Homenmen Beirut

Homenmen Sports Association Beirut (Arabic: الجمعية الرياضية هومنمن بيروت‎;[1] Armenian: Հայ Մարզական Միութիւն (ՀՄՄ), lit.'Armenian Sports Union (HMN)'), or simply Homenmen, is a Lebanese-Armenian multi-sports club based in Beirut, Lebanon, section of the pan-Armenian sports and scouting organisation of the same name.

Homenmen
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Full nameHomenmen Sports Association Beirut
Founded1921; 102 years ago (1921)
LeagueLebanese Third Division
2021–22Lebanese Third Division Group 4, 6th of 6
WebsiteClub website

Founded in 1921,[2] the football club competes in the Lebanese Third Division, having won the Lebanese Premier League four times, and the Lebanese Elite Cup once. Homenmen's activities also include table tennis, cycling, as well as a scouting program.

History

 
Homenmen (red) against Homenetmen (blue) in the 2020–21 Lebanese Third Division

Following the foundation of Homenmen on 27 January 1921, the Lebanese branch was formed in 1924.[3] The club was among the founding members of the Lebanese Football Association in 1933.[3] They were affiliated with the Hunchak party.[4]

Homenmen played various clubs worldwide, most notably Hajduk Split in Yugoslavia in 1945, Al Ahly and Zamalek in Egypt in 1969, as well as multiple trips to Armenia.[3] In 1995, they represented Lebanon at the Asian Cup Winners' Cup, and were eliminated in the second round.[3] Homenmen participated once more, in 1999, where they were eliminated in the first round.[3]

Homenmen's football team have won the Lebanese Premier League four times, in 1945, 1954, 1957 and 1961, and the Lebanese Elite Cup in 1999.[5] They have also finished runners-up in the Lebanese FA Cup four times (1993, 1994, 1998 and 1999), and in the Lebanese Super Cup in 1999.[3]

Among the most prominent historical players of Homenmen are Mardik Tchaparian, Babken Melikyan, Ahmad Sakr and Gevorg Karapetyan.[3]

Rivalries

Homenmen have a historic rivalry with fellow-Lebanese-Armenian club Homenetmen.[6]

Players

Notable players

Players in international competitions
Competition Player National team
2000 AFC Asian Cup Ahmad Sakr   Lebanon
Gurgen Engibaryan   Lebanon

Honours

Asian record

1995: Second Round
1999–00: First Round

See also

References

  1. ^ "الجامعة اللبنانية | مركز المعلوماتية القانونية :: التشريعات النافذة :: إضافة لعبة «الترياتلون» الى «الجمعية الرياضية هومنمن» - بيروت". www.legallaw.ul.edu.lb. Retrieved 2022-02-20.
  2. ^ "Lebanon - List of Foundation Dates". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "الهومنمن: مسيرة متنوعة وتحولات دراماتيكية.. ونجومه علامة فارقة في المنتخب". أحوال ميديا (in Arabic). 2021-05-30. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
  4. ^ "أندية دمغت تاريخ اللعبة... في طريـق الاندثار". الأخبار (in Arabic). Retrieved 2022-02-22.
  5. ^ "Lebanon - List of Champions". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  6. ^ "Lebanon's Armenian talent pool". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 2022-02-22.