Carlo Mazzone: A life on the bench

A real icon of the Italian game who influenced Pep Guardiola turns 80 today and it’s time to pay tribute to a legend Carlo Mazzone was born in Rome on March 18 1937. He would go on to become the coach who has taken charge of the most Serie A matches with a remarkable total of 795. He is very much a product of the capital, nicknamed ‘Sor Carletto’ More...

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By Conor Clancy On Friday, March 17th, 2017
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Liam Brady: Italy’s greatest Irish import

When considering Serie A’s greatest overseas players, not many Irishmen will make the list. Liam Brady, however, deserves to be recognised as one of the best There are very few Irish players to arrive in More...

By Muhammad Alif On Friday, June 3rd, 2016
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Legend Of Calcio: Marcello Lippi

Marcello Lippi has become a well known figure around the football world since making his coaching debut in 1982. Muhammad Alif looks back over his illustrious career. Italy is famed for its fine food and fashion More...

By Muhammad Alif On Friday, April 29th, 2016
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Legend of Calcio: Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti has become a household name among Italian and European football fans alike, making a positive impact at each junction of a career littered with trophies. Muhammad Alif looks back over his time in More...

By Forza Italian Football Staff On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
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Legend of Calcio: Silvio Piola

Silvio Piola was one of the definitive pre-war Serie A and Italy masterminds, a goal scorer of such grandeur that the records he set are not likely to be broken. Ever. Piola was a mix between a Paolo Rossi-type More...

By Vito Doria On Monday, November 9th, 2015
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Legend of Calcio: Alessandro Del Piero

As Alessandro Del Piero celebrates his 41st birthday, Vito Doria looks back on the great career of the former Juventus and Italy star. Alessandro Del Piero was born on November 9, 1974, in Conegliano, which is More...

By Riccardo Ronchi On Monday, October 5th, 2015
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Legend of Calcio: Careca

The story of Careca, a phenomenal goalscorer, who together with Diego Maradona, led Napoli to the top of the Serie A Antonio de Oliveira Filho, better known as Careca, was the Brazilian forward of his generation. More...

By Liam Stewart On Saturday, August 1st, 2015
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Legend of Calcio: Helenio Herrera

Helenio Herrera was born in Buenos Aires on the 10th of April 1910 into a Spanish family in exile in Argentina. He could have succeeded at anything but chose football and became one the greatest coaches of all time.   Herrera More...

By Jack Portley On Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
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Legend of Calcio: Pietro Vierchowod

Pietro Vierchowod made 562 Serie A appearances, was a member of the Italian squad that won the 1982 FIFA World Cup and continued playing beyond his fortieth birthday during a career spanning across almost 20 More...

By Basil Lin On Monday, July 20th, 2015
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Legend of Calcio: Gunnar Nordahl

Gunnar Nordahl rewrote the goal scoring record books and in the process became a legend for both AC Milan and Sweden. When Swedish footballers are brought up today, most people would think of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, More...