Thursday, July 18, 2013


Genoa FC logo

Genoa FC was established in 1893 in Italy. It is actually known for the Cricket team also. No wonder that its name is normally Genoa Football and Cricket team. Luigi Ferraris is the stadium used by Genoa. Their president currently is called Enrico Preziosi.

 In history Genoa has played in serie A, serie B and a little bit in serie C. It is among the best four successful football clubs in Italy, a very encouraging history as not every team can be in best 4 without making remarkable history.

The 1st president of Genoa was from the UK namely Charles De Grave Sells. He stayed as a chairman from 1893 till  1897. Genoa has been administered by Italian presidents except the 1st president the 3rd the 13th. The 2nd president was from England while the 13th was from Argentina.

In the 2012-2013 season saw Genoa getting a 0-0 draw in three consecutive last matches, thus earning only 3 points in three matches and therefore it remained safe from relegation. Genoa finished the serie A league on the 17th position with 38 points just below FC Torino which had 39 points. We can find that Genoa has an average of 1 point for each game played.
As expected for any competitive club especially in serie A, having foreign players has been inevitable. There you can find such players like Moro Alhassan from Ghana and plays in the mid field. Another notable foreigner is Julian Velazquez, the Argentinean defender and Ze Eduardo, the striker from Brazil.

Genoa stadium location.

Some players from Genoa have been playing in other teams in Italy or outside Italy on loan basis. 22 players have been given out to play on-loan. Some of these are such as Selim Djemia who went to play for Astra Giurgiu FC in Romania, Massimo Bonani was taken to FC Lugano in Switzerland, and Vicenzo Renella at Cordoba in Spain.

In the last season Genoa suffered 3 biggest home defeats from Roma, Napoli and Chievo. Each of these teams defeated Genoa by 4-2. Genoa had a total of 15 draw matches out of 39 matches in one Itallian cup competition and 38 serie A ties.

Arturo Silvestri was the team manager of Genoa from 1970-1974. Arturo managed  a total of 6 clubs in Italy before coming to Genoa. He is among the Managers who spent a long time at Genoa as other Managers could spend mainly only one season before they stepped down. As  aplayer Arturo won 2 serie A trophies with AC Milan. Arturo also won the Latin Cu with AC Milan. In 4 years Arturo played for Modena FC a total of 107 matches and scored 8 goals before joining AC Milan from 1950-1955. He played for Italy’s national team in 1951, making only 3 appearances and he did not score any goal.

Genoa vs Palermo - Last season (2012-2013).

Linus Hallenius is a Swedish striker who plays for Genoa. He started his football career in Sweden at GIF Sundsvall and made 57 appearances for the Swedish club and scoring a total of 10 goals. In 2009 another Swedish club namely Hammarby IF bought him and he played 31 matches, scoring a total of 18 goals. In 2010 Linus joined Genoa. After playing once in 2010, he was sold on loan to FC Lugano in Switzerland where he appeared 9 times and scored a total of 3 goals. In 2011-2012 season Linus was sold on loan again to Padova FC, where he played 12 games and scored a total of 2 goals.

We expect to hear about the new signings for Genoa, as well as the drop outs as part of next season preparations.

What do you predict for the next season for Genoa. Will it be relegated? Will it be in best 6?