Wartan Ghazarian

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Vartan Ghazarian
Personal information
Full name Vartan Ghazarian
Date of birth (1969-10-01) 1 October 1969 (age 47)
Place of birth Beirut, Lebanon
Playing position Striker
Youth career
–1995 Homenetmen Beirut
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1999 Homenetmen Beirut ?? (??)
2000–2002 Hekmeh FC ?? (??)
2002–2009 Homenetmen Beirut ?? (??)
2005–2007 Hekmeh FC (loan) ?? (??)
National team
1993–2001 Lebanon ?? (19)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 May 2008.

Vartan Ghazarian (born 1 November 1969 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a retired Lebanese-Armenian association football player. He represented the Lebanon national football team from 1993 until 2001. He is a striker.

Vartan had a complicated club career. He started his career at Homenetmen Beirut, stayed there for four years and moved to Hekmeh FC. He spent two years there then moved back to Homenetmen. Then he went on a two-year loan to Al-Hekmé and returned to Homenetmen Beirut.

Vartan Ghazarian is the leading goal scorer in the history of the Lebanon national team with a record of 19 goals (4 in World Cup qualifiers, 3 in Asian Cup qualifiers, 12 in friendlies). His record was later broken by Roda Antar, after Roda scored his 20th goal in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Laos.

On 16 November 2008, during Round 6 of the Lebanese Football League, at the age of 39 years, Vartan scored his 130th goal in the Lebanese first division against Tadamon Tyre, becoming officially the highest all-time scorer in the history of Lebanese football. Some officials do not recognize the 12 goals he scored in the 2000-2001 season which was canceled. However, his remaining recognized goals equal Fadi Alloush's total of 118 goals.

His first goal in the Lebanese league came on 23 January 1993 when he scored the second goal for Homentmen against Tadamon Tyre in the 54th minute. Few years ago, he returned to his original country, Armenia, where he currently lives.

International careers[edit]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 16 January 1996 Beirut, Lebanon  Cyprus 1–0 Won Friendly
2. 11 February 1996 Beirut, Lebanon  Ecuador 1-0 Won Friendly
3. 26 May 1996 Asgabat, Turkmenistan  Turkmenistan 1–0 Won 1996 AFC Asian Cup qualification
4. 9 June 1996 Beirut, Lebanon  Kuwait 3–5 Loss 1996 AFC Asian Cup qualification
5. 9 June 1996 Beirut, Lebanon  Kuwait 3–5 Loss 1996 AFC Asian Cup qualification
6. 5 September 1996 Beirut, Lebanon  Oman 1–2 Loss Friendly
7. 8 September 1996 Beirut, Lebanon  Oman 2–1 Won Friendly
8. 8 September 1996 Beirut, Lebanon  Oman 2–1 Won Friendly
9. 9 October 1996 Beirut, Lebanon  New Zealand 1–1 Draw Friendly
10. 5 December 1996 Beirut, Lebanon  Georgia 4–2 Won Friendly
11. 8 December 1996 Beirut, Lebanon  Georgia 3–2 Won Friendly
12. 12 January 1997 Beirut, Lebanon  Algeria 2–2 Draw Friendly
13. 19 March 1997 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  United Arab Emirates 1-2 Loss Friendly
14. 27 April 1997 Beirut, Lebanon  Libya 2-0 Won Friendly
15. 23 February 2000 Tripoli, Lebanon  Jordan 1-1 Draw Friendly
16. 26 May 2001 Bangkok, Thailand  Pakistan 8-1 Won 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
17. 26 May 2001 Bangkok, Thailand  Pakistan 8-1 Won 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
18. 28 May 2001 Bangkok, Thailand  Sri Lanka 5-0 Won 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
19. 30 May 2001 Bangkok, Thailand  Thailand 2-2 Draw 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
Correct as of 21 January 2017[1]

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