Alessandro has enjoyed an accomplished footballing career. He was named in the FIFA 100, a list of the 125 greatest living footballers selected by Pelé as a part of FIFA’s centenary celebrations. He was also voted in the list of best European players for the past 50 years in the UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll. Along with three awards in Italy for gentlemanly conduct he has also won the Golden Foot award, which pertains to personality and playing ability. In the year 2000, Del Piero was the world’s best-paid football player from salary, bonuses and advertising revenue.
Del Piero holds the all-time goalscoring record at Juventus. On 6 April 2008, Alessandro Del Piero became the all-time highest-capped Juventus player, ahead of Juventus legend Gaetano Scirea. As of May 2012, he is in ninth place in the UEFA Champions League all-time goalscorer records and joint fourth with Roberto Baggio within the Italian national team records.
Alessandro is also known for his sense of humour and is a popular guest at Italian comedy shows such as Paperissima and Striscia la notizia. He featured in the show La sai l’ultima di Totti, a comedy sketch created by his good friend and Roma captain Francesco Totti.
On TV, he is also famous for broadcasting and advertising skills. He has been under contract with Adidas, Uliveto water, Italian car manufacturer Fiat and Japanese motorbike company Suzuki.
In 2006 he appeared in a television commercial for the Japanese motor scooter Suzuki Burgman. He was also featured on the cover of EA Sports’ FIFA Football 2004 video game.