Former AC Milan and Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko on his Facebook page solicited support to help put some structures and facilities destroyed by the Russian attack back in place. According to Shevchenko, the facilities were destroyed days ago by Russian and are seeking contributors’ aid.
Shevchenko played actively for 22 years from 1999 until 2012 when he resigned. He began his prolific career with AC Milan where he appeared in 225 La Liga appearances, scoring 126 goals. He moved to England to play with Dynamo Kyiv and had 171 appearances with 83 goals. Furthermore, he moved to Chelsea with 77 appearances in all competitions, netting 22 times.
Shevchenko won numerous trophies along with the Ballon d’Or in 2014.
On his Facebook page, Andriy Shevchenko said:
“I wake up in pain every day. My dear Ukraine has been suffering for more than 100 days. With this Gordo with the dignity of the warriors of light, the warriors of the good fight for the right to live… To live in one family of free and proud countries United by one big European Union.
I remember my country perfectly. Together with Poland, hosted Euro 2012 matches! All my friends often mention the hospitality of Ukrainians. The Netherlands national team was preparing for matches at the training base in the village of high near Kharkiv.
A few days ago, this base was destroyed after a missile strike from Russian territory. Methodically destroying the region, infrastructure facilities, residential arrangements and here is the turn off sports facilities. I want to support Kharkiv, I want to support Kharkiv fans! They are trying to steal the future from you, as in our whole country, but it will not happen, it will never happen.
We, Ukrainians, will stand together and build our beautiful European future!
Calling the whole sports community of Europe, to the clubs of all European leagues- let’s support Kharkiv football and help!
I am certain that together we can do the impossible..”
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