Italy legend Andrea Pirlo made football look ridiculously easy as he set the tempo for Italy, AC Milan, Juventus & more from the base of midfield.
He was a true general in the engine room but he did everything with style and grace, and at his own pace.
"Pirlo spots a pass in a split-second that lesser players could spend a whole lifetime waiting to see." - Carlo Ancelotti
Here's a look at his achievements in football.
🇮🇹 An Italian legend
- 🧢 116 Italy caps
- 🗺 Participant at three World Cups
- 🏆 World Champion in 2006
- 🌟 Man of the match in the 2006 WC Final
- 🇪🇺 Participant at three Euro Championships
- 🇮🇹 Italian footballer of the year in 2012, 2013 & 2014
✈️ Pirlo's career journey
- 🇮🇹 Brescia
- 🇮🇹 Inter
- 🇮🇹 Reggina
- 🇮🇹 Milan
- 🇮🇹 Juventus
- 🇺🇸 New York City FC
🥇 Pirlo's achievements
- 🌍 1 x World Cup
- 🏆 2 x UEFA Champions League
- 🎖 6 x Serie A
- 🇮🇹 2 x Italian Cup
- 🇮🇹 4 x Italian Super Cup
- 🗺 2 x FIFA Club World Cup
- 🇪🇺 4 x UEFA Super Cup
in August 2009, Pirlo enrolled in the UEFA Pro License courses at Coverciano in Florence, so perhaps a management role is in the pipeline for him. Happy birthday Andrea!