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Afterthoughts: ALESSANDRO DEL PIERO – The Atlas of Juventus

Alessandro Del Piero. The name alone makes me feel all warm inside. Whenever I read or indeed write those three words (or any one of the two three-letter abbreviations that have become synonymous with this remarkable individual — ‘ADP’ or simply, ‘Ale’), I immediately feel proud and very lucky to have been able to follow …

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ALESSANDRO DEL PIERO – 30th June 2012

  Originally published on June 30, 2012 It is over. My contract with Juventus expires today.It isn’t exactly news, but still, to know that it’s “official” has its effect. It’s not a sad moment for me, I have no regrets or nostalgia. Not anymore. In these days, I have had an opportunity to think over …

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ALESSANDRO DEL PIERO – Let’s Keep Playing! (“Giochiamo Ancora” Review)

So many times we have gone to a match and seen a late cameo from a youth team player, coming on as a substitute as the game fades away towards the full-time whistle. Some are instantly forgettable, others score goals on what may be their only appearance for the club, instantly making them an obscure …

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‘Semplicemente DEL PIERO’ by Gianni Giansanti

Renowned photographer Gianni Giansanti, known — among other things — for photographing Pope John Paul II for nearly three decades and numerous other figures & events (including Aldo Moro’s death, Formula One racer Jacques Villeneuve, and African tribesmen), spent one year following Alessandro Del Piero in his daily life from 2000 to 2001. What resulted …

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[IAOTTOLS Podcast] S3E02 – The ALESSANDRO DEL PIERO Special!!

As you are no doubt aware, we are in the middle of ADP Week here on JuventiKnows, a five-day homage to the greatest player in Juventus history. As we all still attempt to come to grips with the fact our beloved #10 has left the club, you have shed tears over the photo galleries, touching …

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Alessandro Del Piero VANITY FAIR Interview

  Originally published on April 18, 2012 The dreaded day is approaching. With Juventus having their best season since Farsopoli and continuing their intense two-front battle towards silverware, none of us Juventini want to think about any impending sadness. But looming over the horizon is perhaps the biggest grief of them all: Alessandro Del Piero‘s …

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ALESSANDRO DEL PIERO – More Than Anything…

  Originally published on May 13, 2012(the evening after Juventus 3-1 Atalanta) More than 8 Scudetti More than a promotion from serie B More than a Coppa Italia (two, let’s hope) More than 4 Supercoppe Italiane More than a Champions League More than a European Super Cup More than an Intercontinental Cup More than that …

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PotD: ALESSANDRO DEL PIERO – Come Te Nessuno Mai

This post was guest-blogged by Laura “Dirtbunny” G.You can follow her on her blog Dirtbunny.net or contact her on Twitter @Dirtbunny1.   When Dirtbunny first came out of the closet as a football lover and found some Juventina friends, one of the first things she made sure to explain to everyone was that ADP was …

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VotD: ALESSANDRO DEL PIERO – Selected Reels of a Champion

  SFIDE Documentary (2008):THE RETURN OF ALESSANDRO DEL PIERO[Italian Language] Italian TV program Sfide retraces the career of a child prodigy who very soon became a champion, from his very first kicks in the backyard, to his debut with Padova, to the great successes with Juventus, Lippi, and the FIFA World Cup apotheosis in 2006. …

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ALESSANDRO DEL PIERO – We Were There

  Originally published on May 6, 2012(the evening Juve won the Scudetto) We were there when we were always winning. On the pitch. More than the others. We were there when we stumbled. We were there when we didn’t know where our futures lied. We were there when we learned and accepted the decision, fighting …

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ALESSANDRO DEL PIERO Bares His Soul to ‘El Pais’

  Originally published on November 17, 2011. It is a season of change at Juventus. The work of our management is bearing fruit, we have a wonderful new stadium, Conte has returned and brought back grinta and tactical organization. The team is doing very well in Serie A. And yet, there is impending sadness at …

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PotD: ALESSANDRO DEL PIERO’s 2011-12 Scudetto-Winning Season

For this next installment of “Alessandro Del Piero Week” we look back at the 2011-12 season for what would be Del Piero’s final year wearing Juventus colors. Barely a few months have passed and it is still a strange mixture of emotions. On the one hand Alex caps off a glorious Juventus career with a …

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INTERVIEW Flash-Back: 1993 – Alessandro DEL PIERO Talks About Juventus

  SEPTEMBER 19, 1993. Juventus vs. Reggiana. Having made his senior team debut for Juventus just a week prior, Alessandro Del Piero stepped on the green field of Stadio Delle Alpi with the firm intention to make an impression. In the 82nd minute, with the score already 3-0 for the Bianconeri, ADP did just that. …

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ALESSANDRO DEL PIERO – Memories of a Childhood Hero

Alessandro Del Piero (Italian pronunciation: [alesˈsandro del ˈpjɛːro]) Ufficiale OMRI[2][3] (born 9 November 1974 in Conegliano, Veneto) is an Italian World Cup-winning footballer. Del Piero was named in the FIFA 100, a list of the 125 greatest living footballers selected by Pelé as a part of FIFA‘s centenary celebrations.[4] Del Piero was also voted in …

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