– Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola runs a chain of ice cream businesses
– The Italian will feature in an exhibition game for late Ray Wilkins
– Zola made 311 appearances for the Blues in seven years for the club
Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola owns a chain of successful ice cream parlours, with five branches in London and Milan.
Zola was inspired to start up his own shop while on holiday a few years ago because he helped his dad doing the business during his childhood.
The former Italy international revealed he once took a six-hour trip in a helicopter so he could get a second helping of a particular ice cream he had in Bologna a few days earlier.
Then because of his love for the creamy taste of the ice cream he later went back and bought 30 kilos of the stuff.
He told SunSport: “It was five years ago, me and a friend used to quite often go to Grand Cayman
“We saw that there was no decent ice cream out there, so we decided to open [a shop].
“It was very, very successful and with that in mind we decided to open one in England as well.”
After calling it quits with the Blues 15 years ago Zola makes a return to Stamford Bridge in honour of Ray Wilkins.
Zola will join old team-mates including Dennis Wise, Roberto Di Matteo and Marcel Desailly among them to play an Inter Milan legends side containing superstars like Javier Zanetti, Marco Materazzi and Jurgen Klinsmann.
He played 311 matches with the Blues bringing magical dribbling, sensational goals, and silverware from 1996 to 2003.
The petite playmaker scored 80 goals and helped the club win two FA Cups, the League Cup and the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, the first trophies won by Chelsea since the 1970’s.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Chelsea star player Eden Hazard has reportedly told the club to sign high-profile players unless he would leave in the summer.
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