Armenia national football team

The Armenia national football team (Armenian: Հայաստանի ֆուտբոլի ազգային հավաքական, Hayastani futboli azgayin havak'akan) represents Armenia in association football and is controlled by the Football Federation of Armenia, the governing body for football in Armenia. After gaining independence from the Soviet Union, the team played its first international match on October 12, 1992. The national team has participated in the qualification of every major tournament from the UEFA Euro 1996 onwards, though they are yet to qualify for the final stages of either a UEFA European Football Championship or a FIFA World Cup.[5] In what was the Armenian national squad's greatest success at present, the team came in third place in the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying stage, with controversial officiating preventing them from achieving second place, and hence moving on to the play-off stage.[6]

Armenia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Հավաքական Havaqakan (The Collective team)
AssociationFootball Federation of Armenia
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachJoaquín Caparrós
CaptainHenrikh Mkhitaryan
Most capsSargis Hovsepyan (132)[1]
Top scorerHenrikh Mkhitaryan (29)
Home stadiumVazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium[2],
Hrazdan Stadium
FIFA codeARM
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 102 Steady (16 July 2020)[3]
Highest30 (February 2014)
Lowest159 (July 1994)
First international
 Armenia 0–0 Moldova 
(Yerevan, Armenia; October 14, 1992)
Biggest win
 Armenia 7–1 Guatemala 
(Los Angeles, California, USA; May 28, 2016)
Biggest defeat
 Italy 9–1 Armenia 
(Palermo, Italy; November 18, 2019)

The primary training ground is at the Technical Center-Academy of the Football Federation of Armenia in the northern Avan District of the capital Yerevan, and the team plays their home matches at the Republican Stadium.

HistoryEdit

Armenia became an independent state in 1991, the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic having previously played for the Soviet Union national football team. The Football Federation of Armenia was founded on 18 January 1992 and established relations with FIFA in 1992 and with UEFA in 1993.[7] The history of the Armenia national team began on 14 October 1992, when Armenia played its first match against Moldova. That meeting ended in a goalless draw. Since 1996, the team is a member of qualifiers European and World Championships.[8] Armenia has competed in every UEFA European Championship qualifying and FIFA World Cup qualification since 1994.[9]

The first head coach of the Armenian national squad was Soviet Armenian football star Eduard Markarov. Armenian winner of the UEFA Jubilee Awards and fellow Soviet Armenian football great Khoren Oganesian also became a head coach. Many of the early coaches of the national team never stayed for longer than two years. Scottish coach Ian Porterfield became head coach in 2006 and began to lead the team to some of its first successes in the international stage. Under his leadership, the Armenian team had played a series of great matches with victories over Kazakhstan 2–1, Poland 1–0 and Portugal 1–1, with Cristiano Ronaldo in the lineup. But then tragedy struck; the 62-year-old Porterfield died of cancer, leaving his started work unfinished. An acting assistant coach, Vardan Minasyan, became acting head coach following Porterfield's death. Minasyan learned much from Porterfield and Samvel Darbinyan, another former head coach of Armenia, during this time about coaching and managing.[10] On February 10, 2009, after the draw for the qualifying round teams of the UEFA Euro 2012, by order of the President of the Football Federation of Armenia Ruben Hayrapetyan, Minasyan continued to lead the Armenian national squad, only now as the official head coach.[11][12][13]

In the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying matches, Minasyan led Armenia in Group B against Russia, Slovakia, Ireland, Macedonia and Andorra. Armenia, considered a heavy underdog, defeated the group favorite Slovakia with two crushing defeats 4–0 and 3–1, defeated Andorra in two matches as well 4–0 and 3–0, drew with Macedonia 2–2 and defeated them in the deciding match 4–1 and tied with the group winners Russia 0–0. The Armenian team scored the most goals out of Group B, with a total of 22. Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Armenia scored 6 goals, the most goals scored by a single player in Group B.[14][15] The national team almost made the final draw, but controversially lost in a decisive match against Ireland 1–2. Armenian goalkeeper Roman Berezovsky was given a red card by Spanish referee Eduardo Gonzalez at the 26th-minute for supposedly touching the ball outside the goal area. However, replays clearly showed the ball touched his chest and never touched his hands. Replays also showed that Ireland striker Simon Cox had actually touched the ball with his right hand.[16] Despite this, Gonzalez did not penalize Cox. Cox would later admit he touched the ball with his hand.[17] Had Cox’s offence been punished, Armenia would have been awarded a free-kick.[6] Berezovsky was substituted with 19-year-old debuting Arsen Petrosyan. Valeri Aleksanyan later accidentally scored an own goal past Petrosyan, which ended up deciding the match. Armenia and Ireland would each score another goal. The Football Federation of Armenia unsuccessfully filed protest over the match.[16][18] Gonzalez had later resigned after the match.[19] Despite not getting to play in the UEFA Euro 2012, Minasyan brought the Armenian national team to a record #41 FIFA ranking, placed the team in a personal best third place in the group stage and went on to become the longest leading head coach of the Armenian football team. Minasyan stated he was proud of the entire team.[20][21] They were all welcomed in the airport back in Armenia as heroes.[22]

