FC Baku is an Azerbaijani team founded in 1997 in Baku. In fact, the club was created much earlier as part of Soviet Dinamo Sport Clubs System. Soon after the USSR collapse, the team split from Dinamo and embarked on their own independent existence.
FC Baku got off to a flying start of the Azerbaijan Premier League finishing as runners-up in their debut 1997/98 season. They eventually claimed the league titles in the 2005/06 and 2008/09 campaigns. As of February 2013, the team won three domestic cups. They also met with success on the international scene participating in several UEFA competitions.
FC Baku players are often nicknamed the Stripes. They play their home matches at Azerbaijani largest stadium Tofiq Bahramov Stadium which can host up to 31,200 spectators.
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