Parma football club or the ‘I CROCIATI (the crusaders)’ as they are famously known have been playing professional football since 1913, the club plays in the domestic Italian football league (SERIE A) and has a rich history of producing young talent and performing well in all competitions, whether domestic or European. The performance record of the Parma FC outlines the success and achievements of the club. The Parma Football club is currently in the 16th position of the SERIE A under the guidance of recently appointed manager Franco Colomba who has strengthened the team by introducing successful tactics therefore taking them clear of the relegation zone.
Tommaso Ghirardi is the current owner of Parma fc since January 2007 and held in high regard by the fans for turning the fortunes of the financially troubled club since arriving in 2007. ‘I CROCIATI’ play their home matches in the ‘Stadio Ennio Tardini’ which has a capacity to accommodate over 27,000 fans. In recent years the club has shown good form and ensured that they are not relegated again. The club’s crest features a shield encompassing the city colour’s of yellow and blue; the name ‘Parma FC’ is written on top with the club’s traditional black cross below.
Regarded as one of the dominant sides in Italian football history, ACF Fiorentina SpA has always been in the limelight for their excellent performances and is an important club in Italy. The ‘VIOLA (violet)’ as they are usually called have produced and honed exemplary talent such as Adrian Mutu, Alberto Gilardino and Luca Toni. The club has a prestigious profile lined with many trophies and significant victories over world class team such as AC Milan fc. The current manager of the Fiorentina SpA football club is recently appointed Sinisa Mihajlovic who has helped improved the club since arriving in 2010; Fiorentina fc is currently at 9th position in the SERIE A. The home ground of the ‘VIOLA’ is the ‘Stadio Artemio Franchi’ having a capacity to hold over 47,000 spectators. ACF Fiorentina SpA of SERIE A has a wide fan base all over the world and decorated trophy cabinet; the club founded in 1926 has spent most of it’s existence in the SERIE A which is a remarkable achievement. The club’s crest is a kite shaped double lozenge consisting of golden red and purple as the primary colours; the crest also consists of the club’s name ‘ACF’ and the red fleur-de-lis of Florence.
The ‘ZEBRETTE’ have the honour of being the second oldest club in Italy and have a rich history as a football club; though the team may have not won many titles but Udinese football club has had it’s share of moments in the world of football after claiming the 2nd position in the SERIE A in the 1954/55 season. The club’s best form was perhaps in the 90’s and carried into the 21st century as the club had qualified for the UEFA EUROPA League and the UEFA Champions League on different occasions. Udinese fc has a capable squad that has allowed it to achieve success in the current season (2010/11); the club is currently at 4th postion in the league and in contention to qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season; Antonio Di Natale of Udinese fc is the current top scorer of the SERIE A having scored 25 goals so far.
Performance record of Udinese Calcio football club
1) UEFA Intertoto Cup Winners.
2) Mitropa Cup Winners.
3) Anglo-Italian Cup Winners.
4) Coppa Italia Primavera Winners.
5) Campionato Nazionale Primavera Winners.
6) Coppa Italia SERIE C Winners.
7) Campionato Primavera di SERIE B Winners.
Due to its good records and more due to the great quality football this club plays, it has a huge fan club.