Italian football is mourning the death of another great former goalkeeper. At only 67 he is gone Claudio Garella, protagonist of the Scudetto with the Verona shirt, in 1984/85 and between the posts of Napoli di Maradona in 1986/87. “Hi Garellik. Verona mourns the disappearance of an authentic Legend of its history: Claudio Garella left us today, at the age of 67. Authentic symbol of the first Verona led by Osvaldo Bagnoli, Garella wore the yellow and blue colors from 1981 to 1985 – we read on the official website of the club – defending the Hellas goal in the triumphal ride that culminated with the victory of the Scudetto “.
“The world of football mourns the death of Claudio Garella, a goalkeeper who left an indelible mark in the history of Napoli. Garella was one of the absolute protagonists of the first Italian championship in the 1986/87 season. He arrived in Naples in the summer of 1985. , at the dawn of the radiant Maradonian era. In blue he played 3 seasons winning the Italian flag and the Italian Cup. Nicknamed “Garellik”, for his unique and unmistakable style, Claudio Garella won 2 championships in two teams that previously did not they had never conquered: Verona in 1985 and Napoli two years later. A record that defines not only the sporting but also the human, emotional and professional contours of a goalkeeper who will always remain in the blue legend “. Thus the memory of the goalkeeper on the Calcio Napoli website. “The President Aurelio De Laurentiis, the managers, the technical staff, the team and the whole SSC Napoli express deep condolences for the disappearance of an unforgettable protagonist of our history”, concludes the note.
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