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Number 13 shirt retired in memory of late Astori

The number 13 shirt worn by former Fiorentina defender, Davide Astori wll be retired by Serie A team, Fiorentina and Cagliari after the Italy international died on Sunday, the Italian clubs said on Tuesday.

Astori, who made 289 Serie A appearances in 10 seasons, died of a sudden illness on Sunday at the age of 31.

Former Fiorentina captain, Davide Astori

He represented the national team 14 times and joined Fiorentina on loan in 2015 before the club signed him outright one year later and he went on to become their captain.

He previously spent six seasons at Cagliari and one on loan at AS Roma.

“In honour of Davide #Astori’s memory, @CagliariCalcio and #ACFFiorentina have decided to retire the No. 13 shirt. #DA13,” Fiorentina said on Twitter.

Cagliari posted a similar message.

The player was found dead in his hotel room on Sunday in Udine where Fiorentina had been due to play Udinese.

Serie A later postponed all Sunday matches.

 

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