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Araks Ararat FC (Armenian: Արաքս Արարատ Ֆուտբոլային Ակումբ), is a defunct Armenian football club from the town of Ararat, Ararat Province.

Araks Ararat FC
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Full nameAraks Ararat Football Club
Founded1960, as FC Ararat
1993, as FC Tsement Ararat
2000, as Araks Ararat FC
Dissolved2005
GroundAyg Stadium, Ararat
Capacity1,280
ChairmanAbraham Babayan
ManagerVaruzhan Sukiasyan
2000Armenian Premier League, 1st

Club historyEdit

The club was founded in 1960 as FC Ararat to represent the town of Ararat. With the independence of Armenia, the Ararat Cement Factory took over FC Ararat in 1993 and the club was renamed FC Tsement Ararat[1]. They played in the Armenian Premier League and won two titles, the first in 1998 as Tsement and the 2nd in 2000 as Araks Ararat. The following year, Tsement yielded the championship to FC Shirak by two points and ended up on the third spot behind FC Ararat Yerevan. However, after many successful years, the club president Abraham Babayan was unable to finance the club. Eventually, the rights were sold in late 2000 to a new sponsor based in Yerevan and Araks Ararat FC was dissolved.

The club was resurrected a year later for the 2002 season[2], but since it gave its license for participating in the Premier League to Spartak Yerevan, was unable to participate in Premier League and had to settle to restart from the First League.

HonoursEdit

Armenian Premier League

  • Winners (2): 1998, 2000

Armenian Cup

  • Winners (2): 1998, 1999

Armenian Super Cup

  • Winners (1): 1998

Domestic historyEdit

Season Name League Armenian Cup Top goalscorer Manager
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
1992 Ararat Armenian First League 1 10 9 0 1 37 12 18 First round
1993 Tsement Ararat Armenian Premier League 6 28 12 6 10 56 50 30 Quarter-final
1994 6 28 11 6 11 54 49 28 First round
1995 2 10 5 1 4 19 12 16 Semi-final
1995–96 5 22 12 3 7 57 33 39 Quarter-final
1996–97 5 22 13 3 6 49 26 42 Semi-final
1997 5 18 8 3 7 28 27 27 Winner
1998 1 26 20 4 2 70 22 64
1999 Araks Ararat 3 32 22 5 5 78 19 71 Winner
2000 1 28 19 4 5 65 33 61 Quarter-final
2001 Club did not participate.
2002 Armenian First League 2 30 25 2 3 85 18 77
2003 Armenian Premier League 8 28 2 3 23 17 86 9 First round
2004 Armenian First League 6 30 16 3 11 57 31 51 Quarter-final

Araks Ararat in European competitionsEdit

As of June, 2010.

Competition Pld W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 2 0 0 2 0 5
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 2 0 0 2 2 7
Total 4 0 0 4 2 12


Season Competition Round Club 1st leg 2nd leg
1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup QR   Lausanne Sports 1–5 1–2
1999–2000 UEFA Champions League 1Q   Zalgiris Vilnius 0–2 0–3

Notes:

  • Home results are noted in Bold.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Armenia - List of Champions". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  2. ^ LLC, Helix Consulting. "Ակումբային ֆուտբոլի պատմություն. "ԱՐԱՔՍ" (ԱՐԱՐԱՏ) - Սպորտային լուրեր". www.armsport.am. Retrieved 23 June 2019.