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Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Facts About Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Celebrated Name Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Age 34 Years Old
Nick Name Henrikh
Birth Name Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Birth Date 1989-01-21
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Place Of Birth Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
Birth Nation Armenian SSR
Nationality Armenian
Ethnicity Polyglot
Religion Christian
Race White
Horoscope Aquarius
Father Hamlet Mkhitaryan
Mother Hamlet Mkhitaryan
Siblings 1
College / University St. Petersburg Institute
Marital Status Married
Spouse Betty Vardanyan
Children 1
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football career
Net Worth $4 million
Salary 9.36 million GBP per year
Height 5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
Weight 75 kg or 165 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark brown
Body Type Athletic
Body Measurement 40-31-14 inches
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Henrikh Mkhitaryan is a versatile Armenian professional footballer who is well known for playing for Serie A club Roma. He made his professional debut in 2006 for Pyunik Yerevan and made his first international appearance for Armenia in 2007. He played for Manchester United from 2016 until 2018 when he joined Arsenal. Previously, from 1995-2006, he played youth soccer for Pyunik Yerevan. Henrikh signed with Borussia Dortmund in 2013. and was named captain of Armenia's national team that same year as well as was voted the CIS Footballer of the Year in 2012 and 2013. He was also a member of the senior side in his native country from 2007 until his international retirement in 2022. Additionally, Henrikh announced his international retirement in March 2022.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan famous for

  • Being an Armenian professional footballer.
  • For playing for Serie A club Roma.

Where is Henrikh Mkhitaryan from?

Henrikh Mkhitaryan was born on 21st January 1989 in Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union. He is Armenian by nationality and Armenian-white by ethnicity. Likewise, his religious belief is in the polyglot religion and his race is white. Henrikh's present age is 33 which he celebrated recently in 2022 and as per his birthdate, his zodiac sign is Aquarius. His father, Hamlet Mkhitaryan was Ex. A professional footballer who died of a brain tumor at 33 and his mother, Marina Taschyan is the Head of the Armenian national team's department in the Armenian Football Federation. He also has one sister named Monica Mkhitaryan.

Moving to Henrikh's education, he achieved a bachelor’s degree from the Institute of Physical Culture in Armenia. Upon his graduation, he enrolled himself at the St. Petersburg Institute from where he majored in economics.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan's football career


  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan kicks off his football career by joining the FC Pyunik youth system in 1995 and received his first salary at the age of 15 after which he made his professional debut in 2006 at the age of 17. He last played for the club in the 2009 season.
  • They won the Armenian Premier League on four occasions (2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009) as well as won the Armenian Supercup twice (2007 and 2009) and the Armenian Cup once (2009) in his four seasons in the Pyunik first team. 
  • Then he joined the Ukrainian Premier League club Metalurh Donetsk due to his success in the 2009 Armenian Premier League at FC Pyunik.

Metalurh Donetsk

  • Henrikh joined Metalurh Donetsk in 2009 and scored a goal on his debut in a 3-0 victory against Belarusian Premier League side FC Partizan Minsk, in the Europa League on 16th July 2009.
  • He made his league debut in a 0-0 draw with Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk on 19th July 2009 and scored the first goal in a 3-0 second leg Europa League win against Slovenian Interblock Ljubljana, winning 5-0 on aggregate.
  • He was named captain of the club on 14th July 2010, at the age of 21, making him the youngest captain in Metalurh Donetsk history, and scored his first goal of the season, an 89th-minute penalty, in a 3-0 victory over Obolon Kyiv on 16th July 2010.
  • On 30th August 2010, he played his final match for the club in a 2-1 win against Dnipro and he played 45 matches for the club, scoring 16 times in total.

Shakhtar Donetsk

  • Mkhitaryan sealed a $7.5 million switch to reigning Premier League champions Shakhtar Donetsk on 30th August 2010 and his debut came on 10th September 2010 in a 1-0 away league defeat to Obolon Kyiv, being replaced after 62 minutes by Eduardo.
  • He made his first appearance in the Ukrainian Cup, netting the second goal in a 6-0 win over Kryvbas, and made his European debut for the club in the Champions League on 28th September 2010 against Sporting Braga winning 3-0.
  • He was voted as the best player of Shakhtar in the 2011-2012 Premier League season with about 38% of the total votes. He scored 11 goals in 37 matches, including 10 goals in 26 league matches.
  • He also played in Shakhtar's 2-0 2012 Super Cup victory over Metalurh Donetsk and in his first match of the 2012-2013 Premier League season, Henrikh scored twice and provided two assists in a 6-0 season-opening victory against Arsenal Kyiv.
  • Mkhitaryan played his 100th game in the Ukrainian Premier League in a match against Chornomorets Odesa on 16th March 2013.
  • He finished the season with 25 league goals, and the attacking midfielder was praised for his technique and dedication.

