Gianluca Vialli Tributes: Chelsea Legend Dies Aged 58 After Battle With Cancer

Gianluca Vialli Tributes: Chelsea Legend Dies Aged 58 After Battle With Cancer
Gianluca Vialli Tributes: Chelsea Legend Dies Aged 58 After Battle With Cancer

Gianluca Vialli has died aged 58 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The former Chelsea striker, manager and Blues legend was diagnosed with the illness initially in 2017 and was given the all-clear in 2020 before a reappearance in 2021.

Fans of both club and country adored the footballing legend for his energy and positivity. He joined Chelsea in 1996 and later became a player-manager, scoring 21 goals at Stamford Bridge.

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He also scored 16 goals in 59 international appearances for Italy and eventually took on a role in Roberto Mancini’s backroom team during their successful Euro 2020 campaign after his playing career.

Vialli was one of the most loved players of his generation and tributes to the great striker have poured in.

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