President Serzh Sargsyan has signed a decree, awarding Henrikh Mkhitaryan with a first-degree Order for “Services to the Motherland.”
The Armenia captain, who has been playing for Manchester United since July 2016, received the order for his ‘brilliant performances and for worthily presenting Armenia to the world.’
Mkhitaryan was on target as Manchester United beat Ajax to win Europa League last Wednesday.
Awards ceremony took place at the Presidential Palace today on the occasion of Republic Day. A group of individuals were awarded by the President of Armenia with high state awards and honorary titles for their contribution to the areas of science, education, healthcare, economy, arts, culture, and sports, efficient work, patriotism, boundless dedication, deepening and expansion of the Armenia-Diaspora relations.