Andranik Eskandarian

آندرانیک اسکندریان

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(Wikipedia) - Andranik Eskandarian Andranik Eskandarian Personal information Full name Date of birth Place of birth Height Playing position Senior career* Years 1968–1970 1970–1972 1972–1978 1978–1984 1984–1985 1986–1987 1989–1990 National team 1975–1978
Andranik Eskandarian
(1951-12-31) 31 December 1951 (age 62)
Tehran, Iran
1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Centre back
Team Apps† (Gls)†
Poolad Tehran
Ararat Tehran
New York Cosmos 142 (0)
New York Cosmos (indoor) 29 (1)
New York Express (indoor) 14 (0)
New Jersey Eagles
Iran 29 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Andranik Eskandarian (Armenian: Անդրանիկ Իսքանտարեան, born 31 December 1951) 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 league in 1975 and reached the second place in 1974. Further he won the Hazfi Cup in 1977.

Eskandarian was a member of the Iranian team winning the Asia Cup 1976 in Tehran and reaching the quarterfinals of the Olympic Tournament in Montreal in 1976. He also played for Iran in the 1978 World Cup.

Soon after that, he moved to America to play for the highest-profile team in the country, the New York Cosmos, beginning in the 1979 season. After the Cosmos folded in 1984, Eskandarian played for the New York Express during its half-season in the Major Indoor Soccer League. From 1989 through 1990, he played for the New Jersey Eagles of the American Soccer League.

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    • 2.2 National
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He is the father of former Major League Soccer player Alecko Eskandarian. Eskandarian became a United States citizen in 1984 and now owns and operates two sporting goods stores in New Jersey.

Honours ClubTaj
  • Iranian Football League: 1974–75
  • Hazfi Cup: 1976–77
New York Cosmos
  • North American Soccer League: 1978, 1980, 1982

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