Fixtures

Azerbaijan Premier League 02/23 13:00 24 FK Kapaz vs FK Qabala - View
Azerbaijan Premier League 03/01 12:00 25 FK Sumqayit vs FK Kapaz - View
Azerbaijan Premier League 03/08 12:30 26 FK Kapaz vs Neftchi Baku - View
Azerbaijan Premier League 03/15 12:30 27 Zira IK vs FK Kapaz - View
Azerbaijan Premier League 03/29 12:30 28 FK Kapaz vs FK Qarabag - View
Azerbaijan Premier League 04/05 15:00 29 Araz FK vs FK Kapaz - View

Results

Azerbaijan Premier League 02/17 12:00 23 [8] Sabah v FK Kapaz [9] L 3-2
Azerbaijan Premier League 02/12 11:00 22 [9] FK Kapaz v Sabail FC [7] L 1-4
Azerbaijan Premier League 02/05 11:00 21 [9] FK Kapaz v Araz FK [6] W 3-1
Azerbaijan Premier League 01/27 11:00 20 [9] FK Kapaz v FK Qarabag [1] L 1-2
Azerbaijan Premier League 01/22 13:30 19 [9] FK Kapaz v PFK Turan Tovuz [8] W 2-1
Azerbaijan Premier League 12/24 12:00 18 [6] Neftchi Baku v FK Kapaz [9] L 2-0
Azerbaijan Cup 12/18 10:00 4 FK Kapaz v Sabah L 3-4
Azerbaijan Premier League 12/14 11:30 17 [9] FK Kapaz v FK Sumqayit [6] D 1-1
Azerbaijan Premier League 12/09 11:00 16 [9] FK Qabala v FK Kapaz [10] W 0-3
Azerbaijan Premier League 12/03 11:00 15 [10] FK Kapaz v Sabah [7] L 0-2
Azerbaijan Cup 11/29 09:30 8 FK Kapaz v Baku SC W 2-0
Azerbaijan Premier League 11/25 10:00 14 [3] Sabail FC v FK Kapaz [9] D 0-0

Stats

 TotalHomeAway
Matches played 38 20 18
Wins 8 5 3
Draws 11 4 7
Losses 19 11 8
Goals for 35 17 18
Goals against 63 31 32
Clean sheets 8 5 3
Failed to score 14 8 6

Wikipedia - Kapaz PFK

Kapaz PFK (Azerbaijani: Kəpəz Peşəkar Futbol Klubu, pronounced [cæˈpæs]), is an Azerbaijani football club based in Ganja, which competes in the Azerbaijan Premier League, the highest tier of Azerbaijan football. The club was founded as Toxucu in 1959. They have won the Azerbaijani Championship 3 times and the Azerbaijani Football Cup 4 times.

The team's colours are yellow and blue. The club plays at Ganja City Stadium which has a capacity of 26,120.

History

Soviet era (1959–1991)

Kapaz PFC was founded in 1959 as Toxucu and played in the Soviet First League. However, the team were promoted to the Soviet Top League in 1968 as Dinamo Kirovobad after finishing first in the Soviet First League the previous season. The club has been known as Taraggi and Toxucu during its history, however it became famous in more modern times as Kapaz when it was renamed in 1982.

Post-Soviet era (1993–1999)

In 1991, the club was once again renamed as Kapaz after Azerbaijan's independence from the Soviet Union and won the Azerbaijan Premier League title three times. At the end of the 1997-98 season, Kapaz finished the season unbeaten. Out of 28 games, the club's final record for the 1997–1998 league campaign stood at 22 wins, 4 draws and 0 losses. To date this has not been matched by any team in a single season in an Azerbaijani league division.

Azerbaijan's longest league winning run belongs to Kapaz PFC.

Kapaz PFC remain the only team to win the league undefeated and, for ten months until 23 September 1998, opponents could not even take a point off them. Two of the 22 matches were technical victories awarded to Käpäz.

Financial struggles (2002–present)

Kapaz, one of the most prominent football clubs in Azerbaijan, entered financial difficulties during the late 2000s. Since 2002, the club has found themselves slipping further and further down the table, which has been influenced by financial difficulties. The financial collapse of Kapaz resulted in a great deal of discussion within Azerbaijani football. Major Azerbaijani companies, reportedly "concerned at the current uncertainty about the club's future and its backers" declined to provide Kapaz with the corporate banking facilities it needed.

In 2005, the club's new owners decided to rename the club Ganja despite facing criticism from the club's fans. In 2007, the club was excluded from Azerbaijan Premier League due to financial struggles. However, after help from the AFFA and local communities, the club participated in the Azerbaijan First Division during the 2009-10 season. In 2010 they became champions of the Azerbaijan First Division finishing the season with 47 points and promoted to the Azerbaijan Premier League. In 2011, it was decided that the club's name will be changed back to its old name of Kapaz PFC.

