11:18  +04,  May 7, 2020

Discovering young talents: Barca Academy Moscow’s Armenian ex-pupil (PHOTOS)

By Samvel Sukiasyan

NEWS.am Sport continues presenting the young Armenian football players who play abroad, but dream of playing for the Armenian national team one day.

Midfielder Arman Manukyan, 12, who spent several years at Barca Academy Moscow, plays for the Chertanovo football academy of Russia.

"Arman was born in Moscow, started playing football at the age of 6," his father, Hayk Manukyan, told NEWS.am Sport. "My son started his [football] career at the Lider club in 2014, and a year later he was named the best midfielder of the Megasphere Autumn Cup tournament.

In 2016, Arman trained at the Yerevan Football Academy.

In 2017, he moved to Barca Academy Moscow, where he played under Jordi Gratacos. Arman has participated in a number of international tournaments—in Dubai, Valencia. His assist at the Audi Cup tournament was recognized as the best.

In the summer of 2018, my son participated in the Summer Cup Armenia tournament.

In April of last year, Arman participated in the Barca Academy International Tournament in Catalonia as part of Barca Academy Moscow, in which Karen's team took the 5th place among 52 teams.

Then Arman moved to the Chertanovo Academy, where he plays in the position of a playmaker.
My son, who will turn 13 this month, is looking forward to an invitation from the national youth team of Armenia; it will be a great honor for our family.”

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