Lori FC

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Lori FC (Armenian: Լոռի Ֆուտբոլային Ակումբ) is an Armenian football club based in Vanadzor, Lori Province. Originally founded in 1936, Lori has participated in the domestic football competition of Soviet Armenia. After retiring from professional football in 2002, the club was revived in 2017 winning the 2017–18 Armenian First League competition.

Lori
Լոռի
Logo of Football Club Lori Vanadzor (2017- ).png
Full nameLori Football Club
Founded1936; 85 years ago (1936)
GroundVanadzor Football Academy (temporary)
Vanadzor City Stadium (under construction)
Capacity1,000
4,000 (upon completion)
OwnerTovmas Grigoryan
PresidentRobert Grigoryan
ManagerAlbert Solomonov
LeagueArmenian Premier League
2020–21Armenian Premier League, 8th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

The club participated in the first ever Armenian football competition after the split-up from the Soviet Union. After the regular competition they did not qualify for the championship stage, but were forced to play in the relegation stage. Here they finished in seventh position, which forced them to play in the Armenian First League (second level) for the 1993 season. In that season they finished first in their group (the league was split-up in two groups) which gave them promotion to the Armenian Premier League. Lori then became a yo-yo team referring to their up-and-go history of promotion and relegation. In 2002 they played their last season in the Premier League as of today and relegated to the First League.

The reestablishment of Lori FC was officially announced on 2 March 2017, by Tovmas Grigoryan; a native businessman of the city of Vanadzor. The club made its debut at professional football through the 2017–18 Armenian First League competition.

The club uses the Vanadzor Football Academy as their training ground. The academy is temporarily being used as a home ground for their official matches in the Armenian First League competition, as the Vanadzor City Stadium is currently being reconstructed and is set to be ready during summer 2019.

On 18 June 2019, David Campaña Piquer was appointed as the new manager of Lori on a contract until the summer of 2020.[1] On 2 June 2020, Lori announced that manager David Campaña and his assistants Francisco Compan, Jorge Gomez, Agustin Perez and Enrique Gil had all left the club as their contracts could not be extended due to travel restrictions in returning to Armenia due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2] Later the same day, Armen Sanamyan was announced as Lori's caretaker manager.[3] On 4 August 2020, Armen Sanamyan left Lori to become manager of Sevan,[4] with Lori announcing Albert Solomonov as their new manager on 5 August 2020, with Solomonov signing a one-year contract.[5]

Following a disagreement with the administrative decision to awarded FC Urartu a 3-0 victory over Lori due to Lori being unable to field a team for their match due to COVID-19, Lori walked off at the start of their match against Ararat Yerevan on 16 March 2021.[6][7] Lori later submitted their resignation from the Premier League on 5 April 2021.[8]

League and cupEdit

Lori FC league record since 1987:[9][10][11]

Season League National Cup Top goalscorer Managers
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA Pts Name League
1987 Soviet Second League 12 30 12 4 14 31 34 28
1988 12 38 17 5 16 49 54 39
1989 6 42 23 5 14 66 54 51
1990 18 50 17 10 23 47 59 44
1991 22 42 12 5 25 32 98 29
1992 Armenian Premier League 19 22 9 4 9 45 63 22 1/8 Final
1993 Armenian First League 1 20 13 4 3 46 7 30 1/16 Final
1994 Armenian Premier League 13 28 5 6 17 22 65 16 1/16 Final
1995 Armenian First League 4 12 6 0 6 24 16 18 did not participate
1995/96 3 22 12 6 4 33 16 42 1/16 Final
1996/97 2 22 15 5 2 42 13 50 1/8 Final
1997 Armenian Premier League 10 18 0 1 17 7 76 1 -
1998 Armenian First League 2 24 16 6 2 42 16 54 1/8 Final
1999 3 16 9 4 3 32 10 31 1/8 Final
2000 3 16 9 2 5 34 24 29 1/8 Final
2001 Armenian Premier League 12 22 1 2 19 17 83 5 1/8 Final
2002 12 22 1 2 19 15 100 5 1/8 Final
2003 Armenian First League 10 22 5 0 17 36 74 15 did not participate
2004 14 30 7 6 17 35 68 24 Preliminary round
2005 11 24 6 0 18 39 77 18 did not participate
2006–2017 No Participation
2017–18 Armenian First League 1 27 22 3 2 74 16 69 did not participate   Tinga Kofi Tei 12   Armen Adamyan
2018–19 Armenian Premier League 5 32 11 11 10 42 40 44 Runner-up   Jonel Désiré 17   Armen Adamyan
  Artur Petrosyan
  Vahe Gevorgyan
2019–20 5 28 10 10 8 35 36 40 Quarter-final   Jonel Désiré 12   David Campaña
  Armen Sanamyan (Caretaker)
2020–21 8 24 7 2 15 16 44 23 First Round   Claudir 3   Albert Solomonov

