Fabian O’Neill died, he was 49 years old: in Italy he played with Cagliari and Juve

The Uruguayan midfielder was hospitalized

Fabian O’Neill, a former Uruguayan footballer, has died. The ‘wizard’, as he was nicknamed, was 49 years old. O’Neill had been hospitalized for several days. According to El Pais newspaper, O’Neill died of cirrhosis of the liver. The death of the former midfielder was announced on social media by a post signed by his 3 children.

During his career, O’Neill played in Italy, shining with Cagliari between 1996 and 2000 for his extraordinary technical qualities. His excellent performance led him to Juventus, where, however, he failed to establish himself in the 2000-2001 season. After the brief spell in Turin, the decline began with a few games played in 2002 between Perugia and Cagliari before returning home to say goodbye to football with the Nacional shirt, the club with which he began his career and which today mourns the ‘magician’ ‘.

“Proud to have been able to admire your genius up close: pure, crystalline, like the most precious diamonds. You made us fall in love with your class, Cagliari has never stopped loving its Magician with the ’10’ on his shoulders. Rest in peace, Fabian. Forever one of us “, the message that Cagliari entrusted to Twitter.