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 komanda (The national team)
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 119 Decrease 2 (21 October 2021)[1]
Highest73 (July 2014)
Lowest170 (June 1994)
First international
Unofficial
 Georgia 6–3 Azerbaijan 
(Gurjaani, Georgia; 17 September 1992)[2][3]
Official
 Malta 5–0 Azerbaijan 
(Ta' Qali, Malta; 19 April 1994)
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)

The Azerbaijan national football team has taken part in qualification for each major tournament since Euro 1996, but has never qualified for the finals tournament of any World Cup or European Championships. Despite this, Azerbaijan was the first Caucasus country to host a major tournament, the UEFA Euro 2020, even though the national side 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.[2] The Azerbaijan national football team held its first friendly matches against Georgia and Armenia in 1927 for the Trans-Caucasian Championship in Georgia.[2] 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 and was succeeded by fellow countryman Nikola Jurčević.

2020sEdit

The UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying proved to be a disaster for Azerbaijan as the team finished in bottom with a complete seven defeats and only one draw, which surprisingly, a draw against 2018 FIFA World Cup runners-up Croatia, the home of the manager. Nikola Jurčević departed following the poor performance of Azerbaijan.

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]

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.[28][29]

Media coverage and public relationsEdit

Azerbaijan's matches are presently covered by the public channel İTV.[30] 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification match rights were held by AZTV and Idman Azerbaijan TV.[31]

AZTV, Idman Azerbaijan TV and Lider TV are among other networks that have previously shown live fixtures.[32]

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

Results and fixturesEdit

2020Edit

13 October 2020 (2020-10-13) 2020–21 UEFA
Nations League
Azerbaijan   0–0   Cyprus Elbasan Arena, Elbasan (Albania)[note 1]
18:00 (20:00 UTC+4) Report Attendance: 0
Referee: Fran Jović (Croatia)
11 November 2020 (2020-11-11) Friendly Slovenia   0–0   Azerbaijan Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana
20:45 Report Attendance: 0
Referee: Ferenc Karakó (Hungary)
14 November 2020 (2020-11-14) 2020–21 UEFA
Nations League
Azerbaijan   0–0   Montenegro Ivan Laljak-Ivić Stadium, Zaprešić [note 2]
18:00 (21:00 UTC+4) Report Attendance: 0
Referee: Sergey Ivanov (Russia)
17 November 2020 (2020-11-17) 2020–21 UEFA
Nations League
Luxembourg   0–0   Azerbaijan Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg City
20:45 Report Attendance: 0
Referee: Felix Zwayer (Germany)

