Thursday December 7 2017
Andrea Pirlo Day in New York

Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio has officially named December 6 as Andrea Pirlo Day. “I couldn’t be more grateful.”

The honour was bestowed upon the former New York City FC midfielder, who concluded his MLS and playing career last month.

“I couldn’t be more grateful and glad to be part of this celebration day,” wrote Pirlo on social media.

“New York is not only the wonderful city where I’ve decided to retire, this is the city where people work hard every day to reach their goals.

“I couldn’t be prouder to inspire all the young newyorkers and to show them that everyone deserves to realize their dreams.

“Thank you Mayor De Blasio for this awesome opportunity.”

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