54 Facts About Del Piero

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

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2. Del Piero quoted on his website "If Fabio Capello stayed as coach of Juventus, I would have left Juventus".

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3. Del Piero came to Juventus in 1993 where he instantly made an impact helping Juventus win the Scudetto for the first time in 8 years.

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4. Del Piero scored the winning penalty to give Italy their 4th World Cup title, and first World Cup Title for Del Piero.

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

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6. Del Piero proved him right after some incredible performances in both, the league games and UEFA Champions League.

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7. In 1988, Del Piero was spotted by scouts of Padova Calcio while playing for his local team San Vendemiano.

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8. Del Piero played for the local youth team of San Vendemiano since the age of 7.

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9. Alessandro Del Piero is an Italian football player.

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10. In 2018, Konami announced that Del Piero will feature in their football video game Pro Evolution Soccer 2019, as one of the new myClub Legends.

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11. In 2017, Del Piero appeared in the Netflix docu-series called First Team: Juventus.

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12. In 2015, Del Piero joined Sky Sport Italia as a pundit.

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13. 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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14. Del Piero is known for his sense of humour and is a popular guest at Italian comedy shows such as Paperissima and Striscia la notizia.

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15. 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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16. Del Piero has promoted and supported a number of charities.

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

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18. Del Piero is married to Sonia Amoruso and the two have been together since 1999 and married in 2005.

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19. 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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20. Del Piero is currently the Italian all-time top scorer from free kicks in all competitions.

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21. 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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22. Del Piero was a free kick and penalty kick specialist.

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23. On 20 August 2008, Del Piero won his 90th cap for Italy in friendly against Austria under Lippi, becoming only the fifth Italy player to reach this landmark at the time.

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24. Del Piero scored the decisive goal against Hungary, which sealed Italy's qualification for the finals.

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25. Del Piero was part of Dino Zoff's Italy's squad that reached the final of Euro 2000.

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26. Del Piero initially played for the Italian U-21 side on 12 occasions, scoring 3 goals, and was a member of the team that won the 1996 European Under-21 Championship, appearing in the quarter-finals.

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27. Del Piero made 10 appearances throughout the season as Delhi finished in fifth place, failing to reach the play-offs by a single point.

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28. Del Piero was substituted off at the 63rd minute of the match for David Williams, to a standing ovation.

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29. On 21 February, Del Piero renewed his contract until 2014.

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30. 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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31. Del Piero was substituted in the 67th minute for Vucinic as his Juventus career came to an end; he received a standing ovation from both the Juventus and Napoli fans.

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32. Del Piero was substituted after 65 minutes to a standing ovation from the United supporters.

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33. Del Piero was the third most capped active player in the Serie A at the time, behind Javier Zanetti and Francesco Totti, respectively.

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34. On 17 July 2009, Del Piero extended his contract with Juventus by one more year until 30 June 2011 in Pinzolo while training for pre-season, thus practically ensuring that he would retire at the club with which he started his professional career.

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35. 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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36. 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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37. Del Piero finished the season as the top scorer of the Coppa Italia, with 5 goals.

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38. On 10 January 2006, Del Piero became the all-time leading goalscorer for Juventus when he scored three times in a Coppa Italia match against Fiorentina, taking his total goal tally for the club to 185.

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39. Del Piero helped Juventus to reach the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League that season, only losing out to eventual champions Liverpool.

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40. Del Piero celebrated the goal by dedicating it to his father, who had recently died.

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41. On 18 February 2001, Del Piero broke his goal drought, scoring in an away win over Bari.

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42. In 2000, Del Piero was the world's best-paid football player from salaries, bonuses, and advertising revenue.

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43. Del Piero was awarded the Serie A Italian Footballer of the Year award for his performances, and he was nominated for the 1998 Ballon d'Or.

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44. Del Piero received nominations for both the 1997 FIFA World Player of the Year, finishing sixth and the 1997 Ballon d'Or, due to his performances throughout the calendar year.

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45. Del Piero captured his second Serie A title with Juventus that season, and helped lead Juventus to their second consecutive Champions League final, although he was unable to start the match due to injury.

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46. Del Piero placed fourth in the 1995 Ballon d'Or for his performances throughout the season.

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47. Del Piero temporarily took his place in the first team alongside Gianluca Vialli and Fabrizio Ravanelli, flourishing at the opportunity given to him, and Juventus went on to claim their first Scudetto in nine years.

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48. Del Piero made his Serie A debut against Foggia on 12 September 1993 under Trapattoni, as a substitute, and he scored his first goal in his next game against Reggiana on 19 September, after coming off the bench .

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49. In 1993, Del Piero transferred to Juventus and played for the Torinese club for 19 seasons until being released in the summer of 2012.

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50. In 1988, Del Piero was first spotted by scouts, and he left home at the young age of 13 to play with the youth side of Padova.

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51. Del Piero began his rise to professional football in 1981, in the ranks of San Vendemiano.

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

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53. Del Piero is the son of Gino, an electrician, and Bruna, a housekeeper.

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54. Del Piero has scored in every competition in which he has participated.

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