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SBD Global/September 7, 2012/International Football
The Del Piero Deal Causes A Surge In Ticket Interest, Fan Club Membership
Published September 7, 2012
EXCITEMENT ALL AROUND: Also in Sydney, Peter Kogoy wrote Del Piero's decision to sign with Sydney "was a way of wanting to give something back to the game." Del Piero said, "It is also about a new jersey, a new league, a new life and a new everything. I want to leave a legacy." The 37-year-old believes "he still has plenty to offer the game in Australia." Del Piero: "I'm old, but not enough to remember what it was like for a Pelé at the New York Cosmos. Like Pelé, I too want to create something special in my time in Sydney" (THE AUSTRALIAN, 9/6). The enthusiasm shared amongst Sydney fans has been reflected in a number of Australian newspapers. A headline from The Sydney Morning Herald read: "Ciao! $4m Del Piero signs for two years." The Australian: "It's true, Del Piero signed, sealed." The Herald Sun: "Fans clamouring to watch Alessandro Del Piero in action for Sydney FC" (SBD Global).