Saturday July 28 2012
Shevchenko retires for politics

Former Milan hero Andriy Shevchenko has announced his retirement from football in order to go into politics.

He follows in the footsteps of another ex-Rossoneri man, Kakha Kaladze, who hung up his boots this summer to become a politician in his native Georgia.

"Perhaps, I will shock everyone: my future has nothing to do with soccer," Shevchenko wrote in a statement on the Dynamo Kiev website. "It is related to politics."

Sheva was at Milan from 1999 to 2006, though he returned briefly in January 2009 on loan from Chelsea.

With the Rossoneri he won a Scudetto, Champions League, European Super Cup, Coppa Italia, Italian Super Cup and the Ballon d’Or.