Italian footballer, Davide Astori, Died at 31

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Davide Astori was born on January 7, 1987, and died on March 4, 2018.

He was an Italian professional footballer.

Astori played as a central defender.

As a youth, he played football for Pontisola.

He began his senior career with Milan, spending loan spells with Pizzighettone and Cremonese.

During 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.

Later, Astori spent loan spells at Roma and Fiorentina, before signing with the latter club permanently in 2016; he was subsequently named the team’s captain in 2017.

Astori made his international debut for Italy in 2011 and represented his country 14 times, scoring one goal.

He died on 4 March 2018 from sudden cardiac arrest, being found dead in his hotel room prior to a league match.

He died at 31 years old.