ACF Fiorentina

association football club in Florence, Italy

ACF Fiorentina (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina), often called Fiorentina, is an Italian professional football club from Florence, Tuscany, and was founded in 1926.

Fiorentina
Full nameACF Fiorentina SpA
Nickname(s)La Viola (The Purple Ones)
Gigliati (Lilies)
FoundedAugust 26, 1926 (AC Fiorentina)
2002 (ACF Fiorentina)
GroundStadio Artemio Franchi,
Florence, Italy
LeagueSerie A
2021-227th

History change

Fiorentina have won the Serie A twice, first in 1955/56 then again in 1968/69, as well as winning six Coppa Italia trophies. On the European stage Fiorentina have won the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1960/61, they finished runners-up in the UEFA Cup 1989/90 and they also came close to winning the biggest European prize, finishing as runners-up in the European Cup during 1956/57.

Current squad change

As of 10 August 2022[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   Italy Pietro Terracciano
2 DF   Brazil Dodô
3 DF   Italy Cristiano Biraghi (captain)
4 DF   Serbia Nikola Milenković (3rd captain)
5 MF   Italy Giacomo Bonaventura
11 MF   Czech Republic Antonin Barak
8 FW   Croatia Josip Brekalo
  
10 MF   Italy Gaetano Castrovilli
11 FW   France Jonathan Ikoné
14   
15   
16 DF   Italy Luca Ranieri
22 FW   Argentina Nicolás González
23 DF   Italy (vice-captain)
No. Pos. Nation Player
24 MF   Italy Marco Benassi
25 GK   Italy Antonio Rosati
27 MF   Poland Szymon Żurkowski
28 DF   Argentina Lucas Martínez Quarta
31 GK   Italy Michele Cerofolini
32 MF   Ghana Alfred Duncan
33 FW   Italy Riccardo Sottil
34 MF   Morocco Sofyan Amrabat
38 MF   Italy Rolando Mandragora
42 MF   Italy Alessandro Bianco
55 DF   Serbia Matija Nastasić
91 FW   Russia Aleksandr Kokorin
95 GK   Italy Pierluigi Gollini (on loan from Atalanta)
98 DF   Brazil Igor
99 FW   Ivory Coast Christian Kouamé

Name change

  • 1926-2002 AC Fiorentina
  • 2002-2003 Florentia Viola
  • 2003-present ACF Fiorentina

Nickname change

Fiorentina is known by the nickname La viola; a reference to their distinctive purple colours.

History change

August 26 1926 - With the fusion of Palestra Ginnastica Fiorentina (P.G.F.) Libertas and Club Sportivo Firenze, Fiorentina was born.

1939 - 1940 - Fiorentina wins their first cup, the Coppa Italia.

1955 - 1956 - FIorentina win their first "Scudetto", (the Italian championship).

1920 - 1961 - 2th "Scudetto" is won by Fiorentina.

After the second "Scudetto", Fiorentina won the Cup Winners' Cup.

1960 - the club win the "Coppa Italia" and the Mitropa Cup

1974 - the Viola win the Anglo-Italian League Cup.

1975 - the team won another "Coppa Italia".

1993 - 1994 - Fiorentina were relegated to the Serie B (second division).

Afterwards the team return to the Serie A

1996 - Fiorentina gained their 3rd "Coppa Italia".

2000 - Fiorentina win the "Italian Super Coppa".

2001 -2005 - The team is struck by financial problems, and are moved to the bottom of Italian Football. They then work their way back up to the Serie A.

Titles won change

League positions from 2000-2009 change

Season League Position
2000/01 Serie A 9th
2001/02 Serie A 17th
2002/03 Serie C2 1st / Group B
2003/04 Serie B 6th
2004/05 Serie A 15th
2005/06 Serie A 9th
2006/07 Serie A 6th
2007/08 Serie A 4th
2008/09 Serie A 4th

League positions from 1929-1999 change


References change

  1. "Prima Squadra Maschile". ACF Fiorentina. Archived from the original on 29 October 2020. Retrieved 28 July 2021.

Other websites change