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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: 30/09/2014 14:43 CET
Pyunik1-4Astana
Referee: Tomasz Musiał (POL) – Stadium: FFA Academy Stadium, Yerevan (ARM)
09/26/2014 13:38:02
Astana2-0Pyunik
Aggregate: 6-1
Referee: Sergei Tsinkevich (BLR) – Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
09/26/2014 13:37:58
10 August 2014 - Armenian Premier League
Pyunik2-0Gandzasar
Referee: not available – Yerevan
08/10/2014 19:21:43
16 August 2014 - Armenian Premier League
Alashkert0-2Pyunik
Referee: not available – Yerevan
08/16/2014 15:54:56
24 August 2014 - Armenian Premier League
Pyunik1-0Shirak
Referee: not available – Yerevan
08/24/2014 20:45:52
27 August 2014 - Armenian Premier League
Pyunik0-2Ulisses
Referee: not available – Yerevan
08/27/2014 20:36:17
30 August 2014 - Armenian Premier League
Banants-Pyunik
Match postponed
Referee: TBD – Yerevan
08/30/2014 14:19:17
13 September 2014 - Armenian Premier League
Pyunik4-0Ararat
Referee: not available – Yerevan
09/17/2014 17:08:43
17 September 2014 - Armenian Cup, Quarter-finals
Pyunik3-0Shirak
Referee: not available – Yerevan
09/17/2014 19:01:37
21 September 2014 - Armenian Premier League
Mika1-1Pyunik
Referee: not available – Yerevan
09/21/2014 16:00:20
27 September 2014 - Armenian Premier League
Ulisses2-1Pyunik
Referee: not available
09/27/2014 16:36:09
5 October 2014 - Armenian Premier League
GandzasarPyunik
Referee: TBD
09/30/2014 13:41:56
18 October 2014 - Armenian Premier League
PyunikAlashkert
Referee: TBD – Yerevan
08/04/2014 17:48:42
26 October 2014 - Armenian Premier League
ShirakPyunik
Referee: TBD – Gyumri
07/17/2014 10:04:20
2 November 2014 - Armenian Premier League
PyunikBanants
Referee: TBD – Yerevan
07/17/2014 10:10:50
5 November 2014 - Armenian Cup, Quarter-finals
Shirak
13.00
Pyunik
Referee: TBD – Gyumri
09/01/2014 19:56:18
8 November 2014 - Armenian Premier League
AraratPyunik
Referee: TBD – Abovyan
07/17/2014 10:03:50
23 November 2014 - Armenian Premier League
PyunikMika
Referee: TBD – Yerevan
07/17/2014 10:10:50
29 November 2014 - Armenian Premier League
PyunikUlisses
Referee: TBD – Yerevan
08/04/2014 17:12:08
PyunikGandzasar
Referee: TBD – Yerevan
07/17/2014 10:10:50
AlashkertPyunik
Referee: TBD – Yerevan
07/17/2014 10:03:35
15 March 2015 - Armenian Premier League
PyunikShirak
Referee: TBD – Yerevan
07/17/2014 10:04:35
21 March 2015 - Armenian Premier League
BanantsPyunik
Referee: TBD – Yerevan
07/17/2014 10:10:50
PyunikArarat
Referee: TBD – Yerevan
07/17/2014 10:03:50
12 April 2015 - Armenian Premier League
MikaPyunik
Referee: TBD – Yerevan
07/17/2014 10:10:50
18 April 2015 - Armenian Premier League
UlissesPyunik
Referee: TBD – Yerevan
08/04/2014 17:07:22
26 April 2015 - Armenian Premier League
GandzasarPyunik
Referee: TBD – Kapan
07/17/2014 10:10:50
PyunikAlashkert
Referee: TBD – Yerevan
07/17/2014 10:03:35
ShirakPyunik
Referee: TBD – Gyumri
07/17/2014 10:04:35
PyunikBanants
Referee: TBD – Yerevan
07/17/2014 10:10:50
AraratPyunik
Referee: TBD – Abovyan
07/17/2014 10:04:05
PyunikMika
Referee: TBD – Yerevan
07/17/2014 10:10:50

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:  3
  • 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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