BKMA Yerevan

BKMA Yerevan (Armenian: ԲԿՄԱ Երևան or Armenian: Բանակի Կենտրոնական Մարզական Ակումբ Երևան; Banaki Kentronakan Marzakan Akumb Yerevan), meaning Central Sport Club of the Army Yerevan, is an Armenian football club based in Yerevan. Their current home stadium is the main training pitch of Vagharshapat Football Academy.

BKMA Yerevan
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Full nameԲանակի Կենտրոնական Մարզական Ակումբ Երևան
(Central Sport Club of the Army, Yerevan)
Founded1947
GroundYerevan Football Academy Stadium
Capacity1,428
Owner Ministry of Defence of Armenia
DirectorGagik Aghbalyan
ManagerRafael Nazaryan
LeagueArmenian Premier League
2021–229th in Premier League (play-off)

HistoryEdit

During the days of the Soviet rule in Armenia, the Central Sport Club of the Army Yerevan was founded in 1947 in Yerevan. It was commonly known with its Russian abbreviation as CSKA Yerevan.

After the independence of Armenia in 1991, the BKMA made their professional debut in domestic football competitions in the 1994 Armenian First League where they finished 3rd.

In the 1995–96 Armenian First League season, they finished 2nd behind FC Arabkir, to get the opportunity to face Aragats Gyumri in the promotion play-off match in which they beat the Armenian Premier League side and were promoted for the following season. Halfway through the 1997 season, BKMA were folded and all their remaining matches were awarded 3–0 to their opponents, resulting in the 12th and last position and relegation. The club has been inactive ever since.[1]

In 2019, BKMA was revived by the efforts of the Defence minister of Armenia David Tonoyan. The head coach of the team is Rafael Nazaryan, assisted by Varazdat Avetisyan.[2]

SquadEdit

As of 4 February 2022

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 Harutyun Melkonyan
3 DF   ARM Erik Simonyan (on loan from FC Urartu)
4 DF   ARM Albert Khachumyan
5 DF   ARM Artem Gyurdzhan
6 DF   ARM Artur Stepanyan
7 MF   ARM Aram Khamoyan
8 MF   ARM Mikayel Mirzoyan
9 FW   ARM Grenik Petrosyan
10 MF   ARM Armen Nahapetyan
11 FW   ARM Edgar Movsesyan
12 GK   ARM Arman Nersesyan
14 FW   ARM Martin Grigoryan
18 MF   ARM Misak Hakobyan
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 MF   ARM Narek Alaverdyan
21 MF   ARM Serob Galstyan
22 DF   ARM Volodya Samsonyan
24 DF   ARM Arsen Galstyan
25 MF   ARM Daniel Aghbalyan
26 FW   ARM Hamlet Minasyan
27 MF   ARM Vladimir Muradyan
45 MF   ARM Davit Hakobyan
50 MF   ARM Artur Grigoryan
52 FW   ARM Artur Serobyan
55 DF   ARM Hayk Ishkhanyan

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