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Azerbaijan Cup
Founded 1992
Region  Azerbaijan
Number of teams 19
Qualifier for UEFA Europa League
Current champions Gabala (1st title)
Most successful club(s) Neftchi Baku
(7 titles)
Television broadcasters CBC Sport
2018–19 Azerbaijan Cup

The Azerbaijan Cup is a major association football competition in Azerbaijan. In its original form, it started in 1936, when the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic was a republic of the Soviet Union and it was not disputed by Azerbaijani teams in the Soviet league pyramid.

Compared to cups in many other countries, Azerbaijan attracts considerably less public interest and even the cup final tickets are rarely sold out. Consequently, the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan has experimented with the cup in order to raise public interest for the cup.

Format

The clubs from Azerbaijan First Division (2nd tier) play in the First Round. The winners of that round advance to the Second Round, where the clubs from the Azerbaijani Premier League (1st tier) join. For the quarterfinals and the semifinals, the round-robin system is used. For the finals, the format is restored to head-to-head.

Participants

All clubs from the Azerbaijani Premier League and the Azerbaijan First Division.

History

Soviet time Cup winners

  • 1936: Stroitel Yuga Baku
  • 1937: Temp Baku
  • 1938: Temp Baku
  • 1939: Lokomotiv Baku
  • 1940: Dinamo Baku
  • 1941–46: Not Played
  • 1947: Pischevik Baku
  • 1948: Pischevik Baku
  • 1949: KKF Baku
  • 1950: Trudovye Rezervy Baku
  • 1951: Zavod im. S.M.Budennogo Baku
  • 1952: Zavod im. S.M.Budennogo Baku
  • 1953: Dinamo Baku
  • 1954: BODO Baku
  • 1955: Zavod im. S.M.Budennogo Baku
  • 1956: NPU Ordgonikidzeneft Baku
  • 1957: Mekhsul Tovuz
  • 1958: SK BO PVO Baku
  • 1959: Neftyannik Cuba
  • 1960: ATZ Sumgait
  • 1961: NPU Ordgonikidzeneft Baku
  • 1962: MOIK Baku
  • 1963: MOIK Baku
  • 1964: Vostok Baku
  • 1965: Vostok Baku
  • 1966: Vostok Baku
  • 1967: Apsheron Baku
  • 1968: Politechnik Mingechaur
  • 1969: MOIK Baku
  • 1970: MOIK Baku
  • 1971: Suruhanez Salyany
  • 1972: Izolit Mingechaur
  • 1973: MOIK Baku
  • 1974: MOIK Baku
  • 1975: Suruhanez Baku
  • 1976: MOIK Baku
  • 1977: Suruhanez Baku
  • 1978: MOIK Baku
  • 1979: Suruhanez Baku
  • 1980: Energetik Ali-Bayramly
  • 1981: Gandglik Baku
  • 1982: Gandglik Baku
  • 1983: FK Vilash Masalli
  • 1984: Konditer Gandja
  • 1985: Konditer Gandja
  • 1986: İnşaatçı Sabirabad
  • 1987: Khazar Lankaran
  • 1988: Araz Baku
  • 1989: Gandglik Baku
  • 1990: Qarabağ
  • 1991: İnşaatçı Baku

