Azerbaijan national football team

The Azerbaijan national football team (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan milli futbol komandası) is the national football team of Azerbaijan and is controlled by Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan. It represents Azerbaijan in international football competitions. The majority of Azerbaijan's home matches are held at the national stadium, Baku Olympic Stadium, with friendly matches sometimes hosted at club stadiums.

Azerbaijan
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Milli (The National)
AssociationAFFA
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachGianni De Biasi
CaptainMaksim Medvedev
Most capsRashad Sadygov (111)
Top scorerGurban Gurbanov (14)
Home stadiumBaku Olympic Stadium
FIFA codeAZE
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 112 Increase 2 (17 September 2020)[1]
Highest73 (July 2014)
Lowest170 (June 1994)
Elo ranking
Current 111 Increase 1 (16 September 2020)[2]
Highest51 (28 June 1928)
Lowest152 (2 June 2001)
First international
 Georgia 6–3 Azerbaijan 
(Gurjaani, Georgia; 17 September 1992)[3][4]
Biggest win
 Azerbaijan 4–0 Liechtenstein 
(Baku, Azerbaijan; 5 June 1999)
 Azerbaijan 5–1 San Marino 
(Baku, Azerbaijan; 4 September 2017)
Biggest defeat
 France 10–0 Azerbaijan 
(Auxerre, France; 6 September 1995)[3]

The Azerbaijan national football team has taken part in qualification for each major tournament since Euro 96, but has never qualified for the finals tournament of any World Cup or European Championships. Despite this, Azerbaijan will be the first Caucasus country to host a major tournament, the UEFA Euro 2020, even though Azerbaijan failed to qualify.

HistoryEdit

Early period (before the 1920s)Edit

In the early twentieth century, football began to become popular in Azerbaijan, which was then part of the Russian Empire. In 1912, Azerbaijani football players had their first "international match" and they won in Tbilisi, Georgia against the local "Sokol" team with 4:2. During 1912–1913, matches between Azerbaijani and Georgian football teams were organized, first in Tbilisi and then in Baku. In 1914, the Football Union was founded in Azerbaijan. The Football Union undertook the organization of official city championships and other competitions.[5]

Soviet era (1920s–1991)Edit

The oldest records of football teams in Soviet Azerbaijan goes back to 1926–1927, when Trans-Caucasian Championship was organized in Tbilisi. Three South Caucasian countries participated: Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia.[3] The Azerbaijan national football team held its first friendly matches against Georgia and Armenia in 1927 for the Trans-Caucasian Championship in Georgia.[3] Also in 1926, football players from Azerbaijan played three matches with Football team from Iran in Baku. In 1929, there were played three matches between these teams in Tehran. In all matches Azerbaijan players won.[6][7]

The 1960s is considered the Golden Age for Azerbaijani football as it produced great players like Anatoliy Banishevskiy, Alakbar Mammadov and the football referee Tofiq Bahramov, most famous for being the linesman who helped to award a goal for England in the 1966 World Cup Final between England and West Germany.

Post-independence (1992–present)Edit

1990sEdit

After Azerbaijan gained its independence in 1991, AFFA — Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan — was created. In 1992, renowned Azerbaijani footballer Alekper Mamedov became the first head coach of the Azerbaijani national football team, compiling a 3–1 record as coach that includes the first ever national team victory, over Georgia on May 25, 1993.[8][9] In 1994, the national team was accepted into FIFA and UEFA. The security issues, forced the team to play all of its home Euro 96 qualifiers in Trabzon, Turkey.[10]

2000sEdit

 
Azerbaijani squad in 2008.

As of the early 2000s, AFFA started to integrate more players to the national team through FIFA's eligibility rules.[11] In February 2004, Carlos Alberto Torres, captain of the Brazil team that won the 1970 FIFA World Cup was appointed its national coach. Despite a poor start, a 0–6 defeat to Israel on February 18, Azerbaijan won their first ever away match, 3–2 against Kazakhstan on April 28. In June 2005, following a 3–0 defeat by Poland, Torres stood down from the position, to be replaced by former Neftchi coach Vagif Sadygov, his third spell as coach of Azerbaijan. Shahin Diniyev took over as manager in November 2005. He resigned on 31 October 2007, and Gjoko Hadzievski was named as care-taking coach of Azerbaijan.[12]

In April 2008, former German football player and coach Berti Vogts was appointed as a manager of Azerbaijan on a two-year contract.[13] Azerbaijan had a mixed qualifying campaign, finishing with 5 points, just missing out on a last place to Liechtenstein with 2 points.

