2019–20 Armenian Premier League

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Armenian Premier League
Season2019–20
Dates2 August 2019-14 July 2020
ChampionsArarat-Armenia
Champions LeagueArarat-Armenia
Europa LeagueNoah
Alashkert
Shirak
Matches played125
Goals scored329 (2.63 per match)
Top goalscorerMory Kone
(23 goals)
Biggest home winLori 8–0 Yerevan
(1 December 2019)
Biggest away winYerevan 2–8 Pyunik
(25 November 2019)
Highest scoringYerevan 2–8 Pyunik
(25 November 2019)
Longest winning run4 matches
Alashkert
Longest unbeaten run10 matches
Shirak
Longest winless run18 matches
Yerevan
Longest losing run18 matches
Yerevan
All statistics correct as of 14 July 2020.

The 2019–20 Armenian Premier League season was the 28th since its establishment.

Season events[edit]

On 21 February, the Football Federation of Armenia announced that FC Yerevan had withdrawn from the league due to financial and technical problems.[1]

On 12 March 2020, the Football Federation of Armenia announced that all Armenian Premier League games had been postponed until 23 March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2]

On 10 July, Lori announced that 17 of the players and staff had tested positive for COVID-19, and as a result the whole club was now isolating,[3] and as a result their last game of the season, scheduled for 14 July against Ararat Yerevan was cancelled with the points not being awarded to either team.[4]

Teams[edit]

Locations of the 2019–20 Armenian Premier League teams
Club Location Stadium Capacity
Alashkert Yerevan (Shengavit) Alashkert Stadium 6,850
Ararat Yerevan (Kentron) Vazgen Sargsyan Stadium 14,403
Ararat-Armenia Yerevan (Avan) Yerevan Football Academy Stadium 1,428
Gandzasar Yerevan (Avan) Yerevan Football Academy Stadium1 1,428
Lori Vanadzor Vanadzor Football Academy2 880
Noah Yerevan (Shengavit) Alashkert Stadium3 6,850
Pyunik Yerevan (Kentron) Vazgen Sargsyan Stadium 14,403
Shirak Gyumri Gyumri City Stadium 4,500
Urartu5 Yerevan (Malatia-Sebastia) Banants Stadium 4,860
Yerevan Vanadzor Vanadzor Football Academy4 880

Personnel and sponsorship[edit]

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Alashkert Armenia Yegishe Melikyan Armenia Artak Grigoryan Spain Joma Bagratour, Huawei
Ararat Armenia Gagik Simonyan (Interim) Armenia Artak Aleksanyan United States Nike AWI International
Ararat-Armenia Armenia Vardan Minasyan Russia Dmitry Guz Spain Joma Tashir Group
Gandzasar Armenia Armen Petrosyan Armenia Gevorg Nranyan Germany Adidas ZCMC
Lori Armenia Armen Sanamyan (Caretaker) Armenia Artyom Khachaturov Germany Puma TotoGaming
Noah Moldova Vadim Boreț Armenia David Manoyan England Umbro
Pyunik Armenia Suren Chakhalyan (Caretaker) Armenia Karlen Mkrtchyan Germany Puma TotoGaming
Shirak Armenia Vardan Bichakhchyan Armenia Aghvan Davoyan Switzerland Fourteen
Urartu Armenia Aleksandr Grigoryan Armenia Vahagn Ayvazyan Germany Jako
Yerevan France Kipsta

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointmentr
Ararat Yerevan Russia Sergei Bulatov Resigned 29 July 2019[6] Pre-season Russia Sergei Boyko (Interim) 29 July 2019[6]
Alashkert Armenia Abraham Khashmanyan Sacked 4 September 2019[7] Armenia Armen Adamyan (Caretaker) 4 September 2019[7]
Yerevan Serbia Nebojša Petrović Sacked 5 September 2019[8] 10th Armenia Georgi Ghazaryan (Caretaker) 5 September 2019[9]
Ararat Yerevan Russia Sergei Boyko (Interim) Resigned 16 September 2019[10] 1st Armenia Gagik Simonyan (Interim) 16 September 2019[10]
Yerevan Armenia Georgi Ghazaryan (Caretaker) End of Caretaker Spell 16 September 2019[9] 10th Moldova Vlad Goian 16 September 2019[11]
Yerevan Moldova Vlad Goian Sacked 4 October 2019[12] 10th Portugal António Caldas 4 October 2019[12]
Pyunik Russia Aleksandr Tarkhanov Became Vice President of Development 30 October 2019[13] 7th Armenia Suren Chakhalyan (Caretaker) 30 October 2019[13]
Yerevan Portugal António Caldas Resigned 11 November 2019[14] 10th
Urartu Russia Ilshat Fayzulin Resigned 24 November 2019[15] 8th Armenia Aleksandr Grigoryan 24 November 2019[16]
Lori Spain David Campaña Contract Expired 2 June 2020[17] 2nd Armenia Armen Sanamyan (Caretaker) 2 June 2020[18]
Alashkert Armenia Armen Adamyan (Caretaker) End of contract 28 June 2020[19] 3rd Armenia Yegishe Melikyan 28 June 2020[19]

