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What kind of football player is Alessandro Del Piero?

Alessandro Del Piero. Alessandro ” Alex ” Del Piero, Ufficiale OMRI ( Italian pronunciation: [alesˈsandro del ˈpjɛːro]; born 9 November 1974) is an Italian former professional footballer who mainly played as a deep-lying forward, although he was capable of playing in several offensive positions.

When did Alessandro Del Piero come on as a substitute?

Although he was primarily used as a substitute for either Francesco Totti or Stefano Fiore, Del Piero appeared in every match of the tournament, and he wore the number 10 shirt. On 11 June, Del Piero came on as a substitute for Fiore in the 30th minute in Italy’s opening Group B 2–1 win against Turkey, hitting the cross-bar from a free-kick.

How did Alessandro Del Piero get the nickname Pinturicchio?

During this time, Del Piero earned the nickname Pinturicchio due to the similarity between his own technical and tactical characteristics, and Baggio’s creative style of play.

How many times has Alessandro Del Piero captained Italy?

As of 2008, Del Piero has captained Italy seven times (including during UEFA Euro 2008). He also initially regularly wore the number 10 shirt, in particular under Maldini and Zoff, but later gave it to Totti after Euro 2000, and switched to the number 7 for the 2002 World Cup, as it was the first number he wore at the start of his career.

When did Alessandro Del Piero score his 100th goal?

Del Piero managed 21 goals in all competitions, also scoring his 100th and 101st goals for Juventus that season, against Venezia, on 26 August 2001. Del Piero also helped Juventus reach the Coppa Italia final that season, although Juventus were defeated by Parma.

When did Alessandro Del Piero win the Supercoppa Italiana?

Del Piero scored 6 goals and provided 10 assists in Serie A, although Juventus finished the season in second place behind Milan. Del Piero did manage to capture the Supercoppa Italiana in 1995, over Parma, setting up Vialli’s only goal of the match. He also played a key role in helping Juventus to win the 1995–96 UEFA Champions League]