Vardan Minasyan

  • Date of birth : 05/01/1974
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Armenia Armenia
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Vardan Minasyan

Vardan Minasyan
Armenia coach Vardan Minasyan ©90rope

Vardan Minasyan


Date of birth: 5 January 1974
Nationality: Armenian
Playing career: FC Ararat Yerevan, FC Homenetmen Yerevan, FC Pyunik (twice), FC Lokomotiv St. Petersburg
Coaching career: Armenia, FC Pyunik

• A forceful midfielder, he spent the bulk of his playing career with Pyunik (formerly FC Homenetmen Yerevan), winning six Armenian championships with the club in two spells (1992-97 and 2001-03).

• Capped 17 times by Armenia between 1996 and 2003.

• Began coaching career as an assistant both with Pyunik and Armenia; stood in as joint-caretaker for the latter following coach Ian Porterfield's death in September 2007 and was in sole charge for the country's final two UEFA EURO 2008 qualifiers.

• Assistant coach since 2005, he took sole command at Pyunik in May 2008 and led the club to eighth successive Armenian championship; stretched sequence to nine in his first full season at the helm in 2009 and also secured the domestic double with victory in the Armenian Cup.

• After previous experience with national team as caretaker, assistant and Under-21 coach, he was handed head role in April 2009 (in addition to his day job with Pyunik), replacing Dane Jan Børge Poulsen. Led Armenia to their only 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying win – 2-1 at home to Belgium – five months later.

Last updated: 09/09/10 15.41CET

General info

  • Name: Vardan Minasyan
  • Date of birth: 05/01/1974
  • Country: Armenia
  • Team: Armenia (Armenia ARM)

  • Current campaign
  • UEFA European Football Championship 2010/12
  • Friendlies 2010/12

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: Under-19 (Second qualifying round)
    19/05/04: Germany 5-0 Armenia
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (First qualifying round)
    13/07/04: Pobeda 1-3 Pyunik

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Armenia U-215104
Armenia U-193003

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Last updated: 16/10/2013 03:35 CET