Pirlo made his senior debut for his hometown club Brescia at the age of 16 before moving to Inter Milan in 1998.
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World Cup winner Andrea Pirlo brought down the curtain on his glittering football career Monday, signing off with a message on Twitter hours after coming on as a late substitute for Major League Soccer side New York City in their2-0 win over Columbus Crew.Milan won the Champions League and Italian Cup in 2003 with Pirlo pulling the strings, and the team won the Serie A title the following year as he continued to blossom in the "regista" role that has since become synonymous with him.By the time he won the World Cup, Pirlo was being hailed as the world's best playmaker and when his form at Milan began to decline, he was offered a move to Juventus.
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