21 reasons Andrea Pirlo is the ultimate midfield boss

This is Pirlo’s game face. He’s THAT cool.

THE WORLD’S GREATEST player takes to the field in this Saturday’s Champions League final.

Forget your Messies and your Ronaldoes, because the Daddy of all footballers, the Bearded Gent that has made Italian football worth watching for the past 20 years is still going strong, still dominating games ‘with his pipe and slippers’.

Here’s why Andrea Pirlo is an absolute boss.

1. First and foremost, he’s the heartbeat of any team lucky enough to have him


2. Even as a scrawny debutant in ’95, you can tell he sees the game differently

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 3. It’s simple: If you want to be great, study The Great One

If Lamps plays his cards right, he’ll be partnering The Bearded Gent in a New York midfield next season.

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4. Skills? You know he’s got ‘em!


5. Chilling out time is Andrea’s time to shine

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6. He’s such a snappy dresser


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7. Like, seriously!

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8. Yes, even in those Y-fronts

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9. He’s just the King of Cool

Or whatever the Italian for King of Cool is.

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10. You want clutch?

11. You just can’t hide class for long


12. The world thanks you for bringing the beard to us, Andrea.

I mean, you looked grand before…

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13. And the imagination that almost pulled this off

When most would be happy to kill the game in the 94th minute, AP had one last piece of magic he wanted to try out.

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14. He’s fond of a pastry now and then



15. But you can't argue with results

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16. He's a hard man to please

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17. But obviously great craic to have a drink with

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18. He's always thinking one step ahead...

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19. Look at him there, owning the poolside

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20. Oh, did we not mention his free-kicks yet? They're flawless

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 21. Andrea Pirlo, don't you ever retire

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THAT Roberto Carlos free-kick is now old enough to buy you a few scoops

Pirlo and Lampard to boss New York City’s midfield next season?

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