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Azerbaijan Premier League
2020–21
Season information
Dates 21 August 2020 – May 2021
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The 2020–21 Azerbaijan Premier League is the 29th season of the Azerbaijan Premier League, the highest tier football league of Azerbaijan. The season began on 21 August 2020.

The winner of the league this season will earn a spot in the first qualifying round of the 2021–22 Champions League, and the second and third placed clubs would earn a place in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa Conference League.

Teams

Stadia and locations

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Year Established Location Venue Capacity
Gabala 1995 Qabala Gabala City Stadium 4,500
Keşla 1997 Keshla ASK Arena 5,800
Neftchi Baku 1937 Baku Bakcell Arena 10,200
Qarabağ 1951 Agdam Azersun Arena {Baku} 5,200
Sabah 2017 Absheron Bank Respublika Arena 13,000
Sabail 2016 Səbail Bayil Arena 3,200
Sumgayit 2010 Sumqayit Kapital Bank Arena 1,400
Zira 2014 Zira Zira Olympic Sport Complex Stadium 1,300

Stadiums

Gabala Keşla Qarabağ Neftçi Baku
Gabala City Stadium ASK Arena Azersun Arena Bakcell Arena
Capacity: 4,500 Capacity: 5,800 Capacity: 5,200 Capacity: 10,200
İlham Əliyev “Qəbələ” Futbol Klubunun stadion və təlim-məşq bazası kompleksində aparılan tikinti işləri ilə tanış olmuşdur.jpg Shafa Stadium1.jpg AzersunArena.jpg Bakcell Arena4.jpg
Sabah Sabail Sumgayit Zira
Bank Respublika Arena ASCO Arena Kapital Bank Arena Zira Olympic Sport Complex Stadium
Bank Respubika Arena.jpg Stade Bayil.jpg Sumqayıt, Kapital Bank Arena - 4.jpg
Capacity: 13,000 Capacity: 3,200 Capacity: 1,400 Capacity: 1,300

Personnel and kits

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team President Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Gabala Flag of Azerbaijan Fariz Najafov Flag of Azerbaijan Elmar Bakhshiyev Flag of Azerbaijan Asif Mammadov Flag of Spain Joma Milla
Keşla Flag of Azerbaijan Zaur Akhundov Flag of Azerbaijan Yunis Huseynov Flag of Azerbaijan Ilkin Qirtimov Flag of Spain Joma Samaya LTD
Neftçi Baku Flag of Azerbaijan Kamran Guliyev Flag of Azerbaijan Fizuli Mammedov Flag of Azerbaijan Emin Mahmudov Flag of United States Nike Turkish Airlines
Qarabağ Flag of Turkey Abdolbari Gozal Flag of Azerbaijan Gurban Gurbanov Flag of Azerbaijan Maksim Medvedev Flag of Germany Adidas Azersun
Sabah Flag of Azerbaijan Magsud Adigozalov Flag of Spain Vicente Gómez Flag of Azerbaijan Ruslan Abışov Flag of United States Nike Bank Respublika
Sabail Flag of Azerbaijan Rashad Abdullayev Flag of Azerbaijan Aftandil Hacıyev Flag of Azerbaijan Rahid Amirguliyev Flag of United States Nike AzTea
Sumgayit Flag of Azerbaijan Riad Rafiyev Flag of Azerbaijan Aykhan Abbasov Flag of Azerbaijan Vurğun Hüseynov Flag of Germany Jako Pasha Insurance, Azərikimya
Zira Flag of Azerbaijan Taleh Nasibov Flag of Azerbaijan Rashad Sadygov Flag of Azerbaijan Aghabala Ramazanov Flag of Spain Joma Bakcell, Azfargroup

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Sabah Flag of Croatia Željko Sopić Resigned 3 July 2020 Pre-season Flag of Spain Vicente Gómez 10 July 2020.
Zira Flag of Azerbaijan Zaur Hashimov End of contract 17 July 2020 Pre-season Flag of Azerbaijan Rashad Sadygov 17 July 2020
Keşla Flag of Azerbaijan Tarlan Ahmedov End of contract 8 August 2020 Pre-season Flag of Azerbaijan Yunis Huseynov 16 August 2020

Foreign players

A team could use only six foreign players on the field in each game.

