Azerbaijan national futsal team

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Azerbaijan
Nickname(s) Milli (The National Team)
Association AFFA
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Brazil Miltinho
Captain Rizvan Farzaliyev
Most caps Rizvan Farzaliyev (42)
Top scorer Vitaliy Borisov (23)
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)
World Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 2016)
Best result Quarterfinals, 2016
European Championship
Appearances 4 (First in 2010)
Best result 4th place, (2010)

The Azerbaijan national futsal team is the national futsal team of Azerbaijan and is controlled by the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan. It represents Azerbaijan in international futsal competitions such as the FIFA Futsal World Cup and the European Championships. They are ranked 10th in the world, the highest-ranking team from Caucasus in the World Rankings.[2]

Azerbaijan had never qualified for the FIFA Futsal World Cup until 2016, but they have participated in the last four editions of the European Championship.

History[edit]

Recently[edit]

Azerbaijan's first appearance at big level came during the 2010 UEFA Futsal Championship. They were unbeaten in qualifying and finished second to Portugal in their group, and only then after conceding a late equalizer against the 2007 semi-finalists.[3] Alesio has put together a potent blend of naturalized 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 Futsal World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Netherlands 1989 Did not enter - - - - - -
Hong Kong 1992 Did not enter - - - - - -
Spain 1996 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Guatemala 2000 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Chinese Taipei 2004 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Brazil 2008 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Thailand 2012 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Colombia 2016 Quarterfinals 5 2 1 2 25 18
Total 1/8 5 2 1 2 25 18

FIFA Futsal World Cup Qualification[edit]

FIFA Futsal World Cup qualification record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
1989 to 1992 Did not enter - - - - - -
Spain 1996 Did not qualify 5 1 0 4 12 25
Guatemala 2000 Did not qualify 4 1 1 2 19 22
Chinese Taipei 2004 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 5 10
Brazil 2008 Did not qualify 3 2 0 1 15 6
Thailand 2012 Did not qualify 5 2 1 2 18 10
Colombia 2016 qualified 5 3 2 0 23 18
Total 6/8 24 9 4 11 92 91

UEFA European Futsal Championship[edit]

UEFA European Futsal Championship Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Spain 1996 Did not enter - - - - - -
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 10th place 2 0 0 2 9 13
Belgium 2014 9th place 2 1 0 1 7 13
Serbia 2016 8th place 3 1 0 2 8 14
Slovenia 2018 TBD - - - - - -
Total 4/11 12 4 2 6 42 53

UEFA European Futsal Championship Qualification[edit]

UEFA European Futsal Championship Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Spain 1996 Did not enter - - - - - -
Spain 1999 Did not qualify 2 0 2 0 4 4
Russia 2001 Did not qualify 3 1 1 1 12 8
Italy 2003 Did not qualify 3 1 0 2 5 8
Czech Republic 2005 Did not qualify 3 1 0 2 8 10
Portugal 2007 Did not qualify 3 1 2 0 17 12
Hungary 2010 qualified 3 2 1 0 12 7
Croatia 2012 qualified 3 2 0 1 13 13
Belgium 2014 qualified 3 3 0 0 11 3
Serbia 2016 qualified 5 3 1 1 20 8
Slovenia 2018 TBD - - - - - -
Total 10/11 28 14 7 7 103 73

Minor tournament[edit]

this table consist of only senior A team Results (not include Youth and club match results)

Four/Three Nations Cup record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA Dif Pts
Georgia (country) 2002 Tbilisi Cup Third place 2 1 0 1 15 7 +8 3
Turkey 2007 Izmir Cup Champions 3 3 0 0 19 7 +12 9
Azerbaijan 2008 Baku Cup Champions 2 2 0 0 7 4 +3 6
Azerbaijan 2009-1 Baku Cup Champions 2 2 0 0 10 4 +6 6
Azerbaijan 2009-2 Baku Cup Champions 2 2 0 0 11 3 +8 6
Azerbaijan 2011 Baku Cup Champions 3 3 0 0 15 4 +11 9
Azerbaijan 2012 Baku Cup Runners-up 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
Azerbaijan 2013 Baku Cup Champions 3 3 0 0 14 3 +11 9
Uzbekistan 2014 Tashkent Cup Runners-up 3 2 0 1 9 8 +1 6
Moldova 2015 Cupa FMF Cup Runners-up 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Total 10/10 24 19 2 3 108 48 +60 58

All time general statistics record/Overview of results[edit]

  • As a 15 Nov 2016
Tournament Pld W D L GS GA Dif Pts
FIFA World Cup Record 5 2 1 2 25 18 +7 7
FIFA World Cup Qualification Record 24 9 4 11 92 91 +1 31
European Championship Record 12 4 2 6 42 53 -11 14
European Championship Qualification Record 28 14 7 7 103 73 +40 49
Minor Tournament Record 24 19 2 3 108 48 +60 59
Friendly Match Record 36 17 8 11 105 90 +15 59
Total 129 65 24 40 475 373 +102 219

Current squad[edit]

Squad chosen for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Emin Kurdov (1984-07-10)10 July 1984 (aged 32) Azerbaijan EKOL Baku
2 1GK Elnur Zamanov (1981-05-17)17 May 1981 (aged 35) Azerbaijan Neftchi Baku
3 4FW Thiago Bolinha (1987-02-19)19 February 1987 (aged 29) Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
4 4FW Isa Atayev (1989-08-07)7 August 1989 (aged 27) Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
5 4FW Fineo (1987-04-10)10 April 1987 (aged 29) Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
6 4FW Eduardo (1986-10-14)14 October 1986 (aged 29) Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
7 4FW Ramiz Chovdarov (1990-07-28)28 July 1990 (aged 26) Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
8 2DF Rizvan Farzaliyev (1979-09-01)1 September 1979 (aged 37) Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
9 4FW Fabio Poletto (1989-02-13)13 February 1989 (aged 27) Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
10 2DF Vassoura (1985-04-26)26 April 1985 (aged 31) Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
11 2DF Khatai Baghirov (1987-08-15)15 August 1987 (aged 29) Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
12 1GK Rovshan Huseynli (1991-04-03)3 April 1991 (aged 25) Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
13 2DF Gallo (1987-12-04)4 December 1987 (aged 28) Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
14 4FW Vitaliy Borisov (1982-07-05)5 July 1982 (aged 34) Serbia Ekonomac

Results and Fixtures[edit]

2016[edit]










Managers[edit]

  • Azerbaijan Elman Alakbarov (2008–2009)
  • Brazil Alesio (2009-2014)
  • Spain Tino Perez (2014-2016)
  • Brazil Miltinho (2016-present)

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