1. Andrea Pirlo is an Italian professional football coach and former player who is currently manager of Super Lig club Fatih Karagumruk.
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7. Andrea Pirlo repeated similar success as he led Italy to the final of the 2012 UEFA European Championships.
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11. Andrea Pirlo was named Serie A Footballer of the Year three times and voted to the Serie A Team of the Year four times.
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12. Andrea Pirlo was elected to UEFA Team of the Year in 2012, the UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season in 2015, and was part of the FIFPro World XI in 2006.
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16. In 2006, Andrea Pirlo placed 9th in the Ballon d'Or, which was won by his Italy teammate Fabio Cannavaro, and was elected to the 2006 FIFPro World XI.
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20. Andrea Pirlo won the Pallone Azzurro, given to the best player of the year in the Italian National Team, as well as placing fourth in the IFFHS World's Best Playmaker of the Year Award, and seventh in the FIFA Ballon d'Or.
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25. On 15 December 2014, Andrea Pirlo was named the Serie A Footballer of the Year for the third time in his career, and for the third consecutive year since his arrival at Juventus; he was named part of the 2014 Serie A Team of the Year.
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28. Andrea Pirlo led the Italy under-21 team to a semi-final finish in the 2002 edition of the tournament.
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31. Andrea Pirlo appeared in all three of Italy's group matches at UEFA Euro 2008.
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32. Andrea Pirlo was not able to play the first two games in the 2010 World Cup for Italy due to recent injuries.
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35. Andrea Pirlo won three Man of the Match Awards at Euro 2012, the most awards won by a single player, along with Andres Iniesta of tournament champions Spain.
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38. Andrea Pirlo contributed to Italy's first goal of the match: Antonio Candreva's short corner was played to Marco Verratti, who then passed the ball out wide towards Andrea Pirlo, who drew his marker with him.
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42. In total, Andrea Pirlo made 116 appearances for Italy, scoring 13 goals, making him the fifth-most capped player in his nation's history.
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44. Andrea Pirlo was extremely effective at curling shots accurately on target from close range, a technique that he perfected by studying Baggio in training sessions during their time at Brescia together; as a youngster, Zico, Michel Platini, and Diego Maradona were some of his major influences when taking free kicks.
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45. On 30 July 2020, Andrea Pirlo was appointed head coach of Serie C club Juventus U23, the reserve side of his former club Juventus.
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47. Andrea Pirlo cited the teams that "inspired [his] idea of football" as "the Barcelona of Johan Cruyff and then of Pep Guardiola, the Ajax of Louis van Gaal, the Milan of Carlo Ancelotti, and the Juventus of Antonio Conte".
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51. Andrea Pirlo featured in EA Sports' football video game FIFA 20 as one of the Ultimate Team Icons.
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