Category: Calcio Storico Fiorentino

Calcio Storico Fiorentino 2022

Calcio Storico Fiorentino Logo
Calcio Storico Fiorentino Logo [References: 1]

Results

Calcio Storico Fiorentino 2022

Match Day Semi-Finals
(Semi-Finals)
Calcio Storico Fiorentino
Piazza Santa Croce, Florence

(Semi-Finals)
Calcio Storico Fiorentino
Piazza Santa Croce, Florence

Match Day Final
(Final)
Calcio Storico Fiorentino
Piazza Santa Croce, Florence

Scores compiled from results reported on Calcio Storico Fiorentino Official Facebook Page. Please vist the Calcio Storico Fiorentino Facebook Page for Official Results as well as videos of the 2022 matches. [References: 2-4]

Report

After two low-scoring Semi-Finals, where Azzurri Santo Croce defeated Bianchi Santo Spirito 2-1 and Rossi Maria Santa Novella won 5-1 versus Verdi San Giovanni, the Azzurri and Rossi met in a stunning Final, with Azzurri winning 11½ to 7½ in the highest aggregate score for a Final in the Modern Era (since 1952). [References: 2-4]

TEAMS

TeamTranslation
Azzurri di Santa CroceBlues
Bianchi di Santo SpiritoWhites
Rossi di Santa Maria NovellaReds
Verdi di San GiovanniGreens
Teams 1952-Present [Reference: 2-3]

Azzurri v Bianchi 2012

Florence – jun 24 fighting players during calcio fiorentino match on june, 24,2012 calcio fiorentino calcio storico or calcio in costume is an historic florentine game, origins of modern football. Copyright: mkistryn [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_26115132_florence-jun-24-fighting-players-during-calcio-fiorentino-match-on-june-24-2012-calcio-fiorentino-ca.html [Accessed 25 June 2022]

ABOUT

Calcio Storico Fiorentino has been played in Florence, Tuscany since the Renaissance. The first organised match took place on February 17, 1530. It was revived in the 20th Century, first under the 1930s government of Mussolini, and then again after World War II in the Italian Republic. Earlier matches dating back to the 1400s mention games played in breaks between work by workers [Reference: 2-5]

The matches usually take place during the June Festival period, with four teams, Azzurri, Bianchi, Rossi and Verdi (Blues, Whites, Reds and Greens) representing the four quarters of the city of Florence. The match is played between 54 players – two teams of 27 – with teams reversing ends after each score. It is played on sand in the Plaza. There are usually a Semi-Finals and Final. Half Points are scored, and teams play in traditional dress. [References: 4-5]

The game play features the 27 players playing on a rectangular field of sand, measuring 80 metres by 40 metres. Nets at each end of the field span the entire width of the field. The aim is to score more goals than the opponent. Each team consists of 4 Goalkeepers, 3 fullbacks, 5 halfbacks and 15 forwards. There are little or no rules to the game. Players can punch, kick, wrestle or headbut their opponents, but cannot kick to the head and more than one player cannot attack another player at any one time. There are no substitutes and if your team has a player ejected or injured they are down a man. [References: 10]

Players are volunteers and the strategy of the forwards is to incapacitate or injure the opposing team while the halfbacks and fullbacks try to run with the ball through to other endbefore trying to score. Cacce (Goals) are scored by throwing or kicking the ball into the opposing teams net. If the ball goes over the net a half-cacce (half-goal) is scored for the opponent [References: 10]. The Rules were first described by Giovanni de’Bardi (a Florentine count) in 1580 and the draw for the semi-finals is made on Easter Sunday by drawing four different coloured balls. [Reference: 11]

Stamp from Monaco depicting Calcio Fiorentino

[11] MONACO – CIRCA 1963: A stamp printed by MONACO shows an illustration of the Calcio Fiorentino field and starting positions from a 1688 book by Pietro di Lorenzo Bini, Florence, circa 1963 [Reference: 7] By Sergey Goryachev / http://www.shutterstock.com

