Take your hats off to Lars Pedersen (@larsaabjerg on Twitter) as he tries to sum up his hero in 100 words.
Even those loving Juventus long before his arrival in 1993 will agree that Pinturicchio joins – and possibly surpasses – the likes of Boniperti and Scirea in being ‘lo Stile Juve’ incarnate.
Already a legend beforehand; his Virgil-esque guidance of his Old Lady from the inferno of Calciopoli to the paradiso of the Serie A summit cemented his status in calcio’s Pantheon - to Juventini and neutrals alike.
From Turin to Tokyo in the early years, over Berlin and Brescia to his final Scudetto with Juve.
Capocannoniere in both B and A, Ale led the way like none before him.