Torino F.C.

Torino Football Club (Italian pronunciation: [toˈriːno]), commonly referred to as Torino or simply Toro, is an Italian professional football club based in Turin, Piedmont. They currently plays in Serie A.

Torino
Full nameTorino Football Club S.p.A.
Nickname(s)Il Toro (The Bull)
I Granata (The Maroons)
Il Vecchio Cuore Granata (The Old Maroon Heart)
Founded
  • 3 December 1906; 114 years ago (3 December 1906), as Foot-Ball Club Torino
  • 1 September 2005; 16 years ago (2005-09-01), as Torino Football Club
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GroundStadio Olimpico Grande Torino
Capacity27,958[3]
OwnerUT Communication
ChairmanUrbano Cairo
Head coachIvan Jurić
LeagueSerie A
2020–21Serie A, 17th of 20
WebsiteClub website
Current season
The progress of Torino in the Italian football league structure since the first season of a unified Serie A (1929/30).

Founded as Foot-Ball Club Torino in 1906, Torino are among the most successful clubs in Italy with seven league titles, including five consecutive league titles during the 1940s. The Grande Torino, as the team was known, was widely recognised as one of the strongest footballing sides of the period, until the entire team was killed in the 1949 Superga air disaster.[1] They have also won the Coppa Italia five times, the last of which was in the 1992–93 season. Internationally, Torino won the Mitropa Cup in 1991 and were finalists in the UEFA Cup in 1991–92.

Torino plays all of its home games at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino (also known as the Stadio Comunale "Vittorio Pozzo" until 2006). The club's traditional colour is maroon, and its symbol is a rampant bull, the traditional symbol of the city of Turin, from which the club's nickname is derived, "Il Toro" (The Bull). Torino have a local rivalry with Juventus F.C. and the two sides contest the Derby della Mole.