Hrayr Mkoyan (Armenian: Հրայր Մկոյան, born 2 September 1986) is an Armenian football player who currently plays defender for the Armenian national team and Armenian Premier League side FC Ararat Yerevan.
|Full name||Hrayr Mkoyan|
|Date of birth||2 September 1986|
|Place of birth||Leninakan, Armenian SSR|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2007–2008||→ Ararat Yerevan (loan)||47||(0)|
|2009||→ Ulisses (loan)||27||(3)|
|2012–2013||→ Budějovice (loan)||7||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 May 2021|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 September 2019 (UTC)
Hrayr Mkoyan spent his youth career at Shirak Gyumri. He debuted for the first team at 18 years of age. In 2007, Mkoyan attracted breeders from Ararat Yerevan. For two seasons at the Yerevan team, Hrayr spent 47 meetings. Normal performance for the club prevented a permanent objective and subjective pressure on Ararat.
In 2009, Mkoyan moved on loan to the capital club Ulisses Yerevan, with whom he won third place in the 2009 Armenian Premier League. However, after the lease agreement, Hrayr left Ulisses and signed a two-year contract with Mika Yerevan.
On 22 December 2009, at the headquarters of the Football Federation of Armenia ceremony of awarding the players of last season took place, during which the winner of the award Armenian Footballer of the Year in 2009 was declared. Based on the voting, Hrayr took second place, losing the title to Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
On 12 January 2012, Mkoyan signed an agreement with the semi-annual club Spartak Nalchik. According to the agreement, if the Spartak will retain a place in the Russian Premier League, the contract will be extended for two years. Otherwise Hrayr leave the club in the status of a free agent. Spartak took the last place in the First Division, and fell to the Russian National Football League, and Mkoyan became a free agent.
In June, it was reported Mkoyan return to his native club Shirak Gyumri. Mkoyan himself did not refuse such an opportunity, if any. The parties were clearly set to work, and in the middle of the month the contract flock signature of both parties. Mkoyan officially returned to the location of the club where his career began, and the club returned to the existing experienced players to participate not only in the domestic competition, but also in European competition. The agreement is designed for six months.
Loan to DynamoEdit
On 9 February 2013, Mkoyan tried out for Czech club Dynamo České Budějovice. He joined the club two days later. According to head coach Miroslav Soukup, "Mkoyan made a good impression in a short time, and I think he will make our team stronger." A contract valid until the end of next season was signed.
On 30 January 2018, Mkoyan returned to his native club FC Shirak, signing a six-month contract.
Since 2009, he plays for the Armenia national football team. Mkoyan debuted on 9 September 2009, in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Belgium. The match took place in the Yerevan Republican Stadium and ended 2–1 in victory of the Armenian national team.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|Shirak||2004||Armenian Premier League||3||0||-||0[a]||0||-||3||0|
|Ararat Yerevan (loan)||2007||Armenian Premier League||23||0||-||2[b]||0||-||25||0|
|Ulisses (loan)||2009||Armenian Premier League||27||3||-||0||0||-||27||3|
|Mika||2010||Armenian Premier League||24||1||3||0||-||2[c]||0||-||29||1|
|Spartak Nalchik||2011–12||Russian Premier League||1||0||0||0||—||—||—||1||0|
|Shirak||2012–13||Armenian Premier League||18||1||0||0||—||4[c]||0||—||22||1|
|Dynamo České Budějovice (loan)||2012–13||Czech First League||7||1||0||0||—||—||—||7||1|
|Gandzasar Kapan||2013–14||Armenian Premier League||11||0||1||0||—||0[c]||0||—||12||0|
|Shirak||2013–14||Armenian Premier League||13||0||0||0||—||0[d]||0||0[e]||0||13||0|
|Esteghlal||2014–15||Persian Gulf Pro League||23||0||0||0||-||-||-||23||0|
|Shirak||2017–18||Armenian Premier League||14||0||2||0||—||0[c]||0||0[e]||0||16||0|
|Ararat-Armenia||2018–19||Armenian Premier League||3||1||0||0||—||—||—||3||1|
|Alashkert||2018–19||Armenian Premier League||13||0||3||1||—||0[d]||0||0[e]||0||16||1|
|Shirak||2019–20||Armenian Premier League||19||0||0||0||—||—||—||19||0|
|Ararat Yerevan||2020–21||Armenian Premier League||15||0||5||0||—||—||—||20||0|
- As of match played 13 October 2018
- As of goal scored on 13 June 2015
- Scores and results list Armenia's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Armenia goal.
|1||13 June 2015||Republican Stadium, Yerevan, Armenia||Portugal||2–3||2–3||UEFA Euro 2016 qualification|
- А судьи кто? (in Russian). Sergey Margaryan, vestikavkaza.ru. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
- Грайр Мкоян: в любой момент готов помочь нашей национальной сборной (in Russian). Suren Manukyan, ArmFootball.com. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
- "Генрих Мхитарян – лучший футболист Армении 2009 годa" (in Russian). ArmFootball.com. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
- Грайр Мкоян заключил контракт со "Спартаком" (in Russian). armsport.am. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
- Грайр Мкоян вернулся в "Ширак" (in Russian). armsport.am. Archived from the original on 28 November 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
- Հայաստանի հավաքականի պաշտպանը փորձաշրջան է անցնում չեխական ակումբում (in Armenian). sport.news.am. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
- Հրայր Մկոյանը չեխական "Դինամոյում" կխաղա մինչեւ հաջորդ մրցաշրջանի ավարտը (in Armenian). sport.news.am. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
- "Հրայր Մկոյանը' "Ալաշկերտի" ֆուտբոլիստ". fcalashkert.am (in Armenian). FC Alashkert. 24 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
- "ՔՐԻՍՏԻԱՆ ԽԻՄԵՆԵՍԸ ԵՎ ՀՐԱՅՐ ՄԿՈՅԱՆԸ ՀԱՄԱԼՐԵՑԻՆ ԱՐԱՐԱՏԸ". facebook.com/ (in Armenian). FC Ararat Yerevan Facebook. 28 July 2020. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
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