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; 15 years ago (2004)
GroundFootball Academy Stadium, Yerevan (temporary)
Gandzasar Stadium, Kapan
OwnerZangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine CJSC
Executive DirectorGarnik Aghababian
ManagerArmen Petrosyan
LeagueArmenian Premier League
WebsiteClub website

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 eastern outskirts of the town 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 National Cup Top goalscorer Manager
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
2004 Armenian First League 3rd 30 17 6 7 52 32 57 no participation
2005 3rd 24 16 3 5 62 24 51 First Round
2006 Armenian Premier League 5th 28 7 3 18 28 60 24 Quarter-final Armenia Artur Kocharyan 15 Armenia Vladimir Petrosyan
Armenia Albert Sarkisyan
2007 5th 28 11 6 11 35 31 39 First round Armenia Artur Kocharyan 8 Armenia Souren Barseghyan
Armenia Abraham Khashmanyan
Armenia Samvel Petrosyan
2008 3rd 28 13 8 7 39 27 47 Quarter-final Armenia Alexander Petrosyan 9 Armenia Samvel Petrosyan
2009 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 6th 28 8 3 17 24 45 27 Quarter-final Armenia Artur Kocharyan 8 Republic of Artsakh Slava Gabrielyan
Armenia Albert Sarkisyan
2011 3rd 28 12 10 6 31 16 46 Quarter-final
Armenia Arsen Avetisyan 5 Armenia Abraham Khashmanyan
2012–13 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 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 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 4th 28 11 12 5 35 27 45 Semi-final Armenia Gegham Harutyunyan
Armenia Narek Beglaryan
5 Armenia Samvel Petrosyan
Armenia Ashot Barseghyan
2016–17 2nd 30 17 6 7 38 24 57 Semi-final Armenia Gegham Harutyunyan 12 Armenia Ashot Barseghyan
2017–18 3rd 30 11 10 9 43 34 43 Winner Armenia Gegham Harutyunyan 12 Armenia Karen Barseghyan
Armenia Ashot Barseghyan
2018–19 6th 32 10 8 14 38 33 38 Quarter-final Armenia Gegham Harutyunyan 8 Armenia Ashot Barseghyan
Armenia Armen Petrosyan
2019–20 Armenia Armen Petrosyan

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 5 December 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 Gevorg Kasparov
2 Armenia DF Hakob Hambardzumyan
3 Armenia DF Hamlet Asoyan
5 Armenia MF Davit Terteryan
6 Colombia MF Wbeymar
7 Armenia FW Vardan Pogosyan
8 Armenia MF Narek Aslanyan
9 Armenia FW Gevorg Nranyan (captain)
11 Armenia MF Ashot Adamyan
12 Armenia GK Grigor Meliksetyan
14 Armenia MF Emil Yeghiazaryan
No. Position Player
15 Ghana DF Annan Mensah (loan from Lori)
16 Armenia GK Erik Harutyunyan
18 Armenia DF Arman Hovhannisyan
19 Armenia DF Vaspurak Minasyan
20 Armenia MF Artur Grigoryan
22 Armenia FW Gegham Harutyunyan
27 Burkina Faso MF Abdoul Zoko
77 Armenia MF Davit Minasyan
94 Armenia FW Andranik Kocharyan
Armenia MF Suren Arakelyan

Gandzasar Kapan-2[edit]

Gandzasar Kapan-2
Gandzasar FC Logo 2009.png
Founded2006; 13 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 16 January 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 Davit Altunyan
2 Armenia MF Varkhtang Grigoryan
3 Armenia DF Patvakan Mahtesyan
4 Armenia DF Armen Kharbutyan
5 Armenia DF Davit Markosyan
7 Armenia MF Suren Arakelyan
8 Armenia MF Davit Mayilyan
9 Armenia DF Tiran Petrosyan (captain)
10 Armenia MF Tigran Ivanyan
13 Armenia MF Alen Karapetyan
14 Armenia MF Yura Arakelyan
17 Armenia DF Gagik Khachatryan
18 Armenia MF Lernik Avetisyan
No. Position Player
19 Armenia MF Karen Gevorgyan
20 Armenia MF Ashot Adamyan
21 Armenia FW Mher Harutyunyan
22 Armenia MF Artur Karapetyan
23 Armenia MF Roman Hakhverdyan
27 Armenia DF Alen Stepanyan
28 Armenia MF Vache Avagimyan
33 Armenia MF Artur Badalyan
35 Armenia MF Ashot Karapetyan
55 Armenia GK Artyom Baghdasaryan
88 Armenia DF Hayk Sargsyan
89 Armenia GK Erik Harutyunyan



Position Name
Executive Director Armenia Garnik Aghababian
Sporting Director Armenia Ashot Barseghyan
General Manager Armenia Ashot Martirosyan
Press Secretary Armenia Davit Martirosyan
Team Manager Armenia Garik Karapoghosyan

Technical staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach Armenia Armen Petrosyan
Assistant Coach Armenia Ashot Grigoryan
Assistant Coach Armenia Armen Petrosyan
Goalkeepers Coach
Coach Analyst Armenia Ghazar Hakobjanyan
Doctor Armenia Ara Aramyan
Masseur Armenia Tigran Mansuryan
Administrator Armenia Vahan Zalyan
Administrator Armenia Arsen Ayvazyan

Managerial history[edit]


  1. ^ "Clubs". www.ffa.am. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  2. ^ RSSSF Armenia (and subpages per year)
  3. ^ "FC Shirak achievements". fcshirak.am. Retrieved 21 June 2019.

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