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BREAKING: Chelsea legend Gianluca Vialli dies at the age of 58 after a long battle with cancer

Chelsea legendary player, Gianluca Vialli has died at the age of 58 after a long battle with cancer.

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Report has it that the former Chelsea player passed on early hours of yesterday at an undisclosed hospital.

Below are some of his great achievements during his era:

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Gianluca Vialli during Italy against England, Nations League, at Giuseppe Meazza Stadium on September 23, 2022.

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Gianluca Vialli during Italy against England, Nations League, at Giuseppe Meazza Stadium on September 23, 2022. (Image: Photo by Alessio Morgese/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Gianluca Vialli has died aged 58 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The former Chelsea striker, manager and Blues legend was diagnosed with the illness initially in 2017 and was given the all-clear in 2020 before a reappearance in 2021.

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The footballing icon was adored by fans of both club and country for his energy and positivity. He moved to Chelsea in 1996 before later going on to be a player-manager, scoring 21 times at Stamford Bridge.

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He also scored 16 times in 59 international appearances for Italy and eventually took on a role after his playing career in Roberto Mancini’s backroom team in their successful Euro 2020 campaign.

Vialli was one of the most loved players of his generation and tributes to the great striker have poured in.

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