3 September 2008
Gai not forgotten
On September 3rd 1989, during a scouting trip to Poland to take a look at his Juventus' upcoming UEFA Cup opponents, Gaetano Scirea died in a terrible car accident; he was only thirty-six at the time.
Nineteen years have gone by since then, but his memory lives on more than ever, not only among the Juventini, but among all other football fans too, regardless of the team they support.
As a footballer, Scirea won every possible honour: the World Cup, 7 League titles, 2 Italian Cups, 1 European Cup, 1 Cup Winners' Cup, 1 UEFA Cup, 1 European Super Cup and 1 Europe/South America Cup. First and foremost, though, apart from being a great footballer, Scirea was a gentleman and a sportsman with no equals. Suffice to say that in his entire career, playing as skipper behind the defence, he never got one single red card.
Everyone at Juventus and all the fans affectionately join his widow Mariella and his son Riccardo in mourning the memory of the unforgettable Gai.