Italian footballer Daniel Guerini dies in car crash at age 19: Lazio teammates are ‘shocked by pain’ after midfielder’s death in Rome
- Daniel Guerini was killed in a car accident around 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening
- The death of the young Lazio has sent shock waves through Serie A.
- He was a promising midfielder who had played for Italy under 16
Italian football was in mourning today after young player Daniel Guerini was killed in a car accident at the age of 19.
The Lazio midfielder was involved in an accident on Wednesday evening with two friends who are both in critical condition in hospital.
The Rome-based club said last night ‘incredulous and shocked with pain’ after news emerged of the young player’s death.
Guerini previously played for Italian clubs Fiorentina, Torino and SPAL at the youth level, representing Italy in the under-15 and under-16 teams.
Lazio youth player Daniel Guerini was tragically killed in a car accident on Wednesday
The crash occurred around 8 p.m. on Wednesday when Guerini’s vehicle collided with a Mercedes Class A driven by a 68-year-old man.
Guerini and his two comrades, both also 19 years old, were in a Smart For Four car that hit the Mercedes at an intersection in Rome, reports said.
There has been a torrent of emotion at Lazio, who announced the news on their social media page.
The tweet read, “Still incredulous and shaken by pain, the president, men and women of the Lazio Sports Club are gathering around the family of young Daniel Guerini.”
A statement from Fiorentina added: ‘We are shocked and saddened to learn that the young Lazio Daniel Guerini, a member of Fiorentina’s youth academy, passed away suddenly in 2018/19 and 2019/20.
Guerini (right) was a promising midfielder and his loss was well felt by those at Lazio
“The thoughts of President Commisso and everyone at the club are with the Guerini family during this extremely difficult time.”
Guerini started his career in the academy of Lazio before joining Torino for free in 2016.
He then played for Fiorentina’s youth side and was loaned out to SPAL last season.
He returned to Lazio in January for a three-year deal and had previously impressed Italy’s age bracket, representing the under-15s and under-16s.
Guerini celebrated his 19th birthday on Sunday and his loss has been felt seriously at his former clubs.