24 August 2015

When Legend Meets the Other Legend

Piaggio Vietnam proudly announced the presence of the Italian football legend, Alessandro Del Piero that was appointed as the Ambassador of Vespa Brand in Hanoi for various activities interacting with Vespa fans and football fans.

Alessandro Del Piero is widely known as one of the international football legend. He has played for the Italian National team in three World Cups, taking World Champion title on 9 July 2006 at the Berlin Olympia stadion and scoring 27 goals in 91 matches with the Italian “Squadra Azzurra". Del Piero played with Juventus Football Club of Turin for 19 seasons. He holds all the possible personal records in the Club, including 705 official presences and 290 official goals, and he has won 18 titles. Juventus FC is the Italian football team that has also won the most number of national titles. During his career, Del Piero has scored 344 goals.

"Football is the most well-known and prevalent sport in the world and it's evident when I meet people in every country who recognize me and talk about my success", Said Del Piero. "Vespa is an Italian icon which has a lot in common with football: it is well-known everywhere, it brings friendship and the community together, makes you feel good and youth with the fellow Vespa riders and it's a fun brand to be representing. As an Italian, I feel proud every time I see a Vespa when I travel around the world; it's a scooter that I have used since I was a boy. And Vietnam is simply an extraordinary country. It is almost like a second home for Vespa after Italy."

On his visit to Vietnam, Alessandro Del Piero attended a special occasion in an event called "Vespa Night". There, he unveiled the Vespa Sprint special edition. He also presented the only Vespa Sprint "Del Piero version" in the world for a charity auction. The auction money will be granted to the Hanoi National Pediatric Hospital under the Piaggio Group “Vespa for children” project.

“Alessandro Del Piero and Vespa have a lot of things in common, and all these common things well represent the excellences of Italy”, said Mr. Costantino Sambuy, Executive Vice President - Asia Pacific 2 Wheeler of Piaggio Vietnam. “They are two worldwide famous Italian icons, recognised for their successes and for their profound impact on public opinion, fan clubs, and people dynamism. Moreover, both Vespa and Alessandro Del Piero display great elegance, have an infectious spirit of freedom which is able to move people’s emotions, bodies and beliefs”.

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