Sydney FC signs Italian legend Alessandro Del Piero

Wednesday, 5 September 2012 10:02 PM

Sydney FC signs Italian legend Alessandro Del Piero

Sydney FC Chairman Scott Barlow today confirmed that Sydney FC has completed the signing of Italian football legend Alessandro Del Piero.

The World Cup, UEFA Champions League and Serie A winner put pen to paper today on a two year contract in Turin sealing the biggest signing in Australian football history.

“This signing is a major coup for Sydney FC and marks a historic day for football in this country,” Mr Barlow said. “This is for all Australian football fans”.

“Alessandro Del Piero is a global icon of the game and we are honoured he has chosen Sydney FC, ahead of many other options, as the club where he will begin the next chapter of his illustrious football career.

Del Piero was delighted to be joining Sydney FC and excited to begin a new chapter of his illustrious football career, in Sydney.

“I am extremely happy to be joining Sydney FC,” Del Piero said before facing the Italian press in Turin

“This is a very big moment for me because I want to continue my career in a new part of the world where I can make a major contribution and help grow the game I love. The most important thing for me has always been the football and I want to help Sydney FC be successful.

“This is an exciting journey for me and I look forward to joining my new team mates in Sydney shortly.”

2012/13 Sydney FC Memberships are the only way to guarantee your seat to see Alessandro Del Piero. They are now on sale with Public Transport to and from the game from all over Sydney covered in the Membership price.

Existing Members have until Friday 7th September 2012 to renew at the loyalty discount price.

Purchase your 2012/13 Sydney FC Membership here or call (02) 8314 5100.

Alessandro Del Piero
Born: Conegliano, Italy
Date of Birth: 9 November 1974

Club career
1982 – 1988 San Vendemiano (juniors)
1988 – 1990 Padova (juniors)
1991 – 1993 Padova (Serie B)
1994 – 2012 Juventus (Serie A – Serie B 2006/07)

International career
1991 Italy U17 representative
1992-93 Italy U18 representative
1993-96 Italy U21 representative
1995-2008 Italy National Team

Padova 14 appearances(1 goal)
Juventus 704 appearances (289 goals)
Italy National Team 91 appearances (27 goals)

Career achievements
Winner FIFA World Cup with Italy (2006)
Runner Up UEFA European Championship with Italy (2000)
Winner UEFA Champions League with Juventus (1995/96)
Six time Serie A Champion with Juventus.

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