Andrea Pirlo was bornon 19 May 1979 in Flero, Italy, Italian, is Italian footballer. Andrea Pirlo is an Italian professional football player, a key figure in the country’s successful 2006 World Cup campaign. A set piece and penalty-kick specialist, he is widely considered as one of the greatest deep-lying playmakers in midfield of all time. He started his club career as an attacking midfielder but often failed to make the starting XI in various clubs he played for, primarily due to his lack of pace. During his time at Brescia, manager Carlo Mazzone took the innovative decision of utilizing Pirlo as a deep-lying playmaker. He thrived in the new position. His outstanding, almost supernatural skill at passing was on full display as he was instrumental in his future team A.C. Milan dominating both the Italian domestic football and the European circuit. After becoming a free agent in 2011, he signed to Juventus and had an equally efficacious run with them. As a member of the Italian national team, he is the fourth-most capped player with 116 appearances. He was the captain of the bronze-medal-winning Italian contingent at the 2004 Summer Olympics. He currently plays for ‘New York City FC’ in the US.
The couple divorced in 2014 after 13 years of marriage
He published his autobiography, ‘Penso Quindi Gioco’ (I Think, Therefore I Play) on April 30, 2013, through ‘Arnoldo Mondadori Editore’
They have two children together; their son Niccolo was born in 2003 and daughter Angela was born in 2006
He drew international attention for the first time at 13, when he and his team, ‘Voluntas Brescia U15s’, participated in the 1992 ‘Dana Cup’
Andrea Pirlo was born on May 19, 1979, in Flero, a commune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy, Italy to parents Luigi and Lidia