Andrea Pirlo has been the playmaker for each of Italy's big three clubs--Inter, Milan and Juventus. He has won the Champions League and the World Cup. He reinvented his position, playing deeper than any playmaker before him and using a wider passing range. He is also one of the best free-kick takers in the history of soccer. In July 2015, he signed for MLS side New York City. Alessandro Alciato is also the coauthor of Carlo Ancelotti: The Beautiful Games of an Ordinary Genius.
"If you want to learn about the best and what it takes to be the
best, start by reading this title. It's a must have for fans of
Italian soccer, especially those that have followed [Pirlo] to
"Like its author, Andrea Pirlo, I Think Therefore I Play is short, subtle and imaginative. It is football as art and philosophy rather than warfare." --London Times
"Refrains from self-justification and score-settling, preferring to display a mischievous wit and an acute gift for observation." --Guardian