Fiorentina and Cagliari have announced they are retiring the No.13 shirt out of respect for Davide Astori.
The Italy international died over the weekend at the age of just 31.
He was found in his hotel room in Udine the morning of a Fiorentina match in which he was expected to play.
The news has shocked Italian football and led to the cancellation of every Serie A match on Sunday, including the Milan derby.
Fiorentina and Cagliari have now announced his shirt will be retired.
A statement from the former read: ‘To honour his memory and make the memory of Davide Astori indelible, Cagliari and Fiorentina have decided to jointly withdraw the shirt with the number 13.’
Astori was the captain of Fiorentina having joined them in 2015, initially on loan and then permanently. He made over 100 appearances for the club.
Prior to that he played for Cagliari where he made 178 appearances after establishing himself as a regular in the side.
Prosecutors in Italy have opened a routine investigation into Astori’s death.
Udine chief prosecutor Antonio De Nicolo said: ‘An inquiry has been opened for culpable homicide against persons unknown.
‘It is a duty to ascertain if the death of Astori came about through tragic fatality or if someone could have foreseen something.
‘At this moment no one has responsibility for anything.’
The autopsy is expected to take place today before Astori’s body is moved to Florence ahead of his funeral on Thursday.
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