Fiorentina, Cagliari Retire Astori’s No 13 Shirt

Davide Astori wearing his iconic No 13 ahirt. Getty Images

Italian club Fiorentina have retired the No 13 shirt formerly worn by captain Davide Astori following the death of the 31-year-old.

The Serie A club announced the gesture on Tuesday on Twitter, while confirming Astori’s former club Cagliari would also be taking the same action.

Astori died suddenly on Sunday morning in a Udine hotel, where La Viola were basing themselves ahead of Sunday’s Serie A match against Udinese.

All Serie A games were postponed as a result and tributes from the world of football soon began to pour in for the player.

The cause of death was due to a suspected cardiac arrest by natural causes, a Udine prosecutor has said.

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