Andrea Pirlo is an Italian football player who currently plays for the American club "New York City". He is already 37 years old, so he can be safely referred to veterans of football. Andrea Pirlo performs in the position of the defensive midfielder, but in fact is a field center universal and can be both central and attacking midfielder.

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Andrea Pirlo - the legend of Italian football

Andrea Pirlo was born on May 19, 1979 in Italy and at the age of six began to play football in the academy with a small club "Fleuro", based in his hometown of Andrea. Three years later, he moved to another football academy at the Voluntas club, and in 1992, when the boy was 13 years old, he went through a viewing at the professional club that was performing at the time in the Major League, that is, in Serie A. It examined great talent and willingly took him to their upbringing. Already in 1994, Pirlo made his debut in the adult team at the age of fifteen, and since 1996 he began to appear on the field quite often. When Andrea Pirlo turned 18 years old, he was signed with a professional contract and provided him with a place at the heart, which he more than deserved. And after the brilliant debut season of the midfielder, of course, the largest clubs of the country have noticed. As a result, in summer 1998, 19-year-old Andrea for two million euros moved to Milan "Inter".

Going to Inter

Andrea Pirlo, whose biography from that moment began to develop at a high pace, immediately found himself in the starting lineup of the club - in the first season he played 32 matches. But not all was in the hands of the young talent - more experienced players took his place on the field, so the club's management decided to lease it. Footballer Andrea Pirlo at that time was already known as a great talent, so many clubs wanted to get him for the season. The most successful in this was the "Regina", which rented Andrea for the season.

The season in Reggina was just fine for Pirlo - he showed himself from the best side, having played 30 matches and scoring six goals. After that, he returned to the "Inter", and, it would seem, he would need to allocate a place in the base, but the club had its own plans. During the first half of the season, Pirlo came on the field only eight times, so it was decided to give it up again, this time to his native "Brescia". There, Andrea played 10 more matches, and it was there that he turned from a pure attacking midfielder to a deeper player in the center of the field, which made him much more effective and useful for the team. Goals Andrea Pirlo began to happen much less often, but he began to give more effective and key passes, conducting a game from the depths. However, when he returned to the "Inter" after the second lease, the leadership still did not find a place for him and sold the player for 18 million euros in "Milan".

Playing for AC Milan

It was Milan that became the real home for Pirlo, where he spent ten of the best years of his career. He came to the club with 22-year-old young talent and did not immediately receive a place in the base, but quickly proved that he is a very important player. As a result, over time, Pirlo became the key figure of "Milan" and one of the most important creators of the success of the club of that period. He won 401 for AC Milan, scoring 41 goals. During this time the club twice won the championship of Italy, once - the Cup of Italy, and twice won the prestigious tournament of the Champions League.

Success in Juventus

So, the new club in 32 years was for Andrea Pirlo "Juventus". And it was with the arrival of Pirlo in the team began the era of dominance of the "old lady" in Italy. Pirlo spent four years at Juventus, playing 164 games and scoring 19 goals, and all four years the club became the champion of Italy, and in 2015 one Italian Cup was won.

However, in the summer of 2015, Pirlo decided that it was time to tie with football - yet the age made itself felt. But he did not finish his career, and did as many players in the age. He went to the US championship, which has no special prestige, but it provides veterans of European football with impressive salaries.

Moving to the USA

In the US, the season lasts from January to December, so Pirlo arrived only in the second half of the season and played 13 matches in it. As for the current season of 2016, here he played 33 matches, marking his first goal for the new team. The player's contract with the club is calculated for one more year, that is, until December 2017, so that Pirlo will continue to cheer fans and American fans for a whole season with his game.

National team appearances