In November 2009, AFFA extended Berti Vogts' contract a further two years, making him the first manager to manage Azerbaijani national team in two qualification cycles.[14][15]

2010sEdit

In 2010, following a shock win over Turkey, the team reached 90th place in FIFA World Rankings, Azerbaijan's highest position ever in country's football history.[16][17] After victory over Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan also broke their scoring and points records by gaining 7 points and scoring 10 goals.[18][19]

In November 2011, AFFA extended Berti Vogts' contract a further two years, until the end of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification cycle.[20] Under Vogts, Azerbaijan had some poor results, not being able to defeat second-string sides. Vogts faced major criticism, protest and demonstration from local supporters and the media.[21][22] However, Azerbaijan managed to finish qualification cycle in fourth place, the team's best ever finish.[23] In December 2013, Vogts being granted a new two-year contract, with aim to lead Azerbaijan through EURO 2016 qualifying.[24] In July 2014, Azerbaijan beat its ranking record by reaching 73rd place in FIFA World Rankings. Following three straight losses, Vogts resigned from his post after spending six years in charge of Azerbaijan.[25][26]

Succeeding Vogts as full-time manager was former Croatia international Robert Prosinečki. He guided the Azerbaijani team to another record points haul (10) in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying, but the team still finished fifth in the six-team Group C. Prosinečki resigned after deciding not to extend his contract with the Azerbaijan football federation.

Team imageEdit

ColoursEdit

 
Azerbaijan national football team in October 2013.

As of UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying round, Azerbaijan's home colours are all-red kit. The team wears an all-blue kit for away games. This combination of colours is traditional for the national team since their first game. At the beginning of 90s, the team wore a white shirt, but towards the end of the decade it was transformed into blue-white striped shirts. At the beginning of the 2000s, the kit was replaced by the white shirt with a vertical tricolour stripe, formed of the colors from the national flag of Azerbaijan on the chest. The kit was changed into blue shirts, red shorts and green socks only for the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying round. After the tournament, the national team went back to their usual combination of colours.

Azerbaijan national team's away colours were yellow-black striped shirts, black shorts and yellow socks until UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying round, when it was decided to abandon this kit in favor of the completely blue. During the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying round games the team has used an all red kit.

Since 2017, Azerbaijan's kit has been supplied by Nike. They took over from Puma who were Azerbaijan's kit suppliers between 2004 and 2006. Before that Umbro were Azerbaijan's kit suppliers between 2002 and 2004.

NicknameEdit

Azerbaijan is often referred to by the media and supporters as Milli (The National), which is the nickname associated with all of Azerbaijan's international sporting teams due to the team's utilization of the country's national colors.[27]

Media coverage and public relationsEdit

Azerbaijan's matches are presently covered by the public channel İTV.[28] 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification match rights were held by AZTV and Idman Azerbaijan TV.[29]

AZTV, Idman Azerbaijan TV and Lider TV are among other networks that have previously shown live fixtures.[30]

StadiumEdit

Most of Azerbaijan's home matches are played at the new Baku Olympic Stadium in Baku. It has been Azerbaijan's primary home stadium ever since the move from Tofiq Bahramov Stadium in 2015. Today, some qualifying matches and friendly matches are still hosted at the Tofiq Bahramov Stadium, whereas others are hosted at the Lankaran City Stadium, Bakcell Arena and Dalga Arena after it met UEFA stadium criteria.[31][32]

HonoursEdit

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA World CupEdit

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place  

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
as Part of   Soviet Union as Part of   Soviet Union
  1930 Did not enter Did not enter
  1934 1934
  1938 1938
  1950 1950
  1954 1954
  1958 Quarter-finals 6th 5 2 1 2 5 6 4 3 0 1 16 3 1958
  1962 Quarter-finals 6th 4 2 1 1 9 7 4 4 0 0 11 3 1962
  1966 Fourth place 4th 6 4 0 2 10 6 6 5 0 1 19 6 1966
  1970 Quarter-finals 5th 4 2 1 1 6 2 4 3 1 0 8 1 1970
  1974 Withdrew[33] 4 3 0 1 5 2 1974
  1978 Did not qualify 4 2 0 2 5 3 1978
  1982 Second group stage 7th 5 2 2 1 7 4 8 6 2 0 20 2 1982
  1986 Round of 16 10th 4 2 1 1 12 5 8 4 2 2 13 8 1986
  1990 Group stage 17th 3 1 0 2 4 4 8 4 3 1 11 4 1990
as   Azerbaijan as Part of   Azerbaijan
  1994 Did not enter
  1998 Did not qualify 8 1 0 7 3 22 5/5
    2002 10 1 2 7 4 17 6/6
  2006 10 0 3 7 1 21 6/6
  2010 10 1 2 7 4 14 5/6
  2014 10 1 6 3 7 11 4/6
  2018 10 3 1 6 10 19 5/6
  2022 To be determined
      2026
Total 58 7 14 37 29 104 -75

