Köpetdag Aşgabat

Köpetdag Aşgabat
Full name Futbol kluby Köpetdag Aşgabat
Founded 1947
Ground Köpetdag Stadium,
Asgabat, Turkmenistan
Ground Capacity 26,000
Manager Said Seýidow
League Birinji liga
2015 1

FK Köpetdag Aşgabat (Russian: Копетдаг) 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.



Participated of 44 the USSR championships (1947–54, 1956–91). Appear under the name Locomotiv (1947–49), Spartak (1950–54), Kolhozchi (1956–59, 1976–87), Stoitel (1962–75), Kopetdag (1960, 1961, 1988–91).

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 and Kopetdag was playing in the championship of the independent Turkmenistan. The first few years the team has been the basic club of Turkmenistan national football team.

In 2008 they were disbanded due to financial crisis.

New era

In 2015, on the basis of MIA of Turkmenistan the club FC Kopetdag was re-created.[1] 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. [2]


Performance in AFC competitions

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

Asian stage

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

Notes: Home matches in bold

Commonwealth of Independent States Cup

Current squad

As of 18 March 2016

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

No. Position Player
3 Turkmenistan DF Serdarmyrat Baýramow
5 Turkmenistan DF Gylyçmyrat Gylyçmyradow
8 Turkmenistan MF Yazgylyç Gurbanow
9 Turkmenistan MF Mülkamam Annagulyýew
10 Turkmenistan MF Öwezbaý Muhammetmyradow
11 Turkmenistan FW Merdan Gurbangulyýew
13 Turkmenistan MF Röwşen Halmammedow
15 Turkmenistan DF Mowlamberdi Goşşanow
17 Turkmenistan FW Kerim Hojaberdiýew
No. Position Player
18 Turkmenistan DF Berdi Hotdyýew
19 Turkmenistan MF Baýramhan Kadyrow
20 Turkmenistan MF Çarymyrat Öwezgeldiýew
23 Turkmenistan MF Didar Kowusow
25 Turkmenistan GK Ýeňiş Aşyrow
27 Turkmenistan DF Elýas Berenow
28 Turkmenistan MF Elýas Akyýew
29 Turkmenistan DF Şiroziddin Jumaniýazow
35 Turkmenistan GK Nursähet Täşliýew


  • Alexei Sokolov (1950–51)
  • Leo Olshansky (1952–53)
  • Stepan Arutyunov (1957)
  • Vladimir Alyakrinsky (1964)
  • Vladimir Eremeev (1965–66)
  • Sergei Budagov (1967–68)
  • Holodkov Seraphim (1969)
  • Sergei Korshunov (June 1970)
  • Sergei Budagov (1971)
  • Vladimir Yulygin (1973–74)


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