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FC Pyunik at the Football Academy Stadium.

Football Club Pyunik (Armenian: Ֆուտբոլային Ակումբ Փյունիկ; usually just called Pyunik) is a professional Armenian association football club from Yerevan. Pyunik is one of the most popular football clubs in Armenia.

The club was founded in 1992 as Homenetmen Yerevan, and they won the first Armenian Premier League held. The club was renamed in 1995 to FC Pyunik (Armenian for "Phoenix"). The club absorbed the newly promoted club FC Armenicum and automatically gained position in the Armenian Premier League without playing a single game in the lower leagues. Pyunik improved a lot after the arrival of many foreign players from Mali, Cameroon, Argentina and later from Romania.

They are the most successful team in Armenia, winning the Armenian Premier League 14 times and Armenian Independence Cup 8 times.

Honours

Armenian Premier League

  • 1 Winner (14) – 1992, 1995–96, 1996–97, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014–15
  • 2 Runner-up (2) – 1994, 2011

Armenian Cup

  • Cup Winner.png Winner (8) – 1995–96, 2002, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15
  • Cup Finalist.png Runner-up (3) – 1992, 1996–97, 2006

Armenian Super Cup

  • Cup Winner.png Winner (9) – 1998, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2015
  • Cup Finalist.png Runner-up (6) – 1997, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2013, 2014

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