Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Birth Day January 21st, 1989
Birth Place Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
Age 35 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius

Henrikh Mkhitaryan, a versatile Armenian professional footballer, is widely recognized for his tenure at Serie A club Roma. He began his professional career in 2006 with Pyunik Yerevan and made his international debut for Armenia in 2007. From 2016 to 2018, he played for Manchester United before joining Arsenal. Prior to that, he played youth soccer for Pyunik Yerevan from 1995 to 2006. In 2013, he signed with Borussia Dortmund and became captain of Armenia's national team that same year. He was honored as the CIS Footballer of the Year in both 2012 and 2013. Henrikh represented his native country in international competitions until his retirement in 2022. He officially announced his retirement from international football in March 2022 but surprised fans by signing with Serie A club Inter Milan on July 2, 2022. In his first Champions League match with Inter, he scored a goal in a 4-0 victory over Viktoria Plzen, securing his team's qualification to the knockout phase. On May 10, 2023, he scored another goal in a 2-0 win over Milan in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals. Aside from his on-field achievements, Henrikh has built a strong presence on social media, accumulating over 2.5 million followers on Instagram and more than 1.4 million followers on Twitter.

Where is Henrikh Mkhitaryan from?

Henrikh Mkhitaryan, born on January 21, 1989, hails from Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union. He proudly claims Armenian nationality and belongs to the Armenian-white ethnic background. Embracing a polyglot religion, Henrikh's religious beliefs are diverse, while his racial identity is categorized as white. Having recently celebrated his 34th birthday in 2023, his zodiac sign is Aquarius, aligning with his birthdate. Henrikh's father, Hamlet Mkhitaryan, had a career as a professional footballer but sadly passed away from a brain tumor at the age of 33. On the other hand, his mother, Marina Taschyan, serves as the Head of the Armenian national team's department in the Armenian Football Federation. Within his family, Henrikh has a sister named Monica Mkhitaryan.

As for his education, Henrikh pursued a bachelor's degree from the Institute of Physical Culture in Armenia, nurturing his passion for sports. Following his graduation, he furthered his academic journey at the St. Petersburg Institute, where he specialized in economics, broadening his knowledge and skills beyond the realm of athletics.

Who did Henrikh Mkhitaryan play for?


  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan embarked on his football journey by immersing himself in the FC Pyunik youth system in 1995, and at the tender age of 15, he earned his first salary, laying the foundation for his professional career. The prodigious talent made his debut in 2006, just shy of turning 18. After three impactful seasons, he bid farewell to the club following the 2009 campaign.
  • During his tenure at Pyunik, the team achieved remarkable success, securing the Armenian Premier League title on four occasions (2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009). Additionally, they clinched the Armenian Supercup twice (2007 and 2009) and triumphed in the Armenian Cup in 2009, all while Henrikh played an integral role in the Pyunik first team.
  • Following his impressive performances in the 2009 Armenian Premier League, Henrikh's accomplishments caught the attention of Metalurh Donetsk, a prominent club in the Ukrainian Premier League. Thus, he embarked on a new chapter in his career, marking a significant milestone in his football journey.

Metalurh Donetsk

  • Henrikh began a new chapter in his career, joining Metalurh Donetsk in 2009. He wasted no time making an impact, as he found the back of the net on his debut in a resounding 3-0 triumph against FC Partizan Minsk, a formidable team from the Belarusian Premier League, during a Europa League match on July 16, 2009.
  • Henrikh swiftly made his league debut, showcasing his skills in a hard-fought 0-0 draw against Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk on July 19, 2009. Further proving his prowess, he scored the opening goal in a commanding 3-0 second-leg victory over Slovenian side Interblock Ljubljana in the Europa League, leading to an impressive 5-0 aggregate win.
  • The talented midfielder's capabilities did not go unnoticed, as he was bestowed with the honor of captaincy on July 14, 2010, at a remarkable age of 21. This achievement made him the youngest captain in Metalurh Donetsk's history. To add to his accolades, he showcased his goal-scoring abilities by netting his first goal of the season a crucial 89th-minute penalty in a convincing 3-0 triumph over Obolon Kyiv on July 16, 2010.
  • August 30, 2010, marked Henrikh's final appearance for Metalurh Donetsk, where he showcased his skills in a thrilling 2-1 victory against Dnipro. Throughout his tenure at the club, he played a total of 45 matches, exhibiting his prowess on the field and scoring an impressive 16 goals.

