Francesc "Tito" Vilanova Bayó (17 September 1968 – 25 April 2014) was a Spanish footballer and manager. He played as a central midfielder for, and later managed, FC Barcelona. He retired in 2013 because of his ill health. He was born in Bellcaire d'Empordà, Catalonia.
He won the treble with Barcelona in his first season, the 2008-09 season. This means he won La Liga, the Copa del Rey, and the UEFA Champions League.
Vilanova died on 25 April 2014 due to complications from throat cancer in a hospital in Barcelona, aged 45.
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- ↑ Marcet, Jaume (22 June 2008). "Guardiola's right-hand man". Barcelona's official website. Archived from the original on 20 September 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2009.
- ↑ "Muere Tito Vilanova". Mundo Deportivo. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Tito Vilanova at Wikimedia Commons