Alessandro Del Piero

Italy 2017 Captain

Alessandro Del Piero is simply Mr Juventus. No one has played more or scored more for the Old Lady than Del Piero. He is the greatest player to have ever donned the black and white stripes, spending nineteen seasons in Turin and considered one of the greatest Italian footballers of all time. The perfect number 10, he had everything – creativity, vision, eye for goal, elegance and work rate. He was a fantastic leader, captaining both club and country, capable of scoring from long range and known for his set piece ability. He has won pretty much everything there is to win in the game for both club and country. Astonishingly, Del Piero appeared in seven major tournaments for the Azzurri, including their World Cup triumph in 2006 when he scored in the semi-final against Germany, and in the penalty shoot-out with France in the final.

Full name: Alessandro Del Piero
Born: 09/11/1974, Conegliano, Italy
Clubs: Padova (1991-1993), Juventus (1993-2012), Sydney FC (2012-2014), Delhi Dynamos (2014)
International: 91 apps, 27 goals (1995-2008)
Position: Striker

Honours:

  • Serie A (6): 1994–95, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2011–12
  • Serie B (1): 2006–07
  • Coppa Italia (1): 1994–95
  • Supercoppa Italiana (4): 1995, 1997, 2002, 2003
  • UEFA Champions League (1): 1995–96
  • UEFA Super Cup (1): 1996
  • UEFA Intertoto Cup (1): 1999
  • Intercontinental Cup (1): 1996
  • FIFA World Cup (1): 2006
  • Serie A Italian Footballer of the Year (2): 1998, 2008