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Name Gianluca Vialli
Gender Male
Ethnic Italian
Job Italian Footballer
Desc Gianluca Vialli arrived at Chelsea on a free transfer from Juventus a Champions League and Serie A winner, and ushered in a period of success at Stamford Bridge. The striker took over from Ruud Gullit as player-manager and clinched a number of trophies, including the FA Cup, League Cup and Cup Winners Cup


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Club as Player AC Milan

2015 08 20 Retrieve

[Gianluca Vialli on Thierry Henry] The only way to stop Thierry Henry? With a gun!

2016 10 28 Retrieve

[Gianluca Vialli, whose Sampdoria would beat Milan to the Serie A title in 1991, agrees] They were revolutionary because they played so well as a team – tactically they were perfect. The way they pressed high up the pitch rather than dropping deep. It was quite revolutionary and they have been copied ever since

2020 03 05 Retrieve

[Gianluca Vialli fears England vs Italy friendly won’t go ahead due to coronavirus] I don’t know. We assume the game is going to go ahead unless we are told otherwise but it is difficult for us. We would like to know what to do in order to prepare for Euro 2020 in the best possible way. We’ve scheduled this game but we need to be realistic and recognise that the governments and the sports authorities will decide what we have to do and we will do that. We have to take it one day at a time. At the moment we have to assume that everything is going to go ahead but we recognise that it all could change

2020 04 14 Retrieve

[Former Italy international Gianluca Vialli given all-clear from pancreatic cancer] I am fine. In December I finished 17 months of chemotherapy, one cycle of eight months and another of nine. It was difficult, even for someone as tough as me, both physically and mentally

The tests showed no sign of the illness. I am happy, even if I say that under my breath to be on the safe side.

Regaining my health means seeing myself in the mirror again, seeing the hair grow, not having to draw eyebrows on with a pencil. It can appear strange in this moment [of the pandemic], compared to many others I feel very fortunate

[Despite regaining his health, Vialli was keen to remember those in Italy suffering amid the coronavirus pandemic] I feel guilty not to be in Lombardy … I think of those brought to hospital and forced to die alone, their relatives not allowed near in case of contagion, funerals that could not be celebrated. It’s terrible, an extreme test, a torment. This crisis will leave enormous scars on the country; emotional, moral and economic scars