FK Arkadag

Arkadag
Full nameArkadag Futbol Kluby
Nickname(s)The White Horse of Arkadag
Short nameArkadag
Founded1 April 2023; 13 months ago (2023-04-01)
GroundArkadag Stadium
Capacity10,000[1]
OwnerArkadag City Administration
ManagerVinko Begovic[2]
LeagueÝokary Liga
2023Ýokary Liga, 1st of 9 (champions)
Current season

FK Arkadag (Turkmen: Arkadag Futbol Kluby, Arkadag FK) is a professional football club based in Arkadag, Turkmenistan. Founded in 2023 by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, the club plays in the Ýokary Liga, becoming the national champion in their first season. As of April 2024, the club won all the games in the Liga it played.

History

Arkadag were formed in the run-up to the 2023 season.[3] Many of the country's best player joined the club in a transfer window that was specially expanded to allow for this.[3] Competing in the Turkmenistan top flight right from its foundation,[4][5][6][7] they have undergone criticism by fans who have accused them of being favored by the authorities in the 2023 Ýokary Liga.[8][3]

In November, Wladimir Baýramow became the new manager of FK Arkadag, receiving a one-year contract.[2] Also in this month the team logo with the image of an Akhal-Teke horse was presented.[9]

On 3 December, Arkadag clinched their first championship title in the Turkmenistan Higher League, by defeating Altyn Asyr 4–0, and won all 24 league matches.[10] The team scored a total of 72 points with a goal difference of 83–17. The club's and league top scorer with 27 goals was Didar Durdyev.[11][12] They also secured place in the 2024–25 AFC Champions League Two qualifiers.[13][14][15][16] On 24 December 2023, Wladimir Baýramow guided Arkadag to their second trophy, defeating Ahal FK 3–0 in Turkmenistan Cup final at the Arkadag Stadium.[17][18] For the team's successful performance in the 2023 season, the team was gifted a MAN bus.[19][20][21]

Honours

Managerial history

Name Nationality Years
Guwançmuhammet Öwekow[23] Turkmenistan 2023
Begençmuhammet Kulyýew[24] Turkmenistan 2023
Wladimir Baýramow[25] Turkmenistan 2023–

Stadiums

FC Arkadag's main home ground is the 10,000-capacity Arkadag Stadium.[26][27][28][29]

Nusaý Stadium used to be the home ground of the team at some Ýokary Liga matches.[30]

Colours, crest and kit

Kit

FC Arkadag 's traditional home kit predominantly consists of green and white colours.[31] The second set of kit is completely green with white elements.[32]

Crest

The club crest has been a rampant Akhal-Teke horse against the backdrop of the Kopetdag mountains.[9][33] The logo uses white and blue colors.

Kit manufacturers and shirt ponsors

Period Brand Sponsor
2023–present Jako[31] Arkadag City Administration[31]

Current squad

As of 26 January 2024[34][35]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK Turkmenistan TKM Gurbanmyrat Garaýew
GK Turkmenistan TKM Rasul Çaryýew
GK Turkmenistan TKM Rahat Japarow
GK Turkmenistan TKM Arslan Ýoldaşew
GK Turkmenistan TKM Kakageldi Berdiýew
MF Turkmenistan TKM Ilýa Tamurkin
MF Turkmenistan TKM Arslanmyrat Amanow (captain)
MF Turkmenistan TKM Mirza Beknazarow
MF Turkmenistan TKM Resul Hojaýew
FW Turkmenistan TKM Yhlas Saparmämmedow
MF Turkmenistan TKM Begmyrat Baýow
MF Turkmenistan TKM Begenç Akmämmedow
MF Turkmenistan TKM Orazberdi Myradow
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Turkmenistan TKM Roman Galkin
MF Turkmenistan TKM Welmyrat Ballakow
MF Turkmenistan TKM Ybraýym Mämmedow
MF Brazil BRA Danilo Machado
MF Turkmenistan TKM Silapberdi Goşşanow
MF Turkmenistan TKM Arzuwguly Sapargulýyew
MF Turkmenistan TKM Şamämmet Hydyrow
MF Turkmenistan TKM Meýlis Durdyýew
FW Turkmenistan TKM Altymyrat Annadurdyýew
FW Turkmenistan TKM Berdimyrat Rejebow
FW Turkmenistan TKM Didar Durdyýew
FW Turkmenistan TKM Mihail Titow
FW Cameroon CMR Alassa Mongbet

Continental record

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