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syntex7772010-05-05 00:21:31 +0000 #1
Italy mourn Facchetti loss Monday 4 September, 2006

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Italian football is in mourning after Inter President Giacinto Facchetti passed away at the age of 64 on Monday.

The former defender had been suffering with illness for some time and lost his battle earlier today.

Born in Treviglio, near Bergamo, Facchetti enjoyed a stunning career both at club and international level.

He became a legend with the Nerazzurri after making his debut in May 1961 and spending 18 seasons with the outfit until he hung up his boots in 1978.

A goalscoring left-back, Facchetti scored an amazing 75 goals in 634 games with the Inter shirt.

He also won four Scudetti, two intercontinental titles, two European Cups and a Coppa Italia.

In January 2004, he was promoted from Vice-President to President of Inter by owner Massimo Moratti.

During Facchetti’s brief reign, the club won two Italian Cups, an Italian Super Cup and were this summer awarded the 2005-06 Scudetto.

Rest in peace Facchetti a true Inter legend


ilcapitano2010-05-05 00:27:30 +0000 #2
This is a real tragedy, right before the season starts. I didn't even know he was sick!
syntex7772010-05-05 00:54:04 +0000 #3
64 is really young :S almost like my father ... i really hope this motivates the players to do even better ... they must feel the duty to win for Facchetti ...
Sebastian2010-05-05 00:30:36 +0000 #4
...i sensed something after the match against Roma when Zanetti said that this victory is fir Fachetti....it sounded weird...but now it struck me from thin air when i saw the news on channel 4... ...Fachetti died and one of the most charismatic individuals Steve Irvine...Black week this is...two people that i loved pretty much....and the best in their social spheres...
nismo2010-05-05 02:06:17 +0000 #5
When I heard the news, I just had to get out of bed in the middle of the night and post on this board to express my condolences to Fachetti's family and sadness for Inter. We lost a truly great champion, a legend of world football and pioneer of the fullback position.

I knew he was't feeling well, but didn't expect this...
nismo2010-05-05 00:44:28 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by eLcino

...i sensed something after the match against Roma when Zanetti said that this victory is fir Fachetti....it sounded weird...but now it struck me from thin air when i saw the news on channel 4... ...Fachetti died and one of the most charismatic individuals Steve Irvine...Black week this is...two people that i loved pretty much....and the best in their social spheres...

I sympathis with you.

Today has been a dark day for me my friend. I lost two "ambassadors" of the world. One was a fellow compatriot, Steve Irwin, who despite being crazy at times was a true conservationist. Earth has lost its friend.

The other being Fachetti, a champion and gentleman of football. The world of football has lost a friend...
devious2010-05-05 02:46:10 +0000 #7


I just realized that this life is so weired! when it seems to give you some happiness.. it suddenly strikes you with a tragedy.. I had that alot that I knew that with all the success we did so far, with all the changes that Inter had for good.. winning the cup agin last year, then super cup and honored with the scudetto since years! making those succeful signings.. I felt that I should be ready now for a bad news anytime.. I didnt know that Facchetti was sick.. damn this news really srtiked me..

R.I.P Facchetti, and my condolences to all the interista and his family.
devious2010-05-05 01:07:14 +0000 #8
And as for Irwin.. I was so sad to hear the news too. he always amused me and Ive been always amazed by what he used to do, he is a unique fenomenon.. he is a great lose for the world.

R.I.P Irwin.

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