2021Edit

24 March 2021 (2021-03-24) 2022 World Cup Q Portugal   1–0   Azerbaijan Turin, Italy
19:45 UTC+1 Medvedev   37' (o.g.) Report Stadium: Juventus Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Daniel Siebert (Germany)
27 March 2021 (2021-03-27) Friendly Qatar   2–1   Azerbaijan Debrecen, Hungary
18:00 UTC+1 Al-Haydos   55' (pen.)58' Report Sheydayev   16' (pen.) Stadium: Nagyerdei Stadion
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (Slovakia)
30 March 2021 (2021-03-30) 2022 World Cup Q Azerbaijan   1–2   Serbia Baku, Azerbaijan
18:00 UTC+4
Report
Stadium: Baku Olympic Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Roi Reinshreiber (Israel)
27 May 2021 Friendly Turkey   2–1   Azerbaijan Alanya, Turkey
20:00 UTC+3 Dervişoğlu   34'
Ayhan   44'
Report Mahmudov   28' Stadium: Bahçeşehir Okulları Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Genc Nuza (Kosovo)
2 June 2021 Friendly Belarus   1–2   Azerbaijan Minsk, Belarus
19:00 UTC+3 Skavysh   56' B. Huseynov   73'
Sheydayev   90+1'
Stadium: Dinamo Stadium
6 June 2021 FIFA Friendly Moldova   1–0   Azerbaijan Chișinău, Moldova
19:00 UTC+3
Report Stadium: Zimbru Stadium
Referee: Marian Barbu (Romania)
1 September 2021 (2021-09-01) 2022 World Cup Q Luxembourg   2–1   Azerbaijan Luxembourg
20:45 UTC+1
Report
Stadium: Stade de Luxembourg
Referee: Irfan Peljto (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
4 September 2021 2022 World Cup Q Republic of Ireland   1–1   Azerbaijan Dublin, Republic of Ireland
17:00
Report
Stadium: Aviva Stadium
Referee: Jérôme Brisard (France)
7 September 2021 2022 World Cup Q Azerbaijan   0–3   Portugal Baku, Azerbaijan
20:00 Report
Stadium: Olympic Stadium
Referee: Marco Guida (Italy)
9 October 2021 2022 World Cup Q Azerbaijan   0–3   Republic of Ireland Baku, Azerbaijan
20:00 Report
Stadium: Olympic Stadium
Referee: Espen Eskås (Norway)
12 October 2021 2022 World Cup Q Serbia   3–1   Azerbaijan Belgrade, Serbia
20:45
Report
Stadium: Rajko Mitić Stadium
Referee: Erik Lambrechts (Belgium)
14 November 2021 (2021-11-14) Friendly Azerbaijan   v   Qatar Baku, Azerbaijan
Stadium: Olympic Stadium

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name
Head coach   Gianni De Biasi[34]
Assistant coach[35]   Arif Asadov
  Benito Carbone
  Claudio Bellucci
Goalkeeper coach   Dmitry Kramarenko
Fitness coach   Alessandro Scaia
Video analyst   Federico Turriziani

Coaching staffEdit

 
Under Berti Vogts, Azerbaijan reached its highest position ever in FIFA World Rankings
As of 17 November 2020[36]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for the matches against Luxembourg, Ireland, and Portugal on 1, 4 and 7 September 2021.
Caps and goals as of 7 September 2021 after the match against Portugal.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Shahrudin Mahammadaliyev (1994-06-12) 12 June 1994 (age 27) 8 0   Qarabağ
12 1GK Mehdi Jannatov (1992-01-26) 26 January 1992 (age 29) 1 0   Zira
23 1GK Aydin Bayramov (1996-02-18) 18 February 1996 (age 25) 0 0   Sumgayit

5 2DF Maksim Medvedev (Captain) (1989-09-29) 29 September 1989 (age 32) 72 4   Qarabağ
19 2DF Tamkin Khalilzade (1993-08-06) 6 August 1993 (age 28) 23 3   Zira
18 2DF Anton Krivotsyuk (1998-08-20) 20 August 1998 (age 23) 20 0   Wisła Płock
13 2DF Abbas Huseynov (1995-06-13) 13 June 1995 (age 26) 15 0   Qarabağ
3 2DF Azer Salahli (1994-04-11) 11 April 1994 (age 27) 12 0   Keşla
14 2DF Elvin Badalov (1995-06-14) 14 June 1995 (age 26) 8 0   Sumgayit
4 2DF Hojjat Haghverdi (1993-02-03) 3 February 1993 (age 28) 5 0   Sumgayit
15 2DF Sertan Tashkin (1997-10-08) 8 October 1997 (age 24) 2 0   Zira

2 3MF Gara Garayev (Vice-captain) (1992-10-12) 12 October 1992 (age 29) 68 0   Qarabağ
7 3MF Namik Alaskarov (1995-02-03) 3 February 1995 (age 26) 28 0   Bursaspor
8 3MF Emin Mahmudov (1992-04-27) 27 April 1992 (age 29) 21 5   Neftçi
21 3MF Ismayil Ibrahimli (1998-02-13) 13 February 1998 (age 23) 7 0   Qarabağ
22 3MF Rahim Sadikhov (1996-07-18) 18 July 1996 (age 25) 8 0   Sumgayit
6 3MF Vugar Mustafayev (1994-08-05) 5 August 1994 (age 27) 4 0   Sabah
17 3MF Toral Bayramov (2001-02-23) 23 February 2001 (age 20) 6 0   Qarabağ
20 3MF Filip Ozobić (1991-04-08) 8 April 1991 (age 30) 3 0   Qarabağ

