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Top facts about Andrea Pirlo

Sun 18 April 2021 | 11:00

How much do you know about one of the best midfielders in Italian football history? Join us in the following article to review detailed information and facts about Andrea Pirlo's life.

Andrea Pirlo, widely known as the Professor, was a key figure in Italy's successful 2006 World Cup campaign. The current head coach of

Juventus

was a set-piece and penalty-kick specialist during his playing time and is widely considered as one of the greatest deep-lying playmakers.

Pirlo started his career in 1995 as an attacking midfielder at Brescia, but due to his lack of pace, he failed to make the starting XI in different teams. Carlo Mazzone, Brescia's manager, used the Italian footballer as a deep-lying playmaker, and he became successful in the new position. His passing ability made Pirlo successful in his future team,

A.C. Milan

, winning Serie A titles, one Coppa Italia title, and UEFA Champions League on two occasions.

In 2011, the midfielder left Rossoneri and joined Juventus, where he won four consecutive Serie A titles and two Supercoppa Italiana titles. Then the legend went on to play for New York City, and in 2017 the technical midfielder hung up his boots.

As a member of the Italian national team, Andrea Pirlo earned 116 caps, becoming the fifth-most capped players of all time. The legend is currently the head coach of Juventus. 

Here are the fascinating 

top facts about Andrea Pirlo

you might want to know.

Facts you need to know about Andrea Pirlo

Let's take a look at the top facts about Andrea Pirlo. Facts like Andrea Pirlo birthday, wife, Instagram, which may be fascinating to football lovers.

Andrea Pirlo age and biography at point

  • Full Name:

    Andrea Pirlo

  • Nickname:

    Maestro, Mozart, The Professor, The Architect

  • Date of Birth:

    19 May 1979

  • Age:

    41 years

  • Place of Birth:

    Flero, Italy

  • Nationality:

    Italian

  • Height:

    1.77m

  • Weight:

    68 kg

  • Parents:

    Luigi Pirlo, Livia Gatta

  • Wife/Partner:

    Deborah Roversi (2001-2014)/ Valentina Baldini

  • Children:

    Niccolo Pirlo, Tommaso Pirlo, Angela Pirlo, Leonardo Pirlo

  • Occupation:

    Professional Football Manager

  • Playing Position:

    Midfielder

  • Club(s):

    As a player: Brescia, Inter Milan, Reggina, Milan, Juventus, New York City/ As a manager: Juventus

  • Jersey/Kit Number:

    21

  • Net Worth:

    $50 million

Andrea Pirlo Childhood

The first part of our article on top facts about Andrea Pirlo is about his childhood.

Andrea Pirlo birthday

is on 13 April 1978 in Flero,

Italy

. Andrea Pirlo family was wealthy; his father, Luigi Pirlo, founded a metal trading company in 1982. When his family went for holidays in Tuscany, he played football with his brother on the sand. He spent his childhood in Brescia, where his football talent got developed.

Pirlo started his career at Brescia, and once Francoonce, his coach, said: "when we finished training, I had to cut off the power to make Andrea to go home, or he'd have practiced all night long."

Andrea Pirlo Career Stats

After reviewing

Andrea Pirlo childhood

, let's take a look at

Andrea Pirlo career stats

, that is, one of the significant-top facts about Andrea Pirlo. As we mentioned earlier, Pirlo began his career at Brescia; when

Andrea Pir age

was 16, he made his debut in Serie A, becoming the team's youngest footballer to play in Serie A. The midfielder went on to play for Inter Milan, Reggina. On 30 June 2001, he moved to A.C Milan for €17,043,078 and played under Carlo Ancelotti.

In A.C Milan, he developed into a world-class player. "He changed my career, putting me in front of the defence. We shared some unforgettable moments. We had a magnificent past together," said Pirlo. He spent ten seasons at Rossoneri, winning two Serie A titles, one Coppa Italia title, UEFA Champions League on two occasions. In 2011 he moved to Juventus and made his debut in a friendly match against Sporting CP.

Gianluigi Buffon about his transfer to I Bianconeri, said: "When Andrea told me that he was joining us, the first thing I thought was: "God exists". A player of his level and ability, not to mention that he was free, I think it was the signing of the century!" Andrea Pirlo spent four seasons at I Bianconeri and joined New York City. The Italian legend retired at the end of the 2017-18 season.

At the international level, Pirlo played in 6 major tournaments, including two UEFA European Championships, two FIFA World Cups, and two FIFA Confederations Cups. The legend won 2006 World Cup with Italy national side.

Andrea Pirlo Managerial Career

Following his retirement, on 30 July 2020, the Professor was named as a head coach of Juventus U23, and nine days later, after Maurizio Sarri was fired, he became the head coach of the club's first side.

Andrea Pirlo Net worth & Salary

In this section, we will take a look at

Andrea Pirlo salary

and net worth, which is one of the fascinating top facts about Andrea Pirlo.

Widely known as the Professor, Andrea Pirlo is regarded as one of the greatest deep-lying playmakers in football history. As of 2021,

Andrea Pirlo net worth

is estimated at around $50 million.

Andrea Pirlo salary as a Juventus manager is up to £7.5 million annually.

Andrea Pirlo Children & Wife

Football fans know about the former Italian midfielder skills, but few consider his bio, which is quite interesting. Stay tuned to read more about the

Andrea Pirlo family

. Andrea Pirlo began dating Deborah Roversi during his playing time at Inter Milan. It was a time when he was experiencing difficult moments during his playing career.

