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Azerbaijan First Division
Founded 1992; 29 years ago (1992)
Country  Azerbaijan
Number of teams 14
Level on pyramid 2
Promotion to Azerbaijan Premier League
Relegation to Azerbaijan Regional League
Domestic cup(s) Azerbaijan Cup
Current champions MOIK Baku
(2018–19)
TV partners CBC Sport
Website PFL

The Azerbaijan First Division (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Birinci Divizionu) is the second highest professional division in Azerbaijani professional football. The division is run by AFFA.

History

Due to the dissolution of the Soviet Union, all Azerbaijan clubs of the former Soviet Premier Division and Soviet First Division organized in a single Azerbaijan Premier League, which meant that the new second tier of Azerbaijani football would remain regionalized. For the first two seasons three regional groups organized the second tier, until in 1994 the single table in use today began to be used.

Competition format

The First Division currently has of 14 teams. All teams play each other two times.

Media coverage

CBC Sport currently own all the rights to broadcast the season's games on television. In Azerbaijan, the First Division games is also available on CBC Sport.

Winners

Year Winner Runner-up Third place
1992 ANS Pivani Bakı FK Kür Samux Pambıqçı (Neftçala)
1993 Xəzri Buzovna Avtomobilçi Yevlax Polad Sumqayıt
1993–94 Zabrat, Azneftyağ FK Metallurq Sumgayit, OİK-Göyəzən (Qazax) OIK, Pambıqçı (Neftçala)
1994–95 Şəmkir OIK Kürmük (Qax)
1995–96 Xəzər Sumqayıt Çinar Polis Akademiyası Fərid
1996–97 Çinar (Göyçay) Araz FK Kürmük (Qax)
1997–98 Şahdağ Quba
1998–99 [Inter Baku]
1999–00 Şahdağ Quba Şəfa-2 HHQ-Şahin (Bakı)
2000–01 OIK Ümid Bakı Şahdağ Qusar
2001–02 Lokomotiv İmişli Xəzər Sumqayıt Bakılı
2002–03 Due to conflict between almost all clubs and the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan, no league championship was held.
2003–04 Gənclərbirliyi Göyəzən Qazax Karat Bakı
2004–05 AMMK Energetik FKXəzər-Lənkəran-2
2005–06 Gilan FKXəzər-Lənkəran-2 Simurq
2006–07 Masally Standard Baku Göyəzən Qazax
2007–08 Bakılı MOIK NBC Salyan
2008–09 ABN Bərdə Şahdağ Qusar Anşad-Petrol
2009–10 Gəncə MOIK Bakılı
2010–11 Abşeron Rəvan Bakılı
2011–12 Qaradağ Karvan Neftchala
2012–13 Ağsu Qaradağ Neftchala
2013–14 Araz Naxçıvan Neftchala Qaradağ
2014–15 Neftchala Ağsu Rəvan
2015–16 Neftchala Qaradağ Ağsu
2016–17 Turan Tovuz Səbail Ağsu
2017–18 Khazar Baku Qaradağ Lökbatan Shuvalan
2018–19 MOIK Baku Sumgayit-2 Neftçi-2

Performance by club

Club Winners Winning Years Runner-up Runner-up Years Third place Third place Years
Neftchala
2
2014–15, 2015–16
1
2013–14
5
1992, 1993–94, 2008–09, 2011–12, 2012–13
MOIK
2
2000–01, 2018–19
3
1994–95, 2007–08, 2009–10
1
1993–94
Qaradağ Lökbatan
1
2011–12
3
2012–13, 2015–16, 2017–18
1
2013–14
Xəzər Sumqayıt
1
1995–96
2
1993–94, 2001–02
1
1993
Bakılı
1
2007–08
1
1996–97
3
2001–02, 2009–10, 2010–11
Ağsu
1
2012–13
1
2014–15
2
2015–16, 2016–17
Şahdağ Qusar
1
1997–98
1
2008–09
1
2000–01
Shuvalan FK
1
2004–05
1
2017–18
Khazar Baku
1
2017–18
Turan Tovuz
1
2016–17
Araz Naxçıvan
1
2013–14
Nicat Maştağa
1
1992
Zabrat
1
1993–94
Shamkir
1
1994–95
Shahdagh Guba
1
1999–00
Lokomotiv Imishli
1
2001–02
Gənclərbirliyi
1
2003–04
Gilan
1
2005–06
ABN Bərdə
1
2008–09
Kapaz
1
2009–10
Masally
1
2006–07
Absheron
1
2010–11
Azneftyağ
1
1993–94
Xəzri Buzovna
1
1993
Çinar Göyçay
1
1996–97
Göyəzən Qazax FK
2
1993–94, 2003–04
1
2006–07
Xəzər-Lənkəran-2
1
2005–06
1
2004–05
Rəvan
1
2010–11
1
2014–15
Səbail
1
2016–17
Avtomobilçi Yevlax
1
1993
Çinar Polis Akademiyasi
1
1995–96
Kür Samux
1
1992
Şəfa-2
1
1999–00
Ümid Bakı
1
2000–01
Energetik
1
2004–05
Karvan
1
2011–12
Standard Baku
1
2006–07
Kürmük Qax
2
1994–95, 1996–97
Simurq
1
2005–06
Farid Baku
1
1995–96
Karat Bakı
1
2003–04
HHQ Şahin
1
1999–00
NBC Salyan
1
2007–08

Records

Club records

As of 14 November 2013
  • Most consecutive wins: Absheron, 23, 2010-11
  • Most points in a season: Absheron, 72 points, 2010-11
  • Most unbeaten run: Absheron, 26 games, 2010-11

Related pages

  • (in Azerbaijani) PFL (in Azerbaijani)
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