Altyn Asyr FK

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FC Altyn Asyr
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Full nameAltyn Asyr futbol kluby
Nickname(s)Signalmen
Founded2008; 11 years ago (2008)
GroundAshgabat Stadium, Ashgabat
Turkmenistan
Capacity20,000
ChairmanGurbanmyrat Hojageldiýew
ManagerÝazguly Hojageldyýew
LeagueÝokary Liga
20181st

Football Club Altyn Asyr (Turkmen: Altyn Asyr futbol kluby) is a Turkmen football club based in Ashgabat.[1] 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).[2] 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.

History[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4]

In the 2015 season, Altyn Asyr debuted in AFC Cup, lost to Al-Saqr (0:1) in Ashgabat Stadium.[5] Team won the Turkmenistan Super Cup 2015, and defended the championship in 6 rounds before the end of 2015 Ýokary Liga.[6] In December, the team won Şagadam FK and won the 2015 Turkmenistan Cup.[7]

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[8]. In August 2019, Kenyan Peter Opiyo and Niger Uche Kalu signed a contract with FC Altyn Asyr[9]. 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.

Domestic[edit]

Season League Turkmenistan Cup Top goalscorer Manager
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
2008 1st 8 20 7 2 11 21 20 23 Turkmenistan Ali Gurbani
2009 1st 5 16 6 2 8 20 23 20 Winners Turkmenistan Didargylyç Urazow 10 Turkmenistan Ali Gurbani
2010 1st 2 18 10 5 3 34 20 35 Runners-up Turkmenistan Amir Gurbani
Turkmenistan Gahrymanberdi Çoňkaýew
10 Turkmenistan Ali Gurbani
2011 1st 6 36 12 9 15 46 42 44 Quarter-final Turkmenistan Ali Gurbani
2012 1st 6 32 13 7 12 46 39 46 Quarter-final Turkmenistan Ali Gurbani
Turkmenistan Baýram Durdyýew
2013 1st 3 36 20 5 11 73 37 65 Runners-up Turkmenistan Baýram Durdyýew
2014 1st 1 36 29 5 2 91 25 92 Quarter-final Turkmenistan Didar Durdyýew 26 Turkmenistan Ýazguly Hojageldyýew
2015 1st 1 36 29 5 2 81 21 92 Winners Turkmenistan Süleýman Muhadow 29 Turkmenistan Ýazguly Hojageldyýew
2016 1st 1 36 30 5 1 108 19 95 Winners Turkmenistan Süleýman Muhadow 30 Turkmenistan Ýazguly Hojageldyýew
2017 1st 1 32 25 4 3 83 24 79 Semi-Final Turkmenistan Ýazguly Hojageldyýew
2018 1st 1 28 21 3 4 65 16 66 Semi-Final Turkmenistan Ýazguly Hojageldyýew

Continental[edit]

As of match played 20 August, 2019
Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
AFC Cup 34 13 14 7 57 38 +19
Total 34 13 14 7 57 38 +19
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2015 AFC Cup Preliminary round State of Palestine Shabab Al-Dhahiriya 0–1 0–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
2016 AFC Cup Group A Jordan Al-Wehdat 0–0 1–1 4th Symbol delete vote.svg
Lebanon Al Ahed 2–0 0–3
Bahrain Hidd 1–2 1–1
2017 AFC Cup Group D Tajikistan Istiklol 1–1 0–1 2nd Symbol delete vote.svg
Kyrgyzstan Alay 4–1 2–1
Kyrgyzstan Dordoi Bishkek 3–0 2–0
2018 AFC Cup Group D Tajikistan Istiklol 2–2 3–2 1st Symbol keep vote.svg
Kyrgyzstan Alay Osh 5–0 6–3
Turkmenistan Ahal 1–0 0–0
Inter-zone play-off semi-final India Bengaluru 2–0 3–2 5–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
Inter-zone play-off final North Korea April 25 1–1 2–2 3–3 Symbol keep vote.svg
Final Iraq Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 0–2 0–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2019 AFC Cup Group D Tajikistan Istiklol 1–1 1–1 1st Symbol keep vote.svg
Kyrgyzstan Dordoi 3–1 1–1
Tajikistan Khujand 1–0 0–0
Inter-zone play-off semi-final Vietnam Hanoi FC 2–2 2–3 4-5 Symbol delete vote.svg

Squad[edit]

As of 15 August 2019[10]

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 Mammet Orazmuhammedow
2 Turkmenistan DF Zafar Babajanow
4 Turkmenistan DF Mekan Saparow
5 Turkmenistan DF Merdan Amangeldiýew
6 Turkmenistan DF Seýitmyrat Çaryýew
9 Turkmenistan FW Gurbangeldi Sahedov
10 Turkmenistan FW Selim Nurmyradow
11 Turkmenistan FW Myrat Ýagşyýew
13 Turkmenistan GK Ahmed Gurbanow
14 Turkmenistan MF Umidjan Astanov
16 Turkmenistan GK Nurgeldy Astanov
18 Turkmenistan FW Furkat Tursunow
19 Turkmenistan DF Selim Atayev
20 Turkmenistan MF Begmyrat Bayov
No. Position Player
21 Turkmenistan MF Resul Hojaýew
22 Turkmenistan MF Mekan Aşyrow
24 Turkmenistan DF Gurbangeldi Batyrow
25 Turkmenistan MF Bagtyyar Gurgenov
27 Turkmenistan MF Velmyrat Ballakov
29 Turkmenistan MF Serdar Geldiyev
30 Turkmenistan FW Mihail Titow
33 Turkmenistan MF Annasahet Annasahedov
Turkmenistan GK Dovletyar Berdiyev
Turkmenistan DF Begench Saidmamedov
Turkmenistan FW Dovletgeldi Mirsultanov
Kenya MF Peter Opiyo
Nigeria FW Uche Kalu

Club officials[edit]

Management[edit]

  • Gurbanmyrat Hojageldiyev: club director
  • Annamuhammet Yarov: managing

Technical staff[edit]

Manager of the Altyn Asyr Yazguly Berdymuhammedovich Hojageldiyev

Stadium[edit]

The main home ground for AFC Cup games is Kopetdag Stadium[13], which has a capacity of 26,00. The stadium is situated in Ashgabat. The home ground for domestic Ýokary Liga is Ashgabat Stadium[14] (capacity 20,000), which is situated on the south of the city.

Honours[edit]

Ýokary Liga (4)
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
Turkmenistan Cup (3)
2009, 2015, 2016.
Turkmenistan Super Cup (5)[15]
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.
Turkmenistan President's Cup (2)
2010, 2011.

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "AFC CUP PRELIMINARY ROUND (WEST): ALTYN ASYR 0–1 AL SAQR". the-afc.com. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  6. ^ “Altyn asyryň” bassyr 2-nji çempionlygy
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