Merw FK

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Full nameMerw futbol topary
GroundSport toplumy Stadium,
Mary, Turkmenistan
ManagerRahmanguly Baýlyýew [1]
LeagueÝokary Liga

Merv Football Club (Turkmen: Merw futbol kluby) is a Turkmen football club based in Mary, Turkmenistan. They play in the top division in Turkmen football, the Turkmenistan Higher League.

Their home stadium is Mary Stadium.

Historical names[edit]

  • until 1966 – Lokomotiv
  • 1967 – Murgab
  • 1968-1989 – Garagum (Kara-Kum)
  • 1990-until now – Merw


In 1967-1969 and 1990-1991 team was played in the Soviet Second League.

The first big success of Merw FK after the collapse of the USSR — the final of the Turkmenistan Cup in 1993. In the final, he lost to Köpetdag Aşgabat with a score of 0:4. A year later, the team became the bronze prize-winner of the 1994 Ýokary Liga and took part in the preliminary round of the Asian Cup Winners' Cup 1994/95 season. The next 10 years were not marked by significant progress, but in 2004 Merw fK became one of the strongest football clubs in Turkmenistan. Merw FK the second time he has won the bronze medal of the 2004 Ýokary Liga, and in 2005 - the Cup of Turkmenistan. His opponent in the Turkmenistan Cup final was the Köpetdag Aşgabat (1-1; aet, 3-1 pens). In 2006, team for the second time entered the international arena by taking part in the 2006 AFC Cup and lost to the teams Dempo SC (2:2, 1:6) and Al-Nasr (0:2, 1:4).[2][3]

In 2007-2009, Merw FK three times in a row played in the finals of the Turkmenistan Cup — lost to Şagadam FK in 2007 (0:1), won in 2008 by beating FC HTTU (2:1), lost in 2009 to FC Altyn Asyr (0:3). In 2008, the Merw won the Turkmenistan Super Cup, has beaten the champion of Turkmenistan FC Ashgabat. In 2009, Merw FK for the third time won the bronze medal in the 2009 Ýokary Liga. In 2012, club became the silver prize-winner of the 2012 Ýokary Liga.[4]



Season League Turkmenistan Cup Top goalscorer Manager
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
2015 1st 8 36 11 9 16 39 50 42 Round of 16 Turkmenistan Rahmanguly Baýlyýew
2016 1st 5 36 17 6 13 42 36 57 Turkmenistan Rahmanguly Baýlyýew

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

2006: Group Stage
1994–95: Preliminary Round

Current squad[edit]

As of 7 February 2015

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

No. Position Player
1 Turkmenistan GK Ibadulla Eşniýazow
4 Turkmenistan DF Begenç Temriýew
2 Turkmenistan DF Rasim Gereýhanow (captain)
4 Turkmenistan GK Begenç Alamow
5 Turkmenistan DF Şaguly Seýitgylyýew
6 Turkmenistan DF Azat Orazmuhammedow
7 Turkmenistan MF Jemşit Orazmuhammedow
8 Turkmenistan MF Yhlas Pälwanow
9 Turkmenistan MF Maksat Atagarryýew
10 Turkmenistan FW Parahat Meredow
12 Turkmenistan MF Begenç Mammedow
No. Position Player
13 Turkmenistan MF Ilýa Tamurkin
14 Turkmenistan MF Daýanç Durdyýew
15 Turkmenistan MF Arslan Ýusubow
16 Turkmenistan FW Guwanç Ýagmyrow
17 Turkmenistan FW Toýly Goçnazarow
18 Turkmenistan DF Döwlet Mirsoltanow
19 Turkmenistan DF Amangeldi Saparow
20 Turkmenistan MF Nursahet Sapargylyjow
21 Turkmenistan FW Şanazar Tirkişow
29 Turkmenistan MF Söhbet Allanurow
30 Turkmenistan GK Merdan Saparow


  • Turkmenistan Murad Bayramow (2005–06)
  • Turkmenistan Merdan Nursahatow (2006–2008)
  • Turkmenistan Magtymguly Begençew (2008–2010)
  • Turkmenistan Rahim Kurbanmamedov (2011–2012)
  • Turkmenistan Rahmanguly Baýlyýew (2015–


  1. ^ Sakaryaspor tat vermedi 0–1
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-16. Retrieved 2016-03-08.
  4. ^ [2]

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