Fiorentina and Cagliari have announced that they will be retiring their No. 13 shirts in the wake of Davide Astori’s tragic death.
Former clubs, fellow professionals and a number of sporting organisations have been quick to pass on their condolences to the Astori family and those who knew him best.
Fiorentina and Cagliari – two sides that the defender represented with distinction over the course of his career – have now revealed that as a mark of respect, they will no longer be bestowing Astori’s squad number on any other player.
Meanwhile, Davide Astori’s autopsy has confirmed that the former Fiorentina captain died of cardiac arrest, as first suspected.
According to reports in the Italian Press, the post-mortem discovered there was “no particular motivation” for Astori’s “sudden and unexpected” death.