FC Alashkert

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Logo of FC Alashkert.png
Full nameFootball Club Alashkert
Nickname(s)The Yellows
GroundAlashkert Stadium
OwnerBagrat Navoyan
PresidentBagrat Navoyan
ManagerYegishe Melikyan
LeagueArmenian Premier League
WebsiteClub website

Football Club Alashkert (Armenian: Ֆուտբոլային Ակումբ Ալաշկերտ), commonly known as Alashkert is an Armenian football club based in the capital Yerevan, founded in 1990 in Martuni and after folding in 2000 re-founded in 2011. They currently play in 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] Although based in Yerevan they are in fact named after the historic Western Armenian town of Alashkert, now Eleşkirt in Eastern Turkey.

The club is owned by Bagrat Navoyan, an Armenian businessman and founder of «Bagratour» LLC.

Alashkert has a cooperation agreement with the Brazilian club Botafogo since August 2017.[2]


Club logo between 2012 and 2017

Football Club Alashkert 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, FC Alashkert returned to professional football and participated in the First League finishing the table in 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, FC Alashkert were 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.[3]

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 2013–14 season.

Domestic record[edit]

League records of Alashkert FC:[4]

Season League National Cup Top goalscorer Manager
Division Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
1990 Soviet Lower Second League 17 18 7 5 6 29 37 19
1991 17 38 12 4 22 51 79 28
1992 Armenian Premier League 24 22 5 2 15 38 58 12 Quarter-final Armenia Albert Ohanyan
No Participation
1998 Armenian First League 6 24 9 8 7 30 25 30 Preliminary round
1999 10 First round
No Participation
2012–13 Armenian First League 1 36 24 6 6 80 31 78 Quarter-final Armenia Vardan Petrosyan 15 Armenia Albert Sarkisyan
2013–14 Armenian Premier League 8 28 6 6 16 38 69 24 Quarter-final Armenia Mihran Manasyan 17 Armenia Armen Sanamyan
Armenia Armen Gyulbudaghyants
2014–15 4 28 10 8 10 32 35 38 Semi-final Armenia Mihran Manasyan 9 Armenia Abraham Khashmanyan
2015–16 1 28 16 7 5 50 24 55 Semi-final Armenia Mihran Manasyan
Brazil Héber
2016–17 1 30 19 7 4 59 26 64 Quarter-final Armenia Mihran Manasyan
Armenia Artak Yedigaryan
2017–18 1 30 14 8 8 44 31 50 Runners Up Armenia Artak Yedigaryan 13 Armenia Abraham Khashmanyan
Armenia Varuzhan Sukiasyan
2018–19 4 32 15 6 11 37 27 51 Winner Serbia Uroš Nenadović 6 Armenia Varuzhan Sukiasyan
Armenia Aram Voskanyan
Armenia Abraham Khashmanyan
2019–20 Armenia Abraham Khashmanyan


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 drew the Scottish club St Johnstone. Despite the fact that St Johnstone were considered as the favorites, Alashkert were 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 to qualify for the third round.

In December 2017, Alashkert entered into partnerships with Brazilian clubs Botafogo and Fluminense.[5][6]

On 21 September 2018, Varuzhan Sukiasyan was fired as manager with Owner Bagrat Navoyan, and Alashkert-2 manager Sergey Erzrumyan taking temporary charge.[7]

European record[edit]

As of 1 August, 2019

Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Champions League 10 2 4 4 8 14 –6
UEFA Europa League 12 6 1 5 14 19 –5
Total 22 8 5 9 22 33 –11
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
2017–18 UEFA Champions League 1Q Andorra Santa Coloma 1–0 1–1 2–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
2Q Belarus BATE Borisov 1–3 1–1 2–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
2018–19 UEFA Champions League 1Q Scotland Celtic 0–3 0–3 0–6 Symbol delete vote.svg
UEFA Europa League 2Q Montenegro Sutjeska Nikšić 0–0 1–0 1–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
3Q Romania CFR Cluj 0−2 0–5 0–7 Symbol delete vote.svg
2019–20 UEFA Europa League 1Q North Macedonia Makedonija GP 3–1 3–0 6–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
2Q Romania FCSB 0−3 3–2 3–5 Symbol delete vote.svg


Alashkert logo at the main entrance of the stadium

Between 1990 and 2000, the club was based in the Martuni City Stadium in the town of Martuni, near the shores of Lake Sevan.

