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.