ACF Fiorentina facts for kids
|Full name||ACF Fiorentina SpA|
|Nickname(s)||La Viola (The Purple Ones)
|Founded||August 26, 1926 (AC Fiorentina)
2002 (ACF Fiorentina)
|Ground||Stadio Artemio Franchi,
|Chairman||Andrea Della Valle|
|2008/09||Serie A, 4th|
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.
- Serie A : 2
- 1955/56, 1968/69
- Coppa Italia : 6
- 1939/40, 1960/61, 1965/66, 1974/75, 1995/96, 2000/01
- UEFA Cup Winners' Cup : 1
League positions from 2000-2009
|2002/03||Serie C2||1st / Group B|
League positions from 1929-1999
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