Thursday February 8 2018
Bologna pay Pace tribute

Bologna have paid tribute to their former player Bruno Pace, who passed away yesterday at the age of 74.

The former midfielder had two spells with the Rossoblu as a player, as well as taking charge as Coach in the 1984-85 season.

“Former Bologna winger Bruno Pace passed away yesterday at the age of 74,” a statement on the club’s website begins.

“He made 160 appearances with the club in the 1960s and 1970s. He currently ranks 73rd among the players who have made the most appearances for Bologna.

“Pace joined the Rossoblu at a very young age from Pescara. He made his debut for the club in 1966. In 1970, he contributed in the Coppa Italia triumph [he was a starter in the decisive game against Torino] and the Anglo-Italian League Cup win playing in both games against Manchester City.

“Pace went close to adding a third honour to his collection of silverware as he netted against Blackpool in the subsequent edition of the tournament, but the Seasiders eventually lifted the cup.

“He always distinguished himself by his sunny personality. In 1972, he moved to Palermo but came back to Bologna as coach in the October of 1984, with the team in Serie B.

“Everyone at Bologna Fc 1909 remembers Bruno with fondness and expresses deep condolences to his family.”

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