Andrea Pirlo Biography
|Date of Birth:||1967 , January-2|
|Age:||52 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 Feet 8 Inch|
|Salary||3.5 million EUR|
|Weight in KG||68 kg|
|Famous for||Football player|
Andrea Pirlo, the Italian international footballer was born on 19 May 1979. He was born in Flero, Lombardy in Italy. He accounts his name as one of the legendary Italian footballer. He is seen on the field with his No.21 jersey for his Current team Juventus and his Nation Italy. His presence on the field always compels the opponent to hold their nerve. Being deployed deep in the defensive midfield, his deep-lying play making strategies never lets the opponents to be stress free throughout the play time. Pirlo is widely recognized for his unprecedented footballing skills that include control, dribbling, touch, technique, inventive play with incredible vision and guiding the ball to accurate pass. He has also established himself as a penalty kick and set piece specialist. He is also known for his long distance passing and shooting proficiency. His exponential position for both the Italy and Juventus has made him a player with golden remarks. His unprecedented presence on field throughout his life has helped him earn various nicknames. He is known as “the architect” for his play making abilities. He is also called as “the profession and Mozart for his prodigious ability. This player has tons of achievements and numbers of trophies in his cabinet. He is the one who will be respected forever and his name will be in-scripted in the football diary will golden letters.
Pirlo was into football from his very early age. He made his professional debut at the age of 16. He had his debut against Reggina. During his stay at Brescia, his talent was spotted by Internazionale. The San Siro side unveiled him in 1998. However, he had tough run with the club. He stayed there for only 3 years. Failing to make to the first team, he was loaned out to Reggina in 1999 and then to Brescia in 2001. A.C. Milan signed Pirlo at the price of 33,000 million Italian lire which equaled 17,043,078 Euros. He was unveiled with the Milan’s outfir on 30th June 2001. His career took leap with this club and it was then when he began taking big moves and his career turned significant. He had integral role in helping the club clinch Champions League in both 2003 and 2007. With Milan he won numbers of international and domestic club titles. He also secured numbers of individual achievements. After playing for Milan for a decade, another fierce competitor of Serie A, Juventus secured this magician in 2011. His stay at Milan earned him World’s every glory. He was souvenired with almost every titles, domestic and international. He won the league to World Cup. He earned various nicknames too.
Pirlo mode to Juventus as a free transfer and the deal bounded him till 2014. He made debut for the club in the match against Portuguese side, Sporting Clube de Portugal. This side lost 2-1 in the match. Despite of his growing age, his marvelous performance never took break. His most glorious achievements of life came during his stay at Milan which has continued till the date while he stays with Juventus. His first competitive game with the Turin’s side was against Parma which was also the league’s opening match. The match turned 4-1 in the favor of his side. He made two assists in the game. It was on February 2012 when he first scored for La Vecchia Signora. He scored against Catania via a free kick. The match was 3-1 victory. The very first season, he was unveiled by the club, they won the league and has consecutively secured the league till the latest season. This man’s impact has certainly been realized by the club. With his inclusion and unprecedented play making ability, the club has clinched numbers of other domestic and international club titles. For Brescia, he made 57 appearances and scored 6 goals. For Internazional, he played 22 matches. During his loan tenure at Reggina, he scored 6 goals in his 28 matches. He made 284 appearances and scored 32 goals. With Juventus, he has made 99 appearances and 12 goals so far.
Pirlo has remarkable career run for his national side too. He has played for every side of Italy’s national team. He has made 3 appearances of Italy U15. Similarly, he made 6 appearances for Italy U16 and scored 2 goals. He made 4 appearances for Italy U17 side. He has made 18 appearances and 7 goals for Italy U18 side. He has statistics of 37 appearances and 15 goals for Italy U21. He has made 9 appearances of Italy’s Olympic squad with 1 goal. So far, he has made 108 appearances and scored 13 goals. He has participated in numbers of prestigious tournaments for his nation. FIFA World Cup 2006, Euro 2012, FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 are some of those tournaments that explain his success and prolific football.
Honors and Achievements
Andrea Pirlo has numbers of Awards and achievements in his name. He had successful career throughout his life and all the clubs he has been involved in. With Brescia, he clinched Serie B title for 1996-97 season. With his other Italian club, A.C. Milan, he had won Serie A twice in 2003-04 and 2010-11 seasons. He bagged Coppa Italia with the San Siro side in 2002-03. With A.C. Milan he bagged UEFA Champions League twice in 2002-03 and 2006-07 seasons. His side won UEFA Super Cup in 2003 and 2007. He was also in the squad winning Supercoppa Italiana in 2004. He clinched prestigious FIFA Club World Cup in 2007. His former club, A.C. Milan were UEFA Champions League Runner Up for 2005-06 season.
With his current team, Juventus, he has won Serie A thrice: 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14. He has won Supercoppa Italiana twice with Juventus in 2012 and 2013. In International Football Arena, he won UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in 2000. His side won Olympic Bronze Medal in the year, 2004. He had his name inscripted in the FIFA World Cup 2006 title. His side was UEFA European Football Championship Runner up in 2012. He won bronze medal in the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2013.
Pirlo has uncountable numbers of Individual achievements. He won UEFA European Under-21 Championship Golden Player award in 2000. He was also the top scorer for the tournament in the very year. He was man of the match if FIFA World Cup 2006 in the matches again Ghana, Germany and also the final match against France. He was included in 2006 FIFA World Cup All Star team. He also won Bronze ball in 2006 FIFA World Cup. For the very tournament, he was the top assist provider. He secured positions in IFFHS World’s Best Playmaker for numbers of occasions. He was placed third in 2006, second in 2007, 9th in 2009 and 4th in 2012. He was included in FIFPro World XI in 2006. He made up to the 9th place in 2006 for Ballon d’Or, 5th place in 2007 and 7th place in 2012. He was ranked 7th for the FIFA World Player of the year in 2007. He was man of the match for match against Romania in UEFA Euro 2008. He made to the ESM Team of the Year in 2011-12. He won Palline d’Argento in 2011-12 and Palline Azzuro for the same footballing year. He was named man of the match in the contest against Croatia, England and Germany in UEFA Euro 2012. He was in the UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament 2012. He was ranked 4th in the list of UEFA Best Player in Europe Award in 2012. He was Juventus Player of the Season for 2011-12 season. He was in UEFA Team of the year in 2012. He was Serie A’s top assist provider of 2011-12 season. He was included in Serie A team of the Year twice, in 2011-12 and 2012-13. He was the league’s Midfielder of the Year in 2012 and also the Italian Player of the Year for the same year. He won the title of Serie A Player of the Year twice in 2012 and 2013. He made into the FIFA Confederations Cup Team of the Tournament in 2013.
Personal life, Spouse, Body Measurement, Salary, Net Worth
Born to a businessman family, Pirlo has a brother, Ivan who is also a professional footballer. Pirlo has been married since 2001. His wife’s name is Deborah Roversi. He has a son Niccolo who was born in 2003 and a daughter Angela who was born in 2006.
This world-class Midfielder stands 177 cm tall in height. His weight is 68 kg. He is competent with both his feet. He has annual salary of 3.5 million Euro as per the 2014 statistics. His net worth is 30 million USD.