Alessandro Del Piero

Named Del Piero in the FIFA 100 list of 125 greatest living footballers selected by Pelé as part of FIFA's Centenary Celebrations Del Piero was also selected in the list of the best players in Europe During the last 50 years. UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll. In 2000, Del Piero's best paid soccer player from salary, bonuses and advertising revenue.

Del Piero usually plays as a supporting-striker and occasionally the between the midfield and the strikers, known in Italy as the position of "trequartista". Del Piero has Become famous over the years for scoring from a special "Del Piero Zone" ("Del Piero goal alla"), approached from the left and right curly lob over the Goalkeeper into the far corner.

Del Piero holds the all-time record for goals in Juventus On April 6, 2008., Alessandro Del Piero Became the highest-capped player of all time ahead of Juve Juventus legend Gaetano Scirea.
Personal information
Full nama : Alessandro Del Piero
Date of birth : 9 November 1974 (age 37)
Place of birth : Conegliano, Italy
Height : 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position :  Second Striker

Club information
Current club :    Juventus
Number : 10

Early Career
Del Piero is the son of Gino, electricity, and Bruna, a maid. Alessandro's older brother, Stefano, briefly played professional football for Sampdoria before injury struck. The family lived in the hamlet of Saccon - a country house in San Vendemiano.

While playing for a local youth team from San Vendemiano since age 7, Del Piero used to play as a Goalkeeper Because he Could play more football that way. Del Piero and switch positions.

It was while playing with the local side San Vendemiano in 1988 That Del Piero was first discovered by a talent scout - he left home at a young age 13 to play in the youth side of Padova Calcio.

Del Piero struggled for form at the start of 1998-99 season, whilst doping Allegations aimed at Juventus (They were the resource persons later found not guilty). Under the reign of Marcello Lippi as coach of Juventus Del Piero played in the formation of "trident-attack" along with veterans Gianluca Vialli and Fabrizio Ravanelli. As Juve playing style changed in Lippi's second stint with Juventus starting 2001, Del Piero partnered with Zidane's replacement Pavel Nedved in midfield and David Trezeguet upfront.

After Euro 2004, Marcello Lippi replaced by Fabio Capello as coach of Juventus. Experts agree That Del Piero was back to his best performance in the 2005-06 season, scoring 20 goals in all Competitions. Del Piero has never had a peaceful relationship with Fabio Capello, though, is evident from the quotation on the official website "If Capello has been living as a coach of Juventus, I would leave Juventus".

In 2006 Del Piero Jose Altafini rival Serie A record of six goals as a substitute after scoring in the final minutes of the match Juventus end of the 2005-06 season. On January 10, 2006 Del Piero Became all-time leading goalscorer for Juventus he scored three times Pls in a Coppa Italia match against Fiorentina and took the total goal for the club to 185. Giampiero Boniperti previous record holder, who scored 182 goals for the club. Del Piero scored the last goal for the 2005-06 season before Juve Juventus Forced Down Because of the famous Calciopoli scandal.

2006-2007 season in Serie B
Del Piero Announced That Will he stay to captain the team in Serie B. Del Piero's first appearance after the World Cup victory in the b against Cesena on August 23, 2006. After a vacation before, Del Piero started on the bench. Juventus and Cesena locked on 1-1 Del Piero Entered in minutes 74 and after 9 seconds scored the winning goal for Juventus. Once again behind Juventus, but Del Piero scored two goals to give Juventus the lead. Del Piero scored but Napoli eventually won 5-4 in a shootout.

In February 2008, he scored the winning goal for Juventus in Serie A victory at AS Roma (1-0). At the final weekend of the 2007/2008 season Del Piero scored a goal against Sampdoria drew 3-3. On July 26, 2008, Del Piero was Awarded Scirea. As Juve playing style changed in Lippi's second stint with Juventus starting 2001, Del Piero partnered with Zidane's replacement Pavel Nedved in midfield and David Trezeguet upfront. After Euro 2004, Marcello Lippi replaced by Fabio Capello as coach of Juventus. Experts agree That Del Piero was back to his best performance in the 2005-06 season, scoring 20 goals in all Competitions.

2008-2009 season and beyond
Juventus coach Claudio Ranieri said Del Piero That Will be a good season, or better, compared to the previous period. On October 21, he scored in Juve's Champions League match at home against the Spanish club. Although converting a penalty in the second leg in Turin, Del Piero Juventus can not Prevent from losing 3-2 on aggregate.

