Armenian Premier League

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Armenian Premier League
Armenian Premier League permanent Logo since 2012-13.jpg
Country Armenia
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1992; 24 years ago (1992)
Number of teams 6
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Armenian First League
Domestic cup(s) Armenian Independence Cup
Armenian Supercup
International cup(s) Champions League,
Europa League
Current champions Alashkert
(2015–16)
Most championships FC Pyunik (13 titles)
TV partners ARMTV
Website http://www.ffa.am/
2016–17 Armenian Premier League

The Armenian Premier League (Armenian: Բարձրագույն Խումբ) 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 only six teams. The winner of the league is awarded a spot in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League.

2016–17 Member Clubs[edit]

Locations of the 2015–16 Armenian Premier League teams

6 teams will compete in this year's 2016–17 Armenian Premier League competition.

Club Location Stadium Capacity
Alashkert Yerevan (Shengavit) Alashkert Stadium 6,850
Ararat Yerevan Yerevan (Kentron) Vazgen Sargsyan 14,403
Banants Yerevan (Malatia-Sebastia) Banants Stadium 4,860
Gandzasar Kapan Kapan Gandzasar Stadium 3,500
Pyunik Yerevan (Avan) Football Academy Stadium 1,428
Shirak Gyumri Gyumri City Stadium 2,844

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 (Pyunik)
Banants Vahe Yaghmuryan (Ararat Yerevan) 38
1993 Ararat Yerevan Shirak Banants Andranik Hovsepyan (Banants)
Gegham Hovhannisyan (Homenetmen (Pyunik))
26
1994 Shirak (2) Homenetmen (Pyunik) Ararat Yerevan Arsen Avetisyan (Homenetmen (Pyunik)) 39
1995 Transitional Season (No Winner)
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 Yerevan Artur Petrosyan (Shirak) 18
1998 Tsement 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 (Impulse) 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

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 14 1 1992 (shared), 1995–96, 1996–97, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014–15
Shirak 4 7 1992 (shared), 1994, 1999, 2012–13
Araks Ararat 2  – 1998, 2000
Banants 1 5 2013–14
Ararat Yerevan 1 4 1993
Ulisses 1 1 2011
Yerevan 1  – 1997
Alashkert 1  – 2015–16
Mika  – 4
Gandzasar  – 1
Zvartnots AAL  – 1

Notes[edit]

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

Broadcaster[edit]

Country TV Channel
Armenia Armenia ARMTV

External links[edit]