Lori FC

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Lori FC
Logo of Football Club Lori Vanadzor (2017- ).png
Full nameLori Football Club
Founded1936; 83 years ago (1936)
GroundVanadzor Football Academy (temporary)
Vanadzor City Stadium (under construction)
Capacity1,000
4,000 (upon completion)
OwnerTovmas Grigoryan
PresidentRobert Grigoryan
ManagerDavid Campaña Piquer
LeagueArmenian Premier League
2018–19Armenian Premier League, 5th
WebsiteClub website

Lori FC (Armenian: Լոռի Ֆուտբոլային Ակումբ), is an Armenian football club from Vanadzor, Lori Province. Originally founded in 1936, Lori has participated in the domestic football competition of Soviet Armenia. After retiring from professional football in 2002, the club was revived in 2017 winning the 2017–18 Armenian First League competition.

History[edit]

The club participated in the first ever Armenian football competition after the split-up from the Soviet Union. After the regular competition they did not qualify for the championship stage, but were forced to play in the relegation stage. Here they finished in seventh position, which forced them to play in the Armenian First League (second level) for the 1993 season. In that season they finished first in their group (the league was split-up in two groups) which gave them promotion to the Armenian Premier League. Lori then became a yo-yo team referring to their up-and-go history of promotion and relegation. In 2002 they played their last season in the Premier League as of today and relegated to the First League.

The reestablishment of Lori FC was officially announced on 2 March 2017, by Tovmas Grigoryan; a native businessman of the city of Vanadzor. The club made its debut at professional football through the 2017–18 Armenian First League competition.

The club uses the Vanadzor Football Academy as their training ground. The academy is temporarily being used as a home ground for their official matches in the Armenian First League competition, as the Vanadzor City Stadium is currently being reconstructed and is set to be ready during summer 2019.

On 18 June 2019, David Campaña Piquer was appointed as the new manager of Lori on a contract until the summer of 2020.[1]

League and cup[edit]

Lori FC league record since 1987:[2][3][4]

Season League National Cup Top goalscorer Managers
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA Pts Name League
1987 Soviet Second League 12 30 12 4 14 31 34 28
1988 12 38 17 5 16 49 54 39
1989 6 42 23 5 14 66 54 51
1990 18 50 17 10 23 47 59 44
1991 22 42 12 5 25 32 98 29
1992 Armenian Premier League 19 22 9 4 9 45 63 22 1/8 Final
1993 Armenian First League 1 20 13 4 3 46 7 30 1/16 Final
1994 Armenian Premier League 13 28 5 6 17 22 65 16 1/16 Final
1995 Armenian First League 4 12 6 0 6 24 16 18 did not participate
1995/96 3 22 12 6 4 33 16 42 1/16 Final
1996/97 2 22 15 5 2 42 13 50 1/8 Final
1997 Armenian Premier League 10 18 0 1 17 7 76 1 -
1998 Armenian First League 2 24 16 6 2 42 16 54 1/8 Final
1999 3 16 9 4 3 32 10 31 1/8 Final
2000 3 16 9 2 5 34 24 29 1/8 Final
2001 Armenian Premier League 12 22 1 2 19 17 83 5 1/8 Final
2002 12 22 1 2 19 15 100 5 1/8 Final
2003 Armenian First League 10 22 5 0 17 36 74 15 did not participate
2004 14 30 7 6 17 35 68 24 Preliminary round
2005 11 24 6 0 18 39 77 18 did not participate
2006–2017 No Participation
2017-18 Armenian First League 1 27 22 3 2 74 16 69 did not participate Ghana Tinga Kofi Tei 12 Armenia Armen Adamyan
2018-19 Armenian Premier League 5 32 11 11 10 42 40 44 Runner-up Haiti Jonel Désiré 17 Armenia Armen Adamyan
Armenia Artur Petrosyan
Armenia Vahe Gevorgyan
2019-20 Spain David Campaña

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 August 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 Poland GK Danny El-Hage
2 Ghana DF Nana Antwi
3 Spain DF Pedro Morillo
4 Brazil DF Luiz Matheus
5 Nigeria MF Julius Ufuoma (loan from P Sports Academy)
6 Ghana DF Annan Mensah
7 Armenia FW Robert Minasyan
8 Armenia MF Aram Kocharyan
9 Armenia FW Grigor Aghekyan
10 Nigeria MF Isah Aliyu
11 Spain MF Alejandro Puertas
13 Armenia GK Vardan Shahatuni
16 Spain FW Xabi Auzmendi
No. Position Player
17 Nigeria MF Uguchukwu Iwu
18 Armenia DF Artyom Khachaturov (captain)
19 Nigeria FW Williams Nwani (loan from Nasarawa United)
20 Colombia MF Julian Anderson Mendoza Blanco
21 Armenia DF Artur Avagyan
22 Brazil DF Gustavo
23 Armenia MF Davit Paremuzyan
26 Nigeria FW Sunday Ingbede
27 Spain DF Christian Jiménez
28 Russia MF Ruslan Zayerko
31 Brazil GK Bruno Santos
44 Colombia DF Juan Bravo
99 Armenia DF Arman Mkrtchyan

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player

Personnel[edit]

  • Owner: Armenia Tovmas Grigoryan
  • President: Armenia Robert Grigoryan
  • General Director: Armenia Vahan Danielyan
  • Press secretary: Armenia Mariam Galoyan
  • Sporting Director: Armenia Spartak Petrosyan
  • Team Manager: Armenia Aramayis Ulikhanyan
  • Head coach: Spain David Campaña Piquer
  • Assistant Coach: Spain Francisco Compañ Bombardó
  • Goalkeepers Coach: Spain Agustin Jarque Perez
  • Fitness Coach: Spain Jorge Gomez Cuervo
  • Physiotherapist: Spain Enrique Fernández Gil

Managerial history[edit]

Managers of Lori FC since the club revived in 2017:

  • Armenia Armen Adamyan (1 July 2017 – 13 December 2018)
  • Armenia Artur Petrosyan (25 December 2018 –8 May 2019 )
  • Armenia Vahe Gevorgyan (8 May 2019 –19 June 2019 )
  • Spain David Campaña Piquer (30 June 2019 – )

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Դավիդ Կամպանյան գլխավորեց Լոռին". fclori.am (in Armenian). Lori FC. 19 June 2019. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  2. ^ RSSSF Armenia (and subpages per year)
  3. ^ Armenian First League news
  4. ^ 2017-18Armenian First Leageu table