22 Facts About Alessandro Del Piero

1. Alessandro Del Piero set many records during his career as you can see listed at the bottom of this article.

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2. In 2001, Alessandro Del Piero was chosen as ambassador for Un gol per la ricerca.

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3. Alessandro Del Piero showed immense potential as a forward while playing for Juventus and managed 14 appearances including in the youth, league and the Coppa Italia matches as well as the UEFA Cup.

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4. Alessandro Del Piero joined the Juventus side and played for the team for 19 seasons till 2012.

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5. In 1993, Alessandro Del Piero was signed up by the Italian football club of Juventus for around $2.8 million.

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6. In 1981, Alessandro Del Piero began playing for the local youth club of San Vendemiano.

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7. Alessandro Del Piero started his football career with the local youth club of San Vendemiano.

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8. Alessandro Del Piero was born on 9th of November in 1974 at Conegliano, Italy.

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9. Alessandro Del Piero is known for his expert free-kicks and is widely regarded by most as one of the best footballers of his generation and a popular Italian footballer.

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10. Alessandro Del Piero is an Italian football player.

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11. Alessandro Del Piero was one of the two stars featured on the cover of the Italian version of PES 2010 video game, the other being Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

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12. Alessandro Del Piero was testimonial of ADISCO, for the donation of umbilical cord blood, and testimonial of 1GOAL for the education of poor children.

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13. Alessandro Del Piero is a good friend of musician and singer Noel Gallagher and a fan of his former band Oasis.

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14. Alessandro Del Piero has recorded some of his own albums.

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15. Alessandro Del Piero is the third all-time highest goalscorer of free kicks in Serie A, with 22 goals, behind only Andrea Pirlo and Sinisa Mihajlovic.

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16. Alessandro Del Piero is the third highest scorer of penalties in Serie A history, scoring 50 times out of 61 attempts, behind only Francesco Totti and Roberto Baggio.

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17. Alessandro Del Piero instantly scored with a header against Mexico, after coming on as a substitute, an equalising goal which saved Italy from the ignominy of a first round exit in their final group match.

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18. Alessandro Del Piero's played 19 years for one of the biggest four or five clubs in the world, as a No 10 or a No 9.

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19. Alessandro Del Piero is the club's top-scorer in Serie B, with 21 goals, and the club's second highest scorer in the Coppa Italia, with 25 goals, behind Pietro Anastasi.

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20. Alessandro Del Piero became only the second Italian ever to win consecutive Capocannoniere titles in two different leagues—former Juventus and 1982 World Cup hero Paolo Rossi being the other.

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21. Alessandro Del Piero underlined that players should remain with the team, explaining that "The Agnelli family deserve this, as do the fans and the new directors.

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22. Alessandro Del Piero regularly played football in the backyard with two friends, Nelso and Pierpaolo, as a child.

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