The Italian Almanac


Alessandro Del Piero

A New Career

Links to all relevant news about his new career


April 28

'See ya mates' – Alessandro Del Piero signs off from Sydney FC

Alessandro Del Piero’s Sydney FC playing career over, he and club hint at continuing relationship

Did the A-League get value for money from Alessandro Del Piero?

April 18

Melbourne Victory beat Sydney FC 2-1, could be Del Piero's final A-League game

April 14

Del Piero sets up Sydney win to reach play-offs

Final line-up completed after Sydney win

Sydney FC 2-1 Perth Glory: Griffiths free at base of diamond as Sydney play defensive

April 8


Sydney all but secure finals place with win

The cursed brilliance of Alessandro Del Piero

March 31

Match Analysis: Melbourne Victory 1-1 Sydney FC

March 25

Del Piero named global Asian Cup ambassador

Alessandro Del Piero’s legacy in the A-League

Match Analysis: Adelaide United 3-1 Sydney FC

March 16

Sydney FC 1-1 Brisbane Roar

March 11

Sydney FC Derby Delight

Sydney FC 3-1 Western Sydney Wanderers: feisty derby with little in open play

March 8

Alessandro Del Piero says Sydney A-League derby atmosphere rivals Europe's best

Alessandro Del Piero needs managerial experience, says Juventus legend Edgar Davids

March 2


Mariners stop the rot against Sydney FC

February 25

Video - Alessandro Del Piero! (Sydney) 2-0 v Newcastle Jets

Del Piero stars in Sydney FC A-League win

Del Piero won't play "against" Juve

Alessandro Del Piero campaigns against homophobia

February 16

Video - The ultimate parking the bus! Sydney FC built an 11-man wall on their goalline against Perth Glory

Sydney FC go from club in crisis to club in relief, for now

Sydney FC end tough week with victory

Sydney release pressure in Perth win


February 9

Video - Frank Farina in crosshairs as Sydney FC falters

Fans rebel as Sydney FC crash to Adelaide

February 3

Melbourne Heart wins thriller against Sydney FC

Alessandro Del Piero may play on next season

January 26

Video - Melbourne Victory 0 – Sydney FC 5 (Del Piero with a brace)

Del Piero stars as Sydney runs riot

Del Piero may be leaving Australia soon

January 19

Video - Alessandro Del Piero Fail Free Kick ~ Sydney FC vs Central Coast Mariners HD

Central Coast Mariners add to Sydney FC's woes

January 12

Del Piero frustrated by substitution during Sydney FC's loss

Alessandro Del Piero frustrated by match, not substitution, says Farina

Brendon Santalab secures late winner for Wanderers in Sydney derby

January 3

Ten-man Sydney FC comes from behind to claim a point in entertaining draw with Adelaide

Adelaide finally had its chance to welcome Alessandro Del Piero and the legend didn't disappoint

Interview: Del Piero gets behind Juventus and Italy: "Scudetto and World Cup, why not?"

January 2

Sydney FC star Alessandro Del Piero should be fit for Adelaide

Sydney FC sweat it out waiting for Alessandro Del Piero's return


December 28

Video - Del Piero shines in Sydney

Frank Farina: Sydney FC shown football lesson by Brisbane Roar

December 16

Video - Del Piero scored & Kewell missed a penalty as Sydney beat Melbourne Heart 2-1

Back tightness forced Alessandro Del Piero to sidelines in Sydney FC win

December 13

Alessandro Del Piero insists he is happy at Sydney FC

Do Sydney FC need Alessandro Del Piero?

December 8

Central Coast hang on for narrow win over Sydney

Farina resigned to missing marquee men

December 1

Del Piero hurt in Jets encounter; Sydney FC await scans

Del Piero injury doesn't stop Sydney

November 24

Video - Del Piero’s Sydney give Wellington the boot with 2-1 win

Sydney FC leaves it late to finish off Wellington Phoenix

November 22

All in a day's work for ADP

Ping pong helped shape me: Del Piero

Alessandro Del Piero reveals why he chose Australia for his “new life”

Alessandro Del Piero loves living and playing in Sydney

November 17

Video - Sydney FC beat Melbourne Heart

Del Piero on target for Sydney FC in A-League

A-League: Joel Chianese plays down Sydney FC's reliance on Alessandro Del Piero

Alessandro Del Piero opens up on life in Australia in his autobiography, 'Playing On'

November 9

Video - Del Piero Goal penalty vs Melbourne ~ Sydney FC vs Melbourne Victory

Sydney hold out Victory with Del Piero penalty

Muscat says Del Piero the difference

Alessandro Del Piero opens Turin gallery to the Wallabies

November 2

Linesman howler costs Sydney FC in 1-0 A-League loss to Perth Glory at nib Stadium

Robbie Slater questions whether Sydney's dependance on Alessandro Del Piero has taken their identity

October 28

Farina slams Sydney’s lack of discipline

October 19

Alessandro Del Piero injured as Brisbane Roar hammer Sydney FC 4-0 at Suncorp Stadium

Del Piero injured as Sydney FC crash to Roar

Roar demolish Sydney in 4-0 rout

October 14

Del Piero grateful for Totti support

October 11

Video - Still got it! Alessandro Del Piero (Sydney) nutmeg and wonderful finish v Newcastle Jets

Video - Sydney FC beat Newcastle Jets in 2013 A-League opener

Video - Del Piero opens up about life with Sydney FC

Del Piero, Sydney sink Jets

Del Piero's magic of old serves Sydney and proves too much for the Jets

Del Piero stars in Sydney win

Alessandro Del Piero helps Sydney FC to 2-0 win over Newcastle Jets in A-League season opener

Del Piero shows again he's a snip at $2m a year

October 10

Video - Sydney FC captain Alessandro Del Piero praises 'tough' A-League

Video - Struggles over for Sky Blues, says Del Piero

Video -Del Piero coy over Sydney's title chances

Video -A-League preview No8: Sydney FC

Sydney FC captain Alessandro Del Piero says he's nervous after long break from playing ahead of new A-League season

