Qarabağ FK

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Tofiq Bahramov Republican Stadium.

Qarabağ Futbol Klubu (usually just called Qarabağ) is a professional association football club from Baku, Azerbaijan. The club was originally from Agdam, but moved to Baku because of the Nagorno-Karabakh War. The club plays in the Azerbaijan Premier League.

Qarabağ was formed in 1951, and were the founding members of the Azerbaijan Premier League in 1992. A season later they won their first league championship, which made them the first non-Baku based club to win the Azerbaijan Premier League title.

The clubs plays at the Tofiq Bahramov Republican Stadium, which has a capacity of around 31,200.[1] The Azerbaijan national football team also uses that stadium. They used to play at the Imarat Stadium, but it was destroyed by the Armenian military during the Nagorno-Karabakh War.[2][3][4]

The club won their first league title in 21 years in 2014.[5] Qarabağ have won the Premier league four times and Azerbaijan Cup five times.[6] In the same year, Qarabağ became the second Azerbaijani team to advance to the group stage of a European competition after they beat Twente in the play-off round of the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League.

Honours[change | change source]

Winners (4): 1993, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
Winners (5): 1993, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2014–15, 2015–16
Winners (1): 1994

References[change | change source]

  1. Dövlət başçısı Tofiq Bəhramov adına stadionunun açılışında iştirak edib (fotoreportaj), retrieved 16 August 2012
  2. Vaxt olmayan yer Archived 2011-07-06 at the Wayback Machine (in Azerbaijani)
  3. Ermənilərin xarabaya çevirdiyi Ağdamın «İmarət» stadionu (in Azerbaijani)
  4. "Caqa" ikinci dəfə lotereyada uddu Archived 2011-07-06 at the Wayback Machine (in Azerbaijani)
  5. Atayev, Oktay. "Qarabağ end 21-year wait for Azerbaijani title". www.uefa.com. UEFA. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  6. "Azerbaycan'da şampiyon Karabağ". www.fanatik.com.tr (in Turkish).

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