The Bianconeri fans will always remember Gianluca Vialli’s determination against Fiorentina in 1996, scoring twice to level a match that seemed finished, but by no means stopping there. While a lesser man might have sat back to bask in the glory of what he had achieved, Vialli was not finished: he rallied the troops, and minutes later a magical goal from Alessandro Del Piero made history of his efforts.
He was a great leader of men, a player whose 53 goals in 145 appearances brought five trophy victories to the club: a UEFA Cup, a Scudetto title, a Coppa Italia and an Italian Super Cup as well as his Champions League win.
Gianluca has had many memorable moments in a Bianconeri shirt, but chief amongst them was his contribution to Juventus’ victory in the UEFA Champions League of 1996. He captained the side to a win against Ajax in the final after dominant performances throughout the tournament campaign.
Vialli remains an idol to the Bianconeri faithful, and all associated with Juventus Football Club wish him many happy returns.