Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Appointed as a UNICEF Armenia Ambassador in November 2016

UNICEF Armenia
Henrikh Mkhitaryan with a girl who has a disability smiling to the camera.
UNICEF Armenia/2016/Publicis
14 November 2019

A champion for equal opportunities 

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is Armenia’s all-time top goal scorer, scoring a total of 146 goals and 75 assists during the 425 games in his career since his debut in January 2007.

Henrikh is a professional footballer, captains the Armenian national team and plays as a midfielder, #77, for Italian club Roma.

His previous clubs include Arsenal (2018-2019) and Manchester United (2016-2018), where he scored in the 2017 Europa League final and became the first Armenian to win a major European trophy.

He played for Borussia Dortmund from 2013-2016, where he was voted Best Field Player of the season 2015/2016 in Bundesliga with 23 goals and 32 assists in 52 appearances.

He has also played for Shakhtar Donetsk (2010-2013), Metalurh Donetsk (2009-2010), and Pyunik (1995-2006), where he came through the youth system at the age of 17.

Henrikh has been recognized as a five-time Armenian Footballer of the Year and has received a First-Class Order of Services to the Motherland from the President of the Republic of Armenia.

He speaks six languages (Armenian, Russian, English, French, German and Portuguese) and is now learning Italian. Henrikh is a graduate of the Armenian State Institute of Physical Culture, as well as the Saint Petersburg Institute of Foreign Economic Rleations, Yerevan branch.

"Every child, regardless his/her abilities has the right to quality inclusive education. And it is the ability, not the disability that defines what a child can accomplish."

Henrikh Mkhitaryan