Then in 1990 competitions among KFK were moved down the pyramid to the fifth (5) tier. Teams of Masters are not only the champions of KFK, but rather it is a status of all professional clubs in the Soviet Union. Fully packed to the rafters with many fans outside waiting to see their team take on the defending European Cup champions it must have been a magnificent and humbling sight for the visiting Bayern team. In the first round, which kicked of on September 18, 1974, Ararat faced the Norwegian champions Viking from Stavanger. Judging from old video reels of the Soviet Vysshaya Liga stadiums in places like Tbilisi, where Dinamo played, or Yerevan, the home of Ararat, were more like cauldrons of noise rather than theatres directed by the masses. All clubs in the Soviet competitions in Top, First and Second leagues all were teams of masters, amateur teams were known as fitness collectives (or collective of physical culture). Ararat in actual season average scored 1.67 goals per match. Back during the time of the Soviet Union, the league calendar ran within the annual calendar from spring to fall. Although there was a healthy rivalry between the clubs of the three Soviet Caucasus Republics – Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan – Markarov had little problem making the transfer from Baku to Yerevan to play for Ararat. As a result, the champions of the USSR did not represent their country in UEFA competitions until the halfway point of the following league season. Ararat finished fifth in the standings that season. This is the first time they meet, let's wait and see. UEFA Euro 2020 – Will Kazakhstan make history? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Then there is the apparent awe in the face of Beckenbauer, as the camera has captured his face looking up into the stands around him. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Another thing, at the time when Stroitel as you call it (although officially it was known as Budivelnyk) existed and competed in competitions among KFK teams, those competitions were actually at the fourth (4) tier within the Soviet football pyramid in 1971-1989. Football nowadays in Armenia, like in many other post-Soviet Republics, is struggling to reach the status it once possessed within the Soviet Union. But what about the Armenians? At Ararat Maslov would add to his impressive tally of four Soviet championships and five Soviet Cups won with Torpedo and Dynamo Kyiv by winning a sixth overall Soviet Cup in 1975. Competitions among KFK teams were organized and administered exclusively by their respective union republic where they were located. Considered one of the most influential Soviet coaches of all time Maslov was the first to experiment with players nutritions and according to the English football writer, Jonathan Wilson also invented the 4-4-2 formation along with the notions of pressing, which could suggest that he was the inventor of modern football. They were without a doubt the club’s biggest stars, and both would also play significant roles in the club’s European Cup campaign that kicked off in the fall of 1974 – almost an entire year after the club had become champions of the Soviet Union. Your email address will not be published. The striker was also on form two weeks later as he scored three times in Ararat’s 4-2 home victory at the Hrazdan – the five goals would ultimately make him top scorer of the competition together with Bayern’s Gerd Müller. At Ararat, Simonyan built a team that included the likes of Eduard Markarov, Alyosha Abramyan, Aleksandr Kovalenko, Oganes Sanasanyan, Levon Ishtoyan, Arkadi Andreasyan and Norair Mesropyan. It was also at Spartak that Simonyan began his coaching career. Ararat, however, would end up being his final coaching stint in his coaching career as Maslov died in 1977. Ararat Yerevan – The 1973 Soviet Champions. Ararat Hotel offers elegant, boutique-style rooms featuring wooden furnishings, heated floors and large windows. Furthermore, the noise must have been fearsome. Football Club Ararat Yerevan scores service is real-time, updating live. Manuel Veth is the owner and Editor in Chief of the Futbolgrad Network. Nonetheless, Bayern faced a good side in the quarterfinals of the European Cup. Furthermore, after the collapse of communism and Armenian independence from the Soviet Union Ararat would manage just one more national championship in 1993. Alex, looks like you know absolutely nothing about the Soviet football competition structure. Markarov was supported by the midfielder Andreasyan, who was also born in Baku but played his entire top-flight career at Ararat. Champions League for Gladbach, Hovhannes Zanazanyan would later remember, Dodi Lukebakio – Fortuna’s Attacking Arrow Scouted, CIS Cup – An Almost Forgotten Tournament Remembered, Introducing the UEFA Europa Conference League, Shevchenko and the Ukrainian National Team, UEFA Nations League A – Group 4 – Preview, Inter Milan vs Shakhtar Donetsk – Showdown in Düsseldorf, Shakhtar Donetsk face Basel in Gelsenkirchen, Russian Premier Liga 2020/21 season preview, Futbolgrad Podcast – Episode 131 – The Biggest and Bestest Belarusian Vysheyshaya Liga Special, Eldor Shomurodov: Rostov’s Uzbek Target-Man Scouted. The official attendance that evening was 70,000 but looking closely at the picture fans can be spotted sitting all along the hillside that reaches up on the backside of the Hrazdan. FK Van got 1 wins, 0 draws and 0 losses in the past 1 games, and the winning rate is 100%. “I got very angry and replied in Armenian that the field was ours and so would be the victory. The Bavarian giants would then add another title the following year to make it three European Cup wins in a row. Required