YEREVAN (Armenpress) — A new postage stamp depicts the famous Armenian footballer, the captain of the Armenian national football team Henrikh Mkhitaryan, wearing the uniform of the Armenian national football team. The portrait of Mkhitaryan was created by Vahagn Mkrtchyan.
The postage stamp was cancelled this week by Deputy Minister of High-Technological Industry of the Republic of Armenia Gegham Vardanyan, captain of the Armenian national football team Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Chairman of the Board of HayPost CJSC Juan Pablo Gechidjian, President of the Union of Philatelists of Armenia Hovik Musayelyan.
Mkhitaryan was born on January 21, 1989, in Yerevan to Marina Tashchyan and Hamlet Mkhitaryan. Mkhitaryan currently plays in the English Premier League club Arsenal FC as a playmaker. In 2012 Mkhitaryan was awarded the title of Honorary Citizen of Yerevan. In 2017 Mkhitaryan was awarded a medal of “Services to the Motherland” by the President of the Republic of Armenia.
Mkhitaryan has become the Armenian Player of the Year eight times (in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017). He is the top goal scorer of the Armenian national football team with 27 goals in 82 games.