Khoren Oganesyan: all the most interesting about the legend of Soviet football and the national pride of Armenia
Khoren Oganesyan is a real legend of the Armenianfootball. This man was born in 1955 in Yerevan, since childhood he started to take a great interest in this sport, choosing for himself the position of a midfielder. He has an interesting biography and career, so it's worth telling about it in more detail.
Beginning of football activity
Khoren Oganesyan was born and raised in a sports family. His father was a weight lifter and a deserved trainer of the Armenian SSR. Mom was a professional gymnast. The elder brother of Khoren was engaged in football, and the younger decided to follow in the footsteps of his father and became a master of sports on the bar.
Khoren Oganesyan left the ordinary yardfootball. But his success was good. For example, at the age of 14 in 1969, he won the All-Union tournament of the yard teams "Leather Ball", playing at that time for the team "Ani". Then he, by the way, scored one of the goals in the final.
Then the sportsman went to a sports school, andwhen he graduated from it, he submitted documents to the Institute of National Economy, specializing in state planning. When he studied, he was invited to speak for the USSR youth team. Coach Evgeny Lyadin saw the potential in the young player. He also wrote a recommendation to Khoren to the leadership of "Ararat". After that, the player was taken to the team's double. This was in 1973. For a double player played for two years.
Way to success
His debut official match for FC "Ararat"Khoren Oganesyan held in 1975 on March 19. It was a game that took place in the ¼ finals of the Champions Cup. And the opponent was more than serious - the Munich "Bavaria". The match ended with a minimal victory with the score 1: 0 in favor of the Armenian club. Then Khoren came on the field already in the championship of the USSR - against the "Dnieper". Then the Armenian team won with a score of 3: 0.
Footballer showed obvious success. He scored a lot, had a good command of the ball, was pretty technical. And in 1975 he won the USSR Cup. The following year, he won with the team second place, and then won in the European Youth Championship.
The skill of the young talented football player wasrepresentatives of the national team. Of course, he was invited to the squad. There he began performing since 1979. In 1982, even participated in the World Cup and scored a magnificent goal for the Belgian team. But his career finished quickly - in 1984, having played 34 games and having issued 6 goals.
In 1985 Oganesyan Khoren left Ararat because ofdisagreements with management. Almost two years did not go on the field, but then agreed to play for the Yerevan "Iskra", and since 1989 he played for "Pakhtakor". Throughout his career Oganesyan Khoren scored 93 goals and played 305 matches. And he was listed five times by 33 best players of the season.
In 1991, Oganesyan Horen began to try himself inrole of coach. He led the Simferopol "Tavria". Officially, the post of head coach was occupied by Anatoly Zayayev, but Oganesyan was involved in the whole process.
But then the USSR fell apart, and Horen returned toArmenia, where he decided to found a club. He was called the "Armenian General Sports Union". Despite the fact that at that time Khoren was already a veteran of football, he decided to continue to go on the field. And in the first season he takes the team to the final and becomes the champion of Armenia.
Then he moved to Lebanon and began to lead the club"Omenetmen". In the first season brought the team to fifth place, and in the next - to the third. Then he returned to Armenia and began to lead his own team, which at that time changed the name to "Pyunik". Khoren Oganesyan is a football player with a lot of experience and strength, by that time he was already at the age, but he played for the team, thus becoming a playing coach. In the first season, his club won a gold double, and in the second - champion gold. But by the end of the 90's things did not go very smoothly, and Oganesyan decided to leave the team.
Khoren Oganesyan is a football player with an amazing career. He achieved really great success in this sport. Together with "Ararat" he became a silver medalist of the USSR Championship and the USSR Cup winner. With "Cilicia" won the Armenian Championship (twice, in 1992 and 1996) and the Cup of the country. Five times was in the list of the best footballers of the season, and in 1975 was recognized as the best debutant of the year. In 1982, and did receive the prize "For the most beautiful goal of the season."
Also Oganesyan Khoren, photo of which is provided above, is the champion of Europe-1976 among youth teams. He also won bronze at the Olympic Games, held in 1980.
In 2005, Khoren was recognized as the best footballer of Armenia of the twentieth century. Well, as you can see, this is really a great personality and true national pride of Armenia.