FC Ararat-Armenia

FC Ararat-Armenia (Armenian: Ֆուտբոլային Ակումբ Արարատ-Արմենիա), is an Armenian football club based in Yerevan, founded in 2017.

Ararat-Armenia
Արարատ-Արմենիա
FC Ararat-Armenia logo.svg
Full nameFootball Club Ararat-Armenia
Founded2017; 4 years ago (2017)
GroundYerevan Football Academy Stadium, Yerevan
Capacity1,428
OwnerSamvel Karapetyan
Director GeneralPoghos Galstyan
ManagerAnatoly Baidachny
LeagueArmenian Premier League
2019–20Armenian Premier League, 1st
Current season

HistoryEdit

 
Former logo when the club was known as FC Avan Academy

It was founded in 2017 as FC Avan Academy by Ruben Hayrapetyan, on the basis of the young players of the Yerevan Football Academy graduates, as well as many young players from FC Pyunik.[1]

They club's inaugural match took place in July 2017 against Erebuni SC. The friendly match ended up with a score of 3–1 in favour of Avan Academy.

At the beginning of 2018, the club was taken over by the Russian-Armenian businessman Samvel Karapetyan who renamed the football club as Ararat-Moskva, from Mount Ararat. The club was reorganized as soon as FC Ararat Moscow in Russia was denied certificate for the next season.[2] Artak Oseyan managed the club during the 2017–18 Armenian First League season.[3]

After being promoted to the Armenian Premier League, it was again renamed, this time to Ararat-Armenia, and will participate in the Premier League with this name.

On 2 August 2018, Vadim Skripchenko was appointed as the new head coach of Ararat-Armenia,[4] before being sacked on 25 September 2018, and Ararat-Armenia-2 manager Artak Oseyan being appointed as caretaker manager.[5]

On 1 October 2018, Vardan Minasyan was appointed as the new head coach of Ararat-Armenia.[citation needed]

On 30 May 2019, Ararat-Armenia defeated Banants 1–0 to win their first Armenian Premier League title.[6] As a result of winning the 2018–19 Armenian Premier League, Ararat-Armenia qualified for the UEFA Champions League.

On 14 July 2020, Ararat-Armenia defended their Armenian Premier League title, securing their second league title, after defeating FC Noah 2-0. Three days later, 17 July 2020, Manager Vardan Minasyan left the club after his contract expired.[7] On 22 July 2020, Ararat-Armenia announced David Campaña as their new manager.[8] On 5 March 2021, David Campaña left his role as Head Coach by mutual consent,[9] with Armen Adamyan being appointed as the Caretaker Head Coach.[10] On 24 March, Ararat-Armenia announced Anatoly Baidachny as their new Head Coach.[11]

League and cupEdit

Season League Armenian Cup Top goalscorer Managers
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
2017–18 2nd 3rd 27 14 4 9 65 41 46 QF   Armen Hovhannisyan 15   Artak Oseyan
2018–19 1st 1st 32 18 7 7 52 28 61 SF   Anton Kobyalko 15   Vadim Skripchenko
  Artak Oseyan (Caretaker)
  Vardan Minasyan
2019–20 1st 1st 28 15 7 6 45 23 52 Runners-up   Mailson Lima 8   Vardan Minasyan
2020–21 1st   David Campaña
  Armen Adamyan (Caretaker)
  Anatoly Baidachny

The second team of the club Ararat-Armenia-2 has been playing in the first league (2nd division) since the 2018–19 season.

EuropeanEdit

As of match played 1 October 2020
Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Champions League 3 1 0 2 3 5 –2
UEFA Europa League 9 6 0 3 16 11 +5
Total 12 7 0 5 19 16 +3
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2019–20 UEFA Champions League 1QR   AIK 2–1 1–3 3–4  
UEFA Europa League 2QR   Lincoln Red Imps 2–0 2–1 4–1  
3QR   Saburtalo Tbilisi 1–2 2–0 3–2  
PO   F91 Dudelange 2–1 1–2 3–3 (p)  
2020–21 UEFA Champions League 1QR   Omonia 0–1 (aet) N/A N/A  
UEFA Europa League 2QR   Fola Esch 4–3 (aet) N/A N/A  
3QR   Celje 1–0 (aet) N/A N/A  
PO   Red Star Belgrade 1–2 N/A N/A  

Current squadEdit

As of 28 January 2021

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF   BRA Alemão
3 DF   POR Ângelo Meneses
4 DF   ARM Albert Khachumyan
5 MF   ARM Sargis Shahinyan
6 DF   ESP David Bollo
7 MF   SWE Heradi Rashidi
8 MF   FRA Yoan Gouffran
9 FW   PER Jeisson Martínez
10 MF   ARM Armen Ambartsumyan (captain)
13 GK   ARM Vardan Shahatuni
16 MF   ARM Wbeymar
17 FW   BFA Zakaria Sanogo
19 DF   COL Junior Bueno
21 DF   MKD Aleksandar Damčevski
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 DF   UKR Yehor Klymenchuk
23 MF   ARM Aram Khamoyan
24 FW   NGA Yusuf Otubanjo
27 MF   NED Furdjel Narsingh
33 GK   RUS Dmitry Abakumov
55 DF   ARM Davit Terteryan
77 MF   ARM Artur Serobyan
79 MF   UKR Serhiy Vakulenko
87 FW   ARM Aleksandre Karapetian
91 GK   SRB Nikola Petrić
94 MF   MDA Dan Spătaru
99 FW   ARM Armen Hovhannisyan

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
7 MF   ARM Armen Nahapetyan (at Pyunik)
18 FW   RUS Artyom Avanesyan (at Pyunik)
25 MF   ARM Davit Nalbandyan (at Van)
MF   ARM Zhirayr Shaghoyan (at BKMA Yerevan until 30 June 2021)

Ararat-Armenia-2Edit

Ararat Yerevan-2
Founded2018; 3 years ago (2018)
GroundYerevan Football Academy Stadium, Yerevan
OwnerSamvel Karapetyan
PresidentPoghos Galstyan
ManagerTigran Petrosyants
LeagueArmenian First League
2018–193rd
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ararat-Armenia's reserve squad play as Ararat-Armenia-2 in the Armenian First League. They currently play their home games at the Yerevan Football Academy Stadium in the Avan District of northern Yerevan.

