Armenia national football team

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Armenia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Լեռնականներ (Lerrnakanner, The Mountaineers)
AssociationFootball Federation of Armenia
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachRoman Berezovsky (caretaker)
Most capsSargis Hovsepyan (132)[1]
Top scorerHenrikh Mkhitaryan (32)
Home stadiumVazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium[2]
Hrazdan Stadium
FIFA codeARM
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 93 Decrease 1 (6 October 2022)[3]
Highest30 (February 2014)
Lowest159 (July 1994)
First international
 Armenia 0–0 Moldova 
(Yerevan, Armenia; 14 October 1992)
Biggest win
 Armenia 7–1 Guatemala 
(Los Angeles, United States; 28 May 2016)
Biggest defeat
 Norway 9–0 Armenia 
(Oslo, Norway; 29 March 2022)

The Armenia national football team (Armenian: Հայաստանի ֆուտբոլի ազգային հավաքական, Hayastani futboli azgayin havak'akan) represents Armenia in association football and is controlled by the Football Federation of Armenia, the governing body for football in Armenia.

After gaining independence from the Soviet Union, the team played its first international match on 12 October 1992. The national team has participated in the qualification of every major tournament from the UEFA Euro 1996 onwards, though they are yet to qualify for the final stages of either a UEFA European Football Championship or a FIFA World Cup.[5] The team's main achievements were coming in third place in the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying stage,[6] and being promoted to the 2022–23 UEFA Nations League B.

The primary training ground is at the Technical Center-Academy of the Football Federation of Armenia in the northern Avan District of the capital Yerevan, and the team plays their home matches at the Republican Stadium.

History[edit]

Armenia became an independent state in 1991, the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic having previously played for the Soviet Union national football team. The Football Federation of Armenia was founded on 18 January 1992 and established relations with FIFA in 1992 and with UEFA in 1993.[7] The history of the Armenia national team began on 14 October 1992, when Armenia played its first match against Moldova. That meeting ended in a goalless draw. Since 1996, the team is a member of qualifiers European and World Championships.[8] Armenia has competed in every UEFA European Championship qualifying and FIFA World Cup qualification since 1994.[9]

The first head coach of the Armenian national squad was Soviet Armenian football star Eduard Markarov. Armenian winner of the UEFA Jubilee Awards and fellow Soviet Armenian football great Khoren Oganesian also became a head coach. Many of the early coaches of the national team never stayed for longer than two years. Scottish coach Ian Porterfield became head coach in 2006 and began to lead the team to some of its first successes in the international stage. Under his leadership, the Armenian team had played a series of great matches with victories over Kazakhstan 2–1, Poland 1–0 and Portugal 1–1, with Cristiano Ronaldo in the lineup. But then tragedy struck; the 62-year-old Porterfield died of cancer, leaving his started work unfinished. An acting assistant coach, Vardan Minasyan, became acting head coach following Porterfield's death. Minasyan learned much from Porterfield and Samvel Darbinyan, another former head coach of Armenia, during this time about coaching and managing.[10] On 10 February 2009, after the draw for the qualifying round teams of the UEFA Euro 2012, by order of the President of the Football Federation of Armenia Ruben Hayrapetyan, Minasyan continued to lead the Armenian national squad, only now as the official head coach.[11][12][13]

