Henrikh Mkhitaryan - Armenia's Best Footballer in History

Henrikh Mkhitaryan - Armenia's Best Footballer in History

Birthplace, first steps, teams, and transfers

With hopes in their hearts but without real preconditions, the Armenian football fans hardly hoped that their best player would be born before the USSR decayed. However, the capital of Armenia, Yerevan, became the birthplace of the future world football beast - Henrikh Mkhitaryan. It happened on January 21, 1989, two years before the gaining independence of the country. His father, Hamlet, was a prominent player at the local level and played mostly in Armenia but was playing for the American national team. But Mkhitaryan junior went another way - played mostly outside Armenia but helped his ethnic, national team.

After four domestic titles with Pyunik, Mkhitaryan went to the Ukrainian club Metalurg Donetsk in 2009 and only in a season joined Shakhtar from the same city for $6.5 million. There, Henrikh played in the Champions League and won three doubles in Ukraine, which allowed the club to sell him to Borussia Dortmund with a fee of more than $30 million. In that years, a tactical football prediction concerning Mkhitaryan was simple - the attacking midfielder would definitely score or give an assist in a game. Even in the Bundesliga, the Armenian attacking midfielder continued showing his scoring and assisting potential and became one of the key players in Dortmund.

The stability of Henrikh attracted the attention of Manchester United, who paid for his transfer of over $46 million in 2016. However, he wasn't so good at Old Trafford, so he became part of the deal when Sanchez went from Arsenal to United, while Mkhitaryan went the reverse root in 2018. However, the real power the Armenian showed only after joining AS Roma in 2019 (9+5 in the first season, 13+11 in the second, and 5+6 in the third). In summer 2022, Mkhitaryan joined another Italian club, Internazionale.

Stats, records, and jersey number

Mkhitaryan was especially effective when he played for Shakhtar Donetsk, scoring crucial 25 goals in 29 games in the season 2012-2013, which became his last one, not in the top leagues. The best of his season, however, should be regarded as 2015-2016, when he won the assist race in Bundesliga with 20 assists, adding 11 goals as well. Overall, even Melbet bonus rules are not so impressive as the results of Henrikh, who scored 172 goals and assisted 135 times in 575 games at the club level, adding 32 goals in 95 games for Armenia.

Personal life: girlfriend, net worth, and non-football activity

Mkhitaryan is a married guy who found his spouse long ago but came united officially only in 2019. Her name is Betty Vardanyan, and the Armenian family now has only one child - a son who was called after Henrikh's father, Hamlet. It's a bit weird to see that some sources are sure that Mkhitaryan's net worth is only $4 million. It looks strange as his salary in England was more than $10 million per year. So, we'll suppose that his real net worth is close to $40 million rather than $4M.

Latest news and rumors

The latest rumors concerning Mkhitaryan were in the summer of 2022, when his contract with Roma came to an end. As the head coach of the capital club is Jose Mourinho (they have had a conflict since cooperation in Manchester United in 2018), there were almost no variants for Henrikh to continue playing in Rome. So, the guys who used the promo code for Betwinner easily won the wager that Mkhitaryan would leave AS Roma. It was confirmed soon when the Armenian midfielder signed a deal with Internazionale.

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