A legend of Perugia has passed away.
Former emblematic captain of Perugia where he remained ten years – from 1974 to 1984 -, Pierluigi Frosio died this Sunday February 20 at the age of 73. He will be remembered as the captain of the “Perugia dei Miracoli” (Pérouse des miracles), that of the 1978-1979 season which saw Perugia finish the second season behind Milan, win a qualification for the UEFA Cup, all without conceding the slightest defeat. Eleven wins, nineteen draws, sixteen goals conceded, such was the muscular record of his invincible team that season. After hanging up in 1985, following a final freelance with Rimini d’Arrigo Sacchi, Frosio trained a lot of teams from the north of the Boot such as Atalanta, Como, Monza… Before ending his career like so many others on television.
The Perugia club, via its president Massimiliano Santopadre, wanted to salute its champion one last time via a press release: “A captain, but above all a man of great charisma and great strength, a reference for his teammates and the fans. Frosio also won a Serie B championship with the Griffon. AC Perugia Calcio sends its deepest condolences to all his family. »
—AC Perugia (@ACPerugiaCalcio) February 20, 2022