References

Logo References

[1] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Facebook (2022) Profile Picture [Internet] Available from: https://external-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/emg1/v/t13/14757605033774122771?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ticketone.it%2Fobj%2Fmedia%2FIT-eventim%2Fteaser%2Fevo%2Fartwork%2F2022%2Fcalcio-storico-biglietti.jpg&fb_obo=1&utld=ticketone.it&stp=c0.5000×0.5000f_dst-emg0_p1240x382_q75&ccb=13-1&oh=00_AT_PG8FvC3Cmr-jduZETXLx2SohICbM9489h7BqBFsZdww&oe=62B88E48&_nc_sid=c504da [Accessed 25 June 2022]

Results References

[2] Contro Radio Firenze Facebook (2022) June 11, 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?ref=saved&v=423145866090897 [Accessed 25 June 2022]

[3] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Facebook (2022) June 11, 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CalcioStoricoFi/posts/pfbid0f9M8D7Evb4XHnhTZygfDZkAWXhwAyCTtm1fcdfd758J2k3YFKzRmomGR3g2M4DAQl [Accessed 25 June 2022]

[4] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Facebook (2022) June 24, 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CalcioStoricoFi/posts/pfbid02URwYahu8jZKBAeVTJQoL9ChTtW1axDcpdEtDn3oWoA3CGVEaqcenr6BzMZ3vCrHil [Accessed 25 June 2022]

History References

[5] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) Risultati Partite [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/risultati_partite [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[6] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) Albo d’Oro [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/risultati_partite [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[7] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) CALCIO STORICO FIORENTINO [Internet] Available from: http://calciostoricofiorentino.it/?q=calcio-storico-fiorentino [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[8] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) Studies & Documentation [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/?q=studi_e_documentazione [Accessed 4 August 2020]

IMAGES

[9] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) IMG_0823 [Internet] Available from: http://calciostoricofiorentino.it/sites/default/files/IMG_0823.jpg [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[10] FLORENCE, ITALY – FEBRUARY 17, 2020: Calcio Storico and the rallying of the troops By BAHADIR ARAL AVCI / http://www.shutterstock.com

[11] MONACO – CIRCA 1963: A stamp printed by MONACO shows an illustration of the Calcio Fiorentino field and starting positions from a 1688 book by Pietro di Lorenzo Bini, Florence, circa 1963 By Sergey Goryachev / http://www.shutterstock.com

[12] FLORENCE – JUN 24 Fighting players during Calcio Fiorentino match on June, 24,2012 Calcio fiorentino calcio storico or calcio in costume is an historic florentine game, origins of modern football By mkistrynhttp://www.123rf.com

[13] You Tube Ninh Ly Channel (2017) The Rules of Calcio Fiorentino – EXPLAINED! [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obneC8zQNIQ&t=55s [Accessed 25 June 2022]

[14] Visit Florence (2022) Event – Calcio Storico Fiorentino [Internet] Available from: https://www.visitflorence.com/florence-events/calcio-storico-fiorentino.html [Accessed 25 June 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Francesco.

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 25 June 2022

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Calcio Storico Fiorentino 2020

Comune di Firenze Logo
Comune di Firenze Logo [Reference: 1]

Fixtures

Calcio Storico Fiorentino 2020

(Ia semifinale)
Calcio Storico Fiorentino
Piazza Santa Croce, Florence

(2a Semifinale)
Calcio Storico Fiorentino
Piazza Santa Croce, Florence

Report

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic the 1st and 2nd Semi-Finals (Verdi San Giovanni v Azzurri Santa Croce and Rossi Santa Maria Novella v Bianchi Santo Spirito) were both cancelled.