September 30

Del Piero return not enough as Sydney FC finish pre-season with 3-0 loss to Perth Glory

Alessandro Del Piero starts but Sydney FC beaten 3-0 by Perth Glory in A-League trial match

September 19

Del Piero puts humble face on Sydney FC captain's role

Del Piero to skipper Sydney FC

August 21

Prandelli considers Del Piero call-up

Garcia lured by Del Piero appeal

August 13

Video - Alessandro Del Piero Does ‘Harlem Shake’ While Swinging From Rigging Of Old Galleon

August 8

Video - Del Piero returns to his origins in Padova

Video - Del Piero receives hero's welcome as Sydney FC break new ground for A-League

Video - Sydney FC lose to Padova in Alessandro Del Piero's return to first professional football club

Video - Alessandro Del Piero plays as Padova beat Sydney FC in friendly

Alessandro Del Piero and Sydney FC receive a warm welcome in Padova ahead of Italy tour match

Del Piero: Sydney FC must adopt a winning mindset

August 5

Del Piero: "Juve are in pole for the title. I'll decide my future at Christmas"

Del Piero helps Sydney seal bumper shirt deal

August 3

Del Piero: 'Happy back in Italy'

Sky Blues ready to give Del Piero lots of space

August 1

Video - Sydney FC midfielder Peter Triantis excited about tour to Italy with club

July 25

Video - Alessandro Del Piero returns in Sydney FC loss

Alessandro Del Piero star of the show for Sydney in friendly defeat

July 24

Video - Alessandro Del Piero trains with Sydney FC ahead of new A-League season

Video - Del Piero starts with Sydney FC: He's a legend in the game

Del Piero to bring Sydney FC to Jesolo

July 17

Sydney set for Italian adventure

Del Piero to face former club on Sydney FC tour

July 8

Video - Carle Excited By Del Piero Link Up

Del Piero, Ono, Heskey out of All Stars match

June 30

Del Piero passes on Ajaccio offer

Alessandro Del Piero yet to confirm for All Star game against Manchester United

June 21

Del Piero, Ono to tackle Manchester United

May 22

Video - Fans in Turin greet Del Piero with Sydney FC jerseys

Sydney and ADP to kick-off A-League campaign

Del Piero: 'What Juve need...'

May 14

An All-Star tug of war for star A-League players

May 13

Evergrande plans: Lippi sought out Del Piero on how to navigate Mariners

May 11

Del Piero to play in Sydney FC's Japan friendly

May 8

FFA confident Del Piero will play

May 7

Video - Del Piero and Ono among A-League All Stars nominees

Del Piero, Ono lead fan vote for All Star game

Del Piero bypasses All-Stars for Japan

May 6

Juve win bittersweet for Del Piero

May 5

Sydney FC End of Season Review 2012/13

May 2

Who will decide on the A-League’s Friday night football?

May 1

Del Piero rocket voted goal of the season

Sydney FC insist Western Sydney Wanderers need to catch up to them in terms of crowd and television figures

Marking the marquees

April 30

Del Piero, Heskey and Ono just the beginning

April 28

Coach says too many foreigners in A-League, but Del Piero, Heskey OK

April 26

Del Piero sparing in sharing twittersphere love

April 24

Winners and losers from A-League season eight

April 23

A-League poised for influx of stars: Gallop

Sun shines on A-League

April 22

Sydney FC begin rebuilding period by releasing Fabio Alves

A-League shines in the spotlight

April 21

Sydney FC marquee Alessandro Del Piero previews A-League grand final between Mariners, Wanderers

Fourth-time lucky, Mariners win Australian title

April 20

Wanderers fans deserve their chants at glory

April 18 - 19

Del Piero eyes improved Sydney

A mug's guide to the A-League grand final ahead of Sunday's clash between the Wanderers and the Mariners

April 17

Blues On Top At The Beach

A-League says Sunday’s grand final sold out

April 15

A-League has benefited from Del Piero, Heskey, Ono presence – Tobin

The A-League gets its dream finale

Rojas wins A-League player of the year

April 13

Video -Alessandro Del Piero sums up his first season in Australia

Top 50 richest football players in the world in 2013

April 12

Sydney FC's Alessandro Del Piero wins Fox Sports' Alex Tobin Medal for A-League player of the season

April 11

Sydney FC release six players

April 10

Video -Del Piero sweeps awards in Sydney

Video - Alessandro Del Piero Wins Sydney FC Player of the Year Award

April 9

Del Piero scoops media award

April 7

Bravo, A-League: smarter analysis is raising our football IQ

April 6

Sydney FC coach Frank Farina is already planning for next season

Del Piero: Will he go home for holidays?

April 4 - 5

Fox Sports' Simon Hill praises the Big Three marquee A-League signings; Del Piero, Ono and Heskey

A-League crowds rising as momentum thrives in season eight

April 3

Video - Alessandro Del Piero 2012/13: All Goals with Sydney

Wanderers and Del Piero help drive A-League attendance to record highs

April 2

Farina Accelerates 2013/14 Plans

With eight players off contract at Sydney FC, Tony Pignata admits it's time to make some tough calls

March 30

Perth Glory secure finals berth over Sydney FC via goal difference

March 29

Sydney still on edge, but Roar into playoffs

March 28

Video - Brisbane Roar beat Sydney FC 3-1 in A-League final round clash

Brisbane Roar silences Sydney FC in 3-1 win

A-League: Brisbane Roar 3 Sydney 1

March 27

A-League preview: Brisbane Roar v Sydney FC

Sydney FC's finals fate rests in their own hands

Pressure no problem for Sydney FC: Farina

One small step for Australia, one giant leap for football

March 25 - 26

Brisbane sounds a finals warning but Roar wary of Sky Blues' danger man Del Piero

March 24

Del Piero: 'Sydney the right choice'

Everything still at stake after a tense third Sydney Derby

March 23

Video - Alessandro Del Piero Goal ( Western Sydney 0-1 Sydney FC ) 23/03/2013

Sydney FC ends Western Sydney Wanderers winning streak following a dramatic 1-1 draw

