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Del Piero buys stake in small LA club

Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero has publicly disclosed he is an owner of a small lower-division club in the United States. The former Italian World Cup winner has invested in the club in conjunction with EDGE Americas Sports of which he is a co-founder.

LA10FC, whose name owes itself to Del Piero’s shirt number, competes in the UPSL, a semi-professional league. The club went undefeated this past season and has been promoted to the top flight of the UPSL. The UPSL has almost 250 clubs across the United States. The league features promotion and relegation and is organised regionally.

The Associated Press reports that Del Piero revealed the ownership stake on his website.

He said: “After a period of anonymity (you know me, I like privacy), I decided to share this beautiful experience and give credit to the entire team for the amazing results they’ve achieved.”