FC Alma-Ata

FC Alma-Ata (Kazakh: Алматы футбол клубы, Alamty Fýtbol Klýby) was a Kazakh association football club based in Almaty between 2000 and 2008.

Alma-Ata
FC Alma-Ata Logo.svg
Full nameFootball Club Alma-Ata
Founded2000; 21 years ago (2000)
Dissolved2008; 13 years ago (2008)
GroundCentral Stadium
Almaty
Capacity23,000
LeagueKazakhstan Premier League
20088th

HistoryEdit

In 2000 the club was formed as FC Tsesna in Almaty. Tsesna played in the Kazakhstan First Division for the first time in 2003, finishing second and earning themselves promotion to the Kazakhstan Premier League. Following their promotion, the club's management changed the club's name to FC Alma-Ata, finishing their debut season in 18th position under the management of Edgar Gess. The following season, first under Igor Romanov, and then Antonius Joore, the club improved and finished 13th. The 2006 was the club's best season, again with Antonius Joore as their manager, the club finished 5th in the league and won the Kazakhstan Cup for the first time. As a result of their Cup win, they qualified for the 2007–08 UEFA Cup for the first time.

In July 2007 Alma-Ata appointed Arno Pijpers as a consultant, whilst he continued his Kazakhstan National Team duties, in preparation for their debut UEFA Cup matches against Slovakian side ViOn Zlaté Moravce.[1] Alma-Ata were defeat by ViOn Zlaté Moravce 4–2 over the two legs, whilst finishing 6th in the league and reaching the Last 32 of the Cup. The 2008 season was the club's last season, as after finishing 8th in the League and as Cup runners-up, Alma-Ata declared themselves bankrupt and ceased operations, with the majority of the club's staff joining FC Megasport before forming FC Lokomotiv Astana.[2]

NamesEdit

  • 2000 : Founded as Tsesna
  • 2004 : Renamed Alma-Ata

Domestic historyEdit

Season League Kazakhstan Cup Top goalscorer Manager
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
2003 2nd 2 22 15 3 4 61 22 48 1/16   Yerlan Urazayev 20
2004 1st 18 36 4 8 24 22 53 20 1/8   Sergei Ostapenko &   Yerlan Urazayev 4   E.Gess
2005 1st 13 30 9 3 18 30 43 30 1/8   Sergei Ostapenko &   Oleg Litvinenko 7   I.Romanov /   A.Joore
2006 1st 5 30 13 9 8 36 29 48 Winner   Jafar Irismetov 17   A.Joore
2007 1st 6 30 13 5 12 35 32 44 1/16   Jafar Irismetov 17   A.Joore /   G.Babayan
2008 1st 8 30 10 7 13 33 39 37 Runners-up   Zhambyl Kukeyev 6   M.Wilhelmus /   B.Storck

Continental historyEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2007–08 UEFA Cup First qualifying round   ViOn Zlaté Moravce 1–1 1–3 2–4

HonoursEdit

Kazakhstan Cup (1)
2006

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pijpers accepts Alma-Ata role". www.uefa.com/. UEFA. 3 July 2007. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Ликвидация по-алматински". sport.caravan.kz/ (in Russian). sport.caravan.kz. 19 December 2008. Retrieved 18 December 2015.

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