|Full name||Joaquín Antonio Boghossián|
|Date of birth||19 June 1987|
|Place of birth||Montevideo, Uruguay|
|Height||1.97 m (6 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
|Current club||Cerlce Brugge|
|2009–2010||→ Newell's Old Boys (loan)||34||(17)|
|2010–||Red Bull Salzburg||26||(2)|
|2011–2012||→ Nacional (loan)||18||(5)|
|2013–||→ Cercle Brugge (loan)||6||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 October 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).
Joaquín Boghossián (born 19 June 1987) is an Uruguayan-Armenian football player who currently plays forward for Belgian Pro League club Cercle Brugge on loan from Red Bull Salzburg. He formerly played for the Uruguay U-20 team.
He began his career at Club Cerro. In 2005, he debuted in the first division and four years later, due to his great talent and goalscoring ability, he moved to Argentina. In the Uruguayan league, he scored 23 goals in 55 matches and helped "Club Cerro" to qualification in the next Copa Libertadores, becoming the top scorer.
In 2009, he joined Newell's Old Boys. In the 2009 Argentinian Apertura, he scored 11 goals in 18 matches, becoming the team's top goalscorer and one of the best strikers in the championship. Newell's fought against Banfield for the championship until the very last round, with a disappointing 0–2 home defeat to San Lorenzo in the final match.
Despite it being only his first season in Argentina, the Uruguayan striker won the love of the fans. His outstanding aerial game and his excellent goalscoring record made Boghossián recognised by fans as a replacement to their last top goalscorer: Oscar "Tacuara" Cardozo.
In the summer of 2010, after his spell on loan in Newell's Old Boys, Boghossián was transferred to Red Bull Salzburg, the defending champion of the Austrian Bundesliga, where he signed a four-year contract. However, for the season held in Salzburg, Boghossián showed no activity, which was present at a performance in the previous club. In 18 matches, he scored only one goal. Therefore, the leadership of the club decided to send the player on rent.
Boghossián's services were interested in clubs such as Paraguayan club Club Olimpia, Uruguayan club Nacional and Greek club PAOK. Later, information from a number of Uruguayan media reported that the player will soon be joining PAOK. The club reportedly offered 350,000 euros and a one-year contract with the continuation of the wages that Boghossian received from Red Bull. The information was incorrect, however, and Boghossián was loaned to Nacional, where he was on the end of the season 2011–12. In January 2013, he was put on loan for six months to Cercle Brugge.
Boghossián played for Uruguay U-20 youth team in the Sudamericano of 2007. He has yet to play for the national team of Uruguay. While facing strong competition in Diego Forlán, Luis Suárez and Edinson Cavani, Boghossian could well be the next striker for Uruguay. According to him, if the head coach of Uruguay did not call him to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, he will play for the national team of Armenia. However, it was later revealed that he had tried to sway the coach of Uruguay, and he is not going to play for Armenia.
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