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Medal record
Men's Basketball
Competitor for the  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Silver Tokyo 1964 Team Competition
European Championship
Gold USSR 1953 Soviet Union
Gold Yugoslavia 1961 Soviet Union
Gold Poland 1963 Soviet Union
Gold USSR 1965 Soviet Union

Armenak Alachachian (Russian: Арменак Алачачян, born December 25, 1930 in Alexandria, Egypt) is a retired Armenian basketball player. A creative point guard, he reached European stardom with CSKA Moscow and the Soviet Union national team.

His great understanding of the game helped CSKA lift its first Euroleague title in 1961. He would add a second title in 1963 and reached another final in 1965 before retiring. Aleksandar Gomelsky, at the time CSKA's sports director, assigned him at the coach position in the late 60's and Alachachian led the Reds to the 1969 Euroleague title, thus becoming the first man to lift the trophy as both a player and a coach.

Soviet National Team

As a player of the Soviet national team Alachachian won four gold medals at the 1953, 1961, 1963 and 1965 European championships as well as a silver medal at the 1964 Olympic basketball tournament.

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