ALESSANDRO DEL PIERO

  • ISL's achievement incredible, says Alessandro Del Piero 6 days ago

    Kolkata: World Cup winner Italian legend Alessandro Del Piero on Monday asserted that what the Indian Super League (ISL) has done for the country was "incredible". "Its incredible what ISL has achieved in such short time," Del Piero. He suggested ISL proceed step by step, but said he was awed by the...
  • Del Piero scores maiden ISL goal as Delhi Dynamos hold Chennaiyin FC 2-2 December 9, 2014

    Chennai: Italian legend Alessandro del Piero scored his first goal at the fag end of the tournament via a superb free-kick as Delhi Dynamos rallied from two goal down to hold leaders Chennaiyin FC 2-2 in a thrilling Indian Super League football match here on Tuesday. The draw gave Delhi a...
  • Delhi Dynamos face must-win battle against Chennaiyin in ISL December 9, 2014

    Chennai: Their hopes of making the semifinals revived by a four-match unbeaten streak, Delhi Dynamos now face the herculean task of continuing the momentum in the must-win encounter against table-toppers Chennaiyin FC in their final ISL match here on Tuesday. Delhi, after struggling for most part of the league, have rediscovered...
  • As it happened: Delhi Dynamos FC 1-0 vs FC Pune City December 6, 2014

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Delhi Dynamos badly need full points to remain in the hunt for a semi-final berth as they lock horns with FC Pune City in what promises to be a thrilling encounter. While both the teams have the chance to inch closer...
  • ISL 2014: The hits and misses as race to semis hots up December 5, 2014

    The Indian Super League's (ISL) round-robin stage is in its last lap and as the bell rings, every point is important for teams to make it to the last four and a step closer to lifting the coveted trophy on December 20. With big names on the roster and who's who...
  • As it happened: Delhi Dynamos vs Atletico de Kolkata, ISL Match 47 December 2, 2014

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Atletico de Kolkata will be chasing the elusive 20-point mark, thought to be the minimum number of points needed to get into the Indian Super League play offs, when they face a resurgent Delhi Dynamos FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru...
  • As it happened: Delhi Dynamos FC vs Mumbai City FC, ISL Match 43 November 28, 2014

    Mumbai City FC went all out when adding some big names to their squad but at the moment they can't seem to buy a goal in the Indian Super League (ISL). Mumbai have failed to score in six of their ten fixtures so far and they will be up against Delhi...
  • As it happened: Delhi Dynamos FC vs FC Goa, ISL Match 30 November 13, 2014

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) A belated birthday gift it may be but marquee player Alessandro Del Piero would still be happy, and more importantly relieved, if Delhi Dynamos are able to break their winless streak when they take on FC Goa in a match...
  • Delhi Dynamos need a little bit of luck too, says stand-in coach Mark Luijpers November 12, 2014

    As Delhi Dynamos' strikers struggle to find the net in the ongoing Indian Super League, its stand-in coach Mark Luijpers on Wednesday attributed the trend to lack of luck. Ahead of Thursday's ISL match against bottom-placed FC Goa, the seventh-placed outfit has managed four draws, two losses and a solitary win,...
  • ISL 2014: Delhi Dynamos play out yet another draw against Kerala Blasters November 9, 2014

    Kochi: Delhi Dynamos continued with their winless streak as they played out a goal-less draw against Kerala Blasters in a high-intensity Indian Super League match on Sunday. After their back-to-back defeats at the hands of FC Goa and Mumbai City FC, Delhi Dynamos were searching for a win to boost their...
  • As it happened: Mumbai City FC vs Delhi Dynamos FC, ISL November 5, 2014

    (For updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Having returned to winning ways, Mumbai City FC would look to continue the momentum when they lock horns with the consistent Delhi Dynamos in an Indian Super League match at the D Y Patil Stadium. Both sides have registered six points in...
  • ISL 2014: Delhi Dynamos held to a goalless draw by NorthEast United FC October 29, 2014

    Delhi Dynamos' winning run came to a halt when they were held to a goalless draw at home by NorthEast United FC on Wednesday. Both the sides created opportunities from the word go and looked evenly placed but couldn't really convert the chances. Young NorthEast United FC goalkeeper TP Rehenesh made...
  • As it happened: Delhi Dynamos FC vs Chennaiyin FC, ISL, Match 12 October 25, 2014

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After an impressive start to their ISL campaign, Chennaiyin FC take on crowd favourites Delhi Dynamos at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium. Chennai have won both their previous matches against Goa FC and Kerala Blasters FC. Delhi Dynamos, on the other hand,...
  • Indian Super League: Don't rule out Delhi Dynamos yet October 25, 2014

