Attacking midfielder for Columbus Crew Lucas Zelarayán, 29, will play for the Armenia national team, the press service of the Football Federation of Armenia reports.
Zelarayán will join the team during the training session to be held in October.
"I have made a very important decision for me - to play for Armenian national team. It wasn't a decision made in one day, it was a well-thought step. I have spoken to the FFA president Armen Melikbekyan and the national team head coach Joaquin Caparros during the last year. They represented the program of the federation to me.
I knew about my Armenian roots, but I haven't had close relations with Armenian community in Argentina. That's why I needed a time to make this important decision. After discussing everything with my family in September I made a decision to join Armenian national team. Now I am excited about it. I am aware of the big goals this team wants to achieve and I am ready to do my best to make this happen. I am happy to join Armenian national team during this important period and I hope to make new achievement with the national team," Zelarayán said.
Lucas Zelarayán was born in Cordoba in 1992.
He started his football career in Belgrano, playing there from 2012 to 2015. From 2016 to 2020 he played in UNAL Tigres. He joined his current team - Columbus Crew in January, 2020.