Heart attack on the field during the match

Mattia Gianni and the heart attack on the field

He felt bad About twenty minutes after kick-offHe put his hand on his chest and then fell to the ground.

The 118 health workers who intervened in the Campi Bisenzio stadium, where the match was being held, transferred him in a desperate condition to the Florence Hospital.

Gianni was born in Empoli, and lived in Ponte Igola, in the municipality of San Miniato (Province of Pisa): he played in the youth sector for Empoli, and for Primavera Pisa, Bonsaco, Cascina, Totocoyo, Grosseto, and Real Forte Querceta.

He arrived at Castelfiorentino in 2022.

Condolences from the mayor and the teams

The mayor of Castelfiorentino, Alessio Falorni, was among the first to offer his condolences for Gianni's death on social media. “Words are definitely lacking in these moments. A terrible tragedy. Excruciating pain. We can only come together in a very strong embrace of family and the community to which they belong. rest in peace”.

The mayor of San Miniato, Simone Giglioli, also expressed the closeness: “Immense pain, we are horrified and astonished by this tragedy. We are close to family, To Father Sandro, to mother, to brother in this moment that leaves us all speechless.”

The Tuscan football world (amateur and otherwise) joins in mourning Gianni's death. “Maybe April 14 is the cursed date of these events, on the anniversary of Morosini’s death, you too leave us in the same way. Hello Mattia, may the earth be a light for you,” wrote Cristiano Lucarelli. In 2012, on the same day, Livorno player Piermario Morosini collapsed on the field during the match against Pescara: he died at the age of 25 due to cardiac arrest.

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Among the letters of condolence there is also a letter from Pisa, where Gianni played as a boy. “Mattia was part of our youth sector and we all remember him for the human and professional qualities that often led him to join the first team. Today, unfortunately, news has arrived that we never wanted to receive, and in this moment President Giuseppe Corrado, on behalf The entire association, his parents, his brother Ilya, his family and all the people who knew and appreciated him, will not forget you.

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