Azerbaijan Premier League

The Azerbaijan Premier League (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Premyer Liqası) is a professional league for men's association football clubs. At the top of the Azerbaijan football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. It is contested by 8 clubs, and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the First Division. Seasons run from August to May, with teams playing 28 matches each (playing each team in the league four times, twice at home and twice away). The Premier League champion secures the right to play in UEFA Champions League first qualifying round. The runner up and the 3rd place winner secure right to play in UEFA Europa Conference League starting in second qualifying round.

Azerbaijan Premier League
Founded1992; 29 years ago (1992)
CountryAzerbaijan
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams8
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toAzerbaijan First Division
Domestic cup(s)Azerbaijan Cup
Azerbaijan Supercup
International cup(s)UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa Conference League
Current championsNeftçi (9th title)
(2020–21)
Most championshipsNeftçi
(9 titles)
TV partnersCBC Sport
Websitepfl.az
Current: 2021–22 Azerbaijan Premier League

Since 1992, a total of 8 clubs have been crowned champions of the Azerbaijani football system. The Azerbaijan Premier League was first organized in 2007 and succeeded the Top Division (Azerbaijani: Yüksək Liqa), which existed from 1992 to 2007. The current champions are Neftçi, who won the title in the 2020-21 season for the ninth time.