Gianluca Vialli, a legend for Italy and Chelsea, has passed away at the age of 58.
Goldennewsng reports that he passed away five years after receiving his initial pancreatic cancer diagnosis.
Between 1996 and 1999, Vialli made 88 appearances for the Blues, scoring 40 goals.
When he managed Chelsea, he then won three major awards.
After Vialli was initially given the all-clear regarding his health in 2020, he worked with Roberto Mancini’s staff on the Italian national team, which went on to win the European Championships in England the following summer. Vialli won 59 caps for Italy.
When he returned to the Royal Marsden hospital in December to receive additional treatment for cancer, which he referred to as “an unwanted guest,” he resigned from his position.
Cathryne White Cooper, Vialli’s wife, and their two daughters, Olivia and Sofia, survive him.