Italian soccer legend Gianluca Vialli passed away while battling cancer. He is 59 years old.
AFP, Reuters, etc. reported on the 6th (Korean time) that Biali, who was fighting pancreatic cancer, had closed her eyes.
Vialli, who was born as an outstanding striker, is an Italian football legend who has walked a successful path as a coach.
Vialli made his professional debut at Cremonese in Serie C (third division) in 1980, before moving to Sampdoria in Serie A (first division) in 1984–85. He was picked up by the Italian national team while at Sampdoria and played until 1992, scoring 16 goals in 59 matches.
He moved to Juventus, a prestigious Italian Serie A club, in 1992 and scored 53 goals in 145 matches over four seasons.
In 1996, he moved to Chelsea of the English Premier League (EPL), and played overseas for the first time in his life. Especially since 1998,메이저사이트 when manager Ruud Gullit was sacked midway through the season, he took over as player-manager and helped the team win the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. He also reached the top in the League Cup.
Eventually, after the 1999 season, Vialli retired from active service and devoted himself to his leadership career. Since taking over as manager, he has won the FA Cup and Community Shield.
Vialli was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2017, but has remained active in football. In 2019, he was appointed as the general manager of the Italian national team and assisted manager Roberto Mancini, who played with Sampdoria, and contributed to the UEFA European Football Championship (Euro) 2020 victory.
Upon the news of Vialli’s death, Sampdoria, where he played, paid tribute through social networks, saying, “You are a better player than Pele,” and “because the beautiful season we had together is destined to never end.”
Juventus also posted, “A hero is always young and beautiful. Juventus will remember Vialli as a boy, a striker who never stops.”