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Legendary former Italy and Roma star Giacomo Losi passes away aged 88

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FORMER Italy and Roma star Giacomo Losi has passed away aged 88.

The ex-defender won 11 caps for his country and was a one-club player, making 386 appearances for Roma.

Giacomo Losi has passed away aged 88

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Giacomo Losi has passed away aged 88

Losi played for Roma between 1955-69 and won the Coppa Italia in 1964 and 1969.

The former captain also tasted success in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1961 and featured in the 1962 World Cup.

After hanging up his boots Losi founded the Italian Footballers’ Association (AIC), in Milan, along with several fellow footballers, including Sergio Campana, Giacomo Bulgarelli, Sandro Mazzola, Ernesto Castano, Giancarlo De Sisti, and Gianni Rivera,

Tributes have poured in for Losi including from his former club.

A Roma statement reads: “‘As soon as I arrived in Rome, I fell in love.’

“You’ve always loved us, and we’ve always loved you. We mourn the loss of club legend Giacomo Losi.

“You will always be in our hearts, captain.”

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