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.
|Full name||Football Club Noah|
|Ground||Alashkert Stadium, Yerevan (temporary) |
Mika Stadium, Yerevan
|Chief Executive Officer||Artur Sahakyan|
|League||Armenian Premier League|
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. Noah played its first competitive season in the 2017-18 Armenian First League, finishing second and achieving promotion to the Armenian Premier League.
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.
|Season||League||National Cup||Top goalscorer||Manager||Kit Manufacturer||Main Sponsor|
|2017–18||Armenian First League||2nd||27||21||2||4||77||16||65||Quarter-final||Grigor Aghekyan||18|| Tigran Yesayan
|2018–19||Armenian Premier League||8th||32||6||10||16||25||49||28||Quarter-final|| Eduard Avagyan
|4|| Rafael Nazaryan
|2019–20||2nd||28||14||6||8||37||27||48||Champions||Maksim Mayrovich||11||Vadim Boreț||Umbro|
|UEFA Europa League||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|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.
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".
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.
- 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.
|Assistant Coach||Igor Picușceac|
|Goalkeepers Coach||Hovhannes Dalalyan|
|Fitness Coach||Nikolay Primak|
|Team Doctor||Arman Margaryan|
- "Կայացավ Արցախ ֆուտբոլային ակումբի շնորհանդեսը" (in Armenian). totalfootball.am. 18 June 2019. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
- "Բանանցը չկարողացավ հաղթել Արցախին ստուգողական խաղում". armsport.am. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
- "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.
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