2012–13 Armenian Premier League

The 2012–13 Armenian Premier League season was the twenty-first since its establishment. The season began on 24 March 2012 and ended on 18 May 2013, with two scheduled breaks between 2–27 July 2012 and 3 December 2012 – 8 March 2013.[1] Ulisses are the defending champions, having won their first league title last season.

Armenian Premier League
Season2012–13
ChampionsShirak
Champions LeagueShirak
Europa LeagueMika
Gandzasar
Pyunik
Matches played136
Goals scored345 (2.54 per match)
Top goalscorerNorayr Gyozalyan
(21 goals)
Biggest home winPyunik 6–0 Ararat Yerevan
Biggest away winArarat Yerevan 0–3 Mika
Banants 2–5 Impuls
Banants 0–3 Pyunik
Highest scoringBanants 2–5 Impuls
2011

The league switched from a year-round to a fall-spring schedule.[2]

The title was won by Shirak.[3]

Competition changesEdit

The league changed its competition mode from that of a calendar year to a fall-spring schedule.[2] As a consequence, this season will be longer than usual; every team will play six times against each other team, three times at home and three times away.

TeamsEdit

Location of teams in the 2012–13 Armenian Premier League

Because all of the club's in last year's First League competition were reserve teams of the Premier League clubs, there was no promotion or relegation between the two for this season. Therefore, the league membership has not changed from last year's competition.

Club Location Stadium Capacity
Ararat Yerevan Yerevan City Stadium (Abovyan) 3,946
Banants Yerevan Banants Stadium 5,010
Gandzasar Kapan Gandzasar Stadium 3,500
Impuls Dilijan Ayg Stadium (Ararat) 1,280
Mika Yerevan Mika Stadium 7,250
Pyunik Yerevan Republican Stadium (until March 2013)
Football Academy Stadium (April 2013 & onwards)
14,403
1,428
Shirak Gyumri Gyumri City Stadium 2,844
Ulisses Yerevan Republican Stadium 14,403

Personnel and sponsorshipEdit

Team Chairman Head Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Ararat Yerevan   Hrach Kaprielyan   Albert Safaryan   Gorik Khachatryan Jako
Banants   Sargis Israelyan   Rafael Nazaryan   Ararat Arakelyan Umbro
Gandzasar   Maksim Hakobyan   Abraham Khashmanyan   Armen Tatintsyan Joma
Impuls   Tigran Hakobyan   Armen Gyulbudaghyants   Narek Davtyan Lotto
Mika   Carlos Khazaryan   Zsolt Hornyák   Aghvan Mkrtchyan Umbro Armavia
Pyunik   Karen Harutyunyan   Suren Chakhalyan   David Manoyan Hummel Armenian Development Bank
Shirak   Arman Sahakyan   Vardan Bichakhchyan   Tigran Davtyan Kappa Sovrano
Ulisses   Artak Harutyunyan   Sevada Arzumanyan   David Grigoryan Lotto VivaCell MTS

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Shirak (C) 42 26 10 6 70 38 +32 88 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Mika 42 24 7 11 57 39 +18 79 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
3 Gandzasar Kapan 42 18 13 11 48 37 +11 67
4 Pyunik 42 19 6 17 67 51 +16 63
5 Impuls 42 18 6 18 66 65 +1 60 Team disbanded after the season[b]
6 Ulisses 42 11 12 19 41 50 −9 45
7 Ararat Yerevan 42 9 6 27 27 70 −43 33
8 Banants[c] 42 5 16 21 37 64 −27 31
Source: Football Federation of Armenia
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion
Notes:
  1. ^ Pyunik, as winners of 2012–13 Armenian Cup, qualify for the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
  2. ^ Impuls FC decided not to participate in 2013–14 Armenian Premier League competition, as the team was dissolved by the decision of the owners.
  3. ^ Executive committee of the Football Federation of Armenia decided to allow Banants to participate in the Premier League next season despite the fact that FC Banants took the last place in the tournament and was supposed to leave it.

ResultsEdit

Matches 1–14
Home \ Away ARA BAN GAN IMP MIK PYU SHI ULI
Ararat Yerevan 1–3 0–1 0–2 0–3 2–3 1–2 2–1
Banants 2–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 3–0 2–3
Gandzasar Kapan 1–0 3–0 0–1 2–3 1–0 1–2 0–1
Impulse 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–0 0–2 1–0
Mika 3–0 2–1 0–2 4–2 3–2 2–1 3–1
Pyunik 6–0 4–0 0–1 1–3 0–0 1–3 4–2
Shirak 4–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 0–1 1–0
Ulisses 3–1 0–0 0–0 4–0 1–2 1–1 1–1
Source: Football Federation of Armenia
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Matches 15–28
Home \ Away ARA BAN GAN IMP MIK PYU SHI ULI
Ararat Yerevan 1–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 0–2 1–2
Banants 1–1 0–0 2–5 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–1
Gandzasar Kapan 0–0 1–1 3–0 3–2 2–0 1–1 0–1
Impulse 1–2 2–2 3–0 2–1 2–4 3–1 2–0
Mika 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–0
Pyunik 1–0 1–0 4–2 1–2 0–1 1–2 3–1
Shirak 3–2 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–1
Ulisses 0–0 2–2 0–2 2–1 1–2 3–0 0–2
Source: Football Federation of Armenia
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Matches 29–42
Home \ Away ARA BAN GAN IMP MIK PYU SHI ULI
Ararat Yerevan 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–3 0–1 0–0
Banants 0–0 1–1 2–3 2–1 2–0 2–2 0–2
Gandzasar Kapan 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–0
Impulse 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–0
Mika 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–0
Pyunik 2–0 4–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 0–1 3–1
Shirak 3–1 2–0 2–2 4–3 3–0 0–1 2–0
Ulisses 1–0 0–0 0–0 4–1 0–1 1–1 0–0
Source: Football Federation of Armenia
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

Updated through matches played on 12 April 2013.
Rank Player Club Goals[4]
1   Norayr Gyozalyan Impuls 21
2   Ismaël Béko Fofana Shirak 14
  Simon Muradyan Mika
4   Yoro Lamine Ly Shirak 13
5   Viulen Ayvazyan Pyunik 11
  Andranik Barikyan Shirak
7   Arsen Balabekyan Ulisses 10
8   Kamo Hovhannisyan Pyunik 9
  Diego Lomba Gandzasar
10   Filip Timov Impuls 8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Premier League Armenia, fixtures and results". soccerway.com. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 16 March 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Soccer: Armenia league to forgo foreign goalkeepers; switch to autumn-spring schedule". Armenia Now. 15 November 2011. Archived from the original on 30 October 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Shirak wrap up Armenian title". UEFA.com. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  4. ^ Soccerway 20.08.2012, soccerway.com

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