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Sampdoria president Garrone dies

January 22, 2013
By Adam Digby, Italy Correspondent
Sampdoria have paid tribute to president Riccardo Garrone, who died on Monday after a long illness.

The 76-year-old oil magnate, who ran the ERG energy group, took control of Sampdoria in 2002 and helped steer them back to Serie A in his first season.

The club reached the Champions League qualifying round in 2010 but were relegated that season after the departures of coach Gigi Delneri, director Beppe Marotta and the attacking duo of Giampaolo Pazzini and Antonio Cassano, the ...

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