Italy’s ‘Legend’ striker dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 58
Italian ‘Legend’ striker Gianluca Vialli has passed away.
Local media in Europe reported on the 6th 토토사이트 (Korean time) that Vialli passed away at the age of 58 after a battle with cancer.
Vialli is a legendary striker representing Italy. He competed in two World Cups in 1986 and 1990. In his second tournament, he led Italy to third place. He played 59 matches for the national team and scored 19 goals.
His performance at his club was even more brilliant. He moved to Sampdoria in 1984 and opened his prime. He played 327 matches for Sampdoria and scored 141 goals. During this time, he won the Serie A title, the Coppa Italia three times, the Cup Winners’ Cup and the Supercoppa Italiana. This period was also the best in Sampdoria club history.
After moving to Juventus in 1992, Vialli won another Serie A, Coppa Italia, UEFA Cup, UEFA Champions League and Supercoppa Italiana trophy with his new team. Vialli remains the only player to have won three major competitions, the Champions League, UEFA Cup and Cup Winners’ Cup, and the only player to have won and runner-up in all three.
Vialli later moved to Chelsea in 1996 and also helped them win the FA Cup in his first season. After his retirement, he managed Chelsea and Watford. At Euro 2020, he showed off his potential to lead the championship as the general manager of the Italian national team.
Vialli was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2017, and was declared cured in April 2020. However, in 2021 his illness returned. Before Christmas at the end of last year, his condition deteriorated rapidly, and he eventually passed away.