Garnik Mehrabian

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Garnik Mehrabian
Personal information
Full name Garnik Mehrabian
Place of birth Tehran, Iran
Position(s) Midfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1963 Taj
National team
Teams managed
1963–1973 Ararat Tehran
1973–1978 Iran U-20
1975–1978 Iran (assistant)
1978–1980 Machine Sazi
1980–1982 U.A.E. (assistant)
1982–1983 Ras Al-Khaima Club
1982–1983 Dibba Al-Hisn
2007– Pyunik Los Angeles
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 February 2012
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 February 2012

Garnik Mehrabian is a retired Iranian Armenian football player and coach of Los Angeles-based amateur side Pyunik F.C.[1]

Managerial career[edit]

After retiring from professional football, Mehrabian received a coaching position from Iranian Armenian club Ararat Tehran F.C. His success at the club earned Mehrabian the opportunity to coach both the Iran national under-20 football team and Iran national football team.[2]

Upon being released from his duties in 1978, Mehrabian began a short stint with Machine Sazi in Tabriz. This opportunity revitalized his coaching career, bringing him to the attention of the United Arab Emirates Football Association, becoming the coach of the nation's team in 1980.[3]

Mehrabian currently resides in Glendale, California. He is the director of his own soccer academy and is the coach of amateur side Pyunik Los Angeles.[4][5]


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