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FC Gandzasar Kapan

Football Club Gandzasar Kapan (Armenian: Ֆուտբոլային Ակումբ Գանձասար Կապան), commonly known as Gandzasar, is an Armenian football club based in the town of Kapan, Syunik Province. Translated from the Armenian, "Gandz-a-sar" simply means "Treasure Mountain". The club headquarters are located on Shinararner street 1, Kapan.[1] The Gandzasar Kapan Training Centre is located at the eastern outskirts of the town of Kapan.

Gandzasar Kapan
Gandzasar FC Logo 2009.png
Full nameFootball Club Gandzasar Kapan
Nickname(s)Արջեր Arjér (The Bears)
Founded2004; 15 years ago (2004)
GroundFootball Academy Stadium, Yerevan (temporary)
Gandzasar Stadium, Kapan
Capacity1,428
3,500
OwnerZangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine CJSC
Executive DirectorGarnik Aghababian
ManagerArmen Petrosyan
LeagueArmenian Premier League
2018–196th

The club is under the ownership of "Zangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine Closed Joint-Stock Company since 25 February 2015.

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 2004 and made their debut in the Armenian football league system in the 2004 Armenian First League competition. They spent 2 years playing in the Armenian First League before getting promoted to the Armenian Premier League for the 2006 season.

As of 2014, Gandzasar Kapan play in the Armenian Premier League, the top division in Armenian football. The home ground of team is the Gandzasar Stadium.

The club also runs a reserve team known as Gandzasar Kapan-2, participating in the First Division.

Domestic historyEdit

Season League National Cup Top goalscorer Manager
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
2004 Armenian First League 3rd 30 17 6 7 52 32 57 no participation
2005 3rd 24 16 3 5 62 24 51 First Round
2006 Armenian Premier League 5th 28 7 3 18 28 60 24 Quarter-final   Artur Kocharyan 15   Vladimir Petrosyan
  Albert Sarkisyan
2007 5th 28 11 6 11 35 31 39 First round   Artur Kocharyan 8   Souren Barseghyan
  Abraham Khashmanyan
  Samvel Petrosyan
2008 3rd 28 13 8 7 39 27 47 Quarter-final   Alexander Petrosyan 9   Samvel Petrosyan
2009 5th 28 12 2 14 32 47 38 Quarter-final   Arsen Avetisyan 14   Samvel Petrosyan
  Avetik Sargsyan
  Slava Gabrielyan
2010 6th 28 8 3 17 24 45 27 Quarter-final   Artur Kocharyan 8   Slava Gabrielyan
  Albert Sarkisyan
2011 3rd 28 12 10 6 31 16 46 Quarter-final
Quarter-final
  Arsen Avetisyan 5   Abraham Khashmanyan
2012–13 3rd 42 18 13 11 48 37 67 Semi-final   Dhiego Lomba Farias 9   Abraham Khashmanyan
  Avetik Sargsyan
  Samvel Sargsyan
  Sevada Arzumanyan
2013–14 5th 28 8 11 9 36 31 35 Runner-up   Narek Beglaryan 8   Sevada Arzumanyan
  Stepan Baghdasaryan
  Serhiy Puchkov
2014–15 7th 28 7 8 13 31 44 29 Quarter-final   Gegham Harutyunyan
  Vasil Palagnyuk
6   Serhiy Puchkov
  Samvel Petrosyan
2015–16 4th 28 11 12 5 35 27 45 Semi-final   Gegham Harutyunyan
  Narek Beglaryan
5   Samvel Petrosyan
  Ashot Barseghyan
2016–17 2nd 30 17 6 7 38 24 57 Semi-final   Gegham Harutyunyan 12   Ashot Barseghyan
2017–18 3rd 30 11 10 9 43 34 43 Winner   Gegham Harutyunyan 12   Karen Barseghyan
  Ashot Barseghyan
2018–19 6th 32 10 8 14 38 33 38 Quarter-final   Gegham Harutyunyan 8   Ashot Barseghyan
  Armen Petrosyan
2019–20   Armen Petrosyan

European historyEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 2Q   NAC Breda 0–2 0–6 0–8  
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 1Q   EB/Streymur 2–0 1–3 3–3 (a)  
2Q   Servette 1–3 0–2 1–5  
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Aktobe 1–2 1–2 2–4  
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Mladost Podgorica 0–3 0–1 0–4  
2018–19 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Lech Poznań 2–1 0–2 2–3  

HonoursEdit

Armenian Premier League[2]

Armenian Cup[3]

StadiumEdit

 
Gandzasar Stadium, the home of Gandzasar

The club play their home games at the Gandzasar Stadium, also known as Kapan City Stadium, which has a capacity of 3,500. It is situated at the centre of the town of Kapan, on the left bank of Voghji River.