Sydney snaps Wanderers' run

Sydney A-League derby matches hype

Date with Kate: Alessandro Del Piero

March 22

Sydney FC dream comes true for Jack with Make-A-Wish

On countdown for 'game that matters the most'

The Sydney FC-Wanderers derby and Socceroo clash make this Sydney's biggest week of football

Older athletes still doing the business

March 21

Preview: Western Sydney v Sydney FC

Another Preview: Western Sydney v Sydney FC

Worst hair in the A-League

Love thy neighbour? Forget that, this is war

March 20

Derby day to highlight the season of Sydney

Alessandro Del Piero To David Beckham – Glamour Signings Alive And Well

March 18 - 19

Sydney FC aiming to ruin Western Sydney Wanderer's night at Parramatta Stadium

‘Big Blue’ the A-League’s biggest game? presents the latest points tally for the A-League's Alex Tobin Award

Australia has found the A-League, but FFA must capitalise

March 17

Sydney derby has makings of a game to define season

March 16

Video - Alessandro Del Piero Penalty Miss v Melbourne

Video - Yau Goal Sydney FC 1-1 Melbourne Victory 16/03/2013

Video - Sydney FC and Victory fight out thrilling 1-1 draw

Sydney FC secures vital point in A-League thriller

Draw with Melbourne Victory keeps Sydney FC hopes of a finals campaign alive

Sydney snatch late draw

Draw disappoints hopeful Sky Blues coach

March 15

Video - Sydney Can Learn From Defeats

A-League preview: Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory

The Big Blue derby between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory set for another red-hot affair

March 14

Video - Del Piero Wants Lessons To Be Learned

Del Piero demands discipline from Sydney FC

Preview: Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory

March 12 - 13 presents the latest points tally for the A-League's Alex Tobin Award

March 11

Video - Del Piero shows coaching credentials at Sydney

Video - Italian Member Lucia's Sky Blue Pilgrimage

March 10

Video - Alessandro Del Piero Training Drills In Sydney, Australia

Sydney win to shatter Mariner Premiership hopes

March 9

Video - Sydney FC upset Central Coast Mariners 2-0

Sydney FC revives top-six hopes

March 8

Goal of the Week: Del Piero tops our latest poll

Pignata: No pressure to make the finals

Charmed by a touch of Italian magic from Alessandro Del Piero

March 7

Preview: Sydney FC v Central Coast Mariners

Sydney FC, the Champions in hiding

March 6

Del Piero's number one fan...

Top five strikers in the A-league

March 5


Italian soccer star in Stirling

March 4

Video - Shane Smeltz goal proof Sydney FC are a shambles at the back

An Old Video - Del Piero and Totty Can't Stay Serious (Italian)

Del Piero: Well done Totti! presents the latest points tally for the A-League's Alex Tobin Award

March 3

Video - Alessandro Del Piero magic not enough for Sydney FC

He's still got it! Alessandro Del Piero's screamer vs Perth Glory

Farina could learn from nearby foes

March 2

Video - Alessandro Del Piero Scores Screamer for Sydney FC

Smeltz shows up Del Piero's Sydney

March 1

Del Piero backs WA Home of Football bid

Sydney FC's signing of Alessandro Del Piero was the catalyst for Shinji Ono's move to Western Sydney Wanderers

February 28

Preview: Sydney FC v Perth Glory

February 27

Video - Del Piero, Sydney FC, A-League (Italian)

February 26

Evasive on the pitch, Del Piero refreshingly expansive off it

February 25

Farina unhappy with Sydney effort

Neill booed, Sydney FC beaten in A-League

The run home | Sydney FC

Cannavaro on the way

February 24

Melbourne Heart beat Sydney FC 3-1 in A-League clash

Heart shows too much ticker for Sydney

Heart demolish Sydney, del Piero, Neill, Emerton and all

Paying the price of success

February 22/23

Video - Ale: I Never Wanted To Leave

Video - Del Piero commits to Sydney

Del Piero: Italy stars eyeing up A-League

Re-signed Del Piero's injury scare of little concern to Farina

Opinion: The skies turn blue for Sydney FC

February 19/20/21

Video - Alessandro Del Piero confirms he'll play with Sydney FC in 2014

Video - Alessandro Del Piero signs for another season with Sydney FC

Sydney FC marquee man Alessandro Del Piero confirms he is staying at the club for another season

Alessandro Del Piero commits to Sydney FC

Del Piero continues to enjoy view in Sydney

Del Piero knows a thing or two about staying until the job is done

Head of A-League Damien de Bohun says Sydney FC's Alessandro Del Piero has changed the A-League

February 18

Brand Del Piero set to sign new deal

Saturday night’s all right for Sydney

A wealth of talent puts pressure on Farina to get team's balance right presents the latest points tally for the A-League's Alex Tobin Award

February 17

Adelaide United coach Mike Valkanis at a loss to explain poor road form

February 16

Alessandro Del Piero's Sydney FC wins 5th home game in a row

Sydney FC continue their late-season march towards finals with a convincing win over Adelaide United

Sydney FC makes Adelaide United pay for sloppy errors

Antonis strikes first as Sydney go fifth

February 15

Video - Del Piero offers contract clue

Frank assessment: Del Piero fully behind Farina staying on

Adelaide coach says discipline, control key to stopping superstar

Sydney FC confident Del Piero will stay

February 14

Video - LATEST NEWS : Del Piero happy with life in Sydney

Video - Del Piero adjusting to life down under

Sydney FC extends coach Frank Farina's contract through to the end of next season

February 13

Preview: Sydney FC v Adelaide United

Legrottaglie eyes Del Piero path to A-League

February 12

Del Piero calls brother over to set up next Sky Blues deal

Can anyone catch Alessandro? presents the latest points tally for the A-League's Alex Tobin Award

February 11

Video - Alessandro Del Piero Leads Sydney FC Past Brisbane Roar

Video - Behind the scenes of #PlayFootball with Del Piero

Del Piero's sorcery quells Roar

Alessandro Del Pierro inspired young Sydney FC midfielder Peter Triantis to match-winning feat

