Gianluca Vialli at the Italia 90 World Cup.
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Strong, physical and athletic, Gianluca Vialli was a great all-round forward who had a bit of everything to his game. Vialli started to make a bit of a name for himself in 1984 when he scored ten Serie B goals for his hometown club Cremonese, resulting in a move to Sampdoria. It was here that he really came to prominence, forming one of Italian football's great partnerships with Roberto Mancini, as Vialli’s movement, pressing and general dynamism proved the perfect foil for Mancini's more subtle playmaking skills.
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