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6 things you didn't know about Sheva

1 AT an early age, Shevchenko was a competitive boxer in the Ukrainian junior league but due to his size, he was forced to move on to football where he quickly flourished.

1 AT an early age, Shevchenko was a competitive boxer in the Ukrainian junior league but due to his size, he was forced to move on to football where he quickly flourished.

2 After being named European Footballer of the Year in December of 2004, Shevchenko was awarded the title Hero of Ukraine by former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma.

3 He became Milan's second all-time goalscorer, behind legend Gunnar Nordahl, after scoring against Treviso on 8 February 2006. He left the Italian giants with 157 goals under his belt.

4 He is a close friend of Giorgio Armani, and Sheva has strolled the catwalk wearing a suit for the Italian stylist. Shevchenko and Giorgio have opened two Armani stores together in Kiev.

5 Shevchenko cannot speak English and his American model wife Kristen Pazik speaks no Russia so they converse in Italian.

6 Shevchenko has set up a charitable foundation, run by his sister Elena, to assist those who have suffered due to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

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