"A friend of Palermo is leaving, a friend of those who love Palermo, a friend of mine. A kind soul who has always represented the love for our shirt".
This was stated by the president of Palermo, Dario Mirri, expressing his condolences for the death of Vito Chimenti, 69, a former Rosanero footballer, who fell ill in the changing rooms of the sports field in Pomarico (Matera), before the Eccellenza match Lucana Pomarico-Real Senise, which then was not disputed.
Chimenti was coach of the Pomarico youth team.
Chimenti played between the 70s and early 80s for Palermo, Catanzaro, Pistoiese and Avellino, especially between B and C, with three seasons in Serie A.
"Not by chance - added Mirri - a few years ago we wanted to pay homage to him with a work of art entirely dedicated to him at the 'Palermo Museum'. It will always remain with us, like the memory of his 'bicycle', now part of the our story,” Mirri added.
Chimenti, historic flag of the club on and off the pitch, was also the representative of the Rosanero fans in the club's steering committee in Serie D and in the first year in Serie C.
The Palermo coach Eugenio Corini and the striker Matteo Brunori in post match in Ascoli after the 2-1 victory against the hosts they dedicated the success to him.