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Armenian football mourns Nikolay Ghazaryan

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The first president of the Football Federation of Armenia passed away yesterday aged 76.

Recognised as one of his country’s greatest footballers, Ghazaryan spent his playing career as a striker with Yerevan-based FC Ararat, making his debut in 1969. He would go on to score 67 goals in 295 appearances. In 1973, the club won the USSR league championship and cup, and were league runners-up in 1971 and 1976. On the international stage, Ghazaryan represented the USSR at both youth and Olympic levels.

Ghazaryan was a founding member of the Football Federation of Armenia, and served as president from 1992 to 1994. In 2013 he was awarded the Services to the Motherland medal in recognition of his lifelong dedication to developing football and promoting sporting culture.

UEFA would like to express its condolences to Nikolay Ghazaryan's family and the Armenian football community.