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ACF Fiorentina

ACF Fiorentina
Football club information
Full nameA.C.F. Fiorentina SpA
NicknameViola (Violet), Gigliati (Lilies)
FoundedAugust 26, 1926(age 90)
StadiumStadio Artemio Franchi (capacity : 47290)
OwnerDiego and Andrea Della Valle
ChairmanItaly Mario Cognigni
ManagerSerbia Siniša Mihajlović
LeagueSerie A
2010 11Serie A, 9th
Current season2011 12 ACF Fiorentina season

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ACF Fiorentina, commonly referred to as simply Fiorentina, is a professional Italian football club from Florence, Tuscany. Founded by a merger in 1926, Fiorentina have played at the top level of Italian football for the majority of their existence; only four clubs have played in more Serie A seasons.

Fiorentina have won two Italian Championships, in 1955 56 and again in 1968 69, as well as winning six Coppa Italia trophies and one Italian Super Cup. On the European stage Fiorentina won the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1960 61 and lost the final one year later, they finished runners-up in the 1956 57 European Cup losing against Real Madrid and also came close to winning the UEFA Cup, finishing as runners-up in the 1989 90 season.

Since 1931 the club have played at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, which currently has a capacity of 47,282. The stadium has used several names over the years and has undergone several renovations. Fiorentina are known widely by the nickname Viola, a reference to their distinctive purple colours.

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