After the incredible UEFA Euro 2012 run, the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016 qualifiers were not successful, with the Armenian side stood near bottom in the 2014 World Cup run and even finished last without a single win in Euro 2016 campaign. Armenia salvaged some few pride in 2018 World Cup qualification when the Armenians managed to create a shocking 3–2 home win over Montenegro, which contributed to Montenegro's failure to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[23] After these disappointments, Vardan Minasyan returned to lead Armenia in the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League D, but finished behind Macedonia, including a humiliating 0–1 home loss to Gibraltar.[24] Due to this humiliation, Minasyan was sacked and Armen Gyulbudaghyants was appointed new coach of Armenian side. The Armenians participated in the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying along with giants Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, former European champions Greece, Finland and Liechtenstein. Armenia lost two opening fixtures to Bosnia 1–2 away[25] and Finland 0–2 at home,[26] and was supposed to get eliminated pretty early. However, Armenia began their resurgence following these losses, with a convincing 3–0 home cruise to Liechtenstein[27] before managed to create a shocking 3–2 away win over Greece, former UEFA Euro 2004 champions.[28] Armenia suffered a minor setback after losing at home to powerhouse Italy 1–3,[29] before created another shock in their qualification with a 4–2 convincing win over Bosnia and Herzegovina in the same ground.[30]

StadiumEdit

 
Armenia vs Portugal during a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match at the Republican Stadium in Yerevan

Hrazdan Stadium was built from 1969 to 1970 on Athens St., Kentron in a period of 18 months with the financial support of the oil magnate Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. A total amount of 5 million rubles was allocated for Hrazdan.[31] The stadium was named after the slope of the Hrazdan River. It is the largest stadium in Armenia, with more than 70,000 seats. The opening of the stadium took place on 29 November 1970.[31] The Armenia national team played home matches in Hrazdan until 2000. Several Armenian football clubs also played in Hrazdan. In Soviet times, it was one of the largest stadiums in the Soviet Union (among the top four) and one of the few double-tiered stadiums. Hrazdan was the football ground stadium for Ararat Yerevan. Hrazdan Stadium hosted its first official football match on 19 May 1971 when Ararat Yerevan defeated Kairat 3–0 in front of a record 78,000 spectators.[32] The stadium would host Ararat Yerevan for the final victory of the club in the 1973 Soviet Top League and in the 1973 and 1975 Soviet Cup. The Soviet Union national football team played only two matches at the stadium, both of which date back to 1978. In April of that year, in a friendly game against Finland, the USSR won 10–2. Six months later, in a qualifying match for the UEFA Euro 1980 against Greece the Soviet team won again 2–0. The match with Finland hosted 12,000 spectators and the match with Greece hosted 40,000.[7] The capacity of the stadium decreased from 70,000 to an all-seater of 53,849 spectators. By the second half of 2012, Hrazdan was completely renovated to become the regular venue of the national team's home matches.

