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Fiorentina Back to Where it All Started, The Golden Era & the recent Inconsistency

Purple Fire post puts me as one of the oldest international viola fans in terms of fan year so I am putting a simple history piece together focusing on numbers ofcourse.

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via amoreviola.altervista.org

Since Italian National Fascist Luigi Ridolfi has initiated the club in 1926 by merging CS Firenze and PG Libertas aiming for glory and to challenge the stronger teams of that era, Fiorentina has been anything but stable. It took La Viola 5 years to reach Seira A and in season 1931-32 they have finished in fourth and coincidently with Milan in fifth with the same points losing to goal difference. 80 years later and Fiorentina is at fourth and battling against AC Milan with so little achievements in that duration.

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Fiorentina 1956 via www.theflorentine.net

Fiorentina has managed to hit top 5 finishes in its first 4 seasons in Serie A. That unfortunately did not continue due to troubles of WW II. Following the war Enrico Befani took over and the golden era started. From 1950 up to 1970, Fiorentina has finished in the top 5 ranks except twice. Those 20 years have seen the most consistent La Fiore. During which 2 scudetto’s were won. After that era, it has been hectic with a lot of jumping up & down through the league table.

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via en.violachannel.tv

Club Honors:

2 Italian Championships (1956, 1969)

5 Runner up (1957; 1958; 1959; 1960; 1982)

6 Italian Cups (1940, 1961, 1966, 1975, 1996, 2001)

3 Runner up (1958, 1960, 1999)

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via www.uefa.com

1 Italian Super Cup (1996)

1 Runner up (2001)

1 UEFA Cup Winners Cup (1961)

2 Runner up (1962, 1990)

Facts & Records:

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via fiorentina.theoffside.com


• Fiorentina is the first Italian club to reach UEFA Cup Winners Final

• Fiorentina is the first Italian club to win UEFA Cup Winners

• The official emblem of the city of Florence, a red fleur-de-lis on a white field, has been pivotal in the all-round symbolism of the club.

• Firoentina played 75 Serie A seasons (5th highest team to play serie A after Inter, Juve, Roma, & Milan)

• In 1958-59, Fiorentina scored a still standing record of 95 goals

• In 1963-64, Kurt Hamrin scored 5 goals in one match against atalanta (Reference http://www.aboutflorence.com/Fiorentina-football-team.html) Just matched with Klose in Lazio’s match against Bologna 6-0

• Gabriel Batistuta broke and still holds the record by scoring in all of the first 11 matches of the season in 1994-1995

Individual Honors:

• Club top goal scorer of all time:

o Kurt Hamrin: 208 goals (150 in Serie A)

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via 3.bp.blogspot.com


o Gabriel Batistuta: 207 goals (152 in Serie A)

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via figo29.files.wordpress.com


o Miguel Montouri: 84 goals

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via upload.wikimedia.org


• Club top Appearances:

o Giancarlo Antognoni: 341 games

o Sergio Cervato: 316 games

o Guiseppe Chiapella: 305 games

• Serie A top goal scorers:

o 1932 – Pedro Petrone 25 goals

o 1962 – Aurelio Milani 22 goals

o 1965 – Alberto Orlando 17 goals

o 1995 – Gabriel Batistuta 26 goals

o 2006 – Luca Toni 31 goals

Stadio Artemio Franchi:

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via www.worldstadiums.com

Architect: Pier Luigi Nervi

Built year: 1931

Capacity: 47,290

Hosted games in 1934 and 1990 world cups as well as preliminary 1960 olympic games

My favorite moment:

On 14th May 2000, the last matchday of the season and Fiorentina needed the win to solidify 7th place finish. Batistuta, Fiorentina & Roma have all confirmed the rumors of his departure to the capital outfit. Everyone knew it was his last match. The match was against Venezia. Batistuta went in with 204 (149 In Serie A) goals for Fiorentina against Hamrin’s 208 (150 in Serie A). At that time, the records showed Hamrin with a total of 207 for Fiorentina which was recently confirmed as per the link to be 208 (http://en.violachannel.tv/breaking-news-detail/items/viola-hall-of-fame-hamrin-is-all-time-leading-goalscorer.html). However, click on the following link and relive my favorite moment and do the math of the total goals. That celebration was so unique and passionate right after the last goal and before the sobbing

