Henrikh Mkhitaryan's FUT BIRTHDAY card is rated 91, he is 177cm | 5'10" tall, right-footed Armenia striker (CF)
that plays for
Serie A TIM
with Med/Med work rates.
His average user review rating is 4.7
out of 5 .
He has 5-star weak foot
and 5-star skill moves,
giving him the ability to perform every skill move in the game.
He does not have a real face in-game.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has 3 special cards
with ratings between 83 and 91.
He was born on 21-01-1989 and he is now 34 years old.
His real-life stats are currently 3 goals and 1 assists in 24 matches in domestic competition. He also received 3 yellow cards and 0 red cards.
His current price on FUT is 194,500 on PlayStation,
193,150 on Xbox,
and 199,450 on PC.
I am a big fan of promos for a variety of reasons… the obvious opportunity to review new cards is key of course, but there is also the hype of new cards added to a growing power curve, the different position changes or in this case Skill/Weak Foot boosts, and more recently the Swap Token grind. FIFA 22 has brought many promos along the way but I don’t know if I have been anticipating one quite like FUT Birthday. I don’t know if it is because of the constant quality in card design, the overall level of the cards, or perhaps that some of my favorite FUT cards have come from this promo in the past? In any case, this promo just always seems to deliver and so far FIFA 22 seems to be following in the footsteps of the past. We were certainly spoiled for choice with this review but in the end, decided to start with an SBC to shine some light on a “to complete or not to complete” review to kick off the weekend. Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been the recipient of some fantastic FUT cards in the past (save for maybe FIFA 21) and this SBC looked no different on the surface. All that was left was to select a chemistry style and a formation/position to play the Armenian and we were all set. In the end, the HUNTER chemistry jumped out as an obvious choice while I couldn’t quite decide on the perfect position… opting to play Mkhitaryan as both the CAM in my 4-1-2-1-2(2) formation for half of the matches, followed by the RAM in my 4-2-2-2 formation to complete the review. In the end, Mkhitaryan offered the FUT Birthday flair all weekend long in the following squad:
This card could be the poster boy for the FUT Birthday promo with the shiny new +1 SKILLS and a boatload of improved statistics to catapult the Roma man into the FUT limelight. I was immediately impressed with the “feel” of this card on the ball while some of the strikes are getting you out of your seat material. However, as the games progressed and the grind increased I felt Mkhitaryan hit a bit of a wall on what he can produce and slowly moved him out into wide areas to get more isolation and time against defenders… which worked amazing.
Not sure if I should spend my time explaining how this card gained a 9.5/10 or what happened to the .5 missing for the perfect results… but in the end let’s try and cover both. 99 FINISHING & 98 SHOT POWER with a 5 STAR WEAK FOOT is the ultimate finishing dream. For me, more than anything else, if you can check these three boxes on any player then you have a potent finisher on your hands. Mkhitaryan was no different and while only scoring 6 goals in 15 matches, they were all noteworthy. The more I think about it the more I know Mkhitaryan could have put up crazy numbers as a striker, but I just didn’t feel many FUT Managers would be looking at this card for that purpose. The other nagging thought I had during and after this review came in the form of the HUNTER chemistry style… and whether or not a HAWK might be better. For me, the added +10 LONG SHOTS combined with the FINESSE TRAIT and 99 SHOT POWER would turn this card into a perfect shooter overall. But in the end, I just couldn’t part with the top end pace that the HUNTER undoubtedly brings.
Silky, smooth, responsive, ridiculous … the superlatives roll off of the tongue and only a man like Ray Hudson could have the words at the moment to describe the movements you can manage with this card. I mentioned Mkhitaryan has a feel and there was a moment that I even went back to double check that he does not have a unique body type. The 92 AGILITY & 91 BALANCE are matched by 90s in all other dribbling statistics and combine for some excellent left-stick dribbling in tight spaces. The only concern that started to weigh heavily on the review was the movement while sprinting, which seriously decreases once you get Mkhitaryan in full flow. This issue multiplies when you start to get in physical jockeys for the ball which felt like I was on the wrong end of too often for my liking.
Value/Coins & Good vs. Bad
Value/Coins Rating: 5/5
Good vs Bad Rating: 5/5
The price is where this card starts to get a little on the ridiculous side. If you enter the base statistics for Mkhitaryan into the FUTBIN database you are left with very few cards. The cheapest after Mkhitaryan is another FUT Birthday addition and our next review in the Uruguayan Vampire Luis Suarez at a whopping 1 million coins… making the 240k price tag on the SBC look more and more like a bargain. But then you add in players with 5 STAR SKILLS to the filter and you are left with only 7 cards… with Suarez in second place followed by the staggering 3.6 million for Prime Dinho. Until you add the final filter, 5 STAR WEAK FOOT and are left with one man left standing and further proof that this SBC is a good value for money.
