Azerbaijan national football team

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Azerbaijan
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Milli (The National Team)
Association AFFA
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Robert Prosinečki
Captain Rashad Sadygov
Most caps Rashad Sadygov (103)
Top scorer Gurban Gurbanov (14)
Home stadium Baku Olympic Stadium
FIFA code AZE
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 136 Increase 1 (11 August 2016)
Highest 73 (July 2014)
Lowest 170 (June 1994)
Elo ranking
Current 104 (9 September 2015)
Highest 73 (14 August 2014)
Lowest 151 (February 2001)
First international
 Georgia 6–3 Azerbaijan 
(Gurjaani, Georgia; September 17, 1992)[1][2]
Biggest win
 Azerbaijan 4–0 Liechtenstein 
(Baku, Azerbaijan; 5 June 1999)
Biggest defeat
 France 10–0 Azerbaijan 
(Auxerre, France; September 6, 1995)[1]

The Azerbaijan national football team (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan milli futbol komandası) is the national football team of Azerbaijan and is controlled by Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan. It represents Azerbaijan in international football competitions. The majority of Azerbaijan's home matches are held at the national stadium, Baku National Stadium, with friendly matches sometimes hosted at club stadiums.

The Azerbaijan national football team has taken part in qualification for each major tournament since Euro 96, but has never qualified for the finals tournament of any World Cup or European Championships.

History[edit]

Early period (before the 1920s)[edit]

In the early twentieth century, football began to become popular in Azerbaijan, which was then part of the Russian Empire. In 1912, Azerbaijani football players had their first "international match" and they won in Tbilisi, Georgia against the local "Sokol" team with 4:2. During 1912-1913, matches between Azerbaijani and Georgian football teams were organized, first in Tbilisi and then in Baku. In 1914 the Football Union was founded in Azerbaijan. The Football Union undertook the organization of official city championships and other competitions.[3]

Soviet era (1920s—1991)[edit]

The oldest records of football teams in Soviet Azerbaijan goes back to 1926-1927, when Trans-Caucasian Championship was organized in Tbilisi. Three South Caucasian countries participated: Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia.[1] The Azerbaijan national football team held its first friendly matches against Georgia and Armenia in 1927 for the Trans-Caucasian Championship in Georgia.[1] Also in 1926 footbal players from Azerbaijan played three matches with Football team from Iran in Baku. In 1929 there were played three matches between these teams in Tehran. In all matches Azerbaijan players won.[4][5]

The 1960s is considered the Golden Age for Azerbaijani football as it produced great players like Anatoliy Banishevskiy, Alakbar Mammadov and the football referee Tofiq Bahramov, most famous for being the linesman who helped to award a goal for England in the 1966 World Cup Final between England and West Germany.

Post-independence (1992—present)[edit]

1990s[edit]

After Azerbaijan gained its independence in 1991, AFFA — Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan — was created. In 1992, renowned Azerbaijani footballer Alekper Mamedov became the first head coach of the Azeribaijani national football team, compiling a 3–1 record as coach that includes the first ever national team victory, over Georgia on May 25, 1993.[6][7] In 1994, the national team was accepted into FIFA and UEFA. The security issues, forced the team to play all of its home Euro 96 qualifiers in Trabzon, Turkey.[8]

2000s[edit]

Azerbaijani squad against Iceland in 2008.

As of the early 2000s, AFFA started to integrate more players to the national team through FIFA's eligibility rules.[9] In February 2004, Carlos Alberto Torres, captain of the Brazil team that won the 1970 FIFA World Cup was appointed its national coach. Despite a poor start, a 0–6 defeat to Israel on February 18, Azerbaijan won their first ever away match, 3–2 against Kazakhstan on April 28. In June 2005, following a 3–0 defeat by Poland, Torres stood down from the position, to be replaced by former Neftchi coach Vagif Sadygov, his third spell as coach of Azerbaijan. Shahin Diniyev took over as manager in November 2005. He resigned on 31 October 2007, and Gjoko Hadzievski was named as care-taking coach of Azerbaijan.[10]

In April 2008, former German football player and coach Berti Vogts was appointed as a manager of Azerbaijan on a two-year contract.[11] Azerbaijan had a mixed qualifying campaign, finishing with 5 points, just missing out on a last place to Liechtenstein with 2 points.