As of 15 January 2019

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ARM Vahe Muradyan
2 DF   ARM Arman Khachatryan
3 DF   ARM Derenik Sargsyan
4 DF   ARM Albert Khachumyan (captain)
5 DF   ARM Karen Hovhannisyan
6 MF   ARM Norayr Grigoryan
7 MF   ARM Vigen Karapetyan
8 MF   ARM Mihran Petrosyan
9 MF   ARM Arman Khachatryan
10 MF   ARM Armen Nahapetyan
12 GK   ARM Nikos Melikyan
13 DF   ARM Gevorg Markosyan
14 DF   ARM Arsen Sargsyan
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 MF   ARM Davit Nalbandyan
17 DF   ARM Arman Asilyan
18 FW   ARM Narek Alaverdyan
19 MF   ARM Artyom Petrosyan
21 MF   ARM Patvakan Avetisyan
22 FW   ARM Aram Kolozyan
23 GK   ARM Narek Voskanyan
24 FW   ARM Aman Badalyan
26 MF   ARM Gevorg Mkhitaryan
29 DF   ARM Harutyun Vardanyan
71 MF   ARM Samvel Spertsyan
99 MF   ARM Erik Avetisyan

PersonnelEdit

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

Armenian Premier League

Armenian Cup

Armenian Supercup

  • Winners: 2019
  • Runners-up: 2020

Managerial historyEdit

Information correct as of match played 20 April 2021. Only competitive matches are counted.

Name Nat. From To P W D L GS GA %W Honours Notes
Artak Oseyan   Armenia 1 July 2017 30 June 2018 29 14 4 11 65 48 048.28
Andranik Babayan   Armenia 1 July 2018 30 July 2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 !
Vadim Skripchenko   Belarus 2 August 2018[4] 25 September 2018[5] 9 4 2 3 16 12 044.44
Artak Oseyan Caretaker   Armenia 25 September 2018[5] 1 October 2018 1 0 1 0 0 0 000.00
Vardan Minasyan   Armenia 1 October 2018[citation needed] 17 July 2020[7] 68 40 15 13 130 56 058.82 Armenian Premier League (2)
Armenian Supercup (1)
David Campaña   Spain 22 July 2020[8] 5 March 2021[9] 17 7 4 6 23 16 041.18
Armen Adamyan Caretaker   Armenia 5 March 2021[10] 24 March 2021[11] 3 2 1 0 5 1 066.67
Anatoly Baidachny   Russia 24 March 2021[11] 4 1 0 3 4 7 025.00

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Armsport: FC Avan Academy". Archived from the original on 2018-07-29. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  2. ^ Gor Malakyan left Feniks and returned to his home country (Гор Малакян покинул Феникс и вернулся на родину). Sport Arena. 3 July 2018
  3. ^ "Հայտնի է Հայաստանի Առաջին խմբի առաջնության խաղացանկը – Սպորտային լուրեր | 2017–18 Armenian First League matches". armsport.am. Archived from the original on 2017-07-26. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  4. ^ a b ""Արարատ-Արմենիա" ֆուտբոլային ակումբի նոր գլխավոր մարզիչն է Վադիմ Վիկտորի Սկրիպչենկոն". facebook.com/araratarmeniafc (in Armenian). FC Ararat-Armenia Facebook. 2 August 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "Պաշտոնական Հայտարարություն". facebook.com/araratarmeniafc (in Armenian). FC Ararat-Armenia Facebook. 25 September 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Արարատ-Արմենիան դարձավ Հայաստանի չեմպիոն (VIDEO)". armfootball.com/ (in Armenian). Arm Football. 30 May 2019. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Հարգելի ֆուտբոլասերներ". facebook.com/ (in Armenian). FC Ararat-Armenia Facebook. 17 July 2020. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  8. ^ a b "ԴԱՎԻԴ ԿԱՄՊԱՆՅԱՆ' "ԱՐԱՐԱՏ-ԱՐՄԵՆԻԱՅԻ" ԳԼԽԱՎՈՐ ՄԱՐԶԻՉ". facebook.com/ (in Armenian). FC Ararat-Armenia Facebook. 22 July 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Հարգելի ֆուտբոլասերներ". facebook.com/ (in Armenian). FC Ararat-Armenia Facebook. 5 March 2021. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  10. ^ a b "Հարգելի Ֆուտբոլասերներ". facebook.com/ (in Armenian). FC Ararat-Armenia Facebook. 5 March 2021. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  11. ^ a b c "ԱՆԱՏՈԼԻ ԲԱՅԴԱՉՆԻՆ` «ԱՐԱՐԱՏ-ԱՐՄԵՆԻԱՅԻ» ԳԼԽԱՎՈՐ ՄԱՐԶԻՉ". facebook.com/ (in Armenian). FC Ararat-Armenia Facebook. 24 March 2021. Retrieved 1 April 2021.

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