ALESSANDRO DEL PIERO

  • ISL: Delhi Dynamos manager slams referee for denying Del Piero penalty 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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,...
  • Indian Super League hopes to wake 'sleeping' soccer giant India October 11, 2014

    India's new soccer league with its cast of celebrity owners, experienced foreign managers and a sprinkling of high-profile players will kick off on Sunday, igniting hopes of waking the country from its football slumber. Italian World Cup winners Alessandro Del Piero and Marco Materazzi, Spain's Joan Capdevila and Luis Garcia, and...
  • Indian Super League starts amid huge expectations October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Despite the presence of veteran football stars Alessandro Del Piero, Robert Pires, Luis Garcia, David Trezeguet and Nicholas Anelka, the inaugural Indian Super League is selling itself using top cricketers. The pecking order of Indian sports is underlined by the ISL's decision to market its high-profile stakeholders; India cricket...
  • Exclusive: I am ready for Indian Super League challenge, says Del Piero October 9, 2014

    The Italian forward Alessandro Del Piero has signed up with Delhi Dynamos FC as its marquee player for the upcoming Indian Super League football tournament. ...
  • Know your ISL team: Delhi Dynamos FC October 8, 2014

    Owned by India's leading cable TV distribution company DEN Networks and in possession of perhaps the biggest player in the form of Alessandro Del Piero, Delhi Dynamos Football Club will represent India's capital in the city-based Indian Super League. The team made a smart move by entering into an alliance with...
  • Del Piero excited to play in Indian Super League September 23, 2014

    Alessandro Del Piero in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN tells that he is very happy to play for Delhi Dynamnos in Indian Super League and is looking forward for new challenge. ...
  • Delhi Dynamos hold del Piero's ISL press conference in a parking lot September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: It wasn't a pleasant welcome for Italian football star Alessandro del Piero as his first official media interaction on Friday had to be held in a parking lot after his franchise Delhi Dynamos failed to find a proper place. The Juventus star, however, gladly obliged the media and the...
  • New league will lift Indian soccer, says Alessandro Del Piero September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Alessandro Del Piero's twoyear Sydney FC stint helped raise ALeague's profile and the former Juventus great is confident of making a similar impact as the face of the Indian Super League (ISL), which kicks off next month. After 19 trophyladen years at Juventus and the Australia sojourn, Del Piero...
  • Superstar Alessandro Del Piero to arrive in city on Wednesday September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The moment the Capital's football fraternity has been waiting for, will arrive on Wednesday with star Italian playmaker and striker Alessandro Del Piero making an entry into the city to play as marquee player for Delhi Dynamos in the inaugural Indian Super League. The ISL will be held in...
  • Marquee players cruial for team's performance: Delhi Dynamos coach September 4, 2014

    Delhi Dynamos coach Harm van Veldhoven feels the presence of international players like Alessandro Del Piero will bring experience into the team. ...
  • Alessandro Del Piero signs for Delhi Dynamos in Indian Super league August 29, 2014

    Former Italy great Alessandro Del Piero will play for the Delhi franchise of the Indian Super League (ISL) and will also be the competition's brand ambassador, the exJuventus player has said. "I am happy to announce that I have just signed a contract that will tie me to the club Dynamos...
  • Delhi Dynamos on the brink of signing Alessandro del Piero August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Dynamos are all set to sign Italy's World Cup winning football star Alessandro del Piero as their marquee player for the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) that will be held Oct 12Dec 20. Delhi Dynamos have almost finalised the deal with Del Piero's brother and agent Stefano and...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Monday July 29, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Monday's roundup of all the latest transfer news and gossip involving the leading clubs and top players around the world. Pep Guardiola to offer 40 million pounds for David Luiz? The 26yearold defender has returned for preseason with Chelsea under new Stamford Bridge boss Jose Mourinho and Guardiola...
  • Iranian club denies links with Del Piero July 29, 2013

    Tehran: Iranian football club Persepolis has denied reports that the team has had negotiations to sign Italian veteran Alessandro Del Piero. Persepolis spokesman Hossein Ghoddusi said on Monday the team has no plans to sign the the prolific Italian striker, who now applies his trade with Australia's Sydney FC, reports Xinhua. "We...
  • ALeague stars to miss Manchester United preseason friendly match July 5, 2013

    Sydney: Three international stars of Australian football's ALeague have withdrawn from an All Stars team which will play Manchester United in a friendly on July 20. Italy's Alessandro Del Piero, former England striker Emile Heskey and Japan star Shinji Ono withdrew from the match on Friday, leaving the local team with...
  • ALeague not giving up on David Beckham November 17, 2012

    Sydney: Australia soccer chief David Gallop was not surprised David Beckham's management denied he had any interest in playing in the ALeague but said that did not mean there was no possibility of it happening. Football Federation Australia (FFA) said on Friday they had been approached by the former England...
  • Beckham linked with move to ALeague November 16, 2012

    Tokyo: David Beckham could be set to move to the ALeague after Football Federation Australia (FFA) said on Friday they had been approached by the former England captain's management. According to FFA officials, the approach was made in relation to Beckham playing in the ALeague during the current 201213 season. "The...