In November 2009, AFFA extended Berti Vogts' contract a further two years, making him the first manager to manage Azerbaijani national team in two qualification cycles.[12][13]

2010s[edit]

In 2010, following a shock win over Turkey, the team reached 90th place in FIFA World Rankings, Azerbaijan's highest position ever in country's football history.[14][15] After victory over Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan also broke their scoring and points records by gaining 7 points and scoring 10 goals.[16][17]

In November 2011, AFFA extended Berti Vogts' contract a further two years, until end of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification cycle.[18] Under Vogts, Azerbaijan had some poor results, not being able to win second-string sides, forcing Vogts to face major criticism, protest and demonstration from local supporters and the media.[19][20] However, Azerbaijan managed to finish qualification cycle in fourth place, team's best ever finish.[21] In December 2013, Vogts being granted a new two-year contract, with aim to lead Azerbaijan through EURO 2016 qualifying.[22] On July 2014, Azerbaijan beat its ranking record by reaching 73rd place in FIFA World Rankings. Following three straight losses, Vogts has resigned from his post after spending six years in charge of Azerbaijan.[23][24]

Team image[edit]

Colours[edit]

Azerbaijan national football team in October 2013.

As of UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying round, Azerbaijan's home colours are all-red kit. The team wears an all-blue kit for away games. This combination of colours are traditional for the national team since their first game. In the beginning of 90s the team has worn a white shirt, to the end of decade it has been transformated into blue-white striped shirts. At the beginning of the 2000s, the kit was replaced by the white shirt with a vertical tricolour stripe, color originating from the national flag of Azerbaijan on the chest. The kit was changed into blue shirts, red shorts and green socks only for the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying round. After the tournament, the national team went back to their usual combination of colours.

Azerbaijan national team's away colours were yellow-black striped shirts, black shorts and yellow socks until UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying round, when it was decided to abandon this kit in favor of the completely blue. During the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying round games the team has used an all red kit.

Since 2006, Azerbaijan's kit have been supplied by Umbro. They took over from Puma who were Azerbaijan's kit suppliers between 2004 and 2006. Before that Umbro were Azerbaijan's kit suppliers between 2002 and 2004.

Nickname[edit]

Azerbaijan is often referred to by the media and supporters as Milli (The National Team), which is the nickname associated with all of Azerbaijan's international sporting teams due to the team's utilization of the country's national colors.[25]

Media coverage and public relations[edit]

Azerbaijan's home matches are presently covered by the public channel İTV.[26] 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification match rights were held by AZTV and Idman Azerbaijan TV.[27]

AZTV, Idman Azerbaijan TV and Lider TV are among other networks that have previously shown live fixtures.[28]

Stadium[edit]

The construction of Baku National Stadium.

Most of Azerbaijan's home matches are played at the new Baku National Stadium in Baku. It has been Azerbaijan's primary home stadium ever since the move from Tofiq Bahramov Stadium in 2015. Today, some qualifying matches and friendly matches are still hosted at the Tofiq Bahramov Stadium, whereas others are hosted at the Lankaran City Stadium, Bakcell Arena and Dalga Arena after it met UEFA stadium criteria.[29][30]

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA World Cup records[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA Position
1930 to 1990 Part of  Soviet Union - - - - - - -
United States 1994 Did not enter - - - - - - -
France 1998 Did not qualify 8 1 0 7 3 22 5/5
South Korea Japan 2002 10 1 2 7 4 17 6/6
Germany 2006 10 0 3 7 1 21 6/6
South Africa 2010 10 1 2 7 4 14 5/6
Brazil 2014 10 1 6 3 7 11 4/6
Russia 2018 To be determined - - - - - - -
Total - 48 4 13 31 19 85 -

UEFA European Championship records[edit]

UEFA European Championship record UEFA Euro Championship qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA Position
1960 to 1992 Part of  Soviet Union - - - - - - -
England 1996 Did not qualify 10 0 1 9 2 29 6/6
BelgiumNetherlands 2000 10 1 1 8 6 26 5/6
Portugal 2004 8 1 1 6 5 20 5/5
AustriaSwitzerland 2008 12 1 2 9 6 28 8/8
PolandUkraine 2012 10 2 1 7 10 26 5/6
France 2016 10 1 3 6 7 18 5/6
Total 0/15 60 6 9 45 36 157 -

