Marcello Lippi says Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo is his player of 2012.

Pirlo won the Scudetto with Juventus in his first season.

Lippi said: "Pirlo was given a huge motivational boost by starting from scratch at Juventus and also the fact he couldn't give his best in the 2010 World Cup due to injuries. This makes me think he'll continue firing on all cylinders until the 2014 World Cup. He is extraordinary."