Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Armenian: Հենրիխ Մխիթարյան, [hɛnˈɾiχ məχitʰɑˈɾjɑn]; born 21 January 1989) is an Armenian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English club Manchester United, as well as captaining the Armenia national team. Mkhitaryan is Armenia's all-time top goalscorer, scoring 19 goals in 61 international matches since his debut in January 2007, including their first hat-trick. His previous clubs include Pyunik, where he came through the youth system, Metalurh Donetsk, Shakhtar Donetsk and Borussia Dortmund.
Mkhitaryan has been chosen Armenian Footballer of the Year five times (every year since 2009, except 2010). In 2012 he was voted as the best Shakhtar player of the 2011–12 season by the fans, and was named Ukrainian Premier League Footballer of the Year. In 2012, Mkhitaryan was named in UEFA's Top 100 players by UEFA European Football Yearbook 2012–13. Mkhitaryan 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. Mkhitaryan received the nickname Heno from his fans in Armenia and was nicknamed Micki by Borussia Dortmund fans.Close