Saturday, July 28, 2012

Andriy Shevchenko Retires...

It IS shocking, Andriy..!

"Perhaps, I will shock everyone: my future has nothing to do with soccer" Shevchenko said in the statement, "...It is related to politics."

We appreciate everything you have done for our country: making its name famous around the world, making us very proud to be Ukrainians and uniting us! Thank you for such contribution, for all 48 goals for Ukrainian national team, captaining Ukrainian national team to the quarter finals of the 2006 FIFA World Cup and all 374 goals of your professional career!

We are very proud of you and hope now, moving to politics, you will be able to make same "revolution" for our nation! ;)

Facts & Figures:
- the third-highest goalscorer in Champions League history with 58 goals as of 10 March 2011, behind Ruud van Nistelrooy (60) and Raúl (71)
- ranked as the third top goalscorer in all European competitions with 67 goals
- won the UEFA Champions League in 2003 with Milan
- won various league and cup titles in Ukraine, Italy, and England
- Ukrainian Footballer of the Year (1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005)
- UEFA Champions League Top Scorer (1998-99, 2000-01, 2005-06)
- UEFA Team of the Year (2004, 2005)
- Serie A Foreign Footballer of the Year (2000)
- Serie A Top Scorer (2000, 2004)
- Golden Foot award (2005)

Shevchenko did not say if he planned to join one of Ukraine's existing political parties or create his own ahead of October's parliamentary election. He promised to announce the details on Saturday.

Andriy Shevchenko's Club Career:
Dynamo Kyiv (1994-1999)
Milan (1999-2006)
Chelsea (2006-2009)
Milan (loan) (2008-2009)
Dynamo Kyiv (2009-2012)

We are wishing you all the best in your "new career" and we believe in you, Sheva! ;)

xo K

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