Borussia Dortmund

  • Borussia Dortmund announced on 8th July 2018 that it was set to sign a four-year deal with Mkhitaryan for €25 million (£21.5 million). Shakhtar and Borussia officially "resolved all the necessary formalities" and agreed on €27.5 million (£23.6 million), making him the most expensive purchase in the club's history.
  • He set up a goal for Marco Reus in the 11th minute and scored his first goal for the club 16 minutes later on his debut in a pre-season friendly against FC Basel on 10th July 2013, helping his side to a 3-1 victory away at St. Jakob-Park.
  • His first Champions League goal for Dortmund came in a 2-1 away win against Arsenal and finished his season with nine goals and ten assists in the Bundesliga and was included in the WhoScored Bundesliga Team of the Season.
  • Henrikh's team finished runner-up in the 2013-2014 Bundesliga, and runner-up in the 2013-2014 DFB-Pokal.
  • The first trophy he won with Dortmund was the 2014 DFL Supercup, scoring the first goal in the 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich.
  • Mkhitaryan scored the final goal of a 7-1 rout of SC Paderborn 07 in the second round of the domestic cup on 28th October 2015 and became one of three goalscorers as Borussia won 3-0 away at Hertha BSC in the semi-final of the DFB-Pokal on 20th April 2016.
  • He was voted the Bundesliga Players' Player of the Season as he finished the league as the assist leader with 15 assists.

Manchester United

  • Mkhitaryan joined them on a four-year contract for a transfer fee reported variously as between £27 million and £30 million and became the first Armenian to join a Premier League club.
  • Then he made his debut in a 2-0 victory in a pre-season match against Wigan Athletic on 15th July 2016 and made his competitive debut as a stoppage-time substitute in a 2-1 victory against Leicester City in the 2016 FA Community Shield on 7th August 2016.
  • Henrikh became the first Armenian to play in the Premier League on 14th August 2016 when he came on as a 75th-minute substitute for Juan Mata in a 3-1 away victory against AFC Bournemouth.
  • On 10th September 2016, he made his first Premier League start for Manchester United in the Manchester derby and scored his first goal for the club, away against Zorya Luhansk, in Manchester United's last group match of the Europa League on 8th December 2016.
  • He scored his first Champions League goal for Manchester United ten days later in a 4-1 away win against CSKA Moscow and was dropped from the starting line-up during United's 4-1 victory over Newcastle United.


  • Henrikh made his first start for Arsenal in a 5-1 home win over Everton, claiming three assists on 3rd February 2018 and scored a brace against Southampton in another 3-202 defeat, before suffering a metatarsal fracture in the following game, a 2-0 North London derby League Cup defeat.
  • He was at the center of controversy ahead of the 2019 UEFA Europa League Final in Baku but, Henrikh and Arsenal ultimately decided that he would not travel with the squad to the final match, as he previously opted twice not to travel to Azerbaijan, the first was in 2015 to play for Borussia Dortmund against Gabala, and the second was in 2018 for Arsenal against Qarabag.


  • Henrikh joined Italian club A.S. Roma on a season-long loan deal for €3 million, plus an additional €100,000 in variables on 2nd September 2019 and made his debut against Sassuolo on 15th September and scored a goal in Roma's 4-2 win.
  • On 12th December 2019, he scored two games later against SPAL sending Roma up to fourth place in the Serie A table.
  • His contract with Arsenal was canceled by mutual consent and he joined Roma on a permanent deal on 31st August 2020.
  • He scored the club's fastest-ever goal in the UEFA Europa League, after just 57 seconds, in a 5-0 defeat of Romanian outfit CFR Cluj. on 5th November 2020.

