Ping pong helped shape me: Del Piero

November 21, 2013
By Angela Habashy
Watching him as he steps up to take one of his famous free-kicks you wouldn't think table tennis played a huge role in making Alessandro Del Piero a world class footballer.

The Sydney FC skipper, who sends waves of excitement through A-League crowds every time he steps up to the mark, on Thursday recalled how during his time in the Padova youth squad it was the evening's spent playing table tennis that really shaped him.

He says it was during these matches that he learned how ...

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