In the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying matches, Minasyan led Armenia in Group B against Russia, Slovakia, Ireland, Macedonia and Andorra. Armenia, considered a heavy underdog, defeated the group favorite Slovakia with two crushing defeats 4–0 and 3–1, defeated Andorra in two matches as well 4–0 and 3–0, drew with Macedonia 2–2 and defeated them in the deciding match 4–1 and tied with the group winners Russia 0–0. The Armenian team scored the most goals out of Group B, with a total of 22. Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Armenia scored 6 goals, the most goals scored by a single player in Group B.[14][15] The national team almost made the final draw, but controversially lost in a decisive match against Ireland 1–2. Armenian goalkeeper Roman Berezovsky was given a red card by Spanish referee Eduardo Gonzalez at the 26th-minute for supposedly touching the ball outside the goal area. However, replays clearly showed the ball touched his chest and never touched his hands. Replays also showed that Ireland striker Simon Cox had actually touched the ball with his right hand.[16] Despite this, Gonzalez did not penalize Cox. Cox would later admit he touched the ball with his hand.[17] Had Cox's offence been punished, Armenia would have been awarded a free-kick.[6] Edgar Malakyan was swapped for replacement goalkeeper Arsen Petrosyan. Valeri Aleksanyan later accidentally scored an own goal past Petrosyan, which ended up deciding the match. Armenia and Ireland would each score another goal. The Football Federation of Armenia unsuccessfully filed protest over the match.[16][18] Gonzalez had later resigned after the match.[19] Despite not getting to play in the UEFA Euro 2012, Minasyan brought the Armenian national team to a record #41 FIFA ranking, placed the team in a personal best third place in the group stage and went on to become the longest leading head coach of the Armenian football team. Minasyan stated he was proud of the entire team.[20][21] They were all welcomed in the airport back in Armenia as heroes.[22]

After the incredible UEFA Euro 2012 run, the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016 qualifiers were not successful, with the Armenian side stood near bottom in the 2014 World Cup run and even finished last without a single win in Euro 2016 campaign. Armenia salvaged some few pride in 2018 World Cup qualification when the Armenians managed to create a shocking 3–2 home win over Montenegro, which contributed to Montenegro's failure to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[23] After these disappointments, Vardan Minasyan returned to lead Armenia in the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League D, but finished behind Macedonia, including a humiliating 0–1 home loss to Gibraltar.[24] Due to this humiliation, Minasyan was sacked and Armen Gyulbudaghyants was appointed new coach of Armenian side. The Armenians participated in the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying along with giants Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, former European champions Greece, Finland and Liechtenstein. Armenia lost two opening fixtures to Bosnia 1–2 away[25] and Finland 0–2 at home,[26] and was supposed to get eliminated pretty early. However, Armenia began their resurgence following these losses, with a convincing 3–0 home cruise to Liechtenstein[27] before managed to create a shocking 3–2 away win over Greece, former UEFA Euro 2004 champions.[28] Armenia suffered a minor setback after losing at home to powerhouse Italy 1–3,[29] before created another shock in their qualification with a 4–2 convincing win over Bosnia and Herzegovina in the same ground.[30] Armenia was pulled back to the ground when they faced Greece, Finland and Italy in their games, with Armenia defeated in both games and eventually finished fifth in their group, failed to qualify for UEFA Euro 2020.

Armenia participated in the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League C and was seen as a minnow in a group containing strong North Macedonia and Georgia, along with fellow minnow Estonia. Armenia began with a 1–2 loss to North Macedonia away, before bounded back with an encouraging 2–0 home win to Estonia in September 2020.[31][32] In October, Armenia had to play their designated "home game" away from their country in Poland due to 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War, and disappointed with only a 2–2 draw to Georgia and 1–1 draw to Estonia, thus leaving impression that Armenia would flounder from the chance to get promotion.[33][34] Yet, in November the same year, despite having to play away from home, and without their talisman and captain Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Armenia managed what would be the country's greatest comeback in the history, beating Georgia right in Tbilisi 2–1 before stunned the Fyromians, who had qualified for Euro 2020, 1–0, in their designated home game in Cyprus.[35][36] These wins had not just ensured Armenia's promotion to 2022–23 UEFA Nations League B, but it also meant Armenia could be the first Caucasus country to get a FIFA World Cup playoff ticket. Moreover, the League B season in 2022–23 could also ensure Armenia a playoff place for the UEFA Euro 2024.

