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The Fiorentina football shirt is among the most popular of Italian club shirts. The Fiorentina shirt is very distinctive due to its deep purple colour. Due to the popularity of Fiorentina their shirts are always big sellers.
Fiorentina, known by their fans as Viola (Violet) and Gigliati (Lilies) were founded in 1926. Fiorentina was formed by local noble Luigi Ridolfi who initiated a merger of the two clubs CS Firenze and PG Libertas. The aim of this merger was to give Florence a stronger team that could compete better.
Fiorentina originally played in a half red half white style shirt much like the Feyenoord shirt. They then changed to their famous violet in 1928 and have stuck with it ever since.
Fiorentina currently play their home matches at the Stadio Artemio Franchi which holds a capacity of 47,282. This has been Fiorentina’s stadium since 1931.
Fiorentina have had many major honours over the years including two Serie A titles in 1956 and 1969. They have also won the Copa Italia six times last lifting the trophy in 2001 and the Supercoppa Italia in 1996. The trophies have not just been won domestically in Italy, Fiorentina have also won the Uefa Cup Winners Cup in 1961.
Fiorentina Football Shirts
This seasons Fiorentina away shirt is white with a violet trim and is of a very similar design to that of the Fiorentina home shirt. Such is the worldwide popularity of Fiorentina soccer merchandise, Lotto produce a wide range of clothing for the club. This includes the shorts and socks to accompany the home and away replica shirts as well as a great training range which comprises of tracksuits, polo shirts, training jerseys, sleeveless shirts, caps, scarves and jackets.
Many famous players past and present have pulled on the Fiorentina jersey including current stars such as Adrian Mutu, Riccardo Montolivo, Stevan Jovetić, Gaetano D’Agostino, Mario Santana, Khouma Babacar and Alberto Gilardino as well as stars of the past such as Gabriel Batistuta, Stefano Fiore, Luca Toni, Antonio Valentin Angelillo, Brian Laudrup, Stefan Effenberg, Francesco Baiano and Rui Costa.
Fiorentina are one of the great Italian clubs with a great history and some great players who have played for this club over the years. Having won the Serie A title and many other trophies in their history they will be looking to add more in the coming years under manager Siniša Mihajlović. With a few new additions to the current squad this Fiorentina team should be able to challenge the likes of AC Milan for the title. If you like violet and want to stand out from the crowd then the Fiorentina jersey is a must.