|Full name||Andrea Pirlo|
|Date of birth||19 May 1979|
|Place of birth||Flero, Italy|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Andrea Pirlo (born 19 May 1979) is an Italian football player. He was born on May 19, 1979, in Flero, a commune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy, Italy to parents Luigi and Lidia. He has a brother named Ivan. He drew international attention for the first time at 13, when he and his team, ‘Voluntas Brescia U15s’, participated in the 1992 ‘Dana Cup’. They made it to the semi-finals before being knocked out.
He plays for Juventus and Italy national team. He is widely considered as one of the greatest deep-lying playmakers in midfield of all time. He started his club career as an attacking midfielder but often failed to make the starting XI in various clubs he played for, primarily due to his lack of pace. During his time at Brescia, manager Carlo Mazzone took the innovative decision of utilizing Pirlo as a deep-lying playmaker. He thrived in the new position.
In 2020, Juventus appointed Andrea Pirlo as their new Head Coach.
Club career statistics[change | change source]
|1998/99||Internazionale Milano||Serie A||18||0||5||0||7||0||30||0|
|2000/01||Internazionale Milano||Serie A||4||0||1||0||3||0||8||0|
International career statistics[change | change source]
|Italy national team|
References[change | change source]
- "Andrea Pirlo". Forbes. Retrieved 2021-07-08.
- "The Biography of Andrea Pirlo". FOOTCHAMPION. 2019-03-31. Retrieved 2021-07-08.
- "Andrea Pirlo is the New Coach for Juventus After Sacking Sarri". Retrieved 2021-07-08.
- Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Andrea Pirlo". www.national-football-teams.com.