Turkmenistan President's Cup

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Turkmenistan President’s Cup is international football tournament in Turkmenistan, it was created in 1994. The tournament is dedicated to Day of State Flag of Turkmenistan. The tournament prize money is US 35,000. The winner will receive US$20,000 together with President’s Cup, the silver-medal winner – US$ 10,000 and the bronze-medal winner – US$ 5,000.

The international football tournament traditionally held in Ashgabat is very popular in the region. Over its history, teams from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Estonia, Iran, Turkey, Republic of Korea, China, Thailand competed for Turkmenistan President’s Cup. In 2009 a team from Bahrain made a debut in the tournament in Ashgabat thus extending it geographically to 20 countries.

During 15 years President's Cup left the country three times – Iranian Esteghlal FC won the honorary trophy in 1998, Georgian FC Torpedo Kutaisi in 2002 and Moldavian FC Dacia Chişinău in 2006. Nisa Aşgabat won the tournament four times (1999, 2003, 2004 and 2005). Köpetdag Aşgabat and HTTU Aşgabat each won this cup three times, respectively (1995,1996 and 2001) and (2007, 2008 and 2009). The combined team of the football clubs of Turkmenistan (1997) and the combined team from Ashgabat (2000) won the President’s Cup once each.

Winners[edit]

Year Final Third Place Venue
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1995
Details
Köpetdag Turkmenistan 2 – 0 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Metalurh Nikopol Ukraine 2 – 0 Russia Spartak-2 Moscow Köpetdag Stadium,
Ashgabat
1996
Details
Köpetdag Turkmenistan 1 – 0 Latvia Skonto Rīga Zorya MALS Luhansk Ukraine 4 – 0 Estonia JK Narva Trans Köpetdag Stadium,
Ashgabat
1997
Details
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 2 – 1 Ukraine Vorskla Poltava FC Yelimai Semei Kazakhstan 2 – 1 Armenia FK Yerevan Nisa-Çandybil Stadium,
Ashgabat
1998
Details
Esteghlal Iran 0 – 0
(7 – 6 pens.)
Russia Zenit Petersburg Nisa Aşgabat Turkmenistan 1 – 0 South Korea Hyundai Horang-i Köpetdag Stadium,
Ashgabat
1999
Details
Nisa Aşgabat Turkmenistan 3 – 1 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Olympic Köpetdag Turkmenistan [note 1] Turkmenistan Nebitçi Balkanabat Köpetdag Stadium,
Ashgabat
2000
Details
Ashgabat City Turkmenistan 1 – 0 Turkmenistan Ahal Velayat Balkan Velayat Turkmenistan 3 – 0 Uzbekistan FK Guliston Köpetdag Stadium,
Ashgabat
2001
Details
Köpetdag Turkmenistan 2 – 0 Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk CSKA-2 Moscow Russia [note 2] Thailand Thailand U-23 Olympic Stadium,
Ashgabat
2002
Details
Torpedo Kutaisi Georgia (country) 1 – 1
(4 – 2 pens.)
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Flora Tallinn Estonia 1 – 0 Turkey Turkey U-21 Köpetdag Stadium,
Ashgabat
2003
Details
Nisa Aşgabat Turkmenistan 1 – 0
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Olympic Atlantas Klaipeda Lithuania 1 – 0 Belarus Neman Grodno Köpetdag Stadium,
Ashgabat
2004
Details
Nisa Aşgabat Turkmenistan 3 – 2
Georgia (country) Torpedo Kutaisi Vorskla Poltava Ukraine 1 – 0 Tajikistan Aviator Chkalovsk Köpetdag Stadium,
Ashgabat
2005
Details
Nisa Aşgabat Turkmenistan 2 – 1
Turkmenistan Nebitçi Balkanabat FC Parvoz Tajikistan 3 – 2 Armenia Mika Ashtarak Köpetdag Stadium,
Ashgabat
2006
Details
Dacia Chişinău Moldova 4 – 3
Turkmenistan HTTU Aşgabat Vorskla Poltava Ukraine 1 – 1
(4 – 3 pens.)
Uzbekistan Traktor Tashkent Köpetdag Stadium,
Ashgabat
2007
Details
HTTU Aşgabat Turkmenistan 3 – 2
Turkmenistan FC Aşgabat Vorskla Poltava Ukraine 0 – 0
(10 – 9 pens.)
Kazakhstan Ordabasy Olympic Stadium,
Ashgabat
2008
Details
HTTU Aşgabat Turkmenistan 2 – 1
Turkmenistan FC Aşgabat Iran Olympic Iran 1 – 0 Armenia Mika Ashtarak Olympic Stadium,
Ashgabat
2009
Details
HTTU Aşgabat Turkmenistan 1 – 0
Latvia Skonto Rīga FC Aşgabat Turkmenistan 1 – 1
Armenia FC Gandzasar Olympic Stadium,
Ashgabat
2010
Details
Altyn Asyr Turkmenistan 1 – 0
Turkmenistan Nebitçi Turkey U-21 Turkey 3 – 0 Kazakhstan Okzhetpes Olympic Stadium,
Ashgabat
Notes
  1. ^ There was no official Third Place match in 1999. Semi-finalists are listed in alphabetical order.
  2. ^ There was no official Third Place match in 2001. Semi-finalists are listed in alphabetical order.