Gianluca Vialli, a Chelsea and Italy great, died at the age of 58. His death comes five years after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer for the first time.
Between 1996 and 1999, Vialli scored 40 goals in 88 appearances with the Blues. When he was manager of Chelsea, he won three major trophies.
Vialli received 59 caps for Italy, and after receiving the all-clear on his health in 2020, he joined Roberto Mancini’s staff with the Italian national squad, which went on to win the European Championships in England the following summer.
He stepped aside from the post in December when he went to the Royal Marsden hospital to undertake more treatment on cancer, which he called “an unwanted guest”.
Cathryne Vialli, Vialli’s wife, and their two daughters, Olivia and Sofia survives him.