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. Although based in Yerevan they are in fact named after the historic Western Armenian town of Alashkert, now Eleşkirt in Eastern Turkey.
|Full name||Football Club Alashkert|
|Nickname(s)||Դեղինները (The Yellows)|
|League||Armenian Premier League|
|2021–22||3rd of 10|
The club is owned by Bagrat Navoyan, a businessman and founder of Bagratour LLC.
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 place 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.
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.
League records of Alashkert FC:
- Seasons in top division – 10 (1992–present)
- Lowest league position – 24 (1992)
- Biggest 'undefeated' streak in the league – 11 matches (10/05/15 – 19/09/15)
- Win record for season – 24 (2012–13) (First League)
- Loss record for season – 22 (1991) (Soviet Lower Second League)
- Most points in a season – 78 (2012–2013) (First League)
- Most league goals in a season (club) – 80 (2012–2013) (First League)
- All time League goals – 834 (since 1990)
- Most goals in a season (player) – 17, Mihran Manasyan, 2013–14
- Biggest win – 6–0 vs FC Artsakh, 2018
- Biggest defeat – 9–2 vs Gandzasar Kapan, 2013
- Biggest home win – 6–0 vs FC Artsakh, 2018
- Biggest home defeat – 5–0 vs FC Pyunik, 2013
- Biggest away win – 4–0 vs Gandzasar Kapan, 2018
- Biggest away defeat – 9–2 vs Gandzasar Kapan, 2013
- Highest attendance ever – 59.047 vs Celtic, 2018
- Highest attendance home game – 9.000 vs CFR Cluj, 2018
- Highest attendance away game – 59.047 vs Celtic, 2018
- Highest attendance in league or cup – 4.000 vs Ararat, 2021 and vs Lori Vanadzor, 2019
- All-time most appearances – Artak Grigoryan, 198
- All-time top scorer – Mihran Manasyan, 76
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 favourites, 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.
Alashkert were the first ever Armenian side to play in a European group stage after defeating Kairat 3–2 on 12 August 2021. They played Rangers in the play-off for the Europa League, but lost 1–0 on aggregate. As a result, they dropped into the Europa Conference League group stage, where they were drawn in a group alongside Maccabi Tel Aviv, HJK Helsinki and LASK. After losing their first five matches, Alashkert managed to draw 1–1 against Maccabi Tel Aviv on matchday six, which was the first ever point earned by an Armenian side in any UEFA group stage.
- As of match played 14 July 2022
|UEFA Champions League||14||3||5||6||12||20||–8|
|UEFA Europa League||17||7||3||7||17||23||–6|
|UEFA Europa Conference League||8||1||1||6||6||19||–13|
|2015–16||UEFA Europa League||1Q||St Johnstone||1–0||1–2||2–2 (a)|
|2016–17||UEFA Champions League||1Q||Santa Coloma||3–0||0–0||3–0|
|2017–18||UEFA Champions League||1Q||Santa Coloma||1–0||1–1||2–1|
|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|
|2019–20||UEFA Europa League||1Q||Makedonija GP||3–1||3–0||6–1|
|2020–21||UEFA Europa League||1Q||Renova||0−1||—||0–1|
|2021–22||UEFA Champions League||1Q||Connah's Quay Nomads||1–0 (a.e.t.)||2–2||3–2|
|UEFA Europa League||3Q||Kairat||3–2 (a.e.t.)||0–0||3−2|
|UEFA Europa Conference League||GS||LASK||0–3||0–2||4th place|
|Maccabi Tel Aviv||1–1||1–4|
|2022–23||UEFA Europa Conference League||1Q||Ħamrun Spartans||1–0||1–4||2–4|
- Biggest win in UEFA competitions: 3–0 vs FC Santa Coloma (5 July 2016) and vs Makedonija GP (18 July 2019)
- Biggest defeat in UEFA competitions: 0–5 vs CFR Cluj (16 August 2018)
- Club appearances in UEFA competitions: 7
- Highest attendance – 59.047 vs Celtic, 2018
- Player with most UEFA appearances: Artak Grigoryan – 29 appearances
- Top scorer in UEFA competitions: Uros Nenadovic – 4 goals
- Goalkeeper with most clean sheets in UEFA competitions: Ognjen Cancarevic – 5 matches
Last update: 12 August 2021
The following list ranks the current position of Alashkert in UEFA club ranking:
List of opponents by nationEdit
List of opponents by clubEdit
|FC Santa Coloma||4||2||2||0||5||1||+4|
|Maccabi Tel Aviv||2||0||1||1||2||5||–3|
|Connah's Quay Nomads||2||1||1||0||3||2||+1|
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. Alashkert continue to use the Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium to host European matches, due to Alashkert Stadium not meeting UEFA stadium category requirements.
The club returned to their own Alashkert Stadium during the 2014–15 Armenian Premier League season.
- As of 24 January 2023
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Ground||Alashkert Stadium, Yerevan|
|League||Armenian First League|
The club's reserve squad plays as Alashkert-2 in the Armenian First League. They also play their home games at the Alashkert Stadium.
|Assistant Coach||Armen Adamyan|
|Assistant Coach||Albert Safaryan|
|Goalkeeping Coach||Armen Kirakosyan|
|Kit Manager||Andranik Nalbandyan|
|Alashkert-2 Coach||Sergey Erzrumyan|
|Executive Director||Liparit Navoyan|
|Technical Director||Kim Arakelyan|
|Press Secretary||Samvel Sukiasyan|
Managers of FC Alashkert since the club revived in late 2011:
- Albert Sarkisyan (1 January 2012 – 30 April 2013)
- Armen Sanamyan (30 April 2013 – 23 October 2013)
- Armen Gyulbudaghyants (2 November 2013 – 30 August 2014)
- Abraham Khashmanyan (31 August 2014 – 1 April 2018)
- Varuzhan Sukiasyan (1 April 2018 – 21 September 2018)
- Aram Voskanyan (25 September 2018 – 14 April 2019)
- Abraham Khashmanyan (15 April 2019 – 20 May 2021)
- Aleksandr Grigoryan (20 May 2021 –20 September 2021 )
- Milan Milanović (26 September 2021 – 13 January 2022)
- Aram Voskanyan (13 January 2022 – 30 June 2022)
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