Italian Footballers' Association


The Italian Footballers' Association (Italian: Associazione Italiana Calciatori), also referred to by the acronym AIC, is the association for footballers in Italy. It was established in 1968 and currently has 4,500 members, of which 2,500 are professionals.[1][2]

AIC
Associazione Italiana Calciatori
Founded1968
HeadquartersVicenza
Location
Members
4,500 (2,500 professionals)
Key people
Damiano Tommasi, President
Gianni Grazioli, General Secretary
AffiliationsENPALS, CIDS, FIFPro
Websiteassocalciatori.it

The aims of the AIC are to protect, improve and negotiate the conditions, rights and status of all professional players by collective bargaining agreements.[2]

History


The AIC was founded in Milan, on 3 July 1968. Among the charter members there were notable footballers, such as Giacomo Bulgarelli, Sandro Mazzola, Gianni Rivera, Ernesto Castano, Giancarlo De Sisti, Giacomo Losi and Sergio Campana. The latter, who is also a lawyer and had retired from football a year before, was appointed president of the association.[1] Campana held the position for 43 years, before announcing his intention to step down in April 2011.[3] Former footballer Damiano Tommasi was officially appointed as the new president on 9 May 2011.[4]

Gran Galà del Calcio


Since 1997, AIC has held the Gran Galà del Calcio (formerly the Oscar del Calcio until 2011), a series of awards given to the best players, the best coach and the best referee of Serie A every season.[5]

See also


References


  1. "La storia". assocalciatori.it (in Italian). Associazione Italiana Calciatori. Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2010.
  2. "Il ruolo". assocalciatori.it (in Italian). Associazione Italiana Calciatori. Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2010.
  3. "Lettera aperta di Campana alla fine del suo mandato". assocalciatori.it (in Italian). Associazione Italiana Calciatori. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011.
  4. "Damiano Tommasi nuovo Presidente". assocalciatori.it (in Italian). Associazione Italiana Calciatori. 2 May 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011.
  5. "Oscar del Calcio". assocalciatori.it (in Italian). Associazione Italiana Calciatori. Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2010.