Armenian First League

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Armenian First League
Founded1992;29 years ago (1992)
CountryArmenia
Number of teams11
Level on pyramid2
Promotion to Armenian Premier League
Domestic cup(s) Armenian Independence Cup
Current champions Sevan
(2020–21)
Website Official
Current: 2020–21 Armenian First League

The Armenian First League is currently the second level football competition in Armenia after the Armenian Premier League. The competition exists mostly out of reserve teams of several Premier League clubs; however, other teams also participate. The reserve teams are not eligible for promotion to the highest level, resulting in situations where a club promotes even when they finish the season in a mid-table position.

2020–21 Member Clubs

ClubLocationStadiumCapacity
Alashkert-2 Yerevan Pyunik Stadium 780
Ararat-2 Yerevan Kasakhi Marzik Stadium 3,600
Ararat-Armenia-2 Yerevan Yerevan Football Academy Stadium 1,500
BKMA Yerevan Vagharshapat Football Academy300
Lernayin Artsakh Sisian Sisian City Stadium500
Pyunik-2 Yerevan Pyunik Stadium780
Sevan Sevan Sevan City Stadium500
Shirak-2 Gyumri Gyumri City Stadium 2,844
Urartu-2 Yerevan Urartu Training Centre 500
West Armenia Yerevan Mika Stadium 7,250
Noravank SC Yerevan Charentsavan City Stadium 5,000

Winners

YearWinnerRunner-up
1992 Ararat-2 Aragats
1993 Zangezour Artashat
Lori Vanadzor Aznavour
1994 Aragats Kasagh
1995 transitional season (no winner)
1995–96 Arabkir BKMA Yerevan
1996–97 Dvin Artashat Lori Vanadzor
1997 Aragats Spitak
1998 Zvartnots-AAL Lori
1999 Dinamo Yerevan Mika-Kasagh
2000 Armenicum Karabakh
2001 Malatia FIMA Yerevan
2002 Armavir FC Araks
2003 Kilikia Vagharshapat
2004 Pyunik-2 Lernayin Artsakh
2005 Pyunik-2 Ararat Yerevan
2006 Pyunik-2 Lernayin Artsakh
2007 Pyunik-2 Mika-2
2008 Shengavit (Ulisses-2) Pyunik-2
2009 Impulse Shengavit (Ulisses-2)
2010 Ararat Yerevan Banants-2
2011 Shengavit (Ulisses-2) Mika-2
2012–13 Alashkert Pyunik-2
2013–14 Banants-2 Alashkert-2
2014–15 Alashkert-2 Banants-2
2015–16 Alashkert-2 Mika-2
2016–17 Banants-2 Pyunik-2
2017–18 Lori Artsakh
2018–19 Junior Sevan Yerevan

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