Armenian Premier League

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Armenian Premier League
VBET Armenian Premier League.jpg
Founded1992; 30 years ago (1992)
CountryArmenia
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams10
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toArmenian First League
Domestic cup(s)Armenian Cup
Armenian Supercup
International cup(s)UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa Conference League
Current championsPyunik (15th title)
(2021–22)
Most championshipsFC Pyunik (15 titles)
TV partnersArmenia TV
YouTube
Websitehttp://www.ffa.am/
Current: 2022–23

The Armenian Premier League (Armenian: VBET Հայաստանի Պրեմիեր Լիգա, known as the VBET Armenian Premier League for sponsorship reasons) 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. Over the years, the league has evolved into a small league consisting of ten teams. The winner of the league is awarded a spot in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League.

Current teams[edit]

Locations of the 2021–22 Armenian Premier League teams
Club Location Stadium Capacity
Alashkert Yerevan (Shengavit) Alashkert Stadium 6,850
Ararat Yerevan Yerevan (Kentron) Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium 14,403
Ararat-Armenia Yerevan (Avan) Yerevan Football Academy Stadium1 1,428
BKMA
Lernayin Artsakh Stepanakert Stepanakert Republican Stadium 12,000
Noah Armavir Armavir City Stadium1 3,100
Pyunik Yerevan (Kentron) Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium 14,403
Shirak Gyumri Gyumri City Stadium 4,000
Urartu Yerevan (Malatia-Sebastia) Urartu Stadium 4,860
Van Charentsavan Charentsavan City Stadium 5,000

Soviet era champions[edit]

Winners[edit]

List of year ranges, representing seasons, and displaying the types of accomplishments of awards by the clubs and top players during those timeframes
Year Champions
(number of titles)
Runners-up Third place Leading goalscorer
(top scorer's club(s))
Goals
1992 Shirak,
Homenetmen
Banants Vahe Yaghmuryan (Ararat Yerevan) 38
1993 Ararat Yerevan Shirak Banants Andranik Hovsepyan (Banants)
Gegham Hovhannisyan (Homenetmen)
26
1994 Shirak (2) Homenetmen Ararat Yerevan Arsen Avetisyan (Homenetmen) 39
1995 Transitional season (no champions declared)
1995–96 Pyunik (2) Shirak Yerevan Arayik Adamyan (Shirak) 28
1996–97 Pyunik (3) Ararat Yerevan Yerevan Arsen Avetisyan (Pyunik) 24
1997 Yerevan Shirak Erebuni-Homenmen Artur Petrosyan (Shirak) 18
1998 Tsement Ararat (Araks Ararat) Shirak Yerevan Ara Hakobyan (Dvin Artashat) 20
1999 Shirak (3) Ararat Yerevan Tsement Ararat Shirak Sarikyan (Tsement Ararat) 21
2000 Araks Ararat (2) Ararat Yerevan Shirak Ara Hakobyan (Araks Ararat) 21
2001 Pyunik (4) Zvartnots AAL Spartak Yerevan Arman Karamyan (Pyunik) 21
2002 Pyunik (5) Shirak Banants Arman Karamyan (Pyunik) 36
2003 Pyunik (6) Banants Shirak Ara Hakobyan (Banants) 45
2004 Pyunik (7) Mika Banants Edgar Manucharyan (Pyunik)
Galust Petrosyan (Pyunik)
21
2005 Pyunik (8) Mika Banants Nshan Erzrumyan (Kilikia) 18
2006 Pyunik (9) Banants Mika Aram Hakobyan (Banants) 25
2007 Pyunik (10) Banants Mika Marcos Pizzelli (Ararat Yerevan) 22
2008 Pyunik (11) Ararat Yerevan Gandzasar Marcos Pizzelli (Ararat Yerevan) 17
2009 Pyunik (12) Mika Ulisses Artur Kocharyan (Ulisses) 15
2010 Pyunik (13) Banants Ulisses Marcos Pizzelli (Pyunik)
Gevorg Ghazaryan (Pyunik)
16
2011 Ulisses Gandzasar Pyunik Bruno Correa (Banants) 16
2012–13 Shirak (4) Mika Gandzasar Norayr Gyozalyan (Impuls) 21
2013–14 Banants Shirak Mika Mihran Manasyan (Alashkert) 17
2014–15 Pyunik (14) Ulisses Shirak Cesar Romero (Pyunik)
Jean-Jacques Bougouhi (Shirak)
21
2015–16 Alashkert Shirak Pyunik Héber (Alashkert)
Mihran Manasyan (Alashkert)
16
2016–17 Alashkert (2) Gandzasar Shirak Artak Yedigaryan (Alashkert)
Mihran Manasyan (Alashkert)
13
2017–18 Alashkert (3) Banants Gandzasar Gegham Harutyunyan (Gandzasar)
Artak Yedigaryan (Alashkert)
12
2018–19 Ararat-Armenia Pyunik Banants Jonel Désiré (Lori) 17
2019–20 Ararat-Armenia (2) Noah Alashkert Mory Kone (Shirak) 23
2020–21 Alashkert (4) Noah Urartu Yusuf Otubanjo (Ararat-Armenia) 10
2021–22 Pyunik (15) Ararat-Armenia Alashkert Serges Déblé (Ararat-Armenia, Pyunik) 22

Performance by club[edit]

List of accomplishments of awards by the clubs and displaying their best seasons
Club
(number of seasons)
Winners Runners-up Winning years
Pyunik 15 2 1992 (shared), 1995–96, 1996–97, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014–15, 2021–22
Shirak 4 7 1992 (shared), 1994, 1999, 2012–13
Alashkert 4  – 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2020–21
Ararat-Armenia 2 1 2018–19, 2019–20
Araks Ararat 2  – 1998, 2000
Urartu 1 5 2013–14
Ararat Yerevan 1 4 1993
Ulisses 1 1 2011
Yerevan 1  – 1997
Mika  – 4
Gandzasar  – 2
Noah  – 2
Zvartnots-AAL  – 1

Notes[edit]

  • Homenetmen Yerevan is the former name of Pyunik Yerevan..
  • Tsement Ararat is the former name of Araks Ararat.
  • Banants is the former name of Urartu.

Sponsorship names[edit]

  • VBET Armenian Premier League (2020–present)

Broadcaster[edit]

Country TV Channel
Armenia Armenia ARMTV
Armenia Armenia Vivaro Sport (online TV)

References[edit]

External links[edit]