Azerbaijan national under-21 football team

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Azerbaijan Under-21
Nickname(s)Milli (The National Team)
AssociationAssociation of Football
Federations of Azerbaijan
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachSerbia Milan Obradovic
CaptainHajiagha Hajili
Most capsTarlan Guliyev (18)
Top scorerMahir Madatov (5)
FIFA codeAZE
First colours
Second colours
Biggest win
 Azerbaijan 3–0 Israel 
(Baku, Azerbaijan; 3 September 2014)

The Azerbaijan national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of the Azerbaijan and is controlled by the AFFA.

UEFA U-21 record[edit]

  • 1978 - 1991: part of USSR
  • 1992 - 1994: did not participate
  • 1996: 6th of 6 in qualification group.
  • 1998: 6th of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2000: 5th of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2002: 5th of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2004: 5th of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2006: 6th of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2007: Lost in preliminary round.
  • 2009: 6th of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2011: 5th of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2013: 4th of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2015: 4th of 5 in qualification group.
  • 2017: 4th of 6 in qualification group.
  • 2019: 6th of 6 in qualification group.

2019 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship[edit]

Group 5[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 10 8 1 1 33 7 +26 25 Final tournament 2–1 2–0 3–0 1–0 6–1
2  Norway 10 4 3 3 15 13 +2 15 3–1 2–1 0–0 0–3[a] 1–1
3  Republic of Ireland 10 4 2 4 12 15 −3 14[b] 0–6 0–0 4–0 1–0 1–0
4  Israel 10 4 2 4 17 18 −1 14[b] 2–5 1–3 3–1 3–0 3–1
5  Kosovo 10 3 3 4 9 12 −3 12 0–0 3–2 1–1 0–4 2–0
6  Azerbaijan 10 0 3 7 6 27 −21 3 0–7 1–3 1–3 1–1 0–0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ The Norway v Kosovo match originally ended with a 5–0 win for Norway, but was later awarded as a 0–3 win for Kosovo, after UEFA concluded that Norway had played Kristoffer Ajer in this match, who was ineligible after being suspended due to cards in his U-19 tournament match.[1][2]
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head results: Republic of Ireland 4–0 Israel, Israel 3–1 Republic of Ireland.

2021 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship[edit]

Group 2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  France 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Final tournament 12 Oct '20 30 Mar '20 15 Nov '19 10 Oct '19 8 Oct '20
2  Slovakia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Final tournament if best runners-up
(Play-offs otherwise)
15 Oct '19 8 Sep '20 18 Nov '19 8 Oct '20 31 Mar '20
3   Switzerland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 Nov '19 4 Sep '20 11 Oct '19 26 Mar '20 13 Oct '20
4  Georgia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 Sep '20 26 Mar '20 9 Oct '20 13 Oct '20 5 Sep '19
5  Azerbaijan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 Sep '20 6 Sep '19 15 Oct '19 10 Sep '19 14 Nov '19
6  Liechtenstein 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 Mar '20 9 Oct '19 10 Sep '19 8 Sep '20 6 Jun '19
First match(es) will be played on 6 June 2019. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

Schedule and results[edit]

2016[edit]

2017[edit]

2018[edit]

2019[edit]


Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the Friendly matches against Ukraine and Bosnia and Herzegovina on 15 and 19 November 2018.
Caps and goals as 19 November, 2018 after the game against Bosnia and Herzegovina.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Huseynali Guliyev (1999-08-11) 11 August 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Azerbaijan Sabah
12 1GK Kamran Ibrahimov (1999-06-07) 7 June 1999 (age 19) 10 0 Azerbaijan Neftçi
22 1GK Ismayil Muradov (1998-02-11) 11 February 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Azerbaijan MOIK Baku

