FC Ararat-Armenia

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FC Ararat-Armenia
FC Ararat-Armenia logo.svg
Full nameFootball Club Ararat-Armenia
Founded2017; 2 years ago (2017)
GroundYerevan Football Academy Stadium, Yerevan
Capacity1,428
OwnerSamvel Karapetyan
Director GeneralPoghos Galstyan
ManagerVardan Minasyan
LeagueArmenian Premier League
2018–19Armenian Premier League, 1st
Current season

FC Ararat-Armenia (Armenian: Ֆուտբոլային Ակումբ Արարատ-Արմենիա), is an Armenian football club based in Yerevan, founded in 2017 .

History[edit]

Former logo when the club was known as FC Avan Academy

It was founded in 2017 as FC Avan Academy by Ruben Hayrapetyan, on the basis of the young players of the Yerevan Football Academy graduates, as well as many young players from FC Pyunik.[1]

They club's inaugural match took place in July 2017 against Erebuni SC. The friendly match ended up with a score of 3–1 in favour of Avan Academy.

At the beginning of 2018, the club was taken over by the Russian-Armenian businessman Samvel Karapetyan who renamed the football club as Ararat-Moskva. The club was reorganized as soon as FC Ararat Moscow in Russia was denied certificate for the next season.[2] Artak Oseyan managed the club during the 2017–18 Armenian First League season.[3]

After being promoted to the Armenian Premier League, it was again renamed, this time to Ararat-Armenia, and will participate in the Premier League with this name.

On 2 August 2018, Vadim Skripchenko was appointed as the new head coach of Ararat-Armenia,[4] before being sacked on 25 September 2018, and Ararat-Armenia-2 manager Artak Oseyan being appointed as caretaker manager.[5]

On 1 October 2018, Vardan Minasyan was appointed as the new head coach of Ararat-Armenia.[6]

On 30 May 2019, Ararat-Armenia defeated Banants 1–0 to win their first Armenian Premier League title.[7] As a result of winning the 2018–19 Armenian Premier League, Ararat-Armenia qualified for the UEFA Champions League.

League and cup[edit]

Season League Armenian Cup Top goalscorer Managers
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
2017–18 2nd 3rd 27 14 4 9 65 41 46 QF Armenia Armen Hovhannisyan 15 Armenia Artak Oseyan
2018–19 1st 1st 32 18 7 7 52 28 61 SF Russia Anton Kobyalko 15 Belarus Vadim Skripchenko
Armenia Artak Oseyan (Caretaker)
Armenia Vardan Minasyan

European[edit]

As of match played 29 August 2019
Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Champions League 2 1 0 1 3 4 -1
UEFA Europa League 6 4 0 2 10 6 +4
Total 8 5 0 3 13 10 +3
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2019–20 UEFA Champions League 1QR Sweden AIK 2–1 1–3 3–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
UEFA Europa League 2QR Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps 2–0 2–1 4–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
3QR Georgia (country) Saburtalo Tbilisi 1–2 2–0 3–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
PO Luxembourg F91 Dudelange 2–1 1–2 3–3 (p) Symbol delete vote.svg

Current squad[edit]

As of 16 July 2019

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Armenia GK Arman Nersesyan
3 Portugal DF Ângelo Meneses
4 Armenia DF Albert Khachumyan
6 Bulgaria DF Georgi Pashov
7 Armenia MF Armen Nahapetyan
8 Armenia MF Gor Malakyan
9 Ivory Coast FW Jean-Jacques Bougouhi
10 Armenia MF Armen Ambartsumyan
11 Armenia MF Zhirayr Shagoyan
15 Russia DF Dmitry Guz (captain)
17 Burkina Faso FW Zakaria Sanogo
20 Morocco DF Rochdi Achenteh
21 North Macedonia DF Aleksandar Damčevski
No. Position Player
22 Armenia DF Artur Danielyan
25 Armenia MF Davit Nalbandyan
27 Netherlands MF Furdjel Narsingh
32 Russia FW Anton Kobyalko
33 Russia GK Dmitry Abakumov
44 Serbia GK Stefan Čupić
63 Ivory Coast MF Kódjo Kassé Alphonse
67 Estonia MF Ilja Antonov
77 Armenia MF Petros Avetisyan
93 Haiti DF Alex Junior Christian
94 Cape Verde MF Mailson Lima
99 Nigeria FW Ogana Louis