Shakhtar Donetsk

  • On August 30, 2010, Mkhitaryan completed a remarkable transfer worth $7.5 million, joining the reigning Premier League champions, Shakhtar Donetsk. His highly anticipated debut arrived on September 10, 2010, in an unfortunate 1-0 away league defeat to Obolon Kyiv, where he was substituted after 62 minutes, making way for Eduardo.
  • Making an immediate impact, he showcased his prowess in the Ukrainian Cup, scoring the second goal in a resounding 6-0 triumph over Kryvbas. Furthermore, he marked his European debut for Shakhtar in the Champions League on September 28, 2010, with a convincing 3-0 victory against Sporting Braga.
  • Recognizing his exceptional performances, Mkhitaryan was acclaimed as the standout player of Shakhtar in the 2011-2012 Premier League season, securing an impressive 38% of the total votes. His contributions were substantial, amassing 11 goals in 37 matches, including 10 goals in 26 league appearances.
  • Mkhitaryan's impact extended beyond the domestic competition. He played an instrumental role in Shakhtar's triumphant 2-0 victory over Metalurh Donetsk in the 2012 Super Cup. In the opening match of the 2012-2013 Premier League season, he left an indelible mark, scoring twice and providing two assists in a commanding 6-0 triumph against Arsenal Kyiv.
  • On March 16, 2013, Mkhitaryan achieved a significant milestone by making his 100th appearance in the Ukrainian Premier League, a testament to his enduring presence and dedication. Concluding the season with an impressive tally of 25 league goals, the attacking midfielder garnered praise for his exceptional technique and unwavering commitment to the game.

Borussia Dortmund

  • Borussia Dortmund made a significant announcement on July 8, 2018, revealing their intention to secure Mkhitaryan's services with a lucrative four-year contract valued at €25 million (£21.5 million). Subsequently, after both Shakhtar and Borussia completed the necessary formalities, they reached an agreement of €27.5 million (£23.6 million), rendering Mkhitaryan the most expensive acquisition in the club's history.
  • Making an immediate impact, Mkhitaryan displayed his playmaking abilities by setting up a goal for Marco Reus in the 11th minute of his debut, followed by scoring his first goal for the club a mere 16 minutes later in a pre-season friendly against FC Basel on July 10, 2013. His contributions played a crucial role in Dortmund's 3-1 victory at St. Jakob-Park.
  • The Armenian midfielder's proficiency extended to the grand stage of the Champions League, as he netted his first goal for Dortmund in a significant 2-1 triumph against Arsenal on their home turf. Concluding the season on a high note, Mkhitaryan showcased his versatility by recording nine goals and ten assists in the Bundesliga, earning himself a well-deserved spot in the WhoScored Bundesliga Team of the Season.
  • During his time at Dortmund, the team achieved notable successes, finishing as runners-up in both the 2013-2014 Bundesliga and the 2013-2014 DFB-Pokal. Mkhitaryan's first taste of silverware with Dortmund came in the form of the 2014 DFL Supercup, where he played a pivotal role, scoring the opening goal in a resounding 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich.
  • Continuing to showcase his goal-scoring prowess, Mkhitaryan contributed to Dortmund's successes in domestic cup competitions. He found the back of the net in a remarkable 7-1 rout of SC Paderborn 07 in the second round of the domestic cup on October 28, 2015. Furthermore, he played a pivotal role in the semi-final of the DFB-Pokal on April 20, 2016, scoring one of three goals as Borussia emerged triumphant with a convincing 3-0 victory away at Hertha BSC.
  • Mkhitaryan's exceptional performances earned him recognition, as he was honored with the title of Bundesliga Players' Player of the Season. Moreover, he secured the assist leader accolade with an impressive tally of 15 assists, solidifying his status as one of the league's top contributors.

