About the series

    Human to Hero

    Human to Hero gets to the heart of what it takes to be a sporting star, exploring the discipline, dedication and determination involved, as well as the sources of inspiration for the world's best athletes.

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  • Up next ... Alessandro Del Piero

    The veteran Italian footballer is widely regarded as one of the most talented players of his generation. A two-time winner of the Italian Footballer of the Year Award, Del Piero made more than 700 appearances for Juventus winning eight Serie A titles with the Turin club. He also represented his country 91 times, scoring 27 goals, with the high point coming in 2006 when the Azzurri lifted the World Cup.