1996–97 in Armenian football

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1996–97 in Armenian football
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Premier League champions
FC Pyunik
First League champions
FC Dvin Artashat
FC Lori
Armenian Cup winners
Ararat Yerevan

1996-97 in Armenian football was the 5th season of independent football after the split-up from the Soviet Union. It was the second out of two seasons in Armenia that were different from the others. Including the 1995-96 season these were the only winter competitions, while all other Armenian seasons were summer competitions. The Armenian Premier League for 1996-97 existed of 12 teams of which the four lowest ranked team would relegate to the Armenian First League. Only two Armenian First League teams would be promoted for the 1997 fall season, switching back to the winter competitions.

Premier League[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team P W D L F A Pts
1 Pyunik 22 19 2 1 67 9 59
2 Ararat Yerevan 22 17 1 4 54 18 52
3 Yerevan 22 16 2 4 58 24 50
4 Shirak 22 15 2 5 57 11 47
5 Tsement Ararat 22 13 3 6 49 26 42
6 Van Yerevan 22 11 1 10 41 34 34
7 Kotayk 22 8 4 10 41 27 28
8 Karabakh Yerevan 22 7 4 11 23 29 25
9 Homenmen Yerevan 22 7 1 14 30 59 22
10 Arabkir 22 4 0 18 20 89 12
11 Zangezour 22 2 3 17 9 77 9
12 BKMA Yerevan 22 1 1 20 10 56 4
Champions
Relegated to Armenian First League.
Went into bankruptcy and all remaining matches were awarded 3-0 against them.

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Top goalscorers[edit]

Player Team Goals
1 Armenia Arsen Avetisyan Pyunik 24
2 Armenia Sergey Hayrbabamyan Tsement Ararat 13
3 Armenia Tigran Yesayan Yerevan 11
Armenia Arthur Petrosyan Shirak 11
Armenia Henrik Berberyan Yerevan 11

First League[edit]

  • Kapan-81 are renamed Lernagorts Kapan.
  • FC Kasakh returned to professional football and changed their name to Aragats Ashtarak.
  • SKA Ijevan returned to professional football and change their name back to Kaen Ijevan.
  • Hachen FC returned to professional football and changed their name to Sapfir FC.

League table[edit]

Pos Team P W D L F A Pts
1 Dvin Artashat 22 15 5 2 54 18 50
2 Lori 22 15 5 2 42 13 50
3 Aznavour 22 12 6 4 35 24 42
4 Nairit 22 9 7 6 48 32 34
5 Kumayri 22 8 5 9 47 42 29
6 Armavir 22 7 8 7 41 39 29
7 Sapfir 22 9 1 12 36 46 28
8 Dinamo Yerevan 22 7 4 11 23 41 25
9 Lernagorts Kapan 22 6 7 9 38 32 25
10 SKA-Arai Echmiadzin 22 6 7 9 24 28 25
11 Aragats Ashtarak 22 5 6 11 29 44 21
12 Kaen Ijevan 22 1 3 18 19 75 6
13 Aragats FC XX XX XX XX XX XX XX
14 Astgh Vanadzor XX XX XX XX XX XX XX
15 Yeghvard XX XX XX XX XX XX XX
Promoted to Armenian Premier League
Withdrew from competition.

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Armenia Cup[edit]

Quarter finals
Yerevan 3 - 1
0 - 0
Van Yerevan
Pyunik 2 - 0
5 - 2
Kotayk Abovyan
Shirak 1 - 1
0 - 1
Ararat Yerevan
Tsement Ararat w/o BKMA Yerevan
Semi finals
Yerevan 0 - 5
1 - 2
Pyunik
Ararat Yerevan 2 - 0
2 - 0
Tsement Ararat
Final
Pyunik 0 - 1 Ararat Yerevan

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