Oleksandr Shovkovskiy

Oleksandr Shovkovskiy

Famous Ukrainian soccer player, goalkeeper, coach
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Short biography

Oleksandr Shovkovskyi is a famous Ukrainian soccer player, goalkeeper.

Brief biography

Oleksandr Shovkovsky was born in Kiev, January 2, 1975.

He started his career as an "adult" footballer in FC Dynamo (Kyiv) in 1993. In the first year he was appointed the main goalkeeper of the team.

Since November 1994, he also played for the Ukraine national soccer team until 2012.

Shovkovskiy received his coaching license in 2016 and already in 2018 he took the position of the first assistant coach of the Ukrainian national team.

Shovkovskiy's last match as a player - the game of Dynamo Kyiv against FC Zorya (Lugansk) took place in 2016. At the same time, due to injury, Shovkovskiy never took to the pitch, watching the game from the stands.

Oleksandr Shovkovskiy has been named Ukraine's best goalkeeper nine times by the Ukrainian Football magazine. In 2005, the sports newspaper Komanda named Shovkovskiy the footballer of the year in Ukraine. In addition, Shovkovskiy is the record holder of the Ukrainian championship for the number of matches played in the top division.

The footballer also has a number of state awards:

  • Thetitle of Master of Sports of Ukraine.

  • The titleof Master of Sports of Ukraine International Class.

  • Thetitle of Honored Master of Sports of Ukraine.

  • Order "For Merit" IIIІІ degree.

  • Order "For Courage" III degree.

Personal life

Oleksandr Shovkovskiy has a son Vlad from his first wife, Vlasta.

Shovkovskiy's second wife is a famous fashion designer Olga Alenova. She gave birth to the athlete's daughter Alexandra.

The family lived together for ten years, but eventually Shovkovskiy and Alenova divorced.

Social networks

On the Internet, Oleksandr Shovkovskiy can be found on the following resources:

  • Facebook: more than 26 thousand people are subscribed to Shovkovskiy's personal Facebook page.

  • Twitter: the athlete also has an account in the social network Twitter.

  • Instagram: Oleksandr Shovkovskiy's Instagram page, where he publishes his photos with his family, at home and on vacation, at various events and performances, is the most popular platform - more than 30 thousand people are subscribed to his page.

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