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The Azerbaijan Cup is a major association football competition in Azerbaijan. In its original form, it started in 1936, when Azerbaijan was a republic of the Soviet Union and it was not disputed by Azerbaijani teams in the Soviet league pyramid.

Azerbaijan Cup
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Founded1992
Region Azerbaijan
Number of teams19
Qualifier forUEFA Europa League
Current championsGabala (1st title)
Most successful club(s)Neftchi Baku
(7 titles)
Television broadcastersCBC Sport
2018–19 Azerbaijan Cup

Compared to cups in many other countries, Azerbaijan attracts considerably less public interest and even the cup final is rarely sold out. Consequently, the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan has experimented with the format in order to raise the profile of the cup.

FormatEdit

The clubs from Azerbaijan First Division (2nd tier) play in the First Round. The winners of that round advance to the Second Round, where the clubs from Azerbaijan Premier League (1st tier) join. For the quarterfinals and the semifinals, the round-robin system is used. For the finals, the format is restored to head-to-head.

ParticipantsEdit

All clubs from the Azerbaijan Premier League and First Division.

HistoryEdit

Soviet time Cup winnersEdit

FinalsEdit

Year Venue Winner Score Runner-up
1992 29 August 1992
BakuTofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 4,000
İnşaatçı Baku
Seyran Guseinov   27'
Ilkham Aliev   101'
2 – 1
(aet)
FK Kur
Mekhman Bakhshiev   83'
1993 28 May 1993
BakuTofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 10,500
Qarabağ
Mushfig Guseinov   97'
1 – 0
(aet)
İnşaatçı Sabirabad
1993–94 28 May 1994
BakuTofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 3,500
Kapaz
Djeikhun Tanriverdiev   31'
Fazil Parvarov   62'
2 – 0 Khazar Lankaran
1994–95 28 May 1995
BakuTofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 15,000
Neftchi Baku
Yunis Huseynov   78'
1 – 0 FK Kur
1995–96 15 May 1996
BakuTofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 18,500
Neftchi Baku
Yunis Huseynov   11'
Vidadi Rzayev   78'
Yunis Huseynov   81'
3 – 0 Qarabağ
1996–97 28 May 1997
BakuTofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 6,000
Kapaz
Khalig Mardanov   44'
1 – 0 Khazri Buzovna
1997–98 28 May 1998
BakuTofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 5,500
Kapaz
Badri Kvaratskhelia   21'
Vasif Valiev   52'
2 – 0
Qarabağ
1998–99 28 May 1999
BakuTofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 11,000
Neftchi Baku 0 – 0
(5 – 4 pen.)
Shamkir
1999–00 28 May 2000
BakuTofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 6,000
Kapaz
Ramiz Mammadov   53'
Rovshan Akhmedov   69'
2 – 1 Qarabağ
Bahram Shahguliev   90'
2000–01 25 May 2001
SumqayitMehdi Huseynzade Stadium
Attendance: 1500
Shafa
Ramiz Mammadov   8'
Emin Imamaliev   85'
2 – 1 Neftchi Baku
Samir Aliyev   23'
2001–02* 28 May 2002
BakuTofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 19,000
Neftchi Baku
3 – 0 Forfeit
Shamkir walked off in 84'
Shamkir
2002–03 Due to conflict between almost all clubs and the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan, no Cup Competition was held.[1]
2003–04 9 May 2004
BakuTofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 18,000
Neftchi Baku
Samir Abbasov   104'
1 – 0
(aet)
Shamkir
2004–05 28 May 2005
BakuTofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 10,000
FK Baku
Leandro Gomes   5'
Andrezinho   114'
2 – 1
(aet)
Inter Baku
Uladzimir Makowski   52'
2005–06 3 June 2006
BakuShafa
Attendance: 4,000
Qarabağ
Vasif Hakverdiev   45'
Samir Musayev   87'
2 – 1 Karvan
Roman Akhalkatsi   1'
2006–07 28 May 2007
BakuTofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 15,500
Khazar Lankaran
Rashad Karimov   90'
1 – 0 MKT-Araz
2007–08 25 May 2008
BakuTofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 20,000
Khazar Lankaran
Juninho   115'
Juninho   118'
2 – 0
(aet)
Inter Baku
2008–09 23 May 2009
BakuTofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 5,500
Qarabağ
Vagif Javadov   57'
1 – 0 Inter Baku
2009–10 22 May 2010
BakuTofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 26,000
FK Baku
Veaceslav Sofroni   93'
Aleksandar Solic   103'
2 – 1
(aet)
Khazar Lankaran
Elvin Beqiri   120'
2010–11 24 May 2011
BakuTofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 10,000
Khazar Lankaran
Winston Parks   91'
1 – 1
(4 – 2 pen.)
Inter Baku
Ģirts Karlsons   100'
2011–12 17 May 2012
BakuDalga Arena
Attendance: 4,300
FC Baku
Koke   8'
Juninho   27'
2 – 0 Neftchi Baku
2012–13 28 May 2013
BakuTofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 29,500
Neftchi Baku 0 – 0
(5 – 3 pen.)
Khazar Lankaran
2013–14 22 May 2014
BakuTofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 20,000
Neftchi Baku
Samir Masimov   52'
1 – 1
(3 – 2 pen.)
Gabala
Marat Izmailov   71'
2014–15 3 June 2015
GabalaGabala City Stadium
Attendance: 4,500
Qarabağ
Reynaldo   5'
Reynaldo   39'
Muarem Muarem   85'
3 – 1 Neftchi Baku
Ernest Webnje Nfor   77'
2015–16 25 May 2016
BakuTofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 25,500
Qarabağ
1 – 0
(aet)
Neftchi Baku
2016–17 5 May 2017
NakhchivanNakhchivan City Stadium
Attendance: 12,800
Qarabağ
Mahir Madatov   52'
Urfan Abbasov   68' (o.g.)
2 – 0
Gabala
2017–18 28 May 2018
Gabala City StadiumQabala
Attendance: 4,500
Keşla
Pardis Fardjad-Azad   71'
1 – 0
Gabala
2018–19 19 May 2019
Nakhchivan City StadiumNakhchivan
Attendance: 10,000
Gabala
Steeven Joseph-Monrose   3'
1 – 0
Sumgayit

Note

  • The Azerbaijan Cup held in 2001–02 was suspended due to the clashes between clubs and AFFA. The clubs themselves then made an alternative cup. The ultimate winner of the cup was Neftchi. However, the result of an alternative tournament that season is not officially recognized.

PerformanceEdit

Performance by clubEdit

Club Winners Runner-up Winning Years
Neftchi Baku
7
4
1994–95, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2001-02, 2003–04, 2012–13, 2013–14
Qarabağ
6
3
1993, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
Kapaz
4
1993–94, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1999–2000
Khazar Lankaran
3
3
2006–07, 2007–08, 2010–11
FC Baku
3
2004–05, 2009–10, 2011–12
Keşla
1
4
2017–18
İnşaatçı Baku
1
1992
Shafa
1
2000–01
Gabala
1
3
2018–19
Shamkir
3
FK Kur
2
İnşaatçı Sabirabad
1
Khazri Buzovna
1
Karvan
1
MKT-Araz
1
Sumgayit
1

Notes:
Clubs in italic are defunct.
Keşla record includes four runners-up appearances as FC Inter Baku.

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