Alessandro Del Piero Biography:
Alessandro Del Piero is one of the greatest supporting forward in the recent history of football. He was an extremely gifted player with special free-kick abilities. His vision and creating a style of play made him a player who could assist many as well as score many goals. His one-two playing ability made him a type of player who could be used as a supporting striker in any formation. His technicality, movement both on and off the ball, and clinical finishing made him one of the best of his generation.
His passing, ball control, and dribbling skills always left an impact on every game he played. He is one of that rare players who has scored in every competition he has played. He hold the record of second highest all-time Italian Top scorer in all competitions. With his National team, he achieved grand success with winning the 2006 FIFA World Cup and reaching the finals of Euro Cup 2000.
Alessandro Del Piero biography is about his family and his memorable career which is to be remembered by all.
Table of Contents
- 1. Alessandro Del Piero Biography:
- 2. Alessandro Del Piero Family:
- 3. TAlessandro Del Piero Career:
- 4. Alessandro Del Piero Records and Achievements:
- 5. Allesandro Del Piero Net Worth:
- 6. Alessandro Del Piero Social Media Handles:
- 7. Pictures of Alesandro Del Piero- Instagram:
Alessandro Del Piero Family:
Alessandro Del Piero was born on 9th November 1974 at Conegliano, Veneto in Italy. His father Gino worked as an electrician and his mother Bruna was a housekeeper. His elder brother Stephano played professionally for Sampdoria until a serious injury ended his career. Del Piero initially played for a local club as a goalkeeper so that he could get more playing time and his mother also forced him to play as a goalkeeper as it would help her son sweat less and stay safe from regular injuries.
Del Piero had been dating Sonia Amoruso since 1999 and they finally decided to marry in 2005. The couple has two sons – Tobias who was born in 2007 and Sasha born in 2010 and one daughter Dortea born in 2009. They are a happy family and living a happy life.
Alessandro Del Piero Career:
The Italian Mystro is one of the sought after player of his generation, he is among the greatest italtian fooballers of his generation, the Free kick specalist has also won the 2006 FIFA World cup with his country against Germany, and also he is the one who has won six serie A titles with his club Juventus and also won the Champions league trophy which makes him the complete footballer.
At the age of 13, Del Piero joined the youth team of Padova. At the age of 16, he was promoted to the senior side in the season 1991-1992. On 15th March 1992, at the age of 17, he made his professional debut against Messina coming on as a late substitute in the game. The next season, on 22 November 1992, he scored his first professional goal in a 5–0 victory over Ternana.
Del Piero 1993 year was special as in that year, Del Piero was transferred to Juventus where he stayed for the next 19 seasons. Initially, he played for the youth team and later was promoted to the senior team. Del Piero Juventus debut was made on 12th September 1993 coming on as a substitute against Foggia. In the very next match on 19th September, he scored his first goal for the club against Reggiana.
On his first start for the club, he scored a hat trick against Parma. He showed some incredible performances that season and helped Juventus finish second in the league. The next season he got more playing time and scored 8 goals that season. He also scored a match-winning chipped volley against Fiorentina, Allesandro Del Piero Juventus career was the most important chapter in Alessandro Del Piero Biography.
During the 1995 – 1996 season, Del Piero was given the number 10 shirt and he went on scoring 6 goals and provided 10 assists. Although Juventus finished 2nd in the league but successfully grabbed the Supercoppa Italiana where in the final he provided the only assist for teammate Vialli to score. Del Piero 10 also helped Juventus claim the 1995-1996 Champions League title by beating Ajax in the finals, and with the win over ajax it Del Piero Champions League dream also came true.
The following season, Del Piero scored in both the 1996 UEFA Super Cup final and the 1996 Intercontinental cup final and was also named as the man of the match in the Intercontinental Cup finals. He also helped Juventus claim the League title and reach the Champions League final for the 2nd consecutive time but was unable to start in the finals due to injury. Although he came on as a substitute and scored an amazing backheel goal but could not help Juventus win and lost 3-1 to Borussia Dortmund.
The next season was another successful season for Juventus where they started with winning the 1997 Supercoppa Italiana. That season Del Piero scored a career-best of 21 goals in Serie A and helped Juventus claim the League title. He also scored 10 goals in the Champions League to carry the team to the finals for the 3rd consecutive time. Although he was not fully fit for the match, he decided to start the game against Real Madrid in the finals but ended up losing 1-0. He scored a career-best of 32 goals in all competitions.
On 8 November 1998, Del Piero picked up a serious knee injury in the final minutes of a 2–2 draw with Udinese which kept him out of action for the remaining season and he managed to score only 2 goals. The club struggled without him, finishing the league season in a disappointing sixth place.
