Monday, May 21, 2012

Il Grande Torino ("The Great Torino")

The Toro ( Torino Football Club ) is officially promoted to serie A. All the die hard fans were gathered in the center of Turin to celebrate, and again, the players came into town on a open top bus, and again I stayed on my balcony and watched.
Toro has been bouncing from serie A to serie B and from serie B back to serie A, lets hope this time they can stay in serie A for good, I do hope so.

Torino Football Club, commonly referred to as simply Torino, is a professional Italian football club based in Turin, Piedmont, that was founded in 1906 (refounded in 2005). The club has spent most of its history in the top tier in Italian football. Torino, who play in claret (Italian : granata) shirts with white shorts, have won Serie A seven times, first in 1927–28 and most recently in 1975–76. They have also won the Coppa Italia five times. On the European stage, the nearest Torino came to success was when they finished as runners-up in the UEFA Cup; this was achieved in 1991–92. Historically, Torino are the joint fifth most successful club in Italian football in terms of championships won. The club was known as Associazione Calcio Torino until 1970, and as Torino Calcio from 1970 to 2005.

Torino's traditional rivals are their crosstown neighbours Juventus, with whom they contest the Derby della Mole. While Juventus has a more widespread support internationally, Torino's fan base tends to be more localized. The derby between Torino and Juventus does not have the international standing of the Milan's derby, but is strongly felt in Turin and Italy. Juventus is the team with more supporters in the Bel Paese, but Torino is the Turin area's first team.The mixture is explosive, and in the years when the teams meet, the atmosphere is always hot with frequent riots. ( Text from : )


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