2 2DF Amin Seydiyev (1998-11-15) 15 November 1998 (age 20) 2 0 Azerbaijan Gabala
3 2DF Rijat Garayev (1999-09-07) 7 September 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Azerbaijan Sumgayit
4 2DF Huseyn Seyligli (1999-01-19) 19 January 1999 (age 20) 2 0 Turkey Beşiktaş
5 2DF Asgar Huseynov (1999-04-10) 10 April 1999 (age 20) 2 0 Azerbaijan Neftçi
15 2DF Rahman Dashdamirov (1999-10-20) 20 October 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Azerbaijan Neftçi
20 2DF Omar Buludov (1998-12-15) 15 December 1998 (age 20) 8 0 Azerbaijan Neftçi
21 2DF Metin Güler (1999-09-10) 10 September 1999 (age 19) 1 0 Turkey Beşiktaş
25 2DF Faig Hajiyev (1999-05-22) 22 May 1999 (age 19) 2 0 Azerbaijan MOIK Baku

6 3MF Hajiagha Hajili (C) (1998-01-30) 30 January 1998 (age 21) 11 0 Azerbaijan Qarabağ
7 3MF Farid Nabiyev (1999-07-22) 22 July 1999 (age 19) 5 0 Czech Republic Slavia Prague B
8 3MF Zija Azizov (1998-08-18) 18 August 1998 (age 20) 6 0 Netherlands NEC Nijmegen
10 3MF Ozan Kökcü (1998-08-18) 18 August 1998 (age 20) 12 0 Turkey Giresunspor
13 3MF Ali Sadikhov (1999-08-13) 13 August 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Azerbaijan MOIK Baku
16 3MF Ismayil Ibrahimli (1998-03-13) 13 March 1998 (age 21) 9 0 Azerbaijan Qarabağ
18 3MF Murad Khachayev (1998-04-14) 14 April 1998 (age 21) 2 0 Azerbaijan Sumgayit
19 3MF Abbas Aghazade (1999-02-10) 10 February 1999 (age 20) 1 0 Azerbaijan MOIK Baku
23 3MF Suleyman Ahmadov (1999-11-25) 25 November 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Azerbaijan Sumgayit
3MF Murtuz Abakarov (1998-03-21) 21 March 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Azerbaijan Sabail

9 4FW Rovlan Muradov (1998-03-28) 28 March 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Azerbaijan Gabala
11 4FW Bahadur Haziyev (1999-03-26) 26 March 1999 (age 20) 2 0 Azerbaijan MOIK Baku
4FW Ruslan Rzayev (1998-01-24) 24 January 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Russia Krasnodar

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 Suleyman Suleymanov (1998-05-29) 29 May 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Azerbaijan Sumgayit v.  Norway, October 16, 2018
GK Aydin Bayramov (1996-02-18) 18 February 1996 (age 23) 0 0 Azerbaijan Sumgayit v.  Norway, October 16, 2018
GK Nijat Mehbaliyev (2000-06-11) 11 June 2000 (age 18) 0 0 Azerbaijan Qarabağ v.  Norway, September 11, 2018
GK Abdulla Seyidahmadov (1997-04-06) 6 April 1997 (age 22) 2 0 Azerbaijan Zira v.  Hungary, June 8, 2018
GK Murad Popov (1999-03-05) 5 March 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Azerbaijan Gabala v.  Republic of Ireland, March 27, 2018

DF Sertan Tashkin (1997-10-08) 8 October 1997 (age 21) 17 1 Azerbaijan Keşla v.  Norway, October 16, 2018
DF Anton Krivotsyuk (1998-08-20) 20 August 1998 (age 20) 11 1 Azerbaijan Neftçi v.  Norway, October 16, 2018
DF Bahlul Mustafazade (1997-02-27) 27 February 1997 (age 22) 15 0 Azerbaijan Gabala v.  Norway, October 16, 2018
DF Elvin Sarkarov (1997-02-24) 24 February 1997 (age 22) 6 0 Azerbaijan Neftçi v.  Norway, October 16, 2018
DF Yusif Nabiyev (1997-09-03) 3 September 1997 (age 21) 9 0 Azerbaijan Sumgayit v.  Norway, October 16, 2018
DF Elvin Damirov (1998-04-17) 17 April 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Azerbaijan Sumgayit v.  Norway, October 16, 2018
DF Ibrahim Huseynov (2000-02-24) 24 February 2000 (age 19) 0 0 Azerbaijan Qarabağ v.  Norway, September 11, 2018
DF Murad Gayali (1999-09-03) 3 September 1999 (age 19) 2 0 Azerbaijan Keşla v.  Republic of Ireland, March 27, 2018
DF Jabir Amirli (1997-01-06) 6 January 1997 (age 22) 1 0 Azerbaijan Keşla v.  Republic of Ireland, March 27, 2018

