FC Kotayk

FC Kotayk
Full name Football Club Kotayk
Founded 1955 (1955),
revived in 2016
Dissolved 2005,
Ground Kotayk Stadium, Abovyan
Ground Capacity 3,946
Chairman Samvel Petrosyan
Manager Armenia Tigran Yesayan
League Armenian First League
2005 Armenian Premier League, 4th

FC Kotayk (Armenian: Ֆուտբոլային Ակումբ Կոտայք), is a defunct Armenian football club from the town of Abovyan, Kotayk Province.


Founded in 1955, Kotayk was one of the oldest football clubs in Armenia. After playing several years in the Armenian SSR League as well as the Soviet First League, Kotayk made their debut in the Armenian Premier League in 1992.

They participated in the European Cups for the first time in 1996–97. In the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup winning 1–0 at home against AEK Larnaca from Cyprus. After losing the 2nd leg away from home with a result of 0–5, they were eliminated.

However, the club was dissolved in 2005 due to both financial and non-financial shortcomings.

In June 2016, many Armenian football websites announced that the club will return to professional football with the assistance of many contributors from the Kotayk Province, under the management of Samvel Petrosyan.[1] After playing few games in the Armenian First League, the club was forced to leave the competition due to financial difficulties.


1967, 1973, 1975, 1976

Kotayk in European cups

As of July, 2009.

Competition Pld W D L GF GA
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 2 1 0 1 1 5
UEFA Intertoto Cup 2 1 0 1 3 3
Total 4 2 0 2 4 8
Season Competition Round Club 1st leg 2nd leg
1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup QR Cyprus AEK Larnaca 1–0 0–5
2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Czech Republic Brno 0–1 3–2


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