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Armenian Premier League

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2015–16 Member Clubs

The eight teams from the 2014–15 Premier League will all compete in this year's competition.

Club Location Stadium Capacity
Alashkert Yerevan (Shengavit) Alashkert Stadium 6,850
Ararat Yerevan Yerevan (Kentron) Vazgen Sargsyan 14,403
Banants Yerevan (Malatia-Sebastia) Banants Stadium 5,010
Gandzasar Kapan Kapan Gandzasar Stadium 3,500
Mika Yerevan (Shengavit) Mika Stadium 7,250
Pyunik Yerevan (Avan) Football Academy Stadium 1,428
Shirak Gyumri Gyumri City Stadium 2,844
Ulisses Yerevan (Kentron) Vazgen Sargsyan 14,403

Soviet era champions

Winners

Year Winner Runner-up
1992 Shirak Banants
Homenetmen (Pyunik)
1993 Ararat Yerevan Shirak
1994 Shirak Homenetmen (Pyunik)
1995 Transitional Season (No Winner)
1995–96 Pyunik Shirak
1996–97 Pyunik Ararat Yerevan
1997 Yerevan Shirak
1998 Tsement Ararat Shirak
1999 Shirak Ararat Yerevan
2000 Araks Ararat Ararat Yerevan
2001 Pyunik Zvartnots AAL
2002 Pyunik Shirak
2003 Pyunik Banants
2004 Pyunik Mika
2005 Pyunik Mika
2006 Pyunik Banants
2007 Pyunik Banants
2008 Pyunik Ararat Yerevan
2009 Pyunik Mika
2010 Pyunik Banants
2011 Ulisses Gandzasar
2012–13 Shirak Mika
2013–14 Banants Shirak
2014–15 Pyunik Ulisses

Performance by club

Club Titles Runners-up
Pyunik 14 1
Shirak 4 6
Araks Ararat 2 -
Banants 1 5
Ararat Yerevan 1 4
Ulisses 1 1
Yerevan 1 -
Mika - 4
Gandzasar - 1
Zvartnots AAL - 1
  • Homenetmen Yerevan is the former name of Pyunik Yerevan..
  • Tsement Ararat is the former name of Araks Ararat.

Broadcaster

Country TV Channel
Armenia ARMTV

Top scorers

Year Best scorers Team Goals
1992 Vahe Yaghmuryan Ararat Yerevan 31
1993 Andranik Hovsepyan
Gegham Hovhannisyan
Banants
Homenetmen (Pyunik)
26
1994 Arsen Avetisyan Homenetmen (Pyunik) 39
1995–96 Arayik Adamyan Shirak 28
1996–97 Arsen Avetisyan Pyunik 24
1997 Artur Petrosyan Shirak 18
1998 Ara Hakobyan Dvin Artashat 20
1999 Shirak Sarikyan Tsement Ararat 21
2000 Ara Hakobyan Araks Ararat 21
2001 Arman Karamyan Pyunik 21
2002 Arman Karamyan Pyunik 36
2003 Ara Hakobyan Banants 45
2004 Edgar Manucharyan
Galust Petrosyan
Pyunik
Pyunik
21
2005 Nshan Erzrumyan Kilikia 18
2006 Aram Hakobyan Banants 25
2007 Marcos Pizzelli Ararat Yerevan 22
2008 Marcos Pizzelli Ararat Yerevan 17
2009 Artur Kocharyan Ulisses 15
2010 Marcos Pizzelli
Gevorg Ghazaryan
Pyunik
Pyunik
16
2011 Bruno Correa Banants 16
2012–13 Norayr Gyozalyan Impulse 21
2013–14 Mihran Manasyan Alashkert 17
2014–15 Cesar Romero
Jean-Jacques Bougouhi
Pyunik
Shirak
21

External links

  • FIFA.com: Table
  • RSSSF: Armenian Premier League Seasons
  • Armenian Premier League directory
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