Andriy Shevchenko

Andriy Shevchenko
Andriy Shevchenko 2017.jpg
Shevchenko managing Ukraine, 2017
Personal information
Full nameAndriy Mykolayovych Shevchenko[1]
Date of birth (1976-09-29) 29 September 1976 (age 42)
Place of birthDvirkivshchyna, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[2][3][4][5]
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current team
Ukraine (manager)
Youth career
1986–1993Dynamo Kyiv
Senior career*
1994–1999Dynamo Kyiv117(60)
2008–2009Milan (loan)18(0)
2009–2012Dynamo Kyiv55(23)
National team
1994–1995Ukraine U188(5)
1994–1995Ukraine U217(6)
Teams managed
2016Ukraine (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Andriy Mykolayovych Shevchenko (Ukrainian: Андрій Миколайович Шевченко, pronounced [ɑndˈrij mɪkoˈlɑjovɪtʃ ʃɛwˈtʃɛnko]; born 29 September 1976) is a Ukrainian politician, football manager and former professional footballer who played for Dynamo Kyiv, Milan, Chelsea and the Ukraine national team as a striker. From February to July 2016, he was an assistant coach of the Ukraine national team, at the time led by Mykhailo Fomenko. On 15 July 2016, shortly after the nation's elimination from UEFA Euro 2016, Shevchenko was appointed Ukraine's head coach.

Shevchenko is ranked as the fifth top goalscorer in all European competitions with 67 goals. With a tally of 175 goals scored for 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 della Madonnina (the derby between Milan and their local rivals Internazionale) with 14 goals. Furthermore, he is the all-time top scorer for the Ukrainian national team with 48 goals.

Shevchenko's career has been highlighted by many awards, the most prestigious of which was the Ballon d'Or in 2004 (becoming the third Ukrainian, after Oleh Blokhin and Igor Belanov, to receive it). He won the UEFA Champions League in 2003 with Milan, and he has also won various league and cup titles in Ukraine, Italy and England. He was also an UEFA Champions League runner-up in 2005 and 2008. He was named in the FIFA World XI for 2005.

In his illustrious international career, the striker led Ukraine as captain to the quarter-finals in their first ever FIFA World Cup appearance in 2006, and also took part at UEFA Euro 2012.

On 28 July 2012, Shevchenko announced that he was quitting football for politics.[6] He was standing for election to the Ukrainian Parliament in the October 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary election,[7] but his party failed to win parliamentary representation.[8][9]

Early life

Shevchenko was born in the family of Praporshchik Mykola Hryhorovych Shevchenko in 1976. In 1979, his family moved to the newly built neighborhood in Kiev – Obolon (Minsk District was created in 1975).[10] In Kiev, Shevchenko went to the 216th City School and in 1986 (aged 9) enrolled into the football section coached by Oleksandr Shpakov. Because of the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, together with his sport group he was evacuated temporarily from the city. At an early age, he also was a competitive boxer in the LLWI Ukrainian junior league,[11] but eventually he elected to move on to football.

Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Andrey Şevçenko
Bân-lâm-gú: Andriy Shevchenko
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Андрэй Шаўчэнка
български: Андрий Шевченко
Bahasa Indonesia: Andriy Shevchenko
македонски: Андриј Шевченко
Bahasa Melayu: Andriy Shevchenko
Nederlands: Andrij Sjevtsjenko
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Andriy Shevchenko
português: Andriy Shevchenko
Simple English: Andriy Shevchenko
српски / srpski: Андриј Шевченко
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Andrij Ševčenko
粵語: 舒夫真高
žemaitėška: Andrej Ševčenko