Manchester United

  • Mkhitaryan's arrival at the Premier League marked a historic moment as he joined the club on a four-year contract, with transfer fees reported to be in the range of £27 million to £30 million. Notably, he became the first Armenian player to venture into the realm of the Premier League.
  • Demonstrating his abilities from the start, Mkhitaryan made his debut in a pre-season match against Wigan Athletic on July 15, 2016, contributing to a convincing 2-0 victory. Shortly after, he made his competitive debut in a thrilling 2-1 triumph over Leicester City in the 2016 FA Community Shield on August 7, 2016, appearing as a substitute in stoppage time.
  • Breaking new ground, Mkhitaryan etched his name in Premier League history on August 14, 2016, when he became the first Armenian player to grace the league. He entered the pitch as a 75th-minute substitute for Juan Mata in a resolute 3-1 away victory against AFC Bournemouth.
  • Marking another milestone, Mkhitaryan earned his first Premier League start for Manchester United on September 10, 2016, during the highly anticipated Manchester derby. Not only did he make his presence felt, but he also found the back of the net, scoring his inaugural goal for the club in an away match against Zorya Luhansk on December 8, 2016, which served as Manchester United's final group stage match in the Europa League.
  • The Armenian midfielder's prowess extended to the grand stage of the Champions League, as he netted his first goal for Manchester United in a commanding 4-1 victory against CSKA Moscow just ten days later. However, despite his impactful performances, he experienced a slight setback when he was dropped from the starting lineup during Manchester United's subsequent 4-1 victory over Newcastle United.


  • Henrikh showcased his talent and impact early on during his time with Arsenal, as he earned his first start in a dominant 5-1 victory over Everton on February 3, 2018. Notably, he played a significant role by providing three assists, highlighting his playmaking abilities. Furthermore, he continued to impress by scoring a brace in a 3-2 triumph against Southampton. However, unfortunate circumstances struck when he suffered a metatarsal fracture in the subsequent game, a 2-0 defeat in the League Cup against their North London rivals.
  • The build-up to the 2019 UEFA Europa League Final in Baku brought about the controversy involving Henrikh. Considering his previous experiences, both in 2015 for Borussia Dortmund against Gabala and in 2018 for Arsenal against Qarabag, where he chose not to travel to Azerbaijan, Henrikh, and Arsenal made the decision that he would not be part of the squad for the final match. This decision aimed to prioritize his well-being and maintain consistency with his previous choices regarding travel to Azerbaijan.


  • On September 2, 2019, Henrikh embarked on a new chapter in his career by joining the esteemed Italian club A.S. Roma on a season-long loan arrangement. The deal involved a fee of €3 million, with the potential for an additional €100,000 based on certain variables.
  • Henrikh wasted no time making an impact, as he made his debut for Roma against Sassuolo on September 15. Displaying his prowess, he promptly found the back of the net in Roma's exhilarating 4-2 victory.
  • Continuing to showcase his scoring prowess, Henrikh impressed once again on December 12, 2019, when he netted two goals in a subsequent match against SPAL. This remarkable performance propelled Roma to an elevated position, securing fourth place in the Serie A standings.
  • The positive trajectory of his loan spell ultimately led to the mutual agreement to terminate his contract with Arsenal. This pivotal decision paved the way for Henrikh to make a permanent move to Roma on August 31, 2020.
  • In an electrifying display, Henrikh etched his name in Roma's history books by scoring the fastest-ever goal for the club in the UEFA Europa League. A mere 57 seconds into the match against Romanian side CFR Cluj on November 5, 2020, Henrikh demonstrated his swift impact in a resounding 5-0 triumph.

Inter Milan 

  • In a significant move, Mkhitaryan inked a deal with the prestigious Serie A club Inter Milan on July 2, 2022. It marked a new chapter in his career, as he embraced the challenges and opportunities that awaited him in Italy.
  • On October 26 of that same year, Mkhitaryan etched his name in Inter's history books by scoring his maiden Champions League goal for the club. In a commanding 4-0 victory over Viktoria Plzeň, his contribution proved pivotal in securing Inter's qualification to the knockout phase of the tournament. It was a remarkable achievement that showcased Mkhitaryan's skill and ability to shine on the grandest stage.
  • Fast forward to May 10, 2023, and Mkhitaryan once again left a lasting impact on Inter Milan's European campaign. In a high-stakes clash against their arch-rivals Milan in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals, Mkhitaryan showcased his scoring prowess by finding the back of the net in a decisive 2-0 triumph. His goal not only secured a vital victory for Inter but also set the stage for an exhilarating return leg.
  • These remarkable performances in the Champions League highlighted Mkhitaryan's ability to thrive in high-pressure situations and solidified his status as a key player for Inter Milan on the grandest stage of European football.

