FC Gandzasar Kapan

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Gandzasar Kapan
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Full name Football Club Gandzasar Kapan
Nickname(s) Արջեր Arjér (The Bears)
Founded 2004; 13 years ago (2004)
Ground Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium,
Yerevan
Ground Capacity 14,403
Owner «Zangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine» CJSC
Executive Director Armenia Garnik Aghababian
Manager Armenia Karen Barseghyan
League Armenian Premier League
2016–17 2nd

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.[1] 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.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 2004 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.

As of 2014, Gandzasar Kapan play in the Armenian Premier League, the top division in Armenian football. The home ground of team is the Gandzasar Stadium.

The club also runs a reserve team known as Gandzasar Kapan-2, participating in the First Division.

Domestic history[edit]

Season League Armenian Cup Top goalscorer Manager
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
2006 1st 5th 28 7 3 18 28 60 24 Quarter-final Artur Kocharyan 15 Vladimir Petrosyan
Albert Sarkisyan
2007 1st 5th 28 11 6 11 35 31 39 First Round Artur Kocharyan 8 Souren Barseghyan
Abraham Khashmanyan
Samvel Petrosyan
2008 1st 3rd 28 13 8 7 39 27 47 Quarter-final Alexander Petrosyan 9 Samvel Petrosyan
2009 1st 5th 28 12 2 14 32 47 38 Quarter-final Arsen Avetisyan 14 Samvel Petrosyan
Avetik Sargsyan
Slava Gabrielyan
2010 1st 6th 28 8 3 17 24 45 27 Quarter-final Artur Kocharyan 8 Slava Gabrielyan
Albert Sarkisyan
2011 1st 3rd 28 12 10 6 31 16 46 Quarter-final,
Quarter-final
Arsen Avetisyan 5 Abraham Khashmanyan
2012–13 1st 3rd 42 18 13 11 48 37 67 Semi-final Diego Lomba 9 Abraham Khashmanyan
Avetik Sargsyan
Samvel Sargsyan
Sevada Arzumanyan
2013–14 1st 5th 28 8 11 9 36 31 35 Runner-Up Narek Beglaryan 8 Sevada Arzumanyan
Stepan Baghdasaryan
Serhiy Puchkov
2014–15 1st 7th 28 7 8 13 31 44 29 Quarter-final Gegham Harutyunyan
Vasil Palagnyuk
6 Serhiy Puchkov
Samvel Petrosyan
2015–16 1st 4th 28 11 12 5 35 27 45 Semi-final Gegham Harutyunyan
Narek Beglaryan
Atsamaz Burayev
5 Samvel Petrosyan
Ashot Barseghyan
2016–17 1st 2nd 30 17 6 7 38 24 57 Semi-final Gegham Harutyunyan 12 Ashot Barseghyan

European History[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 2Q Netherlands NAC Breda 0–2 0–6 0–8 Symbol delete vote.svg
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 1Q Faroe Islands EB/Streymur 2–0 1–3 3–3 Symbol confirmed.svg
2Q Switzerland Servette 1–3 0–2 1–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1Q Kazakhstan Aktobe 1–2 1–2 2–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1Q Montenegro Mladost Podgorica 0–3 0–1 0–4 Symbol delete vote.svg

Stadium[edit]

Gandzasar Stadium, the home of Gandzasar

The club play their home games at the Gandzasar Stadium, also known as Kapan City Stadium, which has a capacity of 3,500.

In the beginning of 2017 the team temporarily moved to the Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium in Yerevan due to renovation works at the Gandzasar Stadium.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 20 October 2017

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 Gor Martirosyan
2 Haiti DF Alex Junior Christian
3 Armenia MF Alen Karapetyan *
4 Russia DF Aleksandr Yakovtsev
5 Armenia MF Davit Markosyan
6 Colombia MF Wbeymar
7 Armenia MF Rafael Ghazaryan
8 Armenia MF Sargis Shahinyan
9 Armenia FW Gevorg Nranyan
11 Zambia MF Lubambo Musonda
12 Armenia GK Grigor Meliksetyan
13 Serbia DF Damir Memović
16 Armenia DF Gegham Simonyan *
17 Armenia DF Ashot Karapetyan
No. Position Player
18 Armenia DF Hayk Ishkhanyan (vice-captain)
19 Armenia DF Vaspurak Minasyan
20 Armenia MF Artur Yuspashyan
21 Armenia MF Valter Poghosyan
22 Armenia FW Gegham Harutyunyan
23 Armenia DF Ara Khachatryan (captain)
28 Armenia FW Areg Azatyan *
30 Republic of Macedonia GK Filip Ilikj
31 Russia MF Artur Adamyan
33 Serbia MF Stevan Živković
77 Armenia GK Gevorg Kasparov
88 Russia DF Dmitri Yashin
90 Ghana FW Abudllah Baba

"*"plays also for the reserves squad

Gandzasar Kapan-2[edit]

Gandzasar Kapan-2
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Founded 2006; 11 years ago (2006)
Ground Gandzasar Kapan Training Centre,
Kapan
Owner «Zangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine» CJSC
Executive Director Armenia Garnik Aghababian
Manager Armenia Ashot Manucharyan
League Armenian First League
2016–17 4th

FC Gandzasar Kapan's reserve squad play as Gandzasar Kapan-2 in the Armenian First League. They play their home games at the training field with artificial turf of the Gandzasar Kapan Training Centre.

Current squad[edit]

As of 20 October 2017

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 Gor Martirosyan *
12 Armenia GK Davit Altunyan
2 Armenia DF Vardan Khachatryan
3 Armenia DF Patvakan Mahtesyan
4 Armenia DF Alen Stepanyan **
5 Armenia DF Sevak Manucharyan
8 Armenia MF Davit Mayilyan **
9 Armenia FW Yura Arakelyan **
10 Armenia MF Tigran Ivanyan (captain)
13 Armenia DF Alen Karapetyan *
18 Armenia MF Lernik Avetisyan **
21 Armenia DF Tiran Petrosyan **
22 Armenia FW Artur Karapetyan
No. Position Player
35 Armenia FW Areg Azatyan *
89 Armenia DF Gegham Simonyan *
Armenia MF Suren Arakelyan
Armenia MF Roman Hakhverdyan
Armenia MF Artur Badalyan
Armenia FW Vakhtang Grigoryan **
Armenia DF Armen Kharburtyan
Armenia DF Gagik Khachatryan
Armenia DF Serzh Grigoryan **
Armenia MF Harutyun Arakelyan
Armenia MF Gor Yepremyan

"*"plays also for the main squad

"**"plays also for the young squad

Personnel[edit]

Management[edit]

Position Name
Executive Director Armenia Garnik Aghababian
Sportive Vice-Director Armenia Ashot Barseghyan
Sportive Director Armenia Sargis Asoyan
General Manager Armenia Ashot Martirosyan
Team Manager Armenia Garik Karapoghosyan
Press Secretary Armenia Davit Martirosyan

Technical staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach Armenia Karen Barseghyan
Assistant Coach Armenia Samvel Nikolyan
Assistant Coach Armenia Armen Petrosyan
Goalkeepers Coach Armenia Artur Avagyan
Coach Analyst Armenia Ghazar Hakobjanyan
Doctor Armenia Ara Aramyan
Masseur Armenia Tigran Mansuryan
Administrator Armenia Vahan Zalyan
Administrator Armenia Arsen Ayvazyan
Gandzasar Kapan-2 Coach Armenia Ashot Manucharyan

Managerial history[edit]

References[edit]

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