International career

  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan debuted for the Armenia national team in an away friendly match against Panama on 14th January 2007 and scored six goals for Armenia in UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group B, thus becoming the top goalscorer in that group.
  • He captained his country for the first time on 10th September 2013, in the absence of regular skipper goalkeeper Roman Berezovsky, as they lost 0-1 at home to Denmark in World Cup qualification.
  • Mkhitaryan became the top scorer in the history of the Armenian national team, after scoring his 12th goal for the national team in a 1-3 defeat to Italy in another qualifier on 15th October.
  • He scored twice in a 4-3 friendly win against the United Arab Emirates at the Stade de la Fontenette in Carouge, Switzerland on 27th May 2014.
  • He scored Armenia's first international hat-trick in a 7-1 friendly win over Guatemala in Los Angeles.
  • Subsequently, Mkhitaryan announced his international retirement in March 2022.

Awards and Achievements


  • Armenian Premier League: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Armenian Cup: 2009
  • Armenian Supercup: 2007, 2008

Shakhtar Donetsk

  • Ukrainian Premier League: 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013
  • Ukrainian Cup: 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013
  • Ukrainian Super Cup: 2012

Borussia Dortmund

  • DFL-Supercup: 2014

Manchester United

  • EFL Cup: 2016-2017 
  • FA Community Shield: 2016 
  • UEFA Europa League: 2016-2017 
  • UEFA Super Cup runner-up: 2017 


  • UEFA Europa Conference League: 2021-2022 


  • Armenian Footballer of the Year: 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020
  • Footballer of the Year in Baltic and Commonwealth of Independent States: 2012, 2013 
  • Ukrainian Premier League Best Player: 2012-2013
  • Ukrainian Premier League Top Scorer: 2012-2013 
  • Ukrainian Premier League Footballer of the Year: 2012 
  • CIS Footballer of the Year: 2012, 2013 
  • Bundesliga Player of the Month: April 2016 
  • Bundesliga Assist Leader: 2015-2016 
  • Bundesliga Team of the Season: 2015-2016 
  • DFB-Pokal top goalscorer: 2015-2016 
  • kicker Bundesliga Players' Player of the Season: 2015-2016 
  • Premier League Goal of the Month: December 2016 
  • EFL Cup top assist provider: 2016-2017 
  • Manchester United Goal of the Season: 2016-2017 (vs. Sunderland, 27th December 2016) 
  • UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season: 2016-2017

Transfer News

  • Roma on 01/09/2020 for free
  • Arsenal on 31/08/2020 for free at the end of the loan
  • Manchester United on 06/07/2016 at 42M €
  • Borussia Dortmund on 09/07/2013 at 27.5M €
  • Shakhtar Donetsk on 30/08/2010 at 5.9M €
  • Metalurh Donetsk on 01/07/2009 at 350k €
  • Pyunik Yerevan on 01/07/2006
  • Pyunik II on 01/07/2005 From FC Pyunik U18

Who is Henrikh Mkhitaryan wife?

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is a married footballer. He tied a knot with his pretty wife Betty Vardanyan at the monastery of San Lazzaro Degli Armeni, near Venice, Italy in June 2019. The pair is also blessed with a son named Hamlet Mkhitaryan on 4th March 2020. Concerning Henrikh's sexual orientation, he is straight.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan's net worth

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has a net worth of $4 million as of 2022 whereas he has also a handsome amount of salary which is around 9.36 million GBP per year. Henrikh has endorsed the popular sportswear brand Nike. He has also appeared in TV commercials for ROSGOSSTRAKH ARMENIA and Opel Astra from where he earns a fine amount of salary. His current market value is €8.00m as of 7th June 2022 and his highest market value is €37.00m as of 1st August 2016. In addition, his major source of income is his football career.

How tall is Henrikh Mkhitaryan?

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is 5 ft 10 in or 178 cm tall and his body weighs around 75 kg or 165 lbs. He has black hair and dark brown eyes color. Moreover, his body build type is athletic and his body measurements are 40-31-14 inches.

Trivias About Henrikh Mkhitaryan You Need To Know.

  • From 1995-2006, he played youth soccer for Pyunik Yerevan.
  • He signed with Borussia Dortmund in 2013.
  • He was named captain of Armenia's national team that same year.
  • His father was a striker for FC Ararat Yerevan who passed away at the age of 33 from a brain tumor.
  • Jugen Klopp became his manager in 2013 when he joined Borussia Dortmund.