Armenia participated in the 2022 World Cup qualification and was seen weak to the group containing strong Germany, Iceland, Romania and North Macedonia. Armenia started with a difficult 1–0 win to Liechtenstein away, leaving yet again an impression that Armenia would just end up being mopped by the remainders. However, Armenia stunned both Iceland and Romania on their home fixtures 2–0 and 3–2 to top the group for the first time ever, raising the country's hopes of qualifying for an improbable maiden World Cup. Ultimately however, Armenia's campaign ended in bitter disappointment as they failed to win a single one of their remaining seven qualifying games, finding themselves on the end of a 6-0 trashing by Germany and even being held to a 1–1 draw at home by lowly Liechtenstein. Armenia finished a distant fourth place in the group, ahead of Liechtenstein and an underwhelming Iceland side but six points behind playoff-bound North Macedonia and even five points behind third-placed Romania. [37][38]

Stadium[edit]

Armenia vs Portugal during a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match at the Republican Stadium in Yerevan

Hrazdan Stadium was built from 1969 to 1970 on Athens St., Kentron in a period of 18 months with the financial support of the oil magnate Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. A total amount of 5 million rubles was allocated for Hrazdan.[39] The stadium was named after the slope of the Hrazdan River. It is the largest stadium in Armenia, with more than 70,000 seats. The opening of the stadium took place on 29 November 1970.[39] The Armenia national team played home matches in Hrazdan until 2000. Several Armenian football clubs also played in Hrazdan. In Soviet times, it was one of the largest stadiums in the Soviet Union (among the top four) and one of the few double-tiered stadiums. Hrazdan was the football ground stadium for Ararat Yerevan. Hrazdan Stadium hosted its first official football match on 19 May 1971 when Ararat Yerevan defeated Kairat 3–0 in front of a record 78,000 spectators.[40] The stadium would host Ararat Yerevan for the final victory of the club in the 1973 Soviet Top League and in the 1973 and 1975 Soviet Cup. The Soviet Union national football team played only two matches at the stadium, both of which date back to 1978. In April of that year, in a friendly game against Finland, the USSR won 10–2. Six months later, in a qualifying match for the UEFA Euro 1980 against Greece the Soviet team won again 2–0. The match with Finland hosted 12,000 spectators and the match with Greece hosted 40,000.[7] The capacity of the stadium decreased from 70,000 to an all-seater of 53,849 spectators. By the second half of 2012, Hrazdan was completely renovated to become the regular venue of the national team's home matches.

The Republican Stadium was renovated in 1999 and, since 2000, has been the home ground for Armenia. The stadium was built in 1953 and finished within a year's time.[41] Republican Stadium has a capacity of 14,968. During the Soviet period and onward from 1953 to 1999, it was known as Dinamo Stadium. The stadium had its official name changed to "Republican Stadium named after Vazgen Sargsyan" in 1999, after Armenian war hero and former Prime Minister of Armenia Vazgen Sargsyan, who died that year. Local clubs Pyunik and Ulisses play home matches at the Republican Stadium. In 2008, the stadium went under a large-scale development in order to modernize the playing surface and to create a high level VIP section and other facilities which met UEFA standards.[7]

Armenia played a match in Hrazdan in 2008 against Turkey after partial renovation earlier that year. The number of seats decreased from 75,000 to 53,849.[42] It is planned to hold Armenia's home matches after a complete renovation in 2012. On 12 October 2012, Armenia played a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Italy, but has not used Hrazdan since. Hrazdan is used mostly for Armenian football clubs and a number of other athletic competitions.[7]

Team image[edit]

Jerseys and colour[edit]

The home gear color were previously the Red-Blue-Orange Armenian tricolour, designed by Stepan Malkhasyants. All three colors were on the first Armenian national team jerseys ever designed. The definition of the colors, as stated in government website, is:

The Red emblematizes the Armenian Highland, the Armenian people's continued struggle for survival, maintenance of the Orthodox Christian faith, Armenia's independence and freedom. The Blue emblematizes the will of the people of Armenia to live beneath peaceful skies. The Orange emblematizes the creative talent and hard-working nature of the people of Armenia.[43]

