Azerbaijan Premier League 2007-08
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Azerbaijan Premier League 2007-08

The 2007-08 Azerbaijan Premier League is the 16th season of Azerbaijan Premier League, the Azerbaijani professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1992. Khazar Lankaran were the defending champions, having won the previous season.

Teams

Shahdag Qusar were relegated after finishing the previous season in 13th. FK Gäncä, who were excluded from the league the previous season, also wouldn't take part in the 2007-08 season. On 13 August 2007 UEFA declared MKT Araz defunct and withdrew their participation from the league.

They were replaced by ABN Bärdä, Masall? and Standard Baku from the Azerbaijan First Division.

Stadia and locations

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

Personnel and kits

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

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Neftchi Baku Czech Republic Vlastimil Petr?ela Sacked 5 January 2008[2] Ukraine Anatoliy Demyanenko 5 January 2008[2]

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Inter Baku (C) 26 18 4 4 55 18 +37 58 Qualification for Champions League first qualifying round
2 Olimpik Baku 26 17 7 2 29 7 +22 58 Qualification for UEFA Cup first qualifying round[a]
3 Neftçi Baku 26 16 7 3 42 18 +24 55 Qualification for Intertoto Cup first round
4 Khazar Lankaran 26 14 10 2 44 16 +28 52 Qualification for UEFA Cup first qualifying round[a]
5 Qaraba? 26 11 8 7 25 16 +9 41
6 Gabala 26 11 3 12 33 36 −3 36
7 Simurq 26 9 9 8 31 25 +6 36
8 Baku 26 8 11 7 35 26 +9 35
9 Standard Baku 26 8 8 10 36 26 +10 32
10 FK Masall? 26 8 6 12 30 40 −10 30
11 Karvan 26 6 5 15 23 36 −13 23
12 Turan 26 4 6 16 21 49 −28 18
13 Gänclärbirliyi Sumqayit (R) 26 4 2 20 21 68 −47 14 Relegation to Azerbaijan First Division
14 ABN Bärdä (R) 26 2 6 18 12 56 −44 12
Source: Azerbaijan Professional Football league
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Khazar Lankaran qualified for the first qualifiying round of the 1st qualifying round of the UEFA Cup as winners of the 2007-08 Azerbaijan Cup.

Results

Home \ Away ABB BAK GAB GAS INT KAR KHA MAS NEF OLI QAR SIM STA TUR
ABN Bärdä 0-4 1-2 2-0 1-4 2-0 0-4 1-2 0-2 1-1 0-3 1-1 0-1 0-0
Baku 0-0 3-0 3-1 0-1 3-3 2-2 2-1 5-1 0-1 0-0 1-1 0-1 2-2
Gabala 2-0 2-0 2-2 2-1 1-0 1-1 1-1 2-3 0-1 1-2 1-0 1-0 2-1
Gänclärbirliyi Sumqayit 4-0 0-2 0-6 0-3 3-1 1-2 1-0 2-6 0-1 0-1 0-3 1-5 1-1
Inter Baku 4-0 1-0 4-0 3-0 3-1 2-2 3-0 0-0 2-0 1-0 2-0 1-1 3-1
Karvan 2-0 0-1 1-2 1-2 0-3 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-0 1-1 1-1 1-0
Khazar Lankaran 0-0 0-0 2-1 5-0 3-1 0-0 4-1 0-1 0-0 2-0 2-1 2-2 2-0
FK Masall? 1-1 2-0 1-0 6-0 0-3 4-1 0-3 0-2 1-2 1-0 1-1 1-1 3-1
Neftçi Baku 3-0 3-2 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-1 0-1 4-1 0-0 0-0 2-1 3-1 1-2
Olimpik Baku 1-0 3-0 2-0 1-0 1-0 2-0 0-0 3-1 0-0 0-1 1-0 1-0 3-0
Qaraba? 3-1 1-1 2-1 3-1 0-1 0-1 2-0 1-1 0-0 0-1 2-0 1-0 0-0
Simurq 3-1 0-0 2-0 3-0 3-4 0-1 1-1 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 3-0
Standard Baku 6-0 1-1 0-1 3-1 1-2 1-2 0-1 4-1 1-1 0-0 0-1 3-0 1-1
Turan 3-0 0-2 4-2 2-0 0-4 1-5 0-4 0-0 0-1 1-3 0-2 1-2 0-2
Source: soccerway.com
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Goals[3]
1 Azerbaijan Khagani Mammadov Inter 19
2 Azerbaijan Branimir Suba?i? Neftchi 14
3 Uruguay Walter Guglielmone Inter 11
Brazil Junivan Olimpik-Shuvalan 11
Azerbaijan Zaur Ramazanov Khazar 11
6 Ukraine Vladimir Mazyar Simurq 10
7 Georgia (country) Roman Akhalkatsi Karvan 9
Georgia (country) Georgi Adamia Neftchi 9
9 Russia Vitali Balamestny Gabala 8
Brazil Léo Rocha Standard Baku 8

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date
Azerbaijan Branimir Suba?i? Neftchi Gänclärbirliyi 6-2 18 August 2007[4]
Georgia (country) Roman Akhalkatsi Karvan Turan 5-1 1 September 2007[5]
Azerbaijan Khagani Mammadov Inter Turan 4-0 10 November 2007[6]
Russia Vitali Balamestny4 Gabala Gänclärbirliyi 0-6 11 November 2007[7]
Moldova Anatolie Doro? Standard Gänclärbirliyi 5-1 1 December 2007[8]
Azerbaijan Nadir Nabiyev Khazar Gänclärbirliyi 5-0 29 March 2008[9]
  • 4 Player scored 4 goals

References

  1. ^ ? ? ? ? (in Russian)
  2. ^ a b "Demyanenko returns with Neftchi". UEFA. 5 January 2008. Archived from the original on 9 January 2008. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Top Goalscorers" (PDF). pfl.az. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 December 2012. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ "Gänclärbirliyi 2-6 Neftchi". futbol24.com. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "Turan 1-5 Karvan". futbol24.com. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ "Turan 0-4 Inter". futbol24.com. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ "Gänclärbirliyi 0-6 Gabala". futbol24.com. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ "Gänclärbirliyi 1-5 Standard". futbol24.com. Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ "Khazar Lankaran 5-0 Gänclärbirliyi". futbol24.com. Retrieved 2014.

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