Rafayel Nazaryan is the new head coach of Armenian U-21 team
Rafayel Nazaryan is the new head coach of Armenian U-21 team

Rafayel Nazaryan appointed as Armenian U-21 tean head coach. Mher Mirumyan, Gevorg Poghosyan, Aram Bareghamyan will be assistant coaches, while Nikolay Sargsyan will be the goalkeepers coach.


"It's a big responsibility to take charge of Armenian U-21 team. I have already worked in the team of this age and I know all the positive sides and difficulties of this job. The matches against Sweden and Iceland is a good opportunity to see the players, which will form the U-21 team in the next qualifying round in action. I work with most of them in CSKA. All the candidates both, from Armenia and abroad will always be under our spotlight. I am sure we'll have a very good team",-Rafayel Nazaryan said to the FFA official site.


Rafayel Nazaryan was born in Yerevan on March 26, 1975. He played in these clubs during his playing career:


FC Ararat Yerevan – 1993-1998

FC Erebuni Yerevan – 1998-1999

FC Spartak Yerevan – 1999-2000

FC Araks Ararat – 2000

FC Zvartnots Yerevan – 2000-2001

FC Pyunik Yerevan – 2001

MIKA Ashtarak – 2001-2002

FC Pyunik Yerevan – 2002

FC Banants Yerevan – 2002-2004

FC Pyunik Yerevan – 2004

FC Darida (Belarus) – 2004-2006

FC Pyunik Yerevan – 2006-2008

FC Ulisses Yerevan – 2008-2009


Rafayel Nazaryan  has already been in charge of Armenian U-21 team. That period (2011-2013) was the most successful in Armenian U-21 team history. During UEFA EURO U-21 2013 qualifying round Armenian U-21 team won 4 times, recorded 3 draws, and lost just one match. Our team was the second in the same group with Czech Republic, Wales, Montenegro, and Andorra.


History of his managerial career:


Armenian National team – Assistant coach (2011-2013)

FC Banants Yerevan – Head coach (2011-2012)

Armenian U-21 team – Head coach (2011-2013)

FC Tobol (Kazakhstan) – Assistant coach(2014-2015)

FC Artsakh Yerevan – Head coach (2018-2019)

FC Banants Yerevan – Director of youth development (2019)

Armenian U-19 team – Head coach (2019-2020)

BKMA Yerevan – 2019  -


VBET Armenian Premier League

N Teams GP Pts
1. Sevan 0 0
2. CSKA 0 0
3. Urartu 0 0
4. Noravank 0 0
5. Noah 0 0
6. Van 0 0
7. FC Ararat 0 0
8. FC Pyunik 0 0
9. Ararat-Armenia 0 0
10. FC Alashkert 0 0