Torino Football Club is commonly referred to as Toro or Torino FC. It is an Italian football club that is based out of Turin. The club currently competes in the top tier of Italian football.

Quick History

The football club was founded in 1906 and is among the most successful teams in Italy with seven league titles to their credit. Along with Juventus and Inter Milan, Torino is the third side that holds the record for winning five back-to-back Italian Serie A titles.

The club’s logo carries the rampant bull which is a symbol of the city of Turin. They play their home matches at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino and wear their maroon kit for home games.

Sadly, the entire playing staff and most coaching staff were killed in the Superga Air Disaster in 1949.

Their last trophy arrived in 1992-93 when they won the Coppa Italia for the fifth time in their history.

Longest Match

Torino was one of the teams which featured in the longest footballing match to have ever been played. Following the First World War, the side had finished third in the Piedmont group in 1920-21 before going on to play Legnano in the semi-final round.

Country Italy Italy
City Torino
Founded 1906
Ground Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino
Nickname Il Toro (The Bull)
Captain Ricardo Rodriguez
Coach Ivan Juric
Website www.torinofc.it

Grande Torino

The side was especially dominant in the 1940s. It was during the era of the Grande Torino that they were recognized as one of the world’s most formidable teams at the time.

The match finished 1-1 after 90 minutes. Two extra halves of 30 minutes each followed as extra time but there was nothing to separate the two sides.

A third period of extra time was added on by the referee but the teams decided to discontinue the tie eight minutes into the third period of extra time.

Serie A

The club has won the Serie A title 7 times. They have also come runner-up 7 times as well.

The team won their first Serie A title in July 1927 but the title was revoked after it emerged that one of their medical staff had been involved in the bribing scandal.

However, the team responded the following year to claim the Scudetto. They created history along the way, defeating teams by huge scorelines before sealing the title in a game against AC Milan.

It was not until the Grande Torino era that the side won their next title.

The team was unbeaten in their run of five consecutive league titles. They were also the first side to win the Italian League and Italian Cup in the same season.

At the time, 10 of the 11 first-team members of the Italian national team were from Torino.

Their success ended in cruel fashion when the airplane carrying the team crashed against the Basilica of Superga because of dense fog and a faulty altimeter. In the aftermath of the disaster, the team started to decline.

They were relegated to Serie B in 1959 but won back promotion to the top tier in their very first attempt. Following a period of rebuilding, the side would go on to win the league for the seventh time in the 1975-76 season.

Financial Troubles

The club ran into financial trouble relating to debt and bankruptcy following the turn of the millennium in 2005. As such, they had to start all over from Serie B.

Even then, they qualified for the top division on their first attempt. However, Torino were relegated once again at the end of the 2008-09 season. They remained in the second tier for three consecutive years.

Back to Serie A

Torino regained their position in Serie A on May 20, 2012, under the guidance of Gian Piero Ventura.

They succeeded in remaining in Serie A the following year as well and surprised everyone by finishing seventh in 2013-14. Alessio Cerci and Ciro Immobile impressed in attack for Torino that season as Immobile claimed the Serie A golden boot with 22 strikes.

Notable Players

There have been a number of notable players who have called Torino FC home. They include:

Notable Coaches

There have also been a number of top coaches who have led Torino in the past. They include:

  • Imre Schoffer - 1926-1927
  • Tony Cargnelli - 1927-1934,1929-1936
  • András Kuttik, Antonio Janni -1942-1943
  • Luigi Ferrero - 1945-1947
  • Mario Sperone - 1947-1948
  • Leslie Lievesley, Oberdan Ussello -1948-1949
  • Edmondo Fabbri - 1967-1969
  • Giancarlo Cadé - 1969-1971
  • Gustavo Giagnoni - 1971-1974
  • Luigi Radice - 1975-1980, 1984-1989
  • Emiliano Mondonico - 1990-1994,1998-2000

Non-Playing Staff

Torino FC’s Board of Directors is currently made up of:

  • Chairman: Urbano Cairo
  • Vice-chairman: Giuseppe Cairo
  • Director-general: Antonio Comi
  • Sporting director: Davide Vagnati

The Supporting Staff as of 2023 are made up of:

  • Manager: Ivan Jurić
  • Assistant Coach: Manuele Cacicia
  • Fitness Coaches: Enrico Busolin,Paolo Solustri
  • Goalkeeping Coach: Paolo Di Sarno
  • Team Manager: Emiliano Moretti

Honors:

  • 1927–28, 1942–43, 1945–46, 1946–47,1947–48, 1948–49, 1975–76 - ItalianFootball Championship / Serie AWinners
  • 1907, 1914–1915, 1928–1929,1938–1939, 1941–42, 1976–77, 1984–85Italian Football Championship / Serie A Runner-ups
  • 1959–60, 1989–90, 2000–01 - Serie BWinners
  • 2004–05, 2011–12 - Serie BRunners-up
  • 1935–36, 1942–43, 1967–68, 1970–71,1992–93 - Coppa Italia Winners
  • 1937–38, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1969–70,1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1987–88 -Coppa Italia Runners-up
  • 1993 - Supercoppa ItalianaRunners-up

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