Andrea Pirlo. Ufficiale OMRI [ 1 ] [ 2 ] ( born 19 May 1979 ) . is an Italian World Cup-winning football player who plays for Serie A nine Juventus and for the Italian national squad. He is normally deployed as a deep-lying playmaker for both Juventus and Italy and is regarded as a taking advocate of this place. [ 3 ] Praised for his technique. trickling. control. unbelievable vision. imaginative drama and his accurate passing ability. he is besides a set-piece specializer and is known for his long distance shot and passing. [ 4 ] [ 5 ] Fellow participants on the Italian squad gave him the moniker “l’architetto” ( the designer ) . because his long base on ballss often set up goal-scoring chances for the Italy national football squad. [ 6 ]
Pirlo has played for the Italian young person squads U15. U18 and U21. captaining and taking the latter to triumph in the 2000 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship as the Golden Player and Top Scorer of the tourney. He joined the Italian senior side during the making unit of ammunition for World Cup 2002 and captained the national squad to a bronze decoration in the 2004 Olympics. Subsequently. he was instrumental in their triumph in the 2006 World Cup. coating as the top aid supplier. He was named adult male of the lucifer three times. including the concluding. more than any other participant in the tourney. and finally won the Bronze Ball ( 3rd best participant in tourney ) besides being elected to be portion of the Team of the Tournament. He was besides elected as portion of the Euro 2012 Team of the Tournament. after taking Italy to the concluding. winning three adult male of the lucifer awards in the procedure. the most of any participant along with Andres Iniesta.
With Milan. he won two UEFA Champions League ( 2003 and 2007 ) . two European Super Cups ( 2003 and 2007 ) . two Serie A rubrics ( 2004 and 2011 ) . a FIFA Club World Cup ( 2007 ) an Italian Super Cup ( 2004 ) and the Coppa Italia in 2003. In 2012. he added another Serie A rubric and Italian Super Cup with Juventus. He came in 3rd and 2nd in IFFHS World Playmaker of the Year awards in 2006 and 2007. severally. [ 7 ] [ 7 ] He besides came in 4th in the 2012 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. [ 8 ] He placed 7th in the 2007 FIFA World Player and 5th in the 2007 Ballon d’Or and was named as portion of the 2006 FIFPro World XI. [ 9 ]