Mkhitaryan Named ‘CIS Player of the Year’

Henrikh Mkhitaryan with the Zvezda Award in Krasnodar, Russia


YEREVAN—Armenian national and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan was awarded the Zvezda Award for best player of the CIS and Baltic countries for 2013. The 24-year-old was awarded the prize in Krasnodar, Russia, ahead of the Armenian national team’s friendly match against Russia on Wednesday.

“I am very pleased and honored to have received the Zvezda prize,” Mkhitaryan wrote on his public Facebook page after receiving the award. “Thanks to…all my supporters!”

Henrikh Mkhitaryan was the recipient of the Zvezda Award in 2012, as well.

The Borussia Dortmund playmaker was also named Bundesliga Player of the Week on Monday for the German league’s 23rd week of games.

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