FC Gandzasar Kapan

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Gandzasar Kapan
Full name Football Club Gandzasar Kapan
Nickname(s) Արջեր Arjér (The Bears)
Founded 2002; 14 years ago (2002)
Ground Gandzasar Stadium,
Ground Capacity 3,500
Owner «Zangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine» CJSC
Chairman Vahe Hakobyan
Manager Ashot Barseghyan
League Armenian Premier League
2015–16 4th

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 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.

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 14 A.Sarkisyan
2007 1st 5th 28 11 6 11 35 31 39 First Round Artur Kocharyan 8 S.Barseghyan
2008 1st 3rd 28 13 8 7 39 27 47 Quarter-final Alexander Petrosyan 9 S.Petrosyan
2009 1st 5th 28 12 2 14 32 47 38 Quarter-final Arsen Avetisyan 14 S.Petrosyan
2010 1st 6th 28 8 3 17 24 45 27 Quarter-final Artur Kocharyan 8 S.Gabrielyan
2011 1st 2nd 28 12 10 6 31 16 46 Quarter-final,
2012–13 1st 3rd 42 18 13 11 48 37 67 Semi-final Diego Lomba 9 A.Khashmanyan
2013–14 1st 5th 28 8 11 9 36 31 35 Runner-Up Narek Beglaryan 8 S.Arzumanyan
2014–15 1st 7th 28 7 8 13 31 44 29 Quarter-final Gegham Harutyunyan
Vasil Palagnyuk
6 S.Puchkov
2015–16 1st 4th 28 11 12 5 35 27 45 Semi-final Atsamaz Burayev 6 A.Barseghyan

European History[edit]

Season Competition Round Club 1st leg 2nd leg Aggregate
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 2Q Netherlands NAC Breda 0–6 0–2 0–8 Symbol delete vote.svg
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 1Q Faroe Islands EB/Streymur 1–3 2–0 3–3 Symbol confirmed.svg
2Q Switzerland Servette 0–2 1–3 1–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1Q Kazakhstan FC Aktobe 1–2 1–2 2–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
  • Home results are noted in bold


Main article: Gandzasar Stadium
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.


Current squad[edit]

As of 11 August 2016

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 Armenia DF Armen Petrosyan
3 Ghana DF Edward Kpodo
5 Armenia DF Aleksandr Petrosyan (captain)
6 Colombia MF Wbeymar
8 Armenia DF Hamlet Asoyan
9 Georgia (country) MF Gogita Gogatishvili
10 Brazil MF Wal (loan from Colorado)
12 Armenia GK Grigor Meliksetyan
13 Serbia DF Damir Memović
17 Armenia DF Ashot Karapetyan
18 Armenia MF Hayk Ishkhanyan
No. Position Player
19 Armenia DF Vaspurak Minasyan
20 Armenia MF Gevorg Ohanyan
22 Armenia DF Gegham Harutyunyan
23 Armenia DF Ara Khachatryan
28 Brazil FW Claudir (loan from São Paulo)
30 Armenia GK Tigran Davtyan
35 Armenia MF Arkadi Safaryan
88 Armenia FW Vardan Bakalyan
89 Zambia MF Lubambo Musonda
91 Armenia DF Artak Aleksanyan
Armenia FW Hovhannes Hovhannisyan
Armenia FW Hayrapet Avagyan

Gandzasar Kapan-2[edit]

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.

No. Position Player
Armenia GK Arman Meliksetyan
Armenia GK Davit Altunyan
Armenia DF Artur Shushanyan
Armenia DF Suren Karamyan
Armenia MF Martin Sargsyan
No. Position Player
Armenia MF Karen Hovhannisyan
Armenia MF Spartak Hovhannisyan
Armenia MF Ruben Minasyan
Armenia FW Aram Allakhverdyan
Armenia FW Rafik Galstyan

Manager: Ashot Manucharyan



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