A sad day in Italian football saw the former goalkeeper and current Italian National team coaching staff member passing away after suffering a heart attack on sunday morning
By Araiz Baqi
Andrea Pazzagli, an Italian goalkeeper who has played for numerous teams throughout his career, sadly passed away after suffering a heart attack today at the age of just 51. He played professional football for 18 years( 1978-1996).
The zenith of Andrea's career was seen at the time when he was at Italian club A.C. Milan (1989 to1991) where we won the European Cup, Italian Supercup, two Intercontinental Cups and two European Supercups.
A.C. Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri expressed his sorrow today at the Milanello traning centre. "Today is not a happy day because of the passing away of a man; a man who had values, a kind man. As I knew him, Andrea was a great person. We have lost someone who has been part of the Milan family and it is therefore a sad day for the club. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family," A.C. Milan’s official website quoted.
After retiring, Pazzagli joined the goalkeeping staff of A.C. Milan and Fiorentina and was currently working for the Italian National team as part of the coaching staff.
His family refused to give any interviews following their loved one’s untimely death. Pazzagli's son, Edoardo, is following into his father’s footsteps, becoming a football goalkeeper too.
Clubs he joined throughout his career:
1979–1980 Bologna 0
1980–1981 Udinese 2
1981–1982 Catania 1
1982–1983 Bologna 0
1983–1984 Rondinella 26
1984–1986 Perugia 76
1986–1989 Ascoli 93
1989–1991 Milan 48
1991–1993 Bologna 47
1993–1994 Roma 0
1994–1996 Prato 20