As a forward, Del Piero was part of the Italian team that won the 2006 FIFA World Cup. In 2014 he played for Delhi Dynamos FC in the Indian Super League. The scheduled Vespa event will bring together fans of the brand and football to celebrate with Del Piero in person.
Alessandro Del Piero will spend the morning partaking in various activities, be part of interactions with media and Vespa fans. A special and exclusive evening cocktail party will see guests celebrate both Italian icons. Stefano Pelle, Managing Director, Piaggio India is excited to have Alessandro Del Piero on board in India while drawing similarities between both global legends hailed for style, quality and Italian excellence.Del Piero, one of the most respected football players of his generation, was part of the Fifa World Cup winning Italian team in 2006. Playing 19 years for Juventus, he holds numerous records at the club.
The first season of Indian Super League encouraged increased football viewing on television. In a first, football sponsorship was noticeable. Traditionally, India is familiar with I-League. While an all new Indian Super League was audacious to begin with, it played the entertainment card that has starngely found an important place in Indian sports.
So, cricketers now own football clubs and marquee players offer the highly accepted foreign player touch. Indian Super League season two gets underway in October 2015. ISL did pack in quite a punch with its motley mix of football teams. However, multiple football leagues aren’t altogether conducive to favourable logistics and All India Football Federation (AIFF) is pressing for a single Indian football league which follows a more established format as followed by European leagues. Indian football is headed towards longer seasons with more participating teams.
Del Piero – Do You Vespa
Alessandro Del Piero worked his magic last year as a marquee player Luis Garcia, Elano, Robert Pires, David James, Fredrik Ljungberg, Joan Capdevila, and David Trezeguet. The ageing superstars faced no difficulty in setting the pace through the inaugural season. Atletico de Kolkata won ISL 2014. Del Piero’s Delhi Dynamos FC finished in 5th place of 8 participating teams.