2020 Ýokary Liga

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Ýokary Liga
Season2020
Dates6 March 2020 — 28 November 2020
ChampionsAltyn Asyr (7th title)
AFC CupAltyn Asyr
Ahal
Matches played54
Goals scored142 (2.63 per match)
Top goalscorerAltymyrat Annadurdyýew
(27 goals)
Biggest home winAltyn Asyr 7–0 Nebitçi
(12 June 2020)
Şagadam 7–0 Energetik
(13 June 2020)
Biggest away winEnergetik 0–5 Ahal
(7 June 2020)
Energetik 2-7 Ahal
(25 November 2020)
Highest scoringEnergetik 2-7 Ahal
(25 November 2020)
Longest winning run6 matches
Altyn Asyr
Longest unbeaten run6 matches
Altyn Asyr
Longest winless run6 matches
Energetik
Longest losing run5 matches
Energetik
Highest attendance1200[1]
2019
2021
All statistics correct as of 13 June 2020.

The 2020 Turkmenistan Higher League (Ýokary Liga) season is the 28th season Turkmenistan's professional football league, the highest football league competition in Turkmenistan.[2] Altyn Asyr are the defending champions from the 2019 campaign.

Season events[edit]

On 23 March 2020, the league was suspended.[3][4] It resumed on 19 April.[5]

On August 17, all tournaments under the auspices of the Football Federation of Turkmenistan were suspended again.[6]

Teams and clubs locations[edit]

On February 2020, the Turkmenistan Football Federation announced that the season would involve 8 teams, with there being 112 matches in four rounds. The teams consist of FC Altyn Asyr, FC Ashgabat, FC Ahal, FC Shagadam, FC Nebitchi, FC Energetik, FC Merw, FC Kopetdag.[7][8]


Location of teams in the 2019 Ýokary Liga
Team Location Stadium Capacity
Ahal FK Änew Ashgabat Stadium 20,000
Altyn Asyr FK Ashgabat Ashgabat Stadium 20,000
FC Aşgabat Ashgabat Ashgabat Stadium (Auxiliary field) 500
Nebitçi FT Balkanabat Balkanabat Sport Complex 10,000
FC Energetik Turkmenbashi village, Mary District, Mary Region Energetik Stadium[9] 1,000
FK Köpetdag Aşgabat Ashgabat Köpetdag Stadium 26,000
Merw FK Mary Mary Sport Complex 10,000
Şagadam FK Türkmenbaşy Şagadam Stadium 5,000
Source: GSA

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
FC Aşgabat Turkmenistan Said Seýidow Of their own accord 25 June 2020 5 Turkmenistan Döwletmyrat Annaýew[10][11] 25 June 2020
Nebitçi FT Turkmenistan Amanmyrat Merdow Of their own accord 18 August 2020 7 Turkmenistan Amangylyç Koçumow[12] 18 August 2020
Nebitçi FT Turkmenistan Hojaahmet Arazow Became an assistant coach 19 August 2020 2 Turkmenistan Said Seýidow[13] 19 August 2020

Personnel, kit and sponsoring[edit]

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Main sponsor
FC Ahal Turkmenistan Hojaahmet Arazow Turkmenistan Batyr Babaýew[14] Nike Türkmennebit
FC Altyn Asyr Turkmenistan Ýazguly Hojageldiýew Turkmenistan Zafar Babajanow Puma Turkmentelecom
FC Aşgabat Turkmenistan Said Seýidow Turkmenistan Atageldi Geldiýew[9] Adidas[15] MAN SE[15]
Nebitçi FT Turkmenistan Amanmyrat Meredow[14] Turkmenistan Azat Garajaýew[14] Lotto Sport Italia[16]
FC Energetik Mary Turkmenistan Rahmanguly Baýlyýew[17] Turkmenistan Maksat Atagarryýew Nike[18] Mary hydroelectric station
FK Köpetdag Aşgabat Turkmenistan Tofik Şükürow Turkmenistan Serdarmyrat Baýramow Kappa[19] Ministry of Internal Affairs
Merw FK Turkmenistan Magtymguly Begenjew[20] Turkmenistan Begenç Alamow[20] Nike Turkmengaz
Şagadam FK Turkmenistan Aleksandr Klimenko Turkmenistan Hemra Amanmämmedow Nike Turkmenbashi Complex of Oil Refineries

