FC Gandzasar Kapan

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Gandzasar Kapan
Gandzasar FC Logo 2009.png
Full nameFootball Club Gandzasar Kapan
Nickname(s)Արջեր Arjér (The Bears)
Founded2004; 14 years ago (2004)
GroundFootball Academy Stadium,
OwnerZangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine CJSC
Executive DirectorGarnik Aghababian
ManagerAshot Barseghyan
LeagueArmenian 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.[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.


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 Pld W D L GS GA Pts Name League
2006 1st 5th 28 7 3 18 28 60 24 Quarter-final Armenia Artur Kocharyan 15 Armenia Vladimir Petrosyan
Armenia Albert Sarkisyan
2007 1st 5th 28 11 6 11 35 31 39 First round Armenia Artur Kocharyan 8 Armenia Souren Barseghyan
Armenia Abraham Khashmanyan
Armenia Samvel Petrosyan
2008 1st 3rd 28 13 8 7 39 27 47 Quarter-final Armenia Alexander Petrosyan 9 Armenia Samvel Petrosyan
2009 1st 5th 28 12 2 14 32 47 38 Quarter-final Armenia Arsen Avetisyan 14 Armenia Samvel Petrosyan
Armenia Avetik Sargsyan
Republic of Artsakh Slava Gabrielyan
2010 1st 6th 28 8 3 17 24 45 27 Quarter-final Armenia Artur Kocharyan 8 Republic of Artsakh Slava Gabrielyan
Armenia Albert Sarkisyan
2011 1st 3rd 28 12 10 6 31 16 46 Quarter-final
Armenia Arsen Avetisyan 5 Armenia Abraham Khashmanyan
2012–13 1st 3rd 42 18 13 11 48 37 67 Semi-final Brazil Dhiego Lomba Farias 9 Armenia Abraham Khashmanyan
Armenia Avetik Sargsyan
Armenia Samvel Sargsyan
Armenia Sevada Arzumanyan
2013–14 1st 5th 28 8 11 9 36 31 35 Runner-up Armenia Narek Beglaryan 8 Armenia Sevada Arzumanyan
Armenia Stepan Baghdasaryan
Ukraine Serhiy Puchkov
2014–15 1st 7th 28 7 8 13 31 44 29 Quarter-final Armenia Gegham Harutyunyan
Ukraine Vasil Palagnyuk
6 Ukraine Serhiy Puchkov
Armenia Samvel Petrosyan
2015–16 1st 4th 28 11 12 5 35 27 45 Semi-final Armenia Gegham Harutyunyan
Armenia Narek Beglaryan
Russia Atsamaz Burayev
5 Armenia Samvel Petrosyan
Armenia Ashot Barseghyan
2016–17 1st 2nd 30 17 6 7 38 24 57 Semi-final Armenia Gegham Harutyunyan 12 Armenia Ashot Barseghyan
2017–18 1st 3rd 30 11 10 9 43 34 43 Winner Armenia Gegham Harutyunyan 12 Armenia Karen Barseghyan
Armenia 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 (a) 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
2018–19 UEFA Europa League 1Q Poland Lech Poznań 2–1 0–2 2–3 Symbol delete vote.svg


Armenian Premier League[2]

Armenian Cup[3]


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. It is situated at the centre of the town of Kapan, on the left bank of Voghji River.

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

Youth academy[edit]

Gandzasar Kapan run their own youth training academy in the town of Kapan since its inauguration in May 2013. Being home to natural-grass as well as artificial-turf training pitches, the centre occupies an area of 35,000 m².

In addition to Kapan, the club also runs a football school in the Shengavit District of the capital Yerevan.


Current squad[edit]

As of 22 September, 2018

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 Gevorg Kasparov
2 Haiti DF Alex Junior Christian
3 Armenia MF Alen Karapetyan *
6 Colombia MF Wbeymar
7 Armenia FW Vardan Poghosyan
8 Armenia MF Narek Aslanyan
9 Armenia FW Gevorg Nranyan
10 Armenia MF Gevorg Ohanyan
11 Zambia MF Lubambo Musonda
12 Armenia GK Grigor Meliksetyan
14 Armenia MF Suren Arakelyan
No. Position Player
17 Armenia DF Ashot Karapetyan
18 Armenia DF Hayk Ishkhanyan (captain)
19 Armenia DF Vaspurak Minasyan
20 Armenia MF Artur Yuspashyan
21 Armenia MF Martin Grigoryan
29 Armenia DF Tigran Ivanyan
70 Lebanon MF Mohammad Markabawi
77 Armenia MF Davit Minasyan
Armenia FW Mihran Manasyan
20 Ivory Coast FW Drissa Diarrassouba
24 Guinea-Bissau DF Bacar Baldé

"*"plays also for the reserves squad

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
22 Armenia FW Gegham Harutyunyan (at Shakhter Karagandy)

Gandzasar Kapan-2[edit]

Gandzasar Kapan-2
Gandzasar FC Logo 2009.png
Founded2006; 12 years ago (2006)
GroundGandzasar Kapan Training Centre,
OwnerZangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine CJSC
Executive DirectorGarnik Aghababian
ManagerAshot Manucharyan
LeagueArmenian First League

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
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)
12 Armenia GK Davit Altunyan
13 Armenia DF Alen Karapetyan *
18 Armenia MF Lernik Avetisyan
21 Armenia DF Tiran Petrosyan
22 Armenia FW Artur Karapetyan
No. Position Player
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
Armenia MF Davit Markosyan

"*"plays also for the main squad



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]


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