SPORT NEWS: “Rest in Peace” – Thousands Join Christian Pulisic’s AC Milan in Mourning Tragic Loss of Ex-European Champion

In the world of soccer, where emotions frequently surge on the field, today, they are profound with sorrow. Just hours ago, the soccer fraternity was shocked by the deeply tragic passing of a former European champion.

Thousands have joined Christian Pulisic’s AC Milan to mourn the tragic loss, offering their respects and saying goodbye to a remarkable figure in the soccer world.....CONTINUE READING

Amidst the world’s shock over the sudden passing of Giovanni Lodetti, an outpouring of sincere tributes flooded in. Thousands of fans united to honor the memory of this legendary player.
Christian Pulisic’s AC Milan joined by thousands in mourning the loss of former European champion

Yesterday, the soccer world was met with the devastating news of the passing of Italian icon, Giovanni Lodetti. The former AC Milan and Italy midfielder passed away at the age of 81, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most distinguished figures in the history of the Rossoneri. AC Milan shared the sad news on their social media and paid tribute by writing a few heartwarming words.

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While offering sincere condolences to his wife and son, they wrote, “He had infinite love for Milan, for all his Rossoneri teammates and friends. He ran, fought, won and lived with his shirt, the Lodetti.” The tribute didn’t end there as the Rossoneri even kept a minute’s silence for both Lodetti and Italy’s former president, Giorgio Napolitano before playing against Verona.

A minute’s silence was held for both Giovanni Lodetti (ex-Milan player) and Giorgio Napolitano (ex-Italy president) but the Verona fans began chanting…

They were then drowned out by applause from the San Siro and the players pic.twitter.com/lPMOwKsDqG

— Total Italian Football (@SerieATotal) September 23, 2023

While a moment of silence was observed, Verona fans initiated chanting. However, their voices were soon overwhelmed by the applause emanating from the San Siro crowd and the players themselves. On social media, Christian Pulisic and AC Milan were also joined by thousands of netizens, who paid their respects to the legendary player. Here are some of those reactions.

Rip Campione #GiovanniLodetti 🙏 pic.twitter.com/x5lLBwXeZV

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— Salvatore Ursini (@SalvatoreUrsin3) September 22, 2023

Rip Giovanni Lodetti pic.twitter.com/E0f5fZgAdH

— Antonio 🔴⚫️ (@redblack1980) September 22, 2023

One fan was lucky enough to get a picture with Lodetti.

RIP #GiovanniLodetti pic.twitter.com/Ol1KDlPgCj

— bruno longhi (@bruno_longhi) September 22, 2023

The RIP echoed among the soccer fraternity.

RIP 😢

— Carlo (@Carlo10399625) September 22, 2023

Rest in Peace Champ.

— Blay Sylvester (@BlaySylvester) September 22, 2023

Rest Well 🙏🙏

— George Tsing-Darko (@Nanaoseic21) September 23, 2023

RIP legend.

— chairbos (@OrcaZenta) September 23, 2023

Indeed a tough moment in soccer as fans can’t believe the legend has gone.

Noooooo!R.I.P.😞🙏

— Gianluca Atti (@giaroun) September 22, 2023

pic.twitter.com/eq7EiAF3eP

— Denis Todeschini (@denistoda) September 23, 2023

🌹❤️

— Lady ACM (@flamestothefire) September 23, 2023

Certainly, the realm of soccer has suffered an irreplaceable void. As everyone pays homage to Giovanni Lodetti, let’s dive deeper into the extraordinary odyssey of his illustrious career.
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Giovanni Lodetti was a legend in AC Milan’s history

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Giovanni Lodetti was a defensive midfielder and held a prominent position within the Rossoneri ranks during the 1960s. He amassed an impressive record of 276 league appearances and 24 goals for Milan between 1961 and 1970. He also secured a multitude of trophies with the club, including two Serie A titles, two European Cups, the Clubs’ Cup Winners Cup, an Intercontinental Cup, and the Coppa Italia. Beyond Milan, Lodetti also had stints at Sampdoria for four seasons and Foggia for two, ultimately concluding his playing career with Novara from 1976-78.

On the international stage, Lodetti represented Italy 17 times from 1964 to 1968. He played a part in the 1966 World Cup squad and contributed to Italy’s victory in the 1968 European Championships on home turf. Following his successful playing career at the highest level, Lodetti transitioned into television work, where he served as a co-commentator and pundit for Serie A matches for several years. Undoubtedly, Lodetti made an enduring impact on the world of soccer.....CONTINUE READING

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