Last SquadEdit

As of 2 July 2021

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF   GHA Nana Antwi
4 DF   ARM Derenik Sargsyan
5 DF   HAI Djimy Alexis
7 FW   ARM Ghukas Poghosyan
8 DF   ARM Aram Kocharyan
9 FW   SRB Nikola Tripkovic
10 FW   ARM Vardan Bakalyan
11 MF   POR Fernandinho
13 GK   ARM David Davtyan
14 MF   BRA Victor Cesar
17 DF   RUS Yevgeni Kirisov
18 DF   ARM Arsen Yeghiazaryan
19 DF   SRB Ivan Božović
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 DF   ARM Artur Avagyan
22 GK   ARM Gor Manukyan
23 MF   ARM Davit Paremuzyan
28 FW   BRA Claudir
32 GK   MNE Nemanja Šćekić
40 DF   BRA Luiz Matheus
73 MF   RUS Pavel Osipov
88 MF   BRA André Mensalão
90 MF   RUS Yevgeni Skoblikov
94 MF   SRB Nikola Popović
99 FW   MNE Filip Kukuličić

PersonnelEdit

Managerial historyEdit

Managers of Lori FC since the club revived in 2017:

As of match played 8 March 2021
Name Nat. From To P W D L GS GA %W Honours Notes
Armen Adamyan   Armenia 1 July 2017 13 December 2018 44 29 7 8 99 37 065.91 Armenian First League (1)
Artur Petrosyan   Armenia 25 December 2018 8 May 2019 14 4 6 4 14 11 028.57
Vahe Gevorgyan   Armenia 8 May 2019 19 June 2019 4 1 2 1 6 6 025.00
David Campaña Piquer   Spain 30 June 2019[1] 2 June 2020[2] 20 9 6 5 30 23 045.00
Armen Sanamyan (Caretaker)   Armenia 2 June 2020[3] 4 August 2020[4] 8 1 4 3 6 12 012.50
Albert Solomonov   Israel 5 August 2020[5] 17 7 4 6 17 19 041.18

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b "OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT David Campaña". fclori.am/. Lori FC. 2 June 2020. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Official Announcement Armen Sanamyan". fclori.am/. FC Lori. 2 June 2020. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Սիրով տեղեկացնում ենք, որ կարճատև դադարից հետո "Սևան" ՖԱ-ի մարզչական ղեկը կրկին գլխավորել է Արմեն Սանամյանը". facebook.com/SevanFCArmenia/ (in Armenian). Sevan FC Facebook. 4 August 2020. Retrieved 4 August 2020.
  5. ^ a b "lbert Solomonov Has Been Appointed Lori FC Head Coach". fclori.am/. Lori FC. 5 August 2020. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Լոռի ՖԱ -ի ֆուտբոլիստները լքել են խաղադաշտը "Արարատի" հետ հանդիպման մեկնարկում". ffa.am/ (in Armenian). Football Federation Armenia. 16 March 2021. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  7. ^ "Արարատ-Լոռի խաղը կարող է չկայանալ․ վանաձորյան թիմը հրաժարվում է դուրս գալ դաշտ". armsport.am/ (in Armenian). Arm Sport. 16 March 2021. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  8. ^ "Lori FC leave Premier League, to pay more attention to academy's development". sport.news.am/eng/. News.AM. 5 April 2021. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  9. ^ RSSSF Armenia (and subpages per year)
  10. ^ Armenian First League news
  11. ^ 2017–18 Armenian First League table