Fixtures

Azerbaijan Premier League 04/20 12:30 31 FK Qarabag vs FK Gabala - View
Azerbaijan Cup 04/23 15:00 2 FK Gabala vs Zira IK - View
Azerbaijan Premier League 04/28 11:30 32 FK Gabala vs FK Kapaz - View
Azerbaijan Premier League 05/03 12:30 33 Sabail FC vs FK Gabala - View
Azerbaijan Premier League 05/10 12:30 34 FK Gabala vs Sabah - View
Azerbaijan Premier League 05/19 12:30 35 FK Gabala vs Araz FK - View

Results

Azerbaijan Premier League 04/13 12:30 30 [10] FK Qabala v PFK Turan Tovuz [6] L 1-2
Azerbaijan Premier League 04/07 12:30 29 [3] Zira IK v FK Qabala [10] L 4-0
Azerbaijan Cup 04/03 15:00 2 Zira IK v FK Qabala L 2-1
Azerbaijan Premier League 03/29 12:30 28 [10] FK Qabala v Neftchi Baku [3] L 0-1
Azerbaijan Premier League 03/16 14:30 27 [8] Araz FK v FK Qabala [10] D 1-1
Azerbaijan Premier League 03/09 13:30 26 [6] Sabah v FK Qabala [10] L 2-1
Azerbaijan Premier League 03/03 12:00 25 [10] FK Qabala v Sabail FC [6] L 2-3
Azerbaijan Premier League 02/28 15:00 23 [10] FK Qabala v FK Qarabag [1] L 0-4
Azerbaijan Premier League 02/23 13:00 24 [9] FK Kapaz v FK Qabala [10] L 2-1
Azerbaijan Premier League 02/16 17:00 23 FK Gabala v FK Qarabag - PPT.
Azerbaijan Premier League 02/13 11:00 22 [8] PFK Turan Tovuz v FK Qabala [10] L 2-1
Azerbaijan Cup 02/09 12:00 3 FK Qabala v Araz FK W 2-0

Stats

 TotalHomeAway
Matches played 45 22 23
Wins 10 7 3
Draws 8 2 6
Losses 27 13 14
Goals for 42 27 15
Goals against 80 36 44
Clean sheets 10 5 5
Failed to score 17 6 11

Wikipedia - Gabala SC

Gabala SC (Azerbaijani: Qəbələ İK, pronounced [ɡæbæˈlæ]), also spelled Qabala, is an Azerbaijani professional football club based in Qabala, which have competed in the Azerbaijan Premier League since 2006. Gabala has been the runner up in the Premier League three times and has won the national cup twice, in 2019 and 2023.

Gabala is one of the 2 teams that started the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League for 2 seasons and managed to move on to the group stage.

History

The club was founded under the name of Goy Gol on 3 July 1995, based in Goy Gol. On 1 September 2005, Goy Gol was registered in Gabala by the Ministry of Justice, before the AFFA registered the team as professional on 5 September of the same year. In the summer of 2006, the team moved from Goygol to Qabala, before the club changed its name to Gilan PFK. Later, the club changed its name to Qəbələ PFK on 31 August 2007.

On 10 May 2010, former Arsenal defender Tony Adams was appointed as new manager after signing a £1 million per year deal with the club. In his first season in charge Gabala finished at 7th place in Azerbaijan Premier League. In November 2011, Adams resigned from being Gabala's coach due to family problems.

Despite the appointment of managers like Fatih Kavlak and Ramiz Mammadov, the club could not reach a satisfactory position in the league and was struggling in the middle of the table for many years. On 29 May 2013, Yuri Semin was appointed as new manager after signing a £1 million per year deal with the club. In the same year, the club qualified for European cups for the first time in their history but lost to Neftchi Baku on penalties in the final of the Azerbaijan Cup.

In the 2015–16 season of the Europa League, they became the 3rd club from Azerbaijan to qualify for the group stage after Qarabag and Neftçi Baku. They eliminated Dinamo Tbilisi, Čukarički, Apollon Limassol and surprisingly Panathinaikos. They came 4th in their tough group of Borussia Dortmund, PAOK and FC Krasnodar. They got two points both from 0–0 draws against PAOK.

Following their defeat to Keşla in the 2017–18 Azerbaijan Cup Final, Roman Hryhorchuk left Gabala after his contract was not extended. On 30 May 2018, Gabala announced that Sanan Gurbanov had been appointed as the club's new manager on a two-year contract. On 31 August 2019, Gurbanov resigned as manager following Gabala's 4–0 defeat at home to Keşla. On 2 September 2019, Elmar Bakhshiyev was appointed as Gabala's manager.

On 24 February 2024, Elmar Bakhshiyev resigned as Head Coach, with Kakhaber Tskhadadze being appointed the following day.

