Ramil Guliyev

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Ramil Guliyev
Ramil Guliyev Novi Sad 2009.JPG
Personal information
Nationality Turkey
Born (1990-05-29) 29 May 1990 (age 26)
Baku, Azerbaijan SSR
Residence Istanbul, Turkey
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)
Sport Running
Event(s) 100 metres, 200 metres
Club Fenerbahçe Athletics
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

100m: 10.06 (Baku 2017)

200m: 19.88 (Zagreb 2015)

Ramil Guliyev (Azerbaijani: Ramil Eldar oğlu Quliyev; born 29 May 1990 in Baku, Azerbaijan) is an Azerbaijani-born Turkish sprint athlete. He competes in the 100 meters and 200 meters events.[1][2]


He competed at the 2009 European Athletics Junior Championships, winning a silver medal in the 100 m and a gold medal in the 200 m.[3]

He holds the national and national junior records in both events. He is also the 200 m European junior record holder and national junior record holder in the 60 metres.[4] His 200 m time is the second fastest by a junior athlete, after Usain Bolt's 19.93 sec.[5][6] He came second in the men's European Athletics Rising Star of the Year Award for his achievements in 2009.[7]

Move to Turkey[edit]

He represented Azerbaijan but switched allegiance to Turkey in 2011,[8] including allegations that he had received up to $200,000 to change his citizenship.[9][10] In Guliyev's defence, his Turkish coach Fikret Çetinkaya stated that the sprinter had had no money incentive and had simply not been "given enough attention" in his home country, thus moving to Turkey voluntarily.[11] The defection was deeply unpopular with the Azerbaijan Athletics Federation, which set about filing an official complaint to the International Association of Athletics Federations – a move which would effectively rule out Guliyev from major international competition for three years.[12]

In April 2011, the IAAF enacted a transfer delay in line with its international rules, banning Guliyev to represent any country other than Azerbaijan until April 2014.[13] The runner highlighted the training and financial support he received in Turkey was significant and argued that language and culture was similar between the two countries. Despite the ban, his home federation remained open to him representing Azerbaijan internationally again.[14] Following negotiations with the Azerbaijani Ministry of Youth and Sports, Guliyev confirmed his original decision not to compete for Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan's Minister of Youth and Sports Azad Rahimov explained this by Guliyev's putting forward too unreasonable financial demands for a young athlete and expressed doubt that Guliyev's representation of Turkey in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games would be successful.[15]

On September 8, 2015, he ran the 200 metres race, part of the Hanžeković Memorial in Zagreb timed in 19.88. At the time that ranked him tied for the 34th best performer of all time and #6 for 2015.

Personal life[edit]

He was trained by his father Eldar Quliyev until his death from heart attack in June 2010.[16][17]


Event Date Venue Time (seconds)
60 metres 13 January 2012 Sumy, Ukraine 6.58 NR
100 metres 16 May 2017 Baku, Azerbaijan 10.06
200 metres 08 September 2015 Zagreb, Croatia 19.88 NR
  • All information from IAAF Profile[18]


  1. ^ Azərbaycan atleti Ramil Quliyev dünya çempionatına mübarizə aparacaq (Azerbaijani)
  2. ^ Рамиль Гулиев завоевал вторую золотую медаль для Азербайджана на Универсиаде (Russian)
  3. ^ Minshull, Phil (2009-07-25). Lemaître sets European Junior 100m record - Euro Jnr Champs, Day 2. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-07-25.
  4. ^ Jalaka, Mirko. Ramil Guliyev Azerbaijan. European Athletics. Retrieved on 2009-07-17.
  5. ^ Mulkeen, John (2009-08-08). Men's 200m - PREVIEW. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-08.
  6. ^ http://www.iaaf.org/statistics/toplists/inout=o/age=j/season=0/sex=M/all=y/legal=A/disc=200/detail.html
  7. ^ France's Lemaître named men's European Athletics Rising Star. European Athletics (2009-09-28). Retrieved on 2009-10-31.
  8. ^ "Рамиль Гулиев обвиняет. Федерация отвечает". Azerisport.com. Retrieved 29 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Рамиль Гулиев. $200 000 или Азербайджан?". Azerisport.com. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  10. ^ Zeynalov, Vugar. "Рамиль Гулиев отказался выступать за Азербайджан". zerkalo.az. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  11. ^ Fenerbahçe Coach: Guliyev Never to Return to Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan Press Agency. 17 February 2012.
  12. ^ "Quliyev Azərbaycan yığmasına qayıtmasa, pis olacaq". Apasport.az. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  13. ^ "Результаты Рамиля Гулиева за три года будут засчитываться за Азербайджан". Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  14. ^ Minshull, Phil (2011-05-20). Ramil Guliyev to miss Worlds, Olympics as transfer turns sour. Universal Sports. Retrieved on 2011-05-31.
  15. ^ Azad Rahimov: Guliyev Requires Too Much. 1news.az. 4 July 2012.
  16. ^ Чемпионат Европы без Рамиля Гулиева (Russian)
  17. ^ Azərbaycanlı sprinterin atası vəfat edib (Azerbaijani)
  18. ^ "Guliyev, Ramil biography". IAAF.org. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 

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