Lernayin Artsakh FC

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Lernayin Artsakh FC (Armenian: Լեռնային Արցախ Ֆուտբոլային Ակումբ) is an association football club based in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The club was founded in 1927[1] and its current name refers to the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.[2]

History[edit]

Between 1990 and 1995, the club was known as Artsakh Stepanakert. During the years between 1992 and 1995, however, they were unable to participate in any competition due to the Nagorno-Karabakh War. In 1995, the club moved from Stepanakert to Yerevan in order to participate in the Armenian Premier League. They subsequently changed their name to Karabakh Yerevan.[3]

In 1999, the club briefly played under the name Karabakh Stepanakert. They were expelled from the Premier League that season due to financial problems, but managed to win promotion the next year. The club changed its name to Lernayin Artsakh Yerevan in 2002, although they played their home matches in Kapan that year.

The club withdrew from the Armenian top tier before the start of the 2003 season in protest against the exclusion of fellow Premier League club Ararat Yerevan.[4] The next year, the club finished second in the First League and again won promotion. Their return to the highest level in 2002 was of short duration, as they withdrew after playing eleven matches. In 2006 they won promotion to the Premier League for a third time, but this time declined to enter the top flight.

In 2009, the club relocated back to Stepanakert, and started participating in the league of Nagorno-Karabakh.[citation needed]

League record[edit]

Year Club Name Division Position GP W D L GS GA PTS
1990 Artsakh Stepanakert Armenian SSR League 4 32 19 5 8 72 35 43
1991 Artsakh Stepanakert Armenian SSR League 3 38 26 5 7 98 45 57
1992–1995 - no participation - - - - - - - -
1995/96 Karabakh Yerevan Armenian Premier League 7 22 8 5 9 29 28 29
1996/97 Karabakh Yerevan Armenian Premier League 8 22 7 4 11 23 29 25
1997 Karabakh Yerevan Armenian Premier League 8 18 5 3 10 13 28 18
1998 Karabakh Yerevan Armenian Premier League 8 20 4 5 11 24 37 17
1999 Karabakh Stepanakert Armenian Premier League XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX
2000 Karabakh Yerevan Armenian First League 2 16 12 2 2 36 14 38
2001 Karabakh Yerevan Armenian Premier League 11 22 2 6 14 19 63 12
2002 Lernayin Artsakh Yerevan Armenian Premier League 9 22 5 2 15 21 52 17
2003 - no participation - - - - - - - -
2004 Lernayin Artsakh Yerevan Armenian First League 2 30 22 6 2 82 20 72
2005 Lernayin Artsakh Yerevan Armenian Premier League 9 16 3 0 13 14 37 9
2006 Lernayin Artsakh Yerevan Armenian First League 2 18 12 3 3 57 32 39
2007–2008 - no participation - - - - - - - -
2009 Lernayin Artsakh Stepanakert Artsakh League 1 16 15 1 0 99 12 46

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lernayin Artsakh Stepanakert". Footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Armenia 2002 Premier League". RSSSF.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Where's My Country?". RSSSF.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Armenia 2003". RSSSF.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 

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