In April 2013, Kapaz were relegated to the Azerbaijan First Division. The ended the season in 12th place in the Azerbaijan Premier League, the club's lowest ever league finish. The club's financial situation didn't improve, which caused a lot of players to leave the club.

On 18 November 2017, Shahin Diniyev resigned as manager with Yunis Hüseynov being appointed as his replacement 2 days later on 20 November 2017.

For the 2022/23 Azerbaijani Premier League season, an expansion of the league to 10 teams was implemented. As there are only five independent football clubs in the first division, and FK Zaqatala, Qaradag Lokbatan and MOIK Baku declined to play in the Premier league for financial reasons, Kapaz and Turan Tovuz were promoted for next season.

League and cup history

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Domestic Cup
1992 1st 5th 36 23 8 5 98 29 54 1/8 Finals
1993 1st 4th 18 13 4 1 48 13 30 First round
1993–94 1st 3rd 30 20 7 3 74 25 47 Winners
1994–95 1st 1st 24 19 4 1 71 19 42 Semi-finals
1995–96 1st 3rd 20 9 5 6 34 21 32 Quarter-finals
1996–97 1st 5th 30 18 4 8 59 26 58 Winners
1997–98 1st 1st 26 22 4 0 67 10 70 Winners
1998–99 1st 1st 36 26 5 5 94 24 83 Quarter-finals
1999–00 1st 2nd 22 14 2 6 46 24 44 Winners
2000–01 1st 8th 20 8 1 11 34 29 25 Quarter-finals
2001–02 1st 5th 32 14 5 13 51 50 47 Semi-finals
2003–04 1st 11th 26 6 5 15 22 45 23 Quarter-finals
2004–05 1st 9th 34 11 9 14 37 37 42 1/8 Finals
2005–06 1st 10th 26 7 7 12 35 46 28 1/8 Finals
2009–10 2nd 1st 22 4 5 3 51 15 47 1/8 Finals
2010–11 1st 9th 32 8 12 12 33 37 36 1/8 Finals
2011–12 1st 10th 32 9 5 18 35 55 32 Quarter-finals
2012–13 1st 12th 32 5 4 23 22 64 19 1/8 Finals
2013–14 2nd 13th 30 7 4 19 29 37 25 Second round
2014–15 2nd 9th 30 10 8 12 37 37 38 did not enter
2015–16 1st 5th 36 15 11 10 48 40 56 Second round
2016–17 1st 5th 28 9 9 10 24 27 36 Quarter-finals
2017–18 1st 8th 28 3 5 20 18 47 14 Quarter-finals
2018–19 2nd 11th 26 5 7 14 21 40 22 First round
2019–20 2nd 8 12 5 3 4 14 13 18 First round
2020–21 2nd 8 27 7 7 13 30 38 28 Quarterfinal
2021–22 2nd 6 24 9 9 6 35 31 36 First round
2021–22 1st 8 36 6 13 17 34 62 31 Quarterfinal

European history

As of match played 20 July 2016
Competition Pld W D L GF GA +/-
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 8 1 1 6 2 19 –17
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 2 0 0 2 0 2 –2
UEFA Champions League 4 1 0 3 4 9 –5
Total 14 2 1 11 6 30 –24
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1995–96 UEFA Cup PR Austria Wien 0–4 1–5 1–9
1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1Q Dinaburg Daugavpils 0–1 0–1 0–2
1998–99 UEFA Champions League 1Q ŁKS Łódź 1–3 1–4 2–7
1999–00 UEFA Champions League 1Q Sloga Jugomagnat 2–1 0–1 2–2
2000–01 UEFA Cup 1Q Antalyaspor 0–2 0–5 0–7
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 1Q Dacia Chișinău 0–0 1–0 1–0
2Q Admira Wacker 0–2 0–1 0–3
FK Kapaz is a professional soccer team based in Ganja, Azerbaijan. The team was founded in 1959 and has a rich history of success in Azerbaijani football. The team plays its home matches at the Ganja City Stadium, which has a capacity of 27,000 spectators.

FK Kapaz has a strong squad of talented players who are known for their technical skills, speed, and agility on the field. The team's playing style is characterized by quick passing, fluid movement, and a focus on attacking play.

Over the years, FK Kapaz has won several domestic titles, including the Azerbaijan Cup and the Azerbaijan Supercup. The team has also competed in international competitions such as the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.

FK Kapaz has a loyal fan base who are known for their passionate support of the team. The team's colors are blue and white, and its emblem features a stylized eagle with its wings spread wide.

Overall, FK Kapaz is a respected and successful soccer team with a proud history and a bright future ahead.