FC Gandzasar

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Gandzasar
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Full name Gandzasar Football Club
Founded 1963; 51 years ago (1963)
Ground Gandzasar Stadium
Kapan
Ground Capacity 3,500
Owner ZCMC CJSC
Chairman Maxim Hakobyan
Manager Serhiy Puchkov
League Armenian Premier League
2013–14 Armenian Premier League, 5th
Website Club home page

Gandzasar Football Club (Armenian: Գանձասար Ֆուտբոլային Ակումբ) is an Armenian football club based in the town of Kapan, Syunik Province. Translated from the Armenian, "Gandz-a-sar" simply means "Treasure Mountain". Founded in 1963,[1] Gandzasar play in the Armenian Premier League, the top division in Armenian football. The home ground of team is the Gandzasar Stadium.

the old logo of Gandzasar up to 2009

The club participated in the first ever Armenian football competition after the split-up from the Soviet Union under the name Syunik Kapan. After the regular competition they qualified for the championship stage, where they finished in sixth position. This way they qualified for the highest level in the 1993 season, however they withdrew before the start of the season. Since then they have been up and down in the Armenian football leagues. In 2004, Lernagorts attempted to merge with Ararat Yerevan, but the merger failed.[2]

Gandzasar spent two years playing in the Armenian First Division before finally getting promoted to the Armenian Premier League for the 2006 season. The club also has a reserve team named Gandzasar-2, which now plays in the First Division.

Name changes[edit]

  • 1963–89: Lernagorts FC
  • 1989–90: FC Kapan
  • 1991–93: FC Syunik
  • 1995–96: Kapan-81 FC
  • 1997–04: Lernagorts FC
  • 2004–present: Gandzasar FC

Achievements[edit]

European Cup History[edit]

Season Competition Round Club 1st leg 2nd leg Aggregate
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 2Q Netherlands NAC Breda 0–6 0–2 0–8 Symbol delete vote.svg
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 1Q Faroe Islands EB/Streymur 1–3 2–0 3–3 Symbol confirmed.svg
2Q Switzerland Servette FC 0–2 1–3 1–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1Q Kazakhstan FC Aktobe 1–2 1–2 2–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
Notes
  • Home results are noted in bold

Current squad[edit]

Gandzasar Stadium, the home of FC Gandzasar

As of 2 April, 2014.

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

No. Position Player
3 Armenia DF Artashes Zakaryan
5 Armenia MF Arman Melkonyan
6 Armenia MF Samvel Melkonyan
8 Russia MF Levon Konoplev
9 Armenia FW Beniamin Manucharyan
10 Georgia (country) FW Shota Jikia
11 Armenia MF Hayrapet Avagyan
13 Armenia DF Armen Tatintsyan (captain)
14 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Dejan Vukomanović
15 Armenia DF Aleksandr Petrosyan
No. Position Player
16 Armenia MF Ara Khachatryan
17 Armenia DF Alen Hambartsumyan
18 Argentina MF Miguel Pedro López
19 Armenia MF Vruyr Grigoryan
20 Portugal MF Cristiano
21 Armenia DF Artur Avagyan
22 Armenia FW Narek Beglaryan
25 Serbia DF Goran Obradović
33 Armenia DF Artak Grigoryan
89 Armenia GK Gevorg Prazyan
-- Brazil MF Gustavo Sauer

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ History
  2. ^ [1] «Гандзасар» (Высшая лига)]

External links[edit]