UEFA European ChampionshipEdit

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place  

UEFA European Championship record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D* L GF GA
as Part of   Soviet Union as Part of   Soviet Union
  1960 Champions 1st 2 2 0 0 5 1 2 2 0 0 4 1 1960
  1964 Runners-up 2nd 2 1 0 1 4 2 4 2 2 0 7 3 1964
  1968 Fourth Place 4th 2 0 1 1 0 2 8 6 0 2 19 8 1968
  1972 Runners-up 2nd 2 1 0 1 1 3 8 5 3 0 16 4 1972
  1976 Did not qualify 8 4 1 3 12 10 1976
  1980 6 1 3 2 7 8 1980
  1984 6 4 1 1 11 2 1984
  1988 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 7 4 8 5 3 0 14 3 1988
as Part of   CIS
  1992 Group stage 8th 3 0 2 1 1 4 8 5 3 0 13 2 1992
as   Azerbaijan as   Azerbaijan
  1996 Did not qualify 10 0 1 9 2 29 6/6
    2000 10 1 1 8 6 26 5/6
  2004 8 1 1 6 5 20 5/5
    2008 12 1 2 9 6 28 8/8
    2012 10 2 1 7 10 26 5/6
  2016 10 1 3 6 7 18 5/6
  2020 8 0 1 7 5 18 8/8
  2024 To be determined
Total 61 6 10 52 41 165 -123

Performance in recent competitionsEdit

UEFA Nations LeagueEdit

UEFA Nations League record
Year Division Round Pos Pld W D* L GF GA
2018–19 D Group stage
Promoted
2nd 6 2 3 1 7 6
2020–21 C To be determined
2022–23 To be determined To be determined
Total Group stage
League C
2/3 6 4 0 2 5 3

2018–19 UEFA Nations League DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion[a]        
1   Kosovo 6 4 2 0 15 2 +13 14 Promotion to League C 4–0 2–0 3–1
2   Azerbaijan 6 2 3 1 7 6 +1 9 0–0 2–0 1–1
3   Faroe Islands 6 1 2 3 5 10 −5 5 1–1 0–3 3–1
4   Malta 6 0 3 3 5 14 −9 3 0–5 1–1 1–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ Due to revamp of the format for the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League, the second-placed teams in each group and the best third-placed team among all groups were also promoted.

2020 UEFA Euro qualifyingEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   Croatia 8 5 2 1 17 7 +10 17 Qualify for final tournament 2–1 3–1 3–0 2–1
2   Wales 8 4 2 2 10 6 +4 14 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–1
3   Slovakia 8 4 1 3 13 11 +2 13 0–4 1–1 2–0 2–0
4   Hungary 8 4 0 4 8 11 −3 12 2–1 1–0 1–2 1–0
5   Azerbaijan 8 0 1 7 5 18 −13 1 1–1 0–2 1–5 1–3
Source: UEFA

2020–21 UEFA UEFA Nations LeagueEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification        
1   Montenegro 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 6 Promotion to League B 13 Oct 10 Oct 17 Nov
2   Luxembourg 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3[a] 0–1 17 Nov 10 Oct
3   Azerbaijan 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3[a] 14 Nov 1–2 13 Oct
4   Cyprus 2 0 0 2 0 3 −3 0 Qualification to relegation play-outs 0–2 14 Nov 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on 8 September 2020. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Ranked on head-to-head points: Luxembourg 3, Azerbaijan 0.

