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Armenia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Լեռնականներ (Leṙnakanner)
English: Highlanders
Association Football Federation
of Armenia
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Armenia Vardan Minasyan
Captain Sargis Hovsepyan
Most caps Sargis Hovsepyan (110)
Top scorer Arthur Petrosyan (11)
Home stadium Hrazdan Stadium
Hanrapetakan Stadium
FIFA code ARM
FIFA ranking 103
Highest FIFA ranking 78 (April 2008)
Lowest FIFA ranking 159 (June 1994)
Elo ranking 121
Highest Elo ranking 93 (April 2004)
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Armenia Armenia 0–0 Moldova 
(Yerevan, Armenia; October 14, 1992)
Biggest win
Armenia Armenia 3–0 Albania 
(Yerevan, Armenia; September 6, 1997)
Biggest defeat
 Chile 7–0 Armenia Armenia
(Viña del Mar, Chile; January 4, 1997)

The Armenia national football team (Armenian: Հայաստանի ֆուտբոլի ազգային հավաքական, Hayastani futboli azgayin havak’akan) is the national football team of Armenia and is controlled by the Football Federation of Armenia. After the split of the Soviet Union, the team played its first international match against Moldova on October 12, 1992.

Contents

World Cup record

European Championship record

Managers

  • As of March 3, 2010
Manager Period Pld Won Tied Lost GF GA Win %
Armenia Eduard Markarov 1992–1994 6 1 2 3 1 5 16.6%
Armenia Samvel Darbinyan 1995–1996 9 1 1 7 5 21 11.1%
Armenia Khoren Hovhannisyan 1996–1997 16 2 5 9 10 41 12.5%
Armenia Souren Barseghyan 1998–1999 14 4 2 8 11 19 28.6%
Armenia Varuzhan Sukiasyan 2000–2001 17 3 7 7 17 27 17.6%
Armenia Andranik Adamyan (caretaker) 2002 1 1 0 0 2 0 100%
Argentina Oscar López 2002 2 0 1 1 2 4 0%
Armenia Andranik Adamyan (caretaker) 2003 1 0 0 1 0 2 0%
Romania Mihai Stoichiţă 2003–2004 10 4 1 5 11 17 40%
France Bernard Casoni 2004–2005 8 1 1 6 5 18 12.5%
Netherlands Henk Wisman 2005–2006 8 1 1 6 5 14 12.5%
Scotland Ian Porterfield 2006–2007 10 2 4 4 5 9 20%
Armenia Vardan Minasyan (caretaker)
England Tom Jones (caretaker)
2007 6 1 1 4 2 8 16.6%
Denmark Jan Poulsen 2008–2009 12 3 4 5 9 19 25%
Armenia Vardan Minasyan 2009–present 7 1 0 6 5 15 14.3%

The team

Caps and goals correct as of March 3, 2010.

Pos. Player Date of birth/Age Height (m) Caps Goals Club
GK Roman Berezovsky August 5, 1974 (1974-08-05) (age 35) 1.90 59 0 Russia Khimki
GK Gevorg Kasparov July 25, 1980 (1980-07-25) (age 29) 1.82 17 0 Iran Kaveh Tehran
DF Sargis Hovsepyan (C) November 2, 1972 (1972-11-02) (age 37) 1.82 110 2 Armenia Pyunik
DF Aghvan Mkrtchyan February 27, 1981 (1981-02-27) (age 29) 1.82 45 0 Armenia Mika
DF Alexander Tadevosyan August 9, 1980 (1980-08-09) (age 29) 1.85 42 0 Armenia Mika
DF Robert Arzumanyan July 24, 1985 (1985-07-24) (age 24) 1.84 41 4 Denmark Randers
DF Vahagn Minasyan April 25, 1985 (1985-04-25) (age 24) 1.83 11 1 Armenia Pyunik
DF Hrayr Mkoyan September 2, 1986 (1986-09-02) (age 23) 1.82 4 0 Armenia Mika
MF Artavazd Karamyan November 14, 1979 (1979-11-14) (age 30) 1.77 51 2 Romania Steaua
MF Ararat Arakelyan February 2, 1984 (1984-02-02) (age 26) 1.90 28 2 Armenia Banants
MF Samvel Melkonyan March 15, 1984 (1984-03-15) (age 26) 1.83 27 0 Armenia Banants
MF Henrikh Mkhitaryan January 21, 1989 (1989-01-21) (age 21) 1.78 14 1 Ukraine Metalurh Donetsk
MF Arthur Yedigaryan June 26, 1987 (1987-06-26) (age 22) 1.73 10 0 Iran PAS Hamedan
MF Artak Dashyan November 20, 1989 (1989-11-20) (age 20) 1.81 2 0 Ukraine Metalurh Donetsk
MF Hiraç Yagan January 3, 1989 (1989-01-03) (age 21) 1.78 2 0 Belgium Tubize
FW Arman Karamyan November 14, 1979 (1979-11-14) (age 30) 1.77 49 5 Romania Steaua
FW Edgar Manucharyan January 19, 1987 (1987-01-19) (age 23) 1.77 22 2 Netherlands AGOVV
FW Marcos Pizzelli October 3, 1984 (1984-10-03) (age 25) 1.82 6 1 Armenia Pyunik
FW Hovhannes Goharyan March 18, 1988 (1988-03-18) (age 21) 1.74 5 1 Belarus BATE
FW Yeghia Yavruyan October 18, 1981 (1981-10-18) (age 28) 1.77 4 0 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
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Candidates to the squad

