Luigi Agnolin, one of the most famous referees in the 80s in Italy, has died at the age of 75. He was appointed to two World Cups, 1986 and 1990, and two European finals: the 1987 Cup Winners' Cup and the 1988 Champions Cup. After his retirement as a referee, Agnolin began his career as a sports director: Rome in 1994, Venice and Verona between 1999 and 2001. In 2006, he was the AIA Special Commissioner for a few months after the outbreak of Calciopoli and the resignation of Lanese. Luigi Agnolin was inducted into the Italian Football Association's Hall of Fame in 2012.
Speaking about the death of Luigi Agnolin, the chairman of FIFA’s Referees Committee Pierluigi Collina said: “Gigi was an example and an inspiration for all of us referees and as a young referee I have looked at him as a model. He was a man with a great personality and charisma on the pitch and was always regarded as a decisive and firm referee. His many colleagues in FIFA and throughout the global football community will remember him fondly and with much admiration and affection”.