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Atalanta 19-Year-Old Midfielder Dies During Training

Atalanta 19-year-old midfielder Andrea Rinaldi died on Friday after suffering a brain aneurysm while training at home during the coronavirus lockdown. The young teenager is part of the youth team player at Atalanta but is currently on at Serie D side AC Legnano this season.

According to a statement released by Atalanta, they said Andrea Rinaldi is “Always available and positive, he knew how to make himself well-liked by everyone.” Legnano football club the Serie D side where he is on loan described his death as “a sudden and shocking tragedy, impossible even to imagine”.

Atalanta 19-Year-Old Midfielder Dies During Training
Andrea Rinaldi

In a statement released by the Legnano side which confirmed the cause of death, said: “Andrea fought for three days after the illness that hit him. Unfortunately, there was nothing to do.” The Italian media reported that Andrea Rinaldi died in the hospital in Varese on Monday morning.

Andrea Rinaldi had been at Atalanta since he was 13 years old, he won the Under-17 league title and Super Cup in 2016 with Atalanta too. His loan spells started from Imolese and Mezzolara before joining Legnano where he made 23 appearances and scored one goal.

Atlanta released a statement to pay a tribute to him, the statement reads: “Just as on the pitch you were always the last to surrender, this time to you fought with all your might not to fly away too soon.” “President Antonio Percassi and the whole Atalanta family, deeply moved, send their most heartfelt sympathy to Andrea Rinaldi’s family members and AC Legnano for his passing.”

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