Armen Shahgeldyan Named Best Soccer Player

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armen Shahgeldyan was named Armenia’s Soccer Player of the Year for the second time having first landed the award while at FC Ararat Yerevan 13 years ago. The experienced striker, who has scored eight times in 48 international appearances for Armenia, got 14 goals in 26 domestic appearances this season. The 33-year-old, who was also Armenia’s Player of the Year in 1993, received 191 points in the poll organized by the Football Federation of Armenia in which coaches, club presidents, referees and football writers all had a vote. Pyunik defender Robert Arzumanyan came second with 161 points while third-placed FC Banants midfielder Samvel Melkonyan earned 101 points./

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