Andriy Shevchenko was born on the 29th of September, 1976 in Ukraine. In 1986 he was brought to Dynamo Kyiv after being spotted by a scout. Four years later he played for the U-14 team. He made his debut for the senior side on the 28th of October 1994 against Shakhtar Donetsk. Next season he scored six goals in 20 matches helping the side win a league title. He scored a memorable hat-trick against FC Barcelona in which Dynamo won 4-0. He scored 28 goals in all competitions in the 1998-99 season. He played 117 matches for the club scoring 60 goals.
In 1999 he joined Italian club AC Milan for £25 million. He made his debut in a 2-2 draw against Lecce. In his first season for the club he scored 24 goasl in 32 matches which was the golden boot for the league. He spent seven years at the club where he played 208 matches scoring an outsantding 127 goals. On the 28th of May he joined English side Chelsea for £30.8 million which broke the record for a player signed by an English club. He made his debut on the 13th of August 2006 and he scored in a 1-2 loss against Liverpool in the FA Community Shield. He struggled for form at the club which saw him only scoring nine goals from 46 matches.
He was loaned out to former club AC Milan in 2008 where he played 26 scoring just two goals. He returned to his former club Dynamo Kyiv in 2009 where he signed a two year deal. He scored in his first game back in a 3-1 win over Metalurh Donetsk. He played 55 matches for the club scoring 23 goals. He announced his retirement in 2012.
Shevchenko played 111 times for Ukraine scoring 48 goals for his nation. He holds the record for the youngest and oldest goal scorer for Ukraine. His major honours include 2004 Ballon d'Or, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004 & 2005 Ukrainian Footballer of the Year, five Ukrainian Premier League titles, one Serie A title and one FA Cup title.