Qarabag FK

Qarabağ FK

  • Location: Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Stadium: Azərsun Arena, Tofig Bahramov Republican Stadium
  • Coach: Gurban Gurbanov
  • UEFA Europa League Titles: 0

Current Squad / Roster

General Statistics 2022-2023

Matches Played

6

To Play

32

Wins

2

Drawn

2

9

Goals

5

Goals Against

Championships:

Zerbaijani Champion: 2021-2022 , 2019-2020 , 2018-2019 , 2017-2018 , 2016-2017 , 2015-2016 , 2014-2015 , 2013-2014 , 2092-2093

Azerbaijani Cup Winner: 2021-2022 , 2016-2017 , 2015-2016 , 2014-2015 , 2008-2009 , 2005-2006 , 1992-1993

Qarabag is one of the exciting teams from Azerbaijan. The team has spent time pushing for a place on the continental front. They’ve represented Azerbaijan on many occasions and pushed the country into various UEFA Competitions. They’ve had exciting moments throughout history and made themselves one of the biggest clubs in the country.

The team has been around for many decades. And even though they went through a rebranding process, the team’s objective didn’t change, and they’ve been dominant in the league. They’ve also represented at the continental level on many occasions, making them a famous European club.

Qarabag General Info

Qarabag stats show that this is a top team in the Azerbaijan Premier League. The team’s full name is Qarabag Futbol Klubu, which means Qarabag Football Club. As a result, the team’s name is shortened to Qarabag FK or Qarabag. Their nicknames are Atlilar, translated as The Horsemen, and Goy-aglar, meaning Blue and Whites.

The club plays its games at the Azersun Arena, which is based in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The ground has a capacity of 5,800. It is owned by Azersun Holding, with Abdolbari Gozal as the sitting President and Gurban Gurbanov taking charge as the manager for the 2022-23 season.

Qarabag History

The club’s story started in the Soviet era in 1951, and at the time, their name was Mehsul when the Aghdam City stadium was completed. In 1966, the team participated in the Azerbaijani SSR Championship and got fourth place. From there, they remained competitive under the Mehsul name.

The club went through some financial struggles from 1991 to 2008, but that didn’t stop them from winning championships and participating in competitive leagues. Fortunately, the turnaround happened with the appointment of Gurban Gurbanov in 2008, and since then, they’ve enjoyed incredible success on the domestic front.

Qarabag Records

Qarabag stats are impressive, especially in the European scene. The team has had many exciting periods over the years and has continued to excite fans and neutrals. Although they can’t compare to the big European teams, they’ve done well according to their size and financial capacity.

The team competes in Europe. They’ve spent time in the UEFA Champions League, becoming the first Azerbaijani team to make it to the group stages. Although their first stint in the competition ended with them finishing fourth in the group, they could hold their head up as they got two points from the campaign.

Championships Won

Qarabag FK has had quite a few victories in the Azerbaijan league. They’ve dominated the league many times, winning titles and representing the country in various UEFA Competitions. Although it took time before the team started winning the league consecutively, they’ve always been a formidable force in the top division.

Aside from league titles, the team has won many domestic trophies. They’ve been cup champions and also won the Supercup. So, they remain one of the best teams in the league and would continue to pursue more titles to ensure they solidify their names as a top team in the league.

Historical Events

One of the most historical moments in the team’s story was when they made it to the UEFA Champions League group stages for the first time. They set the record for the first Azerbaijani team to make it into the most elite competition. They even got two draws in the competition and were exciting teams to watch.

We saw an impressive team, and we could tell that they had something to offer. Another interesting historical event was when they won the domestic double in 1993. They were league and cup champions that season.

Championship Won by Qarabag

Since their first game as Mehsul, the team has been winning titles. Although all their championships have come on the domestic front, they are still an exciting team. The team has a notable cabinet with all the major domestic trophies there. Below are some of the championships won by Qarabag over the years. 

  • Azerbaijan League
  • Azerbaijan Cup
  • Azerbaijan Supercup
  • Azerbaijan SSR League 
  • Azerbaijan SSR Cup

FAQs

In the Qarabag team’s roster for this season, only a few players are below 20 and above 30. They try to maintain an agile team that can help handle the competitiveness of European football and their domestic league. We can see that the team is filled with exciting talents that will help push them toward a better finish.

The team’s lineup doesn’t change much, and if you’re planning on engaging in Qarabag betting, you should be ready to see the same players play most of the games this season. Gurban Gubanov tries to maintain a solid team to deliver his tactics on the playing field. 

Therefore, we expect him to retain his 4-2-3-1 formation this season and keep the team compact as they compete in the UEFA Europa League and Azerbaijan Premier League.

Throughout the transfer window, the team also participated in getting in some players to help bolster the team’s strength for the new season. Also, some players left to play for other teams at the start of the season. So, the dynamics are a little bit different this season. In that case, we’ve listed some of the top arrivals and departures from the team this season.

  • Top Arrivals: Luka Gugeshashvili, Marko Jankovic, Julio Romao, Amin Ramazanov, Hacyaga Hacyly
  • Top Departures: Ibrahima Wadji, Patrick Andrade, Jaime Romero, Rustam Ahmadzada, Ruslan Haciyev

Qarabag is one of the teams in Europe to have employed only a few coaches in their history. Since 2008, the team has had the same manager handle the job, and as a result, he is the most successful coach in the team’s history. Below are the best coaches to handle the Qarabag team.

  • Gurban Gurbanov
  • Elbrus Abbasov
  • Aghasalim Mirjavadov
  • Boyukagha Aghayev

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Team Leaders

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