Skip to the content Home .:. About .:. Biography
Name Andriy Shevchenko
Spelling Andriy Schevchenko
Born 1976 09 29
Gender Male
Ethnic Ukranian
Job Ukranian Footballer
  Ukranian Politician
Desc Yet another player to win the Ballon d’Or with Ancelotti as their manager, Shevchenko was by far and away the world’s best number nine during his seven-year spell at the San Siro. Only two players have scored more than the Ukrainian under said coach and lest we forget that he converted the winning penalty in the 2003 Champions League final


Political Party Ukraine Forward Party
Org Ukraine National Team
Club as Player Chelsea FC
  AC Milan


Wife Kristen Pazik

2011 02 27 Retrieve

[On-loan Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko is delighted with the way AC Milan fans have welcomed him back to the San Siro] It’s fantastic, I’m really pleased. For me, the emotions have never changed. The affection of supporters is very important for me because helps my morale and motivation

2012 06 05 Retrieve

[Euro 2012 was awarded to Ukraine and Poland in March 2007] This is my dream, and it is also a dream of my countrymen. It is huge to finish my international career at such a tournament in front of my home crowd

[As a child he had to be evacuated from the Chernobyl region] It will be a great achievement if my goals and the victories they bring will remind the world of that great catastrophe and its victims

[Shevchenko claims he still enjoys playing, and even went back on the intention to retire completely after Ukraine finish their part in Euro 2012] I will continue as long as I have positive emotions

2012 06 06 Retrieve

[For Ukraine Striker, Ending Is Also a Beginning] My whole life has been connected with this ball

I have several offers. I asked everyone to wait until the end of this tournament so I can decide what to do

All my dreams came true. My best characteristic is that I made the most important goals in the most difficult games

I’m 35; I don’t have a lot of time left. I’ve prepared very seriously

[A month before the disaster at Chernobyl, Shevchenko, then age 9, signed with the youth team at Dynamo Kiev] My first coach came to my house and talked to my parents. I went back and started training seriously at Dynamo

[Shevchenko said he believed the British news media was overstating the extent of racism in Ukraine] They talk about Ukraine like we don’t have culture, like we don’t have nothing. Of course, we have a lot of problems, but people are nice. I don’t see this racism

[Yanukovich became Ukraine’s president in 2010. Ukrainian politics are again stormy] I’m not taking any side. I took sides long ago. Now, I represent Ukraine to the world. I have my own mission

[He said he saw no purpose in a political boycott] If European leaders want to change something, they don’t have to use sports for it

[But his main interest remains soccer, Shevchenko said. After his playing career ends, he wants to coach] This is the world I understand, the world I want to stay in

2013 11 05 Retrieve

[Andriy Shevchenko on Paul Scholes] They have two of the world’s best young players in Ronaldo and Rooney, but the player who most impresses me is Paul Scholes. He is United’s most important player, and makes most things happen on the pitch

2016 02 17 Retrieve

[Quote on Cafu] A warrior on the field and a sincere, kind man off it. Strong and powerful, his runs from defence led to numerous goals at AC Milan and his jokes helped to ease the pressure during training and in matches

2020 05 14 Retrieve

[Andriy Shevchenko: I would love to manage AC Milan one day] Milan is always in my heart and one day, when I decide to change, I would love to train them. We must try to finish the season at best at this moment. Everyone will have to give their best to have respect of the fans. Then, we will see what will happen and what future the club will have

I’m near London, I live just outside the city. I’ve been locked in for almost 10 days. We live this difficult moment with hope, hope that things will improve. The only solution is to respect the rules laid out by the government, stay at home and give doctors the opportunity to do their job. All the doctors in the world are doing a great job, the nurses, [the] volunteers. Thank you so much for all that you’re doing for us. You’re truly the heroes of our time. I experienced a very similar situation when I was nine years old and the Chernobyl power plant broke out. It was a difficult time. The only solution is to believe in government decisions. We don’t have to do stupid things, especially not leaving the house. We don’t know if we have the virus or not, there are many people who can be infected and carry the virus with them, continuing to pass it on to other people without symptoms. We mustn’t only think about ourselves but also the many other people we can infect