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Altyn Asyr (C) 28 23 4 1 79 17 +62 73 Qualification for AFC Cup group stage
2 Ahal 28 17 4 7 54 29 +25 55
3 Şagadam 28 13 8 7 46 27 +19 47
4 Köpetdag 28 11 8 9 33 27 +6 41
5 Aşgabat 28 10 6 12 35 45 −10 36
6 Merw 28 8 4 16 29 45 −16 28
7 Nebitçi 28 7 3 18 30 60 −30 24
8 Energetik 28 3 3 22 23 79 −56 12
Updated to match(es) played on 25 November 2020. Source: TFF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored.
(C) Champion.


Fixtures and results[edit]

  1. ^ Şagadam were awarded a 3–0 win over Nebitçi

Season statistics[edit]

As of match played 28 November 2020

Scoring[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals[21]
1 Turkmenistan Altymyrat Annadurdyýew Altyn Asyr 35
2 Turkmenistan Ikhlas Magtymov Şagadam 16
Turkmenistan Elman Tagaýew Ahal

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "6 марта стартует 28 чемпионат Туркменистана по футболу | Федерация футбола Туркменистана". tff.com.tm. Retrieved Mar 28, 2020.
  3. ^ "Соревнования проводимые Федерацией Футбола Туркменистана временно перенесены | Федерация футбола Туркменистана". tff.com.tm. Retrieved Mar 28, 2020.
  4. ^ "All football competitions suspended in Turkmenistan | Sport". Turkmenistan, an Internet portal on cultural, business and entertainment life in Turkmenistan. Retrieved Mar 28, 2020.
  5. ^ "'We have no coronavirus': Turkmenistan football season restarts with crowds - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-04-19.
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ 6 марта стартует чемпионат Туркменистана-2020 по футболу
  8. ^ [3]
  9. ^ a b "Match Report of Energetik FK vs Aşgabat FK - 2020-03-16 - Ýokary Liga - Global Sports Archive". globalsportsarchive.com. Retrieved Mar 28, 2020.
  10. ^ Central Asia Wrap: Persepolis reign supreme, football on hold in Uzbekistan
  11. ^ Довлетмурад Аннаев назначен новым главным тренером «Ашхабада»
  12. ^ [4]
  13. ^ [5]
  14. ^ a b c "Match Report of Ahal FK vs Nebitçi FT - 2020-03-07 - Ýokary Liga - Global Sports Archive". globalsportsarchive.com. Retrieved Mar 28, 2020.
  15. ^ "Чемпионат Туркменистана по футболу. Первый тур. "Ахал" - "Небитчи". Фото-галерея. | Федерация футбола Туркменистана". tff.com.tm. Retrieved Mar 28, 2020.
  16. ^ "Match Report of Köpetdag FK vs Energetik FK - 2020-03-06 - Ýokary Liga - Global Sports Archive". globalsportsarchive.com. Retrieved Mar 28, 2020.
  17. ^ ""Köpetdag" bilen "Energetigiň" arasyndaky duşuşyk suratlarda | Türkmenistanyň Futbol Federasiýasy". tff.com.tm. Retrieved Mar 28, 2020.
  18. ^ "Turkmenistanyň futbol çempionaty. 2-nji tapgyr. "Aşgabat" – "Köpetdag" | Türkmenistanyň Futbol Federasiýasy". tff.com.tm. Retrieved Mar 28, 2020.
  19. ^ a b "Match Report of Merw BSFK vs Energetik FK - 2020-03-11 - Ýokary Liga - Global Sports Archive". globalsportsarchive.com. Retrieved Mar 28, 2020.
  20. ^ "Высшая лига". tff.com.tm/. Football Federation of Turkmenistan. Archived from the original on 2021-03-25. Retrieved 25 March 2021.

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