|Number of teams||14|
|Level on pyramid||2|
|Relegation to||Azerbaijan Second League|
|Domestic cup(s)||Azerbaijan Cup|
|Current champions||Araz-Naxçıvan (2nd title) |
|TV partners||CBC Sport|
|Current: 2022–23 Azerbaijan First Division|
The Azerbaijan First League (Azerbaijani: I Liqa) is the second highest professional division in Azerbaijani professional football. The league is run by AFFA. No teams are promoted to Premier Division.
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.
The First League currently consists of 14 teams. All teams play each other two times.
Performance by club
- As of 14 November 2013
- Most consecutive wins: Absheron, 23, 2010-11
- Most points in a season: Absheron, 72 points, 2010-11
- Most unbeaten run: Absheron, 26 games, 2010-11
- Azerbaijan Premier League
- Azerbaijan Regional League
- AFFA Amateur League
- Azerbaijan Cup
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