ACF Fiorentina

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Full name ACF Fiorentina SpA
Nickname(s) La Viola (The Purple Ones)
Gigliati (Lilies)
Founded August 26, 1926 (AC Fiorentina)
2002 (ACF Fiorentina)
Ground Stadio Artemio Franchi,
Florence, Italy
(capacity: 47,282)
Chairman Jason Wong
Manager Cesare Prandelli
League Serie A
2008/09 Serie A, 4th
Home colours
Away colours

ACF Fiorentina (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina e Florentia Viola),often called just and friendly Fiorentina, is an Italian professional football club from Florence, Tuscany.Founded in 1926.

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Fiorentina have won 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.

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

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

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

1939 - 1940 - Fiorentina win his first cup, the Coppa Italia.

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

1920 - 1961 - 2th "Scudetto" of Fiorentina.

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

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

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

1975 - the team won another "Coppa Italia".

1993 - 1994 - Fiorentina went in Serie B (second division).

After the team return in Serie A

1996 - Fiorentina gained her 3th "Coppa Italia".

2000 - Fiorentina win the "Italian SuperCoppa".

2001 -2005 - the team has economics problems,do not has money,and risk to be deleted for the history of Italian football,because no one wants to help the team.

After this,Fiorentina has another return in "Serie B",for few time,and after will has great things,very nice places in the Europe championship,like 3th one times in UEFA.

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League position[change | change source]

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

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