Associazione Calcio Firenze Fiorentina was founded on 29 August 1926 in Florence, Italy.
Nicknamed La Viola, the club has played their home matched in an all-purple kit since 1928. The club’s crest features the emblem of the city of Florence, a red fleur-de-lis
Fiorentina play at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, which was opened in 1931. The stadium has a capacity of 47,282.
The club has won the Serie A on two occasions, in the 1955-56 and 1968-69 seasons. Fiorentina also have six Coppa Italia wins to their name, with their most recent victory coming in the 2000-01 season. In the 2013-14 season, Fiorentina finished as runners-up in the Coppa Italia after losing 3-1 to Napoli in the final.
Fiorentina have finished as runners up in the European Cup and UEFA Cup, in 1957 and 1990 respectively. The club did, however, win the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in the 1960-61 season.
The club’s all-time leading goalscorer is Argentine Gabriel Batistuta, who scored 168 goals in 269 games for the club. Giancarlo Antognoni holds the record for the most club appearances with 341. Other notable former players include Steven Jovetic, Riccardo Montolivo, Adriano, Adrian Mutu, Dunga, Rui Costa, Socrates and Roberto Baggio.
Notable former managers of the club include Sven-Goran Eriksson, Claudio Ranieri, Giovanni Trapattoni, Roberto Mancini, Dino Zoff and Vincenzo Montella. The club’s current manager is Paulo Sousa, who took over as manager in June 2015.