ACF Fiorentina, is an Italian professional football club based in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. The club competes in Serie A, the top flight of Italian football.
ACF Fiorentina Youth Development System
ACF Fiorentina Academy
ACF Fiorentina Youth Sector comprises the under-19 team and the academy of Italian professional football club ACF Fiorentina. The side currently compete in the Campionato Primavera 1, which they have won three times, and the Coppa Italia Primavera, which they won twice. Additionally, they have won the Supercoppa Primavera in 2011 and also take part in the annual Torneo di Viareggio, an international tournament of which they are eight-time winners.
A tribute to little purple hearts strongly desired by President Rocco Commisso, a welcome to participate in the joy of every birth: starting from January 2020, Fiorentina has launched a project dedicated to the new born.
The Welcome Baby Pack consists of many products useful for families, enclosed in a tin box designed to be kept and to collect the first memories of a “life in purple”.
This is how the Club is preparing to welcome all the newborn Fiorentina fans throughout Italy into its large family.
To receive this special gift, simply register on the portal, enter the baby’s details and follow the instructions provided.
All the info on www.fiorentinababy.it
Fiorentina School is the Scientific High School with Sports Address in Florence, inaugurated in September 2013 and the result of the collaboration between the ACF Fiorentina company and the Institute of the Piarist Fathers of Florence.
The organization of Fiorentina School allows children involved in sports activities and in general young sports enthusiasts the possibility of achieving high school diploma by combining study with the deepening of sports and free time in the best possible way.
In this ambitious project, the educational excellence of the Florentine Pious Schools is flanked by sports ethics and the training experience of ACF Fiorentina.
Pie Fiorentine Schools
The Licei Scolopi represent Italian excellence in the field of education. Giovanni Pascoli, Bettino Ricasoli, Giosuè Carducci and Carlo Collodi are just some of the illustrious students of the schools founded by San Giuseppe Calasanzio.
This primacy is a direct consequence of the ability to combine its rich tradition with a continuous push to update study methods with the aim of bringing young people closer to culture.
From this openness to innovation and constructive confrontation, the ambitious Fiorentina School project was born, which confirms the pupil as the center of every activity, constantly followed in its growth both from a cultural and human point of view. For further information visit the website www.scuolepiefiorentine.it .
The commitment to training the man-athlete also distinguishes ACF Fiorentina, in its particular attention to the training of young people who aspire to be successful in sport as in life.
Essential values of sport such as determination, commitment, discipline, courage, as well as respect, honesty, loyalty, friendship, fair play are also all rules of life that Fiorentina wanted to pass on to the boys of their Youth Sector.
This internal approach to the Viola Youth Sector extends further, thanks to Fiorentina School, to guarantee a future for all young people who want to work in the world of sport of tomorrow.
The Licei Scolopi Fiorentini and ACF Fiorentina work together to achieve a single goal: that of providing students with integrated education, through a training path capable of combining the school education of the scientific high school with the possibility of accessing unique structures and opportunities for develop attitudes related to the world of sport.
The two partners collaborate, each on the basis of their own experience, to create an integrated system in which children can better face their school and athletic preparation and then freely choose based on their attitudes and preferences whether to move towards a career sports, approach the many professions related to the world of sport, or undertake university studies.
To learn more about the school, please click here.
ACF Fiorentina eSports
Fiorentina eSports was set up in February 2019 in partnership with Hexon eSports, an emerging force in the sector with world-class gamers and coaches on its books.
The Viola eSports division began with the Pro Players: Giovanni “Giovhy69” Salvaggio. The team was further bolstered in 2020 with the additions of Stefano “Stiven97” Manganini in April and Nicola “Nicaldan” Lillo on 24 September.
“Our move into eSports represents another step forward for our club as we look to focus increasingly on digital and the world of eSports, which are so popular with the younger generations around the world,” said Fiorentina general director Joe Barone. “With the support of a young, successful company like Hexon, we’ll build a competitive team which helps to promote Fiorentina among international eSports communities, bringing these people closer to our club.”
Fiorentina Partner Clubs
The 2020/21 season sees the launch of Fiorentina’s new Club Affiliation program.
The club owned by Rocco Commisso has decided to make extensive changes to its affiliate scheme to lay the groundwork for a solid, constructive, long-lasting relationship with sports clubs that wish to develop their players by following Fiorentina’s training methods.
Affiliates will become Fiorentina’s reference points throughout the local area and be able to update and expand their training programs through constant, direct contact with Viola staff.
