(born 9 July 1964 in Cremona
) is an Italian football manager
and former player. Vialli started his career at Cremonese in 1980 in his native Italy where he made 105 league appearances scoring 23 goals. His performances impressed Sampdoria who signed him in 1984. During which time he scored 85 league goals, won 3 Italian cups, the Serie A and the European Cup Winners Cup
. Vialli transferred to Juventus for a World record £12.5 million in 1992. During this time he won the Italian Cup, the Serie A, Italian Supercup, UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Cup
. In 1996 Vialli joined Chelsea and became Chelsea player manager the following season. In England he won the FA Cup
, League Cup
, UEFA Cup Winners Cup
and UEFA Super Cup
. He is one of nine footballers to have won the three main European club competitions
and is the only player in European footballing history to have winner's and runner's up medals in all three main European club competitions. During his twenty years long career as a professional footballer he has scored 259 goals at club level, 16 goals with the national team, 11 goals with the under 21 national team for a total of 286 goals in more than 500 appearances.
Vialli's career started in 1980 when, signing for local club Cremonese
. After scoring ten goals for the club in the 1983–84 season, he was transferred to Sampdoria
At Sampdoria he formed a prolific strike partnership with team mate and childhood friend......