The Australian Footballer Sergio Silvagni passed away on July 15, 2021. The footballer belonged to an Italian family who migrated to Australia. Even after retiring, Sergio had a great impact on the Italian community in Australia. The footballer is suffering from multiple health issues. To pay their tributes, the Blues team will be wearing black armbands in their upcoming match with Collingwood.
He used to live with his parents and his sister Milena on Canning Street, Carlton. The place was close to Lygon, which was the epicenter of Melbourne’s Italian community. The footballer migrated with his family during the war from the Northern Italian province of Vicenza. As a college student, he had to share the family house with people migrating from the same Italian village for weeks. After the war breakout, his father had to go to an alien camp in Broadford as he didn’t have citizenship.
What Is The Reason For The Death Of Sergio Silvani?
The cause of the death of Sergio Silvani is health issues and old age. The Football Club mourned the death of one of its greatest players. The Carlton legend was 83 years old at the team of his death. Sergio played for the Australian Football Club ‘Carlton.’ Expressing his grief, the club President Mark LoGiudice that Sergio was the perfect person for the football club. He was and will always be a legend. During his time on the team in the 1960s, Sergio was one of the most influential sportspeople for the fans and viewers. As a footballer, he had created history and a name for himself in Australian Football.
His other teammates also spoke about the athlete. His friend and teammate Adrian Galgahar, remembering his friend talked about how Sergio was very loyal and Rita and himself were such a great couple. He was always a team player and always cared about his teammates. While Collins revealed that Sergio was never a dirty player. He was a strong player.
Sergio was attending Parade College when he went to Carlton’s tryouts with his friends. The coach asked him to run. In the third quarter, they placed him on their gun full-forward, and he managed to blitz on this bloke. He made it to the club. His name was announced in the last as the officials couldn’t pronounce his name.
Sergio Silvgani was the first person to play football and represent Blues in the three generations of his family. He was considered the ‘legend’ of the Carlton club because of his excellent performance. He had also been the club captain. Between the years 1958 and 1971, Sergio had played 239 games for the Blues. In the years 1968 and 1970, he even won his club the Football World Cup. In the year 2016, he was given a place in the club’s Hall of Fame. He retired from the ground player in the year 1971. Even after his retirement, he used to come to the games and pieces of training and used to do the duties off the field.
He became a committee member, selector, and reserves coach. He began with assisting the club’s coaches David Parkin and Robert Walls. In 1978, the club’s original coach, Ian Stewart, fell ill and couldn’t attend his appointment. Due to the absence, Sergio was given the role of coach. During his time as the coach, he coached three senior games for Carlton.
Sergio’s Football Family
Now Sergio’s next three generations are going to represent the Blues. Just like Sergio, his son Stephen also plays for the Carlton. For most of his career, Sergio wore the No. 1 jumper of the club. Earning the jumper, Stephen went on to play his 17-year, 312-game stint at the Blues. The club refers to Stephen as SOS, also known as Son of Sergio. Stephen’s sons, Jack and Ben, also got drafted to the Blues in 2015 and 2018. Jack has been playing matches since 2016. He has played 74 games till now. He is a part of the Best 22 of the club. His younger brother Ben has spent two seasons on the Blues’ list but dropped out last year.
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