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FC Kotayk (Armenian: Ֆուտբոլային Ակումբ Կոտայք), is a defunct Armenian football club from the town of Abovyan, Kotayk Province.

FC Kotayk
FC Kotayk Logo.jpg
Full nameFootball Club Kotayk
Founded1955; 64 years ago (1955)
Dissolved2005
GroundKotayk Stadium, Abovyan
Capacity3,946
ChairmanSamvel Petrosyan
ManagerTigran Yesayan
LeagueArmenian First League
2005Armenian Premier League, 4th

HistoryEdit

Founded in 1955, Kotayk was one of the oldest football clubs in Armenia. After playing several years in the Armenian SSR League as well as the Soviet First League, Kotayk made their debut in the Armenian Premier League in 1992.

They participated in the European Cups for the first time in 1996–97. In the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup winning 1–0 at home against AEK Larnaca from Cyprus. After losing the 2nd leg away from home with a result of 0–5, they were eliminated.

However, the club was dissolved in 2005 due to both financial and non-financial shortcomings.

In June 2016, many Armenian football websites announced that the club will return to professional football with the assistance of many contributors from the Kotayk Province, under the management of Samvel Petrosyan.[1] After playing few games in the Armenian First League, the club was forced to leave the competition due to financial difficulties.

League recordEdit

Year Division Position GP W D L GS GA PTS
1978 Soviet Second League 7 46 23 5 18 66 64 51
1979 5 46 26 6 14 83 43 58
1980 2 30 19 4 7 62 24 42
1981 1 44 29 10 5 79 37 68
1982 1 32 23 3 6 80 29 49
1983 2 32 18 10 4 72 40 46
1984 1 32 21 4 7 66 34 46
1985 Soviet First League 10 42 16 5 21 54 65 37
1986 19 46 14 13 19 46 54 40
1987 13 42 15 8 19 55 59 38
1988 18 42 14 7 21 55 83 35
1989 9 42 19 7 16 60 53 45
1990 14 38 12 9 17 44 52 33
1991 17 42 15 7 20 30 48 37
1992 Armenian Premier League 7 22 7 3 12 32 45 17
1993 11 28 9 1 18 57 76 19
1994 7 28 12 3 13 73 53 27
1995 3 10 4 3 3 18 13 15
1995-96 6 22 11 3 8 31 33 36
1996-97 7 22 8 4 10 41 27 28
1997 7 18 5 4 9 31 33 19
1998 no participation
1999
2000 Armenian First League 4 16 9 6 9 36 27 28
2001 Armenian Premier League 10 22 3 3 16 19 65 12
2002 11 22 2 5 15 17 62 11
2003 5 28 8 7 13 29 56 31
2004 7 28 6 6 16 31 54 24
2005 4 20 8 7 5 22 19 31

HonoursEdit

1967, 1973, 1975, 1976

Kotayk in European cupsEdit

As of July, 2009.

Competition Pld W D L GF GA
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 2 1 0 1 1 5
UEFA Intertoto Cup 2 1 0 1 3 3
Total 4 2 0 2 4 8
Season Competition Round Club 1st leg 2nd leg
1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup QR   AEK Larnaca 1–0 0–5
2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R   Brno 0–1 3–2
  • Home results are noted in bold

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