In the Euro 2012 qualification matches, played in 2010 and 2011, Armenia's home colors were red-blue-red, produced by Hummel. Beginning with the May 2012 friendly with Greece, Armenia switched to all-red home colours and an all-white away kit produced by Adidas.[7]

Kit suppliers[edit]

Kit provider Period
Germany Puma 1992–1999
Italy Lotto 2000–2003
Denmark Hummel 2004–2011
Germany Adidas 2012–2017
Italy Macron 2018–present

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

2022[edit]

24 March 2022 (2022-03-24) Friendly Armenia  1–0  Montenegro Yerevan, Armenia
  • Bichakhchyan 19'
Report Stadium: Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Andris Treimanis (Latvia)
29 March 2022 (2022-03-29) Friendly Norway  9–0  Armenia Oslo, Norway
Report Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
Referee: Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (Denmark)
8 June 2022 2022–23 Nations League Scotland  2–0  Armenia Glasgow, Scotland
20:45
Report Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 38,627
Referee: Sebastian Gishamer (Austria)
11 June 2022 2022–23 Nations League Ukraine  3–0  Armenia Łódź, Poland
15:00 Report Stadium: Stadion Miejski ŁKS
Attendance: 12,503
Referee: Daniel Stefański (Poland)
14 June 2022 2022–23 Nations League Armenia  1–4  Scotland Yerevan, Armenia
21:45 Report
Stadium: Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium
Attendance: 13,500
Referee: Nikola Dabanović (Montenegro)
24 September 2022 2022–23 Nations League Armenia  0–5  Ukraine Yerevan, Armenia
15:00 Report
Stadium: Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium
Attendance: 7,200
Referee: João Pinheiro (Portugal)
27 September 2022 2022–23 Nations League Republic of Ireland  3–2  Armenia Dublin, Ireland
20:45
Report Stadium: Aviva Stadium
Attendance: 41,719
Referee: Rade Obrenovič (Slovenia)
16 November 2022 Friendly Kosovo  2–2  Armenia Pristina, Kosovo
Stadium: Fadil Vokrri Stadium
19 November 2022 Friendly Albania  2–0  Armenia Tirana, Albania
Stadium: Arena Kombëtare

2023[edit]

8 September 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying Turkey  v  Armenia TBD, Turkey
20:45 Report Stadium: TBD
12 October 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying Latvia  v  Armenia Riga, Latvia
20:45 Report Stadium: Daugava Stadium
21 November 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying Croatia  v  Armenia TBD, Croatia
20:45 Report Stadium: TBD

Managers[edit]

Vardan Minasyan, previously held the position from 2009 to 2014 and again briefly in 2018, the longest period of time.
As of match played 20 November 2022
Manager Period Pld Won Tied Lost GF GA Win %
Armenia Eduard Markarov 1992–1994 6 1 2 3 1 5 16.67
Armenia Samvel Darbinyan 1995–1996 9 1 1 7 5 21 11.11
Armenia Khoren Hovhannisyan 1996–1997 16 2 5 9 10 41 12.5
Armenia Souren Barseghyan 1998–1999 14 4 2 8 11 19 28.57
Armenia Varuzhan Sukiasyan 2000–2001 17 3 7 7 17 27 17.65
Armenia Andranik Adamyan (caretaker) 2002 1 1 0 0 2 0 100
Argentina Oscar López 2002 2 0 1 1 2 4 0
Armenia Andranik Adamyan (caretaker) 2003 1 0 0 1 0 2 0
Romania Mihai Stoichiță 2003–2004 10 4 1 5 11 17 40
France Bernard Casoni 2004–2005 8 1 1 6 5 18 12.5
Netherlands Henk Wisman 2005–2006 8 1 1 6 5 14 12.5
Scotland Ian Porterfield 2006–2007 10 2 4 4 5 9 20
Armenia Vardan Minasyan (caretaker)
England Tom Jones (caretaker)
2007 6 1 1 4 2 8 16.67
Denmark Jan Poulsen 2008–2009 12 3 4 5 9 19 25
Armenia Vardan Minasyan 2009–2014 39 14 4 21 56 58 35.9
Switzerland Bernard Challandes 2014–2015 9 1 1 7 9 23 11.11
Armenia Sargis Hovsepyan (caretaker) 2015 4 0 1 3 2 9 0
Armenia Varuzhan Sukiasyan 2015–2016 7 2 1 4 12 12 28.57
Armenia Artur Petrosyan 2016–2018 10 5 1 4 21 21 50
Armenia Vardan Minasyan 2018 4 1 2 1 3 4 25
Armenia Armen Gyulbudaghyants 2018–2019 12 5 2 5 25 20 41.67
Armenia Abraham Khashmanyan 2019–2020 2 0 0 2 1 10 0
Spain Joaquín Caparrós 2020–2022 26 9 5 12 25 56 34.62
Armenia Roman Berezovsky (caretaker) 2022–2022 2 0 1 1 2 4 0