About Calcio Storico Fiorentino

Calcio Storico Fiorentino is a Renaissance Football game first played in Florence (Fiorentina), Tuscany in the 1400s by workers on breaks from work in the city. It was the first organised football in the world, rather than the Medieval mob football which preceeded it and where there were no rules or restrictions on numbers playing. It could be seen as part of the wider Renaissance whereby Tuscany’s ancient pre-Roman, pre-Catholic past was brought back. It is 27-a-side and played on sand in the Piazza di Santa Croce

[References: [4] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) CALCIO STORICO FIORENTINO [Internet] Available from: http://calciostoricofiorentino.it/?q=calcio-storico-fiorentino [Accessed 4 August 2020] and [5] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) Studies & Documentation [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/?q=studi_e_documentazione [Accessed 4 August 2020]

*The Tuscan language (Etruscan) is one which predates the Latin arrival in the Italian peninsula, and even though the letters and sounds are known there is no knowledge of the word meanings as no document translating Etruscan to Latin or Greek has ever been found. It does, however, sound similar to Basque, and therefore could be incuded in the Celtic sports section as part of the “Atlantic” or “Black Atlantic” family along with the Celtic languages, Basque and Berber (Tamashek) – half the words in the Gaelic language are of an Indo-European origin (Greek, Latin, Germanic, Slavic etc)and half of a North African Afro-Asiatic origin (Berber, Tuareg, Maltese, Hebrew, Arab etc).

[References: see Encyclopedia Brittanica sections on Indo-European, Celtic, and Afro-Asiatic languages: Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica ]

REFERENCES

IMAGES

[1] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) logo-tamburino-firenze [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/sites/default/files/logo-tamburino-firenze.png [Accessed 4 August 2020]

References

[2] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Wayback Machine (2020) Sorteggio 1a e 2a Semifinale [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20201031214703/http://calciostoricofiorentino.it/?q=node/404 [Accessed 20 July 2021]

[3] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Wayback Machine (2020) Torneo di San Giovanni: il vero vincitore è il personale impegnato nell’emergenza coronavirus [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20201031220903/http://calciostoricofiorentino.it/?q=node/406 [Accessed 20 July 2021]

[4] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) CALCIO STORICO FIORENTINO [Internet] Available from: http://calciostoricofiorentino.it/?q=calcio-storico-fiorentino [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[5] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) Studies & Documentation [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/?q=studi_e_documentazione [Accessed 4 August 2020]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Francesco.

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 20 July 2021

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2021

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

Calcio Storico Fiorentino 2008

Comune di Firenze Logo
Comune di Firenze Logo [References: 1]

Results

DateTeam 1Team 2
Semi-Finals
14.06.2008Azzurri di Santa Croce5Bianchi di Santo Spirito3 ½
15.06.2008Rossi di Santa Maria NovellaWinVerdi di San GiovanniForfeit #
FInal
24.06.2008Rossi di Santa Maria Novella 9 ½ Azzurri di Santa Croce 4
[References: 2]

Note: # Verdi di San Giovanni forfeited the Semi-Final with Rossi due to protesting at the introduction of new regulations.

Report

Rossi di Santa Maria Novella were Calcio Storico Fiorentino Champions in 2008 with a 9 ½ to 4 victory over Azzurri di Santa Croce in the Final. Calcio Storico Fiorentino (“Florentine Historical Football”) is a Medieval Football game, first organised in Renaissance Florence, Tuscany, Italy, that was first played by workers between breaks in work, and then organised matches beginning in 1530. It is played by four teams representing the four quarters of Florence during the main festival period in Florence each year.

References

Images

[1] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) logo-tamburino-firenze [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/sites/default/files/logo-tamburino-firenze.png [Accessed 4 August 2020]

Websites

[2] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) Risultati Partite [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/risultati_partite [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[4] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) CALCIO STORICO FIORENTINO [Internet] Available from: http://calciostoricofiorentino.it/?q=calcio-storico-fiorentino [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[5] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) Studies & Documentation [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/?q=studi_e_documentazione [Accessed 4 August 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Francesco.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 5 May 2021

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Calcio Storico Fiorentino 2009

Comune di Firenze Logo
Comune di Firenze Logo [References: 1]

