Fiorentina And Cagliari To Retire Astori’s Number 13 Shirt

By Martin Mongan

Serie A clubs Cagliari and Fiorentina will retire the number 13 shirt, the kit number worn by Davide Astori during his time at both clubs as a mark of respect.

The 31-year-old died suddenly in a hotel hours before Fiorentina’s clash with Udinese last Sunday.

Astori amassed an impressive 289 Serie A appearances over ten seasons, scoring seven goals.

“In honour of Davide Astori’s memory, @CagliariCalcio and #ACFFiorentina have decided to retire the No. 13 shirt. #DA13”,  Fiorentina said on Twitter.


ACF Fiorentina’s tribute to Davide Astori.


All of last Sunday’s Serie A games were postponed in Astori’s honour.

It is believed that the 31-year-old died due to a suspected cardiac arrest.

Italian legend Gianluigi Buffon posted a heartfelt message on Instagram in memory of his former international teammate.


Gianluigi Buffon’s tribute to Davide Astori.


Chelsea manager Antonio Conte also paid tribute. Conte coached Astori while he managed the Italian International team.

“He was a fantastic guy – a great player but especially a fantastic guy. I stay very close to his family in this moment because he was only 31. It’s very difficult to explain this situation”, said Conte.




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