Gianluca Vialli is an Italian former football manager and player who played as a striker. Since retiring, he has gone into management, punditry and worked previously as a commentator for Sky Sport Italia. He is currently part of the Italy national football team non-playing staff as a delegation chief. Vialli started his club career at Cremonese in 1980 in his native Italy where he made 105 league appearances scoring 23 goals. His performances impressed Sampdoria who signed him in 1984. During which time he scored 85 league goals, won 3 Italian cups, the Serie A and the European Cup Winners Cup. Vialli transferred to Juventus for a World record £12.5 million in 1992. During this time he won the Italian Cup, the Serie A, Italian Supercup, UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Cup. In 1996 Vialli joined Chelsea and became Chelsea player manager the following season. In England he won the FA Cup, League Cup, UEFA Cup Winners Cup and UEFA Super Cup.
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About Gianluca Vialli
Former soccer player and manager who played on the Italian national team from 1985 to 1992. He won the UEFA Super Cup and Football League Cup among others as the manager of Chelsea FC.
He began his youth career with Pizzighettone in 1973 before joining Cremonese in 1978.
As a player he became the first footballer in European history to earn first and second place medals in the three most high-profile European tournaments.
He has children with Cathryn White-Cooper.
He managed Gianfranco Zola at Chelsea.
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- UEFA Euro 1988 players
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- U.S. Cremonese players
- U.C. Sampdoria players
- Italy under-21 international footballers
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