FC Alashkert

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Football Club Alashkert
Logo of FC Alashkert.png
Full name Professional Football Club Alashkert
Nickname(s) The Yellows
Founded 1990
Ground Alashkert Stadium
Capacity 6,850
Owner Bagrat Navoyan
President Bagrat Navoyan
Manager Varuzhan Sukiasyan
League Armenian Premier League
2017–18 1st
Website Club 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]

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]

History[edit]

The club logo between 1990 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.

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 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.[4][5]

Domestic history[edit]

League records of Alashkert FC:[6]

Season League National Cup Top goalscorer Manager
Div. 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
1993-1997 No Participation
1998 Armenian First League 6 24 9 8 7 30 25 30 Preliminary round
1999 10 - - - - - - - First round
2000-2011 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
16
2016–17 1 30 19 7 4 59 26 64 Quarter-final Armenia Mihran Manasyan
Armenia Artak Yedigaryan
13
2017–18 1 30 14 8 8 44 31 50 Finalist Armenia Artak Yedigaryan 13 Armenia Abraham Khashmanyan
Armenia Varuzhan Sukiasyan

European record[edit]

As of August 16, 2018

Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Champions League 10 2 4 4 8 14 –6
UEFA Europa League 8 3 1 4 5 13 –8
Total 16 5 5 6 13 20 –7
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

Stadiums[edit]

Alashkert logo at the entrance to 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.[7]

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.

Honours[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 3 September 2018 [8]

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 Brazil MF Gustavo Marmentini (loan from Atlético Paranaense-B)
3 Armenia DF Taron Voskanyan
4 Serbia DF Mladen Zeljković
5 Serbia DF Danijel Stojković
6 Serbia DF Goran Antonić
7 Armenia DF Levon Hayrapetyan (vice-captain)
8 Armenia DF Gagik Daghbashyan (third captain)
9 Armenia MF Artak Dashyan
10 Armenia FW Edgar Manucharyan
11 Armenia MF Ghukas Poghosyan
No. Position Player
13 Serbia MF Danilo Sekulić (loan from Debrecen)
14 Armenia MF Artem Simonyan
15 Serbia FW Uroš Nenadović
17 Armenia DF Artak Yedigaryan
18 Brazil FW Jefferson
19 United States FW César Romero
20 Armenia MF Artur Yedigaryan (captain)
21 Armenia MF Artak Grigoryan
22 Armenia MF Hrayr Mkoyan
55 Serbia GK Ognjen Čančarević

Alashkert-2[edit]

Alashkert-2
Logo of FC Alashkert.png
Founded 2013; 5 years ago (2013)
Ground Alashkert Stadium, Yerevan
Capacity 6,850
Owner Bagratour LLC
President Bagrat Navoyan
Manager Sergey Erzrumyan
League Armenian First League
2016–17 6th
Website Club 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 7 August 2017

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

No. Position Player
2 Armenia DF Revik Yeghiazaryan
3 Armenia DF Ruben Grigoryan
5 Armenia DF Ishkhan Manukyan
7 Armenia MF Norayr Simonyan
8 Armenia MF Oskar Nikoghosyan
9 Armenia MF Nairi Minasyan
10 Armenia MF Benik Hovhannisyan *
11 Armenia MF Liparit Dashtoyan
13 Armenia FW Hakob Hakobkokhyan
14 Armenia MF Nelson Harutyunyan
15 Armenia DF Gorik Khachatryan
16 Armenia MF Zaven Hayrapetyan
17 Armenia DF Alen Hambardzumyan
18 Armenia MF Vardan Babakhanyan
19 Armenia DF Arman Manukyan
20 Armenia FW Akhmed Jindoyan
22 Armenia DF Artashes Arakelyan (captain)
55 Armenia GK Vladimir Allahverdyan
90 Armenia GK Tigran Vopanyan
No. Position Player
Armenia GK Boris Khachikyan
Armenia GK Karen Manukyan
Armenia DF Mikayel Khashmanyan
Armenia DF Vahram Dermishyan
Armenia DF Khachatur Topalyan
Armenia MF Aram Hovsepyan
Armenia MF Hakob Loretsyan
Armenia MF Mher Sahakyan (vice-captain)
Armenia FW Virab Tokhyan
Armenia MF Artur Sahakyan
Armenia MF Vahe Vardanyan
Armenia MF Erik Isahakyan
Armenia MF Vladimir Ulukhanyan
Armenia MF Norayr Simonyan
Armenia MF Hovhannes Veranyan
Armenia MF Albert Zohrabyan
Armenia MF Zori Sargsyan
Armenia FW Khachatur Erzrumyan

Personnel[edit]

Technical staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach Armenia Varuzhan Sukiasyan
Assistant Coach Armenia Arkadi Chilingaryan
Assistant Coach Armenia Ashot Grigoryan
Goalkeepers Coach Armenia Armen Kirakosyan
Fitness Coach Armenia Armen Tonoyan
Doctor Armenia Vagharshak Hovhannisyan
Masseur Armenia Karen Adamyan
Masseur Armenia Mayis Gevorgyan
Masseur Armenia Harutyun Zakaryan
Kit Manager Armenia Andranik Nalbandyan
Alashkert-2 Coach Armenia Sergey Erzrumyan

Management[edit]

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

Managerial history[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]