Ashgabat Futbol Kluby is a Turkmen football club based in Ashgabat. They play in the top division of Turkmenistan football, Ýokary Liga. Their home stadium is Nisa Stadium.[3] The club was first founded in 2006, they finished 3rd in their debut year under famous manager Ali Gurbani, who left the club following the home loss to Turan Dasoguz. After Rahym Gurbanmämmedow took charge, the club clinched their first title in 2007.

Aşgabat FK
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Full nameAşgabat Futbol Kluby
Nickname(s)Şäherliler
Founded2006; 16 years ago (2006)
GroundNisa Stadium,
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Capacity1,500
ChairmanÇaryýarguly Seýdiýew
ManagerDöwletmyrat Annaýew[1][2]
LeagueÝokary Liga
2021Ýokary League, 6th of 8

HistoryEdit

The first season in the Ýokary Liga FC Ashgabat started under the leadership of coach Ali Gurbani. However, in mid-season, after the defeat of the outsider FC Turan, he was dismissed.[4]

In place of Ali Gurbani came Rahym Kurbanmämmedow, with whom the club won the bronze medal in 2006. The following year Kurbanmämmedow led team to the championship title. The club first won the right to represent Turkmenistan in the 2008 Commonwealth of Independent States Cup, and the third largest Asian club tournament AFC President's Cup.

In July 2008 FC Ashgabat took the Supercup of Turkmenistan, beating by penalties Şagadam FK. At the end of the 2008 season the club won the championship again, also led by coach Kurbanmämmedow.

In 2012 the team took last place in the 2013 Ýokary Liga and continued to perform under the new guidance of Amangylyç Koçumow.[5]

In August 2019 Saýid Seýidow has been appointed as coach of the FC Aşgabat. However, Seýidow was replaced by returning coach Koçumow.

DomesticEdit

Season League Turkmenistan Cup Top goalscorer Manager
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
2006 1st 3 28 14 6 8 40 24 48   Ali Gurbani
  Rahym Kurbanmämmedow
2007 1st 1 28 19 4 5 44 14 61   Rahym Kurbanmämmedow
2008 1st 1 20 16 4 0 48 4 52   Berdi Şamyradow
  Mämmedaly Garadanow
11   Rahym Kurbanmämmedow
  Amangylyç Koçumow
2009 1st 4 16 9 2 5 24 24 29 Quarter-final   Berdi Şamyradow 18   Amangylyç Koçumow
2010 1st 6 18 7 5 6 29 19 26 First round   Berdi Şamyradow 11   Amangylyç Koçumow
2011 1st 3 36 23 4 9 79 41 72 Runner-up   Amangylyç Koçumow
2012 1st 9 32 5 4 23 28 80 19 First round   Amangylyç Koçumow
2013 1st 4 36 20 4 12 76 52 64   Elman Tagayev 22   Amangylyç Koçumow
2014 1st 7 36 13 7 16 57 47 46   Amangylyç Koçumow
2015 1st 3 36 18 5 13 57 42 59 Quarter-final   Berdi Şamyradow   Amangylyç Koçumow
  Tofik Şukurow
2016 1st 6 36 14 10 12 43 38 52 Runner-up
2017 1st 5 32 13 6 13 32 44 45 Quarterfinal   Tofik Şukurow
2018 1st 7 28 7 6 15 23 41 27 Quarterfinal
2019 1st 6 28 8 7 13 29 44 31 Semifinal   Amangylyç Koçumow
  Said Seýidow
2020 1st 5 28 10 6 12 35 45 36 Quarterfinal   Said Seýidow
  Döwletmyrat Annaýew

ContinentalEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2008 CIS Cup Group stage   Zenit Saint Petersburg 2–1 4th
  Sheriff Tiraspol 0–4
  Levadia Tallinn 0–1
2008 AFC President's Cup Group stage   Kan Baw Za 0–1 1st
  Transport United 7–1
  Ratnam SC 2–0
Semi-final   Regar-TadAZ 3–4
2009 CIS Cup Group stage   Russia U21 0–0 4th
  MTZ-RIPO Minsk 0–4
  Ekranas 1–3
2009 AFC President's Cup Group stage   Sri Lanka Army 5–1 1st
  Abahani Limited 0–0
Semi-final   Dordoi-Dynamo Naryn 1–2

Current squadEdit

As of 16 March 2020[6]

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   TKM Gurbanmyrat Garaýew
12 DF   TKM Saparmyrat Öwezow
GK   TKM Ysmaýyl Annamyradow
15 DF   TKM Baýjan Satlykow
39 DF   TKM Myrat Amantaganow
DF   TKM Dawid Sarkisow
DF   TKM Islamberdi Baýramow
3 MF   TKM Atageldi Geldiýew
5 MF   TKM Azat Şamyradow
6 MF   TKM Nazar Towakelow
10 MF   TKM Myratgeldi Gurbangeldiýew
19 MF   TKM Döwran Berdiýew
26 MF   TKM Batyr Täçnazarow
27 MF   TKM Süleýman Orazow
No. Pos. Nation Player
30 MF   TKM Boris Iwanow
MF   TKM Orazmuhammet Işangulyýew
9 FW   TKM Nurýagdy Muhammedow
17 FW   TKM Sahupnazar Durdyýew
FW   TKM Kerim Öwezow
FW   TKM Şatlyk Gurbanow
4   TKM Perman Bekmämedow
14   TKM Begmyrat Pirkulyýew
18   TKM Kemal Annamuhammedow
22   TKM Azat Rahmanow
  TKM Said Sultanmyradow
  TKM Bäşim Gurbanberdiýew
  TKM Serdar Gulyýew

HonoursEdit

Turkmenistan League (2)
2007, 2008
Turkmenistan Super Cup (1)
2007

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Central Asia Wrap: Persepolis reign supreme, football on hold in Uzbekistan
  2. ^ Довлетмурад Аннаев назначен новым главным тренером «Ашхабада»
  3. ^ V@DIM. "Золотой век". turkmenistan.gov.tm. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Ежедневная спортивная газета СПОРТ-ЭКСПРЕСС (интернет-версия)". www.sport-express.ru. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  5. ^ V@DIM. "Золотой век". turkmenistan.gov.tm. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  6. ^ "MAIN CAST". Data Sports Group. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  7. ^ Said Seyidov appointed head coach of Ashgabat football club