Ex-Italy player Bellugi dies

21 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Ex-Italy player Bellugi dies

Former Italy and Inter Milan defender Mauro Bellugi died on Saturday aged 71, months after both his legs were amputated following complications with coronavirus, reports AFP. "Today he leaves us, a great man, a great footballer, a true 'Interista'. Rest in peace Mauro Bellugi," Inter Milan wrote on Twitter after Bellugi passed away in Milan. Doctors were forced to carry out the double amputation in November when a pre-existing condition worsened after the former defender was hospitalised following Covid-19. Bellugi won the Serie A title with Inter in 1971, and also played for Italy in the World Cups of 1974 and 1978. Bellugi, who also played for Bologna and Napoli during the 1960s and 1970s, went on to become a football pundit.


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