May 1990: Sampdoria’s Win Starts Something

Sampdoria are far from Italy’s most decorated club. In the early 1990s, however, the Blucerchiati won the hearts of many by being one of Serie A’s most exciting teams Sometimes ideas are so simple that when they come about, they take root immediately. Yet equally, sometimes ideas become so out of sync with what is needed that they seem More...

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By Marco Jackson On Thursday, April 6th, 2017
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Istvan Nyers: Inter’s prolific Hungarian

When remembering Inter’s great players, it is easy to focus on those who spent the most time with the Biscione. One Hungarian deserves to be widely recognised as being among the greats To be a record holder More...

By Marco Jackson On Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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Vicenza 1997: A Red Stripe on the Cup

Through the years, the Coppa Italia has seen 16 different winners. Of those 16, five clubs have their name on the trophy once In some European countries, there are three domestic tournaments; a league, an open More...

By Marco Jackson On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Cesena 1976: Keeping the Seahorses’ Heads Above Water

Currently in the bottom half of Serie B, Cesena are far from one of Italy’s bigger clubs. They have, however, enjoyed more successful periods in their time “History is written by the victors” is an old More...

By Luca Gunby On Sunday, March 19th, 2017
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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 More...

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 Marco Jackson On Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
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Italy v Spain – If at first you don’t succeed…

Until the recent past, the chief footballing difference between Italy and Spain’s footballing histories came in the form of their international sides, and the success, or lack of it they enjoyed. Both countries More...

By Marco Jackson On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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Bologna, Torino and the drugs ban that never was

When Bologna and Torino face off on Sunday, neither side will do so with realistic hopes of winning Serie A, yet they will be completing a fixture that more than 50 years ago ensured one of the most dramatic climaxes More...

By Anthony Zacchino On Saturday, July 9th, 2016
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VIDEO: 10th anniversary of Azzurri triumph over France

It has been ten years since Fabio Grosso and the Italian national team lifted the World Cup in Berlin, beating rivals France in a dramatic shoot out 5-3. Check out the video below to relive highlights of that magical 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...

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