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.
We need to appreciate this man while he’s playing.
Plus our new favourite good cop, bad cop combo.
Panama didn’t want to go down without a fight.
Day 10 of the World Cup was one of the best yet.
Plus a beautiful World Cup moment.
A massive pat on the back if you get all of these.
Juventus certainly like a good free transfer.
If Lewy leaves Bayern, someone’s in for a treat.
North Korea’s genius ploy unfortunately backfired.
Plus Fernandinho sticks up for Raheem Sterling.