Results

DateTeam 1Team 2
Semi-Finals
13.06.2009Rossi di Santa Maria Novella11Bianchi di Santo Spirito4
14.06.2009Azzurri di Santa Croce14Verdi di San Giovanni0
Final
24.06.2009Rossi di Santa Maria Novella 14Azzurri di Santa Croce3 ½
[References: 2]

Report

Rossi di Santa Maria Novella were 2009 Calcio Storico Fiorentino Champions having defeated Azzurri di Santa Croce 14- 3 ½ in the Final. Calcio Storico Fiorentino (“Florentine Historical Football”) is a Medieval Football game, first organised in Renaissance Florence, Tuscany, Italy, that was first played by workers between breaks in work, and then organised matches beginning in 1530. It is played by four teams representing the four quarters of Florence during the main festival period in Florence each year.

References

Images

[1] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) logo-tamburino-firenze [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/sites/default/files/logo-tamburino-firenze.png [Accessed 4 August 2020]

Websites

[2] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) Risultati Partite [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/risultati_partite [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[4] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) CALCIO STORICO FIORENTINO [Internet] Available from: http://calciostoricofiorentino.it/?q=calcio-storico-fiorentino [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[5] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) Studies & Documentation [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/?q=studi_e_documentazione [Accessed 4 August 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Francesco.

About this document

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Last Updated: 5 May 2021

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Calcio Storico Fiorentino 2011

Cumune Di Firenze Logo [Reference: 1]

Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Semi-Finals
18.06.2011Bianchi di Santo Spirito7Rossi di Santa Maria Novella1
19.06.2011Azzurri di Santa Croce12Verdi di San Giovanni
Final
24.06.2011Azzurri di Santa CroceBianchi di Santo Spirito
Calcio Storico Fiorentino 2011 [References: 2]

Report

Azzurri di Santa Croce won a close, low-scoring Calcio Fiorentino Final against Bianchi di Santo Spirito in 2011. They had earlier defeated Verdi di San Giovanni by a wide margin in the Semi-Finals, putting up a huge score of 12.

Calcio Storico Fiorentino Stock Photo - Azzurri di Santa Croce (Blue) v Bianchi di Santo Spirito (White) [Reference: 6][Picture Credit: Giuseppe Sabella]
Calcio Storico Fiorentino Stock Photo – Azzurri di Santa Croce (Blue) v Bianchi di Santo Spirito (White) [Reference: 6][Picture Credit: Giuseppe Sabella]

About

Calcio Storico Fiorentino has been played in Florence, Tuscany since the Renaissance, around 1460-1470 AD. The first organised match took place on February 17, 1530. It was revived in the 20th Century, first under the 1930s government of Mussolini, and then again after World War II in the Italian Republic. Earlier matches dating back to the 1400s mention games played in breaks between work by workers [Reference: 2-5]

The matches usually take place during the June Festival period, with four teams, Azzurri, Bianchi, Rossi and Verdi (Blues, Whites, Reds and Greens) representing the four quarters of the city of Florence. The match is played between 54 players – two teams of 27 – with teams reversing ends after each score. It is played on sand in the Plaza. There are usually a Semi-Finals and Final. Half Points are scored, and teams play in traditional dress.

References

Images

[1] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) logo-tamburino-firenze [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/sites/default/files/logo-tamburino-firenze.png [Accessed 4 August 2020]

Websites

[2] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) Risultati Partite [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/risultati_partite [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[4] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) CALCIO STORICO FIORENTINO [Internet] Available from: http://calciostoricofiorentino.it/?q=calcio-storico-fiorentino [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[5] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) Studies & Documentation [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/?q=studi_e_documentazione [Accessed 4 August 2020]

Images

[6] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) cover-1_0 [Internet] Available from:http://calciostoricofiorentino.it/sites/default/files/cover-1_0.jpg [Accessed 1 December 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Francesco.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 1 December 2020

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Calcio Storico Fiorentino 2010

Comune di Firenze Logo
Comune di Firenze Logo [Reference: 1]

Result

DateHome TeamAway Team
Final
24.06.2010Azzurri di Santa Croce11½Bianchi di Santo Spirito3
Calcio Storico Fiorentino 2010 [Reference: 2]

Report

Azzurri di Santa Croce won the 2010 Calcio Fioerntino Trofeo with a 11½ to 3 win over Bianchi di Santo Spirito in the Final. No Semi-Finals were played in 2010.

