FORMER Crystal Palace and AC Milan participant Patrizio Billio has handed away on the age of 48.
The midfielder arrived at Selhurst Park within the late Nineteen Nineties throughout a protracted profession which noticed him play for a lot of golf equipment round Europe.
Billio additionally performed for Scottish golf equipment Dundee and Aberdeen within the early 2000s.
He retired in 2010 and returned to AC Milan to educate.
Milan confirmed Billio’s unhappy demise on Twitter.
They stated: “Yesterday Patrizio Billio left us prematurely, who grew up in our youth sector and has been the coach of our soccer faculty in Kuwait since 2011.
“The entire Rossoneri family clings to the pain of their loved ones. Rest in peace, Patrick.”
Billio grew up in Milan after his delivery in 1974 and joined the Rossoneri’s youth academy.
He can be despatched out on mortgage to decrease league Italian golf equipment like Monza and Verona earlier than ultimately leaving the San Siro with out making a senior look.
Billio would head for Crystal Palace within the 1997-98 season and be a part of up together with his extra skilled and well-known countryman Attilio Lombardo.
However Palace would finish that season backside of the desk after shedding 11 in 12 video games between January and April.
A four-year spell in Scotland would observe as Billio headed to Dundee after which Aberdeen.
He left Dundee in 2002 after being attacked by a fan throughout a coaching session.
Billio would play for an additional six golf equipment in Italy earlier than retiring.