2017–18 Armenian First League

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Armenian First League
Season 2017–18
Dates 7 August 2017 – 28 May 2018
Champions Lori
Relegated none
Matches played 133
Goals scored 474 (3.56 per match)
Biggest home win Artsakh 12–0 Erebuni
(26 March 2018)
Biggest away win Gandzasar-2 1-7 Lori
(26 March 2018)
Highest scoring Artsakh 12–0 Erebuni
(26 March 2018)
Longest winning run Lori
(10 matches)
Longest unbeaten run Lori
(14 matches)
Longest winless run Shirak-2
(12 matches)
Longest losing run Shirak-2
(6 matches)
2018–19
All statistics correct as of 28 May 2018.

The 2017–18 Armenian First League season was the 26th since its establishment, the season was launched on August 7, 2017, and concluded on May 28, 2018. Banants-2 were the defending champions from the previous season.

Team changes[edit]

3 newly-founded teams have joined the 2017–18 Armenian First League season:

Stadiums and locations[edit]

10 teams will also take part in this season's competition, of which only 4 teams -Artsakh, Erebuni, Lori, and Ararat-Moskva Yerevan- are eligible to get the promotion right to the 2018–19 Armenian Premier League by the end of the competition. The remaining 6 teams are the reserve teams of the football clubs currently participating in the Armenian Premier League competition.[1]

Locations of the 2017–18 Armenian Premier League teams
Club Location Stadium Capacity
Artsakh Yerevan (Shengavit)
Yerevan (Kentron)
Dzoraghbyur (Kotayk)
Mika Stadium (matchday 1 to 8)
Pyunik Stadium (matchday 9 to 14)
Dzoraghbyur Training Centre (matchday 15 & onwards)
7,250
780
N/A
Ararat-Moskva Yerevan Yerevan (Avan) Football Academy Stadium 1,428
Erebuni Ashtarak (Aragatsotn) Kasaghi Marzik Stadium (matchday 11 & onwards)1 3,600
Lori Vanadzor Vanadzor Football Academy2 88
Alashkert-2 Yerevan (Shengavit)
Ashtarak (Aragatsotn)
Alashkert Stadium (matchday 1 to 14)
Kasaghi Marzik Stadium (matchday 15 & onwards)
6,800
3,600
Ararat-2 Dzoraghbyur (Kotayk) Dzoraghbyur Training Centre n/a
Banants-2 Yerevan (Malatia-Sebastia) Banants Training Centre 600
Gandzasar-2 Kapan Gandzasar Training Centre n/a
Pyunik-2 Yerevan (Kentron) Pyunik Stadium 780
Shirak-2 Gyumri Gyumri City Stadium 2,844

Personnel and sponsorship[edit]

Team President Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Artsakh Armenia Czech Republic Sevan Aslanyan Armenia Tigran Yesayan Armenia Gor Mkrtumyan Nike Renault, Efubet,1 Steritech2
Ararat-Moskva Yerevan Vacant Armenia Artak Oseyan Armenia Hovhannes Harutyunyan4
Armenia Albert Khachumyan
Adidas
Erebuni Armenia Tigran Ayvazyan Armenia Sevada Arzumanyan Armenia Hayk Melkonyan3
Armenia Arsen Hakobyan
Joma
Lori Armenia Robert Grigoryan Armenia Armen Adamyan Armenia Gurgen Matevosyan Puma Jose Restaurant
Alashkert-2 Armenia Bagrat Navoyan Armenia Sergey Erzrumyan Armenia Artashes Arakelyan Joma Bagratour
Ararat-2 Armenia Belgium Hiraç Yagan Armenia Georgi Andriasyan Armenia Gevorg Poghosyan4
Armenia Armen Derdzyan
Jako
Banants-2 Armenia Hrach Aghabekian Armenia Vahe Gevorgyan (matchday 1 to 9)
Armenia Samvel Nigoyan (matchday 10 & onwards)
Armenia Stepan Harutyunyan4
Armenia Suren Aloyan
Adidas
Gandzasar-2 Armenia Garnik Aghababian Armenia Ashot Manucharyan Armenia Tigran Ivanyan Adidas ZCMC
Pyunik-2 Vacant Armenia Samvel Sargsyan (matchday 1 to 10)
Armenia Albert Sarkisyan (matchday 11 & onwards)
Armenia Davit Terteryan4
Armenia Emil Ghukasyan
Nike Gold's Gym
Shirak-2 Armenia Arman Sahakyan Armenia Tigran Davtyan Armenia Artur Amiryan Adidas
1. ^ On the back of shirt, upside.
2. ^ On the back of shirt, downside.
3. ^ Died of a car accident on August 30, 2017 (after matchday 4).
4. ^ Left the team at the end of the 1st half of the season (after matchday 14).

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Lori (P) 27 22 3 2 74 16 +58 69 Promotion to the Premier League
2 Artsakh (P) 27 21 2 4 77 16 +61 65
3 Ararat-Moskva Yerevan (P) 27 14 4 9 65 41 +24 46
4 Banants-2 27 14 3 10 45 42 +3 45 Ineligible for promotion
5 Pyunik-2 27 13 1 13 49 44 +5 40
6 Alashkert-2 27 12 4 11 48 42 +6 40
7 Ararat Yerevan-2 27 7 4 16 36 55 −19 25
8 Erebuni (P) 27 6 4 17 33 91 −58 22 Promotion to the Premier League
9 Gandzasar Kapan-2 27 6 2 19 31 74 −43 20 Ineligible for promotion
10 Shirak-2 27 5 3 19 22 59 −37 18
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Football Federation of Armenia (in Armenian)
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Play-off (only if deciding champion); 3) Matches won; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head matches won; 6) Head-to-head goal difference; 7) Head-to-head goals scored; 8) Head-to-head away goals scored; 9) Goal difference; 10) Goals scored.[2]
(P) Promoted.

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of 28 May 2018

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Armenia Grigor Aghekyan Artsakh 18
2 Armenia Armen Hovhannisyan Ararat-Moskva Yerevan 15
3 Armenia Mher Sahakyan Alashkert-2 14
Armenia Sos Tadevosyan Erebuni
5 Armenia Erik Petrosyan Pyunik-2 13
6 Ghana Tinga Kofi Tei Lori 12
7 Armenia Armen Nahapetyan Ararat-Moskva Yerevan 11
8 Armenia Edgar Mkrtchyan Lori 10
Armenia Vigen Avetisyan Lori
10 Armenia Karen Khatuyev Pyunik-2 9
Armenia Mher Harutyunyan Gandzasar Kapan-2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Armenian First League schedule". Football Federation of Armenia. 1 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Premier League 2017/2018 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 

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