After the revival of the club in 2011, they were relocated to Yerevan, playing their home games in different stadiums of the capital city, mainly at the Nairi Stadium. However, Nairi Stadium – later renamed Alashkert Stadium – was purchased by the owners of FC Alashkert in 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.[8]

The club returned to their own Alashkert Stadium during the 2014–15 Armenian Premier League season.

Youth teams[edit]

Alashkert run a small football school for youth teams on training pitches adjacent to the Alashkert Stadium in Yerevan. They also run a football school in the town of Masis in Ararat Province.


Current squad[edit]

As of 4 March 2020[9]

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 Henri Avagyan
2 Serbia DF Aleksandar Miljković
3 Armenia DF Taron Voskanyan
5 Estonia DF Nikita Baranov
6 Senegal MF Pape Abdou Camara
7 Namibia MF Wangu Gome
8 Armenia DF Gagik Daghbashyan
9 Brazil MF Tiago Galvão
10 Brazil MF Gustavo Marmentini (loan from Atlético Paranaense-B)
11 Armenia MF Vahagn Hayrapetyan
13 Moldova DF Victor Mudrac
14 North Macedonia DF Risto Mitrevski
15 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Aleksandar Glišić
No. Position Player
17 Nigeria FW Sunday Ingbede (loan from Lori)
18 Brazil MF Tiago Cametá
19 Russia FW Nikita Tankov
20 Brazil DF Bryan
21 Armenia MF Artak Grigoryan
22 Armenia DF Hayk Ishkhanyan
23 Russia FW David Gatikoyev
24 Armenia MF Eduard Avagyan
25 Armenia DF Gor Poghosyan
31 Armenia GK Gor Manukyan
55 Serbia GK Ognjen Čančarević
77 Armenia FW Edgar Manucharyan


Logo of FC Alashkert.png
Founded2013; 7 years ago (2013)
GroundAlashkert Stadium, Yerevan
OwnerBagratour LLC
PresidentBagrat Navoyan
ManagerSergey Erzrumyan
LeagueArmenian First League
WebsiteClub website

The club's reserve squad plays as Alashkert-2 in the Armenian First League. They also play their home games at the Alashkert Stadium.

Current squad[edit]

As of 20 January 2019

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 Mikhayel Gabrielov
2 Armenia DF Revik Yeghiazaryan
3 Armenia DF Ruben Grigoryan
4 Armenia DF Narek Kocharyan
5 Armenia DF Ishkhan Manukyan
6 Armenia DF Gorik Khachatryan
7 Armenia MF Norayr Simonyan
9 Armenia MF Nairi Minasyan
10 Armenia MF Mher Sahakyan (vice-captain)
13 Armenia FW Hakob Hakobkokhyan
16 Armenia MF Nelson Harutyunyan
17 Armenia DF Alen Hambardzumyan
19 Armenia DF Arman Manukyan
20 Armenia FW Akhmed Jindoyan
No. Position Player
21 Armenia MF Henrik Melkonyan
22 Armenia DF Artashes Arakelyan (captain)
55 Armenia GK Vladimir Allahverdyan
90 Armenia GK Tigran Vopanyan
Armenia GK Boris Khachikyan
Armenia MF Zaven Hayrapetyan
Armenia MF Liparit Dashtoyan
Armenia MF Vardges Adamyan
Armenia FW Khachatur Erzrumyan
Armenia DF Vahram Dermishyan
Armenia DF Khachatur Topalyan
Armenia MF Aram Hovsepyan
Armenia MF Hakob Loretsyan


Technical staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach Armenia Abraham Khashmanyan
Assistant Coach Armenia Armen Adamyan
Assistant Coach Armenia Albert Safaryan
Goalkeepers Coach Armenia Armen Kirakosyan
Doctor Armenia Vagharshak Hovhannisyan
Physiotherapeutist Armenia Karen Adamyan
Masseur Armenia Mayis Gevorgyan
Masseur Armenia Harutyun Zakaryan
Kit Manager Armenia Andranik Nalbandyan
Alashkert-2 Coach Armenia Sergey Erzrumyan


Position Name
Owner/President Armenia Bagrat Navoyan
Executive Director Armenia Liparit Navoyan
Technical Director Armenia Kim Arakelyan
Press Secretary Armenia Samvel Sukiasyan
Secretary Armenia Gevorg Marikyan
Administrator Armenia Rafael Nadaryan

Managerial history[edit]

Managers of FC Alashkert since the club revived in late 2011:


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