Aquilani joined Liverpool in 2012. Alberto Aquilani (Italian pronunciation: [al'berto akwi'la:ni]; born July 7, 1984) is a former professional footballer from Italy. He was mostly a center midfielder who worked as a deep-lying playmaker but could also play as an offensive midfielder.
At club level, he played for Italian sides Juventus and AC Milan as well as English side Liverpool. During his time at Juve, he won two consecutive Serie A titles, and one Coppa Italia. After leaving Milan, he returned to Juventus where he won another Serie A title before moving on again. This time to Liverpool where he has so far failed to win any trophies.
Aquilani's playing style was very similar to that of Andrea Pirlo, with whom he shared a locker room at AC Milan. Like Pirlo, he was known for his accurate passes and ability to create chances for himself and others. However, unlike Pirlo, he was not as effective in the air and was even known to be somewhat of a defensive liability at times.
He is a dual internationalist having made three appearances for the Italy national football team between 2011 and 2013. At the youth level, he was part of the squad that finished fourth at the 2001 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship in Portugal. His first appearance for the full national team came on November 9, 2011 in a 2-1 friendly defeat against Germany.
Alessandro Del Piero Ufficiale OMRI (born November 9, 1974) is an Italian former professional footballer who mostly played as a deep-lying forward but was capable of playing in a variety of offensive positions. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of football and is considered by many to be number 1 all time.
Del Piero made his debut on April 17, 1992 against Parma with Roma. He scored his first goal four days later in a 2-1 win over Sampdoria. In total he played for Roma until 1996 when they were relegated from Serie A. After one season out of soccer, he signed with Juventus where he stayed until 1999 when he joined Internazionale. The following year he returned to Roma and ended his career after the 2001 season having never missed a game for his clubs.
As a player, he was known for his excellent technique, ball control, scoring ability, and endurance. Del Piero was also a regular name in the UEFA Champions League throughout his career. He is considered one of the greatest strikers of all time and is only behind Alfredo Grigioni and Marco van Basten in terms of overall goals scored by a striker.
He has been named the best player in the world eight times by the French magazine L'Equipe.
He formerly played for Club Deportivo El Nacional in the Ecuadorian division as a left winger, and he currently plays for the Ecuadorian national team, mostly in left defense. He is the cousin of fellow Ecuadorian footballer Jaime Ayovi, who also plays for the national team. Walter attended school in England where he played for Wycombe Wanderers and Buckinghamshire County Football Clubs.
Walter Ayovi made his international debut on August 15, 2001 in a friendly match against Argentina, which resulted in a 1-1 draw. He has since gone on to win 33 caps for his country, scoring five goals. The most important tournament in which he has participated is the 2002 FIFA World Cup where he was included in the list of 23 players chosen by manager Ricardo Gomes. He also played at the 2004 Summer Olympics where he ended up with a medal: a silver one this time. The game they had to play against South Korea was decided by a penalty shoot-out after both teams finished level at 1-1. Walter saved the first attempt but missed the second, which allowed the Koreans to advance into the next round.
Ayovi is considered one of the best defenders in the history of the sport. He has won several titles with El Nacional including two consecutive Quito Championships and two Recopa Sudamericana victories.
Carlos Alberto "Capita" Torres (17 July 1944–25 October 2016), also known as "O Capitao do Tri", was a Brazilian footballer and football manager who played as an attacking right-sided full-back or wing-back. He is considered one of the best defenders in Brazil history and is widely regarded as the best right-back of all time.
Torres started his career at Santos FC, where he won two Brazilian championships and three Rio State Championships before moving to Italian club Juventus in 1967. After one season with the Turin side, he went on to play for several other European clubs including A.C. Milan, PSV Eindhoven and Real Madrid. In 1972, he returned to Brazil to play for Fluminense FC where he ended his career after one season.
During his playing days, Torres was renowned for his ability to score goals from set pieces and his accurate long-range shots. He also proved to be a reliable defender who was capable of organizing his team's defense.
After retiring from playing football, he became a coach and managed several clubs in Brazil including Santos, Palmeiras, Avaí, Grêmio, Vasco da Gama and Fortaleza. He also had stints in Iran with PAS Tehran and Iraq with Al Shorta SC. During his managerial career, he earned more than 20 trophies.
Hector Alfredo Moreno Herrera is a professional footballer who now plays for Mexico's National Team as well as Qatari Club Al Gharafa. He is a left-footed footballer who mostly plays center-back. Moreno rose through the ranks of Club Universidad Nacional's youth program. In 2007, he made his debut for the first team in a 0–0 tie with Boyaca FC. That year, he was named the club's Newcomer of the Year.
Moreno has been called up by national coach Miguel Angel Ponce by both him and Eduardo Prado during the 2006 World Cup. However, neither player ended up playing due to injury. Moreno had also been included in Manuel Pellegrini's preliminary 30-man squad for the tournament but did not make the final list of players sent to Germany.
He joined Mexican powerhouse Santos Laguna at age 18. After only one season with the Torreon club, he was named the Defender of the Year after helping them win the Apertura 2008 Championship. The following season, he was again named the Defender of the Year after helping Santos regain their place as champions after being relegated the previous season. In 2010, he signed with Monterrey where he has since won two more championships (Apertura 2011, Clausura 2012).