February 10

Video - Sydney FC score 2-1 win over Brisbane Roar to move into the A-League's top six

Superstar Alessandro Del Piero unstoppable again as Sydney FC sinks Brisbane Roar

Sydney back in top six with win over Roar

Alessandro Del Piero magic leaves Brisbane Roar spellbound

Del Piero staying put, Sydney FC claims

February 9

Zico hoping to persuade Alessandro Del Piero to sign for Flamengo

Catching Up with Alessandro Del Piero: A Session with the King

February 8

Video - Del Piero hopes doping dust settles quickly

Video - Del Piero hopes doping dust settles quickly

Alessandro Del Piero in line to become Sydney FC's highest season scorerr

Nothing but blue skies for likeable Italian star

Training bust-up adds to Sydney's woes

February 7

Preview: Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar

Sydney FC “Community Strip”

February 6

Del Piero hits a perfect 10

February 5

Video - Del Piero habló de su experiencia en Sydney (Italian - Spanish)

When Ella met Alessandro Del Piero

The Question: Isn’t it time we put faith in youth?

Sydney FC unites for 200th A-League game

February 4

Video - Del Piero says Play Football

ADP, Rojas share Alex Tobin lead

February 3

Video - Alessandro Del Piero Goal

Top 10 A-League players this season

February 2

Video - Del Piero on fire as Sydney and Newcastle share spoils

REPLAY: Newcastle Jets 2 draw with Sydney FC 2 at Hunter Stadium

Late penalty saves Newcastle Jets from a loss to Sydney FC

Newcastle Jets land late equaliser against Sydney FC

Sky Blues can't weather the storm against Jets

February 1

Newcastle Jets vs Sydney FC Preview

Del Piero and Heskey bring real star power to Sydney FC and Newcastle

Del Piero And Heskey Urge Australians To 'Play Football'

January 31

Sydney FC loses key quartet

January 30

Zadkovich rejects ref protection for Del Piero

Del Piero to leave Sydney for Doha engagement

January 29

Del Piero doing the business down under

Del Piero good bet for top goal scorer

January 28

Match Report: Melbourne Victory 3 - Sydney FC 1 - Round 18

The question: Where to now for Sydney FC?

Sydney FC held back by attitude and disclipline problems

January 27

McFlynn says officials must guard Del Piero

January 26

Video - Melbourne Victory Vs Sydney FC, A-League 2013

Del Piero inspires fans, but can't stop defeat

Alessandro Del Piero fails to fire for Sydney FC as Rojas leads Melbourne to Victory

Two sides to genius who makes getting the job done an art form

January 25

Video - Two Sydney-Melbourne derbies a perfect celebration of Australia

Exclusive interview with Italian superstar and Sydney FC midfielder Alessandro Del Piero

Del Piero puts faith in Griffiths to start blue

Big Blue a melting pot for drama

Betting Zone - Sky Blues face Victory hurdle

January 24

Video - Milligan plays down Del Piero threat

Preview: Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC

Sydney FC focused on beating Melbourne Victory in A-League blockbuster

Sydney FC coach Frank Farina pledges to go on attack against Melbourne Victory

Sydney clash officially sold out

Del Piero’s Gianni Agnelli message

January 23

The ties that bind

Video - Ange Postecoglou hopes a sell-out crowd will see Alessandro Del Piero lose

Melbourne ready to welcome Del Piero

Japan's J-League in bid to lure Alessandro Del Piero away frm Sydney FC and the A-League

January 22

Sydney FC's Alessandro Del Piero to start his own motor racing team to race at Le Mans

Del Piero plans Le Mans tilt as team owner

The 'real' Del Piero shows off his skills against Phoenix

Class act goes on show

January 21

Italian superstar Alessandro Del Piero to stay in A-League with Sydney FC for another season

'The best performance in A-League history' -'s World Player of the Week Alessandro Del Piero

The Buzz: A-League's reverse swing

January 20

Video - Phoenix trounced by Del Piero's Sydney FC

Video - Sydney FC hope to keep del Piero

Sydney FC debutant Joel Griffiths is happy to support Alessandro Del Piero

Del Piero's goal fest grabs global attention

January 19

Video - Phoenix trounced by rampant Sydney

Video - Sydney's Del Piero hits hat-trick

Video - All 4 of Del Piero’s goals & interview in Sydney 7 – Wellington Phoenix 1

Video - Del Piero leads Sydney FC to memorable 7-1 win

Del Piero bags four in 7-1 rout

Del Piero scores four as Sydney thrash Phoenix

Alessandro Del Piero scores four goals as Sydney FC thrash Wellington Phoenix 7-1

Pignata puts new Del Piero deal at top of agenda

January 18

Video - Del Piero Happy With His Choice

Video - Del Piero gets some help

Del Piero wants Sydney to keep up fight

Del Piero, Abbas make peace, focus on Sydney FC-Phoenix match

Straight into action for Sydney signings

Del Piero warms to new partnership with Griffiths

Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix - The Gooners Guide

January 17

Video - Del Piero fan club (Italian)

Preview: Sydney FC v Wellington

Sydney’s Del Piero dream fading fast

January 16

The A-League's top-10 transfers this season - 1. Alessandro Del Piero

January 15

Audio - Simon Hill fights with Cornesy about Del Piero

Sydney FC supporters, have some faith

January 14

Video - Sydney FC fights back after some Del Piero theatrics

Video - SydneyFC vs Melbourne Heart

The mix-up that saw Ali Abbas let loose at fiery Alessandro Del Piero

Abbas rues bust-up with Del Piero

Del Piero stays silent on Abbas stoush

Del Piero’s Next Move

January 13

Video - Late Sydney double sinks Heart

Video - Sydney-Melbourne 2-1

Alessandro Del Piero conjures up late winner for Sydney FC

Replay: Sydney FC 2 d Melbourne Heart 1 at Allianz Stadium

Late goals get courageous Sky Blues off the bottom

Del Piero, Abbas spat already behind Sky Blues

No one writes the script for these comeback kids

January 12

'All my career, like this': Del Piero ready for more cheap shots

From star struck to strike force

January 11

Video - Sydney prepared for Heart clash

Next two home games vital: Del Piero

Farina tips tough test for Del Piero

January 9/10

Who are ya? World Cup ref 'reunited' with Del Piero

Soccer superstar Alessandro Del Piero cheers on fellow Italian Sara Errani at Sydney International

If Sydney FC don't get their act together not even Del Piero can save them

Mel McLaughlin: “Sydney is promising glimpses of what they can do. Del Piero, gentleman and superstar.

