Armen Shahgeldyan

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Armen Shahgeldyan
Personal information
Full name Armen Andraniki Shahgeldyan
Date of birth (1973-08-28) 28 August 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Yerevan, Armenian SSR
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990 – 1996 Ararat Yerevan 100 (50)
1996 – 1997 Pyunik Yerevan 19 (12)
1997 – 1997 Chornomorets Odessa 2 (0)
1997 – 1998 Hapoel Petah Tikva 5 (0)
1998 – 1998 FC Yerevan 6 (1)
1998 – 2000 Lausanne Sports 28 (6)
2000 – 2001 FC Dynamo Moscow 4 (0)
2001 – 2002 Mika Yerevan 16 (4)
2002 – 2003 Nea Salamis Famagusta FC 6 (0)
2003 – 2007 Mika Yerevan 62+ (38)
Total 248 (107)
National team
1992 – 2007 Armenia 53 (6)
Teams managed
2010 – 2011 Mika Yerevan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 February 2007.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 November 2007

Armen Shahgeldyan (Armenian: Արմեն Անդրանիկի Շահգելդյան; born on 28 August 1973 in Yerevan) is an Armenian retired football player who played striker for the Armenian national team and finished his career for Armenian Premier League club FC Mika. Armen debuted for the Armenia national team in 1992, when Armenia played its first international match after gaining independence in a friendly. He has been a member of the national team on and off throughout his career and earned 53 caps scored 6 goals [1]. Shahgeldyan was elected twice as the Armenian Footballer of the Year: in 1993 and 2006.[1] He was the head coach of Mika Yerevan in the 2010 and 2011 seasons of Armenian Premier League.

Club career[edit]

At age 16, Armen was in Ararat Yerevan, the color he protected for six years. As part of Ararat, the club won the Armenian Premier League twice in 1993 and 1995 and the Armenian Cup thrice in 1993, 1994, 1995, as well as Shahgeldyan was voted the Armenian Footballer of the Year in 1993.

In 1996, the transition took place in the camp of a rival of the time, to whom was Cilicia, then known as Pyunik Yerevan. Here Armen spent only one season, during which he became the 1996–97 Armenian Premier League champion and 1996–97 Armenian Cup and 1997 Armenian Supercup finalist.

The next two seasons he spent abroad, try his hand at Ukrainian and Israeli championships,[2] but neither the first nor the second show itself could not. Followed after the first return to his homeland. In 1998, he played for FC Yerevan, which included the 1998 Armenian Premier League bronze medalist and 1998 Armenian Cup finalist. At the end of the Armenian Premier League, he receives an offer from a Swiss club Lausanne Sports, which is contracting. For three seasons, he played for the club. Shahgeldyan appeared in 26 games and scored 6 goals. The situation was similar in Dynamo Moscow, where over half of the season Shahgeldyan appeared on the field just twice.

In 2001, the second return home occurred for Shahgeldyan. Armen was home to Mika Yerevan. After crossing, half of the season took place in Cyprus.

In 2004, again in Mika, for which conducts a full season, playing in 21 games and scoring 12 goals in them (5th place in the season). At the end of the year was the last departure to a foreign club, Al Ahed, where spent the beginning of the season and then once again moved to the Mika. The last two and a half seasons of his playing career spent in the Ashtarak club, which included two Armenian Cup in 2005, 2006 and one Armenian Supercup in 2006 and recognized as the Armenian Footballer of the Year for a second time in 2006 and the best forward in 2005.

International career[edit]

Armen debuted in the Armenia national football team first team in 1992. It was the first match of the team since the independence of Armenia. The match was a friendly against the national team of Moldova, and ended with a score of a zero tie. From now until the end of his playing career in 2007, Armen constantly received calls in the national team. During this time, he played in 53 games, 8th place or all time, and scored 6 goals, 7th place or all time.

Coaching career[edit]

Shahgeldyan graduated from the high school of coaches in Moscow. Since 2008, the head of FC Mika-2. In the first 2010 Armenian Premier League match of the season, the club was fined 50,000 drams marked "For constant interference in the match referee from the head coach," Mickey-2 "while playing his charges with Shirak FC-2."[3] Due to the unsatisfactory results of Mika, head coach Armen Adamyan left. In the place the head coach took Armen Shahgeldyan.[4] With the advent Shahgeldyan, results changed. The team often began the trick, but it was not enough to win medals. The new season again entrusted Shahgeldyan. The team was periodically thrown to the side. Therefore, the team managed to win the Cup after a long period. However, the results of the championship outweighed Cups to Shahgeldyan and he had to leave. On the occasion of the removal of the head coach of Mika from office, the vacancy was offered Markarova.[5]

Personal life[edit]

He has a son, Andranik, who is also a football player.[6] Andranik played for FC Mika in the first team as a forward during the time Armen was head coach. After the departure of his father as head coach, he went to Ulisses FC for the end of the season.

National team statistics[edit]

Armenia national team
Year Apps Goals
1992 1 0
1993 0 0
1994 3 0
1995 6 2
1996 2 0
1997 1 0
1998 4 0
1999 8 2
2000 5 0
2001 4 0
2002 1 1
2003 1 0
2004 3 1
2005 5 0
2006 4 0
2007 5 0
Total 53 6

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 May 1995 Armenia  Macedonia 2-2 Draw 1996 ECQ
2. 6 August 1995 Macedonia  Macedonia 2-1 Win 1996 ECQ
3. 8 September 1999 Armenia  France 2-3 Loss 2000 ECQ
4. 9 October 1999 Andorra  Andorra 3-0 Win 2000 ECQ
5. 7 June 2002 Andorra  Andorra 2-0 Win Friendly
6. 9 October 2004 Finland  Finland 1-3 Loss 2006 WCQ



Armenia Ararat Yerevan

Armenia Pyunik Yerevan

Armenia FC Yerevan

Armenia Mika Yerevan

Switzerland Lausanne Sports



Armenia Mika


  1. ^ Armen Shahgeldyan is the best, from A1PLUS, retrieved 4 December 2006
  2. ^ "Armen Shahgeldyan" (in Hebrew). Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Армен Шахгельдян мешал арбитру, а табло в «Мике» не работало... (in Russian). Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Армен Шахгельдян возглавил «Мику» (in Russian). Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Маркаров возглавил «Мику» (in Russian). Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Сын Шахгельдяна прошел просмотр в "Црвене Звезде"" (in Armenian). Retrieved 16 March 2013. 

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