Andrea Rinaldi plays as a midfielder for the Atalanta football club. We are sad to report that he died at the age of 19 after suffering from a brain aneurysm at home.
The teenager was on loan at Legnano in Serie D before the coronavirus football break. He suffered an aneurysm while training at home during the coronavirus lockdown, said people familiar with the incident.
Legnano football club confirmed the news on their club website, which described Rinaldi as “a golden boy, exemplary in life and play”.
The club’s statement said: “AC Legnano, the city and the entire football universe, at all levels, today live one of their most upsetting days. Andrea Rinaldi, our warrior, has left us. An aneurysm snatched him in the prime of life, with a life ahead of him and with a career that promised bright goals. A sudden and shocking tragedy, impossible even to imagine.”
Legnano chairman Giovanni Munafo also added: “When Andrea came to training, he came first to greet me. This is a memory I will carry in my heart.
“An extraordinary boy, an example for everyone. On behalf of the club, I express my deepest condolences to the family. We are sure that Andrea, from up there, will be the usual warrior like always, who fought in the middle of the pitch to bring the Legnano fans joy.” he said.
His home club in the Serie A said: “Just as on the pitch, you were always the last to surrender, this time too you fought with all your might not to fly away too soon – but that kind smile of yours will always remain alive in the hearts of those who had the good fortune to meet you.”
Andrea Rinaldi was very impressive as a youth footballer, he was promoted to the first team last season with loan spells at Imolese in Serie C and Mezzolara in the Italian fourth tier.
Rinaldi made 23 appearances in the league and scoring one goal.