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players are called up for the friendly matches against Kosovo and Albania on November 16 and 19, 2022.

Caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2022, after the match against Albania.[44][45]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Stanislav Buchnev (1990-07-17) 17 July 1990 (age 32) 3 0 Armenia Pyunik
16 1GK Henri Avagyan (1996-01-16) 16 January 1996 (age 26) 1 0 Armenia BKMA Yerevan
12 1GK Arman Nersesyan (2001-10-19) 19 October 2001 (age 21) 0 0 Armenia BKMA Yerevan

13 2DF Kamo Hovhannisyan (1992-10-05) 5 October 1992 (age 30) 73 3 Kazakhstan Astana
3 2DF Varazdat Haroyan (Captain) (1992-08-24) 24 August 1992 (age 30) 71 3 Cyprus Anorthosis Famagusta
15 2DF Hrayr Mkoyan (1986-09-02) 2 September 1986 (age 36) 52 1 Armenia Ararat
4 2DF Taron Voskanyan (1993-02-22) 22 February 1993 (age 29) 44 0 Armenia Alashkert
21 2DF Styopa Mkrtchyan (2003-02-17) 17 February 2003 (age 19) 7 0 Armenia Ararat-Armenia
2 2DF Davit Terteryan (1999-06-24) 24 June 1999 (age 23) 5 0 Armenia Ararat-Armenia
17 2DF Hakob Hakobyan (1997-03-29) 29 March 1997 (age 25) 4 0 Armenia Ararat-Armenia
8 2DF Zhirayr Margaryan (1997-09-13) 13 September 1997 (age 25) 4 0 Armenia Urartu
22 2DF Arman Ghazaryan (2001-07-24) 24 July 2001 (age 21) 1 0 Armenia Urartu
2DF Aventis Aventisian (2002-08-17) 17 August 2002 (age 20) 0 0 Netherlands Go Ahead Eagles

5 3MF Artak Grigoryan (1987-10-19) 19 October 1987 (age 35) 49 1 Armenia Alashkert
9 3MF Edgar Babayan (1995-10-28) 28 October 1995 (age 27) 16 1 Denmark Randers
10 3MF Artak Dashyan (1989-11-20) 20 November 1989 (age 33) 15 1 Armenia Pyunik
18 3MF Petros Avetisyan (1996-01-07) 7 January 1996 (age 26) 7 0 Kazakhstan FC Akzhayik
11 3MF Hovhannes Harutyunyan (1999-05-25) 25 May 1999 (age 23) 6 0 Armenia Pyunik
3MF Artur Serobyan (2003-07-02) 2 July 2003 (age 19) 5 0 Armenia BKMA Yerevan
19 3MF Narek Grigoryan (2001-06-17) 17 June 2001 (age 21) 4 0 Poland Jagiellonia Białystok
14 3MF Artur Galoyan (1999-06-25) 25 June 1999 (age 23) 1 0 Russia Alania Vladikavkaz
20 3MF Serob Galstyan (2002-09-23) 23 September 2002 (age 20) 0 0 Armenia Ararat Yerevan
6 3MF Sergey Mkrtchyan (2001-06-26) 26 June 2001 (age 21) 2 0 Armenia Urartu