    Owned by India's leading cable TV distribution company DEN Network and in possession of perhaps the biggest player in the Indian Super League (ISL) in Alessandro Del Piero, Delhi Dynamos may not have set the field on fire yet but it will be foolhardy to consider them as pushovers. Delhi...
  • ISL: Delhi Dynamos manager slams referee for denying Del Piero penalty October 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Delhi Dynamos manager Harm van Veldhoven on Sunday slammed the match referee for turning down a penalty appeal against their skipper and start Italian recruit Alessandro Del Piero. Del Piero, who was substituted by Brazilian recruit Gustavo Santos towards the fag end of the match, was given a warning by...
  • ISL: Unbeaten Atletico de Kolkata take on Delhi Dynamos October 19, 2014

    Kolkata: High on confidence after an ideal start to their campaign with back-to-back victories, Atletico de Kolkata will look to keep the momentum going when they take on a star-studded Delhi Dynamos FC in their Indian Super League match on Sunday. Luis Garcia's men have played some quality football since the...
  • ISL: I am not intimidated by Del Piero, says Franco October 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Atletico de Kolkata defender Denzil Franco on Saturday said that he was not intimidated at the prospect of tackling Italian World Cup winner Alessandro Del Piero in their Indian Super League fixture against Delhi Dynamos FC on Sunday. "It doesn't matter. At the end, we are all players, with two...
  • ISL: Big names will grow Indian football, says FIFA secretary general October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: As far as football authorities are concerned, it's the names in the games that will drive the growth of the sport in India. FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke says marquee players like Luis Garcia, Alessandro Del Piero and Robert Pires in the Indian Super League will help unlock the...
  • Indian Super League: A glimmer of hope for Indian football? October 15, 2014

    England, Spain, Italy, Germany and even to a certain extent France - ask me about any marquee player in their respective football leagues and I would start raving about him and his achievements. India? I-League? Except for maybe a couple of players, I would be struggling for names. It's shocking how low...
  • Grassroots not ISL should be focus for India: FIFA secretary general October 15, 2014

    While a glitzy new league may inspire youngsters to take up the sport, India's hopes of becoming a soccer power rest with its development at a grassroots level, according to FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke. A host of veteran European players including World Cup winners Alessandro Del Piero, Marco Materazzi, Joan...
  • ISL 2014: Happy to hear Delhi crowd chanting my name, says Del Piero October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Though he failed to leave a mark and came on only as a substitute in the 38th minute, Delhi Dynamos' marquee signing and former Juventus legend Alessandro del Piero said he enjoyed the attention he got from the home crowd at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here. The Dynamos played...
  • ISL 2014: FC Pune City hold Delhi Dynamos to a goalless draw October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The third match of the inaugural Indian Super League played between Delhi Dynamos and FC Pune City here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Tuesday ended in a goalless draw, with the hosts left to rue a number of missed opportunities to score and in the end splitting...
  • As it happened: Delhi Dynamos vs FC Pune City, Match 3 October 14, 2014

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Delhi Dynamos are high on star value and besides Alessandro Del Piero, who is also the league's most expensive player, it has national team stars such as Francis Fernandes, Steven Dias along with Danish Strikers Mads Junker and Morten Skoubo....
  • ISL 2014: Alessandro Del Piero impact makes Delhi Dynamos crowd favourites October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Finally Delhi football fans will get the taste of the Indian Super League as Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is all set to host Delhi Dynamos FC vs FC Pune City match on Tuesday eveving. One of the most talked-about franchises in the ISL, the side from the national capital...
  • Capital city awaits Del Piero, Trezeguet magic in ISL October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: It will be a reunion of sorts for the cynosure of all eyes Alessandro Del Piero and David Trezeguet as the Capital gears up to host the star-studded Indian Super League (ISL) with Delhi Dynamos taking on FC Pune City here on Tuesday. Del Piero, the Juventus legend and...
  • ISL bandwagon reaches Delhi as Dynamos take on FC Pune City October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Having received a tremendous boost with a glamorous opening night action in Kolkata, the Indian Super league (ISL) bandwagon reaches India's capital city on Tuesday when Delhi Dynamos host FC Pune City in the third match of the inaugural football tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium. Both teams, ahead...
  • ISL: I will fight till end for my team, says Alessandro Del Piero October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: He may have played in just one practice game in the run-up to the Indian Super League but Delhi Dynamos' marquee player Alessandro Del Piero is geared up for their first match against FC Pune City, to be held here on Tuesday, and says he will "fight till...
  • Indian Super League: India's love for football ready for a test October 12, 2014

    Kolkata: With an amalgamation of Bollywood, cricket, slick promotion and branding and big sponsors, the Indian Super League (ISL) will kick off at the Mecca of Indian football, the Salt Lake Stadium, here on Sunday, aiming to revolutionise the football in the country. But in a country ruled by cricket,...