2015–16 Armenian Premier League

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Armenian Premier League
Season 2015–16
Matches played 60
Goals scored 148 (2.47 per match)
Top goalscorer Mihran Manasyan (12)
Biggest home win Pyunik 5–1 Banants
(8 August 2015)
Banants 5–1Ulisses
(21 November 2015)
Alashkert 4–0 Ulisses
(22 August 2015)
Pyunik 4–0 Gandzasar
(1 November 2015)
Biggest away win Alashkert 1–4 Pyunik
(27 September 2015)
Ulisses 1–4 Pyunik
(8 November 2015)
Ulisses 0–3 Alashkert
(25 October 2015)
Highest scoring Pyunik 5–1 Banants
(8 August 2015)
Banants 5–1Ulisses
(21 November 2015)
Longest winning run 4 matches:
Alashkert
Longest unbeaten run 7 matches: Alashkert
Longest winless run 15 matches:
Ulisses
Longest losing run 6 matches:
Ulisses
All statistics correct as of 1 December 2015.

The 2015–16 Armenian Premier League season is the 24th since its establishment. The season began on 1 August 2015 and ended up on 22 May 2016. FC Pyunik are the defending champions.

Teams

The eight teams from the 2014–15 Premier League will all compete in this year's competition.

Club Location Stadium Capacity
Alashkert Yerevan (Shengavit) Alashkert Stadium 6,850
Ararat Yerevan Yerevan (Kentron) Vazgen Sargsyan 14,403
Banants Yerevan (Malatia-Sebastia) Banants Stadium 4,860
Gandzasar Kapan Kapan Gandzasar Stadium 3,500
Mika Yerevan (Shengavit) Mika Stadium 7,250
Pyunik Yerevan (Avan) Football Academy Stadium 1,428
Shirak Gyumri Gyumri City Stadium 2,844
Ulisses Yerevan (Kentron) Vazgen Sargsyan 14,403

Personnel and sponsorship

Team Chairman Head Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Alashkert Armenia Bagrat Navoyan Armenia Abraham Khashmanyan Armenia Vahagn Minasyan Joma Bagratour
Ararat Yerevan Switzerland Hrach Kaprielyan Armenia Varuzhan Sukiasyan Armenia Gorik Khachatryan adidas
Banants Armenia Karlen Mkrtchyan Armenia Aram Voskanyan Armenia Stepan Ghazaryan Umbro
Gandzasar Kapan Armenia Vahe Hakobyan Armenia Ashot Barseghyan Armenia Aleksandr Petrosyan adidas ZCMC
Mika Armenia Carlos Ghazaryan (until Sept. 2015)
Armenia Armen Petikyan(Sept. 2015 - Oct. 2015)
Armenia Khoren Hovhannisyan (Nov. 2015 - May 2016)
Armenia Armen Petikyan(May 2016)
Armenia Armen Adamyan Armenia Arsen Beglaryan Puma
Pyunik Armenia Rafik Hayrapetyan Armenia Sargis Hovsepyan Armenia Taron Voskanyan Nike Armenian Development Bank
Shirak Armenia Arman Sahakyan Armenia Vardan Bichakhchyan Armenia Karen Aleksanyan adidas Anelik Bank
Ulisses Armenia Genrikh Ghazandzhyan Armenia Suren Chakhalyan Armenia Armen Tigranyan adidas

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Banants Slovakia Zsolt Hornyák End of contract 30 June 2015 Pre-season Armenia Aram Voskanyan 1 July 2015
Mika Armenia Aram Voskanyan End of contract 30 June 2015 Pre-season Armenia Armen Adamyan 1 July 2015
Ulisses Armenia Suren Chakhalyan Mutual consent 1 September 2015 8th Armenia Gagik Simonyan (interim) 1 September 2015
Banants Armenia Aram Voskanyan Mutual consent 11 October 2015 7th Spain Tito Ramallo 12 October 2015
Mika Armenia Armen Adamyan Mutual consent 18 January 2016 6th Russia Sergei Yuran 19 January 2016
Mika Russia Sergei Yuran Mutual consent 4 May 2016 7th Armenia Armen Shahgeldyan 5 May 2016

