Armenian Premier League

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Armenian Premier League
FFArmenia Logo.svg
Country Armenia
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1992; 22 years ago (1992)
Number of teams 8
Levels 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
(2013–14)
Most championships Pyunik F.C. (10 titles)
TV partners ARMTV
Website http://www.ffa.am/
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.

Armenian Premier League 2014–15[edit]

Club Location 2013–14 season
Alashkert Yerevan 8th
Ararat Yerevan 4th
Banants Yerevan 1st
Gandzasar Kapan 5th
Mika Yerevan 3rd
Pyunik Yerevan 6th
Shirak Gyumri 2nd
Ulisses Yerevan 7th

Soviet era champions[edit]

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up
1992 Shirak Banants
Homenetmen (Kilikia)
1993 Ararat Yerevan Shirak
1994 Shirak Homenetmen (Kilikia)
1995 transitional season (no winner)
1995–96 Pyunic Yerevan (Kilikia) Shirak
1996–97 Pyunic Yerevan (Kilikia) 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 Kapan
2012–13 Shirak Mika
2013–14 Banants Shirak

Performance by club[edit]

Club Titles
Pyunik 10
Shirak 4
Kilikia 3
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

Matches are broadcast on ARMTV

Top scorers[edit]

Year Best scorers Team Goals
1992 Vahe Yaghmuryan Ararat Yerevan 31
1993 Andranik Hovsepyan
Gegham Hovhannisyan
Banants
Homenetmen (Kilikia)
26
1994 Arsen Avetisyan Homenetmen (Kilikia) 39
1995–96 Arayik Adamyan Shirak 28
1996–97 Arsen Avetisyan Pyunic Yerevan (Kilikia) 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
Pyunik
Pyunik
21
2005 Nshan Erzrumyan Kilikia 18
2006 Aram Hakobyan Banants 25
2007 Markos Piñeiro Pizelli Ararat Yerevan 22
2008 Markos Piñeiro Pizelli Ararat Yerevan 17
2009 Artur Kocharyan Ulisses 15
2010 Marcos Pizzelli
Gevorg Ghazaryan
Pyunik
Pyunik
16
2011 Bruno Correa Banants 16
2012–13 Norayr Gyozalyan Impulse 21
2013-14 Mihran Manasyan Alashkert 17

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