"After the dream!" Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Everyone wants to achieve their dream, to achieve their goals, but not everyone succeeds.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is one of the few people who managed to achieve his dreams by going through a very difficult path.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is known almost all over the world, there is no Armenian who does not know him, but very few people know how he achieved that fame, how he reached Europe and "destroyed" a number of European clubs.
At the age of 7, he lost his father, Hamlet Mkhitaryan, who was a football player.
After that, he decided that he should continue his father's work, but it was not so easy in Armenia.
At that time, children's football in Armenia was in a very unfavorable situation, there were no normal fields, normal shoes, there was no opportunity to take a bath after the game, and so on. This series can be considered long.
However, Henrikh Mkhitaryan was able to find strength in himself, both on and off the field, so that his father could see his son from the sky and be proud.
In addition to being a footballer, he is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador to Armenia, as he was awarded the Order of Merit for his services to the Motherland.
He is the best striker of the Armenian national team, scoring 29 goals in 86 games, and since 2015 he has been the captain of the team. He currently plays for the Italian "Roma" football club. He has the title of honorary citizen of Yerevan.
He is the only Armenian footballer to have played in the English Premier League.
Until 2019, Mkhitaryan's mother, Marina Tashchyan, headed the Armenian national football team's national football team, and her older sister, Monica Mkhitaryan, worked at the UEFA headquarters.
In the early 1990s, Mkhitaryan's family moved to France, where his father, Hamlet Mkhitaryan, had previously played for local club ASOA Valance, helping the team advance to the second division of Ligue 2. Mkhitaryan spent his early childhood in Valence. Wanting to become a football player, he started following his father's example. As a child, he always watched his father's games, wanting to follow his training. His mother, Marina, says that when Hamlet went to training, little Henrikh always wanted to go with his father, and when his father did not take him, he began to cry until he had to take Henrikh with him.
You can't imagine how I would like him to see my game. If my father was by my side, many things would be easier to solve, not to mention professional advice. But it turned out that he left us very early. I did not take anything from him consciously, because when he died, I was 8 years old. However, all those who saw my father say that we run on the field and hit in the same way. So I inherited a lot from my father.
Mkhitaryan started his career at Yerevan's Pyunik. He spent three and a half years at Pyunik, playing 89 games and scoring 35 goals. During that time, he won the gold medal of the highest group of Armenia three times, the Armenian Independence Cup once, and the Hakob Tonoyan Super Cup twice.
Mkhitaryan was awarded the title of "Best Football Player of Armenia" in 2009 for his successful performances in "Pyunik" and the Armenian national team. In June 2009, he signed a three-year contract with Metalurh Donetsk. He scored his first goal in the UEFA Europa League.
On August 30, 2010, Henrikh signed a five-year contract with Shakhtar Donetsk. Metalurh Donetsk received $ 7.5 million for Henrikh's transfer. In the summer of 2013, Henrikh Mkhitaryan transferred from Shakhtar to Borussia Dortmund, a German football club.
For his transfer, "Borussia" paid 27.5 million euros to the Ukrainian club, with which Henrikh became the most expensive achievement of the Dortmund club.
On June 15, 2015, Mkhitaryan's agent Mino Raiola announced that his representative wanted to move to Manchester United.
Immediately after the transfer, Henrikh made a note on his Facebook page addressed to "Borussia" fans.
Dear friends! I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Borussia, from the management to the coaching staff, to my teammates and fans for their love and support. I will never forget the moments we shared together for the last three years. When I got back to my roots and my father's football career, I was taught to take on new challenges. I have to take this step and join Manchester United. Thank you for the good memories. You will always have a special place in my heart
- Henrikh Mkhitaryan
The 2017-2018 season started well for Mkhitaryan, he became the author of 1 goal and 5 goal assists in the games of the beginning of the Premier League. Mkhitaryan also scored in the Champions League against CSKA Moscow. However, after the games of the Armenian national team, Mkhitaryan registered a game setback. At the same time, the relations with Mkhitaryan and Jose Mourinho became tense
They were tense during the first months of Mkhitaryan's transfer to Manchester. As a result, Henrikh Mkhitaryan needed to leave Manchester United. Inter and Arsenal were interested in his services. Inter could not buy Mkhitaryan, because there was a danger of breaking the rules of fair play, and Arsenal was the only option.
Due to lack of playing time in Arsenal, he moved to Roma, where he scored 6 goals and provided 5 assists in 13 games.
It should be noted that Henrikh moved from Yerevan to Brazil as a child, playing there for several months. We can say that his trip to Brazil also contributed to his football growth.
Here we saw the difficult and touching story of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, where his father died when he was 7 years old, he had a problem with the coach, he did not have the opportunities that these children have as a child.
He came to terms with these difficulties and started to look ahead, he went with his dream, his dream was to play in Europe, now he not only plays in Europe, but many European clubs are "afraid" of Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
He should be an example to everyone of how to achieve the dream.
He did so out of faith and diligence.
And today he is not only a good football player, but also a good person, which is the best thing.
He has everything today, and he has achieved all this thanks to his faith and diligence.
Work hard and believe in your strength
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