Del Piero underwent a muscle strengthening regime in order to adapt to the increasingly more physical and athletic demands of new era of football, which allowed him to compensate for the loss of some of his pace and agility. Due to his unexpected weight gain and physical development during this period, as well as the club’s success during the mid to late 90s, Del Piero, along with several other Juventus players and staff members, was claimed of being involved in illegal performance-enhancing drug abuse but were later clear of all alligations.
After his return in the next season, he had to bear a lot of criticism because he was unable to score open game goals. He scored 9 goals that season among which only one was a header against Parma others were all penalties. He had become an assist man who provided 20 assists in all competitions that season.
Del Piero Juventus lost the title race by a narrow margin. The next season Juventus again lost the title race to Roma after Del Piero being injured and fell out of form after his father’s death. He bought an end to his goal drought in January after scoring against Bari and dedicating it to his father. He regained his form but could not help Juventus win the title.
The next season, Del Piero had boosted up himself after getting the captain armband for the team. He went on scoring 16 goals and providing crucial assists which helped Juventus claim the league title. Del Piero scored 21 goals in all competitions which included his 100th and 101st goals for Juventus that season, against Venezia.
Juventus began the next season with the Supercoppa Italiana win over Parma where Del Piero scored two goals and also helped Juventus to claim the league title again. In the Champions League, Juventus had their beast mode on and went on beating Barcelona in the quarter-finals and Real Madrid in the semi-finals.
On 28th May 2003, in the Champions League finals against Milan, the game headed to the penalty shoot outs but Juventus could not win and lost 3-2. The next season Juventus started with winning the 2003 Supercoppa Italiana over Milan on penalties, but were knocked out in the Round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League, and finished third in the Serie A.
The next season, Del Piero 2004 season did not go well as he was benched for most of the time as the new manager Fabio Capello was not confident with the fitness level of Del Piero. Still, Del Piero managed to score 14 goals in the league and helped Juventus win the league title but could not manage to defeat Liverpool in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
On 10 January 2006, Del Piero became the all-time leading goalscorer for Juventus when he scored a hat trick in a Coppa Italia match against Fiorentina, taking his total goal tally for the club to 185. The next season Juventus were forcibly relegated to the Serie B due to Calciopoli scandal and their two recent Serie A title was revoked, this was a huge set back in Alessandro Del Piero Biography.
After the relegation, many key players decided to leave the club but Del Piero decided to stay and said, “ A true gentleman never leaves his lady and a true sportsman never leaves his club “.
After coming back from a long break, Del Piero was initially benched when the score between Juventus and Cesena was 1-1, Del Piero came in at the 74th minute and scored within 9 seconds to give Juventus the lead. On 27th August, in a Copa Italia match, Del Piero came in as a 61st-minute substitute and scored twice to help Juventus come back from a deficit. Juventus won the Serie B and were promoted to the Serie A. Del Piero finished as the top scorer and also scored his 200th goal for Juventus.
The next season he set a new record of most appearances for Juventus on 6th April 2008 with 553 appearances. He scored 21 goals that season which earned him the Capocannoniere title for the first time in his career. Juventus somehow finished the season in the third position.
On 21 October 2008, Del Piero netted a notable goal as Juventus defeated Real Madrid 2–1 in Turin, scoring with a first-time, curling strike from distance, in the fifth minute. However, in the second round, Juventus were defeated by the English side Chelsea on an aggregate of 3-2. On 29th November 2008, Del Piero scored his 250th goal for Juventus in a 4-0 win against Reggina. Juventus somehow managed to finish Serie A in the second position.
On 17 July 2009, Del Piero extended his contract with Juventus by one more year and commented “I am happy at Juventus and we are competitive. I want to keep playing for as long as I can and I’m certain that for at least two more years I will be at the top level “.
On 14 March 2010, Del Piero recorded his 300th and 301st career goals in a 3–3 draw against Siena, with the first two goals coming in the second and seventh minutes. On 5th May 2011, he extended his contract by one more year with the club.
Juventus confirmed that the 2011-2012 season will be the last season for Del Piero. Del Piero was mostly used as a substitute because of his decreasing stamina with the age. In the second leg of Juventus’s clash with Milan in the Coppa Italia semi-finals, Del Piero finished off a brilliant move by Juventus as they secured a 2–2 draw to progress to the final with a 4–3 aggregate win. On 11th April 2012, in a match against Lazio, he made his 700th professional debut for Juventus, he went on scoring a freekick to secure a 2-1 victory to take Juventus to the top of the table.
