Azerbaijan First Division

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Azerbaijan First Division
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Country  Azerbaijan
Founded 1992; 22 years ago (1992)
Number of teams 16
Levels on pyramid 2
Promotion to Azerbaijan Premier League
Domestic cup(s) Azerbaijan Cup
Current champions Ağsu (1 title)
(2012-13)
Most championships MOIK (3 titles)
Website http://www.pfl.az
2014–15 Azerbaijan First Division

The Azerbaijan First Division (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Birinci Divizionu) is the second highest professional division in Azerbaijani professional football. The division is run by AFFA.

History[edit]

Due to the dissolution of the Soviet Union, all Azerbaijan clubs of the former Soviet Premier Division and Soviet First Division conformed a single Azerbaijan Premier League, which meant that the new second tier of Azerbaijan football would remain regionalized. For the first two seasons three regional groups conformed the second tier, until in 1994 the single table in use today began to be used.

Competition format[edit]

The First Division currently consists of 16 teams. After each season the two teams are directly promoted to the Premier League. All teams play each other two times.

Media coverage[edit]

AzTV currently own all the rights to broadcast the season's games on terrestrial TV.[1][2][3] In Azerbaijan, the First Division games is also available on Idman Azerbaycan TV.

Members of the Azerbaijan First Division (2014–15 season)[edit]

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Location Stadium Stadium capacity
Ağsu Agsu Agsu City Stadium 3,000
Bakılı Baku Zirə Olympic Sport Complex Stadium 1,500
Energetik Mingachevir Yashar Mammadzade Stadium 5,000
Göyəzən Qazakh Qazakh City Stadium 15,000
Kəpəz Ganja Ganja City Stadium 25,000
Lokomotiv Baku FC Baku stadium 3,000
Mil-Muğan Imishli Heydar Aliyev Stadium 8,500
MOIK Baku MOIK Stadium 3,000
Neftçala Neftchala Nariman Narimanov Stadium 2,000
Qaradağ Lökbatan Lökbatan Olympic Sport Complex Stadium 2,000
Ravan Baku Bayil Stadium 5,000
Şahdağ Qusar Şövkət Orduxanov Stadium 4,000
Şəmkir Şəmkir Shamkir City Stadium 11,500
Şuşa Shusha Shafa Stadium 8,000
Turan Tovuz Tovuz City Stadium 6,800
Zira Baku Zirə Olympic Sport Complex Stadium 1,500

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up Third place
1992 Nicat Maştağa Kür Samux Pambıqçı (Neftçala)
1993 Xəzri Buzovna Avtomobilçi Yevlax Polad Sumqayıt
1993-94 Zabrat, Azneftyağ Metallurq Sumgayit, OİK-Göyəzən (Qazax) OIK, Pambıqçı (Neftçala)
1994-95 Şəmkir OIK Kürmük (Qax)
1995-96 Xəzər Sumqayıt Çinar Polis Akademiyası Fərid
1996-97 Çinar (Göyçay) Araz Naxçıvan Kürmük
1997-98
1998-99
1999-00 Şahdağ Quba Şəfa-2 HHQ-Şahin (Bakı)
2000-01 OIK Ümid Bakı Şahdağ Qusar
2001-02 Lokomotiv İmişli Xəzər Sumqayıt Bakılı
2002-03
2003-04 Gənclərbirliyi Göyəzən Qazax Karat Bakı
2004-05 AMMK Energetik Xəzər-Lənkəran-2
2005-06 Gilan Xəzər-Lənkəran-2 Simurq
2006-07 Masally Standard Baku Göyəzən Qazax
2007-08 Bakılı MOIK NBC Salyan
2008-09 ABN Bərdə Şahdağ Qusar Anşad-Petrol
2009–10 Gəncə MOIK Bakılı
2010–11 Abşeron Rəvan Bakılı
2011–12 Qaradağ Karvan Neftchala
2012–13 Ağsu Qaradağ Neftchala
2013–14 Araz Naxçıvan Neftchala Qaradağ
2014–15

Performance by club[edit]

Club Winners Winning Years Runner-up Runner-up years Third-place Third-place years
MOIK
1
2000-01
3
1994-95, 2007-08, 2009-10
1
1993-94
Xəzər Sumqayıt
1
1995-96
2
1993-94, 2001-02
Bakılı
1
2007–08
1
1996-97
3
2001–02, 2009–10, 2010–11
Qaradağ Lökbatan
1
2011-12
1
2012–13
1
2013–14
AMMK
1
2004-05
Araz Naxçıvan
1
2013–14
Nicat Maştağa
1
1992
Zabrat
1
1993-94
Shamkir
1
1994–95
Shahdagh Guba
1
1999-00
Lokomotiv Imishli
1
2001-02
Gənclərbirliyi
1
2003-04
Gilan
1
2005-06
ABN Bərdə
1
2008-09
Kapaz
1
2009-10
Masally
1
2006-07
Absheron
1
2010-11
Ağsu
1
2012–13
Azneftyağ
1
1993-94
Xəzri Buzovna
1
1993
Çinar Göyçay
1
1996-97
Göyəzən Qazax FK
2
1993-94, 2003-04
1
2006-07
Neftchala
1
2013–14
3
2008–09, 2011–12, 2012–13
Şahdağ Qusar
1
2008-09
1
2000-01
Xəzər-Lənkəran-2
1
2005-06
1
2004-05
Avtomobilçi Yevlax
1
1993
Çinar Polis Akademiyasi
1
1995-96
Kür Samux
1
1992
Şəfa-2
1
1999-00
Ümid Bakı
1
2000–01
Energetik
1
2004-05
Rəvan
1
2010–11
Karvan
1
2011–12
Standard Baku
1
2006–07
Pambıqçı Neftçala
2
1992, 1993-94
Kürmük Qax
2
1994-95, 1996-97
Polad Sumqayıt
1
1993
Simurq
1
2005-06
Farid Baku
1
1995-96
Karat Baku
1
2003-04
HHQ Şahin
1
1999-00
NBC Salyan
1
2007-08

Records[edit]

Club records[edit]

As of 14 November 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • (Azerbaijani) AFFA
  • (Azerbaijani) PFL