11 4FW Ramil Sheydayev (1996-03-15) 15 March 1996 (age 25) 38 7   Qarabağ
10 4FW Mahir Emreli (1997-07-01) 1 July 1997 (age 24) 29 4   Legia Warsaw
29 4FW Ali Ghorbani (1990-09-18) 18 September 1990 (age 31) 8 0   Sumgayit
16 4FW Anatoliy Nuriyev (1996-05-20) 20 May 1996 (age 25) 8 0   Kolos Kovalivka
9 4FW Rustam Akhmedzade (2000-12-25) 25 December 2000 (age 20) 3 0   Mynai

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up for the team within the last 12 months and are still available for selection.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Emil Balayev (1994-04-17) 17 April 1994 (age 27) 12 0   Qarabağ v.   Moldova, 6 June 2021

DF Badavi Huseynov (1991-07-11) 11 July 1991 (age 30) 60 1   Qarabağ v.   Moldova, 6 June 2021
DF Amin Seydiyev (1998-11-15) 15 November 1998 (age 22) 4 0   Sabah v.   Moldova, 6 June 2021
DF Shahriyar Aliyev (1992-12-25) 25 December 1992 (age 28) 3 0   Keşla v.   Moldova, 6 June 2021
DF Mert Çelik (2000-06-10) 10 June 2000 (age 21) 0 0   Neftçi v.   Luxembourg, 17 November 2020
DF Rahil Mammadov (1995-11-24) 24 November 1995 (age 25) 10 0   Qarabağ v.   Montenegro, 14 November 2020 COV
DF Adil Naghiyev (1995-09-11) 11 September 1995 (age 26) 2 0   Sabail v.   Cyprus, 8 September 2020
DF Omar Buludov (1998-12-15) 15 December 1998 (age 22) 1 0   Neftçi v.   Cyprus, 8 September 2020

MF Aleksey Isayev (1995-11-09) 9 November 1995 (age 25) 4 0   Sabah v.   Moldova, 6 June 2021
MF Elvin Jafarguliyev (2000-10-26) 26 October 2000 (age 20) 4 0   Qarabağ v.   Moldova, 6 June 2021
MF Joshgun Diniyev (1995-09-13) 13 September 1995 (age 26) 11 0   Sabah v.   Serbia, 30 March 2021
MF Tellur Mutallimov (1995-04-08) 8 April 1995 (age 26) 5 0   Sumgayit v.   Qatar, 27 March 2021
MF Khayal Najafov (1997-12-19) 19 December 1997 (age 23) 2 0   Neftçi v.   Qatar, 27 March 2021
MF Elvin Jamalov (1995-02-04) 4 February 1995 (age 26) 6 0   Sabah v.   Luxembourg, 17 November 2020
MF Vusal Isgandarli (1995-11-03) 3 November 1995 (age 25) 3 0   Ankara Keçiörengücü v.   Luxembourg, 17 November 2020
MF Rahman Hajiyev (1993-07-25) 25 July 1993 (age 28) 9 0   Keşla v.   Slovenia, 11 November 2020
MF Araz Abdullayev (1992-04-18) 18 April 1992 (age 29) 40 3   Ethnikos Achna v.   Cyprus, 13 October 2020
MF Eddy Israfilov (1992-08-02) 2 August 1992 (age 29) 13 0   Albacete v.   Luxembourg, 5 September 2020 PRE

