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Andriy Shevchenko

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Quick Stats
Nationality
Ukraine
Age
38
Sport
Football

Andriy Shevchenko ranks among the top-10 goal-scorers in Champions League history. He scored the winning penalty against arch-rival Juventus in leading Milan to its sixth UEFA Champions League title in 2003. Andriy also played key roles in 2005 and 2008 runner-up finishes. He is Milan’s No. 2 career goal scorer.

His 2003-04 season was one for the ages. In addition to the Champions League title, he helped Milan win the Scudetto for the first time in five years, scored the winning goal in a UEFA Super Cup victory over FC Porto for the club’s second trophy, and scored three goals against Lazio to win the Supercoppa Italina. He also led the Serie A in goals for the second time in his career. For his efforts, he became the third Ukrainian to win the Ballon d’Or. That year he was also selected to the FIFA 100. Shevchenko is the all-time top scorer for the Ukrainian national team with 48 goals and captained Ukraine to the quarter finals of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in the country’s first appearance.