Zhora Hovhannisyan

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Zhora Hovhannisyan
Personal information
Full name Zhora Hovhannisyan
Date of birth (1987-04-16) 16 April 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Yerevan, Soviet Union
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Free Agent
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Pyunik Yerevan 25 (4)
2004–2007 Olympiacos 0 (0)
2004–2005 Egaleo (loan) 0 (0)
2005–2006 Chaidari (loan) 5 (0)
2006–2007 Agios Dimitrios (loan) 15 (1[2])
2007–2008 Agios Dimitrios 17 (0)
2008 Doxa Kranoula 10 (0)
2009–2010 A.O.Kymi F.C. 30 (0)
2010 Saturn Ramenskoye 0 (0)
2012–2013 Lokomotiv Tashkent 21 (5)
2013–2014 Pakhtakor Tashkent 12 (3)
National team
2005–2006 Armenia U-19 14 (4)
2007–2009 Armenia U-21 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Zhora Hovhannisyan (Armenian: Ժորա Հովհաննիսյան, born 16 April 1987 in Yerevan) is an Armenian football.

Club career[edit]

Hovhannisyan played for FC Pyunik before switching in July 2004 to Greek team Olympiacos.[1] In January 2008, he moved on loan from Olympiacos to Greek Beta Ethniki club Agios Dimitrios.[3] Hovhannisyan joined Doxa Kranoula in July 2008 and, in January 2009, moved to A.O. Kymis, which participates in the local amateur league of Euboea (division 1). In 2010, Zhora joined the now disbanded Russian club Saturn Moscow Oblast. Soon afterward, he joined Lokomotiv Tashkent which was coached by his father Khoren Hovhannisyan. Zhora Hovhannisyan had been announced the best foreign player of Uzbekistan in 2012.[4] Later, in the year of 2013, he signed with most successful Uzbek club, Pakhtakor Tashkent, and was given the #10 jersey.[5] He was included in the roster of Pakhtakor for the 2013 season of the AFC Champions League.[6] Hovhannisyan scored his first goal for Pakhtakor in a home 2-0 victory over Neftchi FK.[7]

International career[edit]

Hovhannisyan is a former member of the Armenia U-19 junior team and Armenia U-21 youth team. He has not been called to the Armenia national football team yet because of the national team's already strong attacking midfield, according to head coach Vardan Minasyan. Minasyan said he will always keep him under their spotlight and that it's possible he will be invited to the national team in future.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Zhora's father is former Soviet footballer Khoren Hovhannisyan, ex-president of Armenia's FC Pyunik team and the Golden Player of Armenia recipient of the UEFA Jubilee Awards.[9]


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