The couple got married in 2011 in their hometown Flero. After their marriage, the Italian footballer improved in his career. Andrea and Deborah welcomed their first child, Niccolo, in 2003, and three years later,

Andrea Pirlo wife

gave birth to their second child, Angela. Although Pirlo looked calm, he had many problems with his wife, and following his affair with Valentina Baldini, the couple divorced in 2014.

Pirlo and Valentina started dating back in 2013, and they met at Pirlo's golf club.

Andre Pirlo Children

(Niccolo and Angela) love their stepmother, Valentina. But who is Andrea Pirlo girlfriend? She was born on 15 July, but the exact year is unknown. It was reported that she is as old as Pirlo.

Valentina Baldini was born in Italy, and her job is as a real estate agent. On 7 July 2017, Valentina Baldini,

Andrea Pirlo girlfriend

, gave birth to their twins.

Facts about Andrea Pirlo you did not know

  • Andrea Pirlo nickname

Andrea Pirlo nickname is given to him by his fans. He is widely known as Maestro, Mozart, The Professor, The Architect.

  • Andrea Pirlo tattoo

The fascinating fact about Andrea Pirlo tattoo is that, unlike many football players, he has yet to have any tattoos on his body.

  • Andrea Pirlo Instagram account

The Professor, like many footballers, is active on Instagram. Andrea Pirlo Instagram account (

@andreapirlo21

) has around 8.4m followers.

  • Andrea Pirlo height

Andrea Pirlo height is 1.77 m, and also his weight is 68 kg.

  • Andrea Pirlo had the ambition to join Real Madrid, and after the 2006 World Cup, the Whites wanted to give him a huge salary to play at Santiago Bernabeu. But vice-president of AC Milan, Adriano Galliani, did not let him leave, and he gave him a blank cheque, telling Pirlo to write what he wanted. "I was a Real Madrid player in my head, heart and soul. I had a five-year contract waiting for me there and a salary that was out of this world," said Pirlo.

  • The former Juventus footballer loves playing Play station. Once he said: "After the wheel, the best invention is the PlayStation. I and Nesta was a classico of our time at Milanello. We’d get in early, have breakfast at nine then close ourselves off in our room to challenge each other, train, have lunch, and then it was back in our room again until 4 in the afternoon." 

  • He continued: "Our battles were pure adrenaline. I chose Barcelona, Sandrino did too. Barca against Barca. The first player I’d take was Samuel Eto’o, the fastest out of everyone, though I often lost. I’d throw the controller, demand a rematch, and lose again, but I couldn’t use the excuse that the coach of his team was better than mine; Pep Guardiola for him, Pep Guardiola for me. At least on the bench we were equal."

  • One of the interesting top facts about Andrea Pirlo is that the Italian legend hates warm-ups. "I hate the warm-up so much I need to do something to avoid getting depressed”. “If you’ve got Bar Refaeli lying naked in front of you, you can’t just wink at her and say: ‘Wait there – I’ll be with you in 15 minutes," wrote Pirlo in his autobiography.

  • The former A.C Milan footballer owns a vineyard that produces about 20000 bottles of wine every year.

Andrea Pirlo Quotes

One of the most amusing parts of SportMob's article on facts about Andrea Pirlo is a look back at his most controversial quotes.

On the difficulty of an assist

"Yes, many times an assist is more difficult than a goal; you need to find the right space and measure the force used in order to provide your teammate with the right position in order to score."

On finding the way on the world

"Being a philosopher is to think, seek wisdom, and have principles that guide and influence what you do. It's to give meaning to things, find your way in the world, believe that in the end, in every instance, good will overcome evil, even if there's a bit of suffering along the way."

On Pogba's first training session

"On the first training session Pogba had with Juventus, the players were laughing. We were not laughing for any other reason than we were just in total disbelief that this player with so much obvious ability was able to leave the club the size of Manchester United for free - and I think Juventus are still laughing."

On Steven Gerrard

"As a player, you get to the stage where you realise that you are not 25 anymore - and can't play the way you used to. The intelligent players adapt - and Steven Gerrard has the ability to do that. He is an excellent passer of the ball, possesses an intelligent football brain, and has great vision."

On being satisfied with himself

"If I look in the mirror when I get up or before going to bed at night, I see a man of average ugliness with stubble, an unruly mane of hair, a squint nose, slightly protruding ears, and bags under my eyes. But I also see a man who's completely happy with the figure staring back at him."

Andrea Pirlo TransferMarket

According to

Andrea Pirlo transfermarket

, the legend played 765 times for six clubs (Brescia, Inter Milan, Reggina, Milan, Juventus, and New York City). During his playing time, the Architect scored 73 goals and provided 119 assists for his teammates.

On the international level, Pirlo won 116 caps for his country, scoring 13 goals.

Andrea Pirlo Records & Achievements

Sportmob's article will end with a list of Andrea Pirlo's individual records and notable achievements. The Professor won two Serie A titles, one Coppa Italia title, 2004 Supercoppa Italiana, UEFA Champions League on two occasions, two UEFA Super Cups, and 2007 FIFA Club World Cup, during his spell at A.C Milan. Andre Pirlo also won four Serie A titles, one Coppa Italia, and two Supercoppa Italiana during his time at Juventus.

At the international level, he achieved the 2006 FIFA World Cup with the Italian national team. He also won the 2000 UEFA European Under-21 Championship and 2004 Olympic Bronze Medal.

His notable individual achievements are 2000 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Golden Player, 2000 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Top Scorer, 2006 FIFA World Cup (top assists provider), 2006 FIFA World Cup Final (man of the match), Serie A Midfielder of the Year (2012), Serie A Footballer of the Year (three times), and 2018 Golden Foot Award Legends.

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