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Full name ACF Fiorentina SpA
Nickname(s) La Viola (The Purple Ones)
Gigliati (Lilies)
Founded August 26, 1926 (AC Fiorentina)
2002 (ACF Fiorentina)
Ground Stadio Artemio Franchi,
Florence, Italy
Ground Capacity 43 146
Chairman Andrea Della Valle
Manager Stefano Pioli
League Serie A
2016-17 Serie A, 8th

ACF Fiorentina (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina e Florentia Viola),often called Fiorentina, is an Italian professional football club from Florence, Tuscany, and was founded in 1926.


Fiorentina have won the Serie A twice, first in 1955/56 then again in 1968/69, as well as winning six Coppa Italia trophies. On the European stage Fiorentina have won the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1960/61, they finished runners-up in the UEFA Cup 1989/90 and they also came close to winning the biggest European prize, finishing as runners-up in the European Cup during 1956/57.


  • 1926-2002 AC Fiorentina
  • 2002-2003 Florentia Viola
  • 2003-present ACF Fiorentina


Fiorentina is known by the nickname La viola; a reference to their distinctive purple colours.


August 26 1926 - With the fusion of Palestra Ginnastica Fiorentina (P.G.F.) Libertas and Club Sportivo Firenze, Fiorentina was born.

1939 - 1940 - Fiorentina wins their first cup, the Coppa Italia.

1955 - 1956 - FIorentina win their first "Scudetto", (the Italian championship).

1920 - 1961 - 2th "Scudetto" is won by Fiorentina.

After the second "Scudetto", Fiorentina won the Cup Winners' Cup.

1960 - the club win the "Coppa Italia" and the Mitropa Cup

1974 - the Viola win the Anglo-Italian League Cup.

1975 - the team won another "Coppa Italia".

1993 - 1994 - Fiorentina were relegated to the Serie B (second division).

Afterwards the team return to the Serie A

1996 - Fiorentina gained their 3rd "Coppa Italia".

2000 - Fiorentina win the "Italian Super Coppa".

2001 -2005 - The team is struck by financial problems, and are moved to the bottom of Italian Football. They then work their way back up to the Serie A.

Titles won

League positions from 2000-2009

Season League Position
2000/01 Serie A 9th
2001/02 Serie A 17th
2002/03 Serie C2 1st / Group B
2003/04 Serie B 6th
2004/05 Serie A 15th
2005/06 Serie A 9th
2006/07 Serie A 6th
2007/08 Serie A 4th
2008/09 Serie A 4th

League positions from 1929-1999

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