Italy

When Juventus played their first match

This day in football history On 11 March 1900, Juventus played their first competitive match, losing 0–1 to Torinese. It was one of only four matches for them that season. Founded in November 1897, at approximately the same time the first Italian league contests began, Juventus were not admitted to the league until three years later. …

When Juventus played their first match

This day in football history On 11 March 1900, Juventus played their first competitive match, losing 0–1 to Torinese. It was one of only four matches for them that season. Founded in November 1897, at approximately the same time the first Italian league contests began, Juventus were not admitted to the league until three years later. At …

The founding of Inter

This day in football history Inter’s founding members On 9 March 1908, a group of players from the Milan Cricket and Football Club (now known as AC Milan), unhappy with the club’s restrictions on foreign players, formed their own club which they named Football Club Internazionale Milano. Inter has since become one of Italy’s most decorated clubs, …

The founding of Inter

This day in football history Inter’s founding members On 9 March 1908, a group of players from the Milan Cricket and Football Club (now known as AC Milan), unhappy with the club’s restrictions on foreign players, formed their own club which they named Football Club Internazionale Milano. Inter has since become one of Italy’s most decorated clubs, …

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 …

Paolo Maldini’s Milan debut

This day in football history On 20 January 1985, 16-year old defender Paolo Maldini made his first professional appearance, coming on as a second-half substitute for AC Milan. He would go on to become the club’s all-time appearance leader with 902. Maldini was following in the footsteps of his father, Cesare, who played defense at Milan …