Andrea Pirlo (born May 19, 1979 in Flero) is an Italian football midfielder, who currently plays for AC Milan in the Italian Serie A. Pirlo has played for Brescia (1994-98 and 2001), Internazionale (1998-99 and 2000), Reggina (1999-2000), and AC Milan (2001-). With Milan, he has won two UEFA Champions League (2003 and 2007), two European Super Cups (2003 and 2007), a Scudetto (2004), an Italian Super Cup (2004), a FIFA Club World Cup (2006), and the Italian Cup in 2003. He came in third and second in IFFHS World Playmaker of the Year awards in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Fellow players on the Italian team gave him the nickname "l'architetto" (the architect) because his long passes frequently set up goal-scoring opportunities for the Azzurri (Italian national team).
He is generally regarded as one of the foremost midfield players in the world today, especially in the Serie A. Though a little lightweight for the anchor role, Pirlo is a wonderful passer and is capable of delivering dangerous set-pieces. He is possessed of extraordinary passing talent and creativity, thriving in the deep-seated playmaking role in which he is employed at AC Milan.
Pirlo comes from a wealthy family. His father has two ironworks. His parents, especially his father,is the one he loves the most. Since he loves football, his family supported him to play football. They never forced him to do anyhing he dislike. His brother. Ivan, is 3 years older than him. Ivan often says he is a better footballer than Andrea when they were both young. Now, Ivan plays for C2 club in Brescia. His sister, Silvia, is 10 years younger than him. It is not surprise that she is a die-hard fan of the remarkable player, Andrea Pirlo.
Nickname: Trilli Campanellino
Maritual Status: Married
Family: An elder brother (3 years older) and a younger sister (10 years younger). Wife, Samantha Deborah, a son, Niccolò and a daughter.
Jersey No: 21
His idol: Roberto Baggio
Debut for Italy: 07/09/02 v Azerbaijan
Did you know? Pirlo made his Serie A debut for Brescia when the age of 16.