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.
Udinese football club is an Italian football club which was founded in 1896. It is the second oldest club in history of Italy. The club is highly praised for their domination and eagerness to succeed in the Serie A, Udinese FC’s mettle has been proved by the fact that they have won 7 major trophies. The club is currently owned by Giampaolo Pozzo who is the one solely responsible for club’s huge success in recent years.
Udinese football club is also known as ‘Little Zebras’ among its supporters and plays its home matches at the Stadio Friuli; having a capacity to hold over 41,652 fans. The club possesses a highly skilled squad under the supervision of Italian manager Francesco Guidolin who has, so far helped the club to achieve success in domestic and international competitions. The clubs crest colors consist of black, yellow and white. The crest’s shape is in a circular form which consist of yellowish leafy circular strip along with a black and white shield in-between it. The club name ‘Udinese Calcio’ and establishing date 1896 is also written at the top. The team’s home kit is black and white striped shirt, black shorts, and white socks. Udinese football club has a huge fan following.
Societa Sportiva Lazio football club is a professional football club based in Rome and competes in the domestic Italian league (Serie A). The club was established in 1900 and has since then dominated Italian football by spending most of it’s history in the top tier of the Serie A. Lazio fc has also done well in European competitions and has a fairly decorated trophy cabinet. The club has a strong and able squad which has helped the club reach new heights. S.S. Lazio football club is also famously known by the nickname of ‘LE AQUILE (the eagles)’ and play their home matches at the ‘STADIO OLIMPICO’ in Rome which has a capacity to accommodate over 72,000 fans.
The current owner and president of the club is Italian entrepreneur Claudio Lotito, Edoardo Reja is the current head coach of S.S. Lazio fc and has turned the club’s fortunes since arriving in 2010, helping them out of the relegation zone and is currently guiding them towards a top four finsh by the end of the season. The club’s crest features a golden eagle above a white shield with a blue border; the club’s name is written inside the shield and another small shield is present consisting of the colours of the club.