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The holding midfielder has edged legendary striker Andriy Shevchenko to the title of the finest player to come from the Eastern European country

Bayern Munich's Anatoliy Tymoshchuk has been elected best Ukrainian footballer of all time in a national poll among fans.

The 32-year-old has beaten former AC Milan striker and six-time winner of the country's 'Player of The Year Award' Andriy Shevchenko to the accolade.

Tymoschuk starter his career at Volyn Lutsk before moving to Shakhtar Donetsk in 1998. After nine years at the club, the midfielder transferred to Russia to put on the colours of Zenit St Petersburg, winning the Uefa Cup in 2008 under Dick Advocaat.

A year later the 32-year-old left for Bayern Munich, and has since made 85 appearances for the Bavarians.

Tymoshchuk also holds the record for most caps for Ukraine, with 113 games for the national side.

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