About

Calcio Storico Fiorentino has been played in Florence, Tuscany since the Renaissance. The first organised match took place on February 17, 1530. It was revived in the 20th Century. first under the 1930s government of Mussolini, and then again after World War II in the Italian Republic. Earlier matches dating back to the 1400s mention games played in breaks between work by workers [Reference: 2-5]

The matches usually take place during the June Festival period, with four teams, Azzurri, Bianchi, Rossi and Verdi (Blues, Whites, Reds and Greens) representing the four quarters of the city of Florence. The match is played between 54 players – two teams of 27 – with teams reversing ends after each score. It is played on sand in the Plaza. There are usually a Semi-Finals and Final. Half Points are scored, and teams play in traditional dress.

[6] Florence Italy, February 9th, 2019: football Serie A match between Fiorentina vs Napoli at Artemio Franchi Stadium. In the pic: Florentine historical football By Gennaro Di Rosa / http://www.shutterstock.com

References

Images

[1] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) logo-tamburino-firenze [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/sites/default/files/logo-tamburino-firenze.png [Accessed 4 August 2020]

Websites

[2] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) Risultati Partite [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/risultati_partite [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[4] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) CALCIO STORICO FIORENTINO [Internet] Available from: http://calciostoricofiorentino.it/?q=calcio-storico-fiorentino [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[5] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) Studies & Documentation [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/?q=studi_e_documentazione [Accessed 4 August 2020]

Images

[6] Florence Italy, February 9th, 2019: football Serie A match between Fiorentina vs Napoli at Artemio Franchi Stadium. In the pic: Florentine historical football By Gennaro Di Rosa / http://www.shutterstock.com

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Francesco.

About this document

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Last Updated: 26 November 2020

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Calcio Storico Fiorentino Finals 1952-Present

Comune di Firenze Logo
Comune di Firenze Logo [Reference: 1]

Finals 1952-Present

YearWinnersRunners-up
1952Rossi3Verdi½
1953RossiBianchi2
1954BianchiAzzurri½
1955Azzurri6Verdi
1956Bianchi6Azzurri
1957No Winner
1958Bianchi7Azzurri1
1959No winner
1960Bianchi6Azzurri1
1961Azzurri1Bianchi½
1962No winner
1963Rossi1Verdi½
1964Bianchi2Rossi
1965Rossi1Verdi½
1966BianchiAzzurri½
1967No winner
1968VerdiVerdi1
1969BianchiAzzurri½
1970Bianchi4Azzurri½
1971Bianchi5Rossi0
1972Bianchi1Azzurri0
1973Bianchi4Rossi1
1974BianchiRossi0
1975Bianchi5Azzurri½
1976Bianchi1Azzurri0
1977 *Bianchi½Azzurri½
1978 +BianchiAzzurri
1979Azzurri11Rossi1
1980AzzurriBianchi1
1981BianchiAzzurri
1982No winner
1983AzzurriBianchi
1984Azzurri4Verdi3
1985AzzurriBianchi3
1986Azzurri3Bianchi1
1987Azzurri4Rossi½
1988Azzurri5Bianchi3
1989AzzurriVerdi1
1990No winner
1991AzzurriVerdi
1992AzzurriRoss1
1993AzzurriVerdi
1994AzzurriVerdi½
1995Azzurri3Verdi
1996Verdi5Rossi1
1997No winner
1998Rossi11½Verdi4
1999Azzurri9Verdi0
2000Azzurri7Rossi3
2001BianchiNo opposition
2002Azzurri6Rossi3
2003Azzurri9Verdi
2004Rossi9Bianchi
2005Azzurri3Verdi0
2006No winner
2007Bianchi9Viola7
2008RossiAzzurri4
2009Rossi14Azzurri
2010Azzurri11½Bianchi3
2011AzzurriAzzurri
2012Bianchi4Azzurri0
2013Azzurri2Bianchi0
2014No winner
2015BianchiVerdi½
2016BianchiAzzurri6
2017Bianchi6Rossi
2018Rossi
2019Rossi
Finals 1952-Present [Reference: 2-3]

