Genoa

The genesis of Genoa CFC, Italy’s oldest team

This day in football history James Richardson Spensley (Genoa CFC) On 10 April 1897, the Genoa Cricket and Athletic Club expanded into football, making them the oldest existing team in Italy. At the time, the only other football teams were in Turin — Internazionale Torino and FCB Torinese. Genoa, founded in 1893 by British expatriates, initially devoted their attentions …

The murder of Genoa supporter Vincenzo Spagnolo

This day in football history On 29 January 1995, 24-year old Genoa supporter Vincenzo Claudio Spagnolo was stabbed before a match against AC Milan. He died later that day while undergoing surgery. According to reports, Spagnolo was on his way into Genoa’s Stadio Luigi Ferraris when he and other Genoa supporters were attacked by a group …