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Azerbaijan First Division
Countries  Azerbaijan
Founded 1992
Number of teams 12
Promotion to Azerbaijan Premier League
Relegation to AFFA Amateur League
Domestic cup(s) Azerbaijan Cup
Current champions ABN Bärdä
Soccerball current event.svg Azerbaijan First Division 2009-10

The Azerbaijan First Division is the second highest professional division in Azerbaijani professional football. The division is run by AFFA.

The First division currently consists of twelve teams. After each season two top clubs are promoted to the Premier League. All teams play each other four times. The top two teams are promoted to the Premier League, whilst the two lowest-finishing teams are relegated to the AFFA Amateur League.



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

2009/2010 Season

Location of teams in Azerbaijan Premier League 2009-10

The twelve teams competing in the 2009-10 season are:


Year Winner Runner-up
2007-2008 MOIK Baku Bakili Baku
2008-2009 ABN Bärdä FK Shahdag

External links

  • (Azerbaijani) AFFA
  • (Azerbaijani) PFL


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