Araks Ararat FC

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Araks Ararat FC
FC Araks Ararat Logo.png
Full name Araks Ararat Football Club
Founded 1960, as FC Ararat (Ararat)
1992, as FC Tsement Ararat
2000, as Araks Ararat FC
Dissolved 2001
Ground Ayg Stadium, Ararat
Ground Capacity 1,280
Chairman Armenia Abraham Babayan
Manager Armenia Varuzhan Sukiasyan
2000 Armenian Premier League, 1st

Araks Ararat FC was an Armenian football club based in the town of Ararat. The club played in the Armenian Premier League and was previously known as FC Ararat (Ararat) and FC Tsement Ararat. It has won two titles, one under the name of Tsement and the other under the name of Araks.

Club history[edit]

The club was founded in 1960 as FC Ararat (Ararat) based in the town of Ararat (Not to be confused with the FC Ararat Yerevan). With the beginning of the first Armenian Championship in 1992, the club was renamed to FC Tsement Ararat. In 1998, Tsement won both the 1998 Championship and the Cup. The following year, Tsement yielded the championship to Shirak by 2 points and actually ended up on the third spot behind Ararat Yerevan. However, the club managed to retain the Cup.

The following year, Tsement was renamed to Araks Ararat. Araks did very well that season and won the 2000 Championship title. After this success, the president of the club Abraham Babayn was unable to finance the club. However, in August 2001, the rights were sold to a new sponsor based in Yerevan and Araks Ararat FC was dissolved.[1]


( 1998, 2000 )

( 1998, 1999 )

( 1998 )

Araks Ararat in European competitions[edit]

As of June, 2010.

Competition Pld W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 4 0 0 4 0 8
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 2 0 0 2 2 7
Total 6 0 0 6 2 15
Season Competition Round Club 1st leg 2nd leg
1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup QR Switzerland Lausanne Sports 1–5 1–2
1999–2000 UEFA Champions League 1Q Lithuania Zalgiris Vilnius 0–2 0–3
2001–02 UEFA Champions League 1Q Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 0–1 0–2
  • Home results are noted in bold