23 4FW Vahan Bichakhchyan (1999-07-09) 9 July 1999 (age 23) 21 3 Poland Pogoń Szczecin
7 4FW Zhirayr Shaghoyan (2001-04-10) 10 April 2001 (age 21) 9 1 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players were called up in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK David Yurchenko (1986-03-27) 27 March 1986 (age 36) 24 0 Armenia Pyunik v.  Republic of Ireland, 27 September 2022
GK Arsen Beglaryan (1993-02-18) 18 February 1993 (age 29) 15 0 Armenia Urartu v.  Republic of Ireland, 27 September 2022

DF Hovhannes Hambardzumyan (1990-10-04) 4 October 1990 (age 32) 50 4 Cyprus Anorthosis Famagusta v.  Republic of Ireland, 27 September 2022
DF Jordy Monroy (1996-01-03) 3 January 1996 (age 26) 8 0 Colombia Independiente Medellín v.  Republic of Ireland, 27 September 2022
DF André Calisir (1990-06-13) 13 June 1990 (age 32) 23 0 Denmark Silkeborg v.  Republic of Ireland, 27 September 2022
DF Arman Hovhannisyan (1993-07-07) 7 July 1993 (age 29) 11 0 Armenia Ararat-Armenia v.  Scotland, 14 June 2022
DF Hayk Ishkhanyan (1989-07-23) 23 July 1989 (age 33) 12 1 Armenia BKMA Yerevan v.  Scotland, 8 June 2022
DF Hovhannes Nazaryan (1998-03-11) 11 March 1998 (age 24) 1 0 Armenia Ararat Yerevan v.  Norway, 29 March 2022

MF Eduard Spertsyan (2000-06-07) 7 June 2000 (age 22) 13 3 Russia Krasnodar v.  Republic of Ireland, 27 September 2022
MF Khoren Bayramyan (1992-01-07) 7 January 1992 (age 30) 21 2 Russia Rostov v.  Republic of Ireland, 27 September 2022
MF Karen Muradyan (1992-11-01) 1 November 1992 (age 30) 11 0 Armenia Ararat-Armenia v.  Republic of Ireland, 27 September 2022
MF Edgar Malakyan (1987-10-19) 19 October 1987 (age 35) 22 0 Armenia Ararat v.  Scotland, 14 June 2022
MF Solomon Udo (1995-07-15) 15 July 1995 (age 27) 18 0 Armenia Ararat-Armenia v.  Scotland, 14 June 2022
MF Wbeymar Angulo (1992-03-06) 6 March 1992 (age 30) 10 2 Armenia Ararat-Armenia v.  Scotland, 14 June 2022
MF Rudik Mkrtchyan (1998-10-26) 26 October 1998 (age 24) 0 0 Armenia Ararat v.  Ukraine, 11 June 2022
MF Gevorg Ghazaryan (1988-04-05) 5 April 1988 (age 34) 78 14 Armenia Ararat-Armenia v.  Norway, 29 March 2022
MF Erik Vardanyan (1998-06-07) 7 June 1998 (age 24) 10 1 Armenia Urartu v.  Norway, 29 March 2022
MF Artyom Avanesyan (1999-07-17) 17 July 1999 (age 23) 3 0 Armenia Ararat-Armenia v.  Norway, 29 March 2022

FW Lucas Zelarayán (1992-06-20) 20 June 1992 (age 30) 6 0 United States Columbus Crew v.  Republic of Ireland, 27 September 2022
FW Tigran Barseghyan (1993-09-22) 22 September 1993 (age 29) 52 8 Slovakia Slovan Bratislava v.  Republic of Ireland, 27 September 2022
FW Sargis Adamyan (1993-05-23) 23 May 1993 (age 29) 34 2 Germany 1. FC Köln v.  Ukraine, 11 June 2022
FW Artur Miranyan (1995-12-27) 27 December 1995 (age 26) 3 0 Free agent v.  Norway, 29 March 2022

Notes
  • INJ = It is not part of the current squad due to injury.
  • PRE = Preliminary squad/standby.

