Armenian Cup

The VBET Armenian Cup (Armenian: Հայաստանի Անկախության Գավաթ) is the main football cup competition of Armenia. In its original form as the Armenian Cup, it started in 1939, when Armenia was a republic of the Soviet Union. It served as a qualification tournament for the Soviet Cup, and it was not disputed by Armenian teams in the Soviet League pyramid. After Armenia gained independence in 1992, the cup became known as Independence Cup, and the final is held every year on 9 May.

Armenian Cup
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Founded1992; 29 years ago (1992)
Region Armenia
Number of teams12
Qualifier forUEFA Europa Conference League
Domestic cup(s)Armenian Supercup
Current championsNoah (1st title)
Most successful club(s)Pyunik (8 titles)
2020-21 VBET Armenian Cup

Since 2019, it has been known as the VBET Armenian Cup after its headline sponsor.

FinalsEdit

SovietEdit

ArmenianEdit

Armenian Cup winners
Season Winners Score Runners–up Venue Attendance
1992 Banants 2–0 Homenetmen Hrazdan Stadium 3,347
1993 Ararat Yerevan 3–1 Shirak Hrazdan Stadium 7,000
1994 Ararat Yerevan 1–0 Shirak Hrazdan Stadium 10,000
1995 Ararat Yerevan 4–2 Kotayk Hrazdan Stadium 1,000
1996 Pyunik 3–2 Kotayk Hrazdan Stadium 3,000
1997 Ararat Yerevan 1–0 Pyunik Hrazdan Stadium 4,500
1998 Tsement Ararat 3–1 Yerevan Hrazdan Stadium 4,000
1999 Tsement Ararat 3–2 Shirak Hrazdan Stadium 4,000
2000 Mika 2–1 Zvartnots-AAL Kotayk Stadium 4,500
2001 Mika 1–1 (p (4–3)) Ararat Yerevan Republican Stadium 7,500
2002 Pyunik 2–0 Zvartnots-AAL Republican Stadium 8,000
2003 Mika 1–0 Banants Republican Stadium 5,000
2004 Pyunik 0–0 (p (6–5)) Banants Republican Stadium 10,000
2005 Mika 2–0 Kilikia Republican Stadium 6,000
2006 Mika 1–0 Pyunik Republican Stadium 1,400
2007 Banants 3–1 (aet) Ararat Yerevan Republican Stadium 6,000
2008 Ararat Yerevan 2–1 (aet) Banants Arnar Stadium 2,500
2009 Pyunik 1–0 Banants Republican Stadium 7,500
2010 Pyunik 4–0 Banants Republican Stadium 8,000
2011 Mika 4–1 Shirak Republican Stadium 9,300
2011–12 Shirak 1–0 Impulse Gyumri City Stadium 3,000
2012–13 Pyunik 1–0 Shirak Hrazdan Stadium 2,500
2013–14 Pyunik 2–1 Gandzasar Kapan Hrazdan Stadium 5,000
2014–15 Pyunik 3–1 Mika Republican Stadium 5,000
2015–16 Banants 2–0 Mika Republican Stadium 3,000
2016–17 Shirak 3–0 Pyunik Republican Stadium 2,000
2017–18 Gandzasar Kapan 1–1 (p (4–3)) Alashkert Republican Stadium 1,000
2018–19 Alashkert 1–0 Lori Banants Stadium 4,000
2019–20 Noah 5–5 (p (7–6)) Ararat-Armenia Football Academy Stadium 0[A]
  1. ^ Match played behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Armenia.[1]

Winners and finalistsEdit

Results by teamEdit

Since its establishment, the Armenian Cup has been won by 9 different teams. Teams shown in italics are no longer in existence.

Results by team
Club Wins First final won Last final won Runners-up Last final lost Total final
appearances
Pyunik[A] 8 1996 2015 4 2017 12
Mika 6 2000 2011 2 2016 8
Ararat Yerevan 5 1993 2008 2 2007 7
Urartu[B] 3 1992 2016 5 2010 8
Shirak 2 2012 2017 5 2013 7
Araks Ararat 2 1998 1999 0 2
Gandzasar Kapan 1 2018 2018 1 2014 2
Alashkert 1 2019 2019 1 2018 2
Noah 1 2020 2020 0 1
Kotayk 0 2 1996 2
Zvartnots-AAL 0 2 2002 2
Yerevan 0 1 1998 1
Impuls 0 1 2012 1
Kilikia 0 1 2005 1
Lori 0 1 2019 1
Ararat-Armenia 0 1 2020 1
  1. ^ Pyunik's total includes one defeat under the earlier name of Homenetmen.
  2. ^ Urartu's total includes three wins and five defeats under the earlier name of Banants.

Consecutive winnersEdit

Two clubs have won consecutive Armenian Cups on more than one occasion: Ararat Yerevan (1993, 1994, 1995) and Pyunik (2013, 2014, 2015), .

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "VBET Հայաստանի գավաթի եզրափակիչը կանցկացվի առանց հանդիսականների". ffa.am/ (in Armenian). Football Federation of Armenia. 8 July 2020. Retrieved 21 July 2020.

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