As you can see I wasn’t 100% over the moon with any of the statistics alone but combined they lead to a scary operator in the middle of the pitch. Even with the strength issues, Mkhitaryan is still a handful to deal with when you can get him bearing down on opponent's backlines… and you can alleviate a lot of those challenges in a RAM/LAM position as well. But maybe my biggest issues and the one that led to a 9/10 despite all of the wonderful attributes discussed… is the MED/MED work rates. This card is screaming for a HIGH/MED combination to really get this card moving on the front foot at a faster rate and even HIGH/HIGH would have been a welcome change. Maybe it is more my own preference, but I swear cards with the HIGH ATTACKING WORK RATES just pop up in those dangerous positions with more frequency and would have let me utilize all of the aforementioned weapons on more occasions than were presented during the review. As previously stated, as the weekend progressed and got harder, and against those drop back and CDM controlling opponents, the touches and influence for Mkhitaryan greatly decreased.
I wasn’t the biggest fan of the work rates, physicality, and my own struggle with chemistry style selection… but even after those facts, there is undeniably an incredible card at your hands if you complete this SBC. I am not regretting the decision to review the Roma man at all and look forward to a shake up in my “everyday squad” for the coming weeks. The truth is I plan to test the Armenian out at striker a bit, but know that I have an incredibly lethal RAM/LAM on my hands with the ability to cut in or cross regardless of the wing I deploy him on. I think that brings up another positive for this SBC in the versatility you can gain with all of the attributes at your disposal. In the end, I would never call this card a must complete… but again, if you do, you will have zero regrets. Hoping you are safe and well. Cheers for reading.
Mkhyitaryan is perfect. With a hunter, 5/5, max pace, 99 finishing, 98 shot power, 90+ passing, 95 stamina, 90+ in all dribbling stats, 90 curve, even 70 interceptions and the finesse shot trait. He is far in far the best player I have used. some may prefer high attacking work rate, but for my play style, med/med is perfect. he has not missed a shot, already scored a ridiculous OOB finesse and has stamina for dayssss. All in 10 elite games. Don't get me wrong, his dribbling is not as good as the likes of Neymar or Laudrup, it's maybe on par with Lautaro or Corona. Let's just say he will be 1M if he was french and 3M if he was also in PSG. It's a deal of the century for Serie A teams!!
Perfect Ambidextrous Shooting
perfect height imo
nothing... i guess he does not have 99 strength hahaha, but please, you don't need that...
Only reason I did him was cause I had too many dupe high rateds, but boy, was that a blessing in disguise. I'll be honest he's a pain to link, but he gave me an excuse to get Cordoba back from my reserves and to try out Cuadrado. Onto the actual card:
I played him at ST in my 352, next to Mbappe and infront of Foden HM. I tried him at CAM and he was solid too, but Foden moves different at CAM. This guy is unbelievable value, He is not perfect but he is VERY VERY close. His shooting is best in the game. Better than KDB TOTY, Lewa TOTY somehow. His pace is great. Not Mbappe Level, but very rapid acceleration on a hawk. His passing is great. His vision being high compensates for his Long passing, and allows him to switch the play and spot those runs. Now his dribbling is interesting. His skills are great, very responsive and he's ok at left stick too. His workrates arent a problem, just chuck him at stay forward. The only issue is his body type. I've used non full meta players like Showdown Origi (BEAST) and somehow he feels better on the ball htan Mkhi. I'm gonna chalk that down to HORRIBLE gameplay, as this card is amazing, Shooting is just an unfair joke, he scores from everywhere.
THE VALUE IS A STEAL
Pace - Very nice acceleration, won't be caught by many even on a Hawk 9/10
Shooting - It's genuinely disgusting the bangers and power shots he scores 1000000/10
Passing - Very Crisp, very precise, you can trust it 9/10
Dribbling - Takes a while to get used to but he can turn people inside out. 9/10
Physical - His body type helps him here, he feels strong and has got great stamina to keep going 9.5/10
5* 5* is simply beautiful
Links are absolutely horrible. You genuinely need Icons or Cordoba at least to get him on full.
What a card! i used him at ST in a 352 formation and he is a absolute beast. before i did him i had potm ben yedder and saw this sbc and had to do him with that 5*5* and he has been 10 times better than ben yedder. you need to do this card. yes he is a bit hard to link but seria has some amazing players this year or ofc like me i have icons to get him to 10 chem. the thing i noticed the most about this card was his finesse shots the are insane and defo the best ive used this game. his dribbling feels so smooth and not clunky at all it feelt like every shot went in he just didnt miss. his through ball passing was so accurate he got so many assists for me.
