Alessandro Del Piero

World Champion and Juventus football icon, TV analyst, CBS Sports

Alessandro Del Piero is a legendary Italian footballer who attracted attention with his incredible talent even as a young player at a local club. At the start of his career in Serie B with Padova, he was recognized by Giampiero Boniperti, who brought him to Juventus. In Juventus jersey, Del Piero showcased his full potential and became one of the greatest Italian players. He spent 19 seasons at Juventus, including 11 seasons as the team captain. With 705 appearances and 290 goals, he set several club records and became an icon of the club. In addition to winning numerous domestic titles, including 6 Italian championships, 1 Italian Cup, and 4 Italian Super Cups, Del Piero was one of the key players in winning European trophies, including the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup. His impressive career also includes international success. Del Piero was a key member of the Italian national football team with which he won the 2006 World Cup, and his outstanding performance in the national jersey left an indelible mark in the history of Italian football. Brazilian football legend Pelé included him among the 125 greatest players of all time. Additionally, UEFA recognized his exceptional play and included him on the list of the best European footballers of the past 50 years. After ending his brilliant sports career in 2012, he became a football analyst for numerous Italian TV channels and CBS/Paramount+ commentator. In Los Angeles, he opened the renowned Italian restaurant No. 10, symbolically named after his jersey number. Furthermore, he owns a professional football club for young talent development, LA10 FC, and is a co-founder of the prominent sports organization EDGE Americas Sports.