Armenian football legend Hovhannes Zanazanyan passed away aged 68

Armenian football legend, captain of “Ararat-73” Hovhanness Zanazanyan passed away on October 4 after a long illness.

Hovhanness Zanazanyan’s public funeral will take place at St. Hovhannes Church in Kond from 6-8 p.m. today.

A commission to organize Zanazanyan’s funeral has been established upon the instruction of Ruben Hayrapetyan, President of the Football Federation of Armenia.

Zanazanyan was born in Athens on December 10, 1946. He became Champion of USSR in 1973 as he led the legendary “Ararat.” The team also won the USSR Cup in 1973 and 1975.

Hovhanness Zanazanyan won the bronze with the Soviet team at 1972 Olympics.

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