Khoren Oganesian

Midfielder, Football player

1955 –


Who is Khoren Oganesian?

Khoren Oganesian, also known as Khoren Hovhannisyan, is a former Armenian and Soviet football player who played midfielder and current manager and coach. He was awarded the Master of Sport of the USSR, International Class title in 1976.

Hovhannisyan was a member of the USSR national football team and mostly played at the club level for Soviet Top League and Armenian Premier League club Ararat Yerevan. He is widely considered a legend of Ararat and Armenian football in general. In official games of the USSR championships, Hovhannisyan had 295 matches and scored 93 goals for Ararat. His number of scored goals is a record of the USSR in Armenian football. In November 2003, to celebrate UEFA's Jubilee, he was selected as the Golden Player of Armenia by the Football Federation of Armenia as the most outstanding player of the past 50 years.

In a survey taken in 2005 by the Football Federation of Armenia, Hovhannisyan was chosen as the best player of Armenia in 20th century. On May 28, 2010, on the occasion of the Armenian Republic Day, a number of prominent figures of different areas were honored. For his contribution to the Fatherland Order of the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, the law on State Awards, the highest award of the country, were given to Hovhannisyan, who was awarded the Khorenatsi medal.

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Jan 10, 1955
  • Armenia
  • Soviet Union
Lived in
  • Yerevan

on July 23, 2013


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