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.