January 8

How could Sydney let Del Piero go?

Cultural differences between the A-League and Premier League

January 7

Glory, Glory,...hallelujah?

January 6

Video - Glory, Sydney can't be split

Sydney FC coach happy with improvement

Brave Sydney stage western offensive

January 5

Video - Del Piero, Culina return to Sydney FC line-up


Alessandro Del Piero-led Sydney FC play to 2-2 draw with Perth in A-League

January 4

Video - Del Piero returns for Perth clash

Video - Intervista Del Piero One Love (Italian)

Del Piero and Culina back for Sydney

Thin Sydney FC defence up to Glory: Farina

Perth Glory vs Sydney FC - Preview

Alessandro Del Piero hysteria is over the top

January 3

Dodd explains Sydney's Del Piero blues

January 2

Injury crisis confounds Sydney

January 1

Del Piero hasn't been kicked out

Sydney FC coash Frank Farina struggling to field a team for trip to Perth

Sydney delve into shallow depths: Farina


December 31

Video - Farina calls protection for Del Piero

Adelaide thump Sydney FC 3-0 in A-League

December 30

Del Piero ruled out of Sydney FC's New Year's eve clash with Adelaide

Del Piero needs more protection from referees, says coach

December 29

Video - Del Piero denies rumours he is leaving Sydney FC

Video - Christmas in Sydney (Italian)

Respect but no fear of Del Piero

Preview: Adelaide United v Sydney FC

Humble Alessandro Del Piero a true believer

What was different about Sydney FC against the Mariners

December 28

Vital win, but Sydney FC still need Del Piero

Ex-Sheffield United midfielder Montgomery: Del Piero is a magician

Fouls a futile tactic in curbing Alessandro Del Piero

December 23/27

Video - Sydney FC stun table-topping Central Coast Mariners 1-0 in A-League clash

Sydney FC triumphs in spiteful derby against Mariners

Drubbing fires up Del Piero

Alessandro Del Piero loving life with Sydney FC

Alessandro Del Piero set on saving Sydney FC as contract talks firm

An open letter to Sydney FC star Alessandro Del Piero: Please don't go

December 22

Alessandro Del Piero returns but Sydney FC still loses

Sydney FC coach Frank Farina set to wield axe after Newcastle Jets beat his side 2-1 in A-League clash

December 21

Video - A-League Del Piero Set To Play

Alessandro Del Piero yet to commit to a second year with Sydney FC

Del Piero has lost that winning feeling with Sydney FC

Former Sydney FC captain Mark Rudan asks: what's the club's philosophy and what does it stand for?

December 20

Video - Sydney FC on revenge mission against Newcastle

Video - Del Piero on Rugby League and the World Cup next year

December 19

Video - Del Piero will stay to win A-League title: McFlynn (19/12)

Wanted man Del Piero set for Jets clash

Terry McFlynn tips Alessandro del Piero to stay with Sydney FC

Baartz puts Del Piero up with best

December 18

Video - Heskey on facing Del Piero and Sydney FC again

Sydney FC asks Alessandro Del Piero to kick on

Mariners weigh up bid to lure Del Piero

December 17

Sydney FC offers no comment on a contract extension for Del Piero

Derby lights up Sydney

December 16

Video - Sky Blues and Jets face off in battle of desperates

Video - Sydney vs. Western Sydney Wanderers

Video - Sydney FC face crucial period after 2-0 loss

Italian star Alessandro Del Piero loves the Sydney lifestyle

More woe for Del Piero as Sydney loses A-League derby with Western Sydney

Make or break for Sydney FC: Farina

December 15

Wanderers get revenge against Sydney FC

December 14

Del Piero set for super-sub role

It's a no-brainer: re-sign legend Alessandro Del Piero

Zorba: Why meeting Del Piero was such a thrill

December 13

Video - Hope for Del Piero in Sydney derby

Video Advertisement - Newcastle Jets VS Sydney FC - Heskey VS Del Piero Dec 22nd Hunter Stadium

Del Piero fighting to be fit

Sydney Rooster Anthony Minichiello legend Alessandro Del Piero of Sydney FC

Soccer shocker: Del Piero won't call it football

December 12

Video - Del Piero A "Big Chance" To Face Wanderers

Del Piero flat out to prove fitness for derby day

Sydney FC confident with our without ADP

December 11

Sydney FC's Alessandro Del Piero fighting to be fit for derby with Western Sydney Wanderers

Sydney FC stars back to face Wanderers

A-League takes place on Aussie sports landscape

Alessandro Del Piero could say arrivederci to Sydney before second season

December 10

Video - Sydney FC beats Phoenix in third win of the season and without injured del Piero

Video - Manchester United to play in Sydney

December 8

Video - A-League ADP Won't Quit

December 7

Video - A-League Del Piero Won't Play Wellington

December 6

Hamstrung Del Piero could be out for weeks

December 5

Sydney lose Del Piero

Sydney FC may leave Del Piero at home

December 4

Video - Melbourne Heart can't crack Sydney FC as game ends honours even

Sideburns fade and fall

Lowly Sky Blues ring the changes

December 3

Video - Sydney FC axe football director as Petratos leaves club for Malaysia

Del Piero in doubt to face Phoenix

Frank Farina wastes no time putting his stamp on Sydney FC

December 2

Video - Sydney FC held to scoreless draw by Melbourne Heart - then fireworks start

Live: Sydney FC v Melbourne Heart

Alessandro Del Piero injury fears as Sydney FC stay bottom

Farina upbeat after Sydney FC draw

December 1

Marquee man Alessandro Del Piero says under-fire Sydney FC must remain united in tough times

Farina waits to take reins

Former Socceroo goalkeeper Mark Bosnich previews Sydney FC v Melbourne Heart A-League clash

Sydney FC's top man has little time in toughest job

Farina won't suffer fools or egos

November 30

Video - Farina to fire up Sydney FC: Del Piero

Sydney say season restarts with Farina

Del Piero says Farina's first job is lifting player morale

November 29

Preview: Sydney FC v Melbourne Heart

Is Farina the ‘Benitez’ option at Sydney FC?