Report

Bianchi di Santo Spirito were the Champions most often from the 1950s to the 1970s, including a 10 year reign from 1969 to 1978. Azzurri di Santa Croce took over the mantle from 1979 to 1995 winning almost all the Finals during that period. From then on the winners roll has been more mixed, with Bianchi and Azzurri getting on the winners roll frequently, as well as Rossi di Santa Maria Novella on five occasions.

FLORENCE – JUN 24: Fighting players during Calcio Fiorentino match on June, 24,2012. Calcio fiorentino (calcio storico or calcio in costume) is an historic florentine game, origins of modern football [Reference: 9]

Teams

TeamTranslation
Azzurri di Santa CroceBlues
Bianchi di Santo SpiritoWhites
Rossi di Santa Maria NovellaReds
Verdi di San GiovanniGreens
Teams 1952-Present [Reference: 2-3]
[7] FLORENCE, ITALY – FEBRUARY 17, 2020: Calcio Storico and the rallying of the troops By BAHADIR ARAL AVCI / http://www.shutterstock.com

About

Calcio Storico Fiorentino has been played in Florence, Tuscany since the Renaissance. The first organised match took place on February 17, 1530. It was revived in the 20th Century. first under the 1930s government of Mussolini, and then again after World War II in the Italian Republic. Earlier matches dating back to the 1400s mention games played in breaks between work by workers [Reference: 2-5]

The matches usually take place during the June Festival period, with four teams, Azzurri, Bianchi, Rossi and Verdi (Blues, Whites, Reds and Greens) representing the four quarters of the city of Florence. The match is played between 54 players – two teams of 27 – with teams reversing ends after each score. It is played on sand in the Plaza. There are usually a Semi-Finals and Final. Half Points are scored, and teams play in traditional dress.

[8] MONACO – CIRCA 1963: A stamp printed by MONACO shows an illustration of the Calcio Fiorentino field and starting positions from a 1688 book by Pietro di Lorenzo Bini, Florence, circa 1963 [Reference: 7] By Sergey Goryachev / http://www.shutterstock.com

References

Images

[1] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) logo-tamburino-firenze [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/sites/default/files/logo-tamburino-firenze.png [Accessed 4 August 2020]

Websites

[2] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) Risultati Partite [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/risultati_partite [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[3] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) Albo d’Oro [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/risultati_partite [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[4] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) CALCIO STORICO FIORENTINO [Internet] Available from: http://calciostoricofiorentino.it/?q=calcio-storico-fiorentino [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[5] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) Studies & Documentation [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/?q=studi_e_documentazione [Accessed 4 August 2020]

Images

[6] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) IMG_0823 [Internet] Available from: http://calciostoricofiorentino.it/sites/default/files/IMG_0823.jpg [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[7] FLORENCE, ITALY – FEBRUARY 17, 2020: Calcio Storico and the rallying of the troops By BAHADIR ARAL AVCI / http://www.shutterstock.com

[8] MONACO – CIRCA 1963: A stamp printed by MONACO shows an illustration of the Calcio Fiorentino field and starting positions from a 1688 book by Pietro di Lorenzo Bini, Florence, circa 1963 By Sergey Goryachev / http://www.shutterstock.com

[9] FLORENCE – JUN 24 Fighting players during Calcio Fiorentino match on June, 24,2012 Calcio fiorentino calcio storico or calcio in costume is an historic florentine game, origins of modern football By mkistrynhttp://www.123rf.com

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Francesco.

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