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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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Europa2-0Pyunik
Referee: Markus Hameter (AUT) Stadium: Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar (GIB)
07/01/2016 11:33:23
Pyunik2-1Europa
Aggregate: 2-3 (agg: 2-3)
Referee: Boris Marhefka (SVK) Stadium: Vazgen Sargsyan anvan Hanrapetakan Marzadasht, Yerevan (ARM)
07/08/2016 12:42:10

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    17/07/2002, Tampere United 0-4 Pyunik, Tampere
  • Biggest defeat:
    14/07/2015, Molde 5-0 Pyunik, Molde
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  11
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  4
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 22
    Sargis Hovsepyan (  ARM)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 3
    Arman Karamyan (  ARM)
    Viulen Ayvazyan (  ARM)