FC Pyunik

FC Pyunik

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Founded in 1992, Pyunik (Armenian for "Phoenix") has won a record 10 Armenian Championships, along with 3 Armenian Cups, and 5 Armenian Supercups. The club is considered in Armenia, as one of the most popular Armenian football clubs since the establishment of the Armenian Premier League in 1992.

Pyunik's new era began in 2001, when wealthy Armenian businessman Ruben Hayrapetyan bought the club and brought star players such as Artavazd Karamyan and Arman Karamyan from other Armenian clubs. FC Pyunik was not satisfied with what it already had, and improved the team more by bringing some foreign managers and players from Mali, Cameroon, Argentina and later from Romania. These improvements returned quick results, and Pyunik won the Armenian title the same year and the Armenian Cup in 2002. Later, for the first time in independent Armenian club history an Armenian club advanced to the second round in the Champions League.

The club won the Armenian Premier League title seven times in a row. In the 2007 season Pyunik's strategy changed; the club resigned from its foreign players' services and depended on its own academy's products. However, Pyunik was still in the title hunt because it included seven Armenian national team players, such as Sargis Hovsepyan, Robert Arzumanyan, Levon Pachajyan, Karen Dokhoyan. In 2007 season Pyunik proved its worth by winning another title.

Armenian Premier League: 11

(1992, 1995/96, 1996/97, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)

Armenian Cup: 3

(1996, 2002, 2004)

Armenian Super cup: 6

(1997, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007)