|Full name||Shirak Football Club|
|Ground||Gyumri City Stadium
|League||Armenian Premier League|
|2012–13||Armenian Premier League, 1st
|Website||Club home page|
Shirak F.C. was founded in the city of Gyumri in the Armenian SSR, in 1958. During the 1970s, the club played under the name Olympia. They were playing in the Soviet First League until Armenia's independence in 1991. The club's home ground is the Gyumri City Stadium with a capacity of around 3000 spectators.
Shirak F.C. is one of the oldest football clubs in Armenia and has produced many talented players who have represented the Armenian national team with Artur Petrosyan and Harutyun Vardanyan being the most notable players in the club's history. Both of them had gained enviable reputation as talented players and went on to play for the Armenian national football team and several European clubs.
The club is the second most titled team in the country, having won 4 championships, 1 cup title and 3 super-cups. The club had struggled financially between 2005 and 2010. In 2012 Shirak F.C. won Armenian Independence Cup for the first time in their history.
The team participated in 3 different European cups: Champions League, UEFA Cup and Intertoto Cup. In 2012-13 Shirak F.C. played in the UEFA Europa League and advanced to the second round with a 2-1 aggregate victory over FK Rudar Pljevlja.
Club crests and colours
- Winner (4) – 1992, 1994, 1999, 2012–13;
- Runner-up (5) – 1993, 1995-96, 1997, 1998, 2002;
- Third (2) – 2000, 2003;
Shirak F.C. in European Cups
- As of 24 July 2013
|UEFA Champions League||6||1||3||2||6||5|
|UEFA Europa League||16||2||3||11||6||30|
|UEFA Intertoto Cup||4||1||1||2||7||10|
|Season||Competition||Round||Club||1st leg||2nd leg||Aggregate|
|1995–96||UEFA Cup||PR||Zagłębie Lubin||0–0||0–1||0–1|
|1996–97||UEFA Cup||PR||Anorthosis Famagusta||0–4||2–2||2–6|
|1999–2000||UEFA Cup||1Q||HJK Helsinki||0–2||1–0||1–2|
|2000–01||UEFA Champions League||1Q||BATE Borisov||1–1||1–2||2–3|
|2001||UEFA Intertoto Cup||1R||Tatabánya||3–2||1–3||4–5|
|2002||UEFA Intertoto Cup||1R||Santa Clara||0–2||3–3||3–5|
|2003–04||UEFA Cup||QR||Nordsjælland Farum||0–4||0–2||0–6|
|2012–13||UEFA Europa League||1Q||Rudar Pljevlja||1–0||1–1||2–1|
|2Q||Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv||0–2||0–1||0–3|
|2013–14||UEFA Champions League||1Q||Tre Penne||3–0||0–1||3–1|
- Home results are noted in bold
As of 22 August 2013.
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.