11:11  +04,  May 1, 2020

Discovering young talents: The Balayan Brothers from Belgium (PHOTOS)

By Samvel Sukiasyan

NEWS.am Sport presents young Armenian football players playing abroad and wishing to play for the national team of Armenia in the future.

Meet the Balayan brothers play - Edik, Emil, and Arthur - from Belgium.

Edik Balayan was born in September 2000 in Mechelen. He plays in the center and on the attack flanks.

When he was 5-year-old, he started playing football at the K.R.C Mechelen school. In 2015, he moved to KSK Heist, where until 2017 he played in U15 and U16 teams.

In 2017, Edik moved to the Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, playing in the elite division of the championship U17. In the same year, he was invited to the youth team of Armenia U18, taking part in friendlies with Belarus. According to him, this challenge was a great pride for his family.

In 2018, Edik moved to Beerschot Wilrijk and trained with the second team. He was twice invited to the youth national squad of Armenia U19 but was unable to join the team due to injuries, having also missed the final stage of the European Championship in Yerevan U19. However, Edik was at home these days and supported teammates.

At the moment, Edik is in search of a new club and is waiting for an answer from several teams.

Edik's younger brothers also play football. 12-year-old striker Emil Balayan has been playing for K.R.C Mechelen since he was 5 years old, and 18-year-old midfielder Arthur Balayan represents KFC Duffel.


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