On 13th May, he played his last match in Serie A against Atlanta and helped Juventus claim their 28th League title. Del Piero played his last match in the Finals of the Supercoppa Italiana against Napoli which ended in a 2-0 win for Napoli.
The Juventus board proposed to retire the number 10 on Del Piero’s honor but Del Piero refused to say “I’ve really had so much that I would never want it to be retired, this way, every child can dream of the day of wearing it.” On 30th June he wrote an open letter to the fans saying “Above all what remains is the fans, you who are Juventus. That jersey that I loved and will always love, that I desired and respected … From tomorrow I will no longer be a Juventus player, but I will always be one of you. Now a new adventure begins and I am as fired up as I was 19 summers ago.”
On 5th September 2012, he signed a 2-year contract with the Australian side Sydney FC. On 6th October 2012, Del Piero Sydney FC debut was made and against the new team in a 2-0 loss against Wellington Phoenix. On 13th October, Del Piero scored his first goal for the club from a free-kick in a 3–2 loss to Newcastle Jets.
On 19 January 2013, Del Piero scored four goals and also provided one assist in Sydney’s 7–1 win against Wellington Phoenix and this proved to be the first time he scored more than 3 goals in a single match. Piero scored 14 goals in 24 appearances and on 21st February renewed his contract until 2014. The next season he scored 10 goals and won the Sydney FC Top scorer award. He played his final match for the club in a 2-1 defeat against Melbourne Victory.
It was said that Del Piero wanted to play in the newly formed Indian Super League to promote football in Indian and joined Delhi Dynamos on 28th August 2014. On 14th October, Alessandro Del Piero ISl debut was made in a goalless draw against Pune City. He scored his first goal against Chennaiyin FC by a free kick in a 2-2 draw. In total, he made 10 appearances for the club.
In October 2015, after staying without a club almost for a year, Del Piero decided to bring a conclusion to a memorable career and retired from football as a professional player.
Del Piero is currently the fourth Italian all-time top scorer along with Roberto Baggio. He also holds the record of most goals by an International substitute. Del Piero Italy debut was made at the age of 20, on 25 March 1995, in a 4–1 win over Estonia in a Euro 1996 qualifying match. Del Piero scored his first goal for Italy on 15 November 1995, in a 4–0 win over Lithuania in a Euro 1996 qualifying match.
He made his first World Cup debut in the 1998 World Cup in a 3-0 win over Cameroon where he provided an assist to Christian Vieri’s final goal. Italy reached the Semi-Finals where Del Piero had to face a lot of criticism and was replaced in the second half. Italy was knocked out in the semi-finals on penalty shoot out by France who eventually became the Champion.
In the 2002 World Cup, Del Piero appeared as a substitute in Italy’s opening against Ecuador, wearing the captain’s armband for part of the match. He instantly scored with a header against Mexico, after coming on as a substitute and an equalizing goal which saved Italy from a first-round exit in their final group match. The goal sent Italy through to the second round, where they were eliminated by a golden goal in a controversial match against South Korea, and with that Del Piero World cup, dream got shattered in that year.
In the next World Cup, Del Piero 2006 Wolrd cup quest start of the competition in a 1–0 round of 16 wins over Australia. Italy looked dominant in the tournament and reached the finals where they were destined to meet France which was seen as a replay of the 2000 Euro Cup by the fans, Del Piero World cup 2006 trophy is the most prestigious trophy in his footballing career.
The match headed to 1-1 draw in the extra time and in the penalties, Italy having their one of the best keeper in the history, Gianluigi Buffon, won the penalty shoot out and won the World Cup. Del Piero later said that it was always his dream to win the World Cup.
He was included in the 1996 Euro Cup squad and made his only appearance in a 2-1 victory against Russia where he played as a left-wing.
Del Piero 2000 Euro Cup went well, in that tournamentDel Piero made an appearance in every match coming on as a substitute. On 11 June, Del Piero came on as a substitute in the 30th minute in Italy’s opening Group B 2–1 win against Turkey and hit the cross-bar from a free-kick. In the final group game, he scored the winner against Sweden where he passed two players before curling the ball into the top corner from outside the area with a left-footed strike.
Italy decisively headed towards the final where Italy had to face France. Del Piero came on as a substitute in the second half and missed two gilt-edged chances in Italy’s 2–1 loss to France in extra time, and was criticized by the Italian press.
Alessandro Del Piero Records and Achievements:
“Alessandro Del Piero is the best Italian player, we’re the same age and I’ve followed his whole career.” Said Manchester United Legend Ryan Giggs.
