FC Alashkert

Football Club Alashkert (Armenian: Ֆուտբոլային Ակումբ Ալաշկերտ), commonly known as Alashkert is an Armenian football club based in the capital Yerevan, founded in 1990 in Martuni and after folding in 2000 re-founded in 2011. They currently play in the Armenian Premier League. The home stadium of the team is the Alashkert Stadium in Yerevan. The club headquarters are located on Saryan street 25, Yerevan.[1] Although based in Yerevan they are in fact named after the historic Western Armenian town of Alashkert, now Eleşkirt in Eastern Turkey.

Alashkert
Ալաշկերտ
Logo of FC Alashkert.png
Full nameFootball Club Alashkert
Nickname(s)The Yellows
Founded1990
GroundAlashkert Stadium
Capacity6,850
OwnerBagrat Navoyan
PresidentBagrat Navoyan
ManagerYegishe Melikyan
LeagueArmenian Premier League
2019–203rd
WebsiteClub website

The club is owned by Bagrat Navoyan, an Armenian businessman and founder of «Bagratour» LLC.

Alashkert has a cooperation agreement with the Brazilian club Botafogo since August 2017.[2]

HistoryEdit

 
Club logo between 2012 and 2017

Football Club Alashkert was founded in 1990 in the town of Martuni of Gegharkunik Province. In 1992, the team played in the Premier League representing Martuni and using the City Stadium of the town as their home venue. However, at the end of the season the team finished last in the table, being relegated to the First League. As a result, the club withdrew from the competition.

In 1998, FC Alashkert returned to professional football and participated in the First League finishing the table in 6th position. In 1999, they did not participate in the First League competition and later in early 2000, the club was dissolved.

Revival in 2011Edit

In late 2011, FC Alashkert were re-founded by Bagrat Navoyan; a businessman native of Martuni. They entered the 2012–13 Armenian First League competition and won the championship, booking their position in the Armenian Premier League for the 2013–14 season. In 2012–2013, the team was managed by the former Armenian player Albert Sarkisyan and later by former footballer Sergey Erzrumyan. The assistant manager was Aram Hakobyan.[3]

Relocation to Yerevan in 2013Edit

In February 2013, the club purchased the Nairi Stadium in Yerevan, to become the official venue of their home games. As a result, the club was officially relocated from Martuni to Yerevan starting from the 2013–14 season.

Domestic recordEdit

League records of Alashkert FC:[4]

Season League National Cup Europe Top goalscorer Manager
Division Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
1990 Soviet Lower Second League 17 18 7 5 6 29 37 19
1991 17 38 12 4 22 51 79 28
1992 Armenian Premier League 24 22 5 2 15 38 58 12 Quarter-final   Albert Ohanyan
1993–97
No Participation
1998 Armenian First League 6 24 9 8 7 30 25 30 Preliminary round
1999 10 First round
2000–11
No Participation
2012–13 Armenian First League 1 36 24 6 6 80 31 78 Quarter-final   Vardan Petrosyan 15   Albert Sarkisyan
2013–14 Armenian Premier League 8 28 6 6 16 38 69 24 Quarter-final   Mihran Manasyan 17   Armen Sanamyan
  Armen Gyulbudaghyants
2014–15 4 28 10 8 10 32 35 38 Semi-final   Mihran Manasyan 9   Abraham Khashmanyan
2015–16 1 28 16 7 5 50 24 55 Semi-final UEL 2Q   Mihran Manasyan
  Héber
16
2016–17 1 30 19 7 4 59 26 64 Quarter-final UCL 2Q   Mihran Manasyan
  Artak Yedigaryan
13
2017–18 1 30 14 8 8 44 31 50 Runners Up UCL 2Q   Artak Yedigaryan 13   Abraham Khashmanyan
  Varuzhan Sukiasyan
2018–19 4 32 15 6 11 37 27 51 Winner UEL 3Q   Uroš Nenadović 6   Varuzhan Sukiasyan
  Aram Voskanyan
  Abraham Khashmanyan
2019–20 3 28 14 5 9 51 31 47 Quarter-final UEL 2Q   Aleksandar Glišić 11   Abraham Khashmanyan
  Armen Adamyan (Caretaker)
  Yegishe Melikyan