Regular season[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Ararat-Armenia 18 11 3 4 33 15 +18 36 Qualification for the Championship round
2 Lori 18 9 5 4 27 19 +8 32
3 Alashkert 18 9 4 5 33 20 +13 31
4 Ararat 18 9 4 5 25 18 +7 31
5 Noah 18 9 3 6 25 19 +6 30
6 Shirak 18 8 4 6 25 18 +7 28
7 Pyunik 18 7 2 9 35 36 −1 23 Qualification for the Relegation round
8 Urartu 18 6 5 7 22 24 −2 23
9 Gandzasar 18 4 6 8 20 25 −5 18
10 Yerevan 18 0 0 18 11 62 −51 0 Withdrawn[1]
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.[20]

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ALA ARA AAR GAN LOR NOA PYU SHI URA YER
Alashkert 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 5–1
Ararat 1–1 0–3 1–1 0–0 1–0 4–2 2–1 1–0 1–0
Ararat-Armenia 2–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 3–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 7–2
Gandzasar 2–2 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–4 2–0
Lori 2–1 1–4 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–2 0–0 2–1 8–0
Noah 1–2 2–0 1–2 2–1 3–1 4–2 0–0 2–0 3–1
Pyunik 0–3 1–4 0–3 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 4–1
Shirak 1–3 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 3–0 3–1 3–1 2–1
Urartu 2–4 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–3 2–2 3–0
Yerevan 0–3 1–3 1–2 0–3 0–1 0–2 2–8 1–4 0–1
Source: soccerway.com
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Championship round[edit]

Championship round league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Ararat-Armenia (C) 28 15 7 6 45 23 +22 52 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Noah 28 14 6 8 37 27 +10 48 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
3 Alashkert 28 14 5 9 51 31 +20 47
4 Shirak 28 13 7 8 40 30 +10 46
5 Lori 27 10 10 7 35 33 +2 40 [b]
6 Ararat 27 9 6 12 31 36 −5 33
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.
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Noah qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round by winning the 2019–20 Armenian Cup.
  2. ^ Match between Lori and Ararat Yerevan was cancelled on 10 July, with no points being awarded.[4]

Championship round results[edit]

Home \ Away ALA ARA AAR LOR NOA SHI
Alashkert 2–1 1–2 5–1 0–1 1–2
Ararat 1–3 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–4
Ararat-Armenia 0–0 4–2 0–0 2–0 1–1
Lori 0–2 [4] 2–1 2–2 1–1
Noah 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 4–0
Shirak 2–4 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–0
Source: Soccerway
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation round[edit]

Relegation round league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Urartu 22 8 6 8 26 27 −1 30
2 Pyunik 22 8 2 12 39 42 −3 26
3 Gandzasar 22 6 7 9 25 29 −4 25
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.

Relegation round results[edit]

Home \ Away GAN PYU URA
Gandzasar 1–0 1–1
Pyunik 2–3 1–2
Urartu 1–0 0–1
Source: Soccerway
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of match played 14 July 2020[21]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Ivory Coast Mory Kone Shirak 23
2 Haiti Jonel Désiré Lori 12
3 Bosnia and Herzegovina Aleksandar Glišić Alashkert 11
Russia Maksim Mayrovich Noah
5 North Macedonia Denis Mahmudov Pyunik 9
Cape Verde Mailson Lima Ararat-Armenia
Brazil Gustavo Marmentini Alashkert
8 Russia Vladimir Azarov Noah 8
Brazil Thiago Galvão Alashkert
10 Russia Yevgeni Kobzar Urartu 7
Russia Ramazan Isayev Yerevan/Ararat
Nigeria Yusuf Otubanjo Ararat-Armenia

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date Ref
Ivory Coast Mory Kone Shirak Pyunik 3-1 25 August 2019 [22]
North Macedonia Denis Mahmudov4 Pyunik Yerevan 8-2 25 November 2019 [23]
Haiti Jonel Désiré5 Lori Yerevan 8-0 1 December 2019 [24]
  • 4 Player scored 4 goals
  • 5 Player scored 5 goals

Clean sheets[edit]

As of match played 14 July 2020
Rank Player Club Clean sheets
1 Russia Dmitry Abakumov Ararat-Armenia 10
2 Russia Vsevolod Yermakov Shirak 8
Italy Valerio Vimercati Noah
4 Armenia Vardan Shapperi Lori 7
5 Russia Sergei Revyakin Ararat Yerevan 6
6 Serbia Ognjen Čančarević Alashkert 4
7 Montenegro Andrija Dragojević Pyunik 3
Armenia Aram Ayrapetyan Urartu
9 Armenia Gevorg Kasparov Gandzasar Kapan 2
Armenia Grigor Meliksetyan Gandzasar Kapan
Armenia Anatoliy Ayvazov Urartu
Russia Maksim Shvagirev Noah

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