One of the greatest goalscorers of his generation.
He scored 175 goals in 296 games for AC Milan.
His successes included the UEFA Champions League victory in 2003 when he scored the winning penalty in the shoot-out against Italian arch-rivals Juventus in the final.
Shevchenko began his senior career with his local club Dynamo Kiev in 1994, playing in the team which won the league title in all five years he was there.
He moved to Milan in 1999 for a reported fee of US$25million.
After his highly successful time at Milan, he transferred to English club Chelsea for a fee reported to be more than £30 million.
He suffered from injuries there and only played 48 times in three seasons.
He retired in July 2012.
Shevchenko is also the record goalscorer for his national team Ukraine, with 48 goals in 111 games.