Parma F.C.

FC Parma ( officially: Parma Football Club SpA) is a football club from the northern Italian city of Parma.

The club was formed in the summer of 2004 from the bankrupt in the Parmalat group, from the traditional club AC Parma removed and was refounded as FC Parma.

  • 3.1 Goalkeeper
  • 3.2 Defense
  • 3.3 midfielder
  • 3.4 Forward
  • 5.1 National
  • 5.2 International


Start-up phase

The club was originally founded in 1913 under the name Verdi AC. However, the club name was quickly changed to the name of the city. The club continued to commute the most of its existence between the second-rate series B and the third-rate series C. then the end of the 1960s, he rose into the semi-professional leagues in Italy.

After the club several times changed hands and names, he joined in 1970 with the AC Parmense together. The club was relegated again in the Italian professional league, but had little success until the mid- 1980s.

Sporting high phase

In 1985, the Italy coach Arrigo Sacchi later took over the management of the association. Under his leadership the AC Parma champion of Serie C1. When the club was in the middle of the series B, Sacchi moved to AC Milan.

Sacchi's successor Nevio Scala led the AC Parma in 1990 for the initial rise in the Series A. With the commitment of some talented players from abroad formed Scala a top team. In the first year, the team managed to qualify to the sixth place in the Serie A for the UEFA Cup.

The success was financed by the Italian food group Parmalat, which turned out to be a sponsor available and acquired a stake of 45 percent of the association.

The success of AC Parma at national and international level made ​​the club for many Stars interesting. Thus, the Italian international Fabio Cannavaro, Gianfranco Zola, Dino Baggio and Diego Fuser joined the club.

Coach Nevio Scala in 1996 left the club and his position was taken over by Carlo Ancelotti. With him in 1997 for the runner- managed the best placement of the club in its history. At the end of the AC Parma, just two points behind the champions Juventus Turin was.

Since his promotion to Serie A, the AC Parma could qualify for a European competition in each respective following year. The following three European trophies won by the club here: 1993 the European Cup Winners' Cup and 1995 and 1999, the UEFA Cup.

Decline of AC Parma and foundation as FC Parma

In the summer of 2004 had the parent company of Parma, the Parmalat Group, filed for bankruptcy. This also applied to the AC Parma. Only by an introduced by the Italian Industry Minister Antonio Marzano law of association could be dissolved out of the bankruptcy estate of Parmalat and thus saved from liquidation. As the successor of the club Parma FC was founded and took over the starting point of the AC Parma in Serie A and was put off until the end of the 2005/06 season under bankruptcy protection.

Recent Developments

On 15 December 2004 Pietro Carmignani took over as coach of the Italian first division and followed the previously dismissed Silvio Baldini, who won the AC Parma 2002, the Coppa Italia. In the season 2004/ 05 the financial turmoil led almost to the descent of the association, but the transition to Serie B was just avoided. In the following season, it was sporty feeling better and you could - thanks to the judgments in Italian football scandal - again qualify for the UEFA Cup.

On 12 May 2008 a game to end the season 2007/08 until March 11, 2008 committed coach Héctor Cúper was dismissed due to the threat of relegation. His successor was a youth coach Andrea Manzo. At the end of the season of FC Parma still got a table next to last in the series from B, but managed to direct revival and played back perfectly in season 2009/10. End of the season the league was secured with the receipt of the eighth place is reached, three points behind Juventus to qualify for the UEFA Europa League was just missed.

The season 2010/11 was mixed for FC Parma and they finished the season starting on the 12th Tabellplatz. On the other hand you missed in the 2011/12 season as a table of eight to qualify for the UEFA Europa League again just barely - in the end were missing two points on the table Sixth Inter Milan.

Squad of the 2013/14 season

1 Pavarini | 2 Cassani | 3 Molinaro | 5 Gargano | 6 Lucarelli (C ) | 7 Biabiany | 8 Galloppa | 9 Cerri | 10 Pozzi | 11 Amauri | 16 Parolo | 17 Palladino | 18 Gobbi | 19 Felipe | 20 Obi | 22 Janković | 23 Schelotto | 24 Munari | 26 Mauri | 29 Paletta | 30 Acquah | 31 Vergara | 32 Marchionni | 35 Rossini | 83 Mirante | 91 Bajza | 99 Cassano

Coach Roberto Donadoni

Former Players





Coach History



  • Coppa Italia: Winners (3): 1991/92, 1998/99, 2001/ 02
  • Finalist (2): 1994/95, 2000/ 01
  • Winner (1): 1999
  • Finalist (3): 1991, 1995, 2002


  • European Cup Winners' Cup: Winner (1): 1992/93
  • Finalist ( 1): 1993/94
  • Winner ( 1): 1995
  • Finalist (1): 1997