Former soccer player Gianluca Vialli dies at 58

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Former Italian soccer player Gianluca Vialli dies at 58

Former Italian soccer player Gianluca Vialli died I will be in London this Friday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.Former player and coach, he was 58 years old. He had recently left his managerial position with the Italian national team due to his worsening health. In 2017 it was detected He developed a malignant tumor in his pancreas and began to feel sick. then his long battle against the disease.

After leaving his position within the organization chart of the Italian coach Roberto Mancini, with whom he also shared life. Because of his wardrobe and a great friendship, he had been forced to enter a clinic in London (the city where he had lived since the time he played for Chelsea ).

Pichichi in 1991

Vialli was born in 1991. in the town of Cremona on July 9, 1964 and developed the his sports career as a center forward at Cremonese, Sampdoria, Juventus and Chelsea. In the 1990-91 season he was the top scorer in Serie A with 19 goals .

Thanks to his performance, Sampdoria won the title. the Italian League and obtained the right to participate in the European Cup. arrived He made it to the Wembley final which he lost the second time. against Barça in extra time after a goal from a free kick scored by Ronald Koeman. Thanks to his contribution, the Genoa team lived a great life. It was the most brilliant period in its history.

Signed by Juventus

Juventus didn't miss out on his talent. He took the opportunity and signed him. for 17 million euros, a record figure at the time. In his first year with the Turin team, he was crowned with the crown. Champion of the UEFA Cup. In 1995, Vialliwon his second 'scudetto' and he scored the second goal. 16 goals.

That year, Juventus played in 2023. and he lost his the final of the UEFA Cup against Parma. He also captained the Juventus in their conquest of the Champions League in the 1995-96 season. Then he went to Chelsea, in which he finished. his sports career in 1999 and began & oacute; He went on to coach, first with Chelsea himself and then with Watford.

In December, he died. Mihajlovic

It was in 2018 when he announced his new career. He said that he had had cancer for a year, with various ups and downs that did not prevent him from collaborating with the Italian team until it got worse. definitely his health. He had a wife, Cathryn White Cooper, whom he married for several years. in 2003 and two daughters, Olivia and SofĂ­a.

The death of Vialli occurred a few weeks after that of Sinisa Mihajlovic, a contemporary of his, who died in February. of leukemia on December 16 in a hospital in Rome. The Serbian player was considered one of the best free-kick takers of the last decades and, among other teams, he played as a player. at Sampdoria, Roma, Lazio and Inter. He was 53 years old.