League and cup history

Season League Azerbaijan Cup Top goalscorer Managers
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
2005–06 2nd 1st 30 22 6 2 72 14 72 Last 16 R.Ahmadov 18 Faig Jabbarov
2006–07 1st 11th 24 4 4 16 17 47 16 Last 16 Vusal Garaev 4 Ramiz Mammadov
2007–08 1st 6th 26 11 3 12 33 36 36 Semi-finals Vitali Balamestny 8
2008–09 1st 10th 26 9 6 11 28 21 33 Semi-finals Kanan Karimov 6
2009–10 1st 6th 42 15 14 14 42 48 56 1st round Tomasz Stolpa 7
2010–11 1st 7th 32 13 12 7 31 18 51 Quarter-finals Deon Burton 9 Tony Adams
2011–12 1st 5th 32 15 7 10 43 32 52 Quarter-finals Dodô
Yannick Kamanan
9 Tony Adams
Fatih Kavlak
2012–13 1st 6th 32 10 8 14 32 40 38 Quarter-finals Victor Mendy
Assis
6 Fatih Kavlak
Ramiz Mammadov
Luis Aragón
2013–14 1st 3rd 36 18 7 11 48 36 61 Runners-up Danijel Subotić 12 Yuri Semin
2014–15 1st 3rd 32 15 9 8 46 35 54 Quarter-finals Javid Huseynov 11 Dorinel Munteanu
Roman Hryhorchuk
2015–16 1st 3rd 36 16 11 9 44 28 59 Semi-finals Oleksiy Gai 10 Roman Hryhorchuk
2016–17 1st 2nd 28 14 10 4 48 21 52 Runners-up Filip Ozobić 11
2017–18 1st 2nd 28 14 7 7 43 26 49 Runners-up Bagaliy Dabo 13
2018–19 1st 4th 28 9 9 10 31 33 36 Champions James Adeniyi 10 Sanan Gurbanov
2019–20 1st 8th 20 5 4 11 25 35 19 Semi-finals Davit Volkovi 5 Sanan Gurbanov
Elmar Bakhshiyev
2020–21 1st 7th 28 5 11 12 23 44 26 Quarter-finals Raphael Utzig 5 Elmar Bakhshiyev
2021–22 1st 4th 28 12 9 7 38 34 45 Semi-finals Isnik Alimi 8 Elmar Bakhshiyev
2022–23 1st 4th 36 13 11 12 47 47 50 Champions Isnik Alimi 9 Elmar Bakhshiyev

European record

As of match played 3 August 2023
Competition Pld W D L GF GA
UEFA Europa League 38 10 7 21 36 55
UEFA Europa Conference League 4 1 0 3 6 12
Total 42 11 7 24 42 67
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q Široki Brijeg 0–2 0–3 0–5
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q Dinamo Tbilisi 2–0 1–2 3–2
2Q Čukarički 2–0 0–1 2–1
3Q Apollon Limassol 1–0 1–1 2–1
PO Panathinaikos 0–0 2–2 2–2 (a)
Group C Borussia Dortmund 1–3 0–4 4th
PAOK 0–0 0–0
Krasnodar 0–3 1–2
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 1Q Samtredia 5–1 1–2 6–3
2Q MTK Budapest 2–0 2–1 4–1
3Q Lille 1–0 1–1 2–1
PO Maribor 3–1 0–1 3–2
Group C Anderlecht 1–3 1–3 4th
Saint-Étienne 1–2 0–1
Mainz 05 2–3 0–2
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 2Q Jagiellonia Białystok 1–1 2–0 3–1
3Q Panathinaikos 1–2 0–1 1–3
2018–19 UEFA Europa League 1Q Progrès Niederkorn 0–2 1–0 1–2
2019–20 UEFA Europa League 2Q Dinamo Tbilisi 0–2 0–3 0–5
2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League 2Q Fehérvár 2–1 1–4 3–5
2023–24 UEFA Europa Conference League 2Q Omonia 2–3 1–4 3–7
Notes
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round
  • PO: Play-off round
  • Group: Group stage
FK Gabala is a professional soccer team based in the city of Gabala, Azerbaijan. The team was founded in 2005 and currently competes in the Azerbaijan Premier League, the top tier of Azerbaijani football.

FK Gabala has a strong fan base and plays their home matches at the Gabala City Stadium, which has a seating capacity of 3,500. The team's colors are red and white, and their mascot is a wolf.

Over the years, FK Gabala has established itself as a competitive force in Azerbaijani football, consistently finishing in the top half of the league table. The team has also had success in domestic cup competitions, winning the Azerbaijan Cup in 2019.

FK Gabala has a reputation for developing young talent and has produced several players who have gone on to represent the Azerbaijani national team. The team is known for its attacking style of play and passionate supporters who create a lively atmosphere at home matches.

Overall, FK Gabala is a respected and well-supported club in Azerbaijani football, with a bright future ahead as they continue to strive for success both domestically and in European competitions.