Add This

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Thank you Del Piero! Heart of Juve, Last Italian football legend!

Even that i m not really fan of italian football and their way of playing or thinking, i always had a sympathy and respect first on Juventus and then to Milan. But when it comes to Del Piero....what can i say?

What a player! What a striker! What an athlete! The last Cesar ... Alessandro Del Piero!!!

The world of football said "goodbye and thank you" to the last Italian football legend ... (Buffon, top 1 goalkeeper, Pirlo and Totti are great too but Del Piero is just above them)

Deli is not just the best italian player of Juventus and italian football ... Deli IS JUVENTUS. His magical moves and dribbles, his speed and his amazing way of scoring is something that Italy and world football will be missed. Amazing personality and true loyalty to his club and fans. Even when Juventus payed the unimaginable punishment due to the Calciopoli scandal, Del Piero announced that he would stay to the team in Serie B. While Zlatan Ibrahimović, Fabio Cannavaro, and Lilian Thuram abandon the club, Deli said that he will stay and that “The Agnelli family deserve this, as do the fans and the new directors.".... Like a true captain!
In the period 2006-2007 he and the rest the team fought and brought Juventus to its rightful Serie A. And he kept his promise! After 2 years Juve is Champion of Italy 2012 again and Europe welcomes them in Champions Leaque....but.....Its over for the captain....Alexandro Del Piero in the age of 38 decided to end his great carrier. And what a carrier....full of successes and awards :
Del Piero was named in the FIFA 100, a list of the 125 greatest living footballers selected by Pelé as a part of FIFA's centenary celebrations. Del Piero was also voted in the list of best European players for the past 50 years in the UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll. In the year 2000, Del Piero was the world's best-paid football player from salary, bonuses, and advertising revenue.

Along with three awards in Italy for gentlemanly conduct he has also won the Golden Foot award, which pertains to personality and playing ability.

Del Piero holds the all-time goalscoring record at Juventus. On 6 April 2008, Alessandro Del Piero became the all-time highest-capped Juventus player, ahead of Juventus legend Gaetano Scirea. As of May 2010, he is in eighth place in the UEFA Champions League all-time goalscorer records and joint fourth with Roberto Baggio within the Italian national team records.
    Serie A (6): 1994–95, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2011–12
    (also won 2004–05, 2005–06, removed from Juventus due to calciopoli)
    Serie B (1): 2006–2007
    Supercoppa Italiana (4): 1995, 1997, 2002, 2003
    Coppa Italia (1): 1994–95, Runner-up: 2001–02, 2003–04
    UEFA Champions League (1): 1995–96, Runner-up:1996-97, 1997-98, 2002-03
    UEFA Super Cup (1): 1996
    UEFA Intertoto Cup (1): 1999
    Intercontinental Cup (1): 1996


    FIFA World Cup (1): 2006
    UEFA Under-21 European Championship (2): 1994, 1996
    UEFA European Championship, Runner-up : 2000

    ESM Team of the Year (3): 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98
    Most Valuable Player Intercontinental Cup: 1996
    European Footballer of the Year Under-21: 1996
    UEFA Champions League Topscorer: 1997-98
    Best Loved Football Player: 2001, 2008
    FIFA 100
    Golden Foot to career: 2007
    Serie B - Topscorer: 2007 (20 goals)
    Scirea Award to career: 2008
    Oscar AIC – Italian Footballer ot the Year(2): 1998, 2008
    Serie A – Top Scorer: 2008 (21 goals)
    USSI Silver Ball: 2008
    Globe Soccer Award: 2011
    Oscar AIC - Award to Career: 2011

    Juventus All-Time Leading Scorer (290 goals)
    Juventus All-Time Leading Scorer Champions League (45)
    Juventus All-Time Leading Scorer UEFA Competitions (53)
    Juventus All-Time Leading Scorer International competitions (54)
    Juventus All-Time Leading Scorer in the Italian championships (181)
    Juventus All-Time Leading Scorer Italian Super Cup (3)
    Juventus All-Time appearances holder Serie A: (441)
    Juventus All-Time appearances holder in the UEFA club competitions: (115)
    Juventus All-Time appearances holder in international competitions: (120)
    Juventus All-Time appearances leader (700)
    Latest goal from kickoff in a FIFA World Cup match (121st minute)
    Most Participations in UEFA European Championships (4) (Tied with 5 others)

Sources and more infos : wikipedia

But enough of reading....just enjoy some of the magical moments that Del Piero gave us...

Alexandro Del Piero magical moves...

Alexandro Del Piero amazing goals... 

Finally some photos just to remember...

Thank you Alexandro....You will be in the elite of top players EVER!!! Italy and Juve will never find, make or create such a player as you! Good luck to whatever you chose to do ;)