Former Italian footballer, Patrizio Billio died at 48

Patrizio Billio, a former AC Milan and Crystal Palace footballer, died at 48. In detail, let’s look at how Patrizio Billio died and what caused his death.

How did Patrizio Billio die?

Patrizio Billio, a former Dundee, Aberdeen, AC Milan, and Crystal Palace midfielder, died on January 23, 2023. He was 48.

The terrible news was revealed on Facebook via the official page of AC Milan Club.

Patrizio Billio cause of death

We are sad to tell you that Patrizio Billio has died.

Patrizio Billio was thought to have a pleasant demeanour. Given the recent news, many people must be curious about Patrizio Billio’s cause of death.

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The cause of death for Patrizio Billio was a heart attack. The exact cause of death for Patrizio Billio has not yet been determined. We’ll update this post when we know more.

Who was Patrizio Billio?

Patrizio Billio was a midfielder for the Italian national team.

Billie was born on April 19, 1974, in Treviso, Italy. He earned a degree in sports management from the Catholic University of Milan.

Billie began his professional career with A.C. Milan by playing for the youth academy before getting promoted to the first squad. Later in his career, he represented Ancona, Ternana, Casarano, Verona, and Verona (all of which were in Serie B).

He joined Crystal Palace in the Premier League in January 1998 and made his league debut as a substitute in a win over Newcastle United at St. James’ Park. Bill joined Dundee in October 1999 after a brief stay with Newcastle.

The team’s excellent achievements resulted in a three-season extension. However, not long after, he and another Italian player, Marco De Marchi, clashed with the new management, notably with manager Ivano Bonetti. They were unfairly thrown from the first squad and were forced to practice alone or with the younger team after a few months.

Billio stated that his car was taken from his home in January 2002 and that he was headbutted in front of Dens Park by a guy with a skinhead haircut. Although Dundee CEO Paul Marr was eventually acquitted in court, there were rumours that he was involved in the attack. Soon after, Fifa decided to terminate his contract, and Aberdeen signed him on a free transfer in August 2002.

He scored his first goal for the club in a 3-1 win over Dunfermline. In December 2002, he opted to leave Aberdeen and join Serie B outfit Livorno. Later, he played for Sora (Serie C1, 2003-2004, 2004-2005), Pro Sesto (January 2005-2006, Serie C1 & C2), and Masseuse (Serie C1). After returning to Tuscany in January 2009 to join Lega Pro Seconda Divisione team Colligiana, where he completed his career, he returned to Pro Sesto in 2008 Serie C1.

After retiring in 2011, Billio began working as the technical director and head coach of the LOYAC AC Milan Soccer School in Kuwait. He has shown an interest in establishing an AC Milan Soccer School branch in Dundee.

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