Italy Legend Andrea Pirlo Announces Retirement From Football
His first major successes came at AC Milan, he was at the base of Carlo Ancelotti’s diamond midfield featuring Clarence Seedorf, Rino Gattuso and Kaka.
As a deep-lying playmaker, he won two Serie A titles at the San Siro, as well as two UEFA Champions League trophies, before moving on to Milan’s Serie A rivals Juventus where he was crucial to the Old Lady’s renaissance.
He also excelled at the international stage, playing a starring role as Italy won the World Cup in 2006.
With his trademark locks and impressive beard, he’ll be most remembered for his swagger and effortless style as he glided across turfs in Europe dictating play like a chessmaster.