Armenian Premier League

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Armenian Premier League
Armenian Premier League permanent Logo since 2012-13.jpg
Country Armenia
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1992; 23 years ago (1992)
Number of teams 8
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Armenian First League
Domestic cup(s) Armenian Independence Cup
International cup(s) Champions League,
Europa League
Current champions FC Banants
Most championships FC Pyunik (13 titles)
TV partners ARMTV
2014–15 Armenian Premier League

The Armenian Premier League (Armenian: Բարձրագույն Խումբ) is the top football competition in Armenia. From 1936 to 1991, the competition was held as a regional tournament within the USSR. After independence, the Football Federation of Armenia has been the unit in charge. The seasons run from spring to fall. Over the years, the league has evolved into a small league consisting of only eight teams, and two minor divisions. The Premier League currently consists of eight teams, and relegates to the Armenian First League. The winner of the league is awarded a first round play-off spot in the UEFA Champions League.

2014–15 Member Clubs[edit]

Locations of the 2014–15 Armenian Premier League teams
Club Location
Alashkert Yerevan
Ararat Yerevan
Banants Yerevan
Gandzasar Kapan
Mika Yerevan
Pyunik Yerevan
Shirak Gyumri
Ulisses Yerevan

Soviet era champions[edit]


Year Winner Runner-up
1992 Shirak Banants
Homenetmen (Pyunik)
1993 Ararat Yerevan Shirak
1994 Shirak Homenetmen (Pyunik)
1995 Transitional Season (No Winner)
1995–96 Pyunik Shirak
1996–97 Pyunik Ararat Yerevan
1997 Yerevan Shirak
1998 Tsement Ararat (Araks Ararat) Shirak
1999 Shirak Ararat Yerevan
2000 Araks Ararat Ararat Yerevan
2001 Pyunik Zvartnots-AAL
2002 Pyunik Shirak
2003 Pyunik Banants
2004 Pyunik Mika
2005 Pyunik Mika
2006 Pyunik Banants
2007 Pyunik Banants
2008 Pyunik Ararat
2009 Pyunik Mika
2010 Pyunik Banants
2011 Ulisses Gandzasar
2012–13 Shirak Mika
2013–14 Banants Shirak
2014–15 Pyunik

Performance by club[edit]

Club Titles
Pyunik 14
Shirak 4
Araks Ararat 2
Ararat Yerevan 1
Banants 1
Ulisses 1
Yerevan 1
  • Homenetmen and Pyunik Yerevan are the former names of Kilikia
  • Tsement is the former name of Araks


Country TV Channel
Armenia Armenia ARMTV

Top scorers[edit]

Year Best scorers Team Goals
1992 Vahe Yaghmuryan Ararat Yerevan 31
1993 Andranik Hovsepyan
Gegham Hovhannisyan
Homenetmen (Pyunik)
1994 Arsen Avetisyan Homenetmen (Pyunik) 39
1995–96 Arayik Adamyan Shirak 28
1996–97 Arsen Avetisyan Pyunik 24
1997 Artur Petrosyan Shirak 18
1998 Ara Hakobyan Dvin Artashat 20
1999 Shirak Sarikyan Tsement Ararat (Araks Ararat) 21
2000 Ara Hakobyan Araks Ararat 21
2001 Arman Karamyan Pyunik 21
2002 Arman Karamyan Pyunik 36
2003 Ara Hakobyan Banants 45
2004 Edgar Manucharyan
Galust Petrosyan
2005 Nshan Erzrumyan Kilikia 18
2006 Aram Hakobyan Banants 25
2007 Marcos Pizzelli Ararat Yerevan 22
2008 Marcos Pizzelli Ararat Yerevan 17
2009 Artur Kocharyan Ulisses 15
2010 Marcos Pizzelli
Gevorg Ghazaryan
2011 Bruno Correa Banants 16
2012–13 Norayr Gyozalyan Impulse 21
2013–14 Mihran Manasyan Alashkert 17

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