2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup 8 Oct '16 11 Oct '16 4 Sep '17 8 Oct '17 10 Jun '17
1  Czech Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible second round[a] 1 Sep '17 4 Sep '16 11 Nov '16 11 Oct '16 8 Oct '17
1  Northern Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 Oct '17 4 Sep '17 26 Mar '17 11 Nov '16 8 Oct '16
1  Norway 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 Sep '16 10 Jun '17 8 Oct '17 1 Sep '17 11 Oct '16
1  Azerbaijan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 Mar '17 5 Oct '17 10 Jun '17 8 Oct '16 4 Sep '17
1  San Marino 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 Nov '16 26 Mar '17 1 Sep '17 5 Oct '17 4 Sep '16
First match(es) will be played on 4 September 2016. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ The eight best runners-up across all groups will advance to the second round (play-offs). The ninth-ranked runners-up will be eliminated.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following squad was called up for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against San Marino on 4 September.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Kamran Aghayev (1986-02-09) 9 February 1986 (age 30) 60 0 Azerbaijan Sumgayit
1GK Anar Nazirov (1985-09-08) 8 September 1985 (age 30) 4 0 Azerbaijan Zira
1GK Salahat Aghayev (1991-01-04) 4 January 1991 (age 25) 9 0 Azerbaijan Inter Baku

2DF Magomed Mirzabekov (1990-11-16) 16 November 1990 (age 25) 9 0 Azerbaijan Gabala
2DF Pavlo Pashayev (1988-01-04) 4 January 1988 (age 28) 3 0 Ukraine Stal Kamianske
2DF Maksim Medvedev (1989-09-29) 29 September 1989 (age 26) 36 0 Azerbaijan Qarabağ
2DF Badavi Guseynov (1991-07-11) 11 July 1991 (age 25) 25 0 Azerbaijan Qarabağ
2DF Rashad Sadygov (C) (1982-06-16) 16 June 1982 (age 34) 103 4 Azerbaijan Qarabağ
2DF Arif Dashdemirov (1987-02-10) 10 February 1987 (age 29) 10 0 Azerbaijan Qarabağ
2DF Tarlan Guliyev (1992-04-19) 19 April 1992 (age 24) 6 0 Azerbaijan Inter Baku

3MF Gara Garayev (1992-10-12) 12 October 1992 (age 23) 25 0 Azerbaijan Qarabağ
3MF Araz Abdullayev (1992-04-18) 18 April 1992 (age 24) 18 0 Azerbaijan Neftchi Baku
3MF Eddy Israfilov (1992-08-02) 2 August 1992 (age 24) 5 0 Spain Cádiz CF
3MF Elvin Mammadov (1988-07-18) 18 July 1988 (age 28) 37 7 Azerbaijan Zira
3MF Dimitrij Nazarov (1990-04-04) 4 April 1990 (age 26) 18 5 Germany Erzgebirge Aue
3MF Rahman Hajiyev (1993-07-25) 25 July 1993 (age 23) 3 0 Azerbaijan Neftchi Baku
3MF Afran Ismayilov (1988-10-08) 8 October 1988 (age 27) 30 2 Azerbaijan Qarabağ
3MF Rahid Amirguliyev (1989-09-01) 1 September 1989 (age 26) 48 3 Azerbaijan Qarabağ
3MF Emin Makhmudov (1992-04-27) 27 April 1992 (age 24) 0 0 Portugal Boavista

4FW Ruslan Qurbanov (1991-09-12) 12 September 1991 (age 24) 11 0 Azerbaijan Neftchi Baku
4FW Aghabala Ramazanov (1993-01-20) 20 January 1993 (age 23) 6 1 Azerbaijan Inter Baku
4FW Namig Alasgarov (1995-02-03) 3 February 1995 (age 21) 3 0 Azerbaijan Qarabağ
4FW Mahir Madatov (1997-07-01) 1 July 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Azerbaijan Qarabağ
4FW Ramil Sheydayev (1996-03-15) 15 March 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Turkey Trabzonspor

