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 Andrea Della Valle
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 Fiorentina, is an Italian professional football club from Florence, Tuscany, and was founded in 1926.

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Fiorentina have won the 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.

History[change | change source]

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

1939 - 1940 - Fiorentina wins their first cup, the Coppa Italia.

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

1920 - 1961 - 2th "Scudetto" is won by Fiorentina.

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

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

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

1975 - the team won another "Coppa Italia".

1993 - 1994 - Fiorentina were relegated to the Serie B (second division).

Afterwards the team return to the Serie A

1996 - Fiorentina gained their 3rd "Coppa Italia".

2000 - Fiorentina win the "Italian Super Coppa".

2001 -2005 - The team is struck by financial problems, and are moved to the bottom of Italian Football. They then work their way back up to the Serie A.

Titles won[change | change source]

League positions from 2000-2009[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

League positions from 1929-1999[change | change source]

Official website[change | change source]