FC Alashkert

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Alashkert
Ալաշկերտ
Logo of FC Alashkert.png
Full nameFootball Club Alashkert
Nickname(s)The Yellows
Founded1990
GroundAlashkert Stadium
Capacity6,850
OwnerBagrat Navoyan
PresidentBagrat Navoyan
ManagerYegishe Melikyan
LeagueArmenian Premier League
2019–203rd
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]

History[edit]

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 Europe 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
1993–97
No Participation
1998 Armenian First League 6 24 9 8 7 30 25 30 Preliminary round
1999 10 First round
2000–11
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 UEL 2Q Armenia Mihran Manasyan
Brazil Héber
16
2016–17 1 30 19 7 4 59 26 64 Quarter-final UCL 2Q Armenia Mihran Manasyan
Armenia Artak Yedigaryan
13
2017–18 1 30 14 8 8 44 31 50 Runners Up UCL 2Q Armenia Artak Yedigaryan 13 Armenia Abraham Khashmanyan
Armenia Varuzhan Sukiasyan
2018–19 4 32 15 6 11 37 27 51 Winner UEL 3Q Serbia Uroš Nenadović 6 Armenia Varuzhan Sukiasyan
Armenia Aram Voskanyan
Armenia Abraham Khashmanyan
2019–20 3 28 14 5 9 51 31 47 Quarter-final UEL 2Q Bosnia and Herzegovina Aleksandar Glišić 11 Armenia Abraham Khashmanyan
Armenia Armen Adamyan (Caretaker)
Armenia Yegishe Melikyan

European[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.[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 27 August 2020

Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Champions League 10 2 4 4 8 14 –6
UEFA Europa League 13 6 1 6 14 20 –6
Total 23 8 5 10 22 34 –12
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
2020–21 UEFA Europa League 1Q North Macedonia Renova 0−1 N/A N/A Symbol delete vote.svg

Stadiums[edit]

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.

Honours[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 24 January, 2021[9]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Armenia ARM Tigran Vopanyan
2 DF Brazil BRA Tiago Cametá
3 DF Armenia ARM Taron Voskanyan
5 MF Armenia ARM Arman Sargsyan
7 MF Namibia NAM Wangu Gome
8 DF Armenia ARM Gagik Daghbashyan
9 MF Armenia ARM Rumyan Hovsepyan
10 FW Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH Aleksandar Glišić
15 DF Brazil BRA Bryan
16 DF Serbia SRB Marko Tomić
19 MF Senegal SEN Pape Abdou Camara
20 MF Brazil BRA Tiago Galvão
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 MF Armenia ARM Artak Grigoryan
22 GK Serbia SRB Ognjen Čančarević
33 DF Ukraine UKR Ihor Honchar
77 FW Armenia ARM Grigor Aghekyan
88 MF Nigeria NGA Sunday Ingbede
94 DF Armenia ARM Vahe Torosyan
96 MF Armenia ARM Erik Soghomonyan
97 MF Russia RUS David Davidyan
98 MF Armenia ARM Hayk Galstyan
99 FW Russia RUS Nikita Tankov
- GK Armenia ARM David Yurchenko

Alashkert-2[edit]

Alashkert-2
Logo of FC Alashkert.png
Founded2013; 8 years ago (2013)
GroundAlashkert Stadium, Yerevan
Capacity6,850
OwnerBagratour LLC
PresidentBagrat Navoyan
ManagerSergey Erzrumyan
LeagueArmenian First League
2016–176th
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. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Armenia ARM Mikhayel Gabrielov
2 DF Armenia ARM Revik Yeghiazaryan
3 DF Armenia ARM Ruben Grigoryan
4 DF Armenia ARM Narek Kocharyan
5 DF Armenia ARM Ishkhan Manukyan
6 DF Armenia ARM Gorik Khachatryan
7 MF Armenia ARM Norayr Simonyan
9 MF Armenia ARM Nairi Minasyan
10 MF Armenia ARM Mher Sahakyan (vice-captain)
13 FW Armenia ARM Hakob Hakobkokhyan
16 MF Armenia ARM Nelson Harutyunyan
17 DF Armenia ARM Alen Hambardzumyan
19 DF Armenia ARM Arman Manukyan
20 FW Armenia ARM Akhmed Jindoyan
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 MF Armenia ARM Henrik Melkonyan
22 DF Armenia ARM Artashes Arakelyan (captain)
55 GK Armenia ARM Vladimir Allahverdyan
90 GK Armenia ARM Tigran Vopanyan
GK Armenia ARM Boris Khachikyan
MF Armenia ARM Zaven Hayrapetyan
MF Armenia ARM Liparit Dashtoyan
MF Armenia ARM Vardges Adamyan
FW Armenia ARM Khachatur Erzrumyan
DF Armenia ARM Vahram Dermishyan
DF Armenia ARM Khachatur Topalyan
MF Armenia ARM Aram Hovsepyan
MF Armenia ARM Hakob Loretsyan

Personnel[edit]

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

Management[edit]

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:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clubs". www.ffa.am.
  2. ^ LLC, Helix Consulting. "Ալաշկերտը կհամագործակցի բրազիլական Բոտաֆոգո ակումբի հետ - Սպորտային լուրեր". www.armsport.am.
  3. ^ "Բարձրագույն խու՛մբ, մենք գալիս ենք. TF-ը հյուրընկալվել էր "Ալաշկերտի" կողմից".
  4. ^ RSSSF Armenia (and subpages per year)
  5. ^ "Ալաշկերտը և բրազիլական Բոտաֆոգոն պաշտոնապես համաձայնության եկան". fcalashkert.am (in Armenian). FC Alashkert. 16 December 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Ալաշկերտը և բրազիլական Ֆլումինենսեն դարձան գործընկեր-ակումբներ". fcalashkert.am (in Armenian). FC Alashkert. 18 December 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Պաշտոնական հայտարարություն". fcalashkert.am (in Armenian). FC Alashkert. 21 September 2018. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Ակումբներ". www.ffa.am.
  9. ^ "Հիմնական կազմ". fcalashkert.am/ (in Armenian). FC Alashkert. Retrieved 26 February 2019.

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