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Torino, also known as Il Toro (The Bull), is a professional football club based in Turin, Italy. The club was founded on December 3, 1906, and has since played its home matches at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, which has a capacity of over 27,000 spectators. The club’s traditional colours are maroon and white. 

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Torino History

Torino was founded in 1906 by a group of Juventus dissidents who were unhappy with their club’s decision to focus on international tournaments rather than domestic ones. In the early years of its existence, Torino played in various lower leagues before finally earning promotion to Serie A in 1929.

Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, Torino became one of the most successful football clubs in Italy, winning five Serie A titles, two Coppa Italia trophies, and one Mitropa Cup. Their success was largely due to their “Grande Torino” team, which included legendary players such as Valentino Mazzola and Guglielmo Gabetto. Tragically, the team’s success was cut short in 1949 when a plane carrying the entire team, as well as club officials and journalists, crashed into the Superga hillside near Turin, killing everyone on board.

In the decades that followed, Torino struggled to replicate its previous success, despite occasional strong showings. In the late 1970s, the club enjoyed a brief revival under coach Luigi Radice, winning the Coppa Italia twice in a row. The team also achieved a remarkable feat by reaching the UEFA Cup final in 1991, where they lost to Juventus on away goals.

Who Owns Torino

The current owner of Torino is Urban Cairo. Urban Cairo is an Italian businessman who owns Cairo Communication. He bought a 50.1% stake in the club in 2016 and has owned the club ever since. 

Torino Manager

Torinos current manager is Ivan Juric. After Juric retired from football and acquired his coaching badges he then became assistant coach at Inter Milan and Palermo. He then worked at Mantova before singing for Crotone. He managed to get Crotone promoted to the Serie A for the first time in the club’s history. He then joined Genoa but was very poor there. He then joined Hellas Veroans and had 2 seasons in Serie A with impressive results despite having one of the smallest budgets in the league. He then joined Torino in 2021 and has led them to 2 10th place finishes. 

Biggest Torino Transfers

Torinos biggest signings of all time have been:

  • Simone verdi from Napoli for £22.00m
  • Ivan Ilic from Hellas Veronas for £15.70m
  • Ciro Immobile from Juventus for £13.50m
  • Nikola Vlasic from West Ham for £12.80m
  • Simone Zaza from Valencia for £12.00m

Torinos biggest departures of all time have been:

  • Bremer from Juventus for £41.00m
  • Davide Zappacosta from Chelsea for £25.00m
  • Nikola Maksimovic from SSC Napoli for £21.00m
  • Ciro Immobile from Borussia Dortmund for £18.50m
  • Matteo Darmian from Manchester United for £18.00m

Torino Drama

Disgraced Hollywood star Kevin Spacey was pictured with the Torino owner ahead of a game against Spezia in 2023. Kevin Spacey posed with a personalised Torino shirt with club president Cairo 2 days after pleading not guilty to sexual assault charges at Southwark Crown Court. 

Who Plays For Torino Now

Torino have a decent squad with defenders such as Vanja Milinkovic-Savic, Mihai Popa, Perr Schuurs, Alessandro Buongiorno, David Zima, Ricardo Rodriguez, Saba Sazonov, Koffi Djiidji, Ange Caumenan N’Guessan, Mergim Vojvoda, Brandon Soppy, Saoul Bellanova and Valentino Lazaro. In midfield they have players such as Samuele Ricci, Adrien Tameze, Ivan Ilic, Karol Linetty, Gvidas Gineitis and Nikola Vlasic. In attack they have the likes of Nemanja Radonjic, Yann Karamoh, Demba Seck, Antonio Sanabria, Duvan Zapata and Pietro Pellegri. 

What Have Torino Won

Torino are one of the most successful clubs in Italy and they have won 7 Italian Serie A titles, 5 Coppa Italias, 3 Italian Serie B titles, and 1 Mitropa Cup. 

Torino 2023/24 Season Predictions

This season we predict Torino will have achieved a mid-table finish and could push for Europa Conference but will most likely fall short due to the quality of other teams in the league. Torino have strengthened very well this transfer window after bringing in Brandon Soppy, Lazaro, Vlasic, Radonjic and Duvan Zapata.

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