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Andrea Pirlo

36-Year-Old Midfielder     New York City FC  MLS


Italy

Birthdate:  May 19, 1979    Birthplace:  Flero, Italy    Nationality:  Italy    Height:  5' 9"    Weight:  150 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a 2.5-year contract with New York City FC in July 2015 after transferring from Juventus.

July 27, 2015    Andrea Pirlo News

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Pirlo came on for Mehdi Ballouchy in the 57th minute of NYC FC's 5-3 win over Orlando City on Sunday, finishing with 35 passes and a yellow card.

Pirlo appeared to pick up a secondary assist on David Villa's 67th minute goal, but it was later determined not to be the case. He just joined the club last Tuesday, so it's unclear how long it will take for him to get his fitness level high enough to start, but it's clear that once he's healthy enough, he'll be locked into the starting lineup.

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July 26, 2015

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Pirlo is available off the bench Sunday against Orlando City.

Pirlo joined up with the squad earlier this week and trained for the first time Tuesday, so it's not surprising that he's only on the bench Sunday. He's fully expected to make an appearance at some point, though that's tough to bank on for fantasy purposes. His next shot at a start will come next Saturday against Montreal.

July 20, 2015

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Pirlo (match fitness) is expected to start training this week and could even be available for Sunday's game against Orlando City, Glenn Crooks of WFAN New York reports.

Pirlo will eventually end up in the starting XI for NYC but there's a possibility that he'll be acclimated to MLS off the bench during his first week or so. With the new arrival of Frank Lampard (calf) incoming as a well, midfielders like Ned Grabavoy, Mehdi Ballouchy, Thomas McNamara, and Kwadwo Poku are all on the hot seat for less playing time.

July 6, 2015

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Juventus announced Monday that Pirlo has left the club for a career in Major League Soccer, Football Italia reports.

Pirlo had an amazing career in Italy but will spend his twilight years in the MLS with New York City FC. The official terms of his contract are through Dec. 2017 as he joins David Villa and Frank Lampard as the three designated players on the roster. The 36-year-old will be eligible for selection against Toronto FC on Sunday and should be a perennial starter once he begins his career stateside.

June 21, 2015

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Pirlo has agreed to terms with NYC FC, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports.

While this agreement is still unofficial, Pirlo has been spotted numerous times over the last few days in New York, making his potential move to the MLS plausible when considering that NYC FC is the front runner for the 36-year-old Italian who played for Juventus last season. If the midfielder does in fact head stateside, he won't be able to begin his MLS career until July 8 when the secondary transfer window opens up since he still has one year remaining on his current deal with Juventus.

June 9, 2015

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Pirlo played a vital role in Juventus' league-cup double this season, as he scored five goals and provided five assists while masterfully controlling the midfield.

The 36-year-old was much more influential than his statistics show and he played numerous key passes that led indirectly to goals. Despite last season's ageless display, Pirlo is reportedly planning to leave Turin this summer with New York City FC currently leading the race, but the Australian League is another possible destination.

April 27, 2015

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Pirlo fired off four shots and scored a beautiful free kick goal on Sunday against Torino.

The 35-year-old was influential yet again for Juve, but couldn't quite help his team avoid an upset defeat against their city rivals. Pirlo, who now has four goals and four assists in 17 Serie A matches this season, will next take the field against Fiorentina on Wednesday.

February 24, 2015

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Pirlo came off in the first half of Juventus' Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday with an undisclosed injury.

The club is expected to provide an update after the match, though it looked to be an issue with his knee.