2016–17 Armenian Premier League

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Armenian Premier League
Season2016–17
Dates6 August 2016 – 31 May 2017
ChampionsAlashkert
Champions LeagueAlashkert
Europa LeagueGandzasar Kapan
Shirak
Pyunik
Matches played90
Goals scored198 (2.2 per match)
All statistics correct as of 31 May 2017.

The 2016–17 Armenian Premier League season was the 25th since its establishment. The season began on 6 August 2016 and ended on 31 May 2017.[1][2] Alashkert are the defending champions.

Teams[edit]

Six teams competed in this year's competition.[3][4]

Location of teams in the 2016–17 Armenian Premier League
Club Location Stadium Capacity
Alashkert Yerevan (Shengavit) Alashkert Stadium 6,850
Ararat Yerevan Yerevan (Kentron)
Yerevan (Shengavit)
Vazgen Sargsyan Stadium
Mika Stadium1
14,403
7,250
Banants Yerevan (Malatia-Sebastia) Banants Stadium 4,860
Gandzasar Kapan Kapan
Yerevan (Kentron)
Gandzasar Stadium
Vazgen Sargsyan Stadium2
3,500
14,403
Pyunik Yerevan (Avan) Football Academy Stadium 1,428
Shirak Gyumri Gyumri City Stadium 2,844

Personnel and sponsorship[edit]

Team Chairman Head Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Alashkert Armenia Bagrat Navoyan Armenia Abraham Khashmanyan Armenia Vahagn Minasyan Joma Bagratour
Huawei
Ararat Yerevan Switzerland Hrach Kaprielyan Armenia Arkady Andreasyan Armenia Rafayel Safaryan Adidas
Banants Armenia Hrach Aghabekian Armenia Artur Voskanyan Armenia Stepan Ghazaryan Adidas
Gandzasar Kapan Armenia Vahe Hakobyan Armenia Ashot Barseghyan Armenia Aleksandr Petrosyan Adidas ZCMC
Pyunik Armenia Rafik Hayrapetyan Armenia Artak Oseyan Armenia Vardan Pogosyan Nike Armenian Development Bank
Shirak Armenia Arman Sahakyan Armenia Vardan Bichakhchyan Armenia Gevorg Hovhannisyan Adidas menu.am

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Alashkert (C) 30 19 7 4 59 26 +33 64 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Gandzasar Kapan 30 17 6 7 38 24 +14 57 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
3 Shirak 30 16 5 9 31 24 +7 53
4 Pyunik 30 12 9 9 35 27 +8 45
5 Banants 30 5 6 19 18 44 −26 21
6 Ararat Yerevan 30 3 3 24 17 53 −36 12
Source: Football Federation of Armenia (in Armenian), Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Play-off (only if deciding champion); 3) Matches won; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head matches won; 6) Head-to-head goal difference; 7) Head-to-head goals scored; 8) Head-to-head away goals scored; 9) Goal difference; 10) Goals scored.[5]
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Shirak qualified for Europa League first qualifying round by winning the 2016–17 Armenian Cup. However, since they already qualified for European competition based on their league position, the spot awarded to the cup winners was passed down the league.

Results[edit]

The league was played in three stages. The six teams played each other six times, three times at home and three times away, for a total of 30 matches per team.

First part of season
Home \ Away ALA ARA BAN GAN PYU SHI
Alashkert 1–3 3–0 0–0 0–0 1–1
Ararat Yerevan 1–2 0–2 0–2 0–0 0–1
Banants 0–3 1–0 4–1 0–1 0–1
Gandzasar Kapan 0–2 2–0 4–0 1–0 0–1
Pyunik 1–2 4–0 2–1 3–0 0–0
Shirak 2–2 1–0 0–1 1–0 3–1
Source: Football Federation of Armenia (in Armenian)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Second part of season
Home \ Away ALA ARA BAN GAN PYU SHI
Alashkert 4–1 4–1 0–4 0–0 3–0
Ararat Yerevan 0–3 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–1
Banants 1–2 0–0 1–1 0–3 1–2
Gandzasar Kapan 1–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0
Pyunik 2–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 0–2
Shirak 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 0–1
Source: Football Federation of Armenia (in Armenian)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Third part of season
Home \ Away ALA ARA BAN GAN PYU SHI
Alashkert 3–1 2–0 1–2 3–3 3–1
Ararat Yerevan 1–4 1–0 1–2 1–0 2–3
Banants 0–3 2–1 0–0 0–2 0–1
Gandzasar Kapan 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–2
Pyunik 0–3 2–1 0–0 1–2 0–2
Shirak 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–2
Source: Football Federation of Armenia (in Armenian)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of 31 May 2017

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Armenia Artak Yedigaryan Alashkert 13
Armenia Mihran Manasyan Alashkert
3 Armenia Gegham Harutyunyan Gandzasar Kapan 12
4 Brazil Claudir Gandzasar Kapan 8
Armenia Viulen Ayvazyan Shirak Gyumri
6 Armenia Zaven Badoyan Alashkert 6
Armenia Artak Dashyan Alashkert
6 Zambia Lubambo Musonda Gandzasar Kapan 5
Brazil Walmerson Garcia Praia Gandzasar Kapan
Armenia Alik Arakelyan Pyunik

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016-2017 : Alashkert awarded with medals and Champions Cup". Ffa.am. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Matches - Premier League - Armenia - Results and fixtures". Soccerway. 9 January 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Armenian Cup ¼ final pairs are known". Ffa.am. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  4. ^ "2016-2017 RA professional football clubs tournaments regulations" (PDF). Ffa.am. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Premier League 2016/2017 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 31 July 2016.

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