Alashkert FC

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Alashkert Football Club
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Full name Alashkert Football Club
Founded 1990; 24 years ago (1990)
(revived 2011)
Ground Alashkert Stadium, Yerevan
Ground Capacity 6,850
Owner Bagratour LLC
Chairman Bagrat Navoyan
Manager Abraham Khashmanyan
League Armenian Premier League
2013–14 8th
Website Club home page

Alashkert FC is an Armenian football club from Yerevan, founded in 1990 in Martuni. They currently play at the Armenian Premier League. The home stadium of the team is the Alashkert Stadium in Yerevan. The club headquarters are located on Saryan street 25, Yerevan.[1]

The club is owned by the Bagratour Limited Liability Company, headed by the Armenian businessman Bagrat Navoyan.

History[edit]

Alashkert Football Club was founded in 1990 in the town of Martuni of Gegharkunik Province. In 1992, the team played in the Premier League representing Martuni and using the City Stadium of the town as their home venue. However, at the end of the season the team finished last in the table, being relegated to the First League. As a result, the club withdrew from the competition.

In 1998, Alashkert FC returned to professional football and participated in the First League finishing the table in the 6th position. In 1999, they did not participate in the First League competition and later in early 2000, the clubs was dissolved.

Revival in 2011[edit]

In late 2011, Alashkert FC was re-founded by Bagrat Navoyan; a businessman native of Martuni. They entered the 2012-13 Armenian First League competition and won the championship, booking their position in the Armenian Premier League for the 2013-14 season. In 2012-2013, the team was managed by the former Armenian player Albert Sarkisyan and later by former footballer Sergey Erzrumyan. The assistant manager was Aram Hakobyan.[2]

Relocation to Yerevan in 2013[edit]

In February 2013, the club purchased the Nairi Stadium in Yerevan, to become the official venue of their home games. As a result, the club was officially relocated from Martuni to Yerevan starting from the 2013-2014 season.

Stadiums[edit]

Between 1990 and 2000, the club was based in the Martuni City Stadium. After the revival in 2011, the team played their home games in several stadiums in Yerevan, mainly at the Nairi Stadium. However, Nairi Stadium -later renamed Alashkert Stadium- became owned by Alashkert FC since February 2013.

Due to the large-scale renovation works at the Alashkert Stadium, Alashkert used the Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium and Hrazdan Stadium during the 2013–14 Armenian Premier League season.[3]

The club returned to their own Alashkert Stadium during the 2014–15 Armenian Premier League season.

League Record[edit]

Legue records of Alashkert FC:[4]

Year Club Name Division Position GP W D L GS GA PTS
1990 Alashkert FC Armenian SSR League 17 30 8 7 15 42 74 23
1991 17 38 12 4 22 51 79 28
1992 Armenian Premier League 24 22 5 2 15 38 58 12
1993–97 - no participation - - - - - - - -
1998 Alashkert FC Armenian First League 6 24 9 8 7 30 25 35
1999 10 XX XX XX XX XX XX XX
2000–11 - no participation - - - - - - - -
2012–13 Alashkert FC Armenian First League 1 36 24 6 6 80 31 78
2013–14 Armenian Premier League 8 28 6 6 16 38 69 24

Current squad[edit]

The seal of Alashkert FC at the main entrance to the Alashkert Stadium

Alashkert[edit]

As of March 2014

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Russia DF Vardan Grigoryan
4 Armenia DF Aghvan Hayrapetyan
5 Armenia DF Narek Harutyunyan
6 Armenia DF Ararat Arakelyan (vice-captain)
7 Armenia FW Mihran Manasyan
8 Armenia MF Narek Gyozalyan
9 Armenia MF Sargis Nasibyan
10 Armenia MF Narek Davtyan
11 Armenia DF Grigor Mkrtchyan
13 Serbia MF Dušan Mladenović
14 Armenia MF Artur Barseghyan
No. Position Player
15 Armenia MF Vladimir Babayan
16 Montenegro FW Darko Vučić
17 Armenia MF Gevorg Ohanyan
18 Armenia DF Hayk Ishkhanyan
19 Armenia DF Vahagn Minasyan (captain)
20 Armenia DF Hovhannes Grigoryan
21 Armenia MF Andranik Sargsyan
22 Armenia FW Norayr Gyozalyan
55 Armenia GK Armen Khachatryan
90 Armenia GK Levon Minasyan
Armenia MF Aram Hovsepyan

Former managers[edit]

  • Armenia Albert Ohanyan (1992)
  • Armenia Albert Sarkisyan (1 January 2012 – 30 April 2013)
  • Armenia Armen Sanamyan (30 April 2013 – 23 October 2013)
  • Armenia Armen Gyulbudaghyants (2 November 2013 – 30 August 2014)
  • Armenia Abraham Khashmanyan (31 August 2014 – present)

References[edit]

External links[edit]