Andrea Pirlo I Think Therefore I Play

Andrea Pirlo with Alessandro Alciato

There are few greater pleasures in life than watching the deliciously-coiffed Juve midfielder pass a football… Pirlo’s autobiography is no less beautiful – like an erotic novel for football fans. — Four Four Two

Andrea Pirlo is one of the finest footballers of his generation – a World Cup and Champions League winning playmaker who has redefined his position at the base of midfield, and one of the most deadly free-kick takers the game has known. This is his story, in his words. It is written with a level of humour and insight which confound his image as a dead-eyed assassin on the field of play. All the big names are in there: Lippi, Ancelotti, Conte, Maldini, Shevchenko, Seedorf, Buffon, Kaka, Nesta, Balotelli, Costacurta, Gattuso, Berlusconi and Ronaldo (“the real one”).

Praise for Andrea Pirlo

Refrains from self-justification and score-settling, preferring to display a mischievous wit and an acute gift for observation.– Richard Williams, The Guardian
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. It is precisely the sort of memoir that we will not be reading from Jordan Henderson.– Matt Dickinson, The Times
Pirlo’s book is the most eloquent, funny footballer's memoirs in years– Sam Wallace, The Independent
Footballing autobiographies are not generally at the forefront of literary output, but this one is a superb read. Full of brilliant observations.– Jim White, The Telegraph
Shows the man under the beard: cool, bright, funny, outspoken. It all feels new and fresh, as if you're being introduced to a new character. He was there all along, of course, but it's only now that we're afforded a peek.– Gabriele Marcotti
Extremely refreshing and a genuinely fantastic read.– Michael Cox, ESPN
This book could only be cooler if he'd written it while chipping Joe Hart– Graham Hunter