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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 (2010)

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 (319)*
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 7 January 2011

Last updated: 02/03/11 15.21CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 13/09/2014 02:01 CET
PyunikPyunik1-4AstanaAstana
AstanaAstana2-0PyunikPyunik
PyunikPyunik2-0GandzasarGandzasar
AlashkertAlashkert0-2PyunikPyunik
PyunikPyunik1-0ShirakShirak
PyunikPyunik0-2UlissesUlisses
BanantsBanantsMatch postponedPyunikPyunik
PyunikPyunik14:10AraratArarat
PyunikPyunik17:00ShirakShirak
MikaMika15:00PyunikPyunik
UlissesUlisses16:00PyunikPyunik
GandzasarGandzasar13:00PyunikPyunik
PyunikPyunik16:00AlashkertAlashkert
ShirakShirak13:00PyunikPyunik
PyunikPyunik16:00BanantsBanants
ShirakShirak13:00PyunikPyunik
AraratArarat15:00PyunikPyunik
PyunikPyunik14:00MikaMika
PyunikPyunik14:00UlissesUlisses
PyunikPyunik12:00GandzasarGandzasar
AlashkertAlashkert12:00PyunikPyunik
PyunikPyunik14:00ShirakShirak
BanantsBanants13:00PyunikPyunik
PyunikPyunik16:00AraratArarat
MikaMika14:00PyunikPyunik
UlissesUlisses16:00PyunikPyunik
GandzasarGandzasar15:00PyunikPyunik
PyunikPyunik17:00AlashkertAlashkert
ShirakShirak15:00PyunikPyunik
PyunikPyunik17:00BanantsBanants
AraratArarat17:00PyunikPyunik
PyunikPyunik16:00MikaMika

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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