Legend of Calcio: Luigi ‘Gigi’ Riva

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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 and Matt Le Tissier to conjure up the image of the one-club man. It was all so different of course, back in the old days. Back then there More...

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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...

By Kevin Pogorzelski On Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
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Legend of Calcio: Demetrio Albertini

While Andrea Pirlo is currently the epitome of the modern midfield creator, people often forget that fellow Italian international Demetrio Albertini was delivering equally exceptional performances over two decades More...

By Padraig Whelan On Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Legend of Calcio: Luciano Re Cecconi

An unsung hero amid the madness of Lazio’s infamous bad boy side of Scudetto winners that claimed the title in 1974, Luciano Re Cecconi is a worthy legend in the history of Italian football; even if his story More...

By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Hellas Verona vs Chievo – Derby della Scala

In the 2013/14 season, for the first time in 11 years, Serie A will once more be treated to one of its most enthralling and passionate derbies – the Derby della Scala which is contested between Verona sides More...



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