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Azerbaijani Footballer of the Year

Rashad Sadygov has already been chosen as the Azerbaijani Footballer of the Year six times and has the most number of awards.

Azerbaijani Footballer of the Year is an annual title awarded to the best Azerbaijani football (soccer) player of the year. The award has been given since 1991, and the winner is elected by authorized journalists from the leading Azerbaijani sport media. On the same occasion, an award is also given for Azerbaijani Football Goalkeeper of the Year since 2009. However, this award is not always given annually.[1][2]

HistoryEdit

The same year the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan was founded, an award for the best Azerbaijani Footballer of the Year began being annually given. The first award was given to former Azerbaijan national football team striker Samir Alakbarov in 1991, and was further awarded in succession in 1992 and 1993. The Azerbaijan national football team captain Rashad Sadygov has the most number of awards at six. The striker Vagif Javadov became the youngest player to win the award in 2009 at the age of 20. The midfielder Mahmud Gurbanov became the oldest player to win the award in 2007 at the age of 34. The award was not given in 1995.

The first Azerbaijani Football Goalkeeper of the Year award was given to Kamran Agayev in 2009, and was further awarded in succession in 2011 and 2012. Both awards are given at the end of the football season.

List of Azerbaijani Footballer of the Year recipientsEdit

Season Winner Club Runner-up Third place
1991[3] Samir Alakbarov   Neftchi Baku
1992[3] Samir Alakbarov   Neftchi Baku
1993 Samir Alakbarov   Neftchi Baku
1994 Yunis Huseynov   Neftchi Baku
1995 Not awarded
1996 Vidadi Rzayev   Neftchi Baku
1997 Faig Jabbarov   Kapaz
1998 Yunis Huseynov   Kapaz
1999 Tarlan Ahmadov   Neftchi Baku Zaur Tagizade Gurban Gurbanov
2000 Emin Agayev   Torpedo-ZIL Moscow Tarlan Ahmadov Emin Guliyev
2001 Zaur Tagizade   Shafa Baku Jahangir Hasanzade Mahmud Gurbanov
2002 Samir Aliyev   Neftchi Baku Kamal Quliyev Tarlan Ahmadov
2003 Gurban Gurbanov   Volgar Astrakhan Farrukh Ismayilov Kamal Quliyev
2004[4] Rashad Sadygov   Neftchi Baku Zaur Ramazanov Emin Guliyev
2005[5] Rashad Sadygov   Kayserispor Zaur Tagizade Anatoli Ponomarev
2006[6] Jeyhun Sultanov   FC Baku Farhad Veliyev André Luiz Ladaga
2007 Mahmud Gurbanov   Inter Baku Zaur Ramazanov Branimir Subašić
2008[7] Kamran Agayev   Khazar Lankaran Rashad Sadygov Zaur Ramazanov
2009[8] Vagif Javadov   Qarabağ Rashad Sadygov Mahir Shukurov
2010[9] Rashad Sadygov   Kocaelispor Kamran Agayev Ruslan Abishov
2011[10] Rauf Aliyev   Qarabağ Afran Ismayilov Ruslan Abishov
2012[11] Ruslan Abishov   Khazar Lankaran Javid Imamverdiyev Vugar Nadirov
2013[12] Rashad Sadygov   Qarabağ Rauf Aliyev Kamran Agayev, Ruslan Abishov, Mahir Shukurov
2014[13] Gara Garayev   Qarabağ Badavi Guseynov Rashad Sadygov
2015[14] Rahid Amirguliyev   Qarabağ Rashad Sadygov Badavi Guseynov
2016[15] Rashad Sadygov   Qarabağ Maksim Medvedev Kamran Aghayev
2017[16] Rashad Sadygov   Qarabağ Mahir Madatov Gara Garayev
2018[17] Mirabdulla Abbasov   Neftchi Baku Maksim Medvedev Gara Garayev

Number of awards per playerEdit

Player Number Years
Rashad Sadygov 6 2004, 2005, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2017
Samir Alakbarov 3 1991, 1992, 1993
Yunis Huseinov 2 1994, 1998
Vidadi Rzayev 1 1996
Faig Jabbarov 1 1997
Tarlan Ahmadov 1 1999
Emin Agayev 1 2000
Zaur Tagizade 1 2001
Samir Aliyev 1 2002
Gurban Gurbanov 1 2003
Jeyhun Sultanov 1 2006
Mahmud Gurbanov 1 2007
Kamran Agayev 1 2008
Vagif Javadov 1 2009
Rauf Aliyev 1 2011
Ruslan Abishov 1 2012
Gara Garayev 1 2014
Rahid Amirguliyev 1 2015
Mirabdulla Abbasov 1 2018

List of Azerbaijani Football Goalkeeper of the Year recipientsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Official Stats on RSSSФ
  2. ^ "ANS:Заур Рамазанов назван лучшим футболистом года в Азербайджане" (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2008-12-31. Retrieved 2009-02-04.
  3. ^ a b "Futbol+" 2006-nın ən yaxşılarını seçir Archived July 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine (in Azerbaijani)
  4. ^ Футбол. Садыгов стал лучшим футболистом Азербайджана (in Russian)
  5. ^ Стало известно имя лучшего футболиста Азербайджана (in Russian)
  6. ^ Джейхун Султанов - футболист года в Азербайджане (in Russian)
  7. ^ Камран Агаев назван лучшим футболистом Азербайджана. (in Russian)
  8. ^ Vagif Javadov recognized best footballer of Azerbaijani team.
  9. ^ "12 голосов Рашаду Садыхову, или Шефер не согласился с Фогтсом". Azerisport.com. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  10. ^ АФФА назвала лучших (ОБНОВЛЕНО). Azerisport.com (in Russian). Retrieved 19 December 2011.
  11. ^ Руслан Абышев - лучший футболист 2012 года. Azerifootball.com (in Russian). Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  12. ^ Рашад Садыхов набрал 8 голосов, опередив Рауфа Алиева (ФОТО). Azerisport.com (in Russian). Retrieved 17 December 2013.
  13. ^ Futbol ictimaiyyəti Qara Qarayevi seçdi. Qol.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  14. ^ Рахид Амиргулиев - лучший игрок 2015-го года. Azerifootball.com (in Russian). Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  15. ^ "İlin ən yaxşı futbolçusu müəyyənləşdi". sportarena.az. sportarena.az. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  16. ^ "Рашад Садыгов назван лучшим футболистом Азербайджана по итогам 2017-го года". www.azerifootball.com. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  17. ^ "Mirabdulla Abbasov ilin futbolçusu seçilib". Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  18. ^ АФФА назвала лучших (ОБНОВЛЕНО). Azerisport.com (in Russian). Retrieved 17 December 2012.