FC Noah

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Football Club Noah (Armenian: Ֆուտբոլային Ակումբ Նոա), commonly known as Noah is an Armenian professional football club based in Yerevan, Armenia. Noah is a relatively new to Armenian football, having only been created in 2017.[1]

Noah
Նոա
FC Noah-logo.png
Full nameFootball Club Noah
Founded2017; 3 years ago (2017)
GroundAlashkert Stadium, Yerevan (temporary)
Mika Stadium, Yerevan
Capacity6,850
7,200
Chief Executive OfficerArtur Sahakyan
ManagerVadim Boreț
LeagueArmenian Premier League
2019-202nd
Current season

HistoryEdit

The club was founded as FC Artsakh in 2017 and played its first match in a goalless draw against FC Banants on June 2, 2017.[2] Noah played its first competitive season in the 2017-18 Armenian First League, finishing second and achieving promotion to the Armenian Premier League.[3]

After a disappointing 8th place finish in the 2018-19 season, the club was sold to Karen Abrahamyan, who would rebrand and re-name the club FC Noah in 2019.

Noah reached the final of the 2019–20 Armenian Cup, where they finished as Champions, defeating Ararat-Armenia 7-6 on penalties after the match finished after a 5-5 after extra-time.

DomesticEdit

Season[4] League National Cup Top goalscorer Manager Kit Manufacturer Main Sponsor
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
2017–18 Armenian First League 2nd 27 21 2 4 77 16 65 Quarter-final   Grigor Aghekyan 18   Tigran Yesayan
  Armen Sanamyan
Nike Renault
2018–19 Armenian Premier League 8th 32 6 10 16 25 49 28 Quarter-final   Eduard Avagyan
  Vigen Avetisyan
4   Rafael Nazaryan
  Sevada Arzumanyan
Vega
2019–20 2nd 28 14 6 8 37 27 48 Champions   Maksim Mayrovich 11   Vadim Boreț Umbro

EuropeanEdit

Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Europa League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2020–21 UEFA Europa League 1QR  

Colours and badgeEdit

As FC Artsakh the club's main kit colours were red and white, however following the rebranding, the club chose black and a light green to represent the club. Umbro became the kit supplier for the 2019-20, following two years of using Nike.

Badge historyEdit

From 2017 to 2019, the club operated as FC Artsakh, bearing a red round badge with an eagle. Following the 2019 rebranding as FC Noah, the club's emblem was changed to a simple black text:
"Yerevan Armenia Football Club Noah".

StadiumEdit

 
The stadium's main East stand
 
The North and West stands

At the beginning phase of the 2018–19 Armenian Premier League season, FC Noah used the Mika Stadium, located in the Shengavit neighborhood of Yerevan, as their home ground until matchday 8. They were then forced to leave the Mika Stadium due to the inappropriate pitch conditions, and detween matchday 9 and 14 they played at the Pyunik Stadium before moving to the artificial-turf pitch of the Dzoraghbyur Training Centre at the eastern outskirts of Yerevan. For the 2019–20 Armenian Premier League season, FC Noah played at the Alashkert Stadium located in the same neighbourhood of Yerevan.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 1 August 2020

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

No. Position Player
3   DF Alan Tatayev
5   DF Vladislav Kryuchkov
6   DF Soslan Kagermazov
7   MF Eduards Emsis
8   MF Yuri Gareginyan
9   MF Vladimir Azarov
10   MF Benik Hovhannisyan
14   DF Mikhail Kovalenko
15   FW Maksim Mayrovich
16   MF Helistano Manga
21   FW Rokas Krusnauskas
22   DF Vardan Movsisyan
31   FW Dmitri Lavrishchev
37   GK Maksim Shvagirev
No. Position Player
57   MF Pavel Deobald
77   GK Valerio Vimercati
92   DF Saná Gomes
94   MF Dan Spătaru
97   MF Kirill Bor
99   GK Erik Meliksetyan
  GK Samvel Hunanyan
  DF Arman Mkrtchyan
  DF Jordy Monroy
  DF Artur Stepanyan
  MF Alex Oliveira
  MF Nikita Dubchak
  MF Denys Dedechko

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name
Manager   Vadim Boreț
Assistant Coach   Igor Picușceac
Goalkeepers Coach   Hovhannes Dalalyan
Fitness Coach   Nikolay Primak
Team Doctor   Arman Margaryan

HonoursEdit

FC Noah won their first trophy on 10 July 2020, defeating Ararat-Armenia on penalties to win the 2019–20 Armenian Cup.

DomesticEdit

National CupsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Կայացավ Արցախ ֆուտբոլային ակումբի շնորհանդեսը" (in Armenian). totalfootball.am. 18 June 2019. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Բանանցը չկարողացավ հաղթել Արցախին ստուգողական խաղում". armsport.am. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Հայտնի է Հայաստանի Առաջին խմբի առաջնության խաղացանկը" (in Armenian). armsport.am. 24 July 2017. Archived from the original on 26 July 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  4. ^ RSSSF Armenia (and subpages per year)