Azerbaijan national futsal team

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Azerbaijan
Association AFFA
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Tino Perez
Captain Rizvan Farzaliyev
Most caps Rizvan Farzaliyev
Top scorer Vitaliy Borisov
FIFA code AZE
FIFA ranking 11 [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 4 (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 11 in the world, the highest-ranking team from Caucasus in the World Rankings.[2]

Azerbaijan has never qualified for the FIFA Futsal World Cup, but they have participated in the last three 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
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 TBD - - - - - -
Total 0/5 - - - - - -

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
Serbia 2016 Qualified 3 1 0 2 8 14
Total 4/9 12 4 2 6 42 53

Current squad[edit]

Squad chosen for the UEFA Futsal Euro 2016.[9]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
12 1GK Rovshan Huseynli (1991 -04-03)3 April 1991 (aged 24) 11 0 Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
19 1GK Elnur Zamanov (1981 -05-17)17 May 1981 (aged 34) 13 0 Azerbaijan Neftchi Baku
3 2DF Zeynal Zeynalov (1979 -12-06)6 December 1979 (aged 36) 14 0 Azerbaijan Neftchi Baku
6 2DF Eduardo (1986 -10-14)14 October 1986 (aged 29) 16 10 Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
8 2DF Rizvan Farzaliyev (1979 -09-01)1 September 1979 (aged 36) 40 19 Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
15 2DF Rafael (1982 -12-26)26 December 1982 (aged 33) 13 4 Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
2 4FW Samir Hamzayev (1989 -08-01)1 August 1989 (aged 26) 5 0 Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
4 4FW Ramiz Chovdarov (1990 -07-28)28 July 1990 (aged 25) 11 3 Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
5 4FW Fineo De Araujo (1987 -04-10)10 April 1987 (aged 28) 9 5 Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
9 4FW Augusto (1980 -02-25)25 February 1980 (aged 35) 11 10 Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
10 4FW Amadeu (1990 -03-06)6 March 1990 (aged 25) 12 5 Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
14 4FW Vitaliy Borisov (1982 -07-05)5 July 1982 (aged 33) 32 22 Azerbaijan Araz Naxçivan
16 4FW Khatai Baghirov (1987 -08-15)15 August 1987 (aged 28) 5 0 Azerbaijan Ekol Baku
18 4FW Sergey Chuykov (1980 -09-04)4 September 1980 (aged 35) 9 1 Russia MFK Progress

Results and Fixtures[edit]

2016[edit]



Managers[edit]

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