Finals

Year Venue Winner Score Runner-up
1992 29 August 1992
Baku – Tofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 4,000
İnşaatçı Baku
Seyran Guseinov Goal 27'
Ilkham Aliev Goal 101'
2 – 1
(aet)
FK Kur
Mekhman Bakhshiev Goal 83'
1993 28 May 1993
Baku – Tofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 10,500
Qarabağ
Mushfig Guseinov Goal 97'
1 – 0
(aet)
İnşaatçı Sabirabad
1993–94 28 May 1994
Baku – Tofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 3,500
Kapaz
Djeikhun Tanriverdiev Goal 31'
Fazil Parvarov Goal 62'
2 – 0 Khazar Lankaran
1994–95 28 May 1995
Baku – Tofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 15,000
Neftchi Baku
Yunis Huseynov Goal 78'
1 – 0 FK Kur
1995–96 15 May 1996
Baku – Tofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 18,500
Neftchi Baku
Yunis Huseynov Goal 11'
Vidadi Rzayev Goal 78'
Yunis Huseynov Goal 81'
3 – 0 Qarabağ
1996–97 28 May 1997
Baku – Tofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 6,000
Kapaz
Khalig Mardanov Goal 44'
1 – 0 Khazri Buzovna
1997–98 28 May 1998
Baku – Tofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 5,500
Kapaz
Badri Kvaratskhelia Goal 21'
Vasif Valiev Goal 52'
2 – 0
Qarabağ
1998–99 28 May 1999
Baku – Tofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 11,000
Neftchi Baku 0 – 0
(5 – 4 pen.)
Shamkir
1999–00 28 May 2000
Baku – Tofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 6,000
Kapaz
Ramiz Mammadov Goal 53'
Rovshan Akhmedov Goal 69'
2 – 1 Qarabağ
Bahram Shahguliev Goal 90'
2000–01 25 May 2001
Sumqayit – Mehdi Huseynzade Stadium
Attendance: 1500
Shafa
Ramiz Mammadov Goal 8'
Emin Imamaliev Goal 85'
2 – 1 Neftchi Baku
Samir Aliyev Goal 23'
2001–02* 28 May 2002
Baku – Tofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 19,000
Neftchi Baku
3 – 0 Forfeit
Shamkir walked off in 84'
Shamkir
2002–03 Due to conflict between almost all clubs and the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan, no Cup Competition was held.
2003–04 9 May 2004
Baku – Tofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 18,000
Neftchi Baku
Samir Abbasov Goal 104'
1 – 0
(aet)
Shamkir
2004–05 28 May 2005
Baku – Tofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 10,000
FK Baku
Leandro Gomes Goal 5'
Andrezinho Goal 114'
2 – 1
(aet)
Inter Baku
Uladzimir Makowski Goal 52'
2005–06 3 June 2006
Baku – Shafa
Attendance: 4,000
Qarabağ
Vasif Hakverdiev Goal 45'
Samir Musayev Goal 87'
2 – 1 Karvan
Roman Akhalkatsi Goal 1'
2006–07 28 May 2007
Baku – Tofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 15,500
Khazar Lankaran
Rashad Karimov Goal 90'
1 – 0 MKT-Araz
2007–08 25 May 2008
Baku – Tofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 20,000
Khazar Lankaran
Juninho Goal 115'
Juninho Goal 118'
2 – 0
(aet)
Inter Baku
2008–09 23 May 2009
Baku – Tofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 5,500
Qarabağ
Vagif Javadov Goal 57'
1 – 0 Inter Baku
2009–10 22 May 2010
Baku – Tofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 26,000
FK Baku
Veaceslav Sofroni Goal 93'
Aleksandar Solic Goal 103'
2 – 1
(aet)
Khazar Lankaran
Elvin Beqiri Goal 120'
2010–11 24 May 2011
Baku – Tofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 10,000
Khazar Lankaran
Winston Parks Goal 91'
1 – 1
(4 – 2 pen.)
Inter Baku
Ģirts Karlsons Goal 100'
2011–12 17 May 2012
Baku – Dalga Arena
Attendance: 4,300
FC Baku
Koke Goal 8'
Juninho Goal 27'
2 – 0 Neftchi Baku
2012–13 28 May 2013
Baku – Tofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 29,500
Neftchi Baku 0 – 0
(5 – 3 pen.)
Khazar Lankaran
2013–14 22 May 2014
Baku – Tofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 20,000
Neftchi Baku
Samir Masimov Goal 52'
1 – 1
(3 – 2 pen.)
Gabala
Marat Izmailov Goal 71'
2014–15 3 June 2015
Gabala – Gabala City Stadium
Attendance: 4,500
Qarabağ
Reynaldo Goal 5'
Reynaldo Goal 39'
Muarem Muarem Goal 85'
3 – 1 Neftchi Baku
Ernest Webnje Nfor Goal 77'
2015–16 25 May 2016
Baku – Tofiq Bahramov Stadium
Attendance: 25,500
Qarabağ
1 – 0
(aet)
Neftchi Baku
2016–17 5 May 2017
Nakhchivan – Nakhchivan City Stadium
Attendance: 12,800
Qarabağ
Mahir Madatov Goal 52'
Urfan Abbasov Goal 68' (o.g.)
2 – 0
Gabala
2017–18 28 May 2018
Gabala City Stadium – Qabala
Attendance: 4,500
Keşla
Pardis Fardjad-Azad Goal 71'
1 – 0
Gabala
2018–19 19 May 2019
Nakhchivan City Stadium – Nakhchivan
Attendance: 10,000
Gabala
Steeven Joseph-Monrose Goal 3'
1 – 0
Sumgayit

Note

  • The Azerbaijan Cup held in 2001–02 was suspended due to the clashes between clubs and AFFA. The clubs themselves then made an alternative cup. The ultimate winner of the cup was Neftchi. However, the result of an alternative tournament that season is not officially recognized.

Performance

Performance by club

Club Winners Runner-up Winning Years
Neftchi Baku
7
4
1994–95, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2001-02, 2003–04, 2012–13, 2013–14
Qarabağ
6
3
1993, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
Kapaz
4
1993–94, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1999–2000
Khazar Lankaran
3
3
2006–07, 2007–08, 2010–11
FC Baku
3
2004–05, 2009–10, 2011–12
Keşla
1
4
2017–18
İnşaatçı Baku
1
1992
Shafa
1
2000–01
Gabala
1
3
2018–19
Shamkir
3
FK Kur
2
İnşaatçı Sabirabad
1
Khazri Buzovna
1
Karvan
1
MKT-Araz
1
Sumgayit
1

Notes:
Clubs in italic are defunct.
Keşla record includes four runners-up appearances as FC Inter Baku.

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