Fixtures and resultsEdit

For all past match results of the national team, see single-season articles and the team's results page

2019Edit

9 October 2019 (2019-10-09) FriendlyBahrain  2–3  AzerbaijanBahrain National Stadium, Riffa
22:30 (19:30 UTC+3)
Report
13 October 2019 (2019-10-13) UEFA Euro 2020 qualifyingHungary  1–0  AzerbaijanGroupama Arena, Budapest
18:00
Report Referee: Dennis Higler (Netherlands)
16 November 2019 (2019-11-16) UEFA Euro 2020 qualifyingAzerbaijan  0–2  WalesBakcell Arena, Baku
18:00 (21:00 UTC+4) Report
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (Germany)
19 November 2019 (2019-11-19) UEFA Euro 2020 qualifyingSlovakia  2–0  AzerbaijanAnton Malatinský Stadium, Trnava
20:45
Report Referee: Serhiy Boyko (Ukraine)

2020Edit

5 September 2020 (2020-09-05) 2020–21 UEFA
Nations League
Azerbaijan  1–2  LuxembourgOlympic Stadium, Baku
18:00 (20:00 UTC+4)
Report
Attendance: 0
Referee: Chris Kavanagh (England)
8 September 2020 (2020-09-08) 2020–21 UEFA
Nations League
Cyprus  0–1  AzerbaijanGSP Stadium, Nicosia
20:45 (21:45 UTC+2) Report
Attendance: 0
Referee: Filip Glova (Slovakia)
10 October 2020 (2020-10-10) 2020–21 UEFA
Nations League
Montenegro  v  AzerbaijanCity Stadium, Podgorica
15:00
13 October 2020 (2020-10-13) 2020–21 UEFA
Nations League
Azerbaijan  v  CyprusOlympic Stadium, Baku
18:00 (20:00 UTC+4)
10 November 2020 (2020-11-10) FriendlySlovenia  v  AzerbaijanStožice Stadium, Ljubljana
14 November 2020 (2020-11-14) 2020–21 UEFA
Nations League
Azerbaijan  v  MontenegroOlympic Stadium, Baku
18:00 (21:00 UTC+4)

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for matches against Luxembourg and Cyprus on 5 and 8 September 2020.[34]
Caps and goals as of 8 September 2020 after the match against Cyprus.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Emil Balayev (1994-04-17) 17 April 1994 (age 26) 7 0   Qarabağ
12 1GK Mehdi Jannatov (1992-01-26) 26 January 1992 (age 28) 0 0   Sumgayit
23 1GK Shahrudin Mahammadaliyev (1994-06-12) 12 June 1994 (age 26) 0 0   Qarabağ

5 2DF Maksim Medvedev (1989-09-29) 29 September 1989 (age 31) 62 4   Qarabağ
15 2DF Badavi Huseynov (1991-07-11) 11 July 1991 (age 29) 51 0   Qarabağ
19 2DF Tamkin Khalilzade (1993-08-06) 6 August 1993 (age 27) 19 3   Sabah
18 2DF Anton Krivotsyuk (1998-08-20) 20 August 1998 (age 22) 9 0   Neftçi
4 2DF Bahlul Mustafazade (1997-02-27) 27 February 1997 (age 23) 8 0   Sabah
13 2DF Abbas Huseynov (1995-06-13) 13 June 1995 (age 25) 4 0   Qarabağ
2DF Adil Naghiyev (1995-09-11) 11 September 1995 (age 25) 2 0   Sabail
2DF Omar Buludov (1998-12-15) 15 December 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Neftçi
3 2DF Shahriyar Aliyev (1992-12-25) 25 December 1992 (age 27) 0 0   Keşla
14 2DF Elvin Badalov (1995-06-14) 14 June 1995 (age 25) 0 0   Sumgayit
21 2DF Amin Seydiyev (1998-11-15) 15 November 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Sabah

2 3MF Gara Garayev (1992-10-12) 12 October 1992 (age 27) 58 0   Qarabağ
7 3MF Araz Abdullayev (1992-04-18) 18 April 1992 (age 28) 40 3   Boluspor
10 3MF Namik Alaskarov (1995-02-03) 3 February 1995 (age 25) 18 0   Neftçi
8 3MF Emin Mahmudov (1992-04-27) 27 April 1992 (age 28) 14 1   Neftçi
6 3MF Joshgun Diniyev (1995-09-13) 13 September 1995 (age 25) 9 0   Sabah
17 3MF Rahman Hajiyev (1993-07-25) 25 July 1993 (age 27) 7 0   Keşla
16 3MF Elvin Jamalov (1995-02-04) 4 February 1995 (age 25) 3 0   Zira
22 3MF Rahim Sadikhov (1996-07-18) 18 July 1996 (age 24) 1 0   Sumgayit
20 3MF Ismayil Ibrahimli (1998-02-13) 13 February 1998 (age 22) 0 0   Qarabağ

11 4FW Ramil Sheydayev (1996-03-15) 15 March 1996 (age 24) 28 5   Sabah
4FW Mahir Emreli (1997-07-01) 1 July 1997 (age 23) 20 4   Qarabağ
9 4FW Renat Dadashov (1999-05-17) 17 May 1999 (age 21) 7 0   Grasshoppers