November 28

Farina takes over at Sydney FC

Frank Farina to Guide Alessandro Del Piero

Farina needs finals to keep job

November 26/27

Del Piero asks Sydney FC fans and players to keep the faith

Del Piero's first Christmas in Australia might be un-merry

Former Socceroos coach Frank Farina eyes shot at redemption, firms to take over at Sydney FC

Local knowledge a must for Sydney FC

November 25

Sydney FC could shed a number of players next year with 14 of the 22-man squad coming off contract

November 24

Video - Alessandro Del Piero - Memories of You - Sydney FC 2012/13

Video - Sydney FC 1 2 Adelaide United _ All Goals & full Highlights / 23-11-2012

Alessandro Del Piero still a pleasure to watch

Losing run frustrates Del Piero

November 23

Video -Del Piero free kick

Adelaide United scores late goal to deny Sydney FC at Allianz Stadium

Sydney slump depresses Del Piero

Sydney FC must end coaching saga sooner rather than later

Loss makes task tougher for next Sydney FC coach

Del Piero is no show pony

November 22

Video -Del Piero enjoying Sydney life

We love a marquee player, but has it gone too far?

November 21

Osama Malik to approach Alessandro Del Piero with care

Young gun Antonis back for Sydney FC

2012 Australian Football Awards winners revealed

November 20

Fyfe excited about Del Piero test

November 19

Video - A bloody good day: Lowy ecstatic with landmark deal

Can football's new TV deal secure the sport's future?

Del Piero keen to kick on with another year at Sydney FC presents the latest points tally for the A-League's Alex Tobin Award

Round 7 Review

November 18

Superstar Alessandro Del Piero the 'game-changer' in broadcast deal

Del Piero the only Sydney player who has 'any clear idea of the game', says Eurosport

Sydney need to move from nice-guy coaches and get someone with a bit of mongrel, says Robbie Slater

November 17

Del Piero pulling power proves guest stints not just stunts

Corica: We Don't Want A One-Man Team

November 16

Video - Del Piero has still got it - two stunning goals from last night

Video - Brisbane Roar heaps more misery on Sydney FC despite some Alessandro Del Piero magic

Del Piero super strikes fail to rescue Sky Blues from slump

Del Piero Magic Unable To Save Sydney

Roar too strong despite Alessandro Del Piero's deft double

November 15

Video - Alessandro Del Piero's the game changer the A-League has been looking for

Del Piero: I Won't Be Picking The New Boss

Sydney Think Short-Term In Coach Hunt

Sydney FC to fight for A-League win: coach

Brisbane Roar coach Rado Vidosic plans to starve Alessandro Del Piero at Suncorp on Friday night

Del Piero one of the enemy: Roar coach

Fox Sports football commentator Mel McLaughlin previews round seven of the A-League season

Mel McLaughlin: “Del Piero represents all that is wonderful about football. There are always huge expectations on Sydney FC”

Why has this A-League season been so successful?

November 14

Ex-Blackburn star Emerton: Del Piero influence could see Sydney FC land a big-name coach

Former Socceroos coach Frank Farina throws his hat into ring for Sydney FC job

Former Chelsea boss Avram Grant shows interest in coaching Sydney FC in the A-League

Roar's Murdocca respects SydFC's Del Piero

November 13

Sir Elton John and Alessandro Del Piero - when a genius met the legend

Farewell Crooky...

November 12

Del Piero rallies Sydney FC troops

Del Piero No Distraction, Insists Sydney

We're not crook: players

Football boss warns rival codes of sports' growth

November 11

Video - Sydney FC will not be calling on Alessandro Del Piero to coach the club

Sydney FC loses late, coach later resigns

Ian Crook's departure from Sydney FC was an unintended consequence of signing Alessandro Del Piero

November 10

Video - Melbourne Victory comeback stuns Sydney FC

Melbourne Victory plays different tune for Italian maestro Alessandro Del Piero

Nightmare continues for Sky Blues

November 9

Video - Sydney schoolboy meets his namesake Alessandro Del Piero

Video - Del Piero parla di Conte e della Juve con un tifoso a Sydney

Happy Birthday Del Piero!

Alessandro Del Piero warns Victory to expect powerful backlash

Victory Set For Sydney Revival

November 8

Video - Del Piero Feeling Good About Saturday

The Italian's job: Del Piero ready to get Sky Blues back on track

Move On, Del Piero Tells Team-Mates

Preview: Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory

Juventus fans embrace Sydney FC as their 'second team' as they follow Alessandro del Piero's move

November 7

Video - Alessandro Del Piero per AIRC: Spot Un Gol per la Ricerca 2012

Alessandro Del Piero – An Enjoyable Journey Down Under

Case for the defence

#SydneyFanChat Transcript with Tony Pignata

Adelaide United eyes 'super marquee' player

November 6

Video - Alessandro Del Piero - Skills & Goals - Sydney FC 2012

Del Piero back in the saddle to help Sky Blues presents the points tally for the A-League's Alex Tobin Award

Sydney Stars Return In Derby Friendly

Ian Crook’s Sydney FC needs more time

November 5

How soon is too soon for Sydney FC to panic?

Stars return for Sydney

Sydney see hope with return of wounded

Sydney To Use Thrashing As Inspiration...

Alessandro Del Piero: The Most Complete Footballer Ever

November 4

Video - Sydney FC coach Ian Crook apologises to fans for shocking display against Central Coast Mariners

Sydney FC soul searching after shocker

What's really wrong with Sydney FC

It's the greatest $2 million ever spent as A-League goes to new level, says Fox Sports' Robbie Slater

November 3

No Del Piero, No Sydney?

