Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Personal information
Full name Henrikh Hamleti Mkhitaryan
Date of birth 21 January 1989 (1989-01-21) (age 31)
Place of birth    Yerevan, Flag of Armenia Armenia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Flag of Italy Roma
Number 77
Youth clubs
1995–2006 Flag of Armenia FC Pyunik
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
Flag of Armenia FC Pyunik
Flag of Ukraine Metalurh Donetsk
Flag of Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
Germany Borussia Dortmund
England Manchester United
England Arsenal
Flag of ItalyRoma (loan)
Flag of Italy Roma
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037 0(12)
072 0(38)
090 0(23)
039 00(5)
039 00(8)
022 00(9)
National team
Flag of Armenia Armenia U17
Flag of Armenia Armenia U19
Flag of Armenia Armenia U21
Flag of Armenia Armenia
013 00(9)
086 0(29)

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (born 21 January 1989) is an Armenian professional footballer who plays for Serie A club Roma and captains the Armenian national team.

Mkhitaryan plays mainly as an attacking midfielder, but can also be deployed as a wide midfielder. Born in Yerevan, Mkhitaryan began his senior career at local club Pyunik, and was instrumental in the side's success in domestic competition, winning four successive Armenian Premier League titles and an Armenian Cup. His success caught the attention of Ukrainian side Metalurh Donetsk, where he remained for a singular season before transferring to perennial Ukrainian Premier League champions and city rivals Shakhtar Donetsk in 2010, for a fee of €6.1 million.

During his time at Shakhtar, Mkhitaryan became renowned for his goalscoring prowess and footballing intelligence, and gained comparisons to Zinedine Zidane. Mkhitaryan would register a goal involvement every 0.75 games at Shakhtar, including a league record goal scoring total of 25 in 2012–13, while also being named Ukrainian Premier League Footballer of the Year. After achieving a domestic double in three of his four seasons in Shakhtar, his exploits in Ukraine eventually attracted Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, who signed the player after protracted negotiations for a club-record fee of €27.5 million, Nmaking him the most expensive Armenian player of all time.

In Germany, Mkhitaryan established himself as one of the best midfielders in Europe, with his creative and goalscoring abilities firing Dortmund to a DFL-Supercup in 2014. During the following campaign, he registered the most number of assists in the Bundesliga, with 15, which ranked him second for the most in Europe. However, after again featuring as a runner-up in the Bundesliga, Mkhitaryan relocated to England to join Manchester United in a deal worth £30 million (€34.3 million), becoming the first Armenian to play in the Premier League. Mkhitaryan's debut season saw him win the FA Community Shield, while also scoring the winner as United attained their first UEFA Europa League title. Mkhitaryan stayed a season and a half in Manchester, before lukewarm form and disillusionment with the club's footballing philosophy led him to sign for rivals Arsenal in a deal in 2018.

Mkhitaryan has been a member of the senior side in his native country since 2007. He is Armenia's all-time top goalscorer, scoring 27 goals in 83 international matches, as well as registering their first hat-trick. He has been named Armenian Footballer of the Year seven times, being awarded the distinction every year since 2009 (with the exception of 2010). He was voted the CIS Footballer of the Year for 2012, making him the first Armenian footballer to be named the best player from post-Soviet countries. He received the award again for 2013.



Pyunik Yerevan
Shakhtar Donetsk

Borussia Dortmund

Manchester United

External links

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A.S. Roma squad - 2020–21

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