Sambo schools of Baku, Sumgait, Gyadjah, Aghdam, Shabran and Mingechaur take a special place in the history of sambo in Azerbaijan.
Thanks to the initiatives, assistance and dedicated activity of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Azerbaijan Republic, the National Olympic Committee, the Sambo Federation of Azerbaijan and also the regions and cities’ sports organisations many competitions were held on regular basis such as: national championships and championships among youth and juniors; the Cup of Azerbaijan (juniors, youth and seniors) dedicated to the memory of the honoured coach of Azerbaijan and USSR A.Aliev; cities and regions’ championships among Youth and Juniors and also seniors.
Sambo athletes of Azerbaijan won the world cups, the world champions and the champions of Europe, the champions of USSR are the following: Jeyhun Mamedov, Zulfiya Huseynov, Shahmuraz Gasimov, Mevlut Miraliyev, Hakim Nazaraliyev, Elchin Mailov, Sehriman Agayev, Intigam Azizov, Elshan Poladov, Mushfik Poladov, Tarlan Jafarov, Azer Jafarov, Galib Humbatov, Elshan Rashidov, Islam Gasimov, Tarlan Karimov.
We should also mention permanent participant of the USSR championships and European cups among seniors Rafik Ismailov and also the European and world championships competitors such as: Elchin Sultanov, Rahim Mammadov, Vugar Mammadov, Ruslan Rustamov, Zaur Pashayev, Araz Mukhtarov. The prize-winners of the European championships are Ziyabilya Abbasov, Ibrahim Aliyev, Elkhan Mammadov, Ilham Mammadov, Bakhtiyar Hajiyev, Vasif Safarbekova, Emil Hasanov, Javidan Garayev, Agasif Samadov.The world championships prize-winners are: Ramil Gasimov, Elnur Akhmedov, Akhmedov Elmeddin, Elgun Muslumova. The winners of the European championships in combat sambo are Rashid Farzaliyev, Gasim Radjabov, Mobile Huseynov, Elshan Ibishov, Yassin Hasanov. Bakhtiyar Abbasov is a winner of the world championship.
We are proud of high sports results of the competitors participated in the world and European championships among youth and juniors: Ulduz Sultanov, Firidun Musaev, Shamil Safikhanov, Elshan Abdullayev, Vugar Mamedov, Ramin Ibragimov, Emin Mamedov, Emil Hasanov, Afgan Abdullaev, Yashar Abbasov and Zulfugar Guliyev.