Armenian Cup

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Armenian Cup
VBET Armenian Cup.jpg
Founded1992;29 years ago (1992)
RegionFlag of Armenia.svg  Armenia
Number of teams12
Qualifier for UEFA Europa Conference League
Domestic cup(s) Armenian Supercup
Current champions Ararat Yerevan (6th title)
Most successful club(s) Pyunik (8 titles)
Soccerball current event.svg 2020-21 VBET Armenian Cup

The VBET Armenian Cup (Armenian : Հայաստանի Անկախության Գավաթ) is the main football cup competition of Armenia. In its original form as the Armenian Cup, it started in 1939, when Armenia was a republic of the Soviet Union. It served as a qualification tournament for the Soviet Cup, and it was not disputed by Armenian teams in the Soviet League pyramid. After Armenia gained independence in 1992, the cup became known as Independence Cup, and the final is held every year on 9 May.

Contents

Since 2019, it has been known as the VBET Armenian Cup after its headline sponsor.

Finals

Soviet

Armenian

Armenian Cup winners
SeasonWinnersScoreRunners–upVenueAttendance
1992 Banants 2–0 Homenetmen Hrazdan Stadium 3,347
1993 Ararat Yerevan 3–1 Shirak Hrazdan Stadium 7,000
1994 Ararat Yerevan 1–0 Shirak Hrazdan Stadium 10,000
1995 Ararat Yerevan 4–2 Kotayk Hrazdan Stadium 1,000
1996 Pyunik 3–2 Kotayk Hrazdan Stadium 3,000
1997 Ararat Yerevan 1–0 Pyunik Hrazdan Stadium 4,500
1998 Tsement Ararat 3–1 Yerevan Hrazdan Stadium 4,000
1999 Tsement Ararat 3–2 Shirak Hrazdan Stadium 4,000
2000 Mika 2–1 Zvartnots-AAL Kotayk Stadium 4,500
2001 Mika 1–1 (p (4–3)) Ararat Yerevan Republican Stadium 7,500
2002 Pyunik 2–0 Zvartnots-AAL Republican Stadium 8,000
2003 Mika 1–0 Banants Republican Stadium 5,000
2004 Pyunik 0–0 (p (6–5)) Banants Republican Stadium 10,000
2005 Mika 2–0 Kilikia Republican Stadium 6,000
2006 Mika 1–0 Pyunik Republican Stadium 1,400
2007 Banants 3–1 (aet) Ararat Yerevan Republican Stadium 6,000
2008 Ararat Yerevan 2–1 (aet) Banants Arnar Stadium 2,500
2009 Pyunik 1–0 Banants Republican Stadium 7,500
2010 Pyunik 4–0 Banants Republican Stadium 8,000
2011 Mika 4–1 Shirak Republican Stadium 9,300
2011–12 Shirak 1–0 Impulse Gyumri City Stadium 3,000
2012–13 Pyunik 1–0 Shirak Hrazdan Stadium 2,500
2013–14 Pyunik 2–1 Gandzasar Kapan Hrazdan Stadium 5,000
2014–15 Pyunik 3–1 Mika Republican Stadium 5,000
2015–16 Banants 2–0 Mika Republican Stadium 3,000
2016–17 Shirak 3–0 Pyunik Republican Stadium 2,000
2017–18 Gandzasar Kapan 1–1 (p (4–3)) Alashkert Republican Stadium 1,000
2018–19 Alashkert 1–0 Lori Banants Stadium 4,000
2019–20 Noah 5–5 (p (7–6)) Ararat-Armenia Football Academy Stadium 0 [upper-alpha 1]
2020–21 Ararat Yerevan 3–1 Alashkert Republican Stadium
  1. Match played behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Armenia. [1]

Winners and finalists

Results by team

Since its establishment, the Armenian Cup has been won by 9 different teams. Teams shown in italics are no longer in existence.

Results by team
ClubWinsFirst final wonLast final wonRunners-upLast final lostTotal final
appearances
Pyunik [upper-alpha 1] 8 1996 2015 4 2017 12
Mika 6 2000 2011 2 2016 8
Ararat Yerevan 6 1993 2021 2 2007 8
Urartu [upper-alpha 2] 3 1992 2016 5 2010 8
Shirak 2 2012 2017 5 2013 7
Araks Ararat 2 1998 1999 02
Alashkert 1 2019 2019 2 2021 3
Gandzasar Kapan 1 2018 2018 1 2014 2
Noah 1 2020 2020 01
Kotayk 02 1996 2
Zvartnots-AAL 02 2002 2
Yerevan 01 1998 1
Impuls 01 2012 1
Kilikia 01 2005 1
Lori 01 2019 1
Ararat-Armenia 01 2020 1
  1. Pyunik's total includes one defeat under the earlier name of Homenetmen.
  2. Urartu's total includes three wins and five defeats under the earlier name of Banants.

Consecutive winners

Two clubs have won consecutive Armenian Cups on more than one occasion: Ararat Yerevan (1993, 1994, 1995) and Pyunik (2013, 2014, 2015), .

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References

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