Ahal FK

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Ahal Änew Football Club (Turkmen: Ahal Änew Futbol Kluby), or simply Ahal FC, is a Turkmen professional association football club based in the Änew, Ahal Province. Founded in 1989, the club played its first-ever top flight season in 1992. The club plays its home matches at the 20,000 seater Ashgabat Stadium.

Ahal Änew FK
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Full nameAhal Änew Futbol Kluby
Founded1989; 32 years ago (1989)
GroundAshgabat Stadium
Capacity20,000
ChairmanGurbandurdy Öwekow
ManagerHojaahmet Arazow[1]
LeagueÝokary Liga
2020Ýokary Liga, 2nd of 8

HistoryEdit

During 1989–91, the club participated in the Soviet Second League.

FC Ahal played in the top division of Turkmenistan in 1992, winning bronze medal, but the following year the team was disbanded. The returning season was 1998–99.

In 2013, the team won Cup title, led by Ali Gurbani. In 2013 Turkmenistan Cup final team beat Altyn Asyr and won the trophy for the second time.[2]

In 2014 season the team began by winning the 2014 Super Cup of Turkmenistan, beating HTTU (4–2).[3] In October 2014[4] the new coach was appointed, Guwançmuhammet Öwekow, which resulted in a victory in the 2014 Turkmenistan Cup,[5][6] having beaten Balkan (2–1).

In the 2015 season, Ahal debuted in AFC Cup, becoming the new dominant force of Turkmenistan football.

DomesticEdit

Season League Turkmenistan Cup Top goalscorer Manager
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
1992 1st 3 28 22 2 4 103 16 46
1998–99 1st 8 32 5 4 23 14 74 19
2000 1st 5 20 8 5 7 22 24 29
2001 1st 8 32 5 3 24 31 93 18
2002 1st 9 32 2 3 27 17 102 9
2003 1st 9 36 7 1 28 25 96 22
2004 1st 7 36 11 5 20 24 64 38
2005 1st 9 32 6 6 20 37 72 24   Armen Sogomonyan
  Ali Gurbani
2008 1st 10 20 1 1 18 12 68 4   Durdy Redzhepov
2009 2nd First round
2010 1st 8 18 5 1 12 13 33 16 Quarter-final
2011 1st 8 36 9 4 23 40 83 31 Quarter-final   Armen Sogomonyan
2012 1st 4 32 15 5 12 59 45 50 First round   Didar Durdyýew 14   Baýram Durdyýew
  Ahmet Agamyradow
2013 1st 6 36 16 8 12 62 41 56 Winners   Ali Gurbani
2014 1st 2 36 28 3 5 85 24 87 Winners   Ali Gurbani
  Guwançmuhammet Öwekow
2015 1st 5 36 16 10 10 67 54 58 Quarter-final   Guwançmuhammet Öwekow
Boris Grigorýants
2016 1st 4 36 18 8 10 63 42 62 Quarter-final
2017 1st 2 32 22 6 4 70 21 72 Winners
2018 1st 2 28 18 6 4 55 22 60 Semi-final
2019 1st 2 28 15 9 4 44 17 54 Final   Didar Durdyýew 14   Röwşen Meredow
  Amangylyç Koçumow
  Baýramnyýaz Berdiýew
2020 1st 2 28 17 4 7 54 29 55 Semifinal   Elman Tagaýew 16

Continental historyEdit

As of match played 20 May 2021
Competition Pld W D L GF GA
AFC Cup 20 10 3 7 30 23
Total 20 10 3 7 30 23
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2015 AFC Cup Preliminary round   Dordoi Bishkek 3–0  – 3–0
  Fanja  – 3–2 3–2
Group D   Qadsia 0–1 0–2 4th
  Istiklol 1–2 2–5
  Erbil 2–1 3–2
2018 AFC Cup Group D   Istiklol 0–1 0–1 3rd
  Altyn Asyr 0–0 0–1
  Alay 5–0 3–2
2019 AFC Cup Preliminary round   Alay 1–0 2–1 3–1
  Khujand 1–1 0–0 1–1(a)
2020 AFC Cup Preliminary round   Alay w/o
2021 AFC Cup Group E   Dordoi Bishkek 2–0 1st
  Ravshan 3–1
West Asia Zone Finals   Nasaf 11 Aug 25 Aug

