Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan

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Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan
Association crest
Founded 1992
FIFA affiliation 1994
UEFA affiliation 1994
President Rovnag Abdullayev

The Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA) (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Futbol Federasiyaları Assosiasiyası, AFFA) is the governing body of football in Azerbaijan. It organizes the Azerbaijan Premier League, the Azerbaijan Cup and the Azerbaijani national football team.


The AFFA was formed on 26th March 1992, after Azerbaijan gained its independence from USSR.[1] In 2012, the federation held an election with Rovnag Abdullayev being only candidate, the assembly was marred with controversies.[2]

Relationship with FIFA[edit]

The country's football received major blow in April 2002, when UEFA imposed a two-year ban in response to a long-standing conflict between the AFFA and majority of the Azerbaijan Premier League clubs.[3] The domestic championship was abandoned as a result of the conflict and the top clubs prevented their players from playing for the national team, with tax officials also probing allegations of fraud at the Azerbaijan federation.[4]


Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan
  • Rovnag Abdullayev (15 March 2008 - present)
  • Elshad Nasirov (1 November 2007 - 15 March 2008) (acting)
  • Ramiz Mirzayev (29 December 2003 - 29 October 2007)
  • Fuad Musayev (1992 - 29 December 2003)


It organizes the following competitions:

Men's football
Women's football

National teams[edit]

The AFFA also organises national football teams representing Azerbaijan at all age levels:

Beach football


  1. ^ "AFFA-nın 20 İLLİK FƏALİYYƏTİNƏ “2” VERİLDİ". (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Rovnag Abdullayev re-elected AFFA president". UEFA. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "İbrahimoviç Qurbanova çatdı". (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Walker, Paul. "Relief for Wales as Uefa lifts ban on Azerbaijan". The Independent. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 

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