ACF Fiorentina

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Full nameACF Fiorentina SpA
Nickname(s)La Viola (The Purple Ones)
Gigliati (Lilies)
FoundedAugust 26, 1926 (AC Fiorentina)
2002 (ACF Fiorentina)
GroundStadio Artemio Franchi,
Florence, Italy
LeagueSerie A

ACF Fiorentina (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina), often called Fiorentina, is an Italian professional football club from Florence, Tuscany, and was founded in 1926.

History[change | change source]

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.

Current squad[change | change source]

As of 10 August 2022[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Italy Italy Pietro Terracciano
2 DF Brazil Brazil Dodô
3 DF Italy Italy Cristiano Biraghi (captain)
4 DF Serbia Serbia Nikola Milenković (3rd captain)
5 MF Italy Italy Giacomo Bonaventura
7 FW Serbia Serbia Luka Jović
8 MF Italy Italy Riccardo Saponara
9 FW Brazil Brazil Arthur Cabral
10 MF Italy Italy Gaetano Castrovilli
11 FW France France Jonathan Ikoné
14 MF Morocco Morocco Youssef Maleh
15 DF Serbia Serbia Aleksa Terzić
16 DF Italy Italy Luca Ranieri
22 FW Argentina Argentina Nicolás González
23 DF Italy Italy Lorenzo Venuti (vice-captain)
No. Pos. Nation Player
24 MF Italy Italy Marco Benassi
25 GK Italy Italy Antonio Rosati
27 MF Poland Poland Szymon Żurkowski
28 DF Argentina Argentina Lucas Martínez Quarta
31 GK Italy Italy Michele Cerofolini
32 MF Ghana Ghana Alfred Duncan
33 FW Italy Italy Riccardo Sottil
34 MF Morocco Morocco Sofyan Amrabat
38 MF Italy Italy Rolando Mandragora
42 MF Italy Italy Alessandro Bianco
55 DF Serbia Serbia Matija Nastasić
91 FW Russia Russia Aleksandr Kokorin
95 GK Italy Italy Pierluigi Gollini (on loan from Atalanta)
98 DF Brazil Brazil Igor
99 FW Ivory Coast Ivory Coast Christian Kouamé

Name[change | change source]

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

Nickname[change | change source]

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]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Prima Squadra Maschile". ACF Fiorentina. Archived from the original on 29 October 2020. Retrieved 28 July 2021.

Other websites[change | change source]