MF Budag Nasirov (1996-07-15) 15 July 1996 (age 22) 12 0 Azerbaijan Zira v.  Norway, October 16, 2018
MF Fahmin Muradbayli (1996-03-16) 16 March 1996 (age 23) 17 1 Azerbaijan Sabail v.  Norway, October 16, 2018
MF Gismat Aliyev (1996-10-24) 24 October 1996 (age 22) 14 0 Azerbaijan Gabala v.  Norway, October 16, 2018
MF Baris Ekincier (1999-03-24) 24 March 1999 (age 20) 3 1 Germany Bochum v.  Norway, October 16, 2018
MF Eltun Turabov (1997-02-18) 18 February 1997 (age 22) 6 0 Azerbaijan Sabah v.  Norway, October 16, 2018
MF Ilkin Muradov (1996-03-05) 5 March 1996 (age 23) 9 0 Azerbaijan Zira v.  Norway, October 16, 2018
MF Shakir Seyidov (2000-12-31) 31 December 2000 (age 18) 1 0 Azerbaijan Sabah v.  Hungary, June 8, 2018
MF Rustam Nuriyev (2000-06-03) 3 June 2000 (age 18) 0 0 Azerbaijan Gabala v.  Hungary, June 8, 2018
MF Toral Bayramov (2001-02-23) 23 February 2001 (age 18) 0 0 Azerbaijan Qarabağ v.  Hungary, June 8, 2018
MF Rafael Maharramli (1999-10-01) 1 October 1999 (age 19) 2 0 Azerbaijan Qarabağ v.  Republic of Ireland, March 27, 2018
MF Nijat Suleymanov (1998-11-15) 15 November 1998 (age 20) 2 0 Azerbaijan Qarabağ v.  Republic of Ireland, March 27, 2018
MF Samir Gurbanov (2001-03-12) 12 March 2001 (age 18) 0 0 Azerbaijan Gabala v.  Kosovo, March 22, 2018 PRE
MF Elvin Jafarguliyev (2000-10-26) 26 October 2000 (age 18) 0 0 Azerbaijan Qarabağ v.  Kosovo, March 22, 2018 PRE

FW Ulvi Iskandarov (1997-04-17) 17 April 1997 (age 22) 4 1 Azerbaijan Sumgayit v.  Norway, September 11, 2018
FW Renat Dadashov (1999-05-17) 17 May 1999 (age 19) 4 2 Portugal Estoril v.  Norway, September 11, 2018
FW Murad Mahmudov (2000-05-07) 7 May 2000 (age 18) 2 0 Germany FSV Frankfurt v.  Norway, September 11, 2018
FW Ehtiram Shahverdiyev (1996-10-01) 1 October 1996 (age 22) 13 1 Azerbaijan Sumgayit v.  Hungary, June 8, 2018
FW Mahir Madatov (1997-07-01) 1 July 1997 (age 21) 11 5 Azerbaijan Qarabağ v.  Republic of Ireland, March 27, 2018
FW Ramil Sheydayev (1996-03-15) 15 March 1996 (age 23) 3 0 Russia Krylia Sovetov v.  Republic of Ireland, March 27, 2018
Notes
  • INJ = Not part of the current squad due to injury.
  • PRE = Preliminary squad

Manager history[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UEFA confirms: Kosovo wins three points on table against Norway". Football Federation of Kosovo. 29 July 2017.
  2. ^ "NFF har tatt grep etter Kristoffer Ajer-brøleren" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. 2 June 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2018.