Andriy Shevchenko

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Former AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko is a Ukrainian footballer Mykolaiovych who plays for Dynamo Kyiv and the Ukraine national team ace. With 175 goals scored with A.C. Milan, Shevchenko is the second most Prolific player in the history of the club, and is also the all-time top scorer of the derby (the derby of the the between AC Milan and Their Local Rivals Internazionale) with 14 goals and Ukraine national football team with 46 goals.

Illustrious in his international career, the striker led the Ukraine national football team as captain to the quarterfinals in Their first-ever FIFA World Cup appearance in 2006.

Personal Information
Full name : Andriy Mykolayovych Shevchenko
Date of birth : 29 September 1976 (age 35)
Place of birth : Dvirkivschyna, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height : 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position : Striker

Club Information
Current club : Dynamo Kyiv
Number : 7

Dynamo Kyiv
 In 1986, Shevchenko failed a dribbling test for entrance to a specialist sports school in Kiev, but Happened to catch the eye of a Dynamo Kyiv scout while playing in a youth tournament, and was thus Brought to the club. His nineteen goals in 23 league matches and six goals in ten Champions League matches were the resource persons Followed by 28 total goals in all Competitions in 1998-99. He won the domestic league title with Dynamo in each of his five seasons with the club.

 In 1999, Shevchenko joined Italian club A.C. Milan for a then-record transfer fee of $ 25 million. He Alongside five other players (Michel Platini, John Charles, Gunnar Nordahl, Ferenc and Istvan Nyers Hirzer) he managed, as a foreign player, to win the Serie A scoring title in his debut season, finishing with 24 goals in 32 matches. Shevchenko maintained his excellent form into the 2000-01 season, scoring 24 goals in 34 matches. Shevchenko also managed to score nine goals in 14 matches in the Champions League, however Milan failed to get past the second group stage.

In August 2004, he scored three goals against SS Lazio as Milan won the Supercoppa Italiana. Shevchenko made Champions League history the following season; on 23 November 2005, he scored all four goals in Milan's 4-0 group-stage drubbing of Fenerbahçe, Becoming only the fifth player to accomplish this feat (his company includes Marco van Basten, Simone Inzaghi , Dado Pršo and Ruud van Nistelrooy; Lionel Messi That group joined in the 2009-10 season as well) and the only one to have done it in an away game. Milan eventually lost the tournament Shevchenko missed the crucial penalty in the final against Liverpool. Shevchenko ended his seven year stint with A.C. Milan with 175 goals in 296 games.

During the summer of 2005, there were the resource persons persistent reports the resource persons Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich That Offered a record sum of € 75.2 million and striker Hernán Crespo to Milan in exchange for Shevchenko. Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon was quoted as saying, "I think Shevchenko is the type of player We would like. Milan desperate to keep the striker, vainly Shevchenko Offered a six-year contract extension.

Shevchenko made his debut for Chelsea on 13 August 2006 in the FA Community Shield, scoring his side's goals in a 2-1 loss to Liverpool. On 23 August, he scored his first Premier League goal - and his 300th in top-flight and international football - in a 2-1 loss to Middlesbrough. Shevchenko's 2006-07 season was cut short due to injury and a hernia operation.

Shevchenko was handed his first start of the season against Blackburn Rovers at home to cover for the injured Didier Drogba, but the game finished goalless. Shevchenko scored his last goal in the 2007-08 season in a 1-1 draw with Bolton Wanderers FC He finished the season with five league goals in 17 games. Shevchenko also played a part in a pre-season match the the which was against his former team AC Milan.

International Career
Shevchenko has 104 caps and 46 goals for the Ukrainian national team, Whom he Represented at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. In March 2000, Dynamo manager Valeri Lobanovsky Became the Ukraine coach, with the aim to qualify for the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals. 


Shevchenko scored ten goals in the qualifiers, but Ukraine failed to qualify after losing a play-off against Germany. He scored a total of five goals in Ukraine's Euro 2008 qualifying round. In a 21 December 2009 interview with UEFA Shevchenko declared That he was keen to play in his home country at Euro 2012.

Personal Life

Shevchenko is married to American model of Christian Pazik. The couple have two sons: Jordan, born on 29 October 2004, and Christian, born on 10 November 2006. Shevchenko commemorated Jordan's birth by scoring against Sampdoria the following day (Milan won 1-0). 

Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi is the Godfather of Shevchenko's first son, Jordan. The day after Christian's birth, Shevchenko scored in a 4-0 Chelsea victory over Watford, and he and Several of his teammates gathered and performed the popular "rock-the-baby" goal celebration as a tribute. Shevchenko is a close friend of fashion designer Giorgio Armani, and has modeled for Armani and opened two boutiques with him in Kiev.



Dynamo Kyiv
     Ukrainian Premier League: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
     Ukrainian Cup: 1996, 1998, 1999
     Ukrainian Super Cup: 2011
     CIS Cup: 1996, 1997, 1998

     Serie A: 2003-04
     Coppa Italia: 2003
     Supercoppa Italiana: 2004
     UEFA Champions League: 2003
     UEFA Super Cup: 2003

     FA Cup: 2007
     Football League Cup: 2007

     Ukrainian Footballer of the Year: (6) 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005
     Ukrainian Sports 1999.
     Commonwealth of Independent States Cup top scorer: 1997
     Ukrainian Premier League top scorer: 1999
     Ukrainian Premier League Best Player: 1997
     Ukrainian Cup top scorer (2): 1995, 1998
     ESM Team of the Year: (3) 1999-00, 2003-04, 2004-2005
     UEFA Champions League top scorer: (2) 1998-99, 2005-06
     UEFA Champions League Best Forward: 1999
     UEFA Team of the Year: (2) 2004, 2005
     UEFA Super Cup 2003 Man of the match.
     Serie A Foreign Footballer of the Year: 2000
     Serie A Goal of the Year 2004 (Rome-Milan 2004).
     Serie A top scorer: (2) 1999-00, 2003-04
     Supercoppa Italiana's all-time top scorer
     Best Player of Eastern Europe - Focus Vest magazine Trophy: 2001
     Baltic and Commonwealth of Independent States Footballer of the Year: (2) 2004, 2005
     Ballon d'Or: 2004
     Ballon d'Or: Third Place 1999, 2000.
     2004 FIFA World Player of the Year Third
     Golden Foot award: 2005
     FIFPro World XI: 2005
     Ukraine's all-time top scorer with 46 goals.
     Derby's all-time top scorer with 14 goals.
     Milan's all time top goal scorer in the Champions League with 33 goals.
     All-time FIFA World Cup top scorer of the European qualification.
     FIFA 100
     The World Team of the Decade by Mirror Football: 2009
     A.C. Milan Hall Of Fame.
     UEFA awards 100 caps.
     Pallone d'Argento 2004.
     L'Equipe Team of the Year: (2) 2004, 2005.
     Top scorer in the history of Ukrainian football with 370 goals.

Ballon d'Or
     1998 - nominated (top 50)
     1999 - 3rd
     2000 - 3rd
     2001 - 8th
     2003 - 4th
     2004 - 1st
     2005 - 5th
     2006 - nominated (top 50)

FIFA World Player of the Year
     1999 - 7th
     2000 - 5th
     2001 - 9th
     2003 - 10th
     2004 - 3rd
     2005 - 6th
     2006 - 21st

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