Europe mourns Gianluca Vialli

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Europe mourns Gianluca Vialli

Starting with the Italian 2021 European champions like Marco Verratti – “You were an example for all those who had the chance to know you. We will miss you “-, Gianluigi Donnarrumma who remembers a – “great champion, a leader on and off the pitch, an example for all of us”or Manuel Locatelli: “Each of your sentences, each of your behaviors and each of your teachings, I will always carry them with me. For me you were, you are and you will always be an example. Have a good trip. »

Among the elders, Gigi Buffon evokes “a giant, both on the pitch and in life. You fought to the end with a unique dignity. The void you leave is immense.. Alessandro Del Piero salutes “our captain, my captain, forever.” Ciao Luca »Andrei Shevchenko “a champion on the field and in life. You will always be in our hearts “. “Goodbye Luca, I’m so sad”writes Frank Leboeuf in memory of the years spent at Chelsea.

As for Clarence Seedorf, he writes: “It looks like the football god is having an important game up there because he has also brought Vialli, another great in our world of football, to him. A gentleman, intelligent, positive and with a big heart. You also fought with great dignity and now you have the peace you deserve. Thank you for all the moments spent together. »

Earlier, his former club, Sampdoria Genoa, with which Vialli had distinguished himself, winning the title of Italian champion (1991) and the Cup of Nations (1990) while reaching the final of the Champions League (1992 ), announced the news on its website. ” We will remember you as a boy and a relentless centre-forward. We won’t forget your 141 goals (with Sampdoria), your aerial kicks, your cashmere shirts, your earring, your platinum blonde hair, your Ultras bomber jacket. You gave us so much writes the club who also published a video with several of his goals.

Cremonese, where he made his debut (1980-1984) also posted a tribute: “You remain an indelible example of our essence. You are forever one of us”. ” So many people will miss you. A legend for us and for all of football.”reacted Chelsea, where he was a player and coach.

For its part, Inter Milan evokes “a champion on the pitch and in life: Vialli was a noble adversary and an example of courage”.

In Turin, coach Massimiliano Allegri wanted to add another champion to his thoughts: “I think it is right to remember Master Castano (Ernesto Castano, defender of Juventus, European champion with Italy in 1968) who died yesterday (Thursday) and Gianluca Vialli: two men who gave so much to football, to Juve. Vialli was an example for me to follow, as a player and as a man. He will be missed by all. ».

In Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti salutes his memory via the Corriere dello Sport : ” Goodbye My friend. Every day, life after life, era after era, forever..

With the national team (59 caps, 16 goals), Vialli had obtained third place in the World Cup in 1990 at home and had reached the semi-finals of Euro 88. The Twitter account of the quadruple world champions paid tribute: “Ciao Gianluca, we will remember you forever”. The Italian Federation has announced that a minute’s silence will be held in all Italian stadiums this weekend.


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