According to Sky Sport Italy, former soccer star Andriy Shevchenko, with a post on social media and the image of the borders of his country, Ukraine, supported his country, threatened by the winds of war with Russia in the last hours.
"I have always been proud of my people and my country. We have been through many difficult times and in the last 30 years we have formed as a nation. A nation of sincere, hardworking and freedom-loving citizens. This is our most important asset.
Today. it is a difficult time for all of us. But we must unite! Together we will win, glory to Ukraine! " Oleksandr Zinchenko of Manchester City, said: "The whole civilized world is worried about the situation in my country.
I cannot remain indifferent and I want to assert my point of view. My country is in the picture. That country where I was born. and grown up. A country whose colors I defend on the international sports scene. A country we are trying to make famous and develop.
A country whose borders must remain intact. My country belongs to the Ukrainians and no one will ever be able to take it. We will not give up. Glory to Ukraine." Douglas Costa, former player of Shakhtar Donetsk, added: "It is a political issue and we who play are not so informed.
The truth is that I hope that things will change and that Ukraine will return to the way it was before. This country is in mine. heart, which is now in pieces for this situation. I am very sorry because Ukraine has given me so many things, that's where it all started."
Sheva, considered one of the strongest and most complete strikers of his generation, made his debut in Dynamo Kiev, with which he won five Ukrainian championships and three national cups.
In 1999 he joined Milan, where he played for seven seasons, winning a Scudetto, a European Super Cup, an Italian Super Cup, a UEFA Champions League and an Italian Cup. In 2006 he was bought by Chelsea, with whom he won an FA Cup and an English League Cup.
In the summer of 2008 he returned to Milan for an annual loan. Returning to Chelsea, he terminated his contract with the English to return to Dynamo Kiev, with whom he won a Ukrainian Super Cup in three years. With the Ukrainian national team he participated in the 2006 world championship and in the 2012 European championship played at home, at the end of which he retired from competitive activity.
He won the Ballon d'Or in 2004 (after finishing third in the 1999 and 2000 editions) and in the same year he was included by Pele in the FIFA 100, list of the 125 best living players. With 67 goals in 143 games, he is respectively seventh in the league table of UEFA club competition goalscorers and eleventh in the list of players with the most appearances.