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Shirak
FC Shirak logo.svg
Full nameShirak Sports Club
Nickname(s)Սև Հովազներ Sev Hovazner (Black Panthers)
Founded1958; 61 years ago (1958)
GroundGyumri City Stadium,
Gyumri
Capacity2,844
OwnerArman Sahakyan
PresidentArman Sahakyan
ManagerVardan Bichakhchyan
LeagueArmenian Premier League
2018–197th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Shirak Sports Club (Armenian: Շիրակ Մարզական Ակումբ), commonly known as Shirak, is an Armenian football club from the city of Gyumri, Shirak Province. Founded in 1958, the home venue of the club is the Gyumri City Stadium.[1]

Shirak is one of the oldest football clubs in Armenia and is the only team that participated in all seasons of the Armenian Premier League. They became champions of the Armenian Premier League in 1992, 1994, 1999 and 2012–2013 and lifted the Armenian Cup during the 2011–12 season. They also won the Armenian Super Cup in 1996, 1999, 2003 and 2013.

Since 2010, the owner of Shirak SC is Arman Sahakyan, an Armenian businessman and a member of National Assembly of Armenia.[2] The club headquarters are located on Andranik Ozanyan street 6, Gyumri.[3]

History[edit]

Shirak were founded in 1958 in the city of Gyumri in the Armenian SSR. During the 1970s, the club played under the name Olympia. They never played in the Soviet First League.

Shirak are one of the oldest football clubs in Armenia and has produced many talented players who have represented the Armenian national team, with Artur Petrosyan and Harutyun Vardanyan being the most notable players.

The club is the second most titled team in the country, having won four championships, one cup title and four super-cups. The club had struggled financially between 2005 and 2010.

In 2010, the club was taken by Arman Sahakyan, a businessman native of Gyumri and member of the Armenian Parliament.[4] In 2012 Shirak won the Armenian Cup for the first time in their history.

The team participated in three different European cups: the Champions League, the UEFA Cup and the Intertoto Cup. In 2012–13, Shirak played in the UEFA Europa League and advanced to the second round with a 2–1 aggregate victory over FK Rudar Pljevlja.

In May 2018, Shirak were deducted 12 points by the Football Federation of Armenia due to sporting director Ararat Harutyunyan allegedly offering Edward Kpodo of FC Banants a bride to fix their upcoming match.[5]

Domestic history since 1992[edit]

Season League National Cup Top goalscorer Manager
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
1992 Armenian Premier League 1st 22 17 3 2 58 14 37 Semi-final Armenia Andranik Adamyan
1993 2nd 28 24 1 3 101 20 49 Runner-up
1994 1st 28 24 4 0 83 19 52 Runner-up
1995 1st 10 7 3 0 23 6 24 Semi-final
1995-96 2nd 22 16 3 3 67 23 51 Semi-final
1996-97 4th 22 15 2 5 57 11 47 Quarter-final
1997 2nd 18 12 5 1 46 8 41 Not held
1998 2nd 26 19 4 3 72 25 61 Quarter-final
1999 1st 32 23 4 5 93 29 73 Runner-up
2000 3rd 28 17 7 4 64 21 58 Quarter-final
2001 4th 22 14 5 3 52 19 47 Semi-final
2002 2nd 22 16 3 3 49 15 51 Quarter-final
2003 3rd 28 17 2 9 63 34 53 Semi-final
2004 8th 28 4 9 15 27 49 21 Semi-final
2005 8th 18 3 3 12 19 36 12 Quarter-final Armenia Zhora Barseghyan
2006 7th 28 4 7 17 21 64 19 Quarter-final
2007 6th 28 9 7 12 27 37 34 Quarter-final Armenia Artyom Bernetsyan 7
2008 7th 28 5 4 19 15 40 19 Quarter-final
2009 6th 28 5 8 15 24 55 23 Quarter-final Armenia Andranik Barikyan 8
2010 8th 28 2 4 22 22 68 10 Quarter-final Armenia Mkrtich Nalbandyan 9 Armenia Vardan Bichakhchyan
2011 7th 28 6 7 15 27 42 25 Runner-up Armenia Andranik Barikyan 10 Armenia Samvel Petrosyan
2011-12 Only Cup competition was held Winner Armenia Vardan Bichakhchyan
2012–13 1st 42 26 10 6 70 38 88 Runner-up Senegal Yoro Lamine Ly 18
2013–14 2nd 28 13 8 7 48 31 47 Quarter-final Ivory Coast Serges Déblé 15
2014–15 3rd 28 14 7 7 51 32 49 Quarter-final Ivory Coast Jean-Jacques Bougouhi 21
2015–16 2nd 28 15 7 6 41 27 52 Quarter-final Ivory Coast Konan Odilon Kouakou 6
2016–17 3rd 30 16 5 9 31 24 53 Winner Armenia Viulen Ayvazyan 8
2017–18 4th 30 14 8 8 37 31 38 Semi-final Ivory Coast Moussa Paul Bakayoko 7
2018–19 7th 32 7 15 10 26 30 36 First round Two Players 4
2019–20

European[edit]

