Football Club Noah (Armenian: Ֆուտբոլային Ակումբ Նոա), commonly known as Noah is an Armenian professional football club based in the capital Yerevan. Founded in 2017 as FC Artsakh, they currently play in the Armenian Premier League.[1]

Noah
Նոա
FC Noah-logo.png
Full nameFootball Club Noah
Founded2017; 5 years ago (2017)
GroundArmavir City Stadium (temporary)
Mika Stadium
Capacity3,100
7,200
OwnerKaren Abrahamyan
Chief executive officerArtur Sahakyan
ManagerAram Hakobyan
LeagueArmenian Premier League
2021–226th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

The club was founded as FC Artsakh in 2017 and played its first match in a goalless draw against FC Banants on 2 June 2017.[2] Noah played its first competitive season in the 2017–18 Armenian First League, finishing second and achieving promotion to the Armenian Premier League.[3]

After a disappointing 8th place finish in the 2018–19 season, the club was sold to Karen Abrahamyan, who rebranded the club FC Noah in 2019.

Noah won the 2019–20 Armenian Cup, defeating Ararat-Armenia on penalties.

DomesticEdit

Season[4] League National cup Top goalscorer Manager Kit manufacturer Main sponsor
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
2017–18 Armenian First League 2nd 27 21 2 4 77 16 65 Quarter-finals   Grigor Aghekyan 18   Tigran Yesayan
  Armen Sanamyan
Nike Renault
2018–19 Armenian Premier League 8th 32 6 10 16 25 49 28 Quarter-finals   Eduard Avagyan
  Vigen Avetisyan
4   Rafael Nazaryan
  Sevada Arzumanyan
Vega
2019–20 2nd 28 14 6 8 37 27 48 Winners   Maksim Mayrovich 11   Vadim Boreț Umbro N/A
2020–21 2nd 28 12 5 7 35 20 41 Semifinal   Vladimir Azarov 6   Vadim Boreț
  Dmitri Gunko
Adidas N/A
2021–22 6th 32 9 12 11 38 43 39 Quarter-finals   Maksim Mayrovich 9   Viktor Bulatov
  Aram Hakobyan
VBET[5]

EuropeanEdit

As of match played 15 July 2021
Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Europa League 1 0 0 1 1 4 –3
UEFA Europa Conference League 2 1 0 1 1 5 –4
Total 3 1 0 2 2 9 –7
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2020–21 UEFA Europa League 1QR   Kairat 1–4
2021–22 UEFA Europa Conference League 1QR   KuPS 1–0 0–5 1–5

Colours and badgeEdit

As FC Artsakh the club's main kit colours were red and white, however following the rebranding, the club chose black and a light green to represent the club. Umbro became the kit supplier for the 2019-20, following two years of using Nike.

Badge historyEdit

From 2017 to 2019, the club operated as FC Artsakh, bearing a red round badge with an eagle. Following the 2019 rebranding as FC Noah, the club's emblem was changed to a simple black text:
"Yerevan Armenia Football Club Noah".

StadiumEdit

 
The stadium's main East stand
 
The North and West stands

At the beginning phase of the 2018–19 Armenian Premier League season, FC Noah used the Mika Stadium, located in the Shengavit neighborhood of Yerevan, as their home ground until matchday 8. They were then forced to leave the Mika Stadium due to the inappropriate pitch conditions, and between matchday 9 and 14 they played at the Pyunik Stadium before moving to the artificial-turf pitch of the Dzoraghbyur Training Centre at the eastern outskirts of Yerevan. For the 2019–20 Armenian Premier League season, FC Noah played at the Alashkert Stadium located in the same neighbourhood of Yerevan.

After starting the 2021–22 Armenian Premier League season playing their home games at the Yerevan Football Academy Stadium in Yerevan, Noah moved their home games to the Armavir City Stadium in Armavir in February 2022.[6]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 30 July 2022

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
3 MF   ARM Karen Muradyan (on loan from Pyunik)
5 DF   ARM Norayr Nikoghosyan
6 MF   BLR Hayk Musakhanyan
7 MF   ARM Karen Nalbandyan
8 DF   BFA Dramane Salou
9 FW   ARM Levon Vardanyan
10 MF   ARM Armen Nahapetyan
13 MF   ARM Robert Baghramyan
17 MF   NGA Adams Friday
18 DF   NGA Okazie Ebenezer
19 MF   ARM Ashot Adamyan
20 MF   ARM Petros Afajanyan
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 MF   ARM Patvakan Avetisyan (on loan from Ararat-Armenia)
22 MF   ARM Ruben Yesayan (on loan from Pyunik)
23 MF   ARM Hayk Ghevondyan (on loan from Pyunik)
25 MF   NGA Charles Ikechukwu
26 DF   ARM Artur Danielyan
28 DF   RUS Grigori Trufanov
32 DF   ARM Ruben Hovsepyan (on loan from Ararat-Armenia)
33 MF   ARM Vahagn Hayrapetyan
77 GK   ARM Vardan Shahatuni
94 DF   ARM Arman Khachatryan
97 DF   RUS Aleksandr Nesterov
99 GK   ARM Harutyun Melkonyan (on loan from Pyunik)

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
18 MF   ARM Tigran Sargsyan (at BKMA Yerevan)

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name
Manager   Viktor Bulatov
Assistant Coach   Yevgeny Galkin
Goalkeepers Coach   Dmitri Solonenko
Fitness Coach  
Team Doctor   Arman Margaryan

HonoursEdit

FC Noah won their first trophy on 10 July 2020, defeating Ararat-Armenia on penalties to win the 2019–20 Armenian Cup.

DomesticEdit

Armenian Cup

Armenian Supercup

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Կայացավ Արցախ ֆուտբոլային ակումբի շնորհանդեսը" (in Armenian). totalfootball.am. 18 June 2019. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Բանանցը չկարողացավ հաղթել Արցախին ստուգողական խաղում". armsport.am. Retrieved 22 March 2018.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Հայտնի է Հայաստանի Առաջին խմբի առաջնության խաղացանկը". armsport.am (in Armenian). 24 July 2017. Archived from the original on 26 July 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  4. ^ RSSSF Armenia (and subpages per year)
  5. ^ "VBET HAS BECOME THE TITLE SPONSOR OF FC NOAH". fcnoah.am. FC Noah. 19 July 2021. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  6. ^ "We are happy to inform that from now on Noah will hold its home matches in Armavir city stadium, which seats 3,100 spectators". facebook.com/noah.footballclub. FC Noah. 7 February 2022. Retrieved 8 February 2022.