Soccer Legend Nikolay Ghazaryan Dies

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YEREVAN (Public Radio of Armenia) — Armenian football (soccer) legend Nikolay Ghazaryan died at age 76, the Football Federation of Armenia announced on December 19.

Օn October 10, 2013, he was awarded the 1st degree medal “For Services to the Motherland” for his significant contribution to the development of Armenian football and brilliant achievements․ In 1973, he became the champion and cup winner of the USSR as part of Yerevan “Ararat” team and in 1971 and 1976 he became a silver medalist with the club.

He played 295 games for Ararat, scoring 67 goals. He was part of youth and Olympic teams of the USSR. From 1992, he was a founding member of the newly created Football Federation of the Republic of Armenia, the first president of the federation until 1994.

 

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