At the beginning of 2017 the team temporarily moved to the Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium in Yerevan due to renovation works at the Gandzasar Stadium.

Youth academyEdit

Gandzasar Kapan run their own youth training academy in the town of Kapan since its inauguration in May 2013. Being home to natural-grass as well as artificial-turf training pitches, the centre occupies an area of 35,000 m².

In addition to Kapan, the club also runs a football school in the Shengavit District of the capital Yerevan.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 2 August 2019

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Gevorg Kasparov
2   DF Hakob Hambardzumyan
3   DF Hamlet Asoyan
4   DF Gagik Maghakyan
5   MF Davit Terteryan
6   MF Wbeymar
7   FW Vardan Pogosyan
8   MF Narek Aslanyan
9   FW Gevorg Nranyan (captain)
10   MF Gevorg Ohanyan
11   MF Ashot Adamyan
12   GK Grigor Meliksetyan
14   MF Emil Yeghiazaryan
15   DF Annan Mensah (loan from Lori)
No. Position Player
16   GK Erik Harutyunyan
18   DF Arman Hovhannisyan
19   DF Vaspurak Minasyan
20   MF Artur Grigoryan
21   MF Martin Grigoryan
22   FW Gegham Harutyunyan
27   MF Abdoul Zoko
28   DF Alexander Hovhannisyan
55   DF Vardan Arzoyan
77   MF Davit Minasyan
94   FW Andranik Kocharyan
99   FW Stephane Adjuman
  MF Suren Arakelyan

Gandzasar Kapan-2Edit

Gandzasar Kapan-2
 
Founded2006; 13 years ago (2006)
GroundGandzasar Kapan Training Centre,
Kapan
OwnerZangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine CJSC
Executive DirectorGarnik Aghababian
ManagerAshot Manucharyan
LeagueArmenian First League
2016–174th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FC Gandzasar Kapan's reserve squad play as Gandzasar Kapan-2 in the Armenian First League. They play their home games at the training field with artificial turf of the Gandzasar Kapan Training Centre.

Current squadEdit

As of 16 January 2019

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Davit Altunyan
2   MF Varkhtang Grigoryan
3   DF Patvakan Mahtesyan
4   DF Armen Kharbutyan
5   DF Davit Markosyan
7   MF Suren Arakelyan
8   MF Davit Mayilyan
9   DF Tiran Petrosyan (captain)
10   MF Tigran Ivanyan
13   MF Alen Karapetyan
14   MF Yura Arakelyan
17   DF Gagik Khachatryan
18   MF Lernik Avetisyan
No. Position Player
19   MF Karen Gevorgyan
20   MF Ashot Adamyan
21   FW Mher Harutyunyan
22   MF Artur Karapetyan
23   MF Roman Hakhverdyan
27   DF Alen Stepanyan
28   MF Vache Avagimyan
33   MF Artur Badalyan
35   MF Ashot Karapetyan
55   GK Artyom Baghdasaryan
88   DF Hayk Sargsyan
89   GK Erik Harutyunyan

PersonnelEdit

ManagementEdit

Position Name
Executive Director   Garnik Aghababian
Sporting Director   Ashot Barseghyan
General Manager   Ashot Martirosyan
Press Secretary   Davit Martirosyan
Team Manager   Garik Karapoghosyan

Technical staffEdit

Position Name
Head Coach   Armen Petrosyan
Assistant Coach   Ashot Grigoryan
Assistant Coach   Armen Petrosyan
Goalkeepers Coach
Coach Analyst   Ghazar Hakobjanyan
Doctor   Ara Aramyan
Masseur   Tigran Mansuryan
Administrator   Vahan Zalyan
Administrator   Arsen Ayvazyan

Managerial historyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Clubs". www.ffa.am. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  2. ^ RSSSF Armenia (and subpages per year)
  3. ^ "FC Shirak achievements". fcshirak.am. Retrieved 21 June 2019.

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