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Famous Athletes from Armenia

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List of famous athletes from Armenia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Armenia has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Armenian athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Armenia and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Armenia then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list below has everything from Andranik Eskandarian to Hovhannes Goharyan.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Armenian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Armenia?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Armenia in order to get more information about each one.
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Andre Agassi
Andre Kirk Agassi is an American retired professional tennis player and former World No. 1, who was one of the game's most dominant players from the early 1990s to the mid-2000s. Generally ...more
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Anna Vladimirovna Chicherova is a Russian high jumper of Armenian origin. She was the gold medalist at the 2012 London Olympics and the 2011 World Championships in Athletics and won a bronze ...more
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David Pablo Nalbandian is a retired Argentine professional tennis player and former World No. 3. He was runner-up at the 2002 Wimbledon Championships and the winner of the Tennis Masters Cup in ...more
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Vakhtang "Vic" Darchinyan is an Armenian professional boxer. He is a three-division world champion, having won eight titles in three different weight classes. He is a former IBF ...more
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Susianna "Susi" Levonovna Kentikian is an German-Armenian professional boxer now residing in Germany. She was born in Yerevan, Armenian SSR, but she left the country with her family at ...more
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FC Spartak Nizhny Novgorod
Andrey Akopyants is an Uzbekistani football midfielder of Armenian descent. He last played for Neftchi Farg'ona.
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FC Atyrau
Albert Sarkisyan is a retired Armenian football midfielder. Albert was a member of the Armenia national team, participated in 33 international matches and scored 3 goals since his debut in away ...more
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ŁKS Łódź
Vahan Gevorgyan is an Armenian-born Polish footballer who plays for ?.
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Ani-Matilda Serebrakian is an alpine skier from Armenia. She competed for Armenia at the 2010 Winter Olympics. She competed in two events. She was disqualified in one and did not complete the
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FC MIKA
Ara Hakobyan is an Armenian football player who played striker for the Armenia national team and participated in 42 international matches and scored 7 goals since his debut in a home friendly ...more
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Kristine Khachatryan is a Cross Country Skier.
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Andranik Eskandarian is an Iranian-Armenian footballer. He played as a defender for the F.C. Ararat Tehran, Taj SC and New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League. He won the Iranian ...more
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Anastasia Yuryevna Grebenkina is a former competitive ice dancer. She is best known for her partnership with Vazgen Azrojan with whom she represented Armenia at the 2006 Winter Olympics and won ...more
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Igor Ter-Ovanesyan
Igor Aramovich Ter-Ovanesyan is a retired Soviet athlete and coach in long jumping. He is a five-time Olympian and two-time Olympic medalist in the long jump. Ter-Ovanesyan was awarded the ...more
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Armen Nazaryan is an Armenian Greco-Roman wrestler who later represented Bulgaria. Nazaryan is a six-time European Champion, a three-time World Champion and a two-time Olympic Champion. He was ...more
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Chivas USA
Alecko Eskandarian is an American former soccer player of Armenian-Iranian descent. He is the assistant coach for New York Cosmos and head coach for their reserve team, New York Cosmos B.
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FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is an Armenian footballer who plays as a midfielder for German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and the Armenia national football team. Mkhitaryan is Armenia's all-time top ...more
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Nikita Pavlovich Simonyan is a former Soviet football striker and coach of Armenian descent. He is the current Soviet and Russian football functionary First Vice-President of the Russian ...more
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Biurakn Hakhverdian
Biurakn Hakhverdian is a Dutch water polo player who represents the Dutch national team in international competitions. She is of Iranian Armenian descent. Hakhverdian was born in Leiden, where ...more
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Real Salt Lake
Yura Movsisyan is an Armenian football player who currently plays forward for the Armenian national team and for Spartak Moscow in the Russian Premier League.
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FC Ararat Yerevan
Arkady Andreasyan is a Soviet former football player of Armenian origin. He is vice-president and manager of Ararat at present. He played for Ararat Yerevan in 1973 when Ararat won the Soviet ...more
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HFC Haarlem
Edgar Manucharyan is an Armenian football player who currently plays forward for the Armenian national team and for Russian Premier League club Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast. He has notably played for ...more
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Adam Basil is a former Australian track and field athlete, specialising in 100m and 4x100 m relay. Basil joined the Australian Institute of Sport in 2000. He represented Australia at the 1999 ...more
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Khoren Oganesian, also known as Khoren Hovhannisyan, is a former Armenian and Soviet football player who played midfielder and current manager and coach. He was awarded the Master of Sport of ...more
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Norair Aslanyan FC Zwolle
Norair Aslanyan is an Armenian international footballer who plays as a winger for Dutch club Almere City, on loan from Willem II. He formerly played for FC Groningen, SC Veendam, SC Cambuur, FC ...more