fields are marked *. Then in the second round, Ararat’s next victim were the Irish side, Cork. Born in Armavir Simonyan was an ethnic Armenian but he played his entire professional career in Moscow where he became a legend playing for Spartak Moscow. Originally from Munich, Manuel has lived in Amsterdam, Kyiv, Moscow, Tbilisi, London, and currently is located in Victoria BC, Canada. Not enough to go through to the next round. On that day, our stadium was bursting at the seams: there were 75,000 viewers,” Hovhannes Zanazanyan would later remember. Walking through the facility the sheer size of the concrete structure showed the potential of noise that could be generated here. While the stands and the field now appear to be in good condition, the interior still seemed to be decaying, and the facility lacked any modern infrastructure. He holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in History from King’s College London, and his thesis is titled: “Selling the People’s Game: Football’s transition from Communism to Capitalism in the Soviet Union and its Successor States,” which is available HERE. With Ararat pressing deep in Bayern’s half the Bavarians were able to counter-attack and Torstensson, who was given to much room on the left, scored a wonder goal from the flank with a typical for the era toe-poke that beat Ararat’s keeper. This season in the Armenian Premier League (Armenia), FC Ararat Yerevan stats show they are performing Good overall, currently placing them at 6 /10 in the Armenian Premier League Table, winning 50% of matches.. On average FC Ararat Yerevan score 1 goals and concede 1 goals per match. Free Wi-Fi, an indoor swimming pool and a sauna are features of this design hotel in Yerevan. It is a fascinating picture. We are now back to the source of this story — the very basis of the article Beckenbauer looking up taking in the noise of the crowd at the Hrazdan the intense atmosphere of a crowd that still believed in a turn-around. Disclaimer: Although every possible effort is made to ensure the accuracy of our services we accept no responsibility for any kind of use made of any kind of data and information provided by this site. With 13 goals Andreasyan was the club’s top scorer during the 1973 season, closely followed by Markarov, who had managed ten goals that year. Germany Bundesliga I Time: 14:30 Date: 2020-09-26 Markarov scored twice (51′ and 81′) to secure Ararat a 2-0 on the road victory. It is located a 7-minute walk from Republic Square and 10-minute walk from Republic Square Metro Station. In 3 (75.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. A pass from Gerd Müller found Uli Hoeneß open inside the box, with the back to his wall the striker turned to skip past his defender and scored with a low drive that beat the keeper at the near post. The Futbolgrad Network was able to visit the Hrazdan in 2013, and although the stadium received a €6 million facelift in 2011, this investment was not enough to repair all the damage inflicted by years of neglect. What is next for Havertz. Before coaching at Ararat, Maslov had coached all over the Soviet Union including successful stints at Torpedo and Dynamo Kyiv where he became an influential figure to the Soviet Union’s most successful coaches Valerii Lobanovskyi. Once again Ararat had to play first on the road and thanks to goals by Oganez Zanazanyan (25′) and Nikolai Kazaryan (65′) managed to go up 2-0. Born in Baku, the 164cm small forward started his career at Torpedo Armavir before joining Neftchi Baku in 1961. For Ararat, in fact, signing Markarov was a major achievement, after all the three times Soviet national team forward managed to score 88 goals in 241 games for Neftchi. A constant roar accompanied the games played in the Soviet Caucasus a noise that must have been exhilarating for the home team … Teams Ararat Yerevan played so far 0 matches. Besides Ararat Yerevan scores you can follow 1000+ football competitions from 90+ countries around the world on FlashScore.com. As a manager, he won the Soviet Vysshaya Liga twice with Spartak in 1962 as well as 1969 and also added three Soviet Cup wins to his name (1963, 1965 and 1971). The year is 1975 and Bayern are about to meet Ararat Yerevan in the quarterfinals of the European Cup. A European powerhouse the Bavarian giants had won the competition the previous year by beating Atlético Madrid. The Norwegians proofed no obstacle for the Soviet champions, however. Officially in the Soviet Union there were no professional athletes, so they were inventing some other terms among which is the team of masters. Today a transfer between Neftchi and Ararat would be unthinkable as Azerbaijan and Armenia are deeply entrenched in a conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. One example is Ararat Yerevan’s home game against during the 1973 Soviet Vysshaya Liga season against Zenit Leningrad. What is fascinating about the picture is the sheer scale of the stadium and the number of people packed into the gigantic Hrazdan Stadion. All 15 union republics were conducting their own individual KFK competitions and their winner may or not has been picked for competitions among teams of masters. Bayern, in the meantime, would eliminate Saint-Étienne in the semifinals and then beat Leeds United in the final to defend their title. Bobby Tambling then gave the Irish a lifeline in the 89′ minute when he made it 2-1 – a lifeline that was to short to manage any escape as Ararat hammered Cork Celtic 5-0 at home at the Hrazdan. Both teams had all-star lineups and were very strong. We were USSR champion and won the Cup, and Bayern München had seven world champions. With two goals in the bag, Bayern seemed to have enough to go through.