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Fiorentina 101

Deep dives on Fiorentina, from its founding to the modern day. Histories, rumors, myths, legends, and anything else that we think is cool.

A look back at a seven goal thriller between Fiorentina and Torino

When Alessio Cerci almost spoiled the party at the Franchi

Miracolo a Venezia, A return to Serie A, where their last win came against Fiorentina

Welcome back Venezia, the last time they graced the top flight was also a disatrous season for Fiorentina

A Coppa win for Fiorentina and my (almost) 20 years a Viola without ever seeing a trophy

Coppa Italia win in 1996, my time as a Fiorentina fan, and a little bit of Franco Battiato

Salernitana’s last season in Serie A brought trouble for Fiorentina, but tragedy for their own fans

A story which takes in Barcelona, Grasshoppers, Gattuso, Delio Rossi, and a tragic end to the 1998/99 season

A story of Guardiola and Baggio, a captain’s armband, Carlo Mazzone, and of course Fiorentina

The historic moment when Pep Guardiola handed Baggio the captain’s armband,

When Fiorentina caused double trouble for Juventus: Part Two

Another two double wins for the Viola, in very memorable seasons for Fiorentina

When Fiorentina caused double trouble for Juventus: Part One

A look back at our rare double wins over Juventus, actually, here we went one better

Fiorentina Flashback: A step closer to escaping Serie C2

On this day, 2003, a win over Brescello and promotion almost guaranteed

Fiorentina vs Atalanta 1990: Season finale, as Viola look to avoid relegation, includes Baggio, Prandelli and Pontello

Last day drama, and a Prandelli own goal helps Fiorentina survive

It was 19 years ago today, when Fiorentina didn’t even play

It’s been 30 years since Roberto Baggio cemented his legacy in Florence

The man, the myth, the legend, and the scarf.

A short story of Fiorentina and Crotone

Gasperini, Jurić, an 800 mile bike ride, Davide Astori..all have a part in the brief history of Fiorentina vs Crotone

Rewind to Fiorentina vs Cagliari in Serie B

A look back to 2004, with Riganò, Fantini and Zola. Also Prandelli has a pretty decent record against the Sardinian club with Fiorentina

A look back at Fiorentina’s six wins away to Juventus in Serie A, Prandelli is the last manager to get the job done in Turin.

This includes Baggio, Osvaldo and also a Scudetto winning game

Fiorentina do like to play Sassuolo in December

A look at our impressive record in the month of December against this weeks opponents. Which goes all the way back to our Serie C2 days.

Rewind to Fiorentina’s clashes with Atalanta in Bergamo with Cesare Prandelli in charge

As Prandelli looks to spark life into his charges, maybe we can take some inspiration from some previous games

Fiorentina versus Genoa, it’s not all about scoreless draws

The last three games between these sides in Florence have all ended scoreless, but we also have plenty of goals to talk about here

A look at Fiorentina’s previous poor starts to the season

While it’s still early to speak of relegation, let’s take a look at how other poor season beginnings have ended up

Fiorentina vs Udinese in the Coppa Italia takes us back to happier times

A look back at our semi-final win over Udinese in 2013/14

Fiorentina v Benevento will always remind us of Davide Astori

It’s an emotional look back at our only previous home fixture with this Sunday’s opponents

Missing Fiorentina’s stadium more than ever

A somewhat nostalgic look back on my early days supporting Fiorentina at the Franchi

Thirty years of Parma v Fiorentina

A look back at the major games and big names of this fixture, from Malesani to Prandelli, Zola to Mutu with a little Pepito Rossi in between

When sacking the manager didn’t quite work out for Fiorentina

A look back at when Vittorio Cecchi Gori made a rash decision to fire his manager, with a disappointing outcome

Blatter, Mutu, and Bribery. The last time Fiorentina played in Matchday 3 of the Champions League

Do you miss Fiorentina in the Champions League? This is for you.

A History of Fiorentina vs Calcio Padova

A deep dive through almost 90 years, taking in promotions, relegations, glory, bankruptcy and... Brooklyn Wanderers

A Deeper Look At Fiorentina’s Brass

If you want to judge, this will help you first understand

When Pelé came to Florence (but didn’t get to play)

As the legendary Brazilian player celebrates his 80th birthday, we take a look at his links to Fiorentina.

Signing with the enemy

When old flames join the old lady

Let’s talk about Fiorentina’s 40-game unbeaten streak in the league

When you’ve gone weeks, months, years without calcio (or maybe it just feels that way), it can be a lot of fun to look at some history.

ViolaNation Exclusive - Fiorentina takes us on a tour of the Artemio Franchi

Did you know Fiorentina means "little flower"? I didn’t. Probably should, but didn’t. But should...

Fiorentina Player Spotlight: A conversation with Primavera star Bobby Duncan

Ambition and skill meet work ethic as Bobby Duncan is proving to be first team worthy

Fiorentina 101: La Canzone viola

All together now: O, Fiorentina, di ogni squadra ti vogliam regina!