FC Gandzasar Kapan

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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
Գանձասար Կապան
Gandzasar FC Logo 2009.png
Full nameFootball Club Gandzasar Kapan
Nickname(s)Արջեր Arjér (The Bears)
Founded2004; 17 years ago (2004)
GroundFootball Academy Stadium, Yerevan (temporary)
Gandzasar Stadium, Kapan
Capacity1,428
3,500
OwnerZangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine CJSC
Executive DirectorGarnik Aghababian
Head CoachArmen Petrosyan
LeagueArmenian Premier League
2019–209th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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

On 3 November 2020, Gandzasar Kapan announced that they were withdrawing from the Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup due to the ongoing financial constraints relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Armenia and the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.[2][3]

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 9th 22 6 7 9 25 29 25 Semi-final   Gegham Harutyunyan 6   Armen Petrosyan
2020–21 10th Withdrew n/a

European historyEdit

As of match played 19 July 2018
Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Europa League 12 2 0 10 8 27 –19
Total 12 2 0 10 8 27 –19
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[4]

Armenian Cup[5]

Armenian Super Cup

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Youth academyEdit

 
Gandzasar Kapan Training Centre in Kapan

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 19 April 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   ARM Hakob Hambardzumyan
3 DF   ARM David Atayan
4 MF   ARM Alen Tatintsyan
5 MF   ARM Davit Terteryan
8 MF   ARM Narek Aslanyan
9 FW   ARM Gevorg Nranyan (captain)
10 FW   BRA Israel
11 MF   ARM Ashot Adamyan
13 GK   ARM Arman Meliksetyan
16 GK   ARM Mihran Hovhannisyan
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 FW   LTU Rokas Krusnauskas
19 DF   ARM Vaspurak Minasyan
21 DF   ARM Ashot Kocharyan
27 MF   BFA Abdoul Zoko
28 DF   ARM Alexander Hovhannisyan
77 MF   ARM Davit Minasyan
94 FW   ARM Andranik Kocharyan
96 MF   ARM Edvard Avagyan

Gandzasar Kapan-2Edit

Gandzasar Kapan-2
 
Founded2006; 15 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. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ARM Davit Altunyan
2 MF   ARM Varkhtang Grigoryan
3 DF   ARM Patvakan Mahtesyan
4 DF   ARM Armen Kharbutyan
5 DF   ARM Davit Markosyan
7 MF   ARM Suren Arakelyan
8 MF   ARM Davit Mayilyan
9 DF   ARM Tiran Petrosyan (captain)
10 MF   ARM Tigran Ivanyan
13 MF   ARM Alen Karapetyan
14 MF   ARM Yura Arakelyan
17 DF   ARM Gagik Khachatryan
18 MF   ARM Lernik Avetisyan
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 MF   ARM Karen Gevorgyan
20 MF   ARM Ashot Adamyan
21 FW   ARM Mher Harutyunyan
22 MF   ARM Artur Karapetyan
23 MF   ARM Roman Hakhverdyan
27 DF   ARM Alen Stepanyan
28 MF   ARM Vache Avagimyan
33 MF   ARM Artur Badalyan
35 MF   ARM Ashot Karapetyan
55 GK   ARM Artyom Baghdasaryan
88 DF   ARM Hayk Sargsyan
89 GK   ARM Erik Harutyunyan
92 DF   AZE Vigar Alibabayev

PersonnelEdit

ManagementEdit

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

Technical staffEdit

Position Name
Head Coach   Armen Petrosyan
Assistant Coach   Tigran Gevorgyan
Assistant Coach   Ara Khachatryan
Goalkeepers Coach   Martik Mktrtumyan
Coach Analyst   Ghazar Hakobjanyan
Doctor   Ara Aramyan
Masseur   Tigran Mansuryan
Masseur   Samvel Hovhannisyan
Administrator   Arsen Ayvazyan

Managerial historyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Clubs". www.ffa.am. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Բաց նամակ "Զանգեզուրի Պղնձամոլիբդենային կոմբինատ"". facebook.com/gandzasarkapanfc (in Armenian). FC Gandzasar Kapan Facebook. 3 November 2020. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Գանձասար-Կապանը պաշտոնական նամակ է ուղարկել ՀՖՖ". ffa.am/ (in Armenian). Football Federation of Armenia. 4 November 2020. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  4. ^ RSSSF Armenia (and subpages per year)
  5. ^ "FC Shirak achievements". fcshirak.am. Archived from the original on 24 May 2018. Retrieved 21 June 2019.

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