Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan

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Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan
UEFA
Association crest
Founded 1992
FIFA affiliation 1994
UEFA affiliation 1994
President Rovnag Abdullayev
Website http://www.affa.az

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.

History[edit]

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]

Presidents[edit]

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)

Competitions[edit]

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:

Men's
Women's
Futsal
Beach football

References[edit]

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

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