The Azerbaijan First Division (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Birinci Divizionu) is the second highest professional division in Azerbaijani professional football. The division is run by AFFA. No teams are promoted to Premier Division.
|Number of teams||14|
|Level on pyramid||2|
|Relegation to||Azerbaijan Regional League|
|Domestic cup(s)||Azerbaijan Cup|
|Current champions||Neftçi-2 (1st title) |
|TV partners||CBC Sport|
|Current: 2021–22 Azerbaijan First Division|
Due to the dissolution of the Soviet Union, all Azerbaijan clubs of the former Soviet Premier Division and Soviet First Division conformed a single Azerbaijan Premier League, which meant that the new second tier of Azerbaijan football would remain regionalized. For the first two seasons three regional groups conformed the second tier, until in 1994 the single table in use today began to be used.
The First Division currently consists of 14 teams. All teams play each other two times.
Performance by clubEdit
- As of 14 November 2013
- "I Divizionda 14 komanda iştirak edəcək" (in Azerbaijani). 9 August 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
- "Телехозяин" азербайджанского чемпионата Archived February 23, 2012, at the Wayback Machine (in Russian)
- Снова АзТВ (in Russian)
- Заключено соглашение, дающее право эксклюзивного показа матчей чемпионата и Кубка Азербайджана по футболу (in Russian)
- Azerbaijan 2002/03 Archived March 3, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
- "Azərbaycan çempionunun rekordları". apasport.az (in Azerbaijani). Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2011.