Legend of Calcio: Paolo Maldini


January 20, 1985. A young Paolo Maldini took his first step towards one of the most glittering careers in Calcio history as he made his debut for AC Milan. On this day, exactly 30 years, arguably one of the greatest defenders to ever grace the football pitch debuted for a club that would become synonymous with his name. And not just any club — More...

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foggia 1991 1992
By Forza Italian Football Staff On Friday, January 9th, 2015

Great Calcio Sides: Foggia 1989–91

To the outside world, there has never been much remarkable about the town of Foggia. Situated in Puglia in the south-east of the Italy, it is a place known as the ‘Granary of Italy’ more for its agriculture More...

Fiorentina v Empoli
By Robert Hay Jr On Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Fiorentina vs Empoli – Derby dell’Arno

Some rivalries are born out of competition for titles and some from supporters’ groups made from different ends of the same population.  And some rivalries simply arise from two clubs being too close together. More...

Riva Italia
By Forza Italian Football Staff On Friday, November 7th, 2014

Legend of Calcio: Luigi ‘Gigi’ Riva

In this day and age, players who stay at a single club for the entirety, or not far from it, of their career are few and far between. Instantly you think of names like Ryan Giggs, Paolo Maldini, Alessandro Del Piero More...

Italy v France - World Cup Final 2006
By Peter Galindo On Monday, May 26th, 2014

Classic Azzurri Matches – Italy vs France 2006

For years, the older generation of Italians remembered one day so fondly in their minds that they can describe every last detail of that faithful night. July 11, 1982 marked the Azzurri’s third World Cup triumph, More...

Vujadin Boskov
By Forza Italian Football Staff On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Legend of Calcio: Vujadin Boskov

Hours after Sampdoria brought back memories of the illustrious late 1980s/early 1990s era by netting two goals in the dying minutes against Chievo, Vujadin Boskov, the man behind that era of success sadly passed More...

Genoa v Sampdoria
By Richard Hinman On Sunday, September 15th, 2013
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Genoa v Sampdoria – Derby della Lanterna

It is the only time when Italian football gets up close and personal. A tight, atmospheric ground ensures an occasion like no other. The club names may have changed over the years, but the intensity, passion and More...

Stefano Borgonovo
By Frank Lopapa On Friday, July 19th, 2013

Legend of Calcio: Stefano Borgonovo

On June 27, 2013, the calcio world mourned the loss of former Fiorentina, AC Milan, and Pescara striker Stefano Borgonovo after losing his five year battle against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Borgonovo, More...

By Enzo Misuraca On Friday, July 12th, 2013
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Classic Azzurri Matches – Italy vs France 2000

Columnist Enzo Misuraca relives memories of classic Azzurri encounters, and describes the emotions of the European Championship final in 2000. Certain things will always be sacred to Italians, especially southern More...

By Richard Hinman On Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
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Legend of Calcio: Roberto Mancini

A brilliant footballer with a complex mind, the career of Roberto Mancini is a truly exceptional tale. Mancini was brought up in the rural countryside of Marche and his life, like many boys at the time, was dominated More...



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