Watch: Reacting to Andrea Pirlo – football’s finest playmaker
In the latest edition of our football legends reaction series on YouTube, Ben got the chance to check out the marvellous Andrea Pirlo.
The Italian maestro had a career which span over 20 years, between 1995 and 2017.
Most known for his pinpoint long passing, Pirlo could single-handedly control a game of football unlike anyone else.
His longest stint at any club was at AC Milan from 2001-to 2011, where he made 401 appearances and scored 41 goals in the process.
At club level, Pirlo won 17 trophies including; six Serie A titles, two Champions Leagues and two Coppa Italia trophies.
Pirlo was also the pendulum in Italy’s 2006 World Cup winning squad as he formed a formidable partnership with Gennaro Gattuso for both club and country.
He managed to rack up 116 appearances for his country and ranks as Italy’s fifth most capped player of all time.
Pirlo dominated England on two occasions, at Euro 2012 and the 2014 World Cup.
We’re sure Joe Hart still has nightmares about him to this day.
Eight years since Andrea Pirlo mugged off Joe Hart and it never gets oldpic.twitter.com/J1i55mtqj3
— Gaby McKay (@GabyMcKay) June 24, 2020