Pos. Player Date of birth/Age Height (m) Caps Goals Club
GK Grigor Meliksetyan August 18, 1986 (1986-08-18) (age 23) 1.90 0 0 Armenia Pyunik
MF Arthur Voskanyan August 13, 1976 (1976-08-13) (age 33) 1.83 53 1 Armenia Banants
MF Levon Pachajyan September 20, 1983 (1983-09-20) (age 26) 1.71 32 2 Iran Sanat Naft
MF Karlen Mkrtchyan November 25, 1988 (1988-11-25) (age 21) 1.75 8 0 Armenia Pyunik
MF Artak Alexanyan March 10, 1991 (1991-03-10) (age 19) 1.74 1 0 Russia Ural
FW Gevorg Ghazaryan April 5, 1988 (1988-04-05) (age 21) 1.77 12 1 Armenia Pyunik
FW Robert Zebelyan March 31, 1984 (1984-03-31) (age 25) 1.88 7 0 Russia Zhemchuzhina-Sochi

UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Slovakia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Republic of Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Macedonia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Armenia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Andorra 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Andorra Armenia Republic of Macedonia Republic of Ireland Russia Slovakia
Andorra 
Armenia 
Macedonia 
Republic of Ireland 
Russia 
Slovakia 

Recent results

Date Tournament Location Opponent Result Scorers
March 3 2010 Friendly Turkey Antalya Belarus Belarus Lost 1:3 Levon Pachajyan
October 14 2009 WCQ 2010 Turkey Bursa Turkey Turkey Lost 0:2
October 10 2009 WCQ 2010 Armenia Yerevan Spain Spain Lost 1:2 Robert Arzumanyan
September 9 2009 WCQ 2010 Armenia Yerevan Belgium Belgium Won 2:1 Hovhannes Goharyan, Sargis Hovsepyan
September 5 2009 WCQ 2010 Armenia Yerevan Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH Lost 0:2
August 12 2009 Friendly Armenia Yerevan Moldova Moldova Lost 1:4 Ararat Arakelyan
April 1 2009 WCQ 2010 Estonia Tallinn Estonia Estonia Lost 0:1
March 28 2009 WCQ 2010 Armenia Yerevan Estonia Estonia Drew 2:2 Henrik Mkhitaryan, Gevorg Ghazaryan

Player statistics

Lists of the 10 players with the most caps and top 5 goalscorers for Armenia, as of March 3, 2010 (players in bold are still available for selection):

Most capped players

# Player Career period Caps Goals
1 Sargis Hovsepyan 1992–present 110 2
2 Arthur Petrosyan 1992–2005 69 11
3 Harutyun Vardanyan 1994–2004 63 1
4 Roman Berezovsky 1996–present 59 0
5 Hamlet Mkhitaryan 1994–2008 56 2
6 Romik Khachatryan 1997–2008 54 1
7 Arthur Voskanyan 1999–present 53 1
8 Armen Shahgeldyan 1992–2007 53 6
9 Artavazd Karamyan 2000-present 51 2
10 Arman Karamyan 2000–present 49 5

Top goalscorers

# Player Career period Goals Caps
1 Arthur Petrosyan 1992–2005 11 69
2 Ara Hakobyan 1998–2008 7 43
3 Armen Shahgeldyan 1992–2007 6 53
4 Arman Karamyan 2000–present 5 49
5 Robert Arzumanyan 2005–present 4 41

