Andrea Pirlo will be remembered as one of the best footballers of the 21st century – and undoubtedly one of the most popular too.
Pirlo won six Serie A titles, two Champions Leagues, two Coppa Italias and the World Cup during an incredible career, but he will be remembered equally as much for his style both on and off the pitch.
As someone who once described pre-match warm-ups as “nothing but masturbation for conditioning coaches”, Pirlo has always been reliable for a good quote or two, but we’ve collated some of the best things ever said about the Italian over the years.
Jadon Sancho is tearing up defences.
How many can you name?
They don’t always sign the biggest players.
Remember Liverpool legend Salif Diao?
Sometimes you just have to take the p*ss.
Sean McDermott says he is Ireland’s best keeper.
A fun international weekend.
Classic Ray Hudson.
Featuring an Andrea Pirlo free-kick special.
The Argentinian managed to skip past three players