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Why Pirlo is the BEST ever

2014-06-18 09:57
Italy's Andrea Pirlo (Supplied)
Italy's Andrea Pirlo (Supplied)
Cape Town - Footballers they come and they go but once a generation there is one who stands above all others. Just one. His name is Andrea Pirlo.

Andrea Pirlo is truly a phenomenal football player. He is a giant of the modern game, a player who reinvented the deep lying midfield play-maker role.

From Pele to Garrincha, via Gazza and Maradona and every other footballer in between, Pirlo stands out. His luscious locks, he smoldering personality and a free kick that can reduce a fan to tears.

Project Babb produced the perfect ode to Pirlo. It is a thing of absolute beauty.

Here are our top three (of three million) Pirlo moments:

1. The Panenka Penalty - watch from 4.30 to see how Pirlo rolls. Nothing more to say.

 

2. He is so much man.

Rumours circulated before the England game that Pirlo trained alone. In a wine farm. We don't believe it, or do we?

The man's name is Andrea, he has perfect hair and still is THE most respected player in the Italian team. A true gem.



3. He has a way with words.

And freekicks.

And probably women too. Okay definitely women too.


Read all 37 reasons why Andrea Pirlo is THE best footballer/human of this generation.




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