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Ulisses FC

Ulisses
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Full name Ulisses Football Club
Founded 2000 (2000)
Ground Vazgen Sargsyan Stadium, Yerevan
Ground Capacity 14,403
Owner Valeri Hovhannisyan
Chairman Genrikh Ghazandzhyan
Manager Gagik Simonyan (interim)
League Armenian Premier League
2014–15 2nd
Website Club home page

Ulisses Football Club (Armenian: Ուլիս Ֆուտբոլային Ակումբ), commonly known as Ulisses, is an Armenian football club based in Yerevan. They play in the Armenian Premier League, the top division in Armenian football. Currently, their home ground is the Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium in Yerevan.

The club headquarters are located on Nalbandyan street 48/1, Yerevan.[1] Like all other Armenian Premier League clubs, Ulisses FC run a reserve team that plays in the Armenian First League.

Currently, the club is owned by the Armenian businessman Genrikh Kazanjian and sponsored by the "Holiday" Group of Companies.

Contents

  • History 1
    • Dinamo-2000 1.1
    • Dinamo-Zenith 1.2
    • Ulisses 1.3
  • European Cup History 2
  • Honours 3
  • Current squad 4
  • Ulisses FC-2 (reserves) 5
  • Managers 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

History

  • 2000 – Founded as Dinamo-2000 FC
  • 2004 – Changed name to Dinamo-Zenit FC (name change occurred as a result of a new sponsor)
  • 2006 – Changed name to Ulisses FC (name change again occurred as a result of a new sponsor)

Dinamo-2000

For this period the team has changed several names as being in unstable conditions. The notable fact is that the team has started its way ahead in tournament only in 2001 and from the Armenian Football Premier League. Team-play in that year was sluggish but anyway the place for next season was earned. The next two seasons were exactly the same as the first one.

Dinamo-Zenith

In 2004 the team took 5th place in tournament table and that result in Armenian Premier League was the best for that years. Before that, the team has joined with "Zenith" (Charentsavan) football club and was renamed "Dinamo-Zenith FC"

Ulisses

V. Sargsyan Rep. Stadium, current home ground of Ulisses FC

In 2006, the club changed their name with the arrival of new sponsor. they occupied the 8th place at the 2006 Armenian Premier League season grabbing the chance to save their place in the top league in a decisive match with FC Dinamo Yerevan. Winning the game, Ulisses FC secured their place in the top tier for the next season. In seasons 2007 and 2008 team play was much more better, and there was no need of survival games.

In the beginning of 2008 club's department was enlarged with football school of "Shengavit" and also club has rented (in long-term conditions) the training and field (also mini-arena) in Voskehat. Voskehat field is the team's training pitch, and the battlefields for Ulisses are other arenas/stadiums. In 2007 team was playing home in "Kasakh" arena in Ashtarak, and in 2009 – the temporary home field was MIKA Arena in Yerevan.

Ulisses football club is also owner of League 1 team "Shengavit" which in 2008 has earned small gold medal in lower league but as in regulation couldn't be promoted to Premier League.

Before the start of season 2009, the team board has made a serious decisions for the result after which the team squad was strengthened with transferring-in new strong players. The first match with "Kilikia" was won but eventually defeated in second round by "Pyunik". In the next matches the team earned more experience and in the round 5 match with MIKA, club was quiet ready with three wins in past rounds. Match with MIKA was ended with 0:0 in the scoreboard but in next match being home with "Banants" the game was lost 0:1. After 2 wins to low-position clubs the match with "Pyunik" was next. In the first match team has lost in all meanings, this game was more stronger, but in the end Pyunik has made a goal. Winning "Gandzasar" team has played draw with "Shirak" after which – defeating MIKA with 1:2. In next 7 rounds team haven't had any lost game. Ending the season, team has earned 3rd position in league table being not far away of "Pyunik" (1) and "MIKA" (2) with "Banansts" (4) being behind.

On March 22, 2010 the new club president (Artak Harutyunyan) was promoted – who has told about the new season objectives. He also told about the opening of the new club office and about playing home in "Hrazdan" stadium. Also was told about the reconstruction of football school of "Shengavit" which will begin in 2010.

In 2011 Ulisses won the Armenian championship[2] for the first time in club history, and ended Pyunik dominance of 10 consecutive championships.

European Cup History

Season Competition Round Club 1st leg 2nd leg Aggregate
2010–11 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Bnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv FC 0–0 0–1 0–1
2011–12 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Ferencvarosi TC 0–2 0–3 0–5
2012–13 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round FC Sheriff Tiraspol 0–1 0–1 0–2
2015–16 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Birkirkara F.C. 0–0 1–3 1–3
  • Home results are noted in bold

Honours

Current squad

As of 30 September, 2015[3]
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 GK Gor Martirosyan
2 DF Aslan Kalmanov
3 DF Davit Lomaia
4 MF Solomon Udo
5 DF Soslan Kalmanov
6 MF Armen Tigranyan (captain)
7 MF Aleksandr Yushin
8 MF Claudio Torrejón (vice-captain)
9 FW Pavel Kondrakhin
10 FW Besik Chimakadze
11 MF Narek Gyozalyan
12 MF Dan Sserunkuma
13 MF Andrey Shakhkeldyan
No. Position Player
14 MF Narek Davtyan
15 MF Nikita Kukoyaka
18 MF Zakhar Dilanyan
19 FW Edgar Harutyunyan
20 GK Tigran Kandikijan
21 DF Drilon Berisha
22 DF Artashes Arakelyan
24 DF Artak Andrikyan
25 DF Giorgi Kachkachishvili
28 MF Alexander Hovhannisyan
29 MF Milutin Ivanović
88 GK Papin Tevosyan

Ulisses FC-2 (reserves)

The Ulisses FC reserve squad play as Ulisses FC-2 in the Armenian First League. They play their home games at the Kasakhi Marzik Stadium in the town of Ashtarak.

As of 1 August 2015
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
GK Vahe Andreasyan
GK Tigran Davtyan
DF Garnik Movsesyan
DF Narek Makoyan
DF Narek Hovnanyan
MF Narek Papoyan
MF Artur Hakobyan
No. Position Player
MF Harutyun Ghazaryan
MF Ishkhan Yeghiazaryan
MF Vardges Vardanyan
FW Tatul Davtyan
FW Mikayel Arustamyan
FW Samvel Hovhannisyan

Manager: Ara Azaryan

Managers

References

  1. ^ Armenia, clubs
  2. ^ Armenian Premier League Standings 2011 ScoresPro.com
  3. ^ Ulisses FC squad for 2015-16 season

External links

  • Ulisses FC Official Website
  • Ulisses FC at FFA.AM
  • Ulisses FC at UEFA.COM
  • Ulisses FC at EUFO.DE
  • Ulisses FC at Weltfussball.de
  • European Football Club Ranking
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