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Andranik Eskandarian

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Full nameAndranik Eskandarian
Place of birthTehran, Iran
Height1.75 m
Playing positionCentre back

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Andranik Eskandarian (Armenian: , ; born 31 December 1951) is an Armenian Iranian-American footballer. He played as a defender for the F.C. Ararat Tehran, Taj F.C. 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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