Rinaldi, who had been on mortgage at fourth-tier facet A.C. Legnano, was described by Atalanta as a “optimistic” persona and “popular with everybody.”
A.C. Legnano mentioned in an announcement on its web site that Rinaldi’s loss of life had been attributable to an aneurysm.
“Within the prime of his years, with a life forward and a profession that promised vivid objectives … sudden and stunning tragedy, inconceivable even to think about,” the membership mentioned.
In its assertion, Serie A membership Atalanta mentioned: “Simply as on the pitch you had been at all times the final to give up, this time too you fought with all of your would possibly to not fly away too quickly.
“However that sort smile of yours will at all times stay alive within the coronary heart of those that have had the great fortune to fulfill you.”
Rinaldi joined Atalanta as a 13-year-old and helped the membership win the under-17 league title and Supercup in 2016.
Legnano president Giovanni Munafò added: “Andrea was coming to the coaching session and the very first thing that he would do was to come back to me and say, ‘Hello.’
“It is a reminiscence that I’ll carry in my coronary heart. A unprecedented boy, an instance to everybody.
“On behalf of the membership, I categorical my most heartfelt condolences to the household. We’re positive that Andrea from up there would be the warrior he was once right here, combating within the pitch to deliver pleasure to the Legnano followers.”