Records[edit]

As of 19 November 2022[46]
Players in bold are still active with Armenia.

Most appearances[edit]

Sargis Hovsepyan is Armenia's most capped player with 133 appearances.
Rank Player Caps Goals Career
1 Sargis Hovsepyan 133 2 1992–2012
2 Henrikh Mkhitaryan 95 32 2007–2021
3 Roman Berezovsky 94 0 1996–2015
4 Gevorg Ghazaryan 78 14 2007–present
5 Robert Arzumanyan 75 5 2005–2015
6 Kamo Hovhannisyan 73 2 2012–present
7 Varazdat Haroyan 71 3 2011–present
8 Artur Petrosyan 69 11 1992–2004
9 Marcos Pizzelli 68 11 2008–2019
10 Harutyun Vardanyan 63 1 1994–2004

Top goalscorers[edit]

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is Armenia's top goalscorer with 32 goals.
Rank Player Goals Caps Ratio Career
1 Henrikh Mkhitaryan (list) 32 95 0.34 2007–2021
2 Yura Movsisyan 14 38 0.37 2010–2018
Gevorg Ghazaryan 14 75 0.19 2007–present
4 Marcos Pizzelli 11 68 0.17 2004–2019
Artur Petrosyan 11 69 0.16 1992–2004
6 Edgar Manucharyan 9 54 0.17 2004–2017
7 Tigran Barseghyan 8 52 0.15 2016–present
8 Ara Hakobyan 7 42 0.17 1998–2008
9 Aleksandre Karapetian 6 25 0.24 2014–present
Artur Sarkisov 6 41 0.15 2011–present
Aras Özbiliz 6 41 0.15 2012–present
Armen Shahgeldyan 6 53 0.11 1992–2007

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA Position
Uruguay 1930 to Italy 1990 Part of  Soviet Union
United States 1994 Did not enter
France 1998 Did not qualify 10 1 5 4 8 17 4/6
South Korea Japan 2002 10 0 5 5 7 19 6/6
Germany 2006 12 2 1 9 9 25 6/7
South Africa 2010 10 1 1 8 6 22 6/6
Brazil 2014 10 4 1 5 12 13 5/6
Russia 2018 10 2 1 7 10 26 5/6
Qatar 2022 10 3 3 4 9 20 4/6
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined - - - - - - -
Total 0/8 72 13 17 42 61 142

UEFA European Championship record[edit]

UEFA European Championship record UEFA European Championship qualifying record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA Position
France 1960 to Sweden 1992 Part of  Soviet Union
England 1996 Did not qualify 10 1 2 7 5 17 6/6
Belgium Netherlands 2000 10 2 2 6 8 15 5/6
Portugal 2004 8 2 1 5 7 16 4/5
Austria Switzerland 2008 12 2 3 7 4 13 7/8
Poland Ukraine 2012 10 5 2 3 22 10 3/6
France 2016 8 0 2 6 5 14 5/5
Europe 2020 10 3 1 6 14 25 5/6
Germany 2024 To be determined - - - - - - -
Total 0/8 68 15 13 40 65 110

UEFA Nations League record[edit]

UEFA Nations League record
Year Division Group Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA P/R RK
2018–19 D 4 Group stage 2nd 6 3 1 2 14 8 Rise 45th
2020–21 C 2 Group stage 1st 6 3 2 1 9 6 Rise 36th
2022–23 B 1 Group stage 4th 6 1 0 5 4 17 Fall 31st
2024–25 C To be determined
Total Group stage
League C
3/3 18 7 3 8 27 31 31st

All-time head-to-head record[edit]

Key
Positive balance (more wins)
Neutral balance (equal W/L ratio)
Negative balance (more losses)

See also[edit]

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