I jumped in elite and i got destroyed by this guy. I wanted to give him a try, and it is totally worth it. This is one of the best value sbc we had on fifa 22 alongside Fekir and flashback Benzema. I play him as a ST in a 4222 with prime Butra and all I can say he is much better than him. I tried so many good ST like Mbappe IF, Maradona baby and mid, prime Etoo and I can say this guy performed better than them. He is so responsive on the ball and he has a special thing like Mbappe and Cruyff have.The 5 skill moves 5 weakfoot is literally perfect as it suits very well my playstyle. He can score from every position. I applied a hunter chem style on him. If you can get him atleast on 8 chem this guy is a MUST DO!!!!!!!
Ok so right off the bat I have to admit I'm very biased, but I will try to remain objective throughout this review. I had his Headliner in fifa 21 and I had to do this sbc since the other card had like 300 games for the club, but you don't care about that. Moving on to this card, I completed him immediately and slot him in the team even on 8 chem, replacing potm Ronaldo. Used as a cam this card is literally flawless, perfect, sensational. Pace? with hunter, very good, Dribbling? even with average body type, he feels so silky and jammy, and the 5* skills add even more to that. Passing? Never a bad pass, always pinpoint, especially through balls are on point. Physical? He even has a physical presence which to be honest I didn't expect but it's always welcome. And lastly, shooting... I am not lying when I say he has the best finesse shot in the game, both feet, R1+O from anywhere it's top bins, it's like scoring goals on queue, cheat code. Also from close his finishing is fantastic, no issues whatsoever and with both feet. Movement is good as a cam, at st I would be a little concerned at his medium/medium workrates but at cam it's the perfect workrates imo, always making juicy runs, very smart attacking AI. Guys I cannot recommend this sbc enough, if you still have time please do him, he is a full meta card, literally on Pele-Cruyff-Eusebio level, AND 5* 5*. Just stick a hunter on him, 8 chem/10 chem/7 chem, doesn't matter he is goated.
Finesse shot is the best in the game
5* weak foot never misses
5* skills are beautiful
Dribbling is silky and jammy
Pace is very very good
Passing is pinpoint
Stamina for days
He is the greatest player of all time
If you want to play him St you will SOMETIMES have a problem with the medium/medium work rates, other that that can't think of anything.
So I played 9 games totaling 20 goals in div 2 in division rivals. He's a beast, scoring volleys, headers and basically every shot he takes, barely ever missing a shot. He's clunky at first thanks to the average body type but after a few games, you start to get more comfortable with him he gets more usable.
After a few games, he's not clunky at all, he pulls of his skill moves like the heel to heel very well. All his dribbling stats are above 90 and they don't lie, he's strong in game and if he ever loses the ball, he's got some pretty solid defending stats for a striker. I thought that the med med work rates would destroy this card, instead at striker in a 4-3-1-2 it wasn't noticeable, he moved to open areas and he was always involved in game.
How do I even start with this review, this man is just an absolute monster. I play him as a RCM in a 4312 with a powerhouse and god does this man just run the midfield. His defending is surprisingly good and always seems to be in the right areas, his passing is second to none the through balls are almost always perfectly weighted and he very rarely (if ever) misplaces a pass. His shooting is nuts, left foot, right foot, finesse shot, power shot even a low driven he just does not miss- the amount of long shots ive scored from CM with this guy is a joke. This donnys dribbling is insane, I don't know how to describe it but if you have used this guy, you know, even if you have played against him im sure you can tell, I can understand if some people struggle to use his left stick dribbling but it just works perfectly for myself. If you didnt do this sbc you regret it no doubt because he is just a god on that pitch
sometimes occasionally his dribbling will be shite and he will do a massive touch but this is prob the game, and also very rare
I don't know what to say. He's just phenomenal. I played 37 games with him and he scored 67 goals. With the Hunter chem style and with 10 chem, he's just unstoppable. I'm really lost for words, I genuinely didn't expect him to be THAT good. BY FAR the best striker I've used this fifa. This mf just doesn't miss. He scores hattricks like it's nothing. I swear to god I whenever I get into a good position to shoot, he scores 99% of the time. Left foot, right foot dribbling, 5* skills, he has it all. His only con is his average body type but that doesn't change the fact that he's a fucking beast.
Shooting - HE DOESN'T MISS
Finesse shot trait
M/M workrates but you don't even notice that while playing
I was a huge fan of his headliner card in fifa 21 and when i saw this card i did it immediatley. This card is just wonderfull, I used an hunter on him and that maks him have 99 pace and with the 5/5 its just one of the best cards I've used so far this fifa. Med med is perfect for this card and his finesse shots outside the box are just wonderfull because every shot goes in. 90+ in every dribbling stat is also great and he is agile af. I use him at striker next to fb neymar and with mid ronaldinho behind, i've used him as a cam but as a striker he is just better. Stamina is also great so i'm sorry if you didnt do this card because he's just wonderfull.
there are not really any cons because this card is just the goat.
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