The Republican Stadium was renovated in 1999 and, since 2000, has been the home ground for Armenia. The stadium was built in 1953 and finished within a year's time.[33] Republican Stadium has a capacity of 14,968. During the Soviet period and onward from 1953 to 1999, it was known as Dinamo Stadium. The stadium had its official name changed to "Republican Stadium named after Vazgen Sargsyan" in 1999, after Armenian war hero and former Prime Minister of Armenia Vazgen Sargsyan, who died that year. Local clubs Pyunik and Ulisses play home matches at the Republican Stadium. In 2008, the stadium went under a large-scale development in order to modernize the playing surface and to create a high level VIP section and other facilities which met UEFA standards.[7]

Armenia played a match in Hrazdan in 2008 against Turkey after partial renovation earlier that year. The number of seats decreased from 75,000 to 53,849.[34] It is planned to hold Armenia's home matches after a complete renovation in 2012. On 12 October 2012, Armenia played a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Italy, but has not used Hrazdan since. Hrazdan is used mostly for Armenian football clubs and a number of other athletic competitions.[7]

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA World Cup recordEdit

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA Position
  1930 to   1990 Part of   Soviet Union
  1994 Did not enter
  1998 Did not qualify 10 1 5 4 8 17 4/6
    2002 10 0 5 5 7 19 6/6
  2006 12 2 1 9 9 25 6/7
  2010 10 1 1 8 6 22 6/6
  2014 10 4 1 5 12 13 5/6
  2018 10 2 1 7 10 26 5/6
  2022 To be determined - - - - - - -
      2026 - - - - - - -
Total 0/7 - 62 10 14 38 52 122 -

UEFA European Championship recordEdit

UEFA European Championship record UEFA European Championship qualifying record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA Position
  1960 to   1992 Part of   Soviet Union
  1996 Did not qualify 10 1 2 7 5 17 6/6
    2000 10 2 2 6 8 15 5/6
  2004 8 2 1 5 7 16 4/5
    2008 12 2 3 7 4 13 7/8
    2012 10 5 2 3 22 10 3/6
  2016 8 0 2 6 5 14 5/5
  2020 10 3 1 6 14 25 5/6
  2024 To be determined - - - - - - -
Total 0/8 68 15 13 40 65 110 -

UEFA Nations League recordEdit

UEFA Nations League record
Year Division Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA
2018–19 D Promoted 2nd 6 3 1 2 14 8
2020–21 C To be determined
Total Group stage
League D
1/1 6 3 1 2 14 8

Recent results and forthcoming fixturesEdit

2019Edit

5 September 2019 Euro 2020 qualifyingArmenia  1–3  ItalyYerevan, Armenia
20:00 (UTC+4)
Report
Stadium: Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium
Referee: Daniel Siebert (Germany)
8 September 2019 Euro 2020 qualifyingArmenia  4–2  Bosnia and HerzegovinaYerevan, Armenia
21:45 (UTC+4)
Report
Stadium: Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium
Referee: Benoît Bastien (France)
12 October 2019 Euro 2020 qualifyingLiechtenstein  1–1  ArmeniaVaduz, Liechtenstein
20:00 (UTC+2)
Report
Stadium: Rheinpark Stadion
Referee: István Kovács (Romania)
15 October 2019 Euro 2020 qualifyingFinland  3–0  ArmeniaTurku, Finland
19:00 (UTC+3)
Report Stadium: Veritas Stadion
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (Spain)
15 November 2019 Euro 2020 qualifyingArmenia  0–1  GreeceYerevan, Armenia
21:00 (UTC+4) Report
Stadium: Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium
Referee: Paweł Raczkowski (Poland)
18 November 2019 Euro 2020 qualifyingItaly  9–1  ArmeniaPalermo, Italy
20:45 (UTC+1)
Report
Stadium: Stadio Renzo Barbera
Referee: Tiago Martins (Portugal)

2020Edit

26 March 2020 FriendlyUzbekistan  Cancelled  ArmeniaUzbekistan
Report
30 March 2020 FriendlyKazakhstan  Cancelled  ArmeniaKazakhstan
Report
5 September 2020 2020–21 UEFA
Nations League
North Macedonia  v  ArmeniaSkopje, North Macedonia
15:00 Stadium: Toše Proeski Arena
11 October 2020 2020–21 UEFA
Nations League
Estonia  v  ArmeniaTallinn, Estonia
19:00 Stadium: A. Le Coq Arena
13 November 2020 2020–21 UEFA
Nations League
Georgia  v  ArmeniaTbilisi, Georgia
21:00 Stadium: Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Greece and Italy on 15 and 18 November 2019.
Caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2019 after the match against Italy.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
12 1GK Gevorg Kasparov (1980-07-25) 25 July 1980 (age 40) 29 0   Shirak
16 1GK Aram Ayrapetyan (1986-11-22) 22 November 1986 (age 33) 18 0   Paykan
1 1GK Arsen Beglaryan (1993-02-18) 18 February 1993 (age 27) 14 0   Urartu

