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Andriy Shevchenko

Andriy Shevchenko
Personal information
Full nameAndriy Mykolayovych Shevchenko
Date of birth29 September 1976(age 40)
Place of birthDvirkivschyna, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.83 m
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current clubDynamo Kyiv

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Andriy Mykolayovych Shevchenko ( ; born 29 September 1976) is a Ukrainian footballer who plays for Dynamo Kyiv and the Ukraine national team as a striker. He is the third-highest scorer in the history of European club competition with 67 goals as of 2011-03-10, behind Filippo Inzaghi and Raúl. With 175 goals scored with A.C. Milan, Shevchenko is the second most prolific player in the history of the club, and is also the all-time top scorer of the Derby della Madonnina (derby between A.C. Milan and their local rivals Internazionale) with 14 goals and Ukraine national football team with 45 goals.

Shevchenko's career has been highlighted by many awards, the most prestigious of which was the Ballon d'Or in 2004 (becoming the third Ukrainian, after Oleg Blokhin and Igor Belanov to receive it). He won the UEFA Champions League in 2003 with Milan, and he has also won various league and cup titles in Ukraine, Italy, and England.

In his illustrious international career, the striker led the Ukraine national football team as captain to the quarterfinals in their first ever FIFA World Cup appearance in 2006.

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