7 Things You Didn’t Know About Former Fiorentina Captain Davide Astori
Davide Astori (7 January 1987 – 4 March 2018) was an Italian professional footballer who played as a central defender.
Date of birth – 7 January 1987
Place of birth – San Giovanni Bianco, Italy
Date of death – 4 March 2018 (aged 31)
Place of death – Udine, Italy
Height – 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Playing position – Central defender
After playing youth football for Pontisola, Astori started his senior career with Milan, spending loan spells with Pizzighettone and Cremonese. In 2008 Cagliari signed him in a co-ownership deal, before signing him fully from Milan, for whom he never made a first team appearance, in 2011. He later spent loan spells at Roma and Fiorentina. He made his international debut for Italy in 2011 and represented his country 14 times, scoring one goal.
Astori died from sudden cardiac arrest at the age of 31, being found dead in his hotel room prior to a match.