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ⓘ Azerbaijan Premier League. The Azerbaijan Premier League was created in 2007 and replaced the Top Division Azerbaijani: Yuksək Liqa which existed between 1992 a ..




                                     

ⓘ Azerbaijan Premier League

The Azerbaijan Premier League was created in 2007 and replaced the Top Division Azerbaijani: Yuksək Liqa which existed between 1992 and 2007. The Azerbaijan Premier League is run by the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan. The Top Division was run by the Professional Football League of Azerbaijan. The creation of the Premier League gave the football clubs more independence.

Since 1992, a total of 8 football clubs have become champions of the top Azerbaijani football competition. Neftchi Baku are the current Azerbaijan Premier League champions.

                                     

1.1. Statistics Player records

As of 14 August 2011
  • Top scorer in one season: 1992 Nazim Aliyev 39 goals
  • Oldest player: Nadir Shukurov, for Karvan vs Mughan, 42 years, 19 April 2009
  • Highest transfer fee money received: Vagif Javadov, from FK Qarabağ to FC Twente, €1.500.000, January 5, 2010
  • All-time top scorer: Nazim Aliyev 183 goals
  • Youngest goalscorer: Ramal Huseynov, for Shahdag vs Kimyachi Sumgayit, 13 years old, 333 days
  • Most league titles won: Mahmud Qurbanov, he has won Azerbaijani championship record 10 times.
  • Most appearances by foreign player: Georgi Adamia 133 matches by 9 August 2010
  • First appearance and goal scored by foreign player: Otar Korghalidze 1995
  • Highest transfer fee money paid: Oktay Derelioğlu, from Akçaabat Sebatspor to Khazar Lankaran, €200.000, 9 December 2004
                                     

1.2. Statistics Club records

As of 19 August 2012
  • Most unbeaten teams: Kəpəz, 30 games, 1997-98
  • Biggest home win: Neftchi Baku 11–0 Shahdag 1999–00
  • Most titles won: Neftchi Baku, 7
                                     

2. Awards

Trophy

The current Azerbaijan Premier League trophy was developed by the Professional Football League of Azerbaijan and the trophy has been awarded to the champion of Azerbaijan since the end of the 2009–10 season, replacing the previous Premier League trophy that had existed for only few years.