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.
|Full name||Karapet Mikaelyan|
|Date of birth||27 September 1969|
|Place of birth||Moscow, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|1988||FC Spartak Moscow|
|1989–1992||FC Amur Komsomolsk-na-Amure||61||(4)|
|1992–1995||FC Zvezda Irkutsk||118||(45)|
|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)|
|2006–2008||FC Nika Moscow||43||(6)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 April 2008
In September 2011, Mikaelyan has been diagnosed with severe heart failure and was in urgent need of heart transplantation. The fans of his former clubs FC Zvezda Irkutsk and FC Krylia Sovetov Samara had raised funds to finance his heart surgery. 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.
|1||9 October 1996||Armenia||Germany||1–5||Loss||1998 WCQ|
|2||8 September 1999||Armenia||France||2–3||Loss||2000 ECQ|
- Sputnik (26 October 2011). "Former Armenia striker Mikaelyan in need of heart transplant". rian.ru.
- Helix Consulting LLC. "Karapet Mikaelyan's fans in Irkutsk raise funds for his operation". tert.am.
- Հայաստանի հավաքականի նախկին ֆուտբոլիստ Կարապետ Միքայելյանը սրտի վիրահատության է ենթարկվել (in Armenian). sport.news.am. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
- Karapet Mikaelyan – K League stats at kleague.com (in Korean)
- Karapet Mikaelyan at National-Football-Teams.com