Italy’s football star Gianluca Vialli dies aged 58 | Football News


Vialli, who played with Sampdoria, Juventus and Chelsea, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2017.

Former Italian football star Gianluca Vialli has died from cancer at the age of 58.

His death was announced on Friday by the striker’s former club Sampdoria.

Vialli, who enjoyed a stellar career with Sampdoria, Juventus and Chelsea and earned 59 caps for Italy, was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2017. He was given the all-clear a year later only for the illness to return.

Despite the disease, he was still able to play a significant role in Italy’s Euro 2020 title-winning campaign assisting long-time Sampdoria strike partner and national coach Roberto Mancini.

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