Gianluca Vialli Dies: Gianluca Vialli Commendatore OMRI was an Italian football player and manager who died on January 6, 2023. He was born on July 9, 1964, and died on January 6, 2023. Vialli’s first club was Cremonese, in his home country of Italy, where he played for 105 games and scored 23 goals.
Sampdoria liked how he played, so they signed him in 1984. With Sampdoria, he scored 85 goals in the league and won three cups, Serie A, and the European Cup Winners Cup. Vialli moved to Juventus for a world record price of £12.5 million in 1992.
While playing for the Turin club, he won the Italian Cup, Serie A, Italian Supercup, UEFA Champions League, and UEFA Cup. Vialli joined Chelsea in 1996 and became their player-manager the following year. He won the FA Cup, the League Cup, the UEFA Cup Winners Cup, and the UEFA Super Cup while in England.
He is one of nine football players who have won all three major European club competitions and the only forward to do so. He is also the only player in the history of European football to have both a winner’s and a runner-up medal in all three major European club competitions, including two winners’ awards for the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.
Former Italy And Chelsea Striker Gianluca Vialli Dies Aged 58!
Gianluca Vialli, a great football player for Italy, died at 58. He had pancreatic cancer, which he called his “unwelcome travel companion” on his “journey.” After talking with his oncologists, Vialli said in December that he was leaving his job with the Italian national federation because of his health.
Vialli had been fighting cancer in public for many years. He first said he had been treated in 2018, but in an interview with an Italian newspaper, he said he was “very well.” In 2019, he got the disease again quickly, and in 2020, his old team, Chelsea, said he had been “given the all-clear.”
The former football player said last year that the disease had come back. Vialli played for the Italian teams Sampdoria and Juventus and the English Premier League team Chelsea. He also played for Italy 59 times. At the 1990 World Cup, he played for Italy, which came in third place.
After short stints as manager at Chelsea and Watford, Vialli worked with Roberto Mancini, a former teammate at Sampdoria, on the staff of the Italy national team. Together, they won Euro 2020. After Italy beat England in the final on penalty kicks, Italy defender Alessandro Florenzi spoke about Vialli.
“This is important for everyone to know. “We have an example among us that shows us how to live, at any time and in any situation,” Florenzi told ESPN. “I’m talking about Gianluca Vialli. He’s vital to us. Without him, Mancini, and the other coaches, this win wouldn’t mean anything.
He shows you what you should do. I know it will make him mad, but I had to say it.” Vialli’s big break came in 1984 when he joined Sampdoria. Before that, he played in Italy’s lower leagues for Cremonese in 1980.
Together with Mancini, the two forwards were known as “I Gemelli del Gol,” which means “the goal twins.” This was the best time in the club’s history. In an interview with Sky Sports in 2019, Vialli said they got along so well on the field because they “liked each other as people.”
Vialli told Sky Sports, “We were different, but we got along very well, which I think helps. “Then, on the field, we were very nice to each other… When you have two strikers who don’t care if the other striker scores three goals and you don’t, that’s great because all we wanted was for the team to win.
Vialli scored the most goals for Sampdoria when they won their first Serie A title in 1991. They also won the Italian Cup three times and came in second place to Barcelona in the European Cup in 1992. In 1992, Vialli moved to the Italian team Juventus for £12 million, a world record.
During his four years with the Turin club, Vialli had even more success. He won the Serie A title again, the Champions League, and the UEFA Cup. He is still the last captain of Juventus to win the Champions League, which he said is very important to him.
“For me, it’s essential to be the last captain of Juventus to win the Champions League because all the fans still remember it, I still remember it, and they see me as the last captain of a very successful Italian team in Europe,” Vialli told Sky Sports before the 2015 Champions League final between Juventus and Barcelona.
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“On the one hand, I want Juventus to win because I have so many friends there. But on the other hand, I wouldn’t like it if someone else took my place. “However, my picture lifting the cup next to Gaetano Scirea, a legendary Juventus defender and probably one of the best Italian defenders of all time, and Gianluigi Buffon will be like having your painting hang next to a Picasso and a Van Gogh.”
Vialli moved to England in 1996 to play for Chelsea. In his first year there, he won the FA Cup; the following year, he was named player-manager. In 1999, Vialli stopped playing professional football to focus on his job as a manager. Before being fired from Chelsea in 2000, he won the FA Cup and the League Cup as the team’s manager.
After that, he was the manager of Watford for a short time. He then spent many years as a football commentator and analyst. After a year-long fight with pancreatic cancer, Vialli said in 2018 that he was “fine.” After being told he had cancer, Vialli said he felt “shame” about it.
He also said he would wear a sweater under his shirt so no one would notice how his body was changing. In his book, “Goals: Inspirational Stories to Help You Take on Life’s Challenges,” he said that cancer was “an unwelcome travel companion.” He wrote, “I don’t see this as a battle.”
“I am no soldier. Cancer is too strong of an enemy, and I wouldn’t stand a chance against it. I am a man on a journey, and cancer is traveling with me… “My goal is to keep walking and moving until he’s had enough and leaves me alone.”
After fighting pancreatic cancer for 17 months, Vialli was given the all-clear in 2020, according to an announcement from his old team, Chelsea. Vialli talked about the hard times he went through at the time.
“When I get better, I’ll be able to look at myself in the mirror again, watch my hair grow, and no longer have to draw on my eyebrows with a pencil,” he said. “It might seem strange at this time (during the pandemic), but I feel fortunate compared to many other people.”
In 2021, he said he was fighting pancreatic cancer again because it had returned. In December 2022, doctors told him to quit his job with the Italian national federation. Please forward this to your friends if you find it interesting. Visit Lighthousejournal.org for the most recent celebrity news and updates.