Palermo Football Club


November 28, 2021

Palermo Football Club, more simply known as Palermo, is an Italian football club based in the city of Palermo. He plays in Serie C, third division of the Italian football championship. The first team of Southern Italy and sixth in Italy for seniority among the clubs active today, Palermo has 29 participations in the Serie A single-group championship. He achieved the best sporting results in the 2000s, during which he closed three editions of the Serie A championship in fifth place (two of which in a row) and reached the knockout stages of the 2005-2006 UEFA Cup. He has a Serie C Italian Cup won in 1992-1993 on his bulletin board. Regarding European cup appearances, the club has five seasons in the UEFA Cup / Europa League. The FIGC considers it 18th in the ranking of the scoring criteria of the sporting tradition of the federation, while it is 16th in the perpetual classification of Serie A. If we also consider the 3 Coppa Italia finals played (1974, 1979 and 2011), the 5 Serie B championships won, the 9 promotions in Serie A and its over a hundred-year history, Palermo represents one of the historic clubs of the South of Italy. Italy.


From the foundation to the beginning of the second postwar period

The history of Palermo officially begins on November 1, 1900, thanks to the contribution of the English community in the city and of Ignazio Majo Pagano, a young man who had known football in England and who had decided to import this new sport into his native Palermo. The first president is the English vice consul in Palermo Edward De Garston, first captain and coach George Edward Samuel Blake, who was an official of the same consulate. Blake, seven years earlier, had also taken part in the foundation of the Genoa Athletic & Cricket Club. Joseph Isaac Spadafora Whitaker certainly had a role in the first Palermo. Thus was born the Anglo-Palermitan Athletic and Foot-Ball Club, later renamed, in 1907, Palermo Foot-Ball Club. In the early years he won trophies limited to teams from Southern Italy, such as the Whitaker Cup or the Lipton Cup. With 1915 and the First World War, the company stopped all its activities; on February 16, 1920, with the name of Unione Sportiva Palermo, it rose from its ashes through one of the minor city teams, the "Racing FBC", given the major coat of arms of the previous club, later participating in local, regional and interregional competitions, then play completely amateur nature. During the 1926-1927 season, which was also the first to see professionalism in football, through the Viareggio Charter, serious financial difficulties led the team to withdraw from the newly redeveloped football scene and then merge, in 1928, with fellow citizens of the "Vigor". At the unification of the 1929 championships, Palermo started from the First Division, the third level of the Italian football championship of the time. In three years he reached the highest category of the Italian football pyramid, making his absolute debut in the 1932-1933 edition and remaining there for the following three seasons. In 1941 another corporate merger took place between Palermo and the "Unione Sportiva Juventina Palermo". The new association, which restarted from Serie C 1941-1942, obtained promotion to Serie B 1942-1943. He was subsequently suspended, from the same tournament, due to the landing in Sicily during the Second World War. At the end of the conflict he won the Sicilian war championship, and then landed in the National Division 1945-1946.

Until the nineties

In the period from the second post-war period up to the early 1970s, Palermo played six consecutive Serie A championships from 1948-49 to 1953-54, then continuing to alternate between Serie B and Serie A with five promotions from Serie B. to A in less than twenty-five years, with two cadet championships won. In the sept

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