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ACF Fiorentina

Italian association football club based in Florence, Tuscany founded in 1926 / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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ACF Fiorentina,[1][2] commonly referred to as Fiorentina ([fjorenˈtiːna]), is an Italian professional football club based in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. The original team was founded by a merger in August 1926, while the actual club was refounded in August 2002 following bankruptcy. Fiorentina have played at the top level of Italian football for the majority of their existence; only four clubs have played in more Serie A seasons.

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Full nameACF Fiorentina S.p.A.[1][2]
Nickname(s)I Viola (The Purples / The Violets)
I Gigliati (The Lilies)
  • 29 August 1926; 96 years ago (29 August 1926), as Associazione Calcio Fiorentina
  • 1 August 2002; 20 years ago (1 August 2002), as A.C. Fiorentina e Florentia Viola
GroundStadio Artemio Franchi
OwnerNew ACF Fiorentina S.r.l.
ChairmanRocco B. Commisso
Head coachVincenzo Italiano
LeagueSerie A
2022–23Serie A, 8th of 20
WebsiteClub website
Soccerball_current_event.svg Current season
The performance of Fiorentina in the Italian football league structure since the first season of a unified Serie A (1929–30)

Fiorentina has won two Italian league titles, in 1955–56 and again in 1968–69, as well as six Coppa Italia trophies and one Supercoppa Italiana. On the European stage, Fiorentina won the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1960–61 and lost the final one year later. They finished runners-up in the 1956–57 European Cup, losing against Real Madrid, and in the 1989–90 UEFA Cup losing against Juventus.

Fiorentina is one of fifteen European teams that have played in the finals of all three major continental competitions: the Champions League (1956–1957, the first Italian team to reach the final in the top continental competition), the UEFA Cup Winners (1960–1961 and 1961–1962) and the UEFA Cup (1989–1990). Having qualified for the final of the UEFA Conference League in 2022-2023, Fiorentina are the first team to reach all four major competition finals.

Since 1931, the club have played at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, which currently has a capacity of 43,147. The stadium has used several names over the years and has undergone several renovations. Fiorentina are known widely by the nickname Viola, a reference to their distinctive purple colours.[4]