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have also been called up to the Azerbaijan squad within the last 12 months and are still available for selection.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Salahat Aghayev (1991-01-04) 4 January 1991 (age 29) 19 0   Neftçi v.   Slovakia, 19 November 2019

DF Pavel Pashayev (1988-01-04) 4 January 1988 (age 32) 21 0   Oleksandriya v.   Slovakia, 19 November 2019
DF Shahriyar Rahimov (1989-04-06) 6 April 1989 (age 31) 9 0   Zira v.   Slovakia, 19 November 2019

MF Eddi İsrafilov (1992-08-02) 2 August 1992 (age 28) 13 0   Albacete v.   Luxembourg, 5 September 2020 PRE
MF Amir Agayev (1992-02-10) 10 February 1992 (age 28) 0 0   Atromitos v.   Luxembourg, 5 September 2020 PRE
MF Javid Huseynov (1988-03-09) 9 March 1988 (age 32) 58 2   Gabala v.   Slovakia, 19 November 2019
MF Dimitrij Nazarov (1990-04-04) 4 April 1990 (age 30) 43 8   Erzgebirge Aue v.   Slovakia, 19 November 2019
MF Richard Almeida (1989-03-20) 20 March 1989 (age 31) 22 3 Unattached v.   Slovakia, 19 November 2019
MF Aghabala Ramazanov (1993-01-20) 20 January 1993 (age 27) 18 1   Zira v.   Slovakia, 19 November 2019
MF Vusal Isgandarli (1995-11-03) 3 November 1995 (age 24) 1 0   Keşla v.   Slovakia, 19 November 2019
MF Rashad Eyyubov (1992-12-03) 3 December 1992 (age 27) 7 0   Zira v.   Hungary, 13 October 2019

FW Rufat Dadashov (1991-09-29) 29 September 1991 (age 29) 24 5   Phoenix Rising v.   Wales, 16 November 2019 INJ
Notes
  • INJ = Not part of the current squad due to injury.
  • PRE = Preliminary squad
  • RET = Retired from international football.

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name
Head coach   Gianni De Biasi[35]
Assistant coach[36]   Arif Asadov
  Benito Carbone
  Claudio Bellucci
Goalkeeper coach   Dmitry Kramarenko
Fitness coach   Alessandro Scaia
Video analyst   Federico Turriziani

All time record against other national teamsEdit

ManagersEdit

 
Under Berti Vogts, Azerbaijan reached its highest position ever in FIFA World Rankings
As of 8 September 2020[37]

Player statisticsEdit

Lists of the players with the most caps and top goalscorers for Azerbaijan, as of 9 September 2019 (players in bold are still available for selection)[38]:

 
Gurban Gurbanov is all-time leading goalscorer and was head coach of Azerbaijan national team throughout 2018.
Ten goalscorers with most goals
Player Period Caps Goals
1 Gurban Gurbanov 1992–2005 68 14
2 Vagif Javadov 2006–2014 58 9
3 Dimitrij Nazarov 2014– 43 8
4 Elvin Mammadov 2008–2017 37 7
5 Branimir Subašić 2007–2013 40 7
6 Rauf Aliyev 2010– 47 7
7 Zaur Tagizade 1997–2008 40 6
8 Rufat Dadashov 2013– 24 5
9 Nazim Suleymanov 1992–1998 24 5
10 Ramil Sheydayev 2016– 28 5
 
Rashad Sadygov is the most capped player of Azerbaijan's international matches.
Ten players with most appearances
Player Period Caps Goals
1 Rashad Sadygov 2001–2017 111 5
2 Aslan Kerimov 1994–2008 80 1
3 Kamran Aghayev 2008–2018 79 0
4 Mahir Shukurov 2004–2014 76 4
5 Tarlan Ahmadov 1992–2005 75 0
6 Mahmud Gurbanov 1994–2008 70 1
7 Gurban Gurbanov 1992–2005 68 14
8 Emin Agayev 1992–2005 65 1
9 Maksim Medvedev 2009– 62 4
10 Vüqar Nadirov 2004–2015 61 4

Kit suppliersEdit

Kit provider Period
Adidas 1992–1994
Diadora 1995
Puma 1996–1999
Diadora 2000–2001
Umbro 2002–2003
Puma 2004–2005
Umbro 2006–2017
Nike 2017–present

See alsoEdit

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External linksEdit