Alessandro Del Piero offers the wisdom of a man who's been through everything, both with and against the very best, and for the first time he's sharing those stories with us.
Alessandro Del Piero is widely considered one of the most influential and fascinating playmakers of the modern era. As an inventive striker, he has been a key player in world-class teams alongside Zinedine Zidane and Roberto Baggio.
Del Piero has done it all, from the 1996 Champion's League cup, the Intercontinental Cup and eight Scudetti Serie A Championships with Juventus, to Italy's controversial 2006 World Cup victory, with that penalty and that headbutt. He has also suffered it all-the agony of several runners-up trophies, of debilitating injuries and Juventus's relegation. An extremely versatile forward and a free kick specialist, he has played 796 matches and scored 316 goals with Juventus and the Italian national team.
In Playing On, now translated for the first time into English, Del Piero offers the wisdom and insights of a man who's been through everything. In his introduction, specially written for this edition, he writes about why he chose to play in Sydney after his retirement from Juventus, even though he had many enticing offers from Italy and from many European and South American teams. He says he re-signed for a second season at Sydney because he has been rejuvenated by his experience of playing in Australia: 'I realised at once, after just a few days Down Under, that I had made the right choice. On and off the field.'
About the Author
Alessandro Del Piero joined Juventus Football Club in 1993, and has since obtained all the accolades of the beautiful game. Spending nineteen seasons of his career at Juve, he is the record holder for appearances (705) and goals (289), and is known worldwide for his creative, attractive brand of football and stunning free kicks. He has won eighteen trophies with Juventus and was a member of Italy's World Cup winning team in 2006. His move to Sydney FC in 2012 was seen Australia-wide as the A-League's acquisition of its first truly world-class player. Alessandro lends his support to many charities, especially children's charities. He lives in Sydney with his wife, Sonia, and their three children.
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The best book, I read it in one day, so interesting, I love biographies even though this isn't based on his personal life, knowing about his soccer life, transitions, thoughts and feelings is incredible, I loved reading this book
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st December 2013
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.194