Köpetdag Aşgabat

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Köpetdag Aşgabat
Full nameFutbol kluby Köpetdag Aşgabat
GroundKöpetdag Stadium,
Asgabat, Turkmenistan
ManagerSaid Seýidow
LeagueÝokary Liga

FK Köpetdag Aşgabat (Russian: Копетдаг) is a Turkmen football club based in Ashgabat, currently playing in the Ýokary Liga. Their home stadium is Köpetdag Stadium which can hold 26,000 people. Köpetdag traditional kit colours are blue and white. Having won 6 Turkmen championships and 6 Cup of Turkmenistan, they are one of the country's most successful clubs.



Participated of 44 the USSR championships (1947–54, 1956–91). Appear under the name Locomotiv (1947–49), Spartak (1950–54), Kolhozchi (1956–59, 1976–87), Stoitel (1962–75), Kopetdag (1960, 1961, 1988–91).

  • Soviet League Second group (1947–49), the best place: 3rd in 1948
  • Soviet League Class B (1950–54, 1956–63), the best place: 2nd in 1963
  • Soviet League Class A, the second group (1964–69), the best place: 4th in 1967
  • Soviet First League (1970–74, 1976–79), the best place: 9th in 1976
  • Soviet Second League (1975, 1980–91), the best place: 2nd in 1975 and 1991.

In Soviet times, one of the coaches of the team in the 1980s was Valery Nepomnyashchy.


After the collapse of the Soviet Union team planned to participate in the open championship of the CIS, but because of the many differences the championship did not take place and Kopetdag was playing in the championship of the independent Turkmenistan. The first few years the team has been the basic club of Turkmenistan national football team.

In 2008 they were disbanded due to financial crisis.

New era[edit]

In 2015, on the basis of MIA of Turkmenistan the club FC Kopetdag was re-created.[1] Club began to appearance in the First League of Turkmenistan. The team qualified for 2015 Turkmenistan Cup. They managed promotion to the 2016 season by winning the promotion play-off. [2]



Season League Turkmenistan Cup Top goalscorer Manager
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
2015 2nd 1 28 Round of 16 Turkmenistan Said Seýidow
2016 1st 7 36 11 6 18 37 63 39 Turkmenistan Said Seýidow

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

1995: Preliminary Round
1996: Group Stage
1997: First Round
1999: Group Stage
2002: First Round
1997–98: 4th place

Asian stage[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Score
1994–95 Asian Club Championship Preliminary round Kazakhstan Ansat Pavlodar 2–0 w
Preliminary round Tajikistan Sitora Dushanbe 7–1 w
Preliminary round Kyrgyzstan Alga Bishkek 1–0 w
Preliminary round Uzbekistan Neftchi Farg'ona 1–2 l
1995–96 Asian Club Championship First Round Kyrgyzstan Kant-Oil (6–0 w, 0–2 l)
Second Round Lebanon Al-Ansar (1–1, 0–5 w)
Quarter-final Iran Saipa 1–0 l
Quarter-final Qatar Al-Arabi 2–2
Quarter-final Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr 1–0 l
1996–97 Asian Club Championship First Round Iran Persepolis (0–0, 0–1 l)
1997–98 Asian Cup Winners Cup First Round Uzbekistan Neftchi Farg'ona (4–0 w, 2–3 l)
Second Round Kazakhstan Kairat Almaty (3–1 l, 0–2 w)
Quarter-final Iraq Al Shorta (4–0 w, 1–1)
Semi-final Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr 2–1 l
Third Place China Beijing Guoan 4–1 l
1998–99 Asian Club Championship First Round Kazakhstan Irtysh Pavlodar (4–1 w, 0–3 l)
Second Round Tajikistan Vakhsh Qurghonteppa (0–1 w, 0–5 w)
Quarter-final United Arab Emirates Al-Ain 6–1 l
Quarter-final Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 4–2 l
Quarter-final Iran Esteghlal 1–0 w
2001–02 Asian Club Championship First Round Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi (0–1 l, 0–3 l)

Notes: Home matches in bold

Commonwealth of Independent States Cup[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 18 March 2016

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

No. Position Player
3 Turkmenistan DF Serdarmyrat Baýramow
5 Turkmenistan DF Gylyçmyrat Gylyçmyradow
8 Turkmenistan MF Yazgylyç Gurbanow
9 Turkmenistan MF Mülkamam Annagulyýew
10 Turkmenistan MF Öwezbaý Muhammetmyradow
11 Turkmenistan FW Merdan Gurbangulyýew
13 Turkmenistan MF Röwşen Halmammedow
15 Turkmenistan DF Mowlamberdi Goşşanow
17 Turkmenistan FW Kerim Hojaberdiýew
No. Position Player
18 Turkmenistan DF Berdi Hotdyýew
19 Turkmenistan MF Baýramhan Kadyrow
20 Turkmenistan MF Çarymyrat Öwezgeldiýew
23 Turkmenistan MF Didar Kowusow
25 Turkmenistan GK Ýeňiş Aşyrow
27 Turkmenistan DF Elýas Berenow
28 Turkmenistan MF Elýas Akyýew
29 Turkmenistan DF Şiroziddin Jumaniýazow
35 Turkmenistan GK Nursähet Täşliýew