FW Amil Yunanov (1993-01-06) 6 January 1993 (age 28) 5 0   Keşla v.   Moldova, 6 June 2021
FW Mirabdulla Abbasov (1995-04-27) 27 April 1995 (age 26) 4 0   Neftçi v.   Luxembourg, 17 November 2020
FW Musa Gurbanli (2002-04-13) 13 April 2002 (age 19) 1 0   Qarabağ v.   Luxembourg, 17 November 2020
FW Renat Dadashov (1999-05-17) 17 May 1999 (age 22) 7 0   Tondela v.   Cyprus, 8 September 2020

INJ Withdrew due to injury
PRE Preliminary squad / standby
RET Retired from the national team
SUS Serving suspension
WD Player withdrew from the squad due to non-injury issue.
COV Withdrew after testing positive for COVID-19.

Player statisticsEdit

As of 2 June 2021[37]
Players in bold are still active with Azerbaijan.

Most appearancesEdit

 
Rashad Sadygov is the most capped player of Azerbaijan's international matches.
Rank Name Caps Goals Career
1 Rashad Sadygov 111 5 2001–2017
2 Aslan Kerimov 80 1 1994–2008
3 Kamran Aghayev 79 0 2008–present
4 Mahir Shukurov 76 4 2004–2014
5 Tarlan Ahmadov 74 0 1992–2005
6 Maksim Medvedev 72 4 2009–present
7 Mahmud Gurbanov 71 1 1994–2008
8 Gurban Gurbanov 68 14 1992–2005
9 Gara Garayev 68 0 2013–present
10 Emin Agayev 65 1 1992–2005

Top goalscorersEdit

 
Gurban Gurbanov is all-time leading goalscorer and was head coach of Azerbaijan national team throughout 2018.
Rank Name Goals Caps Average Career
1 Gurban Gurbanov 14 68 0.21 1992–2005
2 Vagif Javadov 9 58 0.16 2006–2014
3 Elvin Mammadov 7 37 0.19 2008–2017
Ramil Sheydayev 7 37 0.19 2016–present
Branimir Subašić 7 40 0.18 2007–2013
Dimitrij Nazarov 7 43 0.16 2014–present
Rauf Aliyev 7 46 0.15 2010–
8 Zaur Tagizade 6 40 0.15 1997–2008
9 Rufat Dadashov 5 24 0.21 2013–
Nazim Suleymanov 5 24 0.21 1992–1998
Farrukh Ismayilov 5 33 0.15 1997–2008
Vidadi Rzayev 5 37 0.14 1992–2001
Afran Ismayilov 5 39 0.13 2010–present
Rashad Sadygov 5 111 0.05 1992–1998

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA World CupEdit

  Champions    Runners-up    Third place    Fourth place  

FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA Position
  1930 to   1990 Part of   Soviet Union Part of   Soviet Union
  1994 Did not enter 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 7 0 1 6 4 15
      2026 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/22 65 7 15 43 33 119

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 Position
  1960 to   1988 Part of   Soviet Union Part of   Soviet Union
as part of   CIS as part of   CIS
  1992 Group stage 8th 3 0 2 1 1 4 8 5 3 0 13 2 1/5
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 5/5
  2024 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/7 61 6 10 52 41 165

UEFA Nations LeagueEdit

UEFA Nations League record
Year Division Group Round Pos Pld W D* L GF GA P/R RK
  2018–19 D 3 Group stage 2nd 6 2 3 1 7 6   46th
  2020–21 C 1 Group stage 3rd 6 1 3 2 2 4   43rd
  2022–23 C To be determined
Total Group stage (C) 2/2 12 3 6 3 9 10 43rd

HonoursEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The Azerbaijan v Cyprus match, originally scheduled to be played at Olympic Stadium, Baku, was later moved to the neutral Elbasan Arena, Elbasan, due to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.[33]
  2. ^ The Azerbaijan v Montenegro match, originally scheduled to be played at Olympic Stadium, Baku, was later moved to the neutral Ivan Laljak-Ivić Stadium, Zaprešić (Croatia), due to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.[33]

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