Genoa News

Genoa is the oldest football club in Italy and is based in Genoa, Liguria, Italy. Currently playing in the Serie A, their home stadium is known as the Luigi Ferraris Stadium and has a capacity of over 36,000. Genoa fans are often referred to as ‘I Grifone’ or the griffins in english. They are also well known for their split red and blue kits. 

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Genoa History

Genoa was founded in 1893 as Genoa Cricket and Athletic Club by Englishmen as an English club abroad. Football quickly became its main focus and when the Italian football league played their first championship in 1898, Genoa won it. They then won back-to-back titles and dropped the athletics completely, changing the name to Genoa Cricket and Football Club. They then played international matches and opened the Luigi ferraris Stadium which they still use today in 1911. In 1928 the club was forced to change their name by the fascist Italian party to Genoa 1893 Circolo del Calcio. However by 1945 they had changed their name back to Genoa Cricket and Football Club. They then continued to play in the Serie A achieving mild international success and having brief spells in the Serie B and even Serie C. 

Who Owns Genoa

Genoa is owned by American investment firm 777 Partners. Genoa are now the 6th club to come under the ownership of 777 Partners. 

Genoa Manager

Genoa’s current manager is Alberto Golardino. Alberto Gilardino is a very new coach who has managed clubs such as Rezzato and Pro Vercelli before taking over Serie C side Siena and helping them achieve promotion to Serie B. He then took control of Genoa and guided them to the Serie A in his first season. 

Biggest Genoa Transfers

Genoas biggest transfers of all time have been:

  • Andrea Pinamonti from Inter Milan for £19.50m
  • Stefano Sturaro from Juventus for £16.50m
  • Robert Acquafresca from Inter Milan for £15.00m
  • Diego Milito from Real Zaragoza for £13.00m
  • Mateo Retegui from Tigre for £12.00m

Genoas biggest sales have been:

  • Krzysztof Piatek to AC Milan for £35.00m
  • Cristian Romero to Juventus for £31.50m
  • Diego Milito to Inter Milan for £28.00m
  • Nicolo Rovella to Juventus for £26.00m
  • Andrea Pinamonti to Inter Milan for £21.00m

Genoa Drama

In 2012 Genoa were losing a Serie A match 4-0 against Siena. As a result of this terrible scoreline a small group of Genoa ultras threw smoke bombs and firecrackers onto the pitch. They also ordered that the players give them their shirts. What was surprising is that the Genoa players actually gave in and handed over their shirts to the fans. 

Who Plays For Genoa Now

Genoa have a solid squad which features defenders such as Josep Martinez, Nicola Leali, Radu Dragusin, Koni De Winter, Johan Vasquez, Alan Matturo, Alessandro Vogliacco, Mattia Bani, Davide Biraschi, Aaron Martin, Ridgeciano Haps, Marko Pajac, Silvan Hefti and Stefano Sabelli. The midfield features players such as Milan Badelj, Stefan Ilsanker, Morten Thornsby, Morten Frendrup, Pablo Galdames, Filippo Melegoni, Filip Jagiello, Kevin Strootman, Ruslan Malinovskyii and Mattia Aramu. Their attack features players such as Albert Gudmundsson, Junior Messias, Mateo Retegui, Kelvin Yeboah, George Puscas, Caleb Ekuban and Guven Yalcin. 

What Have Genoa Won

Genoa dominated Italian football during the inception of the league and therefore have 9 Serie A titles. They also have 1 Coppa Italia and 6 Serie B titles. 

Genoa 2023/24 Season Predictions

Genoa have a solid squad and have made some very good signings including striker Mateo Retegui and midfielders Ruslan Malinovskyi and Kevin Strootman. They have come up from the Serie B and strengthened very well. We predict Genoa will finish lower mid-table, they will definitely survive relegation but we do not expect to see them pushing for European spots. 

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