All the professionals at affiliated sports clubs take part in one-to-one training – both online and offline – where they learn the key principles of Fiorentina’s training philosophy, which places the young footballers at the heart of the teaching and learning process.
Various activities are organized with Fiorentina’s experienced staff over the course of the year. Viola scouts make regular visits to the sports clubs, while representatives of affiliates have the opportunity to watch Viola youth teams training and take part in end-of-season coaching clinics offering theoretical lessons in the classroom and practical sessions on the pitch with Fiorentina academy coaches and teams.
In addition to these technical activities, marketing events and initiatives are run with the aim of strengthening a sense of belonging to the Viola family
Sports clubs taking part in the new Club Affiliation program are classified as Football Schools, Premium Affiliated Clubs or Elite Affiliated Clubs, depending on the age of their footballers and how closely they work with Fiorentina.
We are sure that this restyled agreement with Affiliated Clubs is the first step on a long and fruitful journey together.
The following clubs have joined Fiorentina’s Club Affiliation scheme:
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|2||AFFILIATE ELITE||ASD ATHLETIC ETRURIA||www.asdatleticoetruria.it|
|3||AFFILIATE ELITE||ASD TRE & 23 LIVORNO||www.tre23livorno.it|
|4||AFFILIATE ELITE||ASD VENTURINA FOOTBALL||www.asdventurina.it|
|5||AFFILIATE ELITE||ASDACADEMY PORCARI||www.academyporcari.it|
|6||AFFILIATE ELITE||GS OLMOPONTE AREZZO||www.olmoponte.it|
|7||AFFILIATE ELITE||SPORTS GROUP SAN MINIATO ASD||www.gssanminiato.it|
|8||AFFILIATE ELITE||USD SAN MARCO AVENZA 1926||www.sanmarcoavenza.it|
|9||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||AC COIANO SANTA LUCIA ASD||www.coianosantalucia.it|
|10||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||ACD OLIMPIC SANSOVINO||facebook page “Sansovino 1929”|
|11||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||ACDBAGNO IN RIPOLI||www.acdbagnoaripoli.it|
|12||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||ACU SPORTING CASINI ASD||www.casinicalcio.it|
|13||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||AS OSTIAMARE LC Srl||www.ostiamare.it|
|14||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||ASD ATHLETICS CASTLE||www.calcio.atleticacastello.it|
|15||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||ASD MARRADESE CULTURAL SPORTS CLUB||www.cscmarradese.it|
|16||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||ASD YOUNG FEARLESS VERNIO||under construction|
|17||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||ASD IMPRUNETA TAVARNUZZE||www.asdimprunatatavarnuzze.it|
|18||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||ASD INVICTASAURO||[email protected]|
|19||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||ASD LEVANTE FOOTBALL||www.levantecalcio2017.it|
|20||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||ASD MONTERIGGIONI||Facebook and Instagram|
|21||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||ASD MONTESPERTOLI||www.montespertolicalcio.it|
|22||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||ASD NEW POLISPORTIVA CLOSED||www.chiusicalcio.com|
|23||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||ASD PECCIOLI FOOTBALL||facebook and instagram|
|24||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||ASD PETRIGNANO||Facebook and Instagram|
|25||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||ASD RECALE 2002 MARCELLO TROTTA||FB page and istagram Asd Recale 2002 Marcello Trotta Asd_recale_2002|
|26||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||ASD SPARTACO BANTI BARBERINO||N/A|
|27||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||ASD VALDORCIA||www.asdvaldorcia.it|
|28||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||ACADEMY CG AGLIANESE||http://www.aglianesecalcio1923.it/|
|29||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||ACADEMY QM MASSAROSA||www.academyqmmassarosa.it|
|30||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||FCD GIOIOSA MARINA||https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Amateur-Sports-Team/ASD-Marina-DI-Gioiosa-417322754969534/|
|31||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||FIESOLE SOCCER SSD A RL||www.fiesolecalcio.it|
|32||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||FORTE DEI MARMI 2015 ASD||www.fortedeimarmi2015asd.it|
|33||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||POLISPORTIVA C4 ASD||www.facebook.com/C4FOLIGNO/|
|34||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||SSD SOCCER CASTELFIORENTINO||www.sscalciocastelfiorentino.it|
|35||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||SSD MONTEFANO CALCIO||https://www.montefanocalcio.it/|
|36||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||SAN PROSPERO NAVACCHIO|
|37||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||UC YOUTH VIA NOVA||www.ucgiovanivianova.it|
|38||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||UPD CANOPY BRUNI ANGHIARI||www.baldacciobruni.it|
|39||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||UPD ISOLOT||https://www.upisolotto.com/|
|40||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||US MARCIANO ROBUR ASD||www.usmarciano.it|
|41||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||US RAMINI||U.S. FACEBOOK PAGE|
|42||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||US SEVENTH MILANESE FOOTBALL||www.settimocalcio.it|
|43||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||US SPORTING ARNO ASD||https://it-it.facebook.com/sportingarno/; www.sportingarno.it|
|44||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||USD PELAGO||N/A|
|45||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||USD QUARTA CAPOLONA||https://capolonaquarata.it/|
|46||PREMIUM AFFILIATE||VIRTUS MAREMMA ASD||www.virtusmaremma.com|
|47||SOCCER SCHOOL||POLSPORTIVA WEST FLORENCE ASD||www.firenzeovest.it|
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ACF Fiorentina History
Fiorentina has been victorious in the Italian Championship twice, once in the 1955–1956 season and again in the 1968–1969 season. Additionally, the club has taken home six Coppa Italia trophies and one Supercoppa Italiana trophy. Fiorentina achieved success on the European scene by claiming the UEFA Cup Winners Cup in 1960–1961 and then falling short in the championship match the following season.