HonoursEdit

Champions (3): 2013, 2014, 2017
Champions (1): 2014

Current squadEdit

As of 2 February 2020[7]

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 Batyr Babaýew
2 DF   TKM Güýçmyrat Annagulyýew
3 DF   TKM Gurbanguly Aşyrow
4 DF   TKM Abdy Bäşimow
6 MF   TKM Amir Gurbani
7 MF   TKM Elman Tagaýew
8 MF   TKM Yhlas Saparmämmedow
10 MF   TKM Guwanç Abylow
11 FW   TKM Murat Ýakşiýew
12 DF   TKM Serdar Annaorazow
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 DF   TKM Myrat Hamraýew
16 GK   TKM Öwezmyrat Öwezmyradow
17 DF   TKM Artur Geworkýan
19 DF   TKM Azadi Annadurdyýew
20 FW   TKM Pirmyrat Sultanow
21   TKM Serdar Tukyýew
22 MF   TKM Ilýa Tamurkin
23 DF   TKM Hoşgeldi Hojowow
27 MF   TKM Döwran Orazalyýew
28 DF   TKM Söhbet Allanurow
77 MF   TKM Arslanmyrat Amanow

Current technical staffEdit

Position Name
Chairman   Gurbandurdy Öwekow
Chairman   Sähetmyrat Alyýew
Chief   Guwançmuhammet Öwekow
Head coach   Hojaahmet Arazow
Doctor   Parahat Bäşimow
GK coach   Baýramnyýaz Berdiýew
Assistant coach   Konstantin Grigorýans
Main administrator   Çarymämmet Orazmämmedow
Masseur   Maksatmyrat Ilýasow
Video operator   Begli Annagulyýew

ManagersEdit

Kit suppliers and shirt sponsorsEdit

The team is owned by the Türkmen Nebit Önümleri (Turkmen Petroleum Products) enterprise.

Period Kit supplier Shirt sponsor
2018–2020 Nike TNÖ
2021–present Jako TNÖ

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Preview: Ahal, Ravshan searching for fast start in AFC Cup opener the-AFC.com. Retrieved 19 September 2021
  2. ^ Kubogyň eýesi — “Ahal”
  3. ^ V@DIM. "Золотой век". turkmenistan.gov.tm. Archived from the original on 14 April 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  4. ^ turkmenportal. ""Ахал" отправил в отставку главного тренера, притормозив в погоне за лидером - Спорт". turkmenportal.com. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  5. ^ “Ahal” bassyr 2-nji gezek kubogyň eýesi Archived 2015-02-17 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Кубок АФК: "Дордой" начнет с "Ахала" из Туркменистана - Новости клуба - Официальный сайт футбольного клуба Дордой (Бишкек)". www.fc-dordoi.kg. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  7. ^ "MAIN CAST". Data Sports Group. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  8. ^ «Алтын асыр» и «Ахал» сделали шаг к финалу Кубка Туркменистана-2019 по футболу
  9. ^ «Ahala» täze möwsümde Hojaahmet Arazow tälim berer
  10. ^ Саид Сеидов назначен главным тренером «Ахала» turkmenportal.com. Retrieved 19 September 2021
  11. ^ В качестве главного тренера «Ахала» в период Кубка АФК заявлен Ходжаахмед Аразов
  12. ^ https://www.the-afc.com/competitions/afc-cup/latest/news/preview-ahal-ravshan-searching-for-fast-start-in-afc-cup-opener Preview: Ahal, Ravshan searching for fast start in AFC Cup opener

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