Joaquín Boghossian

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Joaquín Boghossián
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Personal information
Full name Joaquín Antonio Boghossián Lorenzo
Date of birth (1987-06-19) 19 June 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Arsenal de Sarandí
Number 34
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Cerro 25 (7)
2006–2007 Progreso 4 (0)
2007–2010 Cerro 55 (23)
2009–2010 Newell's Old Boys (loan) 34 (17)
2010–2013 Red Bull Salzburg 18 (1)
2011–2012 Nacional (loan) 14 (5)
2013 Cercle Brugge (loan) 6 (1)
2013–2014 Quilmes 24 (2)
2014–2015 Defensor Sporting 5 (1)
2015– Cerro 23 (4)
2016– Arsenal de Sarandí (loan) 1 (1)
National team
2007 Uruguay U-20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 February 2016.

Joaquín Boghossián (born 19 June 1987) is an Uruguayan-Armenian football player who currently plays forward for Arsenal de Sarandí. He formerly played for the Uruguay U-20 team.

Early life[edit]

Joaquin was born in Montevideo on 19 June 1987 to an Armenian father and a Spanish mother.[1]

Club career[edit]

He began his career at Club Cerro. In 2005, he debuted in the first division and four years later, due to his great talent and goalscoring ability, he moved to Argentina. In the Uruguayan league, he scored 23 goals in 55 matches and helped "Club Cerro" to qualification in the next Copa Libertadores, becoming the top scorer.

In 2009, he joined Newell's Old Boys. In the 2009 Argentinian Apertura, he scored 11 goals in 18 matches, becoming the team's top goalscorer and one of the best strikers in the championship. Newell's fought against Banfield for the championship until the very last round, with a disappointing 0–2 home defeat to San Lorenzo in the final match.

Despite it being only his first season in Argentina, the Uruguayan striker won the love of the fans. His outstanding aerial game and his excellent goalscoring record made Boghossián recognised by fans as a replacement to their last top goalscorer: Oscar "Tacuara" Cardozo.

In the summer of 2010, after his spell on loan in Newell's Old Boys, Boghossián was transferred to Red Bull Salzburg, the defending champion of the Austrian Bundesliga, where he signed a four-year contract. However, for the season held in Salzburg, Boghossián showed no activity, which was present at a performance in the previous club. In 18 matches, he scored only one goal. Therefore, the leadership of the club decided to send the player on rent.[2]

Boghossián's services were interested in clubs such as Paraguayan club Club Olimpia, Uruguayan club Nacional and Greek club PAOK.[3] Later, information from a number of Uruguayan media reported that the player will soon be joining PAOK. The club reportedly offered 350,000 euros and a one-year contract with the continuation of the wages that Boghossian received from Red Bull.[4] The information was incorrect, however, and Boghossián was loaned to Nacional,[5] where he was on the end of the season 2011–12. In January 2013, he was put on loan for six months to Cercle Brugge.

International career[edit]

Boghossián played for Uruguay U-20 youth team in the Sudamericano of 2007. He has yet to play for the national team of Uruguay. While facing strong competition in Diego Forlán, Luis Suárez and Edinson Cavani, Boghossian could well be the next striker for Uruguay. According to him, if the head coach of Uruguay did not call him to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, he will play for the national team of Armenia. However, it was later revealed that he had tried to sway the coach of Uruguay, and he is not going to play for Armenia.[6]

Honours[edit]

Nacional

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Antonio Joaquin Boghossian: The Next Armenian Superstar?". The Armenian Weekly. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Богоссян расстанется с Зальцбургом (in Russian). armsport.am. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Хоакин Богоссян на пороге выбора (in Russian). armsport.am. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "350.000 за Богоссяна" (in Russian). armsport.am. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Хоакин Богоссян возвращается в Уругвай (in Russian). armsport.am. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Joaquin Boghossian not convoked at Uruguayan national team". armnews.com. Retrieved 11 October 2010. 

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