Happy Birthday to Fiorentina!
Fiorentina was founded in 1926 by the member of the National Fascist party marquis Luigi Ridolfi. He initiated a merge of two Florentine clubs — CS Firenze (ital. Club Sportivo Firenze) and PG Libertas (ital. Palestra Ginnastica Libertas). The main target of merging 2 strong clubs was to create a team capable to compete with rivals in the northwest of Italy.
Fiorentina football players came to a friendly match with Roma in violet jerseys with an emblem in the form of the Florentine lily for the first time on September 22, 1929. The team used to play in a red-white form up to that point.