Tributes Flood in for Gianluca Vialli

Football is a community of its own, especially the teams that players leave from when they retire. Today tributes are flooding in for Gianluca Vialli who was a former manager and celebrated player of the Chelsea team. He had been battling pancreatic cancer for a while and he succumbed to it in the first week of January 2023.

The Italian had been diagnosed with this condition five years back. Before that, he had played 88 games between the periods 1996 to 1999. He had scored 40 goals out of 88 games for Chelsea. It is little wonder that he remains one of the beloved players of this club.

As news of his demise reached the international football community tributes flooded in. Graeme Souness came on Sky Sports to talk about his former teammate. He stated that he was a good human being and a wonderful soul. He was wonderful, fun-loving, and warm. Even thoughpeople talk about his ability for the game, above everything was his human nature. He is blessed to be mourned by his wife and children who had the privilege to have a husband and father like him.

The prime minister of Italy also tweeted in his honor. He talked about his goals, his bicycle kicks, and the joy he gave when he won the European Championship. The football association of Italy has announced that a minute of silence will be held before the games begin this weekend, to honor his passing.
Gianluca Vialli had helped Stamford Bridge win three trophies during his stint as manager. He had helped the club win the European Cup, the League Cup as well as the FA cup of the country. As a player, he won every type of trophy when he played for Juventus as well as for Sampdoria.