3 2DF Varazdat Haroyan (1992-08-24) 24 August 1992 (age 27) 49 2   Ural Yekaterinburg
19 2DF Hovhannes Hambardzumyan (Vice-Captain) (1990-10-04) 4 October 1990 (age 29) 35 3   Anorthosis Famagusta
4 2DF Taron Voskanyan (1993-02-22) 22 February 1993 (age 27) 27 0   Alashkert
15 2DF Hayk Ishkhanyan (1989-06-24) 24 June 1989 (age 31) 11 1   Gandzasar
2 2DF André Calisir (1990-06-13) 13 June 1990 (age 30) 8 0   IFK Göteborg
14 2DF Arman Hovhannisyan (1992-10-05) 5 October 1992 (age 27) 3 0   Tobol
6 2DF Armen Manucharyan (1995-02-03) 3 February 1995 (age 25) 2 0   Rotor Volgograd
10 2DF Artur Danielyan (1998-02-09) 9 February 1998 (age 22) 0 0   Ararat-Armenia

13 3MF Kamo Hovhannisyan (1992-10-05) 5 October 1992 (age 27) 48 0   Kairat
17 3MF Artak Yedigaryan (1990-03-18) 18 March 1990 (age 30) 32 1   Ararat
5 3MF Artak Grigoryan (1987-10-19) 19 October 1987 (age 32) 25 1   Alashkert
21 3MF Rumyan Hovsepyan (1991-11-13) 13 November 1991 (age 28) 22 2   Arda Kardzhali
23 3MF Artem Simonyan (1995-02-20) 20 February 1995 (age 25) 10 0   Noah
9 3MF Edgar Babayan (1995-10-28) 28 October 1995 (age 24) 8 1   Hobro
18 3MF Erik Vardanyan (1998-06-07) 7 June 1998 (age 22) 4 1   Sochi
7 3MF Petros Avetisyan (1996-01-07) 7 January 1996 (age 24) 4 0   Tobol

11 4FW Artur Sarkisov (1987-01-19) 19 January 1987 (age 33) 41 6
8 4FW Tigran Barseghyan (1993-09-22) 22 September 1993 (age 26) 28 5   Astana
20 4FW Aleksandre Karapetian (1987-12-23) 23 December 1987 (age 32) 13 5   Tambov
22 4FW Gegham Harutyunyan (1990-08-23) 23 August 1990 (age 29) 0 0   Gandzasar

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players were called up in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Henri Avagyan (1996-01-16) 16 January 1996 (age 24) 1 0   Van v.   Finland, 15 October 2019
GK Anatoliy Ayvazov (1996-08-06) 6 August 1996 (age 24) 0 0   Urartu v.   Finland, 15 October 2019
GK Arman Meliksetyan (1995-07-21) 21 July 1995 (age 25) 0 0   Noah v.   Bosnia and Herzegovina, 8 September 2019

DF Jordy Monroy (1996-01-03) 3 January 1996 (age 24) 2 0   Noah v.   Finland, 15 October 2019

MF Gevorg Ghazaryan (1988-04-05) 5 April 1988 (age 32) 71 13   AEL Limassol v.   Finland, 15 October 2019 INJ
MF Marcos Pizzelli (1984-10-03) 3 October 1984 (age 35) 66 11   Ararat-Armenia v.   Finland, 15 October 2019 RET
MF Aras Özbiliz (1990-03-09) 9 March 1990 (age 30) 41 6   Pyunik v.   Finland, 15 October 2019
MF Gor Malakyan (1994-06-12) 12 June 1994 (age 26) 18 0   Pyunik v.   Finland, 15 October 2019
MF Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Captain) (1989-01-21) 21 January 1989 (age 31) 86 29   Roma v.   Bosnia and Herzegovina, 8 September 2019 INJ
MF Karlen Mkrtchyan (1988-11-25) 25 November 1988 (age 31) 56 2 v.   Bosnia and Herzegovina, 8 September 2019
MF Armen Ambartsumyan (1994-04-11) 11 April 1994 (age 26) 0 0   Ararat-Armenia v.   Bosnia and Herzegovina, 8 September 2019

FW Sargis Adamyan (1993-05-23) 23 May 1993 (age 27) 19 1   1899 Hoffenheim v.   Finland, 15 October 2019
FW Artur Miranyan (1995-12-27) 27 December 1995 (age 24) 1 0 v.   Finland, 15 October 2019

