Juventus captain Alessandro del Piero has thanked well-wishers after celebrating his 37th birthday.
Del Piero has thanked all his fans â€“ particularly Francesco Totti â€“ for the messages on his 37th birthday.
â€śDear friends,â€ť he wrote on his official website, â€śNovember 9 was truly a special day for me and you all contributed to making it that way.
â€śYou gave me a lovely birthday surprise. Thatâ€™s because I really didnâ€™t expect the tens of thousands of messages.
â€śI tried to read them all on Facebook and must admit I havenâ€™t managed it, but Iâ€™ll do everything I can to complete the job!
â€śAs you know I am 37... in fact 3+7 is 10... but this time, and not just now, you all deserve 10 out of 10.
â€śI also wish to thank all my colleagues, and all my opponents, who wanted to reserve a thought for me on my birthday. Many of them said words that cannot help but move me.
â€śThank you! P.S. Thank you, FrancĂ¨ !!!â€ť