ANDREI SHEVCHENKO-BIO,PROFILE,PICS,CAREER,PERSONAL LIFE
Birthname:Andrei(Andriy) Mikolayovich Shevchenko
Playing position: Striker
Current club: Dynamo Kyiv (7)
In 1986,when Shevchenko was noticed by a Dynamo kiev scout while playing in a youth tournament, he was thus brought to the club.Here started the golden time of Sevchenko by becoming the top scorer of Ian Rush cup in wales, while playing in Dynamo Kiev under- 14 team,in 1990. He was awarded by a pair of Rushs boots as prize by the then Liverpool player.
In 1992-93, he was the top scorer for Dynamo-2 with twelve goals, and he made an appearance in the first team list, taking Dynamo to their second successive league victory. He scored his first international goal in May 1996, in a friendly against Turkey, at Samsun. Shevchenko won the league again next season with Dynamo, scoring 6 goals in 20 games. The next two seasons, 1997-98 and 1998-99, were abundantly productive for Shevchenko. The highlight of his 1997-98 season was his first-half hat-trick against FC Barcelona in the 1997-98 Champions League, helping Dynamo produce a shock 4-0 away win. Shevchenko's exploits in the Champions League took Dynamo to the semi-final stage of the tournament, before they lost to Bayern Munich 3-4 on aggregate.
Dynamo Kiev: 1994-1999 App-117, goals-60
In 1999 Shevchenko signed for Milan for a record transfer fee at that time $25 million. He scored 24 goals in 32 matches in his debut session.He scored the winning penalty against Juventus in the final of Champions League 2002-2003 and become the first Ukranian player to lift the Champions League trophy. He was the top goal scorer in Serie A 2003-2004 for the second time in his career by scoring 24 goals in 34 matches. He was awarded by the European Player of the Year in 2004.
In 2004-2005 season Shevchenko missed a lot of games due to fractured cheek bone, but still scored 17 goals in that season.He became the 5th player ever scoring 4 goals in one Championship League match, by scoring it in a group-stage match against Fenerbahce.
A.C.Milan:1999-2006 App-208, goals-127
On May 2006, Shevchenko left Milan and signed for Chelsea for £30 million breaking the record fee for a player signed by an English Club.Shevchenko made his debut for Chelsea by scoring a goal, but loss to 2-1 against Liverpool. He missed a lot of matches in 2006-2007 season due to injury and hernia operation. In 2007-2008 season Shevchenko was in and out of matches due to injuries and the replacement of Avram Grant in place of Jose Mourinho.He finished the season with 5 Premier League goals.
Return to Milan
On August 2008 Shevchenko returned to Milan for a less salary and loss his number 7 because of Alexandre Pato, occupying the 7 shirt. Now he is wearing 76 shirt.
He made his debut for Bologna without scoring a goal. His first goal was against Zurich in a UEFA Cup match,and Milan won that match 1-0.
1994-1995: Ukraine U-18 app-8, goals-5
1994-1995: Ukraine U-21 app-7, goals-6
1995- : Ukraine app-85, goals-39
He scored 5 goals for Ukraine in Euro 2008 qualifing matches.
Shevchenko is married to American model Kristen Pazik an july 14 2004.The couple have two sons, Jordan and Christian.
Andriy currently plays for his home club Dynamo Kyiv as striker and for the Ukraine National team. Ukraine got a very brilliant team as they are co-hosts of Euro2012 with Poland. Andriy Shevchenko is to lead Ukraine for Euro2012. Because of hosting Ukraine doesn't want to qualify for the tournament. Ukraine have failed to qualify for any major tournament after the 2006 World Cup, as they reached the Quarter Finals of 2006 World Cup. Here is the squad of Ukraine team for Euro2012
GK - Maksim Koval, DF - Yevhen Selin, DF - Yevhen Khacheridi, MF - Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, DF - Oleksandr Kucher, MF - Denys Harmash, FW - Andriy Shevchenko - (C), MF - Oleksandr Aliyev, MF - Oleh Gusev, FW - Andriy Voronin, FW - Andriy Yarmolenko, GK - Andriy Pyatov, DF - Vyacheslav Shevchuk, MF - Ruslan Rotan, FW - Artem Milevskiy, FW - Yevhen Seleznyov, DF - Taras Mikhalyk
FW - Serhiy NazarenkoMF - Yevhen Konoplyanka, DF -Yaroslav Rakitskiy, DF - Bohdan Butko, FW - Marko Devych, GK - Oleksandr Horyainov
Coach for the Ukraine squad is Oleh Blokhin
Ukraine is in Group D with Sweden, England and France. The matches will be on:
Monday, June 11, 2012 v Sweden
Friday, June 15, 2012 v France
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 v England
The fourth day(June 11 2012) of Euro 2012 was a thriller for the football viewers all around the world. The first match was between England and France and ended in 1-1 draw. This was a non stop watch as two teams moved in an urge for scoring goals. The first half was attacking game and the second half was defending.
The second match was between Ukraine and Sweden. In the first half both teams tried their best to score, but was not able to pick a goal. In the second half Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored for Sweden in the 52nd minute, but that joy was not for so long as the two goals from Andriy Shevchenko in the 55th and 62nd minute completed a dramatic turnaround. In the final minutes of the match, Sweden had some chances to score, but were unable to do that and Ukraine clinched a 2-1 victory against Sweden.
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