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BATISTUTA Goles en Fiorentina vs Venezia año 2000 (via Juan Payllalef)


Fiorentina in Serie A:

Year Rank Played Won Draw Lost GF GA GD Points
32 4 34 16 7 11 54 35 19 39
33 5 34 16 7 11 48 38 10 39
34 6 34 12 12 10 46 53 -7 36
35 3 30 15 9 6 39 23 16 39
36 12 30 10 7 13 32 42 -10 27
37 9 30 9 12 9 34 32 2 30
38 16 30 3 9 18 28 60 -32 15
39 Relegated
40 13 30 9 6 15 37 48 -11 24
41 3 30 14 6 10 60 49 11 34
42 9 30 11 5 14 51 50 1 27
43 6 30 12 5 13 55 61 -6 29
44 WW II
45 WW II
46 13 League divided into two and Fiorentina did not make the finals
47 17 38 10 12 16 46 69 -23 32
48 7 40 18 5 17 49 55 -6 41
49 10 38 15 8 15 51 60 -9 38
50 5 38 18 8 12 76 57 19 44
51 5 38 18 8 12 52 42 10 44
52 4 38 17 9 12 52 38 14 43
53 7 34 11 11 12 31 47 -16 33
54 4 34 15 14 5 45 27 18 44
55 5 34 14 11 9 49 48 1 39
56 1 34 20 13 1 59 20 39 53
57 2 34 16 10 8 55 40 15 42
58 2 34 16 11 7 56 36 20 43
59 2 34 20 9 5 95 35 60 49
60 2 34 20 7 7 68 31 37 47
61 7 34 13 11 10 46 34 12 37
62 3 34 19 8 7 57 32 25 46
63 6 34 15 8 11 52 32 20 38
64 4 34 14 10 10 43 27 16 38
65 4 34 16 9 9 52 37 15 41
66 4 34 16 11 7 45 22 23 43
67 5 34 15 13 6 53 29 24 43
68 4 30 13 9 8 35 23 12 35
69 1 30 16 13 1 38 18 20 45
70 5 30 15 6 9 40 33 7 36
71 13 30 3 19 8 26 32 -6 25
72 6 30 12 12 6 28 20 8 36
73 4 30 16 5 9 39 26 13 37
74 6 30 10 13 7 32 26 6 33
75 8 31 30 9 13 8 31 27 4
76 9 0 9 9 12 39 39 0 27
77 3 30 12 11 7 38 31 7 35
78 13 30 7 11 12 28 37 -9 25
79 7 30 10 12 8 26 26 0 32
80 5 30 9 14 7 28 25 3 32
81 5 30 11 11 8 33 27 6 33
82 2 30 17 11 2 36 17 19 45
83 5 30 12 10 8 36 25 11 34
84 3 30 12 12 6 48 31 17 36
85 9 30 8 13 9 33 31 2 29
86 4 30 10 13 7 29 23 6 33
87 10 30 8 10 12 30 35 -5 26
88 8 30 9 10 11 29 33 -4 28
89 7 34 12 10 12 44 43 1 34
90 13 34 7 14 13 41 42 -1 28
91 12 34 8 15 11 40 34 6 31
92 12 34 10 12 12 44 41 3 32
93 16 34 8 14 12 53 56 -3 30
94 Relegated
95 10 34 12 11 11 61 57 4 47
96 4 34 17 8 9 53 41 12 59
97 9 34 10 15 9 46 41 5 45
98 5 34 15 12 7 65 36 29 57
99 3 34 16 8 10 55 41 14 56
00 7 34 13 12 9 48 38 10 51
01 9 34 10 13 11 53 52 1 43
02 17 4 5 7 22 29 63 −34 22
03 Bankrupt
04 Lower League
05 16 38 9 15 14 42 50 −8 42
06 9 38 22 8 8 66 41 25 44
07 6 38 21 10 7 62 31 31 58
08 4 38 19 9 10 55 39 16 66
09 4 38 21 5 12 53 38 15 68
10 11 38 13 8 17 48 47 1 47
11 9 38 12 15 11 49 44 5 51
12 13 38 11 13 14 37 43 −6 46

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