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"Heaven was blessed with another legend": in Italy they said goodbye to Sinisha Mihailovich - voila! sport


Milan, Inter and Sampdoria moved and Donnarumma paid tribute to the man who gave him his debut at the age of 16: "I will always be grateful that you believed in me"

Tiktukno: summary of today's events in sports, 12.16 (Sport1)

Today (Friday) the world of football mourns the passing of Sinisha Mihailovic, one of the great stoppers of the 90's who passed away at the age of 53 after a long battle with leukemia.

The family of the Serbian coach announced his death and since then the clubs where he played and coached and footballers who collaborated with him and trained under him paid tribute to him.

One of them is Gianluigi Donnarumma, who was only 16 years old when Mihailovich decided to place him in the hair of Milan and paved the way for him to a tremendous career.

The Italian goalkeeper of Paris Saint-Germain tweeted: "You have always been a fighter and I know how much you fought. I will always be grateful that you believed in me and everything I said to me from the first day we met. You will be in my heart forever."


Milan's Twitter account tweeted: "Heaven has been blessed with another legend. You will be missed by everyone, Sinisha."

Inter was also moved: "You can't be ready to say goodbye to a journey partner. It seems that time is too short, only a memory remains. Saying a final goodbye to Sinisha Mihailovic is difficult for several reasons. It's painful, unjustified and very melancholy. We met as an opponent, then as a player - as a player And as an assistant coach. Then again as an opponent, on the benches of the visiting teams. Always true to himself, always proud. Number 10 of the brakes. The king of free kicks, the master of the beautiful goals. He arrived at Inter at the age of 35 and was immediately clear about his intentions. Already at the first press conference he said: 'I'm here To play and win. I still have something to give and I can do it at Inter'. He was true to his word. Two seasons, one championship, two Coppa Italias and one free kick in the final at San Siro. 43 games and six goals - all, of course, from free kicks. Wonderful moments that we will remember forever."

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Sampdoria provided an emotional post with a reference to a quote from Mihailovic, who previously said: "I approached every game as if it were life and I treated life as if it were a game."

The club added: "The game of Sinisha's life ended this afternoon due to the cursed leukemia disease. Three sharp whistles were heard in the hushed silence of Rome, which is already ready for the festive season. Whistles that are like frozen blades in the chest for all those who loved him. We Sampdoria are certainly among them. And today, Even more than ever, we cannot but be proud. Because Sinisha is part of us, part of who we are and part of our history. First as an opponent, in the most epic away game ever, that night in Sofia when we tasted his fearsome left foot. Then as a player, a defensive leader For four seasons in a team that knew how to cause pleasure and could certainly have achieved more. And finally, as a coach, when he took us from the bottom of the table and for a year and a half led us to taste Europe anew. He and we, we and him: a true bond of respect and gratitude,


Mihajlovic was one of the stars of the Yugoslavia national team throughout the 90s and the most prominent players in the Italian league since he landed in Serie A in 1992, after a record season at Red Star Belgrade in Serbia.

Roma was the first team to give him the stage in the land of the boot and from there he continued to Sampdoria, Lazio and Inter, from which he retired in 2006.

He started his coaching career as an assistant coach at Inter immediately after retirement and Bologna was the first to give him a chance as head coach in 2008.

He also coached Catania, Fiorentina, the Serbian national team, returned to Sampdoria, continued to Milan and Torino, moved to Sporting Lisbon and closed a circle in Bologna when he returned there in January 2019, but in July of that year he announced that he was diagnosed with leukemia.

As mentioned, he fought leukemia and managed to recover, but not when it returned in 2022 and defeated him.

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Source: walla

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