EuropeanEdit

Alashkert first qualified for the Europa League 2015–16 qualification round 1, after gaining 4th place in the Armenian Premier League 2014–2015. In the first round Alashkert drew the Scottish club St Johnstone. Despite the fact that St Johnstone were considered as the favorites, Alashkert were victorious after the two games and were able to create a sensation. In the second round, Alashkert had to meet the Kazakh side Kairat. In the first game Alashkert were defeated 3–0. In the second game, Alashkert were able to achieve victory as a result of a last-minute winner scored by Heber Araujo, 2–1. However this was not enough to qualify for the third round.

In December 2017, Alashkert entered into partnerships with Brazilian clubs Botafogo and Fluminense.[5][6]

On 21 September 2018, Varuzhan Sukiasyan was fired as manager with Owner Bagrat Navoyan, and Alashkert-2 manager Sergey Erzrumyan taking temporary charge.[7]

European recordEdit

As of 27 August 2020

Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Champions League 10 2 4 4 8 14 –6
UEFA Europa League 13 6 1 6 14 20 –6
Total 23 8 5 10 22 34 –12
Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q   St Johnstone 1–0 1–2 2–2 (a)  
2Q   Kairat 2–1 0–3 2–4  
2016–17 UEFA Champions League 1Q   Santa Coloma 3–0 0–0 3–0  
2Q   Dinamo Tbilisi 1–1 0–2 1–3  
2017–18 UEFA Champions League 1Q   Santa Coloma 1–0 1–1 2–1  
2Q   BATE Borisov 1–3 1–1 2–4  
2018–19 UEFA Champions League 1Q   Celtic 0–3 0–3 0–6  
UEFA Europa League 2Q   Sutjeska Nikšić 0–0 1–0 1–0  
3Q   CFR Cluj 0−2 0–5 0–7  
2019–20 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Makedonija GP 3–1 3–0 6–1  
2Q   FCSB 0−3 3–2 3–5  
2020–21 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Renova 0−1 N/A N/A  

StadiumsEdit

 
Alashkert logo at the main entrance of the stadium

Between 1990 and 2000, the club was based in the Martuni City Stadium in the town of Martuni, near the shores of Lake Sevan.

After the revival of the club in 2011, they were relocated to Yerevan, playing their home games in different stadiums of the capital city, mainly at the Nairi Stadium. However, Nairi Stadium – later renamed Alashkert Stadium – was purchased by the owners of FC Alashkert in February 2013.

Due to the large-scale renovation works at the Alashkert Stadium, Alashkert used the Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium and Hrazdan Stadium during the 2013–14 Armenian Premier League season.[8]

The club returned to their own Alashkert Stadium during the 2014–15 Armenian Premier League season.

Youth teamsEdit

Alashkert run a small football school for youth teams on training pitches adjacent to the Alashkert Stadium in Yerevan. They also run a football school in the town of Masis in Ararat Province.

HonoursEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 4 November 2020[9]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ARM Gor Manukyan
2 DF   BRA Tiago Cametá
3 DF   ARM Taron Voskanyan
5 MF   ARM Arman Sargsyan
7 MF   NAM Wangu Gome
8 DF   ARM Gagik Daghbashyan
9 MF   ARM Rumyan Hovsepyan
10 FW   BIH Aleksandar Glišić
11 MF   ARM Vahagn Hayrapetyan
15 DF   BRA Bryan
19 MF   SEN Pape Abdou Camara
20 MF   BRA Tiago Galvão
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 MF   ARM Artak Grigoryan
22 GK   SRB Ognjen Čančarević
23 FW   RUS David Gatikoyev
25 DF   ARM Gor Poghosyan
33 DF   UKR Ihor Honchar
77 FW   ARM Grigor Aghekyan
91 GK   MNE Andrija Dragojević
96 MF   ARM Eduard Avagyan
97 MF   RUS David Davidyan
98 MF   ARM Hayk Galstyan
99 FW   RUS Nikita Tankov

