Throughout the 2012 European Soccer Tournament, there are many names that have been brought up, and with good reason, such as Xavi, Iniesta, Rooney, and Cristiano Ronaldo. However, the guy that has many people talking about his play for Italy is Andrea Pirlo, the Italian midfielder who is somewhat of a legend already. Pirlo's performances over the last 10 years with Milan, and most recently with Juventus suggest that he surely belongs in the same class as Alonso, Fabregas, Xavi, and Iniesta, all who play for Spain, by the way. Andrea Pirlo possesses a set of skills that make him a very special player. His range of passing is exceptional, he constantly makes the right decisions, and he always makes everything he does seem effortless. Pirlo is the leader, along with Buffon of this Italian squad which has seen so much controversy prior to entering the tournament, but they have bounced back with leaders such as Pirlo, and Buffon holding everything steady. Even with the Euro 2012 Finals loss, Andrea Pirlo has shown the world once again why he deserves to be mentioned, not only as a world class player by today's standards, but also, as an Italian legend.