Karlen Mkrtchyan

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Karlen Mkrtchyan
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Personal information
Full name Karlen Vardkesi Mkrtchyan
Date of birth (1988-11-25) 25 November 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Anzhi Makhachkala
Number 16
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Pyunik Yerevan 83 (10)
2011–2013 Metalurh Donetsk 47 (0)
2013– Anzhi Makhachkala 13 (0)
National team
2007–2010 Armenia U-21 13 (1)
2008– Armenia 35 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 March 2014

Karlen Mkrtchyan (Armenian: Կառլեն Մկրտչյան, born 25 November 1988 in Yerevan) is an Armenian football player who currently plays midfielder for the Armenian national team and for Russian Premier League club Anzhi Makhachkala.

Club career[edit]

Pyunik[edit]

Karlen Mkrtchyan is a graduate the Armenian football club school Pyunik Yerevan. Since 2007, he played for the first team. In the 2008 Armenian Premier League he played in all 28 games,[1] and also took part in the final match against Ararat Yerevan, in which Pyunik won the Premier League.[2] With Mkrtchyan as a member, Pyunik won the Armenian Premier League in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, the Armenian Cup in 2009 and 2010 and the Armenian Supercup in 2007, 2008 and 2010.

On January 10, 2011, it was reported that Karlen went to preseason camp in Turkey with Kuban Krasnodar.[3] Together with Mkrtchyan on interest of Kuban was national team mate Gevorg Ghazaryan. In the test match against Astana Locomotive, Mkrtchyan was seriously hurt damaged, resulting in a surgery.[4]

Metalurh[edit]

On April 1, 2011, Mkrtchyan signed a contract with Metalurh Donetsk for three years.[5] Following a vote held at the official site of Donetsk Metalurh, Mkrtchyan was voted the best player of the club in October, November and December 2011.[6][7][8]

Anzhi Makhachkala[edit]

On 30 August 2013, Mkrtchyan signed for Russian Premier League side Anzhi Makhachkala.[9]

International career[edit]

Since joining Pyunik he began to be involved in the Armenia U-21 youth national team, for which, in 2008 in a home game, he scored his first goal for the youth national team and the first goal of the match against the Turkey U-21 team. Armenia defeated Turkey 2-1.[10][11] Since 2008, plays for the senior Armenia national football team. The first match held on February 2, 2008 in Malta's capital Valletta, against the local national team. The match ended 1-0 in favor of the Armenian team.[12] Mkrtchyan scored his first goal for the Armenian national team on November 14, 2012 in a home friendly match against Lithuania at the 50th minute. Armenia defeated Lithuania 4-2.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Following the November 14, 2012 Armenian national game, in which Mkrtchyan scored his first goal for the team, he headed back to Donetsk together with his wife and got married. His wife was a classmate of fellow Metalurh and Armenian national player Gevorg Ghazaryan.[14]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Armenia's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 14 November 2012 Republican Stadium, Yerevan  Lithuania 2–0 4–2[15] Friendly
2 6 September 2013 Eden Arena, Prague, Czech Republic  Czech Republic 1–0 2–1[16] 2014 World Cup Qualifier

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Armenia Pyunik Yerevan

Ukraine Metalurh Donetsk

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Профиль игрока на официальном сайте ФФА". FFA.am. Retrieved 26 March 2013.  (Russian)
  2. ^ "«Пюник» 2 - 1 «Арарат»". FFA.am. Retrieved 26 March 2013.  (Russian)
  3. ^ "«Кубань» отправилась в Турцию". fckuban.ru. Retrieved 26 March 2013.  (Russian)
  4. ^ "Карлен Мкртчян: Травму получил не вовремя". armsport.am. Retrieved 26 March 2013.  (Russian)
  5. ^ "«Металлург» дозаявил лучшего футболиста Армении". metallurg.donetsk.ua. Retrieved 26 March 2013.  (Russian)
  6. ^ "Карлен Мкртчян — лучший игрок «Металлурга» в октябре". metallurg.donetsk.ua. Retrieved 26 March 2013.  (Russian)
  7. ^ "Карлен Мкртчян — лучший игрок «Металлурга» в ноябре". metallurg.donetsk.ua. Retrieved 26 March 2013.  (Russian)
  8. ^ "Карлен Мкртчян — лучший игрок «Металлурга» в декабре". metallurg.donetsk.ua. Retrieved 26 March 2013.  (Russian)
  9. ^ "Karlen Mkrtchyan to Anji". http://fc-anji.ru/news/en/. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "Армения 2 - 1 Турция". FFA.am. Retrieved 26 March 2013.  (Russian)
  11. ^ "Карлен Мкртчян: "Мне нравится всегда побеждать"". ArmFootball.com. Retrieved 26 March 2013.  (Russian)
  12. ^ "Karlen Mkrtchyan". armfootball.tripod.com. Retrieved 26 March 2013.  (Russian)
  13. ^ "Armenia v Lithuania Match facts". guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "Կառլեն Մկրտչյանն ամուսնացել է". sport.news.am. Retrieved 26 March 2013.  (Armenian)
  15. ^ "Armenia vs Lithuania match report". Uefa.com. UEFA. Retrieved 06/09/2013. 
  16. ^ "Czech Rebublic vs Armenia match report". Fifa.com. Fifa. Retrieved 06/09/2013. 
  17. ^ "Հայաստանի հավաքականի ֆուտբոլիստները «Մետալուրգի» կազմում լավագույնն էին հոկտեմբերին". PanArmenian.Net. Retrieved 26 March 2013.  (Armenian)
  18. ^ "Безальтернативный Карлен!". metallurg.donetsk.ua. Retrieved 26 March 2013.  (Russian)
  19. ^ "Կառլեն Մկրտչյանը՝ «Մետալուրգի» լավագույն լեգեոնական". sport.news.am. Retrieved 26 March 2013.  (Armenian)

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