They finished as runners-up in the European Cup in 1956–1957 after losing to Real Madrid, and they also came close to winning the UEFA Cup in 1989–1990, finishing as runners-up against Juventus after losing the first leg in Turin and drawing in the second leg in Avellino. Both times, the competition was against Real Madrid. Fiorentina is one of fifteen European teams that have competed in the finals of all three of the major continental competitions: the Champions League (1956–1957, the first Italian team to reach the final in the top continental competition), the UEFA Cup Winners (1960–1961 and 1961–1962), and the UEFA Cup. Fiorentina was the first Italian team to reach the final in the top continental competition (1989–1990).
The team has been playing its home games in the Stadio Artemio Franchi since 1931. The stadium’s current capacity is 43,147 people. Over the course of its history, the stadium has been known by a variety of names and has been subject to numerous restorations. The moniker “Viola” is commonly used to refer to Fiorentina, which is a reference to the team’s signature purple colors.
Football matches are played at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence, which is located in Italy. At the moment, it serves as the residence of ACF Fiorentina. The name “Comunale” was once commonly used to refer to this venue. When it was first built, it was known as the Stadio Giovanni Berta, after the Florentine fascist Giovanni Berta, who was responsible for its construction.
The stadium is made completely of reinforced concrete, and it features a tower that is 70 meters (230 feet) tall and bears the flagstaff for the stadium. This structure is referred known as the “Tower of Marathon.” Spiral ramps wrap around the tower’s foundation and connect the lower levels of the grandstand with the uppermost tiers of the structure. It was once known as the “Comunale,” but in 1991 it was renamed after Artemio Franchi, who had served as president of the FIGC in the past.
During preparations for the 1990 FIFA World Cup, the stadium received extensive renovations, one of which involved eliminating the running track and expanding the number of seats available. During the World Cup, this stadium was the site of three matches in Group A as well as Argentina’s victory over Yugoslavia in the quarterfinals by penalty shootout. Approximately 43,000 people can be seated at the same time at the stadium.
The fleur-de-lis, which is the official sign of the city of Florence and is depicted in red on a white background, has played an important role in the overall symbolism of the club.
The symbol we use now is a kite-shaped double lozenge with a gold border around it. The name of the club is represented by the letters “AC” in white and the letter “F” in red, which are found on the background of the outer lozenge, which is purple. The interior lozenge is white with a gold border and a red fleur-de-lis representing Florence in the center. Between the years 1992 and 2002, this logo was used, but once the club was revived in the wake of the financial crisis, the new iteration was unable to continue using the same design.
Florentia Viola was instead granted permission by the comune of Florence to use a stylized version of the city’s coat of arms, which is used in other city documents. The current club crest was purchased by Diego Della Valle the following year in a judicial auction for the price of €2.5 million, making it the most expensive club crest in all of Italian football.
Rocco Benito Commisso is an Italian American billionaire businessman. He founded, serves as chairman of, and is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Mediacom, which is the fifth largest cable television provider in the United States. Commisso was born on November 25, 1949. Since the year 2011, Commisso has held private ownership of the business.
He formerly held positions at several corporations, including Cablevision, the Royal Bank of Canada, and Chase Manhattan Bank, among others. Since 2017, Commisso has been the owner of the New York Cosmos as well as the chairman of the team. Since June 2019, Commisso has also been the owner of the Italian football club ACF Fiorentina.