Andrea Pirlo

  • Date of birth : 19/05/1979
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Italy Italy
 
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Andrea Pirlo

Andrea Pirlo

Clubs: Brescia Calcio, FC Internazionale Milano, Reggina Calcio (loan), Brescia Calcio (loan), AC Milan, Juventus

• Began with his home-town club Brescia but had an unsettling start to his career, notably with Inter, before eventually finding his feet at rivals Milan, where he arrived in 2001.

• A star turn for Italy's Under-21 side, he captained the Azzurrini to the European title in 2000, scoring twice in the final against the Czech Republic, and also played at two Olympic Games, in Sydney and Athens; made his senior debut in September 2002.

• Followed a UEFA Champions League win in 2003 with Scudetto success 12 months later and a place in Italy's squad for UEFA EURO 2004, where he made two appearances.

• Starred at the 2006 World Cup finals as Italy lifted the trophy, starting all seven games and being named man of the match in three fixtures, including the semi-final and the final; won an international treble of UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup with Milan the following season.

• A scorer of a spectacular long-range strike in a 3-2 win at Real Madrid CF on matchday 3 of the 2009/10 UEFA Champions League, he was called up to the FIFA World Cup finals the following summer but a calf injury reduced his contribution to a cameo role in the final group game, a 3-2 defeat by Slovakia.

• In May 2011, a few days after finishing the season as a Serie A winner, he announced he was leaving the Rossoneri on a free transfer to join Juventus; his first season with the Bianconeri brought another Serie A title as Pirlo started 37 games in the league – a career best.

• Played all six games and was again named man of the match in three fixtures as Italy finished as runners-up to Spain at UEFA EURO 2012, Pirlo making the Team of the Tournament.

• Played in all ten of Juve's UEFA Champions League games as they progressed to the quarter-finals of the 2012/13 competition, only to be defeated by eventual winners FC Bayern München, but guided his side successive Scudettos the same season.

UEFA honours
UEFA European Championship: 
runner-up 2012
UEFA EURO 2012: 
Team of the Tournament
UEFA Champions League:
 winner 2003, 2007, runner-up 2005
UEFA Super Cup: winner 2003, 2007
UEFA European Under-21 Championship: winner 2000
UEFA.com users' Team of the Year: 2012

Last updated: 21/08/13 12.41CET

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General info

  • Name: Andrea Pirlo
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 19/05/1979 (35)
  • Country: Italy
  • Squad number: 21
  • Club: Juventus ( ITA)

  • Height: 177cm
  • Weight: 68kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Second qualifying round)
    12/08/98: Internazionale 4-0 Skonto
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    19/10/94: Russia 0-1 Italy

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Italy344
Italy U-212211
Italy U-18114
Italy U-1672
Total7421

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Milan817
Internazionale90
Juventus150
Total1057
EUSA Cup
ClubPGS
Milan10
Total10
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Milan20
Total20
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Milan121
Juventus82
Internazionale10
Total213
Last updated: 31/07/2014 11:16 CET
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