Balkan FT

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Balkan FK
FC Balkan Balkanabat.gif
Full name Balkan Futbol Topary
Nickname(s) Oil workers
Founded 1960
Ground Balkanabat Stadium,
Ground Capacity 10,000
Owner Türkmennebit
Chairman Turkmenistan Durdy Annaberdiyev
Manager Turkmenistan Rahym Gurbanmämmedow
League Turkmenistan League
2012 Turkmenistan League, Champions

Balkan Football Club is a Turkmenistan football club based in Balkanabat. They play in the top division in Turkmenistan football, the Turkmenistan Higher League. Their home stadium is Balkanabat Stadium which can hold 10,000 people. In May 2010, the club changed its name to Balkan from Nebitçi Balkanabat by the decision of Turkmenistan Football Federation.[1]


Season 2013[edit]

In 2013, Rahim Kurbanmamedov was appointed head coach . In May 2013 the players FC Balkan came in the final of the AFC President's Cup 2013, scoring three wins in the qualifying tournament in Group "C". Games were held in Phnom Penh, in the first match, FC Balkan beat Hilal Al-Quds (3:2), the second «Beoungket Rubber» (2:0) and third Sri Lanka Army Sports Club (5:0). In the final stage took place in Malaysia, the players FC Balkan trashed Three Star Club (6:0) and Erchim (4:0),[2] thus gaining 6 points reached the final of the 2013 AFC President's Cup.[3] They won the 2013 edition of the AFC President's Cup when they beat KRL FC of Pakistan in the final 1–0.

Current squad[edit]

As on September 2013[4]

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

No. Position Player
1 Turkmenistan GK Bagaberdiyev Rejepberdi
2 Turkmenistan DF Amanmyradov Yagmyrat
3 Turkmenistan FW Ýakup Ekezow
4 Turkmenistan DF Mekan Saparow
7 Turkmenistan FW Gahrymanberdi Çoňkaýew
8 Turkmenistan MF Yevgeniy Tkachenko
9 Turkmenistan FW Wladimir Baýramow
11 Turkmenistan FW Mämmedaly Karadanow
12 Turkmenistan MF Abdurahmanov Alibek
13 Turkmenistan DF Farhad Italmazov
No. Position Player
14 Turkmenistan DF Bahtiyar Hojaahmedov
15 Turkmenistan DF Myrat Hamrayev
16 Turkmenistan GK Nikita Gorbunow
17 Turkmenistan MF Dayanch Orazgulyyev
20 Turkmenistan MF Amir Gurbani
21 Turkmenistan MF Ashyrgeldi Ylyasov
24 Turkmenistan MF Rahmet Shermetov
25 Turkmenistan MF Nurtagan Mammedaliyev
26 Turkmenistan MF Umidjan Astanov
35 Turkmenistan GK Farhat Bazarov



Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

2004: Group Stage
2005: Group Stage
2007: Group Stage
2011: Final Stage
2012: Group Stage
2000/01: Second Round


The table below chronicles the achievements of FC Balkan in various competitions since 1992.

Season League League Finishing Position (No: of teams) Turkmenistan Cup AFC Cup/Cup Winners' Cup/AFC President's Cup
1992 Ýokary Liga 2nd (15)
1993 Ýokary Liga 3rd (10)
1994 Ýokary Liga 7th (10) 1/2 Semifinal
1995 Ýokary Liga 3rd
1996 Ýokary Liga 6th
1998 Ýokary Liga 4th (12) Final
1999 Ýokary Liga 4th (9) Final
2000 Ýokary Liga 2nd (11)
2001 Ýokary Liga 3rd (9) Final Second Round
2002 Ýokary Liga 5th (9) 1/4 Quarterfinal
2003 Ýokary Liga 2nd (10) Cup
2004 Ýokary Liga 1st (Champions) (10) Cup Group Stage
2005 Ýokary Liga 3rd (9) 1/4 Quarterfinal Group Stage
2006 Ýokary Liga 2nd (8) 1/2 Semifinal
2007 Ýokary Liga 3rd (8) 1/2 Semifinal Group Stage
2008 Ýokary Liga 3rd (11) 1/4 Quarterfinals
2009 Ýokary Liga 2nd (9) 1/2 Semifinal
2010 Ýokary Liga 1st (10) Cup
2011 Ýokary Liga 1st (10) 1/4 Quarterfinals Final Stage
2012 Ýokary Liga 1st (9) Cup Group Stage
2013 Ýokary Liga 2nd(10) ? Winner



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