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Andranik Eskandarian
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Personal information
Full name Andranik Eskandarian
Date of birth December 31, 1951 (1951-12-31) (age 58)
Place of birth    Tehran, Iran
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2+12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Retired
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1970-1972
1972-1979
1979-1984
1984-1985
1986-1987
1989-1990
F.C. Ararat Tehran
Taj
New York Cosmos
New York Cosmos (indoor)
New York Express (indoor)
New Jersey Eagles


142 (0)
029 (1)   
National team
1975-1978 Iran 29 (0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Andranik Eskandarian (Armenian: Անդրանիկ Իսքանտարեան, born December 31, 1951) is an Iranian American football (soccer) player of Armenian descent, who played defender for the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League.

Eskandarian 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 of the Major Indoor Soccer League for a few years. From 1989 through 1990, he played for the New Jersey Eagles of the American Soccer League.[1]

He is the father of current 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.[2] .

References

  1. ^ New Jersey Eagles Team Roster, 1989 and New Jersey Eagles Team Roster, 1990
  2. ^ Backline:Eski: 'We brought soccer to this country' by Will Kuhns for Soccer America April 30, 2001

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Andranik Eskandarian
Personal information
Full name Andranik Eskandarian
Date of birth 31 December 1951 (1951-12-31) (age 59)
Place of birth    Tehran, Iran
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2+12 in)
Playing position Defender (retired)
Senior clubs
Years Club
1970
1972-1978
1979-1984
Ararat Tehran
Taj
New York Cosmos
National team
1975-1978 Iran

Andranik Eskandarian (born 31 December 1951) is a former Iranian football player. He has played for Iran national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
United StatesLeague
1979New York CosmosNASL140
1980260
1981290
1982220
1983280
1984230
CountryUnited States 1420
Total 1420

International career statistics

Iran national team
YearAppsGoals
1975
197690
1977110
197850
Total

References


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