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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 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