The achievements and records established by the legendary career of Alessandro Del Piero are:-
- Serie A: 1994–95, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2011–12
- Serie B: 2006–07
- Coppa Italia: 1994–95
- Supercoppa Italiana: 1995, 1997, 2002, 2003
- UEFA Champions League: 1995–96
- UEFA Super Cup: 1996
- Intercontinental Cup: 1996
- UEFA Intertoto Cup: 1999
- Primavera squad
- Torneo di Viareggio: 1994
- Campionato Nazionale Primavera: 1993–94
- FIFA World Cup: 2006
- ESM Team of the Year: 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98
- UNICEFEuropean Footballer of the Season: 1995–96
Most Valuable PlayerIntercontinental Cup: 1996
- European Footballer of the Year Under-21: 1996
- Tournoi de France-Top scorer: 1997(3 goals)
UEFA Champions League-Top scorer: 1997–98(10 goals)
Serie A Italian Footballer of the Year: 1998, 2008
Serie A-Top assist provider: 1999–2000
- Oscar AIC-Serie A Fan Award: 2001, 2008
- FIFA 100
- UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll: Top 50 1954–2004, Top 250 1994–2003
- Coppa Italia-Top scorer: 2005–06(5 goals)
- Giuseppe Prisco National Award: 2006
- USSI Prize-Italian sportsman of the year: 2006
- Special Prize Gentleman Silver Cup: 2006
- San Siro Gentleman Award Serie A: 2006
- Serie B-Top scorer: 2006–07(20 goals)
- Golden Foot Award: 2007
- Telegatto-Best Sportsman: 2007
- ASFTop-100 Players of All-Time – #60: 2007
- Serie A-Top scorer: 2007–08(21 goals)
- Oscar AIC-Top scorer: 2008
- Premio Nazionale Carriera Esemplare “Gaetano Scirea”: 2008
- Pallone d’Argento: 2008–09
- International Award for Sport and Civility-Ambassador of Sports: 2009
- Sportsman of the Year Golden Award: 2010
- Globe Soccer Career Award: 2011
- Novara Fair Play Award: 2011
- Oscar AIC-Award to Career2011
- A-League goal of the season: 2012–13
- Sydney FC Golden Boot: 2013, 2014
- PFA Team of the Season: 2013
- Sydney FC Player of the Year Award: 2013
- Sydney FC Members Award: 2013
- A-League All Stars Game: 2014
- AFCTeam of the Decade: 2015
- Sydney FC team of the Decade: 2015
- Sydney FC Hall of Fame: 2015
- Italian Football Hall of Fame: 2017
- Juventus Greatest XI of All Time: 2017
- 5th Class/Knight: Cavaliere Ordine al Merito Della Repubblica Italiana: 2000
- CONI: Golden Collar of Sports Merit: 2006
- 4th Class/Officer: Ufficiale Ordine al Merito Della Repubblica Italiana: 2006
- All-time appearances for Juventus in all competitions (705 appearances)
- Second most appearances for Juventus in Serie A (478 appearances)
- Second most appearances for Juventus in Italian League matches (includes Serie A and Serie B) (513 appearances)
- Most appearances for Juventus in the Supercoppa Italiana (8 appearances as of 13 August 2017)
- All-time leading scorer for Juventus(290 goals: 186 goals in open play, 62 goals from penalties, 42 goals from free-kicks)
- All-time decisive goals holder for Juventus(135)
- Second most minutes played holder for Juventus(48,363)
- Second most appearances for Juventus in the Supercoppa Italiana (6 appearances)
- Second most appearances for Juventus in the UEFA Champions League (92 appearances)
- Second most appearances for Juventus in UEFA club competitions (124 appearances)
- Most appearances for Juventus in international club competitions (130 appearances)
- Second most goals scored in the Supercoppa Italiana, alongside Samuel Eto’o, Andriy Shevchenko, and Carlos Tevez(3)
- Most goals scored in a single season by a Sydney FC player (14)
- Third highest goalscorer from penalties in Serie A(50)
- Third highest goalscorer from free-kicks in Serie A(22)
- Italian all-time top scorer from free-kicks in all competitions (52 goals: 46 goals at club level, 6 goals with the Italy national team).
- Italian player with the most seasons with 10 goals or more across all club competitions (17 seasons)
- Most goals scored by an Italian international as a substitute (5)
- Joint fourth-highest goalscorer for Italy(27 goals, alongside Roberto Baggio)
Allesandro Del Piero Net Worth:
the total net worth of Alessandro net worth is around $25 million in the year 2020, and he is the one who has got all earned most amount his money from the game and from endorsing various brands.
Alessandro Del Piero Social Media Handles:
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