Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hen Picks Up Another Winner's Medal

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hen Picks Up Another Winner's Medal

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HENRIKH Mkhitaryan has received yet another individual award in his homeland - and it is his most prestigious yet.

The seven-time Armenian footballer of the year was awarded a first-class medal of services to the motherland on Sunday at a ceremony in Yerevan.

The medal, one of Armenia's biggest honours, is usually awarded to serviceman and soldiers but is occasionally given to public figures who have made a positive contribution to society.

And Mkhitaryan, Armenia's captain and record goalscorer, was among those recognised by president Serzh Sargsyan at the Armenian Presidential Palace.

"I won't compare the medal with any goal, you can't compare those things," he said after the ceremony.

"When Serzh Sargsyan was handing me the medal, he thanked me for good representation of Armenia. …

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