ACF Fiorentina

Based In Florence, the current football club was officially founded in 2002, but Fiorentina are actually among the historic greats of Italian football, with two championships to their name.

In 2002 financial irregularities forced the team to reinvent itself and submit to relegation to Serie C1. Fiorentina returned to Serie A in 2004 after a dramatic ascent of the tables and a change of name (briefly playing as Florentia Viola).

After Fiorentina – and their notorious fans – made their big re-entry into the top flight of Italian football, they have gradually been growing in stature.