RecordsEdit

Lists of the ten players with the most caps top goalscorers and top assists for Armenia, as of 15 October 2019 (players in bold are still available for selection):

UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying, group JEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
1   Italy 10 10 0 0 37 4 +33 30 Qualify for final tournament 2–0 2–0 2–1 9–1 6–0
2   Finland 10 6 0 4 16 10 +6 18 1–2 1–0 2–0 3–0 3–0
3   Greece 10 4 2 4 12 14 −2 14 0–3 2–1 2–1 2–3 1–1
4   Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 4 1 5 20 17 +3 13 0–3 4–1 2–2 2–1 5–0
5   Armenia 10 3 1 6 14 25 −11 10 1–3 0–2 0–1 4–2 3–0
6   Liechtenstein 10 0 2 8 2 31 −29 2 0–5 0–2 0–2 0–3 1–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

ManagersEdit

 
Vardan Minasyan, previously held the position from 2009 to 2014 and again briefly in 2018, the longest period of time.
As of 10 March 2020
Manager Period Pld Won Tied Lost GF GA Win %
  Eduard Markarov 1992–1994 6 1 2 3 1 5 16.7%
  Samvel Darbinyan 1995–1996 9 1 1 7 5 21 11.1%
  Khoren Hovhannisyan 1996–1997 16 2 5 9 10 41 12.5%
  Souren Barseghyan 1998–1999 14 4 2 8 11 19 28.6%
  Varuzhan Sukiasyan 2000–2001 17 3 7 7 17 27 17.6%
  Andranik Adamyan (caretaker) 2002 1 1 0 0 2 0 100%
  Oscar López 2002 2 0 1 1 2 4 0%
  Andranik Adamyan (caretaker) 2003 1 0 0 1 0 2 0%
  Mihai Stoichiță 2003–2004 10 4 1 5 11 17 40%
  Bernard Casoni 2004–2005 8 1 1 6 5 18 12.5%
  Henk Wisman 2005–2006 8 1 1 6 5 14 12.5%
  Ian Porterfield 2006–2007 10 2 4 4 5 9 20%
  Vardan Minasyan (caretaker)
  Tom Jones (caretaker)
2007 6 1 1 4 2 8 16.7%
  Jan Poulsen 2008–2009 12 3 4 5 9 19 25%
  Vardan Minasyan 2009–2014 39 14 4 21 56 58 35.9%
  Bernard Challandes 2014–2015 9 1 1 7 9 23 11.1%
  Sargis Hovsepyan (caretaker) 2015 4 0 1 3 2 9 0%
  Varuzhan Sukiasyan 2015–2016 7 2 1 4 12 12 28.6%
  Artur Petrosyan 2016–2018 10 5 1 4 21 21 50%
  Vardan Minasyan 2018 4 1 2 1 3 4 25%
  Armen Gyulbudaghyants 2018–2019 10 5 2 5 25 20 41.67%
  Abraham Khashmanyan 2019-2020 2 0 0 2 1 10 0.00%
  Joaquin Caparros 2020- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%

All-time head-to-head recordEdit

Key
Positive balance (more wins)
Neutral balance (equal W/L ratio)
Negative balance (more losses)

Team imageEdit

Jerseys and ColourEdit

The home gear color were previously the Red-Blue-Orange Armenian tricolour, designed by Stepan Malkhasyants. All three colors were on the first Armenian national team jerseys ever designed. The definition of the colors, as stated in government website, is:

The Red emblematizes the Armenian Highland, the Armenian people's continued struggle for survival, maintenance of the Orthodox Christian faith, Armenia's independence and freedom. The Blue emblematizes the will of the people of Armenia to live beneath peaceful skies. The Orange emblematizes the creative talent and hard-working nature of the people of Armenia.[35]

In the Euro 2012 qualification matches, played in 2010 and 2011, Armenia's home colors were red-blue-red, produced by Hummel. Beginning with May 2012 friendly with Greece, Armenia switched to all-red home colours and all-white away kit produced Adidas.[7]

Kit suppliersEdit

Kit provider Period
  Puma 1992–1999
  Lotto 2000–2003
  Hummel 2004–2011
  Adidas 2012–2018
  Macron 2018–

See alsoEdit

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External linksEdit