In the league, most Challenging Milan Juventus for second place and automatic Champions League place. Most Notably, Del Piero Juventus inspired 3-0 win over Siena in Their last two matches this season, scoring a brace and set up Claudio Marchisio for the third goal of this young season to end Their run of seven games without a win in Serie A .

On February 5, 2011, by substitution against Cagliari, Alessandro Del Piero Juventus players Became the most closed, defeating former Juventus legend Giampiero Boniperti. On May 24, 2011, Del Piero and Juventus played against Manchester United at Old Trafford in a friendly match That matches the testimony of former England defender Gary Neville. Juventus confirmed on October 18, 2011 2011-12 Season That Will be the last Del Piero with the club.

International Career
Del Piero is currently the fourth Italian all-time leading scorer. Del Piero competed with fan favorite Roberto Baggio for a place on the list of 1998 World Cup finals while struggling to recover from injuries suffered During the 1998 Champions League final with Juventus. Del Piero scored a decisive goal against Hungary, the which sealed the Azzurri qualified for the finals. On July 4, Del Piero Entered as a substitute near the end of regulation and scored Italy's second goal in a 2-0 semifinal win over hosts Germany. In the final against France, the which ended 1-1 after extra time, Del Piero scored a penalty in the shootout as Italy won the tournament for the fourth time. That he admitted after winning the World Cup was his childhood dream.

As of 2008, Del Piero has captained Italy seven times (including Euro 2008). Although the number 10 vacated after Totti retired from the national team in July 2007, Del Piero has denied interest in taking back the number, saying he was satisfied with the number 7. Del Piero was Called into Italy squad for the UEFA Euro 2008 Championship in Austria and Switzerland. Italy passes through the group stage in second place behind Holland, eliminating Romania and France.

Personal Life
On December, 12, 2010 Del Piero on his personal website Announced the upcoming birth of her third child.Just as interest in other sports, Del Piero also has an interest in music. Along with Marco Materazzi, Del Piero Appeared on stage at the Rolling Stones show in Milan shortly after Italy won the World Cup. Del Piero Appeared in the video Oasis "Lord Do not Slow Me Down". Del Piero is also featured on the cover of EA Sports' FIFA Soccer 2004 video game, along with Thierry Henry and Ronaldinho.


    Serie A (5) : 1994–95, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2002–03 (won two more: 2004–05,        2005–06, taken in Calciopoli.)
    Serie B (1) : 2006–2007
    Supercoppa Italiana (4) : 1995, 1997, 2002, 2003
    Coppa Italia (1) : 1994–95
    UEFA Champions League (1): 1995–96
    UEFA Super Cup (1) : 1996
    UEFA Intertoto Cup (1) : 1999
    Intercontinental Cup (1) : 1996

    FIFA World Cup (1) : 2006
    UEFA Under-21 European Championship (2) : 1994, 1996
    UEFA European Championship, Runner-up : 2000

    ESM Team of the Year (3) : 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98
    Most Valuable Player Intercontinental Cup : 1996
    European Footballer of the Year Under-21 : 1996
    UEFA Champions League Topscorer: 1997-98
    Best Loved Football Player: 2001, 2008
    FIFA 100
    Golden Foot to career : 2007
    Serie B - Topscorer : 2007 (20 goals)
    Scirea Award to career : 2008
    Oscar AIC – Italian Footballer ot the Year(2) : 1998, 2008
    Serie A – Top Scorer : 2008 (21 goals)
   USSI Silver Ball : 2008

    Juventus All-Time Leading Scorer (285 goals)
    Juventus All-Time Leading Scorer Champions League (45)
    Juventus All-Time Leading Scorer UEFA Competitions (53)
    Juventus All-Time Leading Scorer International competitions (54)
    Juventus All-Time Leading Scorer in the Italian championships (181)
    Juventus All-Time Leading Scorer Italian Super Cup (3)
    Juventus All-Time appearances holder Serie A: (441)
    Juventus All-Time appearances holder in the UEFA club competitions: (115)
    Juventus All-Time appearances holder in international competitions: (120)
    Juventus All-Time appearances leader (688)
    Latest goal from kickoff in a FIFA World Cup match (121st minute)
    Most Participations in UEFA European Championships (4) (Tied with 5 others)

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