Do you know Henrikh Mkhitaryan?

Do you know Henrikh Mkhitaryan?

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is one of the new pearls of Borussia Dortmund and the Bundesliga. This Armenian footballer from 24 years is one of the benchmarks in the Signal Iduna Park. Henrij is also an idol in his country and one of the main architects of the rise of the Armenian team in the FIFA Ranking.

Mkhitaryan was born 24 years in Yerevan, capital of Armenia today and belonging to the former Soviet Union in 1989. The player belongs to that batch of young people born in the historic year of Perestroika, when the berlin wall fell and the cold war ended. Armenia gained its independence from the USSR in 1991, therefore Henrikh belongs to the first generation of Armenian footballers who have grown up in democracy.

The Armenian is one of the best emerging talents in European football.
The Armenian is one of the best emerging talents in European football.

With only 17 years, Mkhitaryan, debuted for Pyunik F.C., it was in 2006. He had been playing for this club since 1995. Pyunik is one of the most successful clubs in Armenia, counting in its showcases with 13 suspenders, 5 cups and 8 Supercopas. He was the star of the team and one of those responsible for the Everan team lifting four consecutive Armenian Premiers. His successful stint in the Armenian league in which he scored 30 goals in 70 games took him to a more demanding league like the Ukrainian.

In 2009 arrived in Ukraine where he signed for Metalurh Donetsk, where he played two seasons. In his second year he became, at the age of 21 years, in the youngest captain in the history of the club. his great performances, 17 goals in 46 games took him to Shakhtar Donetsk, the best club in the country. with Shakhtar, Mjitaryan exploded last season, scoring 25 goals and being the Pichichi of the Ukrainian league. His great season 2012/2013 made Jurgen Klopp, coach of Borussia, noticed him and brought him to the Bundesliga for almost 30 millions of euros.

Jurgen Klopp is Henrikh Mkhitaryan's defender at Borussia.
Jurgen Klopp is Henrikh Mkhitaryan's defender at Borussia.

Liverpool, Tottenham or the Russian Anzhi had bet heavily on the player this summer, but the cat to the water was for the Dortmund. Mkhitaryan is a skilful midfielder, with a great pass and a good shot. He is a player who plays and makes play, but he also sees the goal easily. With Borussia he plays in the position vacated by Mario Götze. He has been the star signing of the Westfalia team and joins the long list of talents that have come from the hand of Michael Zorc. So far the Armenian has not disappointed, He has scored 3 goals in the Bundesliga and is one of the top assists in the competition.

In Armenia he is an idol and is the absolute leader of the national team. It will be difficult to see Henrikh in Brazil 2014, the Armenian team is tied with the Czech Republic at 9 points in group B of Europe. The lack of two parties, just a catastrophe from Denmark and Bulgaria with 12 Y 13 points respectively, would take the Armenians to the playoffs. Football is full of surprises and dreaming is free, but for now we will settle for seeing him in the Bundesliga and in the Champions League, which is not little.

The player is a fixed for the selector of his country.
The player is a fixed for the selector of his country.

 

Koldo Sandoval

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