Andriy Shevchenko Biography

Andriy Shevchenko Mykolayovych, born in Dvirkivschyna, Soviet Union, 29 September 1976; age 35 years); also fondly called Sheva is a Ukrainian footballer who plays as a striker for Dynamo Kyiv and Ukrainian national team.
Shevchenko played for Milan and Chelsea. He is the third leading scorer with 67 goals behind Filippo Inzaghi and Raúl in European football club competitions.

Shevchenko has scored 175 goals for Milan and is the second highest scorer in the history of the club. He won the UEFA Champions League with Milan and several domestic titles with Dynamo Kyiv and Chelsea. In December 2004, Shevchenko was named European Footballer of the year. He was also named by Pele as one of 125 world's best soccer players who are still alive in March 2004.
Shevchenko the national team of Ukraine since 1995. He has recorded 102 appearances and 45 goals, including the Ukraine while competing in the FIFA World Cup 2006 in Germany.

Club career

Shevchenko began his career with Ukrainian club Dynamo Kyiv. Under the direction of Valeri Lobanovsky he grew to be one of the most important players in the club, to bring a semifinalist Dynamo Kyiv UEFA Champions League 1998-99 season, when they were knocked out by FC Bayern Munich. On the way to the semi-final, Dynamo Kyiv defeated Arsenal and Real Madrid.

In 1999, Shevchenko joined Milan for a fee of $ 26 million and has become one of Milan's most important players. Since joining Milan, he has twice won the Serie A season in 1999-00, and 2003-04. In addition, he also has a one-time tasting UEFA Champions League title in 2002-03 season. In the Champions League 2005-06 season he made history as the top scorer in the history of European club competition. He is the second leading scorer in the history of Milan behind Gunnar Nordahl with 175 goals.

On May 2006, Shevchenko joined Chelsea for a record transfer was the most expensive in the UK on the grounds that he wanted his son grew up in an English speaking environment. Chelsea are not as bright as his career at Milan and he only scored 22 goals in 76 appearances in all competitions, including nine goals in 47 appearances in the league.
On August 23, 2008, Chelsea announced the approval of Shevchenko return to Milan.

On August 28, 2009, Shevchenko returned to Dinamo Kyiv and signed a contract duration of two years.


Dynamo Kyiv

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


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


FA Cup: 2007
English League Cup: 2007


Best Football Players of Ukraine: 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005
Ukraine's Best Athlete: 1999
Commonwealth of Independent States Cup top scorer: 1997
Ukrainian Premier League Top Scorers: 1999
Ukrainian Premier League Player of the Year: 1997
Top Score Ukrainian Cup: 1998
ESM Team of the Year: 1999-00, 2003-04, 2004-2005
UEFA Champions League Top Scorers: [4] 1998-99, 2005-06
UEFA Champions League Best Striker: 1999
UEFA Team of the Year: 2004, 2005
Player of the 2003 UEFA Super Cup.
Serie A Best Foreign players: 2000
Best Goals Serie A: 2004 (vs Roma. Milan, 2004).
Top Score Serie: 1999-00, 2003-04
Top Score of All Time Italian Super Cup
Eastern European Football Players Best Vest version of the Focus magazine: 2001
Baltic and Commonwealth of Independent States Footballer of the Year: 2004, 2005
Ballon d'Or: 2004; third place: 1999, 2000.
FIFA World Player of the Year: 2004 (third place)
Golden Foot award: 2005
FIFPro World XI: 2005
Top Score All Time National Team of Ukraine
Top Score of All Time derby
Milan's all time Top goal scorer in Champions League
Top Score of All Time Pre-Qualification FIFA World Cup European zone.
FIFA 100
The World Team of the Decade by Mirror Football: 2009
AC Milan Hall Of Fame
UEFA awards 100 caps.
Silver Ball player of the Fair Play 2004 Serie A.
L'Equipe Team of the Year: 2004, 2005

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