FC Ararat-Armenia

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Ararat-Armenia
Արարատ-Արմենիա
FC Ararat-Armenia logo.svg
Full nameFootball Club Ararat-Armenia
Founded2017; 4 years ago (2017)
GroundYerevan Football Academy Stadium, Yerevan
Capacity1,428
OwnerSamvel Karapetyan
Director GeneralPoghos Galstyan
ManagerDmitri Gunko
LeagueArmenian Premier League
2020–21Armenian Premier League, 5th
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 by mutual consent two and a half months later, on 8 June 20201, 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]


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

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 1 October 2020
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
Total 12 7 0 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 3–3 (p) Symbol delete vote.svg
2020–21 UEFA Champions League 1QR Cyprus Omonia 0–1 (aet) N/A N/A Symbol delete vote.svg
UEFA Europa League 2QR Luxembourg Fola Esch 4–3 (aet) N/A N/A Symbol keep vote.svg
3QR Slovenia Celje 1–0 (aet) N/A N/A Symbol keep vote.svg
PO Serbia Red Star Belgrade 1–2 N/A N/A Symbol delete vote.svg

Current squad[edit]

As of 12 October 2021

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF Brazil BRA Alemão
3 DF Colombia COL Junior Bueno
4 DF Armenia ARM Albert Khachumyan
5 DF Armenia ARM Davit Terteryan
6 MF Armenia ARM Wbeymar
7 MF Armenia ARM Zhirayr Shaghoyan
10 MF Armenia ARM Armen Ambartsumyan (captain)
11 DF Ukraine UKR Yehor Klymenchuk
13 GK Armenia ARM Vardan Shahatuni
14 MF Cape Verde CPV Mailson Lima
17 FW Burkina Faso BFA Zakaria Sanogo
18 FW Armenia ARM Artyom Avanesyan
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 MF Armenia ARM Karen Muradyan
20 MF Kenya KEN Alwyn Tera
24 FW Nigeria NGA Yusuf Otubanjo
27 MF Netherlands NED Furdjel Narsingh
33 GK Russia RUS Dmitry Abakumov
77 GK Italy ITA Valerio Vimercati
79 DF Ukraine UKR Serhiy Vakulenko
81 DF Uruguay URU Diego Barboza
88 FW Ivory Coast CIV Wilfried Eza
94 MF Moldova MDA Dan Spătaru
99 FW Armenia ARM Armen Hovhannisyan

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
5 MF Armenia ARM Sargis Shahinyan (at Noah)

Ararat-Armenia-2[edit]

Ararat Yerevan-2
Founded2018; 3 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.

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

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 24 October 2021. 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] 11 10 1 0 28 7 090.91

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.

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