Armenia 2016-17 Away (MKHITARYAN #18) Jersey/Shirt
This is an Adidas Armenia national team 2016-17 away jersey featuring the name & number of star midfielder and captain Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Armenia’s national team played their first international match in October 1992 following the country’s independence from the Soviet Union. The national team has participated in the qualification of every major tournament from the UEFA Euro 1996 onwards, though they are yet to qualify for the final stages of either a UEFA European Football Championship or a FIFA World Cup. Armenia has a population of just under 3 million, making them one of the smaller nations in the UEFA region. Their national team squad predominantly consists of players in based in the Armenian domestic league as well as leagues in surrounding countries.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is undoubtedly the greatest player in Armenian football history, having had a prolific career at club and international level. Since beginning his senior club career with hometown club FC Pyunik in 2006 at the age of 17, Mkhitaryan has gone onto play for some of the world’s biggest clubs. After three impressive seasons with FC Pyunik in the Armenian Premier League, he was signed by Ukranian club Metalurh Donetsk in 2009 before joining their rivals Shakhtar Donetsk in 2010 for a $7.5 million transfer fee. In three seasons at Shakhtar, Mkhitaryan won three league/cup doubles at the club and made headlines following a remarkable 2012-13 season where he scored 25 goals from 29 matches as an attacking midfielder. This was followed by a $36 million transfer to German giants Borussia Bortmund in 2013, where he established himself as one of Europe’s top midfielders in his three seasons at the club. In 2016, Mkhitaryan joined EPL giants Manchester United before moving to rivals Arsenal in early 2018. He currently plays for Italian powerhouse AS Roma, joining the club on loan in 2019 before signing permanently in 2020. In 2022, Mkhitaryan made the move to another major European club, joining Inter Milan on a free transfer. At international level, Mkhitaryan has scored 32 goals in 95 matches for Armenia since his debut in 2007. He is the all-time leading scorer for the Armenia national team and is currently their second most-capped player.