Lernayin Artsakh FC

Logo of Lernayin Artsakh FC

Lernayin Artsakh FC (Armenian: Լեռնային Արցախ Ֆուտբոլային Ակումբ) is an association football club based in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The club was founded in 1927[1] and its current name refers to the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.[2]


Between 1990 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 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 Yerevan in 2002, although they 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 league of Nagorno-Karabakh.

League record

Year Club Name Division Position GP W D L GS GA PTS
1990Artsakh StepanakertArmenian SSR League4321958723543
1991Artsakh StepanakertArmenian SSR League3382657984557
1992–1995-no participation--------
1995/96Karabakh YerevanArmenian Premier League722859292829
1996/97Karabakh YerevanArmenian Premier League8227411232925
1997Karabakh YerevanArmenian Premier League8185310132818
1998Karabakh YerevanArmenian Premier League8204511243717
1999Karabakh StepanakertArmenian Premier LeagueXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
2000Karabakh YerevanArmenian First League2161222361438
2001Karabakh YerevanArmenian Premier League11222614196312
2002Lernayin Artsakh YerevanArmenian Premier League9225215215217
2003-no participation--------
2004Lernayin Artsakh YerevanArmenian First League2302262822072
2005Lernayin Artsakh YerevanArmenian Premier League916301314379
2006Lernayin Artsakh YerevanArmenian First League2181233573239
2007–2008-no participation--------
2009Lernayin Artsakh StepanakertArtsakh League1161510991246


  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.

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