Henrikh Mkhitaryan retires from the Armenian national football team


YEREVAN, MARCH 3, ARMENPRESS. Armenian national football team captain Henrikh Mkhitaryan today announced his decision to retire from the national team.

“Dear friends, I remember that the first time I put on my national team jersey was in a friendly match against Panama, and my first goal for my nation, in a match World Cup qualifier against Estonia. I wanted to win every step of my career, no matter how difficult it would be.

It has been an honor to play for my nation for the past 15 years and even more an honor to be captain for the past 6 years.

After 95 international caps, hard work, passion and unprecedented ups and downs along the way representing my country on the pitch, I have made the decision to retire from my international career with the Armenian national team .

I made this decision after my last game against Germany in November. I think it’s the right time. I gave everything I could give to my national team.

For the years to come, I will therefore focus fully on my club career.

My football nest was woven in Armenia, my homeland, and I will forever be grateful to every single person who has supported me, coached me, played with and contributed to my growth as a footballer and as a person.

Good luck to my national team!

To you for ever

Heno,” he said in a statement on social media.

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