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Thursday, 16 January 2014

Sampdoria 1991 - No.9 Vialli.


A domestic league has surely never been as superior as Serie A in the late 80s and early 90s. It was so seductively chic that the world's best players flocked to Italy including the likes of Maradona, van Basten and Francescoli. Goals may have been at a premium but the entertainment was of a subtler kind. Serie A wowed its disciples with an intimidatingly high technical and tactical quality.
It is in this context that we must understand Sampdoria's first and only scudetto in 1990-91, one of football's great modern fairytales, was a gloriously improbable triumph.

At Sampdoria Gianluca Vialli formed a prolific strike partnership with team mate and childhood friend Roberto Mancini, earning the nickname The Terrible Twins.
They complemented each other perfectly: Vialli was ruthless, powerful and irrepressible while the impish genius that was Mancini made mischief in the hole behind him.


With Vialli at his best, Sampdoria had the most successful era in its history. In the scudetto season Vialli was the league's top scorer with 19 goals - celebrating many of his goals with a backflip. He scored both goals in the 2–0 win over Anderlecht in the UEFA Cup final of 1990, and was key in three Italian Cups (1985, 1988 and 1989). They also reached the European Cup final in 1992, losing to Barcelona 1-0.
Vialli transferred to Juventus for a World record £12.5 million soon after.

This shirt is available to purchase for £25.99 ref:221
A white 100% cotton T-shirt, in small, medium, large and xl sizes.

Please refer to size guide A.
Other sizes may be available on request.

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Please refer to size guide A.
Other sizes may be available on request.

Payment and postage options are opposite.

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