Aghvan Papikyan

Aghvan Papikyan (Armenian: Աղվան Պապիկյանը, born 8 February 1994) is an Armenian football winger who plays for Ararat Yerevan. He was also a member of the Armenian national team.

Aghvan Papikyan
Personal information
Full name Aghvan Papikyan
Date of birth (1994-02-08) 8 February 1994 (age 27)
Place of birth Łódź, Poland
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Winger[1]
Club information
Current team
Ararat Yerevan
Number 7
Youth career
2005–2011 ŁKS Łódź
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 ŁKS Łódź 15 (0)
2013–2014 Spartak Moscow 0 (0)
2013–2014FC Pyunik (loan) 18 (4)
2014–2015 Ulisses FC 19 (2)
2015–2017 GKS Bełchatów 37 (6)
2017 Raków Częstochowa 15 (1)
2018–2019 Olimpia Grudziądz 28 (8)
2019–2020 Chojniczanka Chojnice 25 (3)
2020 Alashkert 1 (0)
2020– Ararat Yerevan 5 (1)
National team
2010–2011 Armenia U-17 3 (1)
2011 Armenia U-19 9 (2)
2012 Armenia U-21 17 (1)
2013– Armenia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 October 2020

Club careerEdit

Aghvan was a pupil of the football academy ŁKS Łódź. He completed the stages of the club academy along with his older brother Volodya.[2] In 2011, he was included in the first team. Papikyan played 8 matches in total for Łódź.

In February 2013, he transferred to Spartak Moscow.[3]

On 4 September 2020, less than a month after joining FC Alashkert, he moved to Ararat Yerevan.[4]

International careerEdit

Aghvan Papikyan has played for the junior and youth teams of Armenia. He has stated, "I play for the Armenia because that's where my roots are from and I feel Armenian." Papikyan had no desire to join the Polish national football team and couldn't anyway due to citizenship issues, but said he still "feels something towards Poland."[2]

After a match between the Armenia U-21 and Armenia national teams on 21 March 2013, Papikyan was among three youth players chosen by the Football Federation of Armenia to join the senior team.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Aghvan is the son of Armenian former football player and current football manager Arsen Papikyan and also has a one-year older brother Volodya who played midfielder for ŁKS Łódź with Aghvan. His parents and brother were born in Armenia and decided to work and live to Poland, where Aghvan was born one year later. Although born in Poland, he does not hold Polish citizenship and never did, only temporary citizenship.[2][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Aghvan Papikyan at WorldFootball.net
  2. ^ a b c "Interview with Aghvan Papikyan, Polish-born Armenian". Poland Soccer Blog. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Aghwan Papikjan wypożyczony do Spartaka" (in Polish). 90minut.pl. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Աղվան Պապիկյանի առաջին հարցազրույցը որպես «Արարատի» ֆուտբոլիստ" [Aghvan Papikyan's first interview as a footballer of Ararat] (in Armenian). FC Ararat Yerevan. 4 September 2020.
  5. ^ Աղվան Պապիկյանը, Տարոն Ոսկանյանը եւ Դավիթ Հակոբյանն` ազգային հավաքականում (in Armenian). sport.news.am. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
  6. ^ Walczyk, Jerzy; Łagiewski, Jakub (2011-09-16). "Ekstraklasa. Piłkarz ŁKS nie chce grać w reprezentacji Polski" [Ekstraklasa: LKS player does not wish to play for the Polish national team] (in Polish). sport.pl. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.

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