Founded In
Yerevan, Armenia

About Mika

Football Club Mika's origins date back to the foundation of FC Olimpia in 1985. Since that time, the club has undergone a series of name changes, mergers and splits, forming a complicated history. Today, Mika are considered one of the top teams in the country's football league and have achieved notable success in domestic competitions.

After Armenia gained independence from the Soviet Union, the team's name changed from Olimpia to Kasakh Ashtarak. In 1999, Mikhail Bagdasarov, the owner of Armavia Airlines, took over the club and merged it with another side. As a result, the new team became known as FC Mika-Kasakh Ashtarak and many sources cite 1999 as FC Mika's foundation date. The year 2000 saw FC Mika-Kasakh Ashtarak split into two seperate entitites once more; Kasakh Ashtarak and FC Mika Ashtarak. Then, in 2007, FC Mika Ashtarak adopted their current name and underwent another major change, as its club office was relocated from the city of Ashtarak, to the Armenian capital of Yerevan, was the club were in the process of building a new stadium.

The majority of Mika's success has come in the Armenian Cup, which the team have lifted on a total of six occasions, with those wins coming in 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2011. Further silverware has come in the form of two Armenian Supercups, won in 2005 and 2012. Although they have, to date, been unable to win the Premier League, the side have finished as league runners up four times, most recently in 2012-13. Their successes in the domestic cup has also led to them competing regularly in the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Europa League.

FC Mika's home matches are held at Mika Stadium, a club-owned venue, which opened for the first time in 2008. The stadium, which also hosts the home matches of the Armenian women's national team, has a maximum capacity of 7,000.

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