'It feels like the end of the world at the moment' - Crook

Del Piero: I have no regrets about Juventus

November 2

Video - Sydney FC's Alessandro Del Piero set to miss A-League match with Central Coast Mariners

Alessandro Del Piero misses training ahead of Sydney FC's clash with Central Coast Mariners

Youth means Sydney won't be hamstrung by absence of Del Piero

Clash of cultures will make for one fiery Sydney FC- Central Coast Mariners showdown

November 1

Video - Crook To Give Del Piero Every Chance

Preview: Mariners v Sydney FC

A-League battle of the ages

Del Piero won't be risked as Sky Blues hope for green light

Mariners won't focus on Del Piero

Round-ball game cashes in on TV deal

October 31

Del Piero lifts opponents as well: Arnold

McGlinchey well aware of Del Piero danger

A-League's crowds now beating boys from Brazil

October 30

Sky Blues to take no chances with Del Piero

Del Piero Home Debut Breaks TV Record

October 29

Del Piero over hamstring worries

Del Piero tells why he's been quiet

Del Piero lets fly from the spot and the lip as poor Sky Blues get lucky

Alessandro Del Piero's outburst 'shows he's a winner'

October 28

Video - Del Piero Penalty Goal Sydney FC vs Perth Glory

Video - SYDNEY FC vs PERTH GLORY 2-1 28.10.2012 All Goals & Full Highlights

Video - Alessandro Del Piero and Brett Emerton score for Sydney FC as Perth Glory coach fumes over referees

Sydney FC beat Perth Glory in first-ever A-League game at Sydney's ANZ Stadium

Sydney's win not all about Alessandro Del Piero

October 27

Video - A-League Del Piero Set To Make Another Impact

Video - Del Piero Will Cope With Perth

Burns goes quiet on Del Piero

Alessandro Del Piero doesn't fear the physical Glory boys

SydFC strive for rare back-to-back wins

Sydney FC's marquee man Alessandro Del Piero rates his experience with the A-League

Alessandro Del Piero deal has proven priceless for Sydney FC

Del Piero effect is code's dream come true

Marquees and salary cap providing an entertaining spectacle

October 26

Del Piero plays for keeps in milestone game or training

Perth hold no fears for del Piero: Crook

Berisha setting the bar for ADP and Heskey

October 25

Video - About referees

Preview: Sydney FC v Perth Glory

Perth Glory to get in the face of Sydney FC star Alessandro Del Piero

Miller braces for Del Piero

10 moments from the glittering career of Alessandro Del Piero that we will never forget

October 24

Video - Del Piero to hit 800th career match milestone this weekend with Sydney FC

Number's up on 'milestone' but Del Piero is greater than the sum

Sydney FC star Alessandro Del Piero to play 800th game this weekend

Del Piero slowly coming to grips with Australia

Sydney star Alessandro del Piero can expect some tough treatment from Perth hardman Jacob Burns

October 23

Sydney FC to cash in on Alessandro Del Piero show with overseas exhibitions

Sell-out crowds and bumper television ratings prove a marquee result

Marquee mania cannot be a one-time fling

October 22

Video - Sell out crowd for del Piero

Video - Del Piero has carried Sydney this season: Pantelidis (22/10)

Tactical Analysis: Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Sydney FC

Perth Glory braces for Alessandro Del Piero magic in Sydney presents the points tally for the A-League's Alex Tobin Award

Marquee player concept is back in style

Wanderers up for the fight

October 21


Video - Del Piero penalty the difference

Video - Breaking The Rules: Footy Wins Favour In Oz

Alessandro Del Piero living up to the hype

Del Piero barrage haunts Covic

Superstar's aura swings calls his way, says Covic

Not So Crook After Del Piero Winner

October 20

Video - Alessandro Del Piero Goal Vs Western Sydney Wanderers

Video - Italian maestro Alessandro Del Piero makes history in first ever Sydney A-League derby

Del Piero in the right place at magically the right time

Del Piero delivers a derby dazzler

Del Piero decides Sydney A-League derby

Alessandro Del Piero class settles Sydney derby

Del Piero wins maiden derby for Sydney FC

October 19


Video - Alessandro Del Piero practises his free kicks

Del Piero injects life into Australian League, but how long will it last?

Wanderers primed for Sydney A-League derby

Popovic heaps pressure on Sky Blues

Sydney derby to make history as A-League begins to flourish

October 18

Video - Sydney FC show improvement: Del Piero

Preview: Western Sydney v Sydney FC

Sell out puts pressure on both Sydney teams

Western Sydney Wanderers primed for action against Alessandro Del Piero in Sydney derby

Prospect of a dogfight has derby coaches salivating

Go you Westies! Bragging rights on the line

October 17

Powell eager to learn from Del Piero

October 16

Video - Intervista di Alessandro del Piero da Sidney dopo il debutto in Australia (ITALIA DUE)

Del Piero and Heskey proved their worth on Saturday

The Battle of the Marquees: Heskey vs. Del Piero

Lesson from Del Piero and others was in the winning mentality

Juve now in Del Piero’s past

Confessions from an A-League debutant fan

Imports a tricky balance for A-League clubs

Del Piero: Noel Gallagher tried to persuade me to sign for Man City

Western Sydney relishing chance to take on leaky Sydney FC defence

October 15

Video - Montage of fans and Del Piero v Newcastle Jets

Alessandro del Piero does the trick as Sydney basks in huge crowd and record merchandise run

Fans must continue to play a part in Del Piero story

Alessandro Del Piero's success is winning fans, but Ian Crook has problems to solve at Sydney FC

Sydney FC feel pressure ahead of derby

Powell makes dream debut under the 'Del Piero effect'

October 14

Video - Sydney FC Press Conference [13/10/12]

Video - Home insurance needed as Sky Blues leave defence open

Video - Newcastle Sinks Blues

Sydney FC star Alessandro Des Piero hopes perceptions of Australian football are changing

Wife: 'Sydney changing Del Piero'

Dream contest leaves Del Piero’s Sydney FC languishing

Del Piero, Heskey make marks with A-League goals

October 13

Video - Del Piero scores

Jets beat Sydney in a classic

Del Piero stars in Sydney blockbuster loss to Jets

Del Piero scores first goal, Sydney still lose

Del Piero scores as Sydney lose before big crowd

October 12

Del Piero or Heskey: who will make a greater impact on the pitch for their team in the A-League?

