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.
S.S.C. Napoli football club is a professional football club that is based in Italy and plays competitive football in the domestic league ‘SERIE A’. The club was founded in 1926 and has since then spent most of it’s history in the Serie A. Napoli fc is also fondly known as ‘AZZURRI (THE BLUES)’ and plays it’s home matches at the ‘Stadio Sao Paolo’, Naples, Italy which can accommodate over a massive 60,000 fans. The club has a huge fan following and has the distinction of being the fourth most supported club in Italy.
Napoli football club is currently managed by its head coach Walter Mazzarri who has been a major influence of the club and has helped develop a strong squad consisting of famous football player’s such as Marek Hamsik of Slovakia. Aurelio De Laurentiis is the current owner of the distinguished football club. Napoli fc has won a significant number of trophies, both domestic and European and the club is developing more with every passing season hence proving to be a dominant side in the world of football. The club crest a circle consisting of white,blue and navy blue colours with the letter ‘N’ written in the center of the crest.
Formed in March 1908, San Siro (Football Stadium) is the home to the current Italian, European and World Champions, Inter Milan football club. Playing in their blue and black stripe jersey, Inter Milan football club is one of the most successful clubs in Italian football league if not Europe.
Formed by a collaboration of Italian and Swiss football players, Inter Milan football club club won it’s very first Italian football league title in 1910 and since have never looked back. The Inter Milan FC squad has always boasted of talent from all across the globe and their scouts seem to have found them gems to join in their ranks. A few names of Inter Milan football club that would very well ring the bell in everyone’s ears would be Cristian Vieri, Ronaldo, Sneijder and Luis Figo.
Massimo Moratti, the current owner and president of Inter Milan FC proved to be a ray of hope for Inter Milan football club who had almost 2 decades of dismal results starting 1990 up until 2004. He injected money and brought in excellent management staff which resulted in the club exalting to new heights and enjoyed success of a treble last year. Having never been relegated from top flight football, Inter Milan football club are considered to be the power houses of club football and seem to be gaining strength to strength as time moves on.
From a trophy room perspective, one can easily compare the Italian soccer team to that of Brazil, both winning an impressive number of World Cups, with Italy coming one cup short of Brazil’s 5 different wins. But a comparing the two teams from any other perspective is simply ridiculous, as they are at different ends in what regards to their style of play. If Brazil won most of these World Cups through aggressive & breathtaking soccer, the Italian national soccer team won theirs through a workable, tactical style.
Focusing strictly on Italy’s soccer team, which in my regard has an edge over brazil, so, it was hard for the Italian Football Federation to scoop up a solid team with Italian soccer teams playing in regional competitions instead of a single organized championship and didn’t participate in the first World Cup held in 1930, having a strong national team they made their debut in 1934 the World Cup, where they managed the first World Cup in the history of Italian soccer. After that the hunger for trophies and fame made the Italian soccer team enter the 1938 World Cup in which they also managed to defend their title making themselves as invincible in soccer industry. Despite remaining a strong squad and few bad years Italy ended up securing two more worldcup titles including the last one in 2006. Your browser may not support display of this image.
On the other side, the Brazilians have a team that has more world championships and have a record of being the only nation to participate in every World Cup. The Brazilians won its first world cup in 1958, with a very young but impressive Pele regarded to as one of the best players in sporting history. Four years later, the Brazil soccer team won the world cup again and later went on securing 3 more titles with the last one in 2002.
The team is an explosive mixture of talented players. Ronaldinho, Marcos Cafu, Luiz Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos are the players to watch from the Brazilian team. The soccer-crazy nation has around 200 million Brazilian fans, who are crazy for another feather in their country’s cap this time. Brazil Soccer Team has always been full on its fans requirements and time will tell whether this time they will fulfill the wishes of their country people or not.