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Player 5 Player 6 Player 7 Player 8 Player 9 Player 10
Gabala Flag of Albania Jurgen Goxha Flag of Georgia Merab Gigauri Flag of Montenegro Stefan Vukčević Flag of Togo Yaovi Akakpo Flag of Chile Rodrigo Gattas Flag of France Abdelrafik Gérard Flag of Slovenia Nicolas Rajsel Flag of Nigeria James Adeniyi
Keşla Flag of Moldova Stanislav Namașco Flag of Montenegro Mijuško Bojović Flag of Brazil Artur Flag of Sierra Leone John Kamara Flag of Ukraine Dmytro Klyots Flag of Uzbekistan Shohrux Gadoyev Flag of Brazil Sílvio Flag of Angola Alexander Christovão
Neftçi Baku Flag of Serbia Vojislav Stanković Flag of Senegal Mamadou Mbodj Flag of Brazil Rener Pavão Flag of Brazil Thallyson Flag of Guinea Mamadou Kane Flag of Morocco Sabir Bougrine Flag of Iran Saman Nariman Jahan Flag of Nigeria Yusuf Lawal Flag of France Steeven Monrose
Qarabağ Flag of Colombia Kevin Medina Flag of Haiti Donald Guerrier Flag of Cape Verde Patrick Andrade Flag of Serbia Uroš Matić Flag of Croatia Filip Ozobić Flag of Spain Jaime Romero Flag of France Abdellah Zoubir Flag of Ghana Owusu Kwabena
Sabah Flag of Serbia Saša Stamenković Flag of Ukraine Dmytro Bezruk Flag of Montenegro Nikola Vujadinović Flag of Serbia Filip Ivanović Flag of Croatia Mario Marina Flag of Moldova Eugeniu Cociuc Flag of Guinea Amadou Diallo Flag of Congo Kévin Koubemba Flag of Mali Ulysse Diallo Flag of Paraguay Julio Rodríguez
Sabail Flag of Iran Peyman Keshavarz Flag of DR Congo Lema Mabidi Flag of South Africa Hendrick Ekstein Flag of North Macedonia Florijan Kadriu Flag of Guatemala Nicholas Hagen
Sumgayit Flag of Russia Dzhamaldin Khodzhaniyazov Flag of Kazakhstan Karam Sultanov Flag of Canada Adam Hemati Flag of Iran Ali Ghorbani
Zira Flag of Brazil Matheus Albino Flag of Sierra Leone Alie Sesay Flag of Serbia Lazar Đorđević Flag of Moldova Gheorghe Anton Flag of Brazil Caio Rangel Flag of Mozambique Clésio Flag of Georgia Davit Volkovi

In bold: Players that capped for their national team.

League table

Template:2020–21 Azerbaijan Premier League table

Fixtures and results

Clubs will play each other four times for a total of 28 matches each.

Season statistics

Top scorers

As of matches played 22 August 2020
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Flag of Azerbaijan Namik Alaskarov Neftçi 2
Flag of Azerbaijan Mahir Emreli Qarabağ
3 Flag of Azerbaijan Azer Salahli Keşla 1
Flag of Iran Peyman Keshavarz Sabail

Clean sheets

As of matches played 22 August 2020
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Flag of Moldova Stanislav Namașco Keşla 1
Flag of Azerbaijan Emil Balayev Qarabağ

See also

External links

Template:Azerbaijan Premier League seasons Template:Football in Azerbaijan Template:2020–21 in Azerbaijani football

202021 in European football (UEFA)
Domestic leagues

Albania · Andorra · Armenia · Austria · Azerbaijan · Belarus '20 '21 · Belgium · Bosnia and Herzegovina · Bulgaria · Croatia · Cyprus · Czech Republic · Denmark · England · Estonia '20 '21 · Faroe Islands '20 '21 · Finland '20 '21 · France · Georgia '20 '21 · Germany · Gibraltar · Greece · Hungary · Iceland '20 '21 · Israel · Italy · Kazakhstan '20 '21 · Kosovo · Latvia '20 '21 · Lithuania '20 '21 · Luxembourg · Malta · Moldova '20 '21 · Montenegro · Netherlands · North Macedonia · Northern Ireland · Norway '20 '21 · Poland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '20 '21 · Romania · Russia · San Marino · Scotland · Serbia · Slovakia · Slovenia · Spain · Sweden '20 '21 · Switzerland · Turkey · Ukraine · Wales

Domestic cups

Albania · Andorra · Armenia · Austria · Azerbaijan · Belarus · Belgium · Bosnia and Herzegovina · Bulgaria · Croatia · Cyprus · Czech Republic · Denmark · England · Estonia · Faroe Islands '20 '21 · Finland · France · Georgia '20 '21 · Germany · Gibraltar · Greece · Hungary · Iceland '20 '21 · Israel · Italy · Kazakhstan '20 '21 · Kosovo · Latvia '20 '21 · Liechtenstein · Lithuania '20 '21 · Luxembourg · Malta · Moldova · Montenegro · Netherlands · North Macedonia · Northern Ireland · Norway '20 '21 · Poland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '20 '21 · Romania · Russia · San Marino · Scotland · Serbia · Slovakia · Slovenia · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland · Turkey · Ukraine · Wales

League cups

England · Estonia · Iceland '20 '21 · Israel · Latvia · Northern Ireland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '20 '21 · Scotland · Wales

Supercups

Albania · Andorra · Armenia · Azerbaijan · Belarus · Belgium · Bulgaria · Cyprus · England · Estonia · Faroe Islands · France · Georgia · Germany · Gibraltar · Hungary · Iceland · Israel · Italy · Kazakhstan · Kosovo · Lithuania '20 '21 · Malta · Moldova · Netherlands · Northern Ireland · Norway '20 '21 · Poland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '20 '21 · Romania · Russia · San Marino · Spain · Turkey · Ukraine

UEFA competitions
Champions League (qualifying phase and play-off round, group stage, knockout phase, Final) · Europa League (qualifying phase and play-off round, Champions Path, Main Path, group stage, knockout phase, Final) · Super Cup
International competitions
UEFA Euro 2021 (qualification) · 2022 FIFA World Cup (qualification) · 2020–21 UEFA Nations League (League A · League B · League C · League D · Finals · Final)
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