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Fabian O'Neill, former Juventus and Uruguay national team player, died at the age of 49 - voila! sport


The international midfielder who was involved in many scandals and retired at the age of 29, suffered from heart problems and about two years ago was hospitalized in serious condition due to liver disease

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Former soccer player Fabian O'Neill passed away today (Sunday) when he was just 49 years old. The former midfielder who played for Juventus and in the Uruguay national team uniform, suffered from heart problems and about two years ago was hospitalized in serious condition due to liver disease.

O'Neill began his career at Nacional Montevideo and in Media also retired in 2003.

He was considered a promising talent, was nicknamed "The Magician" and in 1995 was acquired by the Italian Cagliari, in Media he scored 12 goals in 120 appearances until 2000. Then he moved to Juventus, but was unable to recreate his good days, continued to Perugia and again to Cagliari, Then as mentioned he returned home and retired already at the age of 29. In the national team he managed to make 19 appearances during which he scored two goals.

He was included in the squad for the 2002 World Cup, but not a participant.

Despite his short career, O'Neill managed to get into quite a bit of trouble.

He arrived drunk at Juventus training, punched Gennaro Gattuso and revealed on several occasions how he sold games in his days in Serie A.

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After retirement, O'Neill coached for a short period in semi-professional clubs and youth teams.

In 2009, while coaching a local youth team in Paso del Toro, O'Neill broke into the referee's dressing room in an attempt to bribe him.

In one hand he held a gun and in the other hand 11 thousand dollars in cash.

When a local police officer was called to the scene and arrested the former player, he roared at him: "Do you know who I am? I'm O'Neill and I can send an assassin to eliminate you."

After that incident, O'Neill spent that weekend in custody.

His only title was and remains the Uruguayan championship with Nacional in 1992, in his first year as a professional.

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Source: walla

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