Melinda Gallo is a writer who has been living in Florence since 2004. In her blog, Living in Florence (www.melindagallo.com/blog), she recounts her life in a city that she loves and appreciates more every day.
Part of living abroad for an extended period is getting to know the local sports teams, and Florence has many to follow, from water polo and rugby to, of course, soccer. Browse back issues of TF for other students' experiences, whether discovering Florence's museum of soccer (TF 114) or
Season ends in a
For the last
game of the season, the Fiorentina played against Brescia, though neither team
had anything to fight for: Fiorentina could not reach the European
qualifications and Brescia was headed for the Serie B. After only two minutes,
left-winger Juan Manual Vargas scored
Fiorentina was founded by Marquis Luigi Ridolfi in 1926 by uniting two
different soccer teams: PGF Libertas Firenze and Club Sportivo Firenze.
though the Fiorentina was not established until 1926, soccer was introduced to
Florence in 1898. The city's first team had an English name, the '
Gilardino scores, but Fiorentina loses The day before the Fiorentina met second-rank Inter at the San Siro satdium in Milan on May 8, head coach Sinisa Mihajlovic said in a press conference, ‘I have great confidence in my boys.’ At the 25th minute of play, ex-Viola striker Gianpaolo Pazzini scored a goal for […]
Cerci scores a double for the Fiorentina The Fiorentina flew to Sardinia to play against eighth-ranked Cagliari for the 34th match of the season on April 23. Historically, the Fiorentina has not had a good record at the Sant’Elia stadium, but with this game, everything changed. The Fiorentina held the match at 0-0 until […]
Fiorentina suffers a loss at Franchi
On April 10, the current top-ranking team, Milan, came
to Franchi Stadium to play against the Fiorentina. After only eight minutes of
play, Dutch midfielder Clarence Seedorf scored a goal for Milan. The Fiorentina
tried to even the score, to no avail, and
Coppa Italia Primavera 2010-2011
March 16 draw in Florence, the Fiorentina and Roma met again on March 30 for
the finals of the Coppa Italia Primavera. Swiss striker Haris Seferovic scored
the first goal after 27 minutes of play, putting the Fiorentina in the lead.
defender Manuel Pasqual celebrated his 29th birthday on March 13. Originally
from a town outside of Venice, Pasqual arrived in Florence six years ago. Since
he has been with the team, he has appeared in over 138 matches. Viola striker
Babacar celebrated his 18th birthday on March 16. French
went to Verona on March 13 to win an important match against Chievo. Head coach
Sinisa Mihajlovic said in a press conference the day before the match, ‘I have
faith in my players.' After many missed opportunities to score a goal in the
first half, Juan Manuel