Andrea Pirlo has retired
In a post in his official Twitter account he announced his retirement
Andrea Pirlo in 2001 left Inter as a worthless player for the black and blue team, a decision that certainly Massimo Moratti and the club have been spared several years later.
This was probably the episode that set the career of one of the biggest “conductors” in the midfield of football. Pirlo moved to Milan and Carlo Ancelotti soon believed in his legs organizing the game.
That was enough and he did miracles with the ball, winning two Serie A titles and two Champions Leagues with “Rossoneri”, as well as a World Cup with his Italy, all within a decade.
In 2011, Inter’s mistake was reiterated by Milan, who with Max Allegri at the time believed that the years had made themselves and Andrea no longer was needed in the midfield. From this, Juventus and Pirlo benefited from the fact that in the first season Milan leaders were wrong.
Four successive championship titles with “Bianconeri” were proof of this, while the big pledge remained the 2015 final against Barcelona, lost 1-3. Even for a 36-year-old like Pirlo, the pace of the A-Serie and European football was a heavyweight at the time, so hedecided to cross the Atlantic to join New York City FC at MLS.
This transfer was a half goodbye, having removed him from the big football projections, and after two seasons full farewell reaches. The five minutes that he played in the Major League Soccer play-off challenge between New York City and Columbus Crew were the last for Andrea Pirlon in his career as a footballer.
Pirlo will remain as one of the greatest midfielders of all time. After all his nickname is “The Maestro”.