Andrea Pirlo

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Andrea Pirlo

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  • Full Name: Andrea Pirlo
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Birthday: May 19, 1979 (Age: 34)
  • Club: Juventus
  • Height: 5' 10" (1.77m)

tournament statistics

Games Minutes Goals Assists Shots
6 570 1 2 9

Andrea Pirlo

Since making his Italy debut back in 2002, Pirlo has become one of the first names on the team-sheets for Azzurri selectors, with his cultured passing and calmness on the ball making him one of the shining stars of Italian football over the last decade, with his 2006 World Cup winners medal evidence a defining part of his legacy.


It was his move from Inter Milan to their city rivals AC Milan in 2001 that transformed his career from the ordinary to the exceptional, with coach Carlo Ancelotti moulding him into an effective play maker who could operate from a deep position.


Tactically astute and always eager to receive the ball, Pirlo played in five Euro 2012 qualifying games and his experience will be vital to coach Cesare Prandelli this summer. “You know what you are going to get with Pirlo and that is consistency and quality, which is not something too many players can guarantee,” says the Azzurri coach of a two-time Champions League winner has been in fine form since he joined Juventus last summer.

Euro 2012

Opposition APP G ASS SH TAR FC FS YEL RED
Spain 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
Croatia 1 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 0
Republic of Ireland 1 0 1 2 1 0 5 0 0
England 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0
Germany 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
Spain 1 0 0 3 1 2 4 0 0