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Friday November 10 2017
Pirlo: 'Fans treated me like a star'

Andrea Pirlo had been “thinking about retirement for a while” and thanked the New York City FC fans for “treating me like a star when I wasn’t.”

‘Il Maestro’ hung up his boots this week with his final Major League Soccer match.

“I feel positive, as I’d been thinking about my retirement for a while, so it wasn’t a spur of the moment decision. I’d pondered it and I feel good now,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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Wednesday November 8 2017
Camoranesi: 'Di Natale better than Pirlo'

Mauro Camoranesi trusts Italy will beat Sweden in the World Cup play-off, but insists Antonio Di Natale was more “technically-gifted” than Andrea Pirlo.

The 2006 World Cup winner spoke to Top Calcio 24 ahead of the clashes in Stockholm on Friday evening and Milan on Monday.

“If the play-offs were a one-off game, then Italy may well have been at risk, but over 180 minutes they will certainly qualify,” said Camoranesi.

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Wednesday November 8 2017
Pirlo: 'Thank you all'

Andrea Pirlo sent a thank you message to football fans after hanging up his boots. “I would never have imagined” such a response.

The former Italy midfielder announced his retirement after New York City FC were eliminated from the MLS post season.

He took to his personal Twitter account to communicate with his supporters all over the world.

“I want to thank you all for the warmth and love that you showed me. I would never have imagined such an involvement. It made me very proud and happy. Once again THANK YOU!”

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Monday November 6 2017
‘Pirlo could have played 10 more years’

Mario Balotelli pays tribute to the retiring Andrea Pirlo, adding the former Italy midfielder could have played for ’10 more years.’

38-year-old Pirlo confirmed his retirement after his final club, Major League Soccer outfit New York City FC, were eliminated from the end of season play-offs last night.

Tributes have been flooding in for the ex-Milan and Juventus man, who was also part of Italy’s 2006 World Cup-winning squad.

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Monday November 6 2017
Pirlo’s top five Italy moments

Andrea Pirlo has officially confirmed his retirement from football, so Football Italia takes a look back at his best moments from his 116 Italy caps.

The midfielder sits fourth on the all-time list for most caps, behind only Gianluigi Buffon, Fabio Cannavaro and Paolo Maldini, though Daniele De Rossi will surpass him on his next appearance.

The regista won the World Cup in 2006, and has been a decisive player for the Azzurri throughout his career.

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Monday November 6 2017
Official: Pirlo confirms retirement

Andrea Pirlo has officially confirmed his retirement, having played his final match for New York City FC last night.

The 38-year-old has played for Inter, Milan and Juventus among others, and won the World Cup with Italy in 2006.

“Last match in MLS,” Pirlo wrote on his Twitter profile.

“As my time in NYCFC comes to an end, I would like to say a few words. I want to thank everybody for the support they have shown me in this incredible city.

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Monday November 6 2017
Pirlo to hang up his boots

Andrea Pirlo played what seems certain to be the final match of his career, as New York City FC failed to overturn a first leg loss to Columbus Crew.

The 38-year-old came on for a brief cameo in the 2-0 win, which followed a 4-1 loss in the first leg.

Pirlo announced last month that he’d hang up his boots after the MLS season, so it appears this may have been his final match as a player.

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Sunday October 8 2017
Pirlo to retire at end of MLS season

Andrea Pirlo says he will end his playing career once his contract at New York City FC expires.

The former Juventus, Milan and Italy icon has been with the Major League Soccer side since 2015 but has been plagued by injury problems this season.

As such, he feels the ‘moment has arrived’ to hang up his boots.

And with the American season set to conclude at the end of the calendar year, 38-year-old Pirlo believes it is the right time to move onto pastures new.

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Wednesday October 4 2017
VIDEO: Pirlo's ideal player

Andrea Pirlo chose which elements he’d pick from the likes of Xavi, Gennaro Gattuso, Lionel Messi and himself to build the perfect player.

The former Juventus, Milan, Inter and Brescia midfielder gave the list to the website of his current club, New York City FC.

“I think Xavi of Barcelona for the brain. Vision, Andrea Pirlo – because he’s the best in the world!” said Pirlo.

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Saturday September 16 2017
Buffon: Juve, FIFA or MLS?

Gigi Buffon has offers from Juventus, the FIGC, FIFA and even to continue playing in MLS with New York City FC, claim Tuttosport.

The goalkeeper turns 40 in January and has hinted this will be the final season of his playing career.

He has already said he won’t become a Coach, so the proposals are flocking in for his next career step.

Naturally, Buffon has a place assured in the Juventus Board of Directors, although it’s not clear what his role would be.

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