Romania Adrian Pi? Khazar
Best Forward Azerbaijan Rauf Aliyev Qaraba?
Player of the Year Brazil Flavinho Neftchi
Young Player of the Year Azerbaijan Nurlan Novruzov Baku
Manager of the Year Azerbaijan Boyukagha Hajiyev Neftchi

See also

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