Fiorentina Names Training Ground After Fallen Hero
ACF Fiorentina have named its training ground after former captain Davide Astori.
The ground has been named ‘Centro Sportivo Davide Astori’ following the death of the 31-year-old.
Astori died on March 4 in his hotel room ahead of Fiorentina’s match against fellow Italian club Udinese.
“We’ve made this decision because that was his home. He went there every day for training and used to spend time there with his family too.” said Fiorentina president Mario Cognini.
He added, “We believe that honouring him in this way is the right thing to do.”
The Italian played for Cagliari for a period of eight years before featuring for Fiorentina for three years.
His number 13 jersey has been retired by both Cagliari and Fiorentina.