Andrea Pirlo has been one of the top Italian midfielders for over a decade, playing as a deep lying playmaker for AC Milan, Juventus, and Italy's national team. Considered one of the world's top set-piece specialists.
ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM
Entering his third World Cup for Italy (2006 and 2010), Pirlo has registered over 100 caps for the Azzurri and was a fixture throughout qualifying. Won the Bronze Ball (3rd best player) at the 2006 World Cup as Italy won its fourth world title.
At the club level Pirlo has won fiv Serie A titles (2003-'04, 2010-'11, 2011-'12, 2012-'13, 2013-'14) playing for AC Milan and Juventus. He also won the UEFA Champions League twice while playing for the Rossoneri in 2003 and 2007.