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    کارو حقوردیان

    (Wikipedia) - Karo Haghverdian Karo Haghverdian Personal information Full name Date of birth Place of birth Height Playing position Youth career 1958-1963 Senior career* Years 1963–1966 1967 1968-1973 National team‡ 1970-1975
    Aziz Karo Haghverdian
    (1945-01-11) 11 January 1945 (age 69)
    Tehran, Iran
    1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
    Gohar F.C.
    Team Apps† (Gls)†
    Ararat Tehran
    Shoa F.C.
    Taj SC
    Iran 23 (2)
    * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 February 2012.

    † Appearances (Goals).

    ‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 February 2012

    Karo Haghverdian (born January 11, 1945) is a retired Iranian Armenian football player.


    Early life

    Haghverdian started playing football at the age of 13 when he joined amateur side Gohar F.C. Under the guidance of coach Areshavi Serkisian, Haghverdian developed into a star player for the team. However, his parents - worried about how his passion for football was affecting his schooling - cautioned Haghverdian to stop playing football and to concentrate on his studies instead.

    Going against his parent''s wishes, Haghverdian continued to play. His performances on the pitch helped his team win several local championships.


    In 1963, Haghverdian was spotted by Ararat Tehran FC coach Garnik Mehrabian. Noticing his talent, Mehrabian immediately signed Haghverdian to a contract for the remainder of the season. Haghverdian continued to play for the team for three seasons, until he was spotted by Taj S.C. manager Zdravko Rajkov. Haghverdian spent 6 seasons with Taj S.C., in where he participated in a record 17 Tehran derby''s against rival Persepolis F.C.


    Haghverdian received 23 caps by the Iranian National Football Team, scoring his only goal in against Pakistan National Football Team in the 1970 RCD Cup. He received his first

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