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A book review on Andrea Pirlo’s biography,’I think therefore I play’, with Alessandro Alssiato. Book review by Anushree Nande for Football. The best picks from Pirlo’s exemplary autobiography. One of the most iconic footballers of the modern era, Juventus’ Andrea Pirlo has made numerous revelations from his illustrious career in his rele.

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Pirlo captained Italy to an Under European Championship inwearing the number 10 jerseyand winning the awards for best player and top scorer of the tournament with three goals; andea scored both goals — one from a penalty and the other from a free kick — in Italy’s 2—1 victory over Czech Republic in the final.

I can’t say with any zndrea how many virtual matches I’ve played over the last few years but, roughly speaking, it must be at least four times the number of real ones.

On an occasion as momentous as winning a World Cup, there is naturally a tendency, especially in retrospect, to immortalise, to be philosophical and try to remember the moment in a context that reaches far beyond just that occasion. Retrieved 14 December Pirlo is one of two children along with his brother Ivan. A great book for all football lovers. He’s staying with Milan and he’ll finish his career right here,” Pirlo wrote.

Thank you, Andrea Pirlo, for sharing with the world your experiences and timeless messaging which enrich us all. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Archived from the original on 16 August He’d fling himself at me, his hands all pilo my back, trying to intimidate me. He was promoted by his coach Mircea Lucescu.

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Pirlo later recalled the period he has spent in Milan with Ancelotti: Retrieved 9 March We thought it was only fitting that we revisit the lauded tome that has contributed to an entirely deserved cult of personality. I like the title ‘ohmyraul’ better because Raul is unquestionably one of those the most substantial characters I have had the opportunity to learn about.


10 best excerpts from Andrea Pirlo’s ‘I Think, Therefore I Play’

Pirlo Changed Football Forever”. Pirlo says that he is far more the player who scored that first penalty against France in than the one who autobiogrzphy Joe Hart in the quarterfinals of the Euros almost 6 years later.

Where does the army go from here. With Pirlo however, there is calmness personified. It’s idiotic to man-mark Pirlo”. Retrieved 15 April How did he decide what to do? Even though he was a famous player, he consented to being used as a guard dog. Together with Baggio, Autobiograpgy think he’s the greatest talent that Italian football has produced in the last 25 years.

Retrieved 19 July pirpo E il loro posto nella grande storia del calcio” in Italian. But even worse, I no longer felt like a man. Aurobiography Pirlo was able to set up some goal scoring opportunities and did test the opposition goalkeepers with some dangerous free kicks in the final two group games, his performances were stifled by the defensive pressure of the opposition, and he was much less dominant than he had been in the opening match against England. Volevo smettere dopo Istanbul ” ” in Italian.

I Think Therefore I Play – Andrea Pirlo: A Book Review

Football v Sex Being part of a team that belongs to everyone makes me feel good. Retrieved 6 August And with his book as we’ll, one is unable to see the direction of the narrative, but can enjoy the ride nevertheless. A Rolex with Swatch batteries. Italian midfield maestro’s skills do talking for him”.

10 best excerpts from Andrea Pirlo’s ‘I Think, Therefore I Play’

Pirlo was named to Italy’s man squad for the World Cup[] and appeared in all of Italy’s matches at the tournament, playing minutes in total. Hope is her superpower unsurprisingly she’s a Goonerbut sport, art, music and words are good substitutes. Andrea Pirlo was pretty close for a reunion with his Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea at the end of the season.


I don’t give a toss pjrlo it. Andrea Pirlo is manifestly not simply a great player, but a great soul who communicates with you through this book as if he were in your own living room.

I pictured myself in that white jersey. Pirlo is as good a writer as he is a footballer. Retrieved 22 July Italy deserved winner over England Live football and soccer news”. Pirlo made his Italy senior debut on 7 September under Giovanni Trapattoniat the age of 23 in a 2—0 away win over Azerbaijan in a Euro qualifying match ; [] [] he also appeared in a friendly match in Pescara against Turkey on 20 November, later that year, which ended in a 1—1 draw.

He joined the Italian senior side in September and captained the Olympic team to a bronze medal in the Olympics.

Regarding their omission, Conte commented in a press conference: Wikiquote has quotations related to: We’d get in early, have breakfast at 9am and then shut ourselves in our room and hit the PlayStation until What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Pirlo led Serie A in the —03 season in four categories — passes playedball possession hours played and 39 minutessuccessful ballsand successful passes ; he averaged almost 90 passes per game throughout the season.

Archived from the original on 7 July I wasn’t really bothered about much else in that room besides the person who had summoned me.