Azerbaijan national futsal team

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Azerbaijan
Association Association of Football
Federations of Azerbaijan
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach José Alesio da Silva
Captain Vitaliy Borisov
FIFA code AZE
FIFA ranking 10 [1]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Poland Poland 4–6 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
(Netherlands; 23 October 1995)
Biggest win
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 2–14 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
(Tbilisi, Georgia; 28 July 2002)
Biggest defeat
Czech Republic Czech Republic 10–2 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
(Enschede, Netherlands; 27 October 1995)
European Championship
Appearances 3 (First in 2010)
Best result 4th (2010)

The Azerbaijan national futsal team is the national futsal team of Azerbaijan and is controlled by Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan. It represents Azerbaijan in international futsal competitions and ranked 10 in the world, the highest-ranking team from Caucasus in the World Rankings.[2]

Azerbaijan never qualified for World Cups but participated in last three edition of European Championship.

History[edit]

Recently[edit]

Azerbaijan's first appearance at big level came during UEFA European Futsal Championship 2010. They were unbeaten in qualifying and finished second to Portugal in their group, and only then after conceding a late equaliser against the 2007 semi-finalists.[3] Alesio has put together a potent blend of naturalised South Americans and local talent like Vitaliy Borisov and the Brazilian coach and much of the Azerbaijan squad are involved with champion club Araz Naxçivan, who in November won through to this spring's four-team UEFA Futsal Cup finals.[4][5] Despite fourth place, Azerbaijan's finals run was the best showing by debutants since the inaugural UEFA European Futsal Championship 1996 tournament.[6] Azerbaijan's Biro Jade won Golden Boot award as join top scorer with five goals.[7][8]

Tournament records[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Spain 1996 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Guatemala 2000 Did not qualify - - - - - -
TPE 2004 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Brazil 2008 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Thailand 2012 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Total 0/7 - - - - - -

UEFA European Futsal Championship[edit]

UEFA European Futsal Championship Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Spain 1996 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Spain 1999 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Russia 2001 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Italy 2003 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Czech Republic 2005 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Portugal 2007 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Hungary 2010 4th place 5 2 2 1 18 13
Croatia 2012 1st round 2 0 0 2 9 13
Belgium 2014 1st round 2 1 0 1 7 13
Total 3/9 7 3 2 2 34 39

Current squad[edit]

Squad chosen for the UEFA Futsal Euro 2014.[9]

Head coach: José Alesio da Silva

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Laercio Buranello (1982 -04-12)12 April 1982 (aged 31) 3 0 Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
19 1GK Elnur Zamanov (1981 -05-17)17 May 1981 (aged 32) 6 0 Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
5 2DF Felipe (1978 -10-05)5 October 1978 (aged 35) 13 7 Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
6 2DF Edu (1986 -10-14)14 October 1986 (aged 27) 3 0 Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
8 2DF Rizvan Farzaliyev (1979 -09-01)1 September 1979 (aged 34) 18 4 England Baku United
13 2DF Elnur Gambarov (1978 -07-13)13 July 1978 (aged 35) 3 0 Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
15 2DF Rafael (1982 -12-26)26 December 1982 (aged 31) 0 0 Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
18 2DF Augusto (1980 -02-25)25 February 1980 (aged 33) 0 0 Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
2 4FW Seymur Mammadov (1983 -05-06)6 May 1983 (aged 30) 0 0 Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
7 4FW Rajab Farajzade (1980 -12-19)19 December 1980 (aged 33) 17 5 England Baku United
9 4FW Amadeu (1990 -03-06)6 March 1990 (aged 23) 0 0 Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
10 4FW Biro Jade (1973 -01-24)24 January 1973 (aged 41) 13 13 Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
14 4FW Vitaliy Borisov (1982 -07-05)5 July 1982 (aged 31) 14 9 Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
17 4FW Isa Atayev (1989 -08-07)7 August 1989 (aged 24) 0 0 Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan

Notable players[edit]

Managers[edit]

Results and Fixtures[edit]

2014[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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