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Andrea Pirlo
Andrea Pirlo Juventus.jpg
Personal information
Full nameAndrea Pirlo
Date of birth (1979-05-19) 19 May 1979 (age 42)
Place of birthFlero, Italy
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current team
Juventus
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1994-1998
1998-2001
1999-2000
2001
2001-2011
2011-2015
Brescia
Internazionale Milano
Reggina (loan)
Brescia (loan)
Milan
Juventus
National team
2002-2015Italy
* 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.[1] 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.[2]

In 2020, Juventus appointed Andrea Pirlo as their new Head Coach.[3]

Club career statistics

Club performance League CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia EuropeTotal
1994/95 Brescia Serie A 1 0 0 0 - 1 0
1995/96 Serie B 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
1996/97 17 2 1 0 - 18 2
1997/98 Serie A 29 4 1 0 - 30 4
1998/99 Internazionale Milano Serie A 18 0 5 0 7 0 30 0
1999/00 Reggina Serie A 29 6 2 0 - 30 6
2000/01 Internazionale Milano Serie A 4 0 1 0 3 0 8 0
2000/01 Brescia Serie A 10 0 0 0 - 10 0
2001/02 Milan Serie A 18 2 2 0 9 0 29 2
2002/03 27 9 2 0 13 0 42 9
2003/04 32 6 0 0 10 1 42 7
2004/05 30 4 1 0 12 1 43 5
2005/06 33 4 4 0 12 1 49 5
2006/07 34 2 4 0 14 1 52 3
2007/08 33 3 1 0 9 2 43 5
2008/09 26 1 0 0 3 1 29 2
2009/10
Country Italy 341 43 24 0 92 7 457 50
Total 341 43 24 0 92 7 457 50

International career statistics

[4]

Italy national team
YearAppsGoals
2002 4 0
2003 1 0
2004 7 1
2005 9 3
2006 14 1
2007 8 1
2008 9 1
2009 12 1
2010 8 1
2011 9 0
2011 9 0
2012 13 2
2013 13 2
Total 107 13

References