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Fiorentina Rename Training Ground After Late David Astori

Discussion in 'Italian League' started by Abraham Andoh, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. Abraham Andoh

    Abraham Andoh New Member

    Florentina are set to honour their former captain Davide Astori, who died aged 31 earlier this month by renaming their training ground after him. Fiorentina president Mario Cognini announced yesterday, though, that the club has renamed its training facility (previously known as the Centro Sportivo Campini) and it will now be called will "Centro Sportivo Davide Astori".

    Cognigni confirmed the move ahead of Sunday's Serie A match at Torino.
    "It will no longer be called Campini, but Sports Centre Davide Astori," Cognigni told Premium Sport.
    "This was his home the place where he went very often, even with his family, to spend a few hours of leisure. This is the first of many initiatives to remember a special person like him."

    The defender, capped 14 times by Italy, passed away in his hotel room hours ahead of a scheduled Serie A match with Udinese on March 4. A post-mortem that revealed cardiac arrest was the most likely cause of death of the 31-year-old Italian defender.
    The centre- back came through the youth system at AC Milan before joining Cagliari in 2008 where he spent eight years at Cagliari, while he also had a loan spell at Roma and Fiorentina before moving permanently to the latter 2 years ago.

    Florentina have also retired the Number 13 jersey previously won by the the club's captain. Astori left behind a wife and two-year-old daughter.
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