FC Ararat-Armenia

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Ararat-Armenia
Արարատ-Արմենիա
FC Ararat-Armenia logo.svg
Full nameFootball Club Ararat-Armenia
Founded2017; 5 years ago (2017)
GroundYerevan Football Academy Stadium, Yerevan
Capacity1,428
OwnerSamvel Karapetyan
Director GeneralPoghos Galstyan
ManagerVardan Bichakhchyan
LeagueArmenian Premier League
2021–22Armenian Premier League, 2nd
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, from Mount Ararat. 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.[citation needed]

On 30 May 2019, Ararat-Armenia defeated Banants 1–0 to win their first Armenian Premier League title.[6] As a result of winning the 2018–19 Armenian Premier League, Ararat-Armenia qualified for the UEFA Champions League.

On 14 July 2020, Ararat-Armenia defended their Armenian Premier League title, securing their second league title, after defeating FC Noah 2-0. Three days later, 17 July 2020, Manager Vardan Minasyan left the club after his contract expired.[7] On 22 July 2020, Ararat-Armenia announced David Campaña as their new manager.[8] On 5 March 2021, David Campaña left his role as Head Coach by mutual consent,[9] with Armen Adamyan being appointed as the Caretaker Head Coach.[10] On 24 March 2021, Ararat-Armenia announced Anatoly Baidachny as their new Head Coach.[11] Baidachny would leave Ararat-Armenia two and a half months later, on 8 June 2021 by mutual consent, having won just three of his twelve games in charge.[12] On 14 June 2021, Ararat-Armenia announced that Dmitri Gunko had been appointed as the clubs new Head Coach.[13] Following the conclusion of the 2021–22, Dmitri Gunko left his role as Head Coach after his contract was not extended.[14] On 10 June 2022, Vardan Bichakhchyan was announced as Ararat-Armenia's new Head Coach.[15]

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 Quarterfinal Armenia Armen Hovhannisyan 15 Armenia Artak Oseyan
2018–19 1st 1st 32 18 7 7 52 28 61 Semifinal Russia Anton Kobyalko 15 Belarus Vadim Skripchenko
Armenia Artak Oseyan (Caretaker)
Armenia Vardan Minasyan
2019–20 1st 1st 28 15 7 6 45 23 52 Runners-up Cape Verde Mailson Lima 8 Armenia Vardan Minasyan
2020–21 1st 5th 24 10 8 6 32 17 38 Semifinal Nigeria Yusuf Otubanjo 10 Spain David Campaña
Armenia Armen Adamyan (Caretaker)
Russia Anatoly Baidachny
2021–22 1st 2nd 32 3 5 4 56 20 74 Quarterfinal Cape Verde Mailson Lima 18 Russia Dmitri Gunko

The second team of the club Ararat-Armenia-2 has been playing in the first league (2nd division) since the 2018–19 season.

European[edit]

As of match played 28 July 2022
Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Champions League 3 1 0 2 3 5 –2
UEFA Europa League 9 6 0 3 16 11 +5
UEFA Europa Conference League 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
Total 14 7 2 5 19 16 +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 (a.e.t.) 3–3 (4–5 p) Symbol delete vote.svg
2020–21 UEFA Champions League 1QR Cyprus Omonia 0–1 (aet) Symbol delete vote.svg
UEFA Europa League 2QR Luxembourg Fola Esch 4–3 (aet) Symbol keep vote.svg
3QR Slovenia Celje 1–0 (aet) Symbol keep vote.svg
PO Serbia Red Star Belgrade 1–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League 2QR Estonia Paide Linnameeskond 0–0 0–0 (aet) 0–0 (3–5 p) Symbol delete vote.svg


Current squad[edit]

As of 1 August 2022

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Armenia ARM Hayk Khachatryan
2 DF Brazil BRA Alemão
3 DF Colombia COL Junior Bueno
4 DF Armenia ARM Arman Hovhannisyan
5 DF Armenia ARM Davit Terteryan
6 MF Armenia ARM Wbeymar
7 FW Portugal POR Hugo Firmino
8 MF Armenia ARM Gevorg Ghazaryan
9 FW Brazil BRA Agdon Menezes
10 MF Armenia ARM Armen Ambartsumyan (captain)
11 MF Colombia COL Jonathan Duarte
14 MF Cape Verde CPV Mailson Lima
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 FW Nigeria NGA Tenton Yenne
18 FW Armenia ARM Artyom Avanesyan
19 MF Armenia ARM Karen Muradyan
20 MF Kenya KEN Alwyn Tera
21 MF Armenia ARM Solomon Udo
22 DF Serbia SRB Miloš Stamenković
23 DF Armenia ARM Styopa Mkrtchyan
30 DF Brazil BRA Romércio
33 GK Russia RUS Dmitry Abakumov
45 GK Russia RUS Vsevolod Ermakov
55 MF Armenia ARM Hakob Hakobyan
88 FW Ivory Coast CIV Wilfried Eza

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Armenia ARM Zhirayr Shaghoyan (at BKMA Yerevan)

Ararat-Armenia-2[edit]

Ararat Yerevan-2
Founded2018; 4 years 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.

