Club: AC Milan
History: Andriy Shevchenko (Ukrainian: Андрій Миколайович Шевченко, Andriy Mykolayovych Shevchenko, nicknamed "Sheva", born September 29, 1976, Dvirkivschyna, Kiev Oblast) is a Ukrainian footballer who plays as a striker for A.C. Milan and the Ukrainian national team. At an early age Shevchenko was a competitive boxer in the LLWI Ukrainian junior league. Due to his size restrictions he was forced to move on to soccer where he flourished. Born to middle class worker Ivgani Shevchenko and Swista Buregatz, Shevchenko started off his career with Ukrainian side Dynamo Kyiv, with whom he won five league titles and two national cups in five seasons between 1994 and 1999. He has won one Serie A title, one UEFA Champions League, one European Super Cup, one Italian Cup and one Italian League Super Cup with AC Milan thus far. He was named the European Footballer of the Year in 2004.