Lazio to remember teenage player with warm-up shirt after fatal crash

‘Ciao Guero’: Lazio to pay tribute to youth-team player Daniel Guerini with warm-up shirt during the team’s Serie A match against Spezia after 19-year-old’s fatal car crash

  • Daniel Guerini rejoined Lazio in January and died in a car crash on March 24
  • The 19-year-old had also played at Torino, Fiorentina and SPAL in midfield   
  • Lazio’s warm-up shirts against Spezia will be adorned with ‘Ciao Guero’ 
  • Guerini’s funeral took place on April 1 with many grieving people in attendance 

Lazio will wear a shirt during the warm-up of their game against Spezia to commemorate youth-team player Daniele Guerini, who was killed in a car crash in Rome last week aged just 19. 

The teenager, who had previously played in the Fiorentina, Torino and SPAL academies and had represented Italy at Under-15 and Under-16 level, died in the collision on March 24.

Ahead of Lazio’s next game on Easter Saturday, the Rome-based club revealed that they will wearing a special strip which reads ‘Ciao Guero’ to remember Guerini, along with a photo of him pointing to the club’s crest upon his return to Le Aquile. 

Lazio will wear shirts during the warm-up against Spezia which pay tribute to Daniel Guerini

The teenager was killed following a car crash in Rome three days after his 19th birthday

‘The team, during the warm-up, will wear a special shirt in memory of Daniel Guerini,’ a club tweet read.

‘The club will also honour the memory of the young Lazio youth-team player in other ways.’

Following his death, Lazio tweeted: ‘Still incredulous and shocked by pain, the President, the men and women of the Lazio Sports Club gather around the family of the young Daniel Guerini.’

Guerini’s former clubs also paid tribute, as did the likes of AC Milan, Atalanta and Serie A leaders Inter. 

Guerini left Lazio on a permanent basis in 2016 to join Torino’s academy, before a couple of loan spells at Fiorentina followed. 

Attacking midfielder Guerini playing for Torino before he returned to Lazio in January this year

The attacking midfielder then enjoyed another loan stint at SPAL before rejoining Lazio in January this year.  

Guerini’s funeral took place on April 1, where the club’s anthem Vola Lazio Vola was sung outside the church where he was laid to rest.

The funeral was attended by Lazio owner Claudio Lotito, head coach Simone Inzaghi, some first-team players and all Guerini’s former Primavera (Lazio youth) team-mates.

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