|Full name Karen R. Muradyan|
Weight 77 kg
Height 1.82 m
|Playing position |
Role Football player
Place of birth Gyumri, Armenia
Name Karen Muradyan
Date joined 2011
|Date of birth (1992-11-01) 1 November 1992 (age 23)|
Current teams Alashkert FC (#19 / Midfielder), Armenia national football team (Midfielder)
Karen Muradyan 15/16 highlights
Karen Muradyan (Armenian: Կարեն Մուրադյան, born 1 November 1992 in Gyumri) is an Armenian football player who currently plays midfielder for the Armenian national team and for Armenian Premier League club Alashkert FC.
Karen Muradyan was born in Gyumri. At one year of age, he and his parents moved to Russia. Karen started watching football on TV. He liked the sport more and more and wanted to become a football player when he was 7 years old. Two years later, he went to the first football school of CYSS Mytischi. In youth football, he changed three teams, the last of which was the team SDYUSHOR Labor Reserves. With performances in the team in 2008, Muradyan joined a team in Moscow and took second place in the Russian National Football League.
Muradyan moved back to his home Gyumri and met with the breeders of the club Shirak Gyumri. After that, Muradyan invited to play and he was later awarded with a contract. Muradyan debuted on July 24, 2011, in a game against the guest Mika Yerevan. Muradyan entered the field in the first team and played until the 60th minute, when he was replaced by Arman Margaryan. But the debut was overshadowed by the crushing defeat of Gyumri team 1:4. His Armenian Cup debut came on the draw for next season. On November 20, 2011, Shirak had a home game against Banants Yerevan, which they won with a minimal victory 2-1. Muradyan came off the bench in the 73rd minute of the match, replacing Grachev Mnatsakanyan. In the same drawing, Shirak reached the final, beating Dilijan Impulse 1-0. Muradyan played the entire match and won the 2011–12 Armenian Cup tournament medals.
Muradyan made his debut for the Armenia national football team on February 5, 2013 in a friendly match in Valence, France against Luxembourg.
Updated to games played as of 2 July 2013.