From Alessandro Del Piero to Javier Zanetti, all united in the memory of Gianluca Vialli

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“Our captain, my captain. Always,” Del Piero wrote on Instagram

Although it was somewhat sadly in the air-given the worsening of his condition, which had forced him into emergency hospitalization in London’s hospital since Dec. 20-the death of Gianluca Vialli struck a deep chord in the souls of all who had known him. As much former teammates as former opponents.

“Ciao Luca you will always remain in my thoughts and heart as a great and magnificent fighter…First on the soccer fields and then in the battle of life! Your European Cup is the victory of courage and resilience. Rest in peace friend and shining example,” Marco Tardelli, the world champion at Spain ’82, wrote on Twitter.

“Our captain, my captain. Always. Ciao Luca,” is the caption – accompanied by a photo showing Vialli exulting with the Juve jersey and armband on his arm – chosen by Alex Del Piero on his Instagram profile.

“You were class, elegance, respect. On the field and off, every day. Your smile will remain forever. Rest in peace, Gianluca,” is instead the moving remembrance of Javier Zanetti, vice president of Inter who faced Vialli on the field in the last Juventus season of the unforgettable Azzurri champion.

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