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The Gibraltar Football Association is saddened to learn of the passing of Antonio Avellano.

Gibraltarian sports journalism, and indeed the Gibraltarian football family, has lost a true stalwart and friend. Antonio dedicated his entire life to sports, and followed developments in local football with a dedication, passion and professionalism that few could match. The Gibsport publication, which Antonio created and ran, is a bastion of local sports coverage in Gibraltar for many years.

A minute’s silence in memory of Antonio will be observed before the start of every match in the National League this weekend.

The GFA extends its deepest condolences to Antonio’s family and friends at this very sad time.

Rest in peace, Antonio.

Antonio Avellano (centre) pictured at the Gibraltar FA's headquarters in 2017 with Gibraltar Chronicle Photographer John Bugeja (left) and Titch Olivero (right).