Vialli, the memory of Fulvio Collovati: “Loyal and strong, life was cruel with him”

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Also Fulvio Collovati remember Gianluca Vialli, who died today at the age of 58. And exclusively to ‘’ it tells the opponent as well as the partner. In fact, the two shared the experience of the World Cup in Mexico in 1986 as well as having faced each other several times in the Genoa derbies.

“First of all, he was a loyal and strong opponent – ​​recalls Collovati – there were many battles on the pitch when I played for Genoa and he for Sampdoria. But he was also a companion: together we shared the experience of the 1986 World Cup. I know his sensitivity very well, an extraordinarily intelligent, cordial and companionable boy. We are also talking about a very intelligent person of rare sensitivity. And let’s say that in football this is not a common thing.” Collovati also recalls the experience in Mexico: “We shared a very nice month. We are together, we joke. And I prefer to remember his intelligent, smiling look. I’ve never seen him darkened, but always joking“.

“Unfortunately, life was cruel with him – concludes the former Milan, Inter and Roma player -: if on the one hand it gave him the great joy of winning successes and becoming a very strong footballer, on the other it brought him shortly after the age of fifty to fight against cancer and unfortunately he lost the battle. He left too soon.”