Italian giants Juventus have remembered club legend Gaetano Scirea on the 23rd anniversary of his death.
“Today Juventus fans across the globe pay tribute to a legend,” the outfit wrote on their website. “The death of Gaetano Scirea, 23 years ago to this day, moved the entire football world.
“Scirea was a leader, a champion and a classy individual. His dedication to the Juventus cause knew no bounds.
“The 36-year-old tragically lost his life in a car accident whilst on a routine scouting trip to Poland in 1989.
“His death deprived the club and Italian football of a hero. Scirea won all four major European trophies during his 14 years in Turin.
“But it also deprived the world of a remarkably humble gentleman, much loved and respected by the fans.”
Scirea was a classy defender who won the World Cup for Italy in 1982 during his 78 cap international career.