Wednesday, March 22, 2023

The Football World Mourns The Death Of Tito Vilanova

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The world of football is mourning the death of the former Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova who died yesterday. He was fighting with cancer for quite a sometime now but the news of  his death was sudden and sent shocking waves among the football fraternity.  Vilanova was just 45 and left behind a wife and two children. Here are some of the homage message of known people from the world of football.

“He will be an eternal human and footballing reference for FC Barcelona. Thanks for everything you taught us. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.”

–   Current Barcelona President, Josep Maria Bartomeu

“I don’t have words. You were and always will be an example. I am proud to have been part of your life. I will never forget you. Strength to your family. Rest in peace, boss.”

–  Barcelona midfielder Andreas Iniesta

“Tito, thanks for everything that you gave to football and Barcelona. All the fans will be eternally grateful. Personally, I met you when I was 14 and I can say that there are few people like you. Thanks for your confidence and your help in may career and in my life. My condolences to Montse, Carlota and Adria and for all your family and friends. Rest in peace, Tito.”

 –  Cesc Fabregas

 “I will never forget Tito. Forever with you. All my love to your family.”

 –   Barcelona No. 10 Lionel Messi

“For all that we have been through together, you will always be in my thoughts. Love and strength to your family.”

–  Former Blaugrana defender Eric Abidal

“He was a great person and a fantastic coach who will always be remembered for his work at FC Barcelona. I send my condolences to Tito’s family and to the Club.”

– UEFA President, Michael Platini

“Tito Vilanova’s passing is sad day for football, for Barcelona and most importantly for his family and friends.”

–   Jose Mourinho, current Chelsea coach

“Great strength and love to all the family and friends of Tito Vilanova. An example of strength and spirit to us all. RIP”

– Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos

“A very sad day for the world of football. RIP Tito Vilanova.”

– Real Madrid captain, Iker Casillas

“I want to express my regret about the death of Tito Vilanova and send on behalf of Madrid our condolences to Barcelona and his family. Especially his wife and sons.”

–  Blanco’s President, Florentino

“His story was beautiful, but ended too early. He fought until the end and was an example to us all.  Best regards to  his family.”

 –  Former Barca President, Joan Laporta

The Football World Mourns The Death Of Tito Vilanova


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