Hrayr Mkoyan

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Hrayr Mkoyan
Hrayr Mkoyan.jpg
Personal information
Full name Hrayr Hovhannesi Mkoyan
Date of birth (1986-09-02) 2 September 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Leninakan, Armenian SSR
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Esteghlal
Number 15
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2009 Shirak Gyumri 38 (2)
2007–2008 Ararat Yerevan (loan) 47 (0)
2009–2010 Ulisses Yerevan (loan) 27 (3)
2010–2011 Mika Yerevan 47 (2)
2012 Spartak Nalchik 1 (0)
2012–2013 Shirak Gyumri 18 (1)
2012–2013 Budějovice (loan) 7 (1)
2013–2014 Gandzasar Kapan 11 (0)
2013–2014 Shirak Gyumri 13 (0)
2014– Esteghlal 63 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Armenia U21 7 (0)
2009– Armenia 40 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:00, 7 September 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Hrayr Mkoyan (Armenian: Հրայր Մկոյան, born 2 September 1986 in Leninakan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union) is an Armenian football player who currently plays defender for the Armenian national team and for Persian Gulf Pro League club Esteghlal.

Club career[edit]

Ararat Yerevan[edit]

Hrayr Mkoyan spent his youth career at Shirak Gyumri. He debuted for the first team at 18 years of age. In 2007, Mkoyan attracted breeders from Ararat Yerevan. For two seasons at the Yerevan team, Hrayr spent 47 meetings. Normal performance for the club prevented a permanent objective and subjective pressure on Ararat.[1]

Ulisses[edit]

In 2009, Mkoyan moved on loan to the capital club Ulisses Yerevan, with whom he won third place in the 2009 Armenian Premier League. However, after the lease agreement, Hrayr left Ulisses and signed a two-year contract with Mika Yerevan.[2]

Mika[edit]

On 22 December 2009, at the headquarters of the Football Federation of Armenia ceremony of awarding the players of last season took place, during which the winner of the award Armenian Footballer of the Year in 2009 was declared. Based on the voting, Hrayr took second place, losing the title to Henrikh Mkhitaryan.[3]

Spartak Nalchik[edit]

On 12 January 2012, Mkoyan signed an agreement with the semi-annual club Spartak Nalchik. According to the agreement, if the Spartak will retain a place in the Russian Premier League, the contract will be extended for two years. Otherwise Hrayr leave the club in the status of a free agent.[4] Spartak took the last place in the First Division, and fell to the Russian National Football League, and Mkoyan became a free agent.

Shirak[edit]

In June, it was reported Mkoyan return to his native club Shirak Gyumri. Mkoyan himself did not refuse such an opportunity, if any. The parties were clearly set to work, and in the middle of the month the contract flock signature of both parties. Mkoyan officially returned to the location of the club where his career began, and the club returned to the existing experienced players to participate not only in the domestic competition, but also in European competition. The agreement is designed for six months.[5]

Loan to Dynamo[edit]

On 9 February 2013, Mkoyan tried out for Czech club Dynamo České Budějovice.[6] He joined the club two days later. According to head coach Miroslav Soukup, "Mkoyan made a good impression in a short time, and I think he will make our team stronger." A contract valid until the end of next season was signed.[7]

Esteghlal[edit]

On 16 June 2014, Mkoyan joined Iran Pro League club Esteghlal. He signed a two-year contract with the club.

Club career statistics[edit]

Last Update 27 February 2017

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2014–15 Esteghlal Iran Pro League 23 0 1 0 - - 24 0
2015–16 26 0 4 0 - - 30 0
2016–17 12 0 4 0 0 0 16 0
Total Iran 61 0 9 0 0 0 54 0
  • Assists
Season Team Assists
16–17 Esteghlal 2

International career[edit]

Mkoyan before Armenia match with Algeria

Between performances for Ararat Yerevan, Mkoyan was involved in the ranks of the youth Armenia U-21 national team, which he played seven games for.

Since 2009, he plays for the Armenia national football team. Mkoyan debuted on 9 September 2009, in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Belgium. The match took place in the Yerevan Republican Stadium and ended 2–1 in victory of the Armenian national team.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Armenia's goal tally first.[8]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 June 2015 Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium, Yerevan, Armenia  Portugal 2–3 2–3 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Armenia Ararat Yerevan

Armenia Ulisses Yerevan

Armenia Mika Yerevan

References[edit]

  1. ^ А судьи кто? (in Russian). Sergey Margaryan, vestikavkaza.ru. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Грайр Мкоян: в любой момент готов помочь нашей национальной сборной (in Russian). Suren Manukyan, ArmFootball.com. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Генрих Мхитарян – лучший футболист Армении 2009 годa" (in Russian). ArmFootball.com. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Грайр Мкоян заключил контракт со «Спартаком» (in Russian). armsport.am. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Грайр Мкоян вернулся в «Ширак» (in Russian). armsport.am. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  6. ^ Հայաստանի հավաքականի պաշտպանը փորձաշրջան է անցնում չեխական ակումբում (in Armenian). sport.news.am. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  7. ^ Հրայր Մկոյանը չեխական «Դինամոյում» կխաղա մինչեւ հաջորդ մրցաշրջանի ավարտը (in Armenian). sport.news.am. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Mkoyan, Hrayr". National Football Teams. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 

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