1997 in Armenian football

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1997 in Armenian football
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Premier League champions
Yerevan
First League champions
Aragats

The 1997 season was the sixth season of independent football in Armenia following the split-up from the Soviet Union. It was the return to the summer competition format after using the winter competition format for two seasons. The Armenian Premier League for 1997 existed of 10 teams of which the lowest ranked team would relegate to the Armenian First League and would be replaced by the champions of that league.

Premier League[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Yerevan (C) 18 13 4 1 41 10 +31 43 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Shirak 18 12 5 1 46 8 +38 41 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first qualifying round
3 Erebuni-Homenmen 18 11 2 5 35 20 +15 35 Qualification for the Intertoto Cup first round
4 Pyunik 18 11 2 5 42 16 +26 35
5 Tsement Ararat 18 8 3 7 28 27 +1 27 Qualification for the Cup Winners' Cup qualifying round
6 Ararat Yerevan 18 7 6 5 32 21 +11 27
7 Kotayk 18 5 4 9 31 33 −2 19
8 Karabakh Yerevan 18 5 3 10 13 28 −15 18
9 Dvin Artashat (O) 18 1 4 13 16 52 −36 7 Play the promotion/relegation play-off
10 Lori Vanadzor (R) 18 0 1 17 7 76 −69 1 Relegated to the Armenian First League
11 Van Yerevan (W) 0 0 Went into bankruptcy and disbanded before the start of the season
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated; (W) Withdrew.

Promotion and relegation play-off[edit]

Date Venue PL Team Result FL Team Information
20 November Abovyan Dvin Artashat 3-1 Spitak FC Dvin Artashat remain in the Premier League.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Player Team Goals
1 Armenia Arthur Petrosyan Shirak 18
2 Armenia Sevada Arzumanyan Erebuni-Homenmen 13
3 Armenia Mkrtich Hovhannisyan Kotayk 11
4 Armenia Varazdat Avetisyan Pyunik 10
Armenia Tigran Yesayan Yerevan 10

First League[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification
1 Aragats 16 13 2 1 46 17 +29 41 Promoted to Armenian Premier League
2 Spitak 16 13 1 2 38 14 +24 40 Forced to play the promotion/relegation play-off
3 Lernagorts Kapan 16 12 1 3 63 18 +45 37
4 Nairit 16 9 1 6 38 16 +22 28
5 Dinamo Yerevan 16 4 2 10 18 47 −29 14
6 Karabakh-2 Yerevan 16 4 1 11 21 39 −18 13
7 BMA-Arai Echmiadzin 16 4 1 11 25 45 −20 13
8 Aragats Ashtarak 16 3 3 10 16 36 −20 12
9 Zvartnots-AAL 16 3 2 11 12 43 −31 11
10 Armavir 0 0 Withdrew from competition
11 Kumayri 0 0
12 Zangezour 0 0
13 Aznavour 0 0
14 Sapfir 0 0
15 Kaen Ijevan 0 0
Source: rsssf.com

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