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Alashkert (C) 28 16 7 5 50 24 +26 55 Qualification to Champions League first qualifying round
2 Shirak 28 15 7 6 41 27 +14 52 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
3 Pyunik 28 13 9 6 44 21 +23 48
4 Gandzasar Kapan 28 11 12 5 35 27 +8 45
5 Ararat Yerevan 28 9 10 9 28 31 −3 37
6 Banants 28 7 12 9 36 34 +2 33 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round[lower-alpha 1]
7 Mika 28 9 5 14 30 32 −2 32
8 Ulisses (D) 28 0 2 26 8 76 −68 2 Expelled[lower-alpha 2]
Source: Football Federation of Armenia, 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.[3]
(C) Champion; (D) Disqualified.
Notes:
  1. Banants qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round by winning the 2015–16 Armenian Cup.
  2. In February 2016, Ulisses were expelled from the league after their licence was revoked due to both financial and non-financial shortcomings. Since more than half of the matches had been played at the time, the matches scheduled to take place after the licence was revoked were decided as 3–0 losses.[1][2]

Results

The league was played in four stages. The teams played four times with each other, twice at home and twice away, for a total of 28 matches per team.

First half of season

Home ╲ Away ALA ARA BAN GAN MIK PYU SHI ULI
Alashkert 1–1 3–0 0–0 2–0 1–4 2–0 4–0
Ararat Yerevan 1–2 0–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 0–2 2–0
Banants 2–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 5–1
Gandzasar Kapan 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–0
Mika 0–1 0–1 1–0 2–3 1–0 0–1 1–0
Pyunik 1–2 0–1 5–1 4–0 2–1 3–0 2–0
Shirak 1–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–2 3–2
Ulisses 0–3 1–2 2–2 0–0 0–2 1–4 0–1
Source: Football Federation of Armenia
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second half of season

Home ╲ Away ALA ARA BAN GAN MIK PYU SHI ULI
Alashkert 0–1 2–1 3–0 2–1 3–0 2–3 3–0
Ararat Yerevan 0–0 1–2 0–2 0–4 1–2 1–1 3–1
Banants 2–0 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 3–0
Gandzasar Kapan 2–2 0–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 3–0
Mika 0–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–4 3–0
Pyunik 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–0
Shirak 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 3–0
Ulisses 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–3
Source: Football Federation of Armenia
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers

Rank Player Team Goals[4]
1 Armenia Mihran Manasyan Alashkert 13
2 Brazil Héber Alashkert 12
3 Armenia Vardan Poghosyan Pyunik 8
Brazil Laercio Banants 8
5 Armenia Gevorg Nranyan Ararat 6
6 Russia Atsamaz Buraev Gandzasar 5
Armenia Vardges Satumyan Pyunik 5
Armenia David Hakopyan Shirak 5
Armenia Ghukas Poghosyan Pyunik 5
Armenia Samvel Melkonyan Mika 5
9
Nigeria John Jeremiah Banants 4
Ivory Coast Konan Odilon Kouakou Shirak 4
Armenia Narek Beglaryan Gandzasar 4

Own goals

Rank Player Team Goals[4]
1 Armenia Arsen Petrosyan Gandzasar 1
Serbia Miloš Stamenković Shirak 1
Serbia Duško Dukić Alashkert 1
Armenia Robert Hakobyan Pyunik 1
Armenia Hayk Hunanyan Ulisses 1

See also

References

  1. "Կայացավ ՀՖՖ Արտոնագրման կոմիտեի արտահերթ նիստը" [FFA Licensing Committee held a special session] (in Armenian). Football Federation of Armenia. 5 February 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2016. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "ԱՐՁԱՆԱԳՐՈՒԹՅՈՒՆ N 14-15-22 – ՀԱՅԱՍՏԱՆԻ ՖՈՒՏԲՈԼԻ ՖԵԴԵՐԱՑԻԱՅԻ ԿԱՐԳԱՊԱՀԱԿԱՆ ԿՈՄԻՏԵԻ ՆԻՍՏԻ" [Protocol N 14-15-22 – FOOTBALL FEDERATION DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE] (pdf) (in Armenian). Football Federation of Armenia. 11 February 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2016. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Premier League 2015/2016 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 31 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Players-Premier League-Armenia".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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