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Football Club Köpetdag (Turkmen: Köpetdag Futbol Kluby)[1] is a Turkmen football club based in Ashgabat, currently playing in the Ýokary Liga. Their home stadium is Köpetdag Stadium which can hold 26,000 people. Köpetdag traditional kit colours are blue and white. Having won 6 Turkmen championships and 6 Cup of Turkmenistan, they are one of the country's most successful clubs.

FK Köpetdag
Full nameKöpetdag Futbol Kluby
Founded1947; 74 years ago (1947)
GroundKöpetdag Stadium
ManagerTofik Şükürow
LeagueÝokary Liga
2020Ýokary Liga, 4th of 8



Club participated of 44 the USSR championships (1947–54, 1956–91). They appeared under the names of Locomotiv (1947–49), Spartak (1950–54), Kolhozchi (1956–59, 1976–87), Stoitel (1962–75) and Köpetdag (1960, 1961, 1988–91, present).

  • Soviet League Second group (1947–49), the best place: 3rd in 1948
  • Soviet League Class B (1950–54, 1956–63), the best place: 2nd in 1963
  • Soviet League Class A, the second group (1964–69), the best place: 4th in 1967
  • Soviet First League (1970–74, 1976–79), the best place: 9th in 1976
  • Soviet Second League (1975, 1980–91), the best place: 2nd in 1975 and 1991.

In Soviet times, one of the coaches of the team in the 1980s was Valery Nepomnyashchy.


After the collapse of the Soviet Union team planned to participate in the open championship of the CIS, but because of the many differences the championship did not take place. The first few years team has been the basic club of Turkmenistan national football team.

In 2008 they were disbanded due to financial crisis, returning few years later.

New eraEdit

In 2015, on the basis of MIA of Turkmenistan the club FC Kopetdag was re-created.[2] Club began to appearance in the First League of Turkmenistan. The team qualified for 2015 Turkmenistan Cup. They managed promotion to the 2016 season by winning the promotion play-off. [3]



Season League Turkmenistan Cup Top goalscorer Manager
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
2015 2nd 1 28 Round of 16   Said Seýidow
2016 1st 7 36 11 6 18 37 63 39   Said Seýidow

Performance in AFC competitionsEdit

1995: Preliminary Round
1996: Group stage
1997: First Round
1999: Group stage
2002: First Round
1997–98: 4th place

Asian stageEdit

Season Competition Round Club Score
1994–95 Asian Club Championship Preliminary round   Ansat Pavlodar 2–0 w
Preliminary round   Sitora Dushanbe 7–1 w
Preliminary round   Alga Bishkek 1–0 w
Preliminary round   Neftchi Farg'ona 1–2 l
1995–96 Asian Club Championship First round   Kant-Oil (6–0 w, 0–2 l)
Second round   Al-Ansar (1–1, 0–5 w)
Quarter-final   Saipa 1–0 l
Quarter-final   Al-Arabi 2–2
Quarter-final   Al-Nassr 1–0 l
1996–97 Asian Club Championship First round   Persepolis (0–0, 0–1 l)
1997–98 Asian Cup Winners Cup First round   Neftchi Farg'ona (4–0 w, 2–3 l)
Second round   Kairat Almaty (3–1 l, 0–2 w)
Quarter-final   Al Shorta (4–0 w, 1–1)
Semi-final   Al-Nassr 2–1 l
Third place   Beijing Guoan 4–1 l
1998–99 Asian Club Championship First round   Irtysh Pavlodar (4–1 w, 0–3 l)
Second round   Vakhsh Qurghonteppa (0–1 w, 0–5 w)
Quarter-final   Al-Ain 6–1 l
Quarter-final   Al-Hilal 4–2 l
Quarter-final   Esteghlal 1–0 w
2001–02 Asian Club Championship First round   Nasaf Qarshi (0–1 l, 0–3 l)

Notes: Home matches in bold

Commonwealth of Independent States CupEdit



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  2. ^ "Золотой век". Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  3. ^ turkmenportal. "Состоялась жеребьевка Кубка Туркменистана по футболу - Спорт". Туркменистан, интернет портал о культурной, деловой и развлекательной жизни в Туркменистане. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
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