Armenia versus other national teams

As of March 3, 2010

National team Pld Won Drawn Lost GD
 Albania 2 1 1 0 4-1
 Andorra 6 5 1 0 13-2
 Belarus 4 1 1 2 4-6
 Belgium 6 1 0 5 2-11
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 0 0 2 1-6
 Chile 1 0 0 1 0-7
 Cyprus 5 0 1 4 3-11
 Czech Republic 2 0 0 2 1-7
 Denmark 2 0 0 2 1-5
 Ecuador 1 0 0 1 0-3
 Estonia 4 1 1 2 4-6
 Finland 4 0 1 3 1-5
 France 3 0 0 3 2-7
 Macedonia 4 1 1 2 5-8
 Georgia 4 1 1 2 3-9
 Germany 2 0 0 2 1-9
 Greece 3 0 1 2 0-3
 Guatemala 1 0 1 0 1-1
 Hungary 1 0 0 1 0-2
 Iceland 3 0 1 2 0-4
 Israel 1 0 0 1 0-2
 Jordan 1 0 1 0 0-0
 Kazakhstan 4 2 1 1 6-5
 Kuwait 1 0 0 1 1-3
 Latvia 1 0 1 0 0-0
National team Pld Won Drawn Lost GD
 Lebanon 1 1 0 0 1-0
 Lithuania 1 1 0 0 2-1
 Malta 3 3 0 0 3-0
 Moldova 4 1 2 1 5-7
 Morocco 1 0 0 1 0-6
 Netherlands 2 0 0 2 0-3
 Northern Ireland 4 2 2 0 3-1
 Norway 2 0 1 1 1-4
 Panama 1 0 1 0 1-1
 Paraguay 2 1 0 1 2-3
 Peru 1 0 0 1 0-4
 Poland 5 1 1 3 2-7
 Portugal 4 0 2 2 2-5
 Romania 3 0 1 2 1-6
 Russia 2 0 0 2 0-5
 Serbia 2 0 1 1 0-3
 Spain 6 0 0 6 1-16
 Turkey 2 0 0 2 0-4
 Turkmenistan 1 1 0 0 1-0
 Ukraine 8 0 3 5 8-17
 United States 1 0 0 1 0-1
 Uzbekistan 1 1 0 0 2-0
 Wales 2 0 2 0 2-2
Total 127 25 30 72 90-219

Notable matches

Date Tournament Place Match Score
September 6 1995 UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying Skopje, Macedonia  Macedonia - Armenia Armenia 1 - 2
June 25, 1996 Friendly match Asunción, Paraguay  Paraguay - Armenia Armenia 1 - 2
August 31 1996 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification Yerevan, Armenia Armenia Armenia - Portugal  0 - 0
May 5 1997 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification Kiev, Ukraine  Ukraine- Armenia Armenia 1 - 1
September 6 1997 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification Yerevan, Armenia Armenia Armenia - Albania  3 - 0
June 9 1999 UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying Yerevan, Armenia Armenia Armenia - Ukraine  0 - 0
September 8 1999 UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying Yerevan, Armenia Armenia Armenia - France  2 - 3
September 2 2000 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification Oslo, Norway  Norway - Armenia Armenia 0 - 0
June 6 2001 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification Yerevan, Armenia Armenia Armenia - Poland  1 - 1
September 7 2002 UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying Yerevan, Armenia Armenia Armenia - Ukraine  2 - 2
November 17 2004 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification Yerevan, Armenia Armenia Armenia - Romania  1 - 1
October 7 2006 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying Yerevan, Armenia Armenia Armenia - Finland  0 - 0
June 6 2007 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying Yerevan, Armenia Armenia Armenia - Poland  1 - 0
August 22 2007 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying Yerevan, Armenia Armenia Armenia - Portugal  1 - 1
October 13 2007 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying Yerevan, Armenia Armenia Armenia - Serbia  0 - 0
June 1 2008 Friendly match Offenbach, Germany  Greece - Armenia Armenia 0 - 0
September 9 2009 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification Yerevan, Armenia Armenia Armenia - Belgium  2 - 1


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Simple English

Armenia
Association Football Federation of Armenia
Confederation UEFA
Coach Jan B. Poulsen
Most caps Sargis Hovsepyan (102)
Top scorer Arthur Petrosyan (11)
World Cup
Appearances 0

The Armenia national football team is the national football team of Armenia. After the split of the Soviet Union, they played their first match against Moldova on 12 October 1992.

Most appearances

PosPlayerAppsGoalsCareer
1Sargis Hovsepyan10211992-present
2Arthur Petrosyan69111992-2005
3Harutyun Vardanyan6311994-2004
4Hamlet Mkhitaryan5621994-present
4Romik Khachatryan5611997-present
6Roman Berezovsky5501996-present
7Armen Shahgeldyan5361992-2007
8Arthur Voskanyan5111999-present
9Karen Dokhoyan4821999-present
10Karen Dokhoyan4252000-present

Top scorers

PosPlayerGoalsAppsCareer
1Arthur Petrosyan11691992-2005
2Ara Hakobyan7431998-present
3Armen Shahgeldyan6531992-2007
4Arman Karamyan5422000-present
5Tigran Yesayan4211996-1999


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