New appointments for referees in Azerbaijan

15 July 2020 16:05 (UTC+04:00)

By Laman Ismayilova

The AFFA Referees Committee has elected new referees and their assistants for the Azerbaijani Premier League and First Division in the 2020/2021 season.

The list includes premier league referee Rashad Ahmadov, premier League assistant referee Kamran Bayramov, first division referee Tural Gurbanov and first division assistant referees Hidayat Feyzullayev, Tarlan Talibzade and Vusal Mammadov.

The Azerbaijani Premier League is the top tier in Azerbaijani club football. The league is contested by 8 teams, in which the season runs from August to May. The winner enters the UEFA Champions League from the first qualifying round.

The Azerbaijani Premier League was first organized in 2007 and succeeded the Top Division, which existed from 1992 to 2007.

Since 1992, a total of 8 clubs have been crowned champions of the Azerbaijani football system. The current champions are Qarabag football club, who won the title in the 2018–19 season for the seventh time.

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Laman Ismayilova  is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova

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