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Alexander Ovechkin – Alexander the Great

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Alexander Ovechkin. Photo: theplace.ru


In America, he is called Alexander the Great. Alexander Ovechkin is a Russian professional ice hockey player and captain of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. He is a World Champion among youth teams, Champion of Russia, the best rookie player, two-time World Champion, Honored Master of Sports of Russia (2009) … To tell the truth, he has a lot of titles and he deserves them.
Alexander was born on September 17, 1985 in Moscow. Tatiana Ovechkina, the mother of the future hockey player, was a legendary basketball player of the USSR national women’s team and Olympic Champion. His father Mikhail is a former professional footballer who played for Moscow Dynamo. His elder brother Sergey also plays hockey.
At the age of 8 the little boy was engaged in hockey. Now Ovechkin is one of the best strikers in the modern history of hockey.
It is noteworthy that at the age of twelve Ovechkin set an absolute record, scoring 59 goals in the championship of Moscow.

16-year-old Ovechkin became the best player at the World Cup in Slovakia.
In seasons 2002/2003 and 2003/2004 the talented hockey player became one of the main stars of the Moscow Dynamo.
In 2005 he received a bronze medal at one of the world championships, and in 2006 at the Turin Olympics he was the author of five goals and was among the five best players of 2006.
Besides, in 2010-2012 Alexander repeatedly became the world champion, playing for the Russian national team.
The most anticipated and controversial event was the Olympics in Sochi in 2014. In the quarter finals, Russia lost to Finland with a score of 3:1.
By the way, he is invited to participate in the regular All-Star Game and has many prestigious awards, including Hart Memorial Trophy and Art Ross Trophy.
Ovechkin is one of the highest-paid players of the National Hockey League.
At 2014 Ice hockey World Championship in Minsk (Belarus) Russian National Team became World Champion!

Interesting Facts
– Russian hockey player became the second representative of the NHL, whose wax figure appeared in the Washington branch of Madame Tussauds. The first was Wayne Gretzky.
– In 2008, Ovechkin signed a contract worth $ 124 million with Washington Capitals and became the first hockey player, signed a contract for more than $ 100 million.
– The hockey player is nicknamed Ovi, Alexander the Great, The Magnificent Eight (his number in Washington Capitals).
– In 2009, Ovechkin together with Reebok launched his own clothing line – Ovechkin Line By Reebok.
– Ovechkin enjoys sports such as basketball and football. His favorite football clubs are Dynamo, Barcelona and Liverpool.
– Alexander collects hockey sticks with autographs of famous hockey players. There are sticks of such players as Sidney Crosby, Mario Lemieux, Zdeno Chara in his collection.

Personal life
Ovechkin is known not only as a great hockey player, but also as real Casanova. There are a lot of rumors about his love stories – real and fake.
They say Ovechkin had a love affair with Russian singer Zhanna Friske, whom he met on the set of the reality show The Big Race. But their romance was short-lived as the famous hockey player became interested in another singer – Ksenia Novikova.
There was a rumor about his romance with Yulia Kovalchuk.
Lena Lenskaya, according to the press, was one of Ovechkin’s girlfriends. However, they parted because of the age difference, Lena is 15 years older.
Love affair with TV presenter Anfisa Chekhova was one of his love “victories”.
One of the most celebrated novels was Ovechkin’s relationship with TV presenter and Miss Russia 2003 Victoria Lopyreva.
In 2008, Alexander was often seen with Maria, Andrei Grigoryev-Apollonov’s wife.
Model Valeria Sokolova was his girlfriend.
In July 2009, Ovechkin had relationship with singer Fergie. He met Black Eyed Peas soloist in Toronto at Much Music Video Awards.
Then tennis player Maria Kirilenko was in his heart. On December 31, 2012 the couple announced their engagement. But the marriage never took place.
Anastasia Shubskaya became Ovechkin’s new girlfriend. She is an athlete, actress and just a beautiful girl. Anastasia is the youngest daughter of Russian actress Vera Glagoleva. Shubskaya graduated from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). In 2005, she starred in the little-known film Ca De Bo, and in 2008 Anastasia and her mother starred in the TV series The Woman Wants To Know.
Now Alexander and Anastasia are a wife and a husband. On July 8, 2017, a long-awaited wedding ceremony took place.
His fan page Vkontakte: vk.com/alexander_ovechkin

Alexander Ovechkin – Alexander the Great