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Ex-star striker Vialli died

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The 59-time national player died yesterday “surrounded by his family after fighting the disease with courage and dignity for five years,” it said. Vialli leaves behind a wife and two daughters.

The former striker was head of delegation for the Italian national team from 2019 and thus also assistant to team boss Roberto Mancini. The two former teammates and strike partners at Sampdoria Genoa had led Italy to the European title in 2021. In mid-December, Vialli took time off to be treated for cancer, which he has now succumbed to.

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Vialli grew up at Cremonese and had his greatest successes at Sampdoria Genoa (1991 champion, 1990 European Cup Winners’ Cup), Juventus (1996 Champions League, 1993 UEFA Cup and 1995 champion) and Chelsea (1997 Cup winner, European Cup Winners’ Cup). Cup winner 1998) celebrated. In the Italian national team he scored 16 goals. At the home World Cup in 1990, he finished third with the Squadra Azzurra. After retiring as a player, Vialli stayed in England and coached Chelsea and Watford.

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