In memory of Andrea (1 Viewer)


Jul 2, 2005

Seventeen years have passed since the saddest 25 April in the club’s history. In 1995, the whole Bianconeri community mourned the death of Andrea Fortunato. After a year of treatment, the young defender lost his battle with leukaemia at the age of 24.
It was a tragedy that shook the football world. In particular his team mates who, just like today’s Juventus side, were chasing an important target at the time. Gianluca Vialli moved everyone with a touching speech at the funeral. “We believed you to be invincible. In these eleven months you were an example for us, for how you dealt with true problems – not those to do with winning and losing – with courage and calmness, strength and determination. We loved you and will keep you in our hearts. Honour to you, our brother Andrea Fortunato.”
Antonio Conte, another former team-mate of the defender, will have an additional reason to spur his men on to success in Cesena this evening. A success in memory of the unforgettable Andrea Fortunato. Forever in our hearts.


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