Football in Armenia
Since gaining independence in 1991, Armenia has been writing its own football history and the national association takes part in all FIFA competitions (senior, youth and women's football). Ararat Yerevan were one of the leading teams in the top league in the Soviet Union, often playing in European club competitions. A number of Armenian players played for the «Sbornaja» (national team), including Khoren Oganesian at the 1982 FIFA World Cup and Eduard Markarov in the 1970s. Both played for Ararat Yerevan. Markarov later became assistant coach of the Soviet Union's youth team, and was part of the coaching staff at the FIFA World Youth Championship in Portugal in 1991, when the team finished third.
The second Goal project
Built in 1966, the football school in Erewan had one major drawback in that football could only be played in the warmer months due to the climatic conditions. The amelioration of this situation through the installation of an artificial pitch was the substance of a request approved by the Goal Bureau on 7 November 2005. The project will mainly benefit young footballers, who will now receive a sports education all year round in addition to their normal schooling. It will be financed from Goal funds and additional donations.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Artificial pitch in Erewan
Project approved on
7 November 2005
Goal USD 400 000 Association USD 100 000 Total costs USD 500 000