Arman Karamyan

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Arman Karamyan
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-11-14) 14 November 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
(now Armenia)
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker / Left winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Arabkir Yerevan 7 (4)
1997–1998 Pyunik Yerevan 23 (4)
1999–2000 Kilikia Yerevan 54 (35)
2001–2002 Pyunik Yerevan 41 (57)
2003 Panachaiki Patras 15 (0)
2003–2004 Arsenal Kyiv 10 (1)
2004–2006 Rapid Bucureşti 6 (0)
2005 FC Braşov (loan) 9 (2)
2005 Gloria Bistriţa (loan) 6 (0)
2006 Braşov (loan) 10 (10)
2006–2007 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamţ 13 (0)
2007–2010 Politehnica Timişoara 50 (16)
2010 Steaua Bucureşti 13 (5)
2010–2011 Unirea Urziceni 5 (0)
2012–2014 Clinceni 41 (22)
2016 Voința Crevedia 18 (9)
Total 321 (164)
National team
2000–2010 Armenia 48 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 July 2017

Arman Karamyan (Armenian: Արման Քարամյան, born 14 November 1979) is a retired Armenian footballer and former international for the Armenian national team. Arman is the twin brother of fellow football player Artavazd Karamyan.

Club career[edit]

Arman Karamyan began playing football as a senior in 1996. That year, both he and his older brother Artavazd Karamyan joined Arabkir. In 1997, they both made their way to Pyunik Yerevan. Arman was a part of Pyunik when they won the Armenian Premier League in 2001 and 2002, the Armenian Cup in 2002 and Armenian Supercup in 1997 and 2002. Both brothers moved to Kilikia Yerevan in 1999 and back to Pyunik in 2001. They both joined the Football League (Greece) in 2003 when they both signed with Panachaiki Patras. From 2003 to 2004, they both played in Ukrainian Premier League club Arsenal Kyiv. Arman and Artavazd both joined Liga I club Rapid Bucureşti in 2004. While Arman left that season, Artavazd would remain in the club for a number of seasons. Arman was loaned to other Liga I clubs FC Braşov and Gloria Bistriţa for the 2005 season. He was loaned to Braşov again at the start of the 2006 season. Arman than officially signed with Ceahlăul Piatra Neamţ. Both Arman and Artavazd reunited in the club Politehnica Timişoara in 2007. The next season, the club was a finalist in the 2008–09 Liga I championship.

The Karamyan brothers moved to Steaua Bucureşti in 2010. In the 2009–10 season, Arman was selected as the left winger of the year. After finishing Liga I for the 2009-10 season, the brothers ended their contracts with Steaua Bucureşti. A search began to find the club they would both continue playing football in. But the process of finding a new club was delayed. Later, it was reported that the brothers were in talks with FC Brașov. However, the head coach of Brasov Daniel Iseyle later stated that the transition of the Karmanyans was unlikely to be completed because of the complexity of the negotiations, which reached a standstill.[1] Talks were later made for the brothers to play for Astra Giurgiu, coached by Mihai Stoichiță. But after Stoichiță departed from the club, the talks ended. According to an edition of TotalFootball, because of the long search for a new team, the financial conditions for the Karamyan brothers increased to that of a required minimum of 10,000 euros per month. The option that both players finish their playing careers and enter into coaching activities was considered.[2] In mid-September 2010, the search was over for Karamyan brothers. The football players signed a contract with and officially moved into Unirea Urziceni.[3] Near the end of a match, Arman made his debut for the club coming in as a substitute for 81st minute of the game.[4]

In late October 2011, Stoichiță, who knew firsthand the playing abilities of both brothers, invited them to his current team Mioveni. However, Artavazd decided to retire as a player and go into business.[5]

A year later, Artavazd resumed his career and he and Arman both joined the Liga II club CS Buftea. In their first meeting, Artavazd scored twice. Arman also scored a goal in their second match.[6][7]

International career[edit]

Karamyan was a member of the Armenia national team and had participated in 49 international matches and scored 5 goals since his debut in an away friendly match against Guatemala on January 9, 2000 ending 1-1. In 2010, he left the national team. He is the eighth top goalscorers of the Armenian national squad of all time.

Personal life[edit]

He and his brother Artavazd Karamyan were both football players and have spent nearly their entire careers playing for the same teams.

At the end 2014 he took the Romanian citizenship, together with his brother. They are living in Romania with their kids and wives.[8]

National team statistics[edit]

Armenia national team
Year Apps Goals
2000 8 1
2001 4 0
2002 3 1
2003 7 1
2004 5 2
2005 3 0
2006 3 0
2007 5 0
2008 3 0
2009 6 0
2010 1 0
Total 48 5

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2 February 2000 Cyprus  Cyprus 2-3 Loss Friendly
2 7 June 2002 Andorra  Andorra 2-0 Win Friendly
3 10 September 2003 Northern Ireland  Northern Ireland 1-0 Win 2004 ECQ
4 19 February 2004 Cyprus  Kazakhstan 3-3 Draw Friendly
5 21 February 2004 Cyprus  Georgia 2-0 Win Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Armenia Kilikia Yerevan

Armenia Pyunik Yerevan

Romania Politehnica Timişoara

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Переговоры с Карамянами зашли в тупик (in Russian). armsport.am. Archived from the original on 21 August 2010. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Братья Карамяны могут завершить карьеру (in Russian). ArmFootball.com. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Братья Карамян перешли в «Унирю» (in Russian). armsport.am. Archived from the original on 21 November 2010. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Арман Карамян дебютировал в составе «Унири» (in Russian). armsport.am. Archived from the original on 21 September 2010. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Братья Карамяны оставили футбол ради бизнеса (in Russian). armsport.am. Archived from the original on 14 January 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  6. ^ Արտավազդ Քարամյանը վերադարձել է մեծ ֆուտբոլ և դարձել է դուբլի հեղինակ (in Armenian). ArmFootball.com. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  7. ^ Արման Քարամյանը աչքի է ընկել «Դինամո-2»-ի դեմ խաղում (in Armenian). ArmFootball.com. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Karamienii sunt români!" (in Romanian). SportNews. 4 November 2014. 

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