Lernayin Artsakh FC

Lernayin Artsakh FC (Armenian: Լեռնային Արցախ Ֆուտբոլային Ակումբ) is an association football club based in unrecognized Stepanakert, Artsakh Republic but is registered in Armenia. The club was founded in 1927[1] in Soviet Azerbaijan and its current name translate from Armenian as "Mountainous Artsakh".[2]

Lernayin Artsakh FC
Lernayin Artsakh FC logo.svg
Full nameLernayin Artsakh Football Club
Founded1927; 94 years ago (1927)
GroundStepanakert Republican,
Stepanakert
Capacity12,000
OwnerArmenia
PresidentArmenia
ManagerArmenia Slava Gabrielyan
LeagueArmenian First League

HistoryEdit

Between 1989 and 1995, the club was known as Artsakh Stepanakert. During the years between 1992 and 1995, however, they were unable to participate in any competition due to the First Nagorno-Karabakh War. In 1995, the club moved from Stepanakert to Yerevan in order to participate in the Armenian Premier League. They subsequently changed their name to Karabakh Yerevan.[3]

In 1999, the club briefly played under the name Karabakh Stepanakert. They were expelled from the Premier League that season due to financial problems, but managed to win promotion the next year. The club changed its name to Lernayin Artsakh in 2002, and played their home matches in Kapan that year.

The club withdrew from the Armenian top tier before the start of the 2003 season in protest against the exclusion of fellow Premier League club Ararat Yerevan.[4] The next year, the club finished second in the First League and again won promotion. Their return to the highest level in 2002 was of short duration, as they withdrew after playing eleven matches. In 2006 they won promotion to the Premier League for a third time, but this time declined to enter the top flight.

In 2009, the club relocated back to Stepanakert, and started participating in the Artsakh Football League.[5] They have moved back to the First League for 2019–20, thereby voiding their 2019 Artsakh Football League season.

League recordEdit

Year Club Name Division Position GP W D L GS GA PTS
1978 Karabakh Stepanakert Soviet Second League 15 46 18 10 18 53 46 46
1979 3 46 29 5 12 65 38 63
1980 11 30 12 4 14 40 43 28
1981 4 44 19 11 14 69 60 49
1982 12 32 13 7 12 48 42 33
1983 10 32 13 5 14 40 39 31
1984 9 32 15 3 14 42 38 33
1985 5 30 17 2 11 52 41 36
1986 9 30 14 2 14 56 48 30
1987 13 30 12 3 15 34 47 27
1988 11 38 17 6 15 44 38 40
1989 Artsakh Stepanakert 6 42 20 8 14 74 43 48
1990 Soviet Lower Second League 4 32 19 5 8 72 35 43
1991 3 38 26 5 7 98 45 57
1992 no participation
1993
1994
1995
1995-96 Karabakh Yerevan Armenian Premier League 7 22 8 5 9 29 28 29
1996-97 8 22 7 4 11 23 29 25
1997 8 18 5 3 10 13 28 18
1998 8 20 4 5 11 24 37 17
1999 Karabakh Stepanakert XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX
2000 Karabakh Yerevan Armenian First League 2 16 12 2 2 36 14 38
2001 Armenian Premier League 11 22 2 6 14 19 63 12
2002 Lernayin Artsakh 9 22 5 2 15 21 52 17
2003 no participation
2004 Armenian First League 2 30 22 6 2 82 20 72
2005 Armenian Premier League 9 16 3 0 13 14 37 9
2006 Armenian First League 2 18 12 3 3 57 32 39
2007 no participation
2008
2009 Artsakh Football League 1 16 15 1 0 99 12 46
2010–2017 No Participation
2018 Artsakh Football League 1 13 1 0 3 76 3 40
2019
2019–20 Armenian First League

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lernayin Artsakh Stepanakert". Footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Armenia 2002 Premier League". RSSSF.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Where's My Country?". RSSSF.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Armenia 2003". RSSSF.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Ֆուտբոլը ԼՂՀ-ում" (in Armenian). hayk.media. Archived from the original on 26 March 2018. Retrieved 25 March 2018.

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