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FC Pyunik

FC Pyunik
Pyunik celebrate winning a tenth successive Armenian title in 2010 ©Avetis Ghazanchyan

FC Pyunik

Formed: 1992
Nickname: Kapuytner (The Blues)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• None

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• League title: 13 (2010)
• Armenian Cup: 5 (2013)

History
• FC Ararat Yerevan were the big footballing force of Soviet-era Armenia, but the landscape in the independent nation was changed with the formation of a new club, FC Homentmen Yerevan in 1992; Homentmen is an abbreviation of Armenian Youth Sports Union.

• The new club – boasting Armenia's Golden Player, one-time Ararat and Soviet Union midfielder Khoren Hovhannisyan – shared the independent nation's first league title with FC Shirak but were renamed Pyunik (meaning Phoenix) in 1995, winning their second and third league crowns in 1996 and 1997.

• The trail went cold for a while but the Phoenix emerged from the flames dramatically in the 2000s; Samvel Darbinyan led them to the 2001 crown and they lifted the title every season for the remainder of that decade.

• Vardan Minasyan featured in Pyunik's first six league titles as a midfielder and, having won the 2004 crown as assistant, added three more after returning as head coach in 2008; captain Sargis Hovsepyan won a record tenth league championship with the club in 2010.

• Youth development has become a central principle of Pyunik's operations, with Edgar Manucharyan, Robert Arzumanyan, Gevorg Ghazaryan and Henrik Mkhitaryan all recent success stories.

Club records
Most appearances: Sargis Hovsepyan (343)
Most goals: Arsen Avetisyan (154)
Record victory: Pyunik 13-2 FC Lori Vanadzor (Armenian Premier League, 2001)
Record defeat: FC Banants 7-2 FC Pyunik (Armenian Premier League, 1993)

* Last updated 21 January 2014

Last updated: 22/01/14 9.31CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 22/04/2014 17:24 CET
Teteks1-1Pyunik
Referee: Sascha Amhof (SUI) – Stadium: National Arena Filip II Macedonian, Skopje (MKD)
07/18/2013 12:44:52
Pyunik1-0Teteks
Aggregate: 2-1
Referee: Peter Kralović (SVK) – Stadium: Yerevan Republican Stadium after Vazgen Sargsyan, Yerevan (ARM)
07/18/2013 12:44:48
Žalgiris2-0Pyunik
Referee: Menashe Masiah (ISR) – Stadium: LFF, Vilnius (LTU)
07/18/2013 21:15:22
Pyunik1-1Žalgiris
Aggregate: 1-3
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT) – Stadium: Yerevan Republican Stadium after Vazgen Sargsyan, Yerevan (ARM)
07/26/2013 18:49:54
4 August 2013 - Armenian Premier League
Pyunik1-1Mika
Referee: not available – Yerevan
02/26/2014 21:10:52
18 August 2013 - Armenian Premier League
Gandzasar2-3Pyunik
Referee: not available – Kapan
02/26/2014 21:13:07
24 August 2013 - Armenian Premier League
Pyunik3-1Alashkert
Referee: not available – Yerevan
02/26/2014 21:19:23
31 August 2013 - Armenian Premier League
Banants2-2Pyunik
Referee: not available – Yerevan
02/26/2014 21:14:51
14 September 2013 - Armenian Premier League
Pyunik3-3Ulisses
Referee: not available – Yerevan
02/26/2014 21:15:38
21 September 2013 - Armenian Premier League
Shirak0-2Pyunik
Referee: not available – Gyumri
02/26/2014 21:15:51
28 September 2013 - Armenian Premier League
Pyunik0-1Ararat
Referee: not available – Yerevan
02/26/2014 21:15:07
2 October 2013 - Armenian Cup, Quarter-finals
Pyunik
17.00
Ararat
Referee: TBD – Yerevan
09/22/2013 02:33:37
20 October 2013 - Armenian Premier League
Pyunik2-2Gandzasar
Referee: not available – Yerevan
02/26/2014 21:15:21
27 October 2013 - Armenian Premier League
Alashkert0-5Pyunik
Referee: not available – Yerevan
02/26/2014 21:10:23
30 October 2013 - Armenian Premier League
Mika3-0Pyunik
Referee: not available – Yerevan
02/26/2014 21:16:07
3 November 2013 - Armenian Premier League
Pyunik0-0Banants
Referee: not available – Yerevan
02/26/2014 21:10:53
6 November 2013 - Armenian Cup, Quarter-finals
Ararat
17.00
Pyunik
Referee: TBD – Abovyan
09/22/2013 02:33:37
9 November 2013 - Armenian Premier League
Ulisses1-0Pyunik
Referee: not available – Yerevan
02/26/2014 21:11:08
24 November 2013 - Armenian Premier League
Pyunik1-2Shirak
Referee: not available – Yerevan
02/26/2014 21:11:37
30 November 2013 - Armenian Premier League
Ararat2-0Pyunik
Referee: not available – Abovyan
02/26/2014 21:11:22
Pyunik4-0Mika
Referee: not available – Yerevan
03/01/2014 14:28:43
Gandzasar0-0Pyunik
Referee: not available – Kapan
03/09/2014 14:04:20
15 March 2014 - Armenian Premier League
Pyunik5-1Alashkert
Referee: not available – Yerevan
03/15/2014 16:41:51
19 March 2014 - Armenian Cup, Semi-finals
Mika
12.00
Pyunik
Referee: TBD – Yerevan
02/27/2014 04:53:51
23 March 2014 - Armenian Premier League
Banants1-0Pyunik
Referee: not available – Yerevan
03/23/2014 15:45:23
29 March 2014 - Armenian Premier League
Pyunik2-0Ulisses
Referee: not available – Yerevan
03/29/2014 16:28:20
Shirak3-1Pyunik
Referee: not available – Gyumri
04/06/2014 15:11:47
12 April 2014 - Armenian Premier League
Pyunik0-1Ararat
Referee: not available – Yerevan
04/12/2014 17:59:03
15 April 2014 - Armenian Cup, Semi-finals
Pyunik
14.00
Mika
Referee: TBD – Yerevan
02/27/2014 04:53:51
20 April 2014 - Armenian Premier League
Mika2-1Pyunik
Referee: not available – Yerevan
04/20/2014 17:42:26
23 April 2014 - Armenian Premier League
PyunikShirak
Referee: TBD – Yerevan
04/22/2014 16:20:05
27 April 2014 - Armenian Premier League
PyunikGandzasar
Referee: TBD – Yerevan
04/02/2014 13:04:41
30 April 2014 - Armenian Premier League
AraratPyunik
Referee: TBD – Abovyan
04/22/2014 16:21:04
AlashkertPyunik
Referee: TBD – Yerevan
02/26/2014 21:14:07
PyunikBanants
Referee: TBD – Yerevan
02/26/2014 21:13:52
UlissesPyunik
Referee: TBD – Yerevan
02/26/2014 21:14:08

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    17/07/2002, Tampere United 0-4 Pyunik, Tampere
  • Biggest defeat:
    19/07/2011, Plzeň 5-1 Pyunik, Plzen
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  10
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  2
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 22
    Sargis Hovsepyan (  ARM)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 3
    Arman Karamyan (  ARM)
    Viulen Ayvazyan (  ARM)
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