Today, we will continue learning about the biography of Andrea Pirlo, an Italian professional football player.
Childhood & Early Life
Andrea Pirlo was born in Flero commune, Brescia province, Italy, on May 19, 1979. His partners are Luigi and Lidia. Andrea Pirlo has only a brother named Ivan.
When growing up, Andrea Pirlo used to play football with his brother and friends in the seaside resort Viareggio in Tuscany, where his family spent on the holidays.
He attracted international attention for the first time when he and his team, ‘Voluntas Brescia U15s,’ took part in the 1992 Dana Cup when he was 13 years old. The teams went to the semi-finals before being knocked out.
Awards & Achievements
In 2014, Andrea Pirlo was awarded the “Cavaliere Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana,” the rank of a Knight. Two years later, he was honored at the “Ufficiale Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana,” the rank of an Officer.
At the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Pirlo won the Bronze Ball and the Top Assist Provider award.
Notably, he received the 2011-2012 Pallone d’Argento for having the fairest play and for football talent, sporting correctness, good morality, and for generosity towards the weak. Such titles were judged by the Italian Sports Press Union (Unione Stampa Sportiva Italiana or USSI).
He was lauded as the Serie A Footballer of the Year for the 2012-2014 period.
Personal Life & Legacy
Andrea Pirlo got married to Deborah Roversi in 2001. They have two kids, including a son Niccolo bin 2003 and daughter Angela in 2006. However, they suddenly divorced in 2014 after over a decade of marriage. Some sources said that Andrea Pirlo had an affair with a real-estate agent named Valentina Baldini, who he met at his golf club.
Earlier on April 30, 2013, he published his Valentina Baldini autobiography “Penso Quindi Gioco,” which means “I Think, Therefore I Play.” With the endlessly quotable and a charm, the book was welcomed by critics and fans.