Nice Touch: Fiorentina And Cagliari Jointly Retire Davide Astori’s Shirt Number In Tribute To Late Defender

Chris Wright

6th, March 2018

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Fiorentina have announced that they have retired Davide Astori’s shirt number as a mark of respect after their captain passed away suddenly over the weekend at the tragically young age of 31.

Astori thus becomes the first Viola player to ever receive the honour in the club’s 91-year history…

Astori’s former club Cagliari have also vowed to jointly retire his old squad number (he wore the No.13 jersey there too), making the centre-half only the second Rossoblu player to receive the honour after the great Luigi Riva (No.11).

That’s some esteemed company.

Lovely stuff from both clubs.

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