Andrea Pirlo is an Italian former professional footballer. Pirlo was usually deployed as a deep-lying playmaker in midfield for both his club and national teams and he is widely regarded as one of the greatest ever exponents of this position due to his vision, ball control, technique, creativity and passing ability, as well as for being a free-kick specialist. Pirlo began his club career as an attacking midfielder with his hometown club Brescia, whom he helped win a Serie B title and subsequent promotion to Serie A in 1997. His promising performances led to a move to Inter Milan in 1998, but he struggled to gain playing time at his new club, and was sent on loan in 1999. Despite successful spells with Reggina and a return to Brescia, Pirlo was still unable to break into Inter's starting line-up and was sold to cross-city rivals A.C. Milan in 2001. At Milan, manager Carlo Ancelotti decided to transition Pirlo into a deep-lying playmaker to orchestrate the team's attacks.
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About Andrea Pirlo
Former Italian midfielder who became a member of Serie A club Juventus in 2011 after spending a decade with AC Milan. He joined the Italian national team in 2002 and helped lead the team to victory at the 2006 World Cup.
He began playing with the team Brescia when he was 16 years old.
He led AC Milan to Serie A titles in 2004 and 2011 and helped Juventus win Serie A titles in each of his first two years with the club.
He had a son named Niccolo and a daughter named Angela with Deborah Roversi, whom he was married to from 2001 until 2014. In 2017, he welcomed twins, Leonardo and Tommaso, with Valentina Baldani.
He won the 2006 World Cup Championship alongside star goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.
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