Thursday September 12 2013
A day to remember for Del Piero

Alessandro Del Piero’s love affair with Juventus began 20 years ago today when he made his official debut for the club.

Then boss Giovanni Trapattoni threw on the 19-year-old substitute in place of Fabrizio Ravanelli during a 1-1 draw at Foggia on 12 September 1993.

The Italian went on to make a record 705 appearances for the Bianconeri, scoring a record 289 times in the process.

Del Piero, who stayed loyal to the Old Lady following their 2006 demotion to Serie B, eventually left the Turin giants in the summer of 2012 once his contract had expired.

The now 38-year-old is still playing the game after moving to Australian club Sydney FC.

A World Cup winner with Italy, he won six ratified Serie A titles as well as two which were stripped as part of the Calciopoli penalties.

Del Piero also collected a Serie B championship, the Italian Cup, four Italian Super Cups, the Champions League, an Intercontinental Cup and a European Super Cup.

His legendary No 10 shirt remained vacant last season, but is now worn by summer signing Carlos Tevez.

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