Sunday April 27 2014
Legend Boskov has died

Sad news for fans of Sampdoria and all of football, as legendary Coach Vujadin Boskov has died.

The news emerged from Serbia today that Boskov has died at the age of 82, just three weeks shy of his 83rd birthday.

He won Sampdoria’s only Scudetto title in 1990-91, that side also lifting the Italian Super Cup, the Cup Winners’ Cup and two Coppa Italia trophies as well as reaching the European Cup Final.

Boskov found success in Spain and Holland too, winning the Liga with Real Madrid and Dutch Cup with ADO Den Haag.

He spent most of his career in Serie A, coaching Ascoli, Sampdoria, Roma, Napoli and Perugia.

Boskov was well loved by fans in Italy and some of his idiosyncratic comments remain legendary, including: “Penalty is when referee whistles.”

Some of his other great phrases were “It’s better to lose a game 6-0 than six games 1-0,” “a great player sees a motorway where others only see a path” and “after the rain comes the sun.”

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