Gianluca Vialli, former Italy striker, died at the age of 58
following a battle with cancer. He played for Chelsea and Juventus during his two-decade-long club

Vialli’s death was announced on Friday, January
6, 2023, by the Italian Soccer Federation.

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was Gianluca Vialli?

Vialli was born on July 9, 1964, in Cremona, Italy. He was an Italian football
manager. He also worked as a commentator for Sky Sport Italia and was a

played as a striker for Italy, Premier League club Chelsea and Serie A giants
Juventus. He was 58 years old. 

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He began his career professionally in the year 1982, with
Cremonese. He won the Serie A championship and the European Cup Winner’s Cup.

then joined Juventus in 1992 and helped the team win the UEFA Champions League
which is Europe’s premier club football tournament.

He joined Chelsea in 1996 and scored 19 goals for the club
in two seasons.

Vialli was twice named the Italian Footballer of the Year. He
has been instated into the Italian Football Hall of Fame by the Football Federation.
He was also included in the UEFA Team of the Year three times.

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He announced his retirement in 1998 as a player and became a
coach for Chelsea. Apart from Chelsea, Vialli has also coached Watford, Guingmp,
and the Italian national team.

Vialli got married to Cathyrn Whites-Cooper on August 26,
2003. He was a father to two daughters, Olivia and Sofia

In the year 2017, the football coach was diagnosed with pancreatic
cancer but after a year-long struggle, he won the battle against the disease. On
December 21, 2021, he revealed that his cancer had relapsed.

Gianluca Vialli took his last breath on January 6, 2023,
after battling pancreatic cancer for the second time.

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59 caps holder for Italy, Vially was considered one the most
successful and talented players and coaches ever in football’s history.