FC Ashgabat

Aşgabat Football Club is a Turkmenistani football club based in Ashgabat. They play in the top division in Turkmenistan football, Turkmenistan Higher League. Their home stadium is Olympic Stadium. The club was first founded in 2006, they finished 3rd in their debut year under famous manager Ali Gurbani, who left the club following the home loss to Turan Dasoguz. After the national team coach Rahym Gurbanmämmedow took charge, the club clinched their first title in 2007, and will be representing Turkmenistan in the annual CIS Cup and the AFC club tournaments.

The first season in the Ýokary Liga FC Ashgabat started season under the leadership of coach Ali Gurbani. However, in mid-season, after the defeat of the outsider FC Turan, he was dismissed.

In place of Ali Gurbani came Rahym Kurbanmämmedow, with whom the club won the bronze medal in 2006. The following year Kurbanmämmedow led the team in the same season to the championship title. The club first won the right to represent Turkmenistan in the 2008 Commonwealth of Independent States Cup, and the third largest Asian club tournament AFC President’s Cup.

In 2012 the team took last place in the 2013 Ýokary Liga but continued to perform in the Ýokary Liga for the guidance of Amangylyç Koçumow.