Football in Armenia

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Football (Armenian: ֆուտբոլ futbol or votnagndak Armenian: ոտնագնդակ) is the most popular sport in Armenia.

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Football in Armenia
Governing bodyFootball Federation of Armenia
National team(s)Armenia men's national team
National competitions
Club competitions
International competitions
Champions League
FIFA World Cup (national team)
European Championship (national team)
UEFA Nations League (national team)

As of August 2023, the Armenia national football team is 90th in FIFA World Rankings. Since gaining independence in 1991, Armenia has had its own national association that takes part in all FIFA competitions (Senior, Youth and Women's Football). FC 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 USSR national team, including Khoren Oganesian at the 1982 FIFA World Cup and Eduard Markarov in the 1960s.[1] 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 3rd.