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called for the squad within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Aqil Mammadov (1989-05-01) 1 May 1989 (age 27) 2 0 Azerbaijan AZAL v.  Kazakhstan, 26 March 2016

DF Ufuk Budak (1990-05-26) 26 May 1990 (age 26) 17 0 Turkey Kayserispor v.  Andorra, 26 May 2016
DF Urfan Abbasov (1992-10-14) 14 October 1992 (age 23) 1 0 Azerbaijan Gabala v.  Moldova, 17 November 2015
DF Ruslan Abışov (1987-10-10) 10 October 1987 (age 28) 49 4 Azerbaijan Inter Baku v.  Canada, 3 June 2016 INJ
DF Adil Naghiyev (1995-09-11) 11 September 1995 (age 20) 1 0 Azerbaijan Zira v.  Andorra, 26 May 2016

MF Elvin Jamalov (1995-02-04) 4 February 1995 (age 21) 0 0 Azerbaijan Gabala v.  Andorra, 26 May 2016 INJ
MF Tuğrul Erat (1992-06-17) 17 June 1992 (age 24) 4 0 Germany Duisburg v.  Kazakhstan, 26 March 2016
MF Javid Tagiyev (1992-07-22) 22 July 1992 (age 24) 2 0 Azerbaijan Qarabağ v.  Kazakhstan, 26 March 2016
MF Rahid Amirguliyev (1989-09-01) 1 September 1989 (age 26) 48 3 Azerbaijan Qarabağ v.  Moldova, 17 November 2015
MF Elshan Rzazade (1993-09-11) 11 September 1993 (age 22) 1 0 Azerbaijan Neftchi Baku v.  Moldova, 17 November 2015
MF Rashad Sadiqov (1983-10-08) 8 October 1983 (age 32) 26 1 Azerbaijan Gabala v.  Bulgaria, 10 October 2015
MF Seymur Asadov (1994-05-05) 5 May 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Azerbaijan AZAL v.  Croatia, 3 September 2015 PRE
MF Murad Sattarli (1992-05-09) 9 May 1992 (age 24) 1 0 Azerbaijan Zira v.  Andorra, 26 May 2016
MF Vugar Mustafayev (1994-08-05) 5 August 1994 (age 22) 1 0 Azerbaijan Zira v.  Andorra, 26 May 2016
MF Joshgun Diniyev (1995-09-13) 13 September 1995 (age 20) 3 0 Azerbaijan Qarabağ v.  Canada, 3 June 2016
MF Budag Nasirov (1996-07-15) 15 July 1996 (age 20) 1 0 Portugal Sporting CP v.  Andorra, 26 May 2016

FW Elnur Jafarov (1997-03-28) 28 March 1997 (age 19) 1 0 Portugal Tondela v.  Bulgaria, 10 October 2015
FW Magomed Kurbanov (1992-04-11) 11 April 1992 (age 24) 3 0 Azerbaijan Sumgayit v.  Malta, 6 September 2015
FW Rauf Aliyev (1989-02-12) 12 February 1989 (age 27) 44 7 Azerbaijan Inter Baku v.  Malta, 6 September 2015
FW Vüqar Nadirov (1987-06-15) 15 June 1987 (age 29) 61 4 Azerbaijan Qarabağ v.  Malta, 6 September 2015
FW Nurlan Novruzov (1993-03-03) 3 March 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Azerbaijan Zira v.  Croatia, 3 September 2015 PRE
FW Rashad Eyyubov (1992-12-03) 3 December 1992 (age 23) 2 0 Azerbaijan Gabala v.  Andorra, 26 May 2016
FW Amil Yunanov (1993-06-01) 1 June 1993 (age 23) 1 0 Azerbaijan Sumgayit v.  Andorra, 26 May 2016
  • INJ = Withdrew because of injury
  • PRE = Preliminary squad

Fixtures and results[edit]

Recent results[edit]

Recent results within last 24 months and all known upcoming fixtures.

