|Full name||Arminas Narbekovas|
|Date of birth||28 January 1965|
|Place of birth||Gargždai, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|1996–1998||VfB Admira Wacker Mödling||50||(9)|
|1998–1999||FCN St. Pölten|
|1999–2000||VfB Admira Wacker Mödling||20||(4)|
|2003–2004||White Star Brigittenau||11||(2)|
|1988||Soviet Union Olympic||7||(2)|
|2007–2009||SV Donau Langlebarn|
|2009–2012||FK Banga Gargždai|
|2010–||Lithuania (assistant coach)|
|2012||FK Spartaks Jūrmala|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Arminas Narbekovas (born 28 January 1965 in Gargždai) is a former Lithuanian football player. In 2003, he was selected by UEFA as his country's Golden Player, the greatest player of the past 50 years.
Narbekovas made his debut in 1983 with Žalgiris Vilnius, Lithuania's sole representative in the Soviet Top League, at the age of 18. In 1987, he finished second in league scoring with 16 goals while leading his club to a third-place finish, their best in history. Zalgiris would then participate in the UEFA Cup for the first time, losing to Austria Vienna. Austria would become Narbekovas' destination after Lithuanian players were allowed to move abroad. Arminas moved there in 1990 after a short stint with Lokomotiv Moscow, since Lithuania was not a part of UEFA yet and players from its clubs were not permitted to transfer. Narbekovas would spend the rest of his club career in Austria, with Austria Vienna until 1995 and then with Admira Wacker and a number of other lower division clubs.
Although he never received a FIFA-sanctioned cap for the USSR national team, he did play for them, and win the Gold Medal, at the 1988 Summer Olympics. Narbekovas scored two goals in the tournament, including an extra time one in the semifinals against Italy, helping the Soviets to a 3–2 victory. Also, he represented USSR in 1987 Summer Universiade. Arminas first played for Lithuania in its first ever game as a newly independent country, on 27 May 1990 against Georgia, and scored the first goal in the 2–2 tie. Unfortunately, injuries limited his career to just 13 caps and four goals for his country.
- Olympic champion : Gold Medal
- Soviet Top League bronze:
- Austrian Football Bundesliga champion (3):
- 90/91 91/92 92/93
- Austrian Cup winner (2):
- 91/92 93/94
- Summer Universiade:
- Lithuanian Player of the Year: 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988
- UEFA Jubilee Awards Lithuanian Golden Player representative
- Summer Universiade: 1987 top scorer
Lithuania national football team
|1.||27 May 1990||Dinamo Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia||Georgia||2–2||Draw||Friendly|
|2.||28 April 1992||Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland||Northern Ireland||2–2||Draw||1994 World Cup qualifier|
|3.||25 May 1994||Bazaly Stadium, Ostrava, Czech Republic||Czech Republic||5–3||Loss||Friendly|
|4.||9 October 1996||Žalgiris Stadium, Vilnius, Lithuania||Liechtenstein||2–1||Win||1998 World Cup qualifier|
|Correct as of 1 December 2014|
Soviet Union Olympic football team
|1.||22 September 1988||Seoul||USA||0-2||2-4 Win||Football at the 1988 Summer Olympics|
|2.||27 September 1988||Seoul||Italy||2-1||3-2 Win||Football at the 1988 Summer Olympics|
Narbekovas was named Lithuania's footballer of the year four times, from 1985 to 1988. In November 2003, to celebrate UEFA's jubilee, he was selected by the Lithuanian Football Federation as the country's Golden Player – the greatest player of the last 50 years.
- "Golden Players take centre stage". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 29 November 2003. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
- Austria Wien Career
- Arminas packt aus Archived 10 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine
- "Österreich ist Litauen mehr als zehn Jahre voraus"
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-13.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- Football PLAYER: Arminas Narbekovas
- UEFA.com - Lithuania's Golden Player[permanent dead link]
- Golden Players take centre stage Archived 19 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- Arminas Narbekovas at National-Football-Teams.com