Andrea Pirlo

1979 - Today

Andrea Pirlo

Andrea Pirlo (Italian pronunciation: [anˈdrɛːa ˈpirlo]; born 19 May 1979) is an Italian former professional footballer. Pirlo was usually deployed as a deep-lying playmaker in midfield for both his club and national teams and he is widely regarded as one of the greatest ever exponents of this position due to his vision, ball control, technique, creativity and passing ability, as well as for being a free-kick specialist.Pirlo began his club career as an attacking midfielder with his hometown club Brescia, whom he helped win a Serie B title and subsequent promotion to Serie A in 1997. His promising performances led to a move to Inter Milan in 1998, but he struggled to gain playing time at his new club, and was sent on loan in 1999. Despite successful spells with Reggina and a return to Brescia, Pirlo was still unable to break into Inter's starting line-up and was sold to cross-city rivals A.C. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andrea Pirlo has received more than 4,060,809 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 186th most popular soccer player.

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  • 68

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  • 3.10

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Andrea Pirlo ranks 185 out of 13,233Before him are Shoichi Nishimura, Kenny Dalglish, Arie Haan, Teófilo Cubillas, Sandro Mazzola, and Hideo Sakai. After him are Jean-Marie Pfaff, Vittorio Pozzo, Amancio Amaro, Harald Schumacher, Clarence Seedorf, and Masao Ono.

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Among people born in 1979, Andrea Pirlo ranks 3Before him are Heath Ledger and Valentino Rossi. After him are Kimi Räikkönen, Anders Behring Breivik, Diego Forlán, Chris Pratt, James McAvoy, Jason Momoa, Eric Abidal, Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland, and Diego Milito.

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Among people born in Italy, Andrea Pirlo ranks 1,212 out of 3,282Before him are Giambattista Pittoni (1687), Hieronymus Fabricius (1533), Altiero Spinelli (1907), Prince Emanuele Filiberto, Duke of Aosta (1869), Pietro Della Valle (1586), and Franco Alfano (1875). After him are Vittorio Pozzo (1886), Ferdinand II of Naples (1467), Domenico Alberti (1710), Orcagna (1315), Quintus Hortensius (-114), and Annibale de Gasparis (1819).