June 3, 2016 Friendly Austria Vienna Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 1–1 Canada Canada Dimitrij Nazarov Goal 58' (pen.)
May 29, 2016 Friendly Austria Vienna Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 1–3 Republic of Macedonia Macedonia Afran Ismayilov Goal 72' (pen.)
May 26, 2016 Friendly Austria Vienna Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 0–0 Andorra Andorra
March 26, 2016 Friendly Turkey Antalya Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 0–1 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
November 17, 2015 Friendly Azerbaijan Baku Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 2–1 Moldova Moldova Cătălin Carp Goal 32' (o.g.)
Aghabala Ramazanov Goal 49'
October 13, 2015 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Bulgaria Sofia Bulgaria Bulgaria 2–0 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
October 10, 2015 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Azerbaijan Baku Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 1–3 Italy Italy Dimitrij Nazarov Goal 31'
September 6, 2015 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Malta Ta' Qali Malta Malta 2–2 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Rahid Amirguliyev Goal 36'
Goal 80'
September 3, 2015 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Azerbaijan Baku Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 0–0 Croatia Croatia
June 12, 2015 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Norway Oslo Norway Norway 0–0 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
June 7, 2015 Friendly Austria Sankt Pölten Serbia Serbia 4–1 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Dimitrij Nazarov Goal 39'
March 28, 2015 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Azerbaijan Baku Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 2–0 Malta Malta Javid Huseynov Goal 4'
Dimitrij Nazarov Goal 90'
November 16, 2014 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Azerbaijan Baku Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 0–1 Norway Norway
October 13, 2014 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Croatia Osijek Croatia Croatia 6–0 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
October 10, 2014 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Italy Palermo Italy Italy 2–1 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Giorgio Chiellini Goal 76' (o.g.)
September 9, 2014 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Azerbaijan Baku Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 1–2 Bulgaria Bulgaria Dimitrij Nazarov Goal 53'
September 3, 2014 Friendly Russia Moscow Russia Russia 4–0 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
August 20, 2014 Friendly Azerbaijan Baku Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 0–0 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan

All time record against other states[edit]

Statistics correct as of 3 June 2016, afer a match against  Canada.

Opponents Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
 Albania 5 1 1 3 3 5 -2
 Andorra 5 1 4 0 2 1 +1
 Austria 4 0 1 3 1 9 −8
 Bahrain 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4
 Belarus 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1
 Belgium 4 0 1 3 2 9 -7
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1
 Bulgaria 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3
 Canada 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
 Croatia 2 0 1 1 0 6 −6
 Czech Republic 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
 England 2 0 0 2 0 3 -3
 Estonia 8 1 4 3 5 8 -3
 Faroe Islands 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3
 Finland 8 1 0 7 5 15 −10
 France 2 0 0 2 0 12 −12
 Georgia 4 1 2 1 2 2 0
 Germany 4 0 0 4 2 15 -13
 Honduras 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Hungary 5 0 0 5 1 15 -14
 Iceland 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
 India 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3
 Iran 3 0 1 2 2 4 -2
 Iraq 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1
 Israel 5 0 2 3 2 12 -10
 Italy 4 0 0 4 2 11 -9
 Japan 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2
 Jordan 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2
 Kazakhstan 8 2 3 3 9 10 -1
 Kuwait 2 0 2 0 2 2 0
 Kyrgyzstan 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1
 Latvia 3 0 3 0 2 2 0
 Liechtenstein 5 3 1 1 8 2 +6
 Lithuania 2 1 0 1 2 2 0
 Luxembourg 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1
 Macedonia 6 0 1 5 4 13 -9
 Malta 6 2 1 3 7 11 −4
 Moldova 9 2 4 3 6 8 −3
 Montenegro 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2
 Northern Ireland 4 1 2 1 3 3 0
 Norway 4 0 1 3 0 7 -7
 Oman 2 0 0 2 0 3 -3
 Philippines 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Poland 6 0 1 5 1 20 -19
 Portugal 6 0 1 5 1 18 -17
 Qatar 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
 Romania 4 0 0 4 1 12 −11
 Russia 5 0 2 3 2 9 −7
 Saudi Arabia 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1
 Serbia 5 1 1 3 6 14 -8
 Singapore 1 0 1 0 2 2 0
 Slovakia 6 1 0 5 4 12 −8
 Spain 1 0 0 1 0 6 −6
 Sweden 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4
  Switzerland 2 1 0 1 1 5 −4
 Tajikistan 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1
 Turkey 9 1 2 6 3 11 −8
 Turkmenistan 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3
 Ukraine 2 0 1 1 0 6 -6
 United States 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2
 Wales 6 0 1 5 1 11 -10
Totals 192 32 53 107 127 325 -198

