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The successes of “Neftchi”
“Neftchi” Club is the flagship of our football, it achieved great successes for its history. High results in various competitions of our team embodied brightly in the history of football: Bronze medals of USSR championship, 8 times National title of Azerbaijan, 6 times National cup winner, the winner of the cup «Solidarity» .
“Neftchi” achieved one of the greatest successes in 1966. The Flagship is the sole club of Azerbaijan which rose on pedestal honor in the group of the strongest teams in the championship of USSR, which once was known as «small championship of Europe». “Neftchi” won a bronze medal of USSR championship under the guidance of Akhmad Alaskarov in that year.
Also, after rehabilitation of the independence of our country, football fans could see brilliant play in the performance of “Neftchi”. It’s true that, “Neftchi” won the first gold medals in our first national championship. By the way, the capital team won the title of championship under the guidance of Akhmad Alaskarov again. The next success was achieved 3 years later. In 1995, under the guidance of Vagif Sadikhov, the flagship gained the victory above all the opponents for the cup of the country. 1995-1996 season can also be characterized as one of the unforgettable championships for “Neftchi”, - Baku`s residents completed this season with «Gold double». Alongside with the championships, the victory of the cup were merits of three coaches - Vagif Sadikhov, Asif Aliyev and Kazbek Tuayev’s.
“Neftchi” got the championship title for the third time in 1997. Nevertheless, in the result, leading in total points which were collected by main and teenage teams, AFFA awarded “ Garabagh ” FC with the gold medals. Nevertheless, the fairness was triumphed and UEFA recognized “Neftchi” as the champion and the flagship got the right to participate in the champions league.
Baku`s residents won the cup of the country in 1999, a bit later, they made the next «golden double» in 2004, Kazbek Tuayevs’s wards became the strongest both in the national championship and the cup of the country. In 2005, “Neftchi” won “Khazar-Lenkoran” in the «Gold match» with the score 2:1 and consistently twice became champion. After 6 years interval, in 2011 Neftchi won the National title 3 rounds before the championship finished.
Except of that, the flagship also represented our country in international tournaments worthily. “Neftchi” first time won in Euro-cup (a win above Bulgarian «Lokomotiv» with the score 2:1 in Baku in1996) and in the League Champions overcame two stages consistently (in the seasons of 2004/5and 2005/6), first time gained victory in Euro-cup in the guest field (a win above «Khafnaforder» with the score 2:1 in Iceland in 2005), and became the first team which overcame two stages in Euro-cup (in the cup of Intertoto in 2008).The Flagship is also the first Azerbaijan team which rose to final stage in the tournament for the «Cup of solidarity the champions of CIS and Baltic side countries» and gained the main prize (in 2006). with the score 2:1 in Baku in1996) and in the League Champions overcame two stages consistently (in the seasons of 2004/5and 2005/6), with the score 2:1 in Baku in1996) and in the League Champions overcame two stages consistently (in the seasons of 2004/5and 2005/6),
When Sadig Sadigov became the president of PFC Neftchi, flagman began gradually return its former glory. The team, after 6 year break, PFC Neftchi become champion of Azerbaijan 3 times in row (2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 seasons) and also won the National Cup of Azerbaijan 2 times in row.
Neftchi began to take part in the UEFA Champions League 2011/12 season from the second qualifying round. In this round, flagman defeated Georgian champion - "Zestafoni". In the home match, our team defeated his opponent 3-0. In return match was fixed a draw - 2:2. The next round, our team was eliminated by the champion of Israel - Kiryat Shmona. Despite the defeat of our team, "black and white" got a right to participate in the play-off round of UEFA Europe League. Defeating Cyprus APOEL (1-1, 3-1) flagman entered the Azerbaijan football history, as the first club participating in group stage of UEFA Europe League.
In the group stage of the Europa League, Neftchi faced with one of the strongest clubs in the continent – Internazionale Milan, and with Rubin Kazan and Partizan Belgrade. Both matches with the Partizan ended in a draw, and the match with Internazionale Milan, which was held at the stadium "Giuseppe Meazza" was fixed a battle draw - 2:2.
Azərbaycan çempionatlarında “Neftçi”nin yubiley qolları
Jubilee goals of PFC Neftchi in Azerbaijani championship
1st goal Yunis Huseynov 08.05.1992
100th goal Samir Alakbarov 13.10.1992
200th goal Mais Azimov 1994/95, 23rd September
300th Yashar Vakhabzade 1996/97, 18th September
400th Gurban Gurbanov 1997/98, 27th September
500th Alexey Stukas 1999/00, 31st October
600th Vadim Vasilyev 2001/02, 25th November
700th Stenli Udenkvor 2004/05, 13rd December
800th Agil Mammadov 2006/07, 10th November
900th Adrian Neaga 2009/10, 22nd August
1000th Araz Abdullayev 2011/12, 4th December
1100th Melvin Platje 2013/14, 12th September