Alessandro del Piero can go out on a high after 19 seasons as a Juventus player, with the Old Lady closing in on a first Scudetto since their return from the wilderness.

Juve can also capture the Coppa Italia at the end of the season, where they will take on Napoli; a game which will be Del Piero's last in the famous black and white of the Italian giants.

The 37-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and, as of yet, he has not been offered a new deal to extend his stay in Turin into a 20th season.

"For now, as things stand, the Coppa Italia final with Napoli on May 20 will be my last game for Juventus because my contract expires in June," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"But I prefer to think about the present.

"The affection that the fans have shown me each and every day is incredible. Then what will happen, will happen."

As his career with Juve heads towards its conclusion, GMF remembers the career of Del Piero in numbers...

702

Del Piero has made 702 appearances for Juventus - more than any other player in the club's history - since making his debut as a teenager in 1993.

The former Italy international scored his first goal for the Biaconeri in only his second match, and netted a hat-trick on his maiden start.

He became the club's record appearance maker on April 8 2008, overtaking Gaetano Scirea's previous tally of 552 matches in all competitions.

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Del Piero has appeared in four Champions League finals for Juventus, although has been on the losing side on three occasions.

Juve triumphed 4-2 on penalties against Ajax in May 1996, but lost to Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid in the following two seasons.

AC Milan made it a hat-trick of defeats in 2003; triumphing at Old Trafford after a penalty shootout.

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Del Piero has been part of seven Scudetto winning sides during his illustrious career with Juve, the first of which came in only his second season in Turin.

Juve had to wait two years before claiming another Sere A title in 1997, before defending their trophy in 1998, and winning two more in 2002 and 2003.

Del Piero claimed the league crown once again in 2005, and the following season too, but Juve were stripped of these two titles as part of their punishment for the involvement in the Calciopoli scandal.

121

Del Piero can boast to have scored the latest goal in World Cup history, when he netted in the 121st minute of Italy's semi-final clash against Germany in 2006.

Fabio Grosso had given the Italians the lead with only one minute of extra time remaining, before Del Piero made sure of the result seconds before the final whistle.

Italy, of course, triumphed 5-3 over France on penalties in the final of the competition, with Del Piero netting the fourth spot-kick for his country.

289

With 289 goals in 702 appearances for Juventus, Del Piero is the club's all-time leading scorer; some 107 goals ahead of nearest challenger Giampiero Boniperti.

Del Piero passed Boniperti's previous record on January 10 2006 when he scored a hat-trick in a Coppa Italia encounter with Fiorentina.

The veteran forward's most recent goal for Juve came courtesy of a glorious free-kick against Lazio earlier this month.

32

Del Piero's most potent season came in 1997-98, where he netted 32 times in all competitions as Juve won the league and reached the final of the Champions League.

The Conegliano-born star scored 21 times in 32 Serie A appearances, while he also found the net on ten occasions in as many European matches.

Del Piero scored four times across two semi-final legs against Monaco to ensure Juve a place in the Champions League final, where they lost to Real Madrid in Amsterdam.

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