Iconic former football Striker Gianluca Vialli, owner of 59 caps for Brilliant Italy club Professional life with Sampdoria, Juventus, Chelsea and countless achievements made Legend has it, he succumbed to cancer at his age of 58.
Viale was diagnosed with Pancreas cancer in 2017. He’s got all-clear a year Only later for disease return.
Sampdoria confirmed on Friday he died.
“I know I probably won’t die of Old age, I hope live as long possiblebut I feel a lot more fragile than before,” Vialli said in A documentary has been broadcast on Netflix in March 2022.
He described cancer as a “travelling companion” he hoped would eventually leave in Peace, after testing his strength. Illness can tell a lot about him who You, and it can push you to go beyond the superficial way in who are we live,” He said.
However, Vialli was forced to step Apart from him role like head of delegation with Italian national team last month, saying he needed to focus on overcome a new phase of his illness.
Action with Italy team, Vialli reunited with national coach Roberto Mancini, a friend for life and partner in attack when they both played for Sampdoria, where they were known as ” goal twins.”
Mancini and Vialli led the Italians to Euro 2020 tournamentwhich was postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and lifted trophy in Wembley Stadium.
Celebrate with Crying embrace” was more More beautiful than the hugs we are used to give each other when I passed it ball “He scored goals,” Vialli said. in television interview with RAI in Italy in November.
Sampdoria team Lost the European Cup final To Barcelona at the same place 29 years ago.
Success in Sampdoria
the son of Wealthy industrialist, Vialli first appeared as a file young player with Local team Cremonese in ter f second Layers.
Go to Sampdoria in 1984 and assisted club enjoy most successful period in It historywinning the Italian Cup three times times. Viale record twice Sampdoria also beat Anderlecht 2-0 in 1990 Lifting the European Cup Winners’ Cup.
he also She played a major role role When Sampdoria won the Italian league league nickname in 1991 for the first And only time, he scored 19 goals.
Viali left It is based in Genoa club in summer of 1992, moving Juventus where after a slump start He rediscovered his scoring touch and helped Torino giants win Italian league in 1995 and the UEFA Champions League the following season.
he joined London club Chelsea on Free conversion in 1996 and became player manager Two years later when Dutchman Ruud Gullit was sacked.
Under Vialli and Chelsea won League Cup and Cup Winners’ Cup in 1998 and the FA Cup two years later before he too was sacked.
for him last Administrative role I was in the shipment of Watford in English second class in 2001-2002.
after leaving team management, Vialli co-founded it sports Investment company Tifosi Capital.
Vialli leaves behind a wife and two daughters.