Alashkert-2Edit

Alashkert-2
 
Founded2013; 7 years ago (2013)
GroundAlashkert Stadium, Yerevan
Capacity6,850
OwnerBagratour LLC
PresidentBagrat Navoyan
ManagerSergey Erzrumyan
LeagueArmenian First League
2016–176th
WebsiteClub website
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The club's reserve squad plays as Alashkert-2 in the Armenian First League. They also play their home games at the Alashkert Stadium.

Current squadEdit

As of 20 January 2019

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ARM Mikhayel Gabrielov
2 DF   ARM Revik Yeghiazaryan
3 DF   ARM Ruben Grigoryan
4 DF   ARM Narek Kocharyan
5 DF   ARM Ishkhan Manukyan
6 DF   ARM Gorik Khachatryan
7 MF   ARM Norayr Simonyan
9 MF   ARM Nairi Minasyan
10 MF   ARM Mher Sahakyan (vice-captain)
13 FW   ARM Hakob Hakobkokhyan
16 MF   ARM Nelson Harutyunyan
17 DF   ARM Alen Hambardzumyan
19 DF   ARM Arman Manukyan
20 FW   ARM Akhmed Jindoyan
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 MF   ARM Henrik Melkonyan
22 DF   ARM Artashes Arakelyan (captain)
55 GK   ARM Vladimir Allahverdyan
90 GK   ARM Tigran Vopanyan
GK   ARM Boris Khachikyan
MF   ARM Zaven Hayrapetyan
MF   ARM Liparit Dashtoyan
MF   ARM Vardges Adamyan
FW   ARM Khachatur Erzrumyan
DF   ARM Vahram Dermishyan
DF   ARM Khachatur Topalyan
MF   ARM Aram Hovsepyan
MF   ARM Hakob Loretsyan

PersonnelEdit

Technical staffEdit

Position Name
Head Coach   Abraham Khashmanyan
Assistant Coach   Armen Adamyan
Assistant Coach   Albert Safaryan
Goalkeepers Coach   Armen Kirakosyan
Doctor   Vagharshak Hovhannisyan
Physiotherapeutist   Karen Adamyan
Masseur   Mayis Gevorgyan
Masseur   Harutyun Zakaryan
Kit Manager   Andranik Nalbandyan
Alashkert-2 Coach   Sergey Erzrumyan

ManagementEdit

Position Name
Owner/President   Bagrat Navoyan
Executive Director   Liparit Navoyan
Technical Director   Kim Arakelyan
Press Secretary   Samvel Sukiasyan
Secretary   Gevorg Marikyan
Administrator   Rafael Nadaryan

Managerial historyEdit

Managers of FC Alashkert since the club revived in late 2011:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Clubs". www.ffa.am.
  2. ^ LLC, Helix Consulting. "Ալաշկերտը կհամագործակցի բրազիլական Բոտաֆոգո ակումբի հետ - Սպորտային լուրեր". www.armsport.am.
  3. ^ "Բարձրագույն խու՛մբ, մենք գալիս ենք. TF-ը հյուրընկալվել էր "Ալաշկերտի" կողմից".
  4. ^ RSSSF Armenia (and subpages per year)
  5. ^ "Ալաշկերտը և բրազիլական Բոտաֆոգոն պաշտոնապես համաձայնության եկան". fcalashkert.am (in Armenian). FC Alashkert. 16 December 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Ալաշկերտը և բրազիլական Ֆլումինենսեն դարձան գործընկեր-ակումբներ". fcalashkert.am (in Armenian). FC Alashkert. 18 December 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Պաշտոնական հայտարարություն". fcalashkert.am (in Armenian). FC Alashkert. 21 September 2018. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Ակումբներ". www.ffa.am.
  9. ^ "Հիմնական կազմ". fcalashkert.am/ (in Armenian). FC Alashkert. Retrieved 26 February 2019.

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