Armenian Premier League FC Ararat Yerevan are remembering an important event in their football history.
FC Ararat Yerevan beat Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich on March 19, 1974, in the second leg of the UEFA Champions quarterfinals - a feat that the side did not think they would be able to achieve.
A brief history on FC Ararat Yerevan:
The club was formally formed in 1935 in the Armenian city of Yerevan by Spartak Sports Society; the first time that the team experienced professional football across all competitions on national level.
They went on to secure their first silverware in 1940 in the form of the Armenian SSR Cup, however, the next four years put a damper on the team as football was ruled out due to World War II.
The team's notable achievements:
- Biggest Win in UEFA Competition: September 17, 1975: Ararat 9–0 Anorthosis, in Yerevan
- Biggest Defeat in UEFA Competition: June 23, 2007: Shakhtyor 4–1 Ararat, in Soligorsk
- Club Appearances in UEFA Competition: 12
- Player with Most UEFA Appearances: Aleksei Abramian and Norik Mesropian – 16 appearances
- Top Scorer in UEFA Club Competitions: Eduard Markarov – 12 goals
The club, since 199 has been owned by the Swiss-Armenian businessman Vartan Sirmakes.