Sydney, Jets game a promoter's dream

Del Piero: "I can tell you things that you wouldn’t believe"

Liverpool reject Del Piero's Heysel reasoning by saying they made no offer to Italian

Video - Intervista a Tony Pignata

Tony Pignata: "Volevo prendere Del Piero già da un anno, Ale è qui per vincere. Per il futuro sogno anche Totti"

October 11

Video - HIGHLIGHTS Wellington Phoenix - Sydney FC

Video - Silent Interview

Sydney FC told to embrace Del Piero hype

Del Piero turned down Liverpool bid

Del Piero: "Vi racconto cose dell'altro mondo"

October 10

Sydney must listen and learn to get best from Del Piero

Sydney FC will live up to hype, says Emerton

Mamma mia! What happened, Sydney?

October 9

Video - Sydney FC Interview

Video - Del Piero needs service

Alessandro Del Piero's home debut for Sydney FC a hot ticket

Sydney FC superstar forward Alessandro Del Piero urges teammates to slow down and show composure

Del Piero the leader steps up for Sydney

No Panic About Del Piero

October 8

Crook calls on back-up for Alessandro Del Piero

Del Piero needs time to settle in - reports

Del Piero impresses but Sydney FC show there's much work to do

No quick-fix solution to settling in for Del Piero

October 7

Video - Wellington beat Sydney FC to ruin Del Piero's debut 2012

Video - Wellington vs Sydney Del Piero Debut loss

Del Piero, bitter start to Australian adventure Sydney lose to Wellington

Disappointed Sydney FC marquee star pleads for patience following 2-0 loss to Wellington Phoenix

Be patient, Alessandro Del Piero will be a hit in the A League

Sydney FC, Del Piero look to improve after Wellington defeat

Del Piero, Heskey in losing A-League debuts

October 6

Video - Wellington beat Sydney FC to ruin Del Piero's debut

Del Piero makes solid debut but Sydney fall to Phoenix

Alessandro Del Piero a one-man band as Sydney FC crashes in 2-0 loss to Wellington Phoenix

Del Piero makes low-key A-League debut

Wellington Phoenix ruin Alessandro Del Piero's Sydney FC debut by winning on A-League's opening weekend

October 5

Video - Interview at Wellington Airport

Video - Del Piero touches down

Video - Alessandro Del Piero saluta i suoi tifosi dall'Australia

Few flashes show Del Piero is ready for starting role

Soccer: Del Piero touches down in the capital

Del Piero touches down in Wellington

Sydney FC out to avenge semi-final defeat at hands of the Wellington Phoenix

Del Piero aims for quality with Sydney FC

Wellington Phoenix plan for del Piero attack against Sydney FC but wary of other attacking threats

October 4

Sydney select Del Piero, Emerton

Preview: Wellington Phoenix v Sydney FC

A-League Season 2012-13 Preview

This is the A-League's time to shine

Sydney FC's signing of Alessandro Del Piero already paying commercial dividends

Only quality foreigners like Del Piero need apply for A-League says Socceroos boss Osieck

Del Piero begins A-League mission in New Zealand

October 3

Video - Sydney FC Training Session - Alessandro Del Piero

Video - Sydney FC's Alessandro Del Piero signing autographs after training

Sydney FC young gun Terry Antonis developing strong link with marquee star Alessandro Del Piero

Del Piero Circus Won't Distract Us

FFA hopes three's a crowd for new A-League season

ALESSANDRO Del Piero is yearning for a New Year's Eve reunion with an old mate in Adelaide

Sydney FC orders extra jerseys to keep up with Del Piero fan demand

October 2

Video - Interview

Video - Alessandro Del Piero ready for A-League opener in Australia

Del Piero ready for Sydney bow

Del Piero not the focus for Nix

A-League's global glamour set to grow

Del Piero won't have it easy, warns Aloisi

Italian fervour dominates A League launch

October 1

Alessandro Del Piero's first A-League game in Melbourne may be moved to the bigger Etihad Stadium

Sydney FC secure European broadcast deal on back of Del Piero deal

September 30

Former Socceroo Robbie Slater previews the upcoming 2012/13 A-League season

September 29

Video - Del Piero: "We Are Football"

Vi manca Del Piero? Niente paura, il Sydney sbarca su Mediaset

September 28

Video - A Sydney è Del Piero mania

Australia’s A-League Banks on Del Piero

A-League bank on superstar Del Piero power

Totti: It will be strange without Del Piero


Fink: Time to hail the "football people"

September 27

Video - Alessandro Del Piero plays for Sydney FC

MOST Glorious Player recipient Josh Risdon has already set his sights on taking down Italian superstar Alessandro Del Piero next month.

Alessandro Del Piero hits ground running for SydneyFC

Betting Zone - Not much interest in Sydney FC

September 26

Youngsters impress coach as Del Piero shows his class

Del Piero boosts Phoenix-Sydney sales

Del Piero's Sydney FC debut delayed

Sydney FC coach Ian Crook talks to Simon Hill about the upcoming A-League season

It's Assist-andro Del Piero In Friendly!

September 23

Family Day at Allianz Stadium

Australia, Alex Del Piero ricevere il numero 10

Del Piero thanks Sydney FC fans

Young guns in awe of Del Piero

September 17


Exciting Alessandro Del Piero off to a winning start after Sydney FC unveiling

September 16

Del Piero arrives in Sydney

Del Piero's rapturous Aussie welcome! Italy legend mobbed after touching down in Sydney

September 8

Alessandro Del Piero Signs With Sydney FC Interview With Fox Sports Australia

September 5

Del Piero a Sydney - Annumcio

April 29

Alex Del Piero - Che tempo che fa

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