Alessandro Del Piero is a World Cup winning Italian football player. He plays the position of forward and he is a currently a club captain for Serie A club Juventus. He has also been a prominent member of the Italian national team. During his career, he has been honored many times. In addition to being a World Cup champion, he has also received the Golden Foot award, which is given to players with outstanding playing ability and personality. In addition to this honor, he was named as a member of the FIFA 100, which was a list of 125 players compiled by football luminary Pele to help commemorate FIFA’s first century. In addition to his football skills, Del Piero is also well-known as a broadcasting and advertising personality.
Del Piero was born in Conegliano, Italy on November 9, 1974. He comes from a modest, but comfortable upbringing. As a child, he often dreamed of becoming a professional football player with his friends. He achieved this dream, though his childhood friends did not. He began to play competitively at the age of 7, and was witnessed by interested scouts as a 13 year old playing for his local side of San Vendemiano. At this time, he left home to join the youth team Padova Calcio.
In 1993, Del Piero transferred to Juventus. He has remained as a member of the club ever since then. During his time with the club, he has had ups and downs, but he has been mostly successful. In 1996, he helped his team defeat Ajax to become the winners of that years Champion’s League. The team also won the Intercontinental Cup that year. The year 2006 saw Juventus get demoted to the Serie B league, which was a major disappointment. Since then, the team has rebounded, and he has been instrumental in bringing Juventus back to respectability.
In addition to winning the Champion’s League title, the greatest accomplishment in Alessandro Del Piero’s career was winning the World Cup as a member of the Italian team in 2006. It represented the fulfillment of one of his childhood dreams. Though he has not been called up to the national team, and his playing time is decreasing with Juventus, he has already begun the transition into a second career in the media.