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Zaven Badoyan

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Zaven Badoyan
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-12-22) 22 December 1989 (age 32)
Place of birth Yerevan, Soviet Union
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 88
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Kilikia Yerevan 40 (2)
2008–2009 Gandzasar Kapan 20 (1)
2010–2011 Impuls 54 (12)
2012–2013 BATE Borisov 16 (1)
2014 Gomel 29 (3)
2015 Pyunik 12 (10)
2015–2016 Banants 22 (6)
2017–2018 Alashkert 10 (3)
2018 Shabab Al Sahel
2018–2021 Ararat Yerevan 65 (8)
2021– Van 11 (4)
National team
2010–2011 Armenia U-21 3 (0)
2011–2016 Armenia 6 (1)
2019– Western Armenia 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 December 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 June 2019

Zaven Badoyan (Armenian: Զավեն Բադոյան, born 22 December 1989) is an Armenian football player who currently plays winger for the Armenian national team and for Van.

Club career

Zaven Badoyan was born in Yerevan. He is a graduate of the local school FIMA. But he first tried his hand at several other sports, and eventually decided to pursue a football career. At 6 years of age he went to football school FIMA, where his first coach was Levon Barseghyan.[1] At 16 years old, he was playing in the professional Armenian Premier League. In 2006, he signed a contract with Kilikia Yerevan advocated by over two seasons. In 2008, while serving in the Army, he played for Gandzasar Kapan, which came in third place at the 2008 Armenian Premier League and was the first medal of Badoyan's career. In January 2010, was meeting with Impuls Dilijan, which subsequently entered into a contract.[2] Badoyan become a major player in the team after spending 27 games out of a possible 28, the same number achieved by Arthur Petrosyan and Avetik Kirakosyan (captain).[3] In December 2011, Badoyan made a 4-year contract with the Belarusian club BATE Borisov.[4] With Badoyan as a member, the club has won the 2012 Belarusian Premier League and 2013 Belarusian Super Cup.

International career

In late April 2010, he was summoned to the youth Armenia U-21 national team of Armenia,[5] and on 20 May of the same year he made his debut in the junior youth team against Estonia.[6]

In 2011, Badoyan had come to the attention of the coaching staff of the Armenia national football team. It was because of his progression in Impuls Dilijan. Before the game in St. Petersburg, head coach Vardan Minasyan included Badoyan in his list for the upcoming match against Russia.[7] However, Badoyan was not chosen for this game day to play. Badoyan's debut took place on 10 August in a game against the Lithuania.[8][9] In May 2016, Badoyan scored his first international goal, the seventh in a 7-1 friendly win against Guatemala.

International goals

As of match played 28 May 2016. Armenia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Badoyan goal.[10]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 28 May 2016 StubHub Center, Los Angeles, United States 6  Guatemala 7–1 7–1 Friendly

Personal life

His favourite championship is La Liga, favourite club is Barcelona, favourite player is Lionel Messi and favourite coach is Pep Guardiola.[citation needed]



Gandzasar Kapan

BATE Borisov


  1. ^ Завен Бадоян: сейчас моя главная задача – попасть в национальную сборную (in Russian). Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Импульс" проявлет активность (in Russian). Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  3. ^ Рекордное число игроков за сезон в составе "Импульса" (in Russian). Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  4. ^ Футбол. Завен Бадоян заключил контракт с БАТЭ (in Russian). Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  5. ^ В сборные приглашены только местные футболисты (in Russian). Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  6. ^ "20.05.10 Эстония 2 - 3 Армения" (in Russian). Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  7. ^ Минасян опубликовал состав сборной Армении: Агван Мкртчян - вновь в первой команде (in Russian). Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  8. ^ "Сборная Армении крупно проиграла литовцам (VIDEO)" (in Russian). Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  9. ^ Протокол матча Литвы – Армения (in Russian). Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  10. ^ Zaven Badoyan at Soccerway
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