Personnel[edit]

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Armenian Premier League

Armenian Cup

Armenian Supercup

  • Winners: 2019
  • Runners-up: 2020

Managerial history[edit]

As of match played 11 August 2022. 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[citation needed] 17 July 2020[7] 68 40 15 13 130 56 058.82 Armenian Premier League (2)
Armenian Supercup (1)
David Campaña  Spain 22 July 2020[8] 5 March 2021[9] 17 7 4 6 23 16 041.18
Armen Adamyan Caretaker  Armenia 5 March 2021[10] 24 March 2021[11] 3 2 1 0 5 1 066.67
Anatoly Baidachny  Russia 24 March 2021[11] 8 June 2021[12] 12 3 4 5 10 13 025.00
Dmitri Gunko  Russia 14 June 2021[13] 2 June 2022[14] 34 24 5 5 59 23 070.59
Vardan Bichakhchyan  Armenia 10 June 2022[15] 4 1 2 1 2 1 025.00

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Armsport: FC Avan Academy". Archived from the original on 2018-07-29. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  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. Archived from the original on 2017-07-26. 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. ^ "Արարատ-Արմենիան դարձավ Հայաստանի չեմպիոն (VIDEO)". armfootball.com/ (in Armenian). Arm Football. 30 May 2019. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Հարգելի ֆուտբոլասերներ". facebook.com/ (in Armenian). FC Ararat-Armenia Facebook. 17 July 2020. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  8. ^ a b "ԴԱՎԻԴ ԿԱՄՊԱՆՅԱՆ' "ԱՐԱՐԱՏ-ԱՐՄԵՆԻԱՅԻ" ԳԼԽԱՎՈՐ ՄԱՐԶԻՉ". facebook.com/ (in Armenian). FC Ararat-Armenia Facebook. 22 July 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Հարգելի ֆուտբոլասերներ". facebook.com/ (in Armenian). FC Ararat-Armenia Facebook. 5 March 2021. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  10. ^ a b "Հարգելի Ֆուտբոլասերներ". facebook.com/ (in Armenian). FC Ararat-Armenia Facebook. 5 March 2021. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  11. ^ a b c "ԱՆԱՏՈԼԻ ԲԱՅԴԱՉՆԻՆ` «ԱՐԱՐԱՏ-ԱՐՄԵՆԻԱՅԻ» ԳԼԽԱՎՈՐ ՄԱՐԶԻՉ". facebook.com/ (in Armenian). FC Ararat-Armenia Facebook. 24 March 2021. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  12. ^ a b "Արարատ-Արմենիա ֆուտբոլային ակումբը և մարզիչ Անատոլի Բայդաչնին երկկողմանի համաձայնությամբ լուծել են պայմանագիրը". facebook.com/ (in Armenian). FC Ararat-Armenia Facebook. 8 June 2021. Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  13. ^ a b "Դմիտրի Գունկոն` «ԱՐԱՐԱՏ-ԱՐՄԵՆԻԱՅԻ» ԳԼԽԱՎՈՐ ՄԱՐԶԻՉ". facebook.com/ (in Armenian). FC Ararat-Armenia Facebook. 14 June 2021. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  14. ^ a b "Հարգելի ֆուտբոլասերներ, «Արարատ-Արմենիա» ֆուտբոլային ակումբի և Դմիտրի Գունկոյի ու իր մարզչական շտաբի միջև կնքված պայմանագրի ժամկետը լրացել է և կողմերը որոշել են չշարունակել համագործակցությունը:". facebook.com/araratarmeniafc (in Armenian). FC Ararat Armenia Facebook. 2 June 2022. Retrieved 7 June 2022.
  15. ^ a b {"Ամենագլխավոր նորությունը #WelcomeBICHAKHCHYAN:". facebook.com/araratarmeniafc (in Armenian). FC Ararat Armenia Facebook. 10 June 2022. Retrieved 1 August 2022.

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