Derby della Lanterna


The Derby della Lanterna, Italian for the "Derby of the Lantern", is Genoa's local derby, played by U.C. Sampdoria and Genoa C.F.C.[1] It takes place at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, which both clubs share.

Derby della Lanterna
Other namesGenoa Derby, Derby of the Lighthouse
LocaleGenoa, Italy
Teams
First meetingSampdoria 3–0 Genoa
Serie A
(3 November 1946 (1946-11-03))
Latest meetingGenoa 1–1 Sampdoria
Serie A
(3 March 2021)
StadiumsStadio Luigi Ferraris
Statistics
Meetings total103
Most winsSampdoria (40)
Largest victorySampdoria 5–1 Genoa
Serie A
(17 October 1948)

Background


The derby's name is derived from the Torre della Lanterna, the ancient landmark and the main lighthouse for the city's port.[2]

The rivalry is fueled by the fact that Genoa has a long history, being Italy's oldest football club, while Sampdoria is the country's newer continuously operating club.[3]

It is the oldest derby in Italian football with the first match being played in 1902, when Sampdoria were known as Andrea Doria.[4] 49 matches were played in total between Genoa and this incarnation of Sampdoria, with the former emerging with 30 victories in all competitions, with only eight wins for Andrea Doria.[4]

In 1946, a merger occurred between Sampierdarenese and Andrea Doria to form Sampdoria and the current incarnation of the rivalry began.[4] The first match between Sampdoria and Genoa was held in November 1946 with 45,000 fans and the President of the Republic Enrico De Nicola in attendance.[5] The upstarts Sampdoria won 3–0 as Giuseppe Baldini scored the first goal with a long-range thunderbolt that was so good that Genoa’s Juan Carlos Verdeal went to shake his hand after it crossed the line.[5]

Statistics


As of 3 March 2021

Competition Played Genoa
Wins
Draws Sampdoria
Wins
Genoa
Goals
Sampdoria
Goals
Serie A761929297995
Serie B144551112
Coppa Italia133461516
Total104263841105123

Results


League matches

Dates are in dd/mm/yyyy form.

  Sampdoria win   Draw   Genoa win

Genoa vs Sampdoria Sampdoria vs Genoa
Season
Division
Date
Venue
Score
Date
Venue
Score
1946–47 Serie A 03.03.1947 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
2–3
03.11.1946 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
3–0
1947–48 Serie A 16.11.1947 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
2–1
22.04.1948 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
1–1
1948–49 Serie A 06.02.1949 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–0
17.10.1948 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
5–1
1949–50 Serie A 09.10.1949 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–1
12.02.1950 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
1–1
1950–51 Serie A 22.04.1951 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
2–3
03.12.1950 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
2–1
1954–55 Serie A 10.04.1955 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
1–1
14.11.1954 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
2–2
1955–56 Serie A 23.10.1955 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
2–1
18.03.1956 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–0
1956–57 Serie A 17.03.1957 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
1–1
28.10.1957 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
3–2
1957–58 Serie A 01.11.1957 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
3–1
09.03.1958 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–0
1958–59 Serie A 29.03.1959 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–0
16.11.1958 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
2–1
1959–60 Serie A 15.11.1959 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
1–2
03.04.1960 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
3–0
1962–63 Serie A 14.10.1962 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
2–1
17.02.1963 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
3–1
1963–64 Serie A 22.03.1964 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–1
19.01.1964 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–1
1964–65 Serie A 22.11.1964 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
2–1
04.04.1965 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–1
1966–67 Serie B 12.03.1967 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
1–0
16.10.1966 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–0
1973–74 Serie A 25.11.1973 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–2
17.03.1974 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
1–1
1976–77 Serie A 07.11.1976 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
1–1
13.03.1977 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
1–2
1978–79 Serie B 18.03.1979 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–1
22.10.1978 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–2
1979–80 Serie B 28.10.1979 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–0
16.03.1980 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
3–2
1980–81 Serie B 10.05.1981 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
1–1
07.12.1980 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
1–1
1982–83 Serie A 28.11.1981 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
1–1
10.04.1982 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
2–2
1983–84 Serie A 18.03.1984 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–0
10.04.1982 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
2–0
1989–90 Serie A 01.10.1989 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
1–2
11.02.1990 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–0
1990–91 Serie A 25.11.1990 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–0
30.03.1991 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
1–2
1991–92 Serie A 27.10.1991 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–0
15.03.1992 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
2–2
1992–93 Serie A 28.03.1993 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–0
01.11.1992 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
4–1
1993–94 Serie A 05.12.1993 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
1–1
10.04.1994 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
1–1
1994–95 Serie A 30.04.1995 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
2–1
04.12.1994 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
3–2
1999–2000 Serie B 22.10.1999 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
1–1
20.03.2000 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–1
2000–01 Serie B 02.04.2001 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
2–0
07.11.2000 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
2–0
2001–02 Serie B 04.11.2001 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
1–0
07.04.2002 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–0
2002–03 Serie B 19.04.2003 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–2
07.04.2002 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
2–1
2007–08 Serie A 17.02.2008 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–0
23.09.2007 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
2–1
2008–09 Serie A 03.05.2009 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
3–1
23.09.2007 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–1
2009–10 Serie A 29.11.2009 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
3–0
11.04.2010 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
1–0
2010–11 Serie A 08.05.2011 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
2–1
19.12.2010 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–1
2012–13 Serie A 14.04.2013 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
1–1
18.11.2012 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
3–1
2013–14 Serie A 03.02.2014 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–1
15.09.2013 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–3
2014–15 Serie A 28.09.2014 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–1
24.02.2015 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
1–1
2015–16 Serie A 05.01.2016 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
2–3
08.05.2016 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–3
2016–17 Serie A 11.03.2017 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–1
22.10.2016 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
2–1
2017–18 Serie A 04.11.2017 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–2
07.04.2018 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–0
2018–19 Serie A 25.11.2018 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
1–1
14.04.2019 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
2–0
2019–20 Serie A 14.12.2019 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
0–1
22.07.2020 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
1–2
2020–21 Serie A 03.03.2021 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
1–1
01.11.2020 Stadio Luigi Ferraris
1–1

