Altyn Asyr FK
|Full name||Altyn Asyr futbol kluby|
|Ground||Ashgabat Stadium, Ashgabat|
Football Club Altyn Asyr (Turkmen: Altyn Asyr futbol kluby) is a Turkmen football club based in Ashgabat. Founded in 2008, they play in the top division in Turkmenistan football, the Ýokary Liga. It has remained there ever since, winning the Turkmenistan Higher League championship three times in a row (2014, 2015 and 2016). The club also won the 2009, 2015 and 2016 Turkmenistan Cup and has been a regular in Asian competition in recent seasons. The team plays in the Ashgabat Stadium.
The team first began to participate in the championship and the Cup of Turkmenistan in 2008. From the first days of participation in official competitions team was headed by a director of the club Umarguly Nurmamedov. From 2008 until mid-2012, a team led by Ali Gurbani, from mid-2012 head coach Bayram Durdyýew. Since mid-2013 the head of the club became Gurbanmurat Hojageldiev. Dialing 65 points, Altyn Asyr won the bronze medal in 2013 Championship of Turkmenistan. Since the beginning of 2014 a team led by Ýazguly Hojageldyýew, help him famous Turkmen footballers Goçguly Goçgulyýew and Gurbangeldi Durdyýew. At the end of the 2014 Ýokary Liga, for the first time became the champions of Turkmenistan.
In the 2015 season, Altyn Asyr debuted in AFC Cup, lost to Al-Saqr (0:1) in Ashgabat Stadium. Team won the Turkmenistan Super Cup 2015, and defended the championship in 6 rounds before the end of 2015 Ýokary Liga. In December, the team won Şagadam FK and won the 2015 Turkmenistan Cup.
In 2018, Altyn Asyr reached the 2018 AFC Cup Final, where lost in the decisive match of the Air Force Club from Iraq with a score of 0:2. The match was hosted by Air Force Club at the Basra Sports City in Basra on 27 October 2018. Altyn Asyr were the first team from Turkmenistan to reach the AFC Cup final. If they were to win the final, they would become the second team from Central Asia to win the AFC Cup, after Nasaf from Uzbekistan in 2011.
In June 2019, Altyn Asyr, tied the final round of the group stage with the FC Istiklol - 1:1 and for the second year in a row went to the Inter-zonal play-off semi-finals of the 2019 AFC Cup as the winner of the Central Asian group D. In August 2019, Kenyan Peter Opiyo and Niger Uche Kalu signed a contract with FC Altyn Asyr. This is the first foreign footballer in the history of the club and the first legionnaire in the 2019 Ýokary Liga. However, they didn't make it in the Inter-zonal play-off semi-finals when lost to Hanoi FC 4:5 on aggregate.
|Season||League||Turkmenistan Cup||Top goalscorer||Manager|
|2009||1st||5||16||6||2||8||20||23||20||Winners||Didargylyç Urazow||10||Ali Gurbani|
|2010||1st||2||18||10||5||3||34||20||35||Runners-up|| Amir Gurbani
|2012||1st||6||32||13||7||12||46||39||46||Quarter-final|| Ali Gurbani |
|2014||1st||1||36||29||5||2||91||25||92||Quarter-final||Didar Durdyýew||26||Ýazguly Hojageldyýew|
|2015||1st||1||36||29||5||2||81||21||92||Winners||Süleýman Muhadow||29||Ýazguly Hojageldyýew|
|2016||1st||1||36||30||5||1||108||19||95||Winners||Süleýman Muhadow||30||Ýazguly Hojageldyýew|
- As of match played 20 August, 2019
|2015||AFC Cup||Preliminary round||Shabab Al-Dhahiriya||0–1||–||0–1|
|2016||AFC Cup||Group A||Al-Wehdat||0–0||1–1||4th|
|2017||AFC Cup||Group D||Istiklol||1–1||0–1||2nd|
|2018||AFC Cup||Group D||Istiklol||2–2||3–2||1st|
|Inter-zone play-off semi-final||Bengaluru||2–0||3–2||5–2|
|Inter-zone play-off final||April 25||1–1||2–2||3–3|
|2019||AFC Cup||Group D||Istiklol||1–1||1–1||1st|
|Inter-zone play-off semi-final||Hanoi FC||2–2||2–3||4-5|
- As of 15 August 2019
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Gurbanmyrat Hojageldiyev: club director
- Annamuhammet Yarov: managing
- Yazguly Hodjageldiev: Head Coach
- Ýakup Ekezow: Assistant coach
- Goçguly Goçgulyýew: coach
- Gurbangeldi Durdyýew: Fitness coach
- Hojaahmet Arazov: Physical Coach
- Begench Garayev: coach
- Dovlet Gylyjov: doctor
The main home ground for AFC Cup games is Kopetdag Stadium, which has a capacity of 26,00. The stadium is situated in Ashgabat. The home ground for domestic Ýokary Liga is Ashgabat Stadium (capacity 20,000), which is situated on the south of the city.
- Ýokary Liga (4)
- 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
- Turkmenistan Cup (3)
- 2009, 2015, 2016.
- Turkmenistan Super Cup (5)
- 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.
- Turkmenistan President's Cup (2)
- 2010, 2011.
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