Managers[edit]

Under Berti Vogts, Azerbaijan reached its highest position ever in FIFA World Rankings
As of 14 October 2015[31]
Manager Azerbaijan career Played Won Drawn Lost Win %
Azerbaijan Mammadov, AlakbarAlakbar Mammadov 1992–1993 5 3 1 1 60.00
Azerbaijan Tuayev, KazbekKazbek Tuayev (caretaker)
Azerbaijan Mirjavadov, AgaselimAgaselim Mirjavadov (caretaker)
1994 1 0 0 1 00.00
Azerbaijan Mirjavadov, AgaselimAgaselim Mirjavadov 1994–1995 9 0 0 9 00.00
Azerbaijan Tuayev, KazbekKazbek Tuayev 1995–1996 11 3 3 5 27.27
Azerbaijan Sadygov, VagifVagif Sadygov 1997–1998 20 6 3 11 30.00
Azerbaijan Alaskarov, AhmadAhmad Alaskarov 1999–2000 9 1 2 6 11.11
Azerbaijan Abdullayev, AsgarAsgar Abdullayev (caretaker) 2000 4 0 2 2 00.00
Azerbaijan Ponomaryov, IgorIgor Ponomaryov 2000–2001 13 1 2 10 07.69[citation needed]
Azerbaijan Tuayev, KazbekKazbek Tuayev (caretaker) 1995–1996 2 0 0 2 00.00
Azerbaijan Sadygov, VagifVagif Sadygov 2002 9 1 4 4 11.11[citation needed]
Azerbaijan Abdullayev, AsgarAsgar Abdullayev 2002–2003 9 1 2 6 11.11
Brazil Torres, Carlos AlbertoCarlos Alberto Torres 2004–2005 18 2 5 11 11.11
Azerbaijan Sadygov, VagifVagif Sadygov (caretaker) 2005 5 0 1 4 00.00[citation needed]
Azerbaijan Diniyev, ShahinShahin Diniyev 2005–2007 20 4 7 9 20.00
Republic of Macedonia Hadžievski, GjokoGjoko Hadžievski (caretaker) 2007–2008 3 0 1 2 00.00
Azerbaijan Suleymanov, NazimNazim Suleymanov (caretaker) 2008 1 0 0 1 00.00
Germany Vogts, BertiBerti Vogts 2008–2014 71 15 22 34 21.13
Azerbaijan Gurbanov, MahmudMahmud Gurbanov (caretaker) 2014 1 0 0 1 00.00
Croatia Prosinečki, RobertRobert Prosinečki 2015– 12 2 5 5 16.67

Player statistics[edit]

Lists of the players with the most caps and top goalscorers for Azerbaijan, as of 26 March 2016 (players in bold are still available for selection):

Gurban Gurbanov is Azerbaijan's all-time leading goalscorer in international matches.
Ten goalscorers with most goals[32]
Player Period Caps Goals
1 Gurban Gurbanov 1992–2005 68 14
2 Vagif Javadov 2006–present 58 9
3 Rauf Aliyev 2010–present 44 7
Branimir Subašić 2007–2013 40 7
Elvin Mammadov 2008–present 36 7
6 Zaur Tagizade 1997–2008 40 6
7 Vidadi Rzayev 1992–2001 37 5
Farrukh Ismayilov 1998–2007 35 5
Nazim Suleymanov 1992–1998 24 5
10 Rashad Sadygov 2001–present 102 4
Mahir Shukurov is third of Azerbaijan's most capped players in international matches.
Ten players with most appearances[32]
Player Period Caps Goals
1 Rashad Sadygov 2001–present 102 4
2 Aslan Kerimov 1994–2008 80 1
3 Mahir Shukurov 2004–2015 76 4
4 Tarlan Ahmadov 1992–2005 74 0
5 Mahmud Gurbanov 1994–2008 72 1
6 Gurban Gurbanov 1992–2005 68 14
7 Emin Agayev 1992–2005 65 1
8 Vüqar Nadirov 2004–present 61 4
9 Kamran Aghayev 2008–present 59 0
10 Vagif Javadov 2006–present 58 9

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