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Andrea Fortunato
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Birth: Jul. 26, 1971
Salerno
Campania, Italy
Death: Apr. 25, 1995
Perugia
Umbria, Italy

Was an Italian football player who played as a left-back for Juventus and the Italian national team.
Born in Salerno, Fortunato was one of Italy's most promising prospects in the late 1980s and early 90s. The emerging young talent enjoyed a successful yet very short spell in Italian football before tragedy struck. He started his career in 1988 as a left-back with Como at the age of just 17. The young player from Salerno played 16 times in his first season with the Lariani, who were relegated to Serie C1. It was here where he established himself, with his consistent performances throughout the season, catching the eye of the bigger clubs most notably Genoa. In 1993 is engaged by the Juventus Team and it immediately becomes titular,contemporarily is also summoned in National Team, in May 1994 the doctors announced that he had a rare form of leukaemia . Yet after a bone marrow transplant he made a full recovery.Everything seemed to be going well, but Fortunato caught pneumonia and was never able to recover , he died on April 25, 1995 on the eve of Italy's game with Lithuania in Vilnius. The Azzurri won and dedicated the victory to him. Just before he died he had said: "I never thought walking around could be so great." That season Lippi's Juve went on to win their 23rd League title, which is known as Fortunato's Scudetto. As well as the championship dedicated to him he also won the Italian Super Cup.

Cause of death:Leukaemia


 
 
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Record added: Dec 15, 2009
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