Karapet Mikaelyan

Karapet Mikaelyan (Armenian: Կարապետ Միքայելյան, born 27 September 1969) is a former Russian-born Armenian football striker. Karapet was also a member of Armenia national team, participated in 20 international matches and scored 2 goals since his debut on 5 October 1996, in away match against Northern Ireland.

Karapet Mikaelyan
Personal information
Full name Karapet Mikaelyan
Date of birth (1969-09-27) 27 September 1969 (age 51)
Place of birth Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
retired
Youth career
1988 FC Spartak Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1992 FC Amur Komsomolsk-na-Amure 61 (4)
1992–1995 FC Zvezda Irkutsk 118 (45)
1996 FC Sokol-Saratov 38 (20)
1997 Bucheon SK 9 (1)
1998 FC Sokol-Saratov 9 (1)
1998 FC Gazovik-Gazprom Izhevsk 12 (3)
1999–2000 FC Krylia Sovetov Samara 37 (10)
2000 Hapoel Kfar Saba 11 (0)
2001 FC Nika Moscow 22 (7)
2002 FC KUZBASS Kemerovo 25 (14)
2003 FC Dynamo Stavropol 16 (2)
2003–2004 FC Lukoil Chelyabinsk 52 (12)
2005 FC Nika Moscow 27 (11)
2006 FC Chita 16 (2)
2006–2008 FC Nika Moscow 43 (6)
Total 502 (138 )
National team
1996–1999 Armenia 20 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 April 2008

Health problemsEdit

In September 2011, Mikaelyan has been diagnosed with severe heart failure and was in urgent need of heart transplantation.[1] The fans of his former clubs FC Zvezda Irkutsk and FC Krylia Sovetov Samara had raised funds to finance his heart surgery.[2] However, the president of Armenian Football Federation Ruben Hayrapetyan has announced that the heart operation will be financed through his federation.

Mikaelyan underwent heart surgery on 14 March 2013. The Union of Football Players and Coaches of Russia was raising money for Mikayelyan's surgery since 25 February. The 935,000 rubles (approx. $30,487)-worth surgery went successfully. FC Krylia Sovetov and the Football Federation of Armenia were among those that had provided financial support to Karapet Mikaelyan.[3]

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 9 October 1996 Armenia   Germany 1–5 Loss 1998 WCQ
2 8 September 1999 Armenia   France 2–3 Loss 2000 ECQ

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sputnik (26 October 2011). "Former Armenia striker Mikaelyan in need of heart transplant". rian.ru.
  2. ^ Helix Consulting LLC. "Karapet Mikaelyan's fans in Irkutsk raise funds for his operation". tert.am.
  3. ^ Հայաստանի հավաքականի նախկին ֆուտբոլիստ Կարապետ Միքայելյանը սրտի վիրահատության է ենթարկվել (in Armenian). sport.news.am. Retrieved 15 March 2013.

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