The legendary Ukrainian goalkeeper Oleksandr Shovkovskiy has announced his retirement from football.
On the eve of Shovkovskiy became a free agent – age goalkeeper in recent times not been in the starting lineup, “Dynamo”, which pushed him to complete his career.
“Everything has its beginning and its end. She went to the end my more than 20 years of career of the player. All these years I was happy to defend the colors of the club Dinamo. My career has been both victories and defeats as triumphs and failures.
I have been happy here all these years, but now decided to retire. It is time to thank the club and fans,” said Shovkovskiy.
The pupil of “Dynamo” debuted in 1993 – almost 23 years Shovkovskiy was the first permanent capital of the Grand room. The goalkeeper played in the shirt “white-blue” 633 match, including more than a hundred matches in European tournaments.
Shovkovskyi has left its mark in the national team of Ukraine, inscribing his name in the history of the world Championships as the goalkeeper who hasn’t missed a single kick in a penalty shootout in a memorable battle with Switzerland in the 1/8 finals of the world Cup 2006 in Germany.
Olexandr shovkovskyi is retiring in the status of the 14-times champion of Ukraine, semi-finalists of the Champions League and UEFA Cup, and world Cup quarterfinalist.
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