2017–18 Armenian Premier League

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Armenian Premier League
Season 2017–18
Dates 4 August 2017 – 20 May 2018
Champions Alashkert
Champions League Alashkert
Europa League Banants
Gandzasar Kapan
Pyunik
Matches played 89
Goals scored 233 (2.62 per match)
Biggest home win Alashkert 5–1 Pyunik
(25 August 2017)
Pyunik 4–0 Ararat
(29 November 2017)
Biggest away win Ararat 1–6 Gandzasar
(1 May 2018)
Highest scoring Ararat 4–4 Shirak
(12 May 2018)
Longest winning run Shirak
(5 matches)
Longest unbeaten run Shirak, Gandzasar
(12 matches)
Longest winless run Ararat
(11 matches)
Longest losing run Pyunik
(5 matches)
Highest attendance 1,200
Shirak 0–0 Gandzasar
(9 May 2018)[1]
All statistics correct as of 20 May 2018.

The 2017–18 Armenian Premier League season was the 26th since its establishment. The season began in August 2017 and concluded in May 2018. Alashkert were the defending champions from the previous season.[2]

Teams[edit]

The same six teams from the previous season will also take part in this season's competition.[3]

Locations of the 2017–18 Armenian Premier League teams
Club Location Stadium Capacity
Alashkert Yerevan (Shengavit) Alashkert Stadium 6,850
Ararat Yerevan (Shengavit)
Yerevan (Shengavit)
Yerevan (Malatia-Sebastia)
Mika Stadium (matchday 1 to 6)
Alashkert Stadium (matchday 7 to 15)
Banants Training Centre (matchday 16 & onwards)
7,250
6,850
600
Banants Yerevan (Malatia-Sebastia) Banants Stadium 4,860
Gandzasar Yerevan (Kentron) Vazgen Sargsyan Stadium (matchday 1 to 15)1 14,403
Pyunik Yerevan (Kentron)
Yerevan (Kentron)
Vazgen Sargsyan Stadium (matchday 1 to 15)
Pyunik Stadium (matchday 16 & onwards)
14,403
780
Shirak Gyumri Gyumri City Stadium 2,844

Personnel and sponsorship[edit]

Team President Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Alashkert Armenia Bagrat Navoyan Armenia Abraham Khashmanyan (matchday 1 to 20)
Armenia Varuzhan Sukiasyan (matchday 21 & onwards)
Armenia Vahagn Minasyan1
Armenia Artur Yedigaryan
Joma Huawei
Ararat Yerevan Armenia Belgium Hiraç Yagan Armenia Albert Safaryan (matchday 1 to 23)
Armenia Edgar Torosyan (matchday 24 & onwards)
Armenia Rafael Safaryan Adidas
Banants Armenia Hrach Aghabekian Armenia Artur Voskanyan Armenia Stepan Ghazaryan Adidas
Gandzasar Kapan Armenia Garnik Aghababian Armenia Karen Barseghyan (matchday 1 to 19)
Armenia Ashot Barseghyan (matchday 20 & onwards)
Armenia Ara Khachatryan Adidas ZCMC
Pyunik Armenia Russia Artur Soghomonyan Russia Aleksei Yeryomenko (matchday 1 to 11)
Armenia Armen Gyulbudaghyants (matchday 12 & onwards)
Armenia Levon Hayrapetyan
Armenia Karlen Mkrtchyan2
Nike Gold's Gym
Shirak Armenia Arman Sahakyan Armenia Vardan Bichakhchyan Armenia Aghvan Davoyan Adidas TotoGaming
1. ^ Left the team at the end of the 1st half of the season (after matchday 15).
2. ^ Became captain after joining the club at the beginning of the 2nd half of the season (after matchday 15).

Season Events[edit]

On 19 May 2018, the Football Federation of Armenia upheld its decision to deduct 12 points from Shirak, and fine the club Seven Million Drams, after it was alleged that Shirak's sporting director Ararat Harutyunyan had offered Edward Kpodo of FC Banants a bribe to fix their upcoming match.[4]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Alashkert (C) 30 14 8 8 44 31 +13 50 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Banants 30 11 11 8 42 34 +8 44 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
3 Gandzasar Kapan 30 11 10 9 43 34 +9 43
4 Shirak[b] 30 14 8 8 37 31 +6 38
5 Pyunik 30 9 9 12 37 41 −4 36 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
6 Ararat Yerevan 30 5 6 19 33 65 −32 21
Source: Soccerway
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.[6]
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Gandzasar Kapan qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round by winning the 2017–18 Armenian Cup.
  2. ^ Shirak were deducted 12 points on decision of Disciplinary Committee, upheld on May 18, due to match fixing scandal.[5]

Results[edit]

The six teams will play each other six times, three times at home and three times away, for a total of 30 matches per team played.

Third part of season[edit]

Home \ Away ALA ARA BAN GAN PYU SHI
Alashkert 2–1 2–2 2–0 0–0 0–0
Ararat Yerevan 2–3 2–1 1–6 1–1 4–4
Banants 3–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–2
Gandzasar Kapan 0–4 3–1 1–1 4–3 1–1
Pyunik 0–0 1–3 2–1 2–1 1–2
Shirak 1–0 4–1 1–0 0–0 0–3
Source:
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of match played 20 May 2018
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Armenia Artak Yedigaryan Alashkert 13
2 Armenia Gegham Harutyunyan Gandzasar 12
3 Armenia Mihran Manasyan Alashkert 9
Armenia Andranik Kocharyan Ararat
5 Haiti Alex Junior Christian Gandzasar 8
Serbia Uroš Nenadović Alashkert
Trinidad and Tobago Lester Peltier Banants
Armenia Rumyan Hovsepyan Banants
9 Zambia Lubambo Musonda Gandzasar 7
Armenia Alik Arakelyan Pyunik
Ivory Coast Moussa Paul Bakayoko Shirak

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shirak vs Gandzasar
  2. ^ «Ալաշկերտը»` Հայաստանի կրկնակի չեմպիոն [Alashkert - double champion of Armenia]. FC Alashkert (in Armenian). 30 May 2017. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "Armenian Cup and Championship draw took place". Football Federation of Armenia. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "ՀՖՖ կարգապահական կոմիտեի 05.05.2018թ. որոշման կիրառման պարզաբանումը". ffa.am (in Armenian). Football Federation of Armenia. 19 May 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018. 
  5. ^ ՀՖՖ կարգապահական կոմիտեի 05.05.2018թ. որոշման կիրառման պարզաբանումը [Clarification of application of decision]. AFF (in Armenian). 19 May 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2018. 
  6. ^ "Premier League 2017/2018 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 

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