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Gianluca Vialli

Football icon

In a playing career spanning two decades, Vialli played for Sampdoria, Juventus and Chelsea, as well as being a cornerstone of the Italian team and appearing in two World Cups. Following his playing career he moved to the dugout, becoming player/manager for Chelsea before taking over at Watford FC.

After a career laden with silverware including the FA Cup, Serie A and UEFA Champions League, Vialli has written a best-selling book, The Italian Job, and has been working as the lead anchor for Sky Italia's football coverage for many years. Recently he co-founded Tifosy, a company that enables fans to invest in the development of football clubs.