After wearing out his welcome at Chelsea FC, Andriy Shevchenko returned home to his childhood club where he rose to fame: Dynamo Kyiv. At the age of 14, he joined the fabled Kyiv club as a youth player. He then blossomed to catch the attention of Italian giants, AC Milan, where he spent several very successful years.
Fall From Grace
The last few seasons have been a surprising and rapid fall from grace for one of the best strikers in European football. He left AC Milan as a legend, but his time in West London became a nightmare. He was written off, benched, ridiculed, loaned back to Milan, and last week, told he was surplus to requirements by Carlo Ancelotti.
Scores on His Debut
On Monday night, he scored on a penalty kick in injury time against Metalurg Donetsk (3 x 1) in front of his adoring fans. I watched a brief video clip from his presentation press conference. The journalists and photographers cheered for him. I've never seen that before, and it was a clear reference to the esteem that he is held by his countrymen.
|1994–95||Dynamo Kyiv||Premier League||17||1||4||1||2||1||23||3|
|2009-10||Dynamo Kyiv||Premier League||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||1|
Courtesy of Wikipedia.
Since 1995, Andriy has been capped 87 times with 41 goals for Ukraine.
Redemption comes from within...
Best wishes to the great champion, Sheva, for his new Ukrainian experience.
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