Köpetdag Aşgabat

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Köpetdag Aşgabat
Full name Futbol kluby Köpetdag Aşgabat
Founded 1947
Ground Köpetdag Stadium,
Asgabat, Turkmenistan
Ground Capacity 26,000
Manager Said Seýidow
League Birinji liga
2015 1

FK Köpetdag Aşgabat was a Turkmen football club based in Ashgabat, currently playing in the Turkmen First League. 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 (1947-1954, 1956-1991). Appear under the name Locomotiv (1947–49), Spartak (1950–54), Kolhozchi (1956–59, 1976-1987), Stoitel (1962-1975), Kopetdag (1960, 1961, 1988-1991).

  • Soviet League Second group (1947–49), the best place: 3rd in 1948
  • Soviet League Class B (1950–54, 1956-1963), 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, 1980-1991), 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.[2]

Current squad[edit]

As of 2 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
16 Turkmenistan GK Nursähet Täşliýew
2 Turkmenistan Şazada Bäşimow
3 Turkmenistan Serdarmyrat Baýramow
5 Turkmenistan Gylyçmyrat Gykyçmyradow
6 Turkmenistan Welsähet Öwezow (Captain)
8 Turkmenistan Örazbaý Muhammetmyradow
9 Turkmenistan Mülkamam Annagulyýew
20 Turkmenistan Çarymyrat Öwezgeldiýew
14 Turkmenistan Guwançmyrat Gurbangulyýew
No. Position Player
10 Turkmenistan Geldimuhammet Aşyrlyýew
17 Turkmenistan Muhammet Amatow
1 Turkmenistan GK Azim Aşyrow
19 Turkmenistan Baýramhan Kadyrow
12 Turkmenistan Parahat Nurow
4 Turkmenistan Orazguly Nuralyýew
7 Turkmenistan Ýakub Magsatow
13 Turkmenistan Geldimuhammet Şallatow
18 Turkmenistan Ýazgylyç Guranow


  • Ýokary Liga (6)
    • Winner : 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2000
  • Turkmenistan Cup (6)
    • Winner : 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001
    • Finalist : 1995, 2005, 2006

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 FK Neftchy Farg'ona 1-2 l
1995-96 Asian Club Championship First Round Kyrgyzstan Kant-Oil Kant (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-Nasr 1-0 l
1996-97 Asian Club Championship First Round Iran FC Persepolis (0-0, 0-1 l)
1997-98 Asian Cup Winners Cup First Round Uzbekistan FK Neftchy 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-Nasr 2-1 l
Third Place China Beijing Guoan 4-1 l
1998-99 Asian Club Championship First Round Kazakhstan FC Irtysh (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 FC 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]