It is a black Thursday for football fans, especially Chelsea supporters as one of their legendary managers has been confirmed dead, MySportDab reports.
Gianluca Vialli was a legend in football and is known for his exploits and achievements both as a Chelsea player and later as a manager.
As a player, Gianluca Vialli, played a total of 88 matches for the Blues, scoring 40 goals.
As a player, he won the League Cup, FA Cup, and the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup before exiting the club.
He returned to the club as manager after a heroic career and left his marks in the history of books of the London-based club.
As a manager, Gianluca Vialli recorded immense success with the Blues, winning both domestic and continental trophies with the club.
He was incharge of 143 matches as a Chelsea manager, winning 76 matches, drawing 38, and recoding 29 losses.
He led Chelsea to the FA Cup trophy, League Cup, UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, and UEFA Super Cup.
Gianluca Vialli was an Italian. He also made his mark in Italian football as a player.
He played for Juventus, Sampdoria, and Cremonese, and made 59 appearances for the Italian national team, scoring 16 goals.
At Juventus, he made 102 appearances, scoring 38 goals, while he scored 85 times in 223 appearances for Sampdoria.
Gianluca Vialli died at the age of 58 after a long battle with cancer.