Ararat-Armenia-2[edit]

Ararat Yerevan-2
Founded2018; 1 year ago (2018)
GroundYerevan Football Academy Stadium, Yerevan
OwnerSamvel Karapetyan
PresidentPoghos Galstyan
ManagerTigran Petrosyants
LeagueArmenian First League
2018–193rd

Ararat-Armenia's reserve squad play as Ararat-Armenia-2 in the Armenian First League. They currently play their home games at the Yerevan Football Academy Stadium in the Avan District of northern Yerevan.

As of 15 January 2019

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Armenia GK Vahe Muradyan
2 Armenia DF Arman Khachatryan
3 Armenia DF Derenik Sargsyan
4 Armenia DF Albert Khachumyan (captain)
5 Armenia DF Karen Hovhannisyan
6 Armenia MF Norayr Grigoryann
7 Armenia MF Vigen Karapetyan
8 Armenia MF Mihran Petrosyan
9 Armenia MF Arman Khachatryan
10 Armenia MF Armen Nahapetyan
11 Armenia MF Zhirayr Shagoyan
12 Armenia GK Nikos Melikyan
13 Armenia DF Gevorg Markosyan
No. Position Player
14 Armenia DF Arsen Sargsyan
16 Armenia MF Davit Nalbandyan
17 Armenia DF Arman Asilyan
18 Armenia FW Narek Alaverdyan
19 Armenia MF Artyom Petrosyan
21 Armenia MF Patvakan Avetisyan
22 Armenia FW Aram Kolozyan
23 Armenia GK Narek Voskanyan
24 Armenia FW Aman Badalyan
26 Armenia MF Gevorg Mkhitaryan
29 Armenia DF Harutyun Vardanyan
71 Armenia MF Samvel Spertsyan
99 Armenia MF Erik Avetisyan

Personnel[edit]

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

League[edit]

Managerial history[edit]

Information correct as of match played 10 November 2019. Only competitive matches are counted.

Name Nat. From To P W D L GS GA %W Honours Notes
Artak Oseyan  Armenia 1 July 2017 30 June 2018 29 14 4 11 65 48 048.28
Andranik Babayan  Armenia 1 July 2018 30 July 2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 !
Vadim Skripchenko  Belarus 2 August 2018[4] 25 September 2018[5] 9 4 2 3 16 12 044.44
Artak Oseyan (Caretaker)  Armenia 25 September 2018[5] 1 October 2018 1 0 1 0 0 0 000.00
Vardan Minasyan  Armenia 1 October 2018[6] Present 50 31 9 10 93 39 062.00

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Armsport: FC Avan Academy".
  2. ^ Gor Malakyan left Feniks and returned to his home country (Гор Малакян покинул Феникс и вернулся на родину). Sport Arena. 3 July 2018
  3. ^ "Հայտնի է Հայաստանի Առաջին խմբի առաջնության խաղացանկը – Սպորտային լուրեր | 2017–18 Armenian First League matches". armsport.am. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  4. ^ a b ""Արարատ-Արմենիա" ֆուտբոլային ակումբի նոր գլխավոր մարզիչն է Վադիմ Վիկտորի Սկրիպչենկոն:". facebook.com/araratarmeniafc (in Armenian). FC Ararat-Armenia Facebook. 2 August 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "Պաշտոնական Հայտարարություն". facebook.com/araratarmeniafc (in Armenian). FC Ararat-Armenia Facebook. 25 September 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Վարդան Մինասյանը նոր պաշտոն ունի. լուսանկար". armeniasputnik.am (in Armenian). 1 October 2018. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Արարատ-Արմենիան դարձավ Հայաստանի չեմպիոն (VIDEO)". armfootball.com/ (in Armenian). Arm Football. 30 May 2019. Retrieved 30 May 2019.

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