Andriy She vchenko is a legendary Ukrainian soccer player, former coach of the Ukrainian national soccer team and the Italian soccer club Genoa. The winner of Ballon d'Or in 2004.
Andriy Shevchenko was born September 29, 1976 in the village Dvorkovschina, Kyiv region.
He started playing soccer seriously at school age when Shevchenko was invited to the FC Dynamo sports school (Kyiv).
He was called up to the Dynamo 2 squad and became its top scorer.
In 1994 he made his debut in the main "Dynamo" squad in the match against FC "Shakhtar" (Donetsk).
Since 1995, he was a member of the national team of Ukraine.
In 1999, he accepted the offer of the Italian soccer club "Milan" and for $ 25 million moved to them. In the first season he was recognized as the best striker in the Italian championship.
In 2006 for £30 million he moved to Chelsea in London , but two years later returned to FC "Milan" on loan.
In 2009, Andriy Shevchenko returned to the Dynamo Kiev and remained in it in the position of forward until the end of his career as a soccer player.
In 2012 officially ended his career and went into politics. He participated in the 2012 elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, representing the party "Ukraine Forward".
Since 2016 took the position of the head coach of the national team of Ukraine. He left the main team of the country in 2021 after the Euro 2020, where the team reached the quarterfinals and lost to England.
Coach at Genoa
On November 7, 2021, it was officially announced that Shevchenko would head the Italian Serie A club Genoa. At the time of the Ukrainian's appointment, the team from Genoa was in 17th place out of 20, earning 9 points after 12 matches.
On January 15, 2022, Shevchenko was fired as head coach. During the eleven games under his guidance Genoa won only once.
Andrew Shevchenko statistics
During his career, Andriy Shevchenko spent a total of 648 soccer matches, a total of 321 goals scored.
At the same time, playing for the Ukraine national team from 1995 to 2012, Shevchenko participated in 111 games, scoring 48 goals.
Andriy Shevchenko is the winner of a number of titles, among which the most famous:
The title of the best footballer in Europe in 2004.
The title of the best striker of the Ukrainian championship in 1999.
Two-time title of the best striker of the Italian championship.
Three times the best striker of the Champions League.
Six times the title of the best soccer player of Ukraine.
Andriy Shevchenko has a wife - an American model Kristen Pazik. The couple brings up four sons: Jordan, Christian, Alexander and Ryder-Gabriel.
Twitter. Andrei Shevchenko's page on the social network Twitter is subscribed to by 179 thousand readers.
Instagram. The appearance of new photos of Andriy Shevchenko in Instagram is followed by 465 thousand followers.