As of match played 6 July 2017
Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Champions League 6 1 3 2 6 5 +1
UEFA Cup & UEFA Europa League 28 4 5 19 15 50 –35
UEFA Intertoto Cup 4 1 1 2 7 10 –3
Total 38 6 9 23 28 65 –37
Season Competition Round Club 1st Leg 2nd Leg Aggregate
1995–96 UEFA Cup PR Poland Zagłębie Lubin 0–0 0–1 0–1
1996–97 UEFA Cup PR Cyprus Anorthosis Famagusta 0–4 2–2 2–6
1998–99 UEFA Cup 1Q Sweden Malmö 0–2 0–5 0–7
1999–00 UEFA Cup 1Q Finland HJK Helsinki 0–2 1–0 1–2
2000–01 UEFA Champions League 1Q Belarus BATE Borisov 1–1 1–2 2–3
2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Hungary Tatabánya 3–2 1–3 4–5
2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Portugal Santa Clara 0–2 3–3 3–5
2003–04 UEFA Cup QR Denmark Nordsjælland Farum 0–4 0–2 0–6
2004–05 UEFA Cup 1Q Moldova Tiraspol 1–2 0–2 1–4
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 1Q Montenegro Rudar Pljevlja 1–0 1–1 2–1
2Q Israel Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv 0–2 0–1 0–3
2013–14 UEFA Champions League 1Q San Marino Tre Penne 3–0 0–1 3–1
2Q Serbia Partizan Belgrade 1–1 0–0 1–1
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy 1–2 0–4 1–6
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q Bosnia and Herzegovina HŠK Zrinjski Mostar 2–0 1–2 3–2
2Q Sweden AIK Fotboll 0–2 0–2 0–4
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 1Q Georgia (country) Dila Gori 0–1 1–0 (aet) 1–1 (4–1 p)
2Q Slovakia Spartak Trnava 1–1 0–2 1–3
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1Q Slovenia Gorica 0–2 2–2 2–4
  • Home results are noted in bold

Stadium[edit]

Gyumri City Stadium

The Gyumri City Stadium is the home ground of Shirak since its foundation. Opened in 1924, Gyumri City Stadium is the oldest football venue in the modern history of Armenia.

The venue was reconstructed in 1999 and turned into an all-seater stadium. The total capacity of the stadium became 2,844 seats (1,413 at the western stand and 1,431 at the eastern stand).

The stadium hosted the 2011–12 Armenian Cup final match when Shirak defeated Impulse to win the title for the first time in their history.

Fans[edit]

The most active group of fans is the Black Panthers fan club, inspired by the panther of the ancient Armenian royal Bagratuni dynasty, featured on the logo of the club.

Football kits[edit]

since 2014
2011–2013
2010
until 2009
1999

Honours[edit]

Armenian Premier League[6]

Armenian Cup[7]

Armenian Super Cup

Squad[edit]

As of 3 August 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 Sokrat Hovhannisyan
2 Armenia DF Vardan Shakhbazyan
3 Armenia DF Artur Amiryan
4 Armenia DF Artyom Mikaelyan
5 Armenia DF Hakob Vardanyan
6 Serbia DF Marko Prljević
7 Armenia MF Arman Aslanyan (vice-captain)
8 Armenia DF Zhirayr Margaryan
9 Armenia FW Aram Muradyan
10 Armenia MF Edgar Malakyan
11 Nigeria MF Solomon Udo
17 Armenia FW Arlen Tsaturyan
No. Position Player
18 Armenia MF Rafik Misakyan
19 Armenia MF Karen Muradyan
20 Armenia MF Rudik Mkrtchyan
21 Russia FW Artyom Gevorkyan
22 Armenia MF Hrayr Mkoyan
23 Serbia DF Bogdan Miličić
25 Armenia DF Aghvan Davoyan (captain)
43 Armenia MF Artush Mirzakhanyan
45 Russia GK Vsevolod Yermakov
88 Ivory Coast MF Moussa Paul Bakayoko
98 Ivory Coast FW Mory Kone

Shirak-2[edit]

FC Shirak's reserve squad play as Shirak-2 in the Armenian First League. They also play their home games at the Gyumri City Stadium.

Personnel[edit]

Technical staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach Armenia Vardan Bichakhchyan
First Assistant Coach Armenia Felix Khojoyan
Assistant Coach Armenia Hovhannes Tahmazyan
Goalkeepers Coach Armenia Atur Hovhannisyan
Team Manager Armenia Ararat Harutyunyan
Masseur Armenia Armen Sukiasyan
Translator Armenia Harutyun Harutyunyan
Shirak-2 Coach Armenia Tigran Davtyan

Management[edit]

Position Name
President Armenia Arman Sahakyan
Sporting Director Armenia Andranik Adamyan
Technical Director Armenia Georgi Maatevosyan
Press Secretary Armenia Arman Maloyan
Administrator Armenia Suren Simonyan

Managerial history[edit]

Other sports[edit]

On 8 September 2017, prior to the beginning of the 2017-18 Armenian Futsal Premier League season, Shirak Sports Club took over the Gyumri Futsal club who are a founding member of the domestic futsal championship in Armenia since its inaugural season in 1998. As a result, the futsal team was re-branded as Shirak SC Futsal.[8]

On 19 September 2017, Shirak announced the creation of a basketball team that would compete in the new Armenia Basketball League A.[9]

See also[edit]

The Invincibles (football)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shirak SC history". fcshirak.am. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Bank VTB (Armenia) to sponsor Shirak football club". ARKA News Agency. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Clubs". www.ffa.am. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  4. ^ "National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia - Official Web Site - parliament.am". www.parliament.am. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  5. ^ "ՀՖՖ կարգապահական կոմիտեի 05.05.2018թ. որոշման կիրառման պարզաբանումը". ffa.am (in Armenian). Football Federation of Armenia. 19 May 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  6. ^ RSSSF Armenia (and subpages per year)
  7. ^ "FC Shirak achievements". fcshirak.am. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Գյումրիի «Շիրակ»-ը հայտարարել է ֆուտզալի թիմ հիմնելու մասին". Sportal.Am. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  9. ^ "We continue to extend our Sport family!". FC Shirak at Instagram. 19 September 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.

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