Cup matches

Season
Competition
Round
Date
Stadium
Home team
Result
Away team
1957–58Coppa ItaliaGroup stage22.06.1958Stadio Luigi FerrarisGenoa
1–3
Sampdoria
19.07.1958Stadio Luigi FerrarisGenoa
2–0
Sampdoria
1966–67Coppa ItaliaGroup stage30.09.1966Stadio Luigi FerrarisSampdoria
1–0
Genoa
1968–69Coppa ItaliaGroup stage08.09.1968Stadio Luigi FerrarisSampdoria
2–1
Genoa
1969–70Coppa ItaliaGroup stage31.08.1972Stadio Luigi FerrarisGenoa
1–1
Sampdoria
1971–72Coppa ItaliaGroup stage19.09.1971Stadio Luigi FerrarisSampdoria
1–1
Genoa
1972–73Coppa ItaliaGroup stage30.09.1972Stadio Luigi FerrarisGenoa
1–1
Sampdoria
1978–79Coppa ItaliaGroup stage30.08.1978Stadio Luigi FerrarisGenoa
0–1
Sampdoria
1989–90Coppa ItaliaSecond Round30.08.1989Stadio Luigi FerrarisGenoa
0–1
Sampdoria
1996–97Coppa ItaliaRound of 3228.08.1996Stadio Luigi FerrarisGenoa
2–2
Sampdoria
02.10.1996Stadio Luigi FerrarisSampdoria
0–2
Genoa
2002–03Coppa ItaliaGroup stage03.09.2002Stadio Luigi FerrarisGenoa
1–2
Sampdoria
2020–21Coppa ItaliaFourth round26.11.2020Stadio Luigi FerrarisSampdoria
1–3
Genoa

Head-to-head ranking in Serie A (1930–2021)


P. 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
1 1
2 2
3 3 3
4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
7 7 7 7 7 7 7
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13
14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14
15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
16 16 16 16 16 16 16
17 17 17 17 17 17
18 18 18
19
20 20

Total: Genoa with 16 higher finishes, Sampdoria with 29 higher finishes (as of the end of the 2020–21 season).

Notes:

  • Genoa finished 12th in their group and did not qualify for the final round of 8 teams in 1946

Honours


Sampdoria [6] Competition Genoa [7]
Domestic
1Italian Football Championship / Serie A9
4Coppa Italia1
1Supercoppa Italiana
2Serie B6
8Total16
European
1UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
1Total0
9Grand Total16

Chronological order of honours

Table correct as of 29 November 2017.
Competition 1898 1899 1900 1902 1903 1904 1915 1923 1924 1937 1985 1988 1989 1990 1991 1994 Total
Serie A
Genoa
Genoa
Genoa
Genoa
Genoa
Genoa
Genoa
Genoa
Genoa
Sampdoria
10
Coppa Italia
Genoa
Sampdoria
Sampdoria
Sampdoria
Sampdoria
5
Supercoppa Italiana
Sampdoria
1
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
Sampdoria
1

References


  1. "Genoa-Samp, il derby della Lanterna più rovente della storia" (in Italian). Sky Sport Italia. 8 May 2011. Archived from the original on 13 May 2011.
  2. "Genoa v Sampdoria - Derby della Lanterna". forzaitalianfootball.com. Forza Italian Football. 15 September 2013. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  3. ""Lighthouse derby" illuminates Italy". FIFA.com. April 2010.
  4. "The Derby della Lanterna: A history". Football Italia. 14 December 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  5. "FIVE HISTORIC MOMENTS IN THE DERBY DELLA LANTERNA". Forza Italian Football. 9 March 2017. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  6. "Honours". UC Sampdoria. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  7. "Honours". Genoa CFC. Retrieved 29 November 2017.