Andriy Shevchenko has announced his retirement from football in order to pursue a career in politics.
The 35-year-old striker, who played for
"This will probably shock everyone," Shevchenko said. "My future will no longer be in football. I will give more information tomorrow but I will be going into politics.
"I hope for your support."
Shevchenko earned his reputation as one of
During his combined time with the Rossoneri, he scored 175 goals in 322 appearances and helped them lift the Champions League in 2002-03 and the Serie A title the following season.
His two stints with Milan sandwiched a three-year spell at Chelsea, although he struggled to make his mark at Stamford Bridge.
Shevchenko also won five league trophies with Dynamo having started - and now ended - his career there and is the all-time leading goalscorer with
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