2012–13 Armenian Premier League

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Armenian Premier League
Season 2012–13
Champions Shirak
Champions League Shirak
Europa League Mika
Gandzasar
Pyunik
Matches played 136
Goals scored 345 (2.54 per match)
Top goalscorer Norayr Gyozalyan
(21 goals)
Biggest home win Pyunik 6–0 Ararat Yerevan
Biggest away win Ararat Yerevan 0–3 Mika
Banants 2–5 Impulse
Banants 0–3 Pyunik
Highest scoring Banants 2–5 Impulse
2011

The 2012–13 Armenian Premier League season was the twenty-first since its establishment. The season began on 24 March 2012 and ended on 18 May 2013, with two scheduled breaks between 2–27 July 2012 and 3 December 2012–8 March 2013.[1] Ulisses are the defending champions, having won their first league title last season.

The league switched from a year-round to a fall-spring schedule.[2]

The title was won by Shirak.[3]

Competition changes[edit]

The league changed its competition mode from that of a calendar year to a fall-spring schedule.[2] As a consequence, this season will be longer than usual; every team will play six times against each other team, three times at home and three times away.

Teams[edit]

Location of teams in the 2012–13 Armenian Premier League

Due to the fact that all of the club's in last year's First League competition were reserve teams of the Premier League clubs, there was no promotion or relegation between the two for this season. Therefore, the league membership has not changed from last year's competition.

Club Location Stadium Capacity
Ararat Yerevan Yerevan Abovyan City Stadium 4,000
Banants Yerevan Banants Stadium 5,000
Gandzasar Kapan Gandzasar Stadium 3,500
Impulse Dilijan Ayg Stadium 1,280
Mika Yerevan Mika Stadium 7,000
Pyunik Yerevan Republican Stadium (until March 2013)
Football Academy Stadium (from April 2013)
14,403
1,500
Shirak Gyumri Gyumri City Stadium 2,761
Ulisses Yerevan Republican Stadium 14,403

Personnel and sponsorship[edit]

Team Chairman Head Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Ararat Yerevan Switzerland Hrach Kaprielyan Armenia Albert Safaryan Armenia Gor Khachaturyan Jako
Banants Armenia Sargis Israelyan Armenia Rafael Nazaryan Armenia Ararat Arakelyan Umbro
Gandzasar Armenia Maksim Hakobyan Armenia Abraham Khashmanyan Armenia Armen Tatintsyan Joma
Impulse Armenia Tigran Hakobyan Armenia Armen Gyulbudaghyants Armenia Narek Davtyan Lotto
Mika Armenia Carlos Khazaryan Slovakia Zsolt Hornyák Armenia Aghvan Mkrtchyan Umbro Armavia
Pyunik Armenia Karen Harutyunyan Armenia Suren Chakhalyan Armenia David Manoyan Hummel Armenian Development Bank
Shirak Armenia Arman Sahakyan Armenia Vardan Bichakhchyan Armenia Tigran Davtyan Kappa Sovrano
Ulisses Armenia Artak Harutyunyan Armenia Sevada Arzumanyan Armenia David Grigoryan Lotto VivaCell MTS

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Shirak (C) 42 26 10 6 70 38 +32 88 2013–14 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round
2 Mika 42 24 7 11 57 39 +18 79 2013–14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 1
3 Gandzasar 42 18 13 11 48 37 +11 67
4 Pyunik 42 19 6 17 67 51 +16 63
5 Impulse 42 18 6 18 66 65 +1 60 Team disbanded after the season 3
6 Ulisses 42 11 12 19 41 50 −9 45
7 Ararat 42 9 6 27 27 70 −43 33
8 Banants 42 5 16 21 37 64 −27 31

Source: Football Federation of Armenia
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1Pyunik, as winners of 2012–13 Armenian Cup, qualify for the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
2Executive committee of the Football Federation of Armenia decided to allow Banants to participate in the Premier League next season despite the fact that FC Banants took the last place in the tournament and was supposed to leave it.
3Impulse decided not to participate in 2013–14 Armenian Premier League competition, because is dissolved by the decision of the owners.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Matches 29–42[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ARA BAN GAN IMP MIK PYU SHI ULI
Ararat 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–3 0–1 0–0
Banants 0–0 1–1 2–3 2–1 2–0 2–2 0–2
Gandzasar 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–0
Impulse 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–0
Mika 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–0
Pyunik 2–0 4–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 0–1 3–1
Shirak 3–1 2–0 2–2 4–3 3–0 0–1 2–0
Ulisses 1–0 0–0 0–0 4–1 0–1 1–1 0–0

Source: Football Federation of Armenia
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Updated through matches played on 12 April 2013.
Rank Player Club Goals[4]
1 Armenia Norayr Gyozalyan Impulse 21
2 Ivory Coast Ismaël Béko Fofana Shirak 14
Armenia Simon Muradyan Mika 14
4 Senegal Yoro Lamien Ly Shirak 13
5 Armenia Viulen Ayvazyan Pyunik 11
Armenia Andranik Barikyan Shirak 11
7 Armenia Arsen Balabekyan Ulisses 10
8 Armenia Kamo Hovhannisyan Pyunik 10
Brazil Diego Lomba Gandzasar 9
10 Republic of Macedonia Filip Timov Impulse 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Armenia, fixtures and results". soccerway.com. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Soccer: Armenia league to forgo foreign goalkeepers; switch to autumn-spring schedule". Armenia Now. 15 November 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Shirak wrap up Armenian title". UEFA.com. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Soccerway 20.08.2012, soccerway.com

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