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29th Anniversary Of The Heysel Disaster

On the 29th May 1985, 39 people lost their lives at the Heysel stadium in Brussels after trouble broke out prior to the European cup final between Juventus and Liverpool. It was a dark day for football and also for Liverpool Football Club. May they rest in peace.
Rocco Acerra 29 Bruno Balli 50, Alfons Bos 35, Giancarlo Bruschera 21, Andrea Casula 11, Giovanni Casula 44, Nino Cerullo 24, Willy Chielens 41, Giuseppina Conti 17, Dirk Daenecky 38, Dionisio Fabbro 51, Jacques François 45, Eugenio Gagliano 35, Francesco Galli 24, Giancarlo Gonnelli 20, Alberto Guarini 21, Giovacchino Landini 50, Roberto Lorentini 31, Barbara Lusci 58, Franco Martelli 22, Loris Messore 28, Gianni Mastroiaco 20, Sergio Bastino Mazzino 38, Luciano Rocco Papaluca 38, Luigi Pidone 31, Benito Pistolato 50, Patrick Radcliffe 38, Antonio Ragnanese 49, Claude Robert ?, Mario Ronchi 43, Domenico Russo 28, Tarcisio Salvi 49, Gianfranco Sarto 47, Amedeo Giuseppe Spolaore 55, Mario Spanu 41, Tarcisio Venturin 23, Je…

28th Anniversary Of Heysel

Today marks the 28th anniversary of the Heysel Disaster. In 1985 Liverpool faced Juventus in the European Cup Final at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels. 39 football fans lost their lives after a wall collapsed in the poorly maintained stadium as a result of fans fighting.

It is a black mark on Liverpool's history and the club has made efforts to rebuild its relationship with Juventus ever since. A minority certainly doesn't represent a majority and I am sure you are all with me in remembering the 39 fans who lost their lives 28 years ago today, may they never walk alone.

Rocco Acerra29 Bruno Balli50 Alfons Bos35 Giancarlo Bruschera21 Andrea Casula11 Giovanni Casula44 Nino Cerullo24 Willy Chielens41 Giuseppina Conti17 Dirk Daenecky38 Dionisio Fabbro51 Jacques François45 Eugenio Gagliano35 Francesco Galli24 Giancarlo Gonnelli20 Alberto Guarini21 Giovacchino Landini50 Roberto Lorentini31 Barbara Lusci58 Franco Martelli22 Loris Messore28 Gianni Mastroiaco20 Sergio Bastino Mazzino38 …

27 Years On

Remembering the 39 football fans that lost their lives at Heysel on 29/05/1985.
May they rest in peace.
It is a sad day in Liverpool's history.
Our thoughts are with the families and close ones of the victims and of course with our friends Juventus.

Amicizia: 26 Years On

Today marks the 26th anniversary of the Heysel disaster, a dark day in Liverpool's history and a tragic one for 39 football fans. My thoughts go out to the victims families and to Juventus. You will never walk alone.

May they rest in peace.

Rocco Acerra (29) Bruno Balli (50) Alfons Bos Giancarlo Bruschera (21) Andrea Casula (11) Giovanni Casula (44) Nino Cerullo (24) Willy Chielens Giuseppina Conto (17) Dirk Daenecky Dionisio Fabbro (51) Jacques François Eugenio Gagliano (35) Francesco Galli (25) Giancarlo Gonnelli (20) Alberto Guarini (21) Giovacchino Landini (50) Roberto Lorentini (31) Barbara Lusci (58) Franco Martelli (22) Loris Messore (28) Gianni Mastroiaco (20) Sergio Bastino Mazzino (38) Luciano Rocco Papaluca (38) Luigi Pidone (31) Benito Pistolato (50) Patrick Radcliffe Domenico Ragazzi (44) Antonio Ragnanese (49) Claude Robert Mario Ronchi (43) Domenico Russo (28) Tarcisio Salvi (49) Gianfranco Sarto (47) Amedeo Giuseppe Spolaore (55) Mario Spanu (41) Tarcisio Venturin (23) Jean Michel Walla Claudio Zavaroni…

Heysel: 29/05/1985

The Kop creates a mosaic spelling "friendship" in Italian...
On a day that should never be forgotten by Liverpool supporters, it is of utmost importance that we pay our respects to the 39 football fans that lost their lives and give our thoughts to the 600+ that were injured at that fateful final in 1985.
When Liverpool fans had objected to the choice of stadium for the European Cup final beforehand, due to several reasons, two of which were big concerns, firstly the stadium visibly appeared to be crumbling in sections and this raised questions on the safety of the structure, not only this but fans were worried that there had been a neutral section allocated, supposed to be for Belgian football fans (final was held in Brussels) but it didn't take a brain surgeon to realise that both Juventus fans and Liverpool fans would be able to buy tickets for the neutral area from touts meaning that the area would be mixed.
As tempers frayed and banter turned nasty both sets of fans tu…