Date of birth: 1 November 1944
Coaching career: Club Sol de América, Club Olímpia, Club Cerro Porteño, Paraguay (twice), Club Universitario de Deportes, Club Sporting Cristal, Ionikos FC, Panathinaikos FC, Iraklis FC, Club Libertad, Cruz Azul FC, Club Universidad de Chile, Danubio FC, Peru, Greece
• A youth player but never a professional, Markarián studied at university and was working at a fuel distribution company in his native Uruguay when, aged 30, he decided on a new direction.
• He began his football coaching career with the Sol de América B team in 1974. It would be nine years before he got his first professional contract, in Paraguay with Club Olímpia.
• Won four league titles in Paraguay (two each with Club Olímpia and Club Libertad), two in Peru (Universitario de Deportes and Sporting Cristal) and the Apertura championship in Chile (Universidad de Chile).
• Moved to Greece in 1998 for a season at Ionikos. Returned in December 2001 to take charge of Panathinaikos, guiding the Greens to back-to-back quarter-finals in Europe – the 2001/02 UEFA Champions League and 2002/03 UEFA Cup.
• Under Markarián, Paraguay (1992–93, 1999–2002) and Peru (2010–13) both achieved their highest FIFA rankings. That success and his knowledge of local football prompted his appointment as Greece coach in February 2015, Markarián tasked with salvaging their UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying bid.
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