About us

Badminton in Azerbaijan, as a sport, was born in 1957. Thus, in the capital of the Soviet Union in Moscow on Youth and Students Festival, the world first became acquainted with the sport. Docent of the Azerbaijan State Academy of Physical Culture and Sports Nazim Aliyev took part at the festival, got acquainted with the secrets of badminton, and laid the foundations of the sport.

In 1962, was held the first Baku championship, in 1963 – first Azerbaijan championship. Azerbaijan Badminton Federation was founded  in 1964 and was restored in 1966. Since 1997, the Badminton Federation of Azerbaijan became a member of the Badminton World Federation (BWF)  and Badminton Europe (BEC).

In 1962, Lado Mehdiyev became the first champion of Baku. In 1969, Gardashxan Hadiyev became the first Master of Sports in this sport. In 1969, Nazim Aliyev became the first honored coach in badminton, and in 1979 - his follower Lado Mehdiyev.

In 1969, Valentina Tsyupa and Gardashxan Hadiyev became the champions of the USSR Juniors championship in the team event, held in the city of Klaipeda. In 1976, Mirza Orujov became the champion of the USSR Juniors championship, held in the city of Mogilev, Belarus, and in 1981, the team of Azerbaijan became the champion in the championships of the USSR Central Council community "Spartak".

In 1997, Nargiz Mehdiyeva won a bronze medal in the Islamic Countries Women's Sports Games.

In 2002 - 2005, Nargiz Mehdiyeva became a champion in the traditional International Iran Fajr tournament in women's singles, and several times became the champion in women`s doubles paired with Sevinj Akhundova.

In International Iran Fajr tournament category "A", Orkhan Galandarov and Kanan Rzayev won a silver medal as a pair.

From 1996 to 2015 Kamal Abdullayev was a president of Azerbaijan Badminton Federation. In 2015, the first European Games was held in Baku, Orkhan Galandarov and Kanan Rzayev represented Azerbaijan under the leadership of the head coach Jeyhun Mammadaliyev.
In June 2015, Mikail Jabbarov was elected as a new president of Azerbaijan Badminton Federation.