An Italian footballer who played as a goalkeeper and later worked as a goalkeeping coach, Villiam Vecchi, has passed away at the age of 73.
Born on December 28, 1948, in Scandiano, Italy, Vecchi played with AC Milan from 1967 to 1974 and joined Como in 1976.
In his five years with the club, Como endured a rollercoaster ride through Serie B and Serie C1 before making the top flight in 1980, where they remained as he departed after the 1980–81 campaign.
Como were relegated back to Serie B the following season.
Vecchi has the distinction of having trained both Dida and Gianluigi Buffon, who were two of the best goalkeepers in the world during the 2000s.
He coached the latter during a stint with Parma, under the helm of head coach Carlo Ancelotti, while he trained the former during his time with AC Milan, once again under Ancelotti.
Villiam Vecchi Wife: Was Villiam Vecchi Married?
There are no records of Villiam Vecchi’s wife, and it’s unknown whether he was married or not.
The Italian footballer died naturally on August 3, 2022, at the age of 73.