Former Fiorentina & Napoli 'Keeper Massimo Mattolini Dies

The Viola and Azzurri shot-stopper has passed on at the age of 56...
The Italian football world is mourning the loss of the former Fiorentina and Napoli goalkeeper Massimo Mattolini, who has died from kidney problems at the age of just 56.

Mattolini had even received a kidney transplant, but it wasn't enough to save his life.

Starting out as a Viola youngster, Mattolini earnt his fist Serie A start in 1974, going on to win an Italian Cup and a Coppa Lega italo-inglese.

He also had stints at Perugia, Catanzaro, Foggia, Padova and Sambenedettese.

The funeral will be on October 15, in Pontassieve.

Rick D'Andrea,