Former Italy defender Mauro Bellugi dies

Mauro Bellugi, former Italy and Inter Milan defender, passed away on Saturday, at the age of 71.

Bellugi won the Serie A title with Inter in 1971, and also played for Italy in the World Cups of 1974 and 1978.   -  Twitter/@Inter

Mauro Bellugi, former Italy and Inter Milan defender, passed away on Saturday, at the age of 71. In November last year, both his legs were amputated following complications with COVID-19.

Bellugi won the Serie A title with Inter in 1971, and also played for Italy in the World Cups of 1974 and 1978. A football expert, he also featured for Bologna and Napoli.

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"Today he leaves us, a great man, a great footballer, a true 'Interista'. Rest in peace Mauro Bellugi," Inter Milan wrote on Twitter after Bellugi's demise.

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