Stars of Italian football’s past come together to pay tribute to Gianluca Vialli at a memorial service
Gianluca Vialli’s old team-mates come together to commemorate the legend of Juventus and Sampdoria at a memorial service in his hometown of Cremona. Fabrizio Ravanelli and Ciro Ferrara are among the Italian stars present at the fair
A memorial service was held in Gianluca Vialli’s hometown of Cremona on Monday, commemorating the life of the Italian football legend, who recently passed away from pancreatic cancer.
The service at the Parrocchia di Cristo Re church in the Lombardy region was attended by former teammates and friends of Vialli.
His funeral will take place later this week in London, where he has lived for many years as he enjoyed working in roles with former club Chelsea and also with the Italy national team.
Vialli’s longtime friend and ex-Juventus team-mate Fabrizio Ravanelli was captured in the church during mass in an all-black suit.
Fabrizio Ravanelli (left) was present at the memorial service in honor of Gianluca Vialli
Vialli, pictured on the Italian service in September, died of cancer last week aged 58
Former Juventus coach and friend Ciro Ferrara was also present at the event
Ravanelli partnered Vialli in attack in successful years at Juventus and later joined Dundee in 2003, the latter being instrumental in orchestrating the move.
Former Italy goalkeeper Gianluca Pagliuca was also spotted at the memorial service honoring the Chelsea legend.
Others seen at the memorial were ex-Juventus manager Ciro Ferrara and now-retired Serie A legend Gianluca Pessotto.
Ex-Inter Milan star Ricardo Ferri wore a white shirt and coat as he joined hundreds of attendees at the memorial event.
Inter Milan legend Ricardo Ferri joined hundreds at the memorial service in Cremano
Ex-Juventus goalkeeper Gianluca Pagliuca has been spotted attending a mass service in Cremano
While Serie A legend Gianluca Pessotto made it to the church in Vialli’s hometown of Cremano
Shirts with Vialli’s name were laid down at the service in Cremano
The service honoring Vialli’s life was held at the Parrocchia di Cristo Re church in Italy
Former Chelsea, Juventus and Sampdoria striker Vialli died aged 58 in a London hospital last week after a brave five-year battle with pancreatic cancer, surrounded by his family.
Vialli was diagnosed with cancer for a second time in 2021 after being given the all-clear in April of the same year after a 17-month battle with the disease.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-11617109/Stars-Italian-footballs-past-come-remember-Gianluca-Vialli-memorial-service.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Stars of Italian football’s past come together to pay tribute to Gianluca Vialli at a memorial service