Ararat Club Founded

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The Ararat Club was established on July, 4, 1944 by a group of Armenian-Iranians. They named the club after the famous mountain of the same name. The club was run by an Armenian athletic organization and was one of few clubs in Iranian football to have its own private stadium and training facilities. The club has never had spectacular results, but has always provided talented players for Iranian football. It was heavily supported by the Armenian minority in Iran, but was also loved by many non-Armenian Iranians. The last time the club played in the top level of Iranian football was the 1995-96 season of the Azadegan League (current IPL). Due to the poor decisions of the club management, Ararat FC has spent most of the past few years playing in the 1st Division and 2nd Division of Iran's football leagues. Until recently the club had a policy of only employing Armenian staff and players, but with the team's poor form in the past few years, this decision has been overturned and non-Armenians have coached the team. The players though are all Armenian-Iranians. In the 2005-06 season the club came very close to promotion into the Azadegan League, but fell short in the last few weeks of the season. In 2007-08 season they took the last place in their group and relegated to 3rd division but in July 2008 Iran Football Federation Number of teams 2nd Division increased to 28 teams and Ararat still remain in 2nd Division.
Famous players:
- Mansour Amirasefi
- Garnik Mehrabian
- Karo Haghverdian
- Andranik Eskandarian
- Vazgen Safarian
- Mais Minasian
- Verezh Sarkisian
- Vigen Kuvaian
- Mais Hakopian
- Vigen Zinali
- Rafik Markosi
- Verezh Bakhshi
- Ishkhan Set Aghayan
- Zhures Ghazarian
- Markar Aghajanian
- Edmond Akhtar
- Samson Petrosian
- Fred Malekian
- Serjik Teymourian
- Edmond Bezik
- Robert Markosi
- Andranik Teymourian...

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