International career

  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan made his debut for the Armenia national team during an away friendly encounter against Panama on January 14, 2007. From there, he embarked on a remarkable journey, leaving a lasting impact on the team's performance.
  • In the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group B, Mkhitaryan displayed his prowess by netting six goals for Armenia, securing his position as the leading goalscorer in the group. His contributions played a crucial role in Armenia's quest for qualification and showcased his exceptional goal-scoring abilities.
  • On September 10, 2013, Mkhitaryan achieved another milestone as he captained his country for the first time. In the absence of regular captain Roman Berezovsky, he led the team in a World Cup qualification match against Denmark, despite the unfortunate 0-1 loss.
  • Continuing to etch his name in Armenian football history, Mkhitaryan surpassed all previous records to become the all-time top scorer for the national team. This momentous feat was achieved on October 15, when he scored his 12th goal in a qualifier against Italy, despite a 1-3 defeat.
  • Demonstrating his skills in friendly matches as well, Mkhitaryan shone brightly in a clash against the United Arab Emirates on May 27, 2014. His exceptional performance included scoring two goals in a thrilling 4-3 victory at the Stade de la Fontenette in Carouge, Switzerland.
  • However, every journey must eventually come to an end. In March 2022, Mkhitaryan announced his retirement from international football, marking the conclusion of a remarkable chapter in his career with the Armenia national team. His contributions and achievements will forever be celebrated in the country's football history.

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 

Inter Milan

  • Coppa Italia: 2022-2023 
  • Supercoppa Italiana: 2022 
  • UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2022-2023 


  • 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's wife?

Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the talented footballer, entered into a joyous marital bond with his beautiful wife, Betty Vardanyan, in a memorable ceremony held at the serene monastery of San Lazzaro Degli Armeni, located near Venice, Italy. This heartfelt union took place in June 2019, marking the beginning of their shared journey as a married couple. Their love story blossomed further with the arrival of a precious addition to their family. On the 4th of March 2020, Henrikh and Betty welcomed their son, Hamlet Mkhitaryan, into the world. This little bundle of joy brought immense happiness and fulfillment to their lives, creating cherished moments as they embarked on the incredible journey of parenthood. Henrikh and Betty's relationship thrives on a strong bond, filled with love, trust, and admiration for one another. Their connection is characterized by a profound understanding and an unwavering support system, making their journey together truly remarkable. It is worth noting that Henrikh Mkhitaryan's sexual orientation is heterosexual, as he is attracted to individuals of the opposite gender

Henrikh Mkhitaryan Net Worth 2023: Football Career Income

Henrikh Mkhitaryan, a highly accomplished footballer, has amassed a considerable net worth of $4 million as of 2023. His financial success extends beyond his net worth, as he earns a handsome salary of approximately 9.36 million GBP per year. This substantial income reflects his immense talent and contribution to the sport. He has established himself as a prominent figure in the world of football, garnering attention not only for his skills on the field but also for his association with the renowned sportswear brand Nike. Through this endorsement, he has solidified his status as a brand ambassador, further adding to his financial prosperity. In addition to his collaboration with Nike, Henrikh has expanded his earning potential through his appearances in television commercials. Notable among them are his endorsements for ROSGOSSTRAKH ARMENIA and Opel Astra. These ventures have proven to be lucrative, providing him with a substantial income stream. Henrikh's market value is currently estimated at €8.00m as of 7th June 2022. This valuation represents the worth attributed to his skills, experience, and overall contribution to the sport. Notably, his highest market value to date was recorded at €37.00m as of 1st August 2016, underscoring the immense recognition and demand he commanded during that period. While Henrikh enjoys various income streams, his primary and most significant source of earnings stems from his illustrious football career.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan measurements: Height, weight, size

Henrikh Mkhitaryan stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches or 178 centimeters, showcasing his well-proportioned physique. With a body weight of approximately 75 kilograms or 165 pounds, he maintains a healthy and athletic build that complements his prowess on the football field. His lustrous black hair crowns his head, accentuating his charismatic aura. Complementing his hair, he has captivating dark brown eyes that exude depth and intensity, reflecting his focus and determination on and off the pitch. His body measurements further exemplify his athletic physique. With a chest circumference of 40 inches, a waist measuring 31 inches, and biceps measuring 14 inches, Henrikh maintains a balanced and well-defined physique that underscores his dedication to physical fitness.

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