Manchester United and Armenian national football team midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been named Armenia’s Footballer of the Year for the eighth time and the seventh time in a row.
The 27-year-old midfielder collected 190 points to win the vote for the 2017 Footballer of the Year summed up by the Football Federation of Armenia (FFA).
In this year, Mkhitaryan won the Europa League title and the England League Cup, making it through to the 11 best performers from this season’s Europa League.
“I am proud to be named Armenian Footballer of the Year for the 8th time,” he said in an interview with the FFA, thanking everyone for granting him the “high honor”.
Mkhitaryan also wished a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all Armenians. “May 2018 be a year of peace and prosperity for our country and the people. I also hope that 2018 will mark a breakthrough in our football, and we will achieve new heights together with the Armenian national team,” he added.
Macedonian Vardar forward Tigran Barseghyan took the second place in the vote, with Varazdat Haroyan from Ural, Russia coming third.