Italy's renowned World Cup winner Alessandro Del Piero has called the Indian Super League football tournament an "adventure" and said he was "enthusiastic" about embarking on this new journey.
"I'm very enthusiastic about this adventure. It fits perfectly with the way I chose to move forward since I left Juve," the 39-year-old Del Piero wrote on his Twitter handle.
The Juventus legend who has won almost every tournament he has played in for his club and country, has many achievements to his name in a career spanning over two decades. The highlight of his career was winning the World Cup in 2006, when he scored in the semifinal and final. (Also read: Mumbai City FC to play all home games at DY Patil Stadium)
Del Piero will playing for Delhi Dynamos FC as its marquee player in the franchise-based ISL tournament, which is scheduled to be held across different venues from October 12 to December 20.
Soon after his official signing with the Delhi team on Friday, Del Piero had stated: "It's really exciting to be coming to India and playing for the capital of the country. I am thoroughly looking forward to training with my teammates and work together with the coach and the club and I hope to encourage the people of Delhi to follow our games."
Del Piero, also nicknamed 'Il Fenomeno Vero' or The Real Phenomenon, is the 10th all-time top-scorer in the Champions League and has been featured in FIFA 100, a list of the top greatest living footballers compiled by Pele.
He has played alongside greats like Gianluigi Buffon and Zinedine Zidane, and managed to stand out.
Footballing legend Maradona once said: "He (del Peiro) is different to Zinedine Zidane. He likes to play, he feels it in his soul. Between him and the Frenchman, I choose him."
The Italian great played for Sydney FC for the last two seasons and is credited for putting the A-league onto the world stage and inspiring a new generation of football players in that country.
He won the Sydney FC Player of the Year award and Sydney FC Golden Boot in 2013 and also scored the A-League goal of the season for 2012-2013.