Alashkert FC

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Alashkert Football Club
Alashkert FC logo.svg
Full name Alashkert Football Club
Founded 1990; 27 years ago (1990)
(revived 2011)
Ground Alashkert Stadium, Yerevan
Ground Capacity 6,850
Owner «Bagratour» LLC
Chairman Bagrat Navoyan
Manager Karen Barseghyan
League Armenian Premier League
2015–16 1st
Website Club home page

Alashkert Football Club (Armenian: Ալաշկերտ Ֆուտբոլային Ակումբ), commonly known as Alashkert, 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 club 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.

Debut in the European Tournaments[edit]

Alashkert first qualified for the Europa League 2015–16 qualification round 1, after gaining 4th place in the Armenian Premier League 2014–2015. In the first round Alashkert got the Scottish club St Johnstone. Despite the fact that the St Johnstone were considered as the favorites, Alashkert was victorious after the two games and were able to create a sensation. In the second round, Alashkert had to meet the Kazakh side Kairat. In the first game Alashkert were defeated 3–0. In the second game, Alashkert were able to achieve victory as a result of a last-minute winner scored by Heber Araujo, 2–1. However this was not enough in order to qualify for the third round.

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.

Honours[edit]

European record[edit]

Competition Pld W D L GF GA +-
UEFA Champions League 4 1 2 1 4 3 (+1)
UEFA Europa League 4 2 0 2 4 6 (−2)
Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q Scotland St Johnstone 1–0 1–2 2–2 (a) Symbol keep vote.svg
2Q Kazakhstan Kairat 2–1 0–3 2–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
2016–17 UEFA Champions League 1Q Andorra Santa Coloma 3–0 0–0 3–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
2Q Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi 1–1 0–2 1–3 Symbol delete vote.svg

League record[edit]

League 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
1993–1997 - 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
2000–2011 - 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
2014–15 4 28 10 8 10 32 35 38
2015–16 1 28 16 7 5 50 24 55

Current squad[edit]

Alashkert[edit]

As of 27 March, 2017

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

No. Position Player
1 Armenia GK Gevorg Kasparov (vice-captain)
2 Ukraine DF Dmytro Khovbosha
3 Armenia DF Andranik Voskanyan
4 Serbia MF Sasa Filipović
5 Serbia DF Danijel Stojković
6 Armenia MF Ararat Arakelyan
7 Armenia FW Mihran Manasyan
8 Armenia MF Gagik Daghbashyan
9 Armenia MF Artak Dashyan
10 Armenia MF Khoren Veranyan
11 Georgia (country) MF Irakli Kvekveskiri
12 Russia FW Atsamaz Buraev
14 Trinidad and Tobago FW Lester Peltier
No. Position Player
15 Serbia MF Uroš Nenadović
17 Armenia DF Artak Yedigaryan
18 Ukraine MF Anton Savin
19 Armenia DF Vahagn Minasyan (captain)
20 Armenia MF Artur Yedigaryan
21 Armenia MF Artak Grigoryan
22 Armenia MF Zaven Badoyan
55 Armenia GK Edvard Hovhannisyan
93 Armenia GK Arsen Beglaryan
Armenia FW Narek Beglaryan
Armenia FW Gevorg Nranyan

Alashkert FC-2 (reserves)[edit]

The Alashkert FC reserve squad play as Alashkert FC-2 in the Armenian First League. They also play their home games at the Alashkert (Nairi) Stadium.

As of 1 August 2015

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

No. Position Player
Armenia GK Armen Hovhannisyan
Armenia GK Babken Grigoryan
Armenia GK Artur Hovhannisyan
Armenia DF Tigran Ivanyan
Armenia DF Hovhannes Veranyan
Armenia DF Sipan Davtyan
Armenia DF Artush Kerobyan
Armenia DF Arman Arakelyan
Armenia DF Davit Sahakyan
Armenia DF Tsolak Beglaryan
Armenia DF Artur Sahakyan
Armenia DF Grigor Mkrtchyan
Armenia DF Zhirayr Baghdasaryan
Armenia DF Vachik Yeghiazaryan
Armenia DF Hakob Loretsyan
Armenia DF Karlen Yazichyan
Armenia MF Gor Gugujyan
Armenia MF Liparit Dashtoyan
Armenia MF Ashot Hovakimyan
No. Position Player
Armenia MF Artur Khachatryan
Armenia MF Sos Tadevosyan
Armenia MF Tigran Dashyan
Armenia MF Hayk Gyunashyan
Armenia MF Zhora Hakobyan
Armenia MF Vardan Yeghoyan
Armenia MF Ashot Asatryan
Armenia MF Artur Galstyan
Armenia MF Ararat Poghosyan
Armenia MF Narek Harutyunyan
Armenia MF Andranik Sargsyan
Armenia MF Garegin Mashumyan
Armenia MF Sargis Nasibyan
Armenia MF Tigran Grigoryan
Armenia FW Karapet Manukyan
Armenia FW Edgar Barseghyan
Armenia FW David Asatryan
Armenia FW Vardan Petrosyan
Armenia MF Areg Azatyan

Manager: Sergey Erzrumyan

Former managers[edit]

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

References[edit]

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