FC Gandzasar Kapan
|Full name||Football Club Gandzasar Kapan|
|Nickname(s)||Արջեր Arjér (The Bears)|
|Owner||«Zangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine» CJSC|
|League||Armenian Premier League|
Football Club Gandzasar Kapan (Armenian: Ֆուտբոլային Ակումբ Գանձասար Կապան), commonly known as Gandzasar, is an Armenian football club based in the town of Kapan, Syunik Province. Translated from the Armenian, "Gandz-a-sar" simply means "Treasure Mountain". The club headquarters are located on Shinararner street 1, Kapan. The Gandzasar Kapan Training Centre is located at the outskirts of Kapan.
The club is under the ownership of «Zangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine» Closed Joint-Stock Company since 25 February 2015.
The club was founded in 2002 and made their debut in the Armenian football league system in the 2004 Armenian First League competition. They spent 2 years playing in the Armenian First League before getting promoted to the Armenian Premier League for the 2006 season.
The club also runs a reserve team known as Gandzasar Kapan-2, participating in the First Division.
- Runner-up (1) – 2013–14
European Cup History
|Season||Competition||Round||Club||1st leg||2nd leg||Aggregate|
|2009–10||UEFA Europa League||2Q||NAC Breda||0–6||0–2||0–8|
|2012–13||UEFA Europa League||1Q||EB/Streymur||1–3||2–0||3–3|
|2013–14||UEFA Europa League||1Q||FC Aktobe||1–2||1–2||2–4|
- Home results are noted in bold
As of 27 January 2016 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
FC Gandzasar Kapan-2 (reserves)
FC Gandzasar Kapan's reserve squad play as FC Gandzasar Kapan-2 in the Armenian First League. They also play their home games at the Gandzasar Stadium.
- As of 1 August 2015
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Manager: Ashot Manucharyan
- Albert Sarkisyan (Feb 1, 2006 – Dec 1, 2006)
- Souren Barseghyan (2007)
- Abraham Khashmanyan (2007)
- Samvel Petrosyan (2007–09)
- Slava Gabrielyan (Jul 1, 2009–10)
- Albert Sarkisyan (Apr 20, 2010 – Dec 20, 2010)
- Abraham Khashmanyan (2010–12)
- Samvel Sargsyan (May 24, 2012 – Sept 12)
- Sevada Arzumanyan (Sept 8, 2012 – Apr 14, 2014)
- Serhiy Puchkov (Apr 30, 2014 – Dec 2, 2014)
- Ashot Barseghyan (Mar 11, 2015–present)