Having established a real sense of unity, the Ultras' heyday came in the late 1980s to early 1990s, when coach Osvaldo Bagnoli led the Rossoblu to a fourth-place finish in Serie A and European qualification. Genoa's trip to face Liverpool in the quarter-final of the Uefa Cup in 1992 is fondly remembered for the vociferous and powerful support at Anfield. The Genoa fans were applauded by the Liverpool supporters at the final whistle.

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Below is the endless presidential history of Genoa, from when the club was first founded playing cricket and athletics, until the present day.[24]

Ligurian agriculture has increased its specialisation pattern in high-quality products (flowers, wine, olive oil) and has thus managed to maintain the gross value-added per worker at a level much higher than the national average (the difference was about 42% in 1999).[36] The value of flower production represents over 75% of the agriculture sector turnover, followed by animal farming (11.2%) and vegetable growing (6.4%).

Skuhravy's heading ability was also one of his trademarks When Genoa were awarded a corner in the early 1990s, fans would feel that tingling of anticipation that the rest of us only get with a well-placed free-kick. Skuhravy would win the header so often than, even if he did not score directly, he would more than likely set up someone else. Many opposing fans were left with nightmares about a tall man with long hair in a Genoa kit wheeling away with both arms in the air.

The Ultras had halted a top flight game (neither the first nor the last of such incidents), but it was the revelations that followed that beggared belief. While Genoa were hit with a hefty fine, Sculli was banned after accusations of having prior knowledge of the Ultras' protest; his apparent heroism was a sham. Whether it is true or not, the story shows the power and sway held by the Ultras.

Marcello Lippi has claimed that the game is "the most special in Italy". In these matches Genoa hold the Curva Nord with their Ultra groups such as the Fossa dei Griffoni, while Sampdoria take the Curva Sud with their Ultra groups, which include the Ultras Tito Tito Cucchiaroni.

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Also known as the Marassi, the Stadio Luigi Ferraris is one of the oldest in Italy. Built in 1911, the stadium was originally property of Genoa and was the stage of their early titles won during Serie A's primitive years.

His ability to score with his feet and his head saw him finish second top scorer in the tournament, a feat not missed by Genoa, who snapped him up in time for the 1990-91 Serie A season. His hat-trick in Bari against Costa Rica in the second round typified him as a striker.

After 12 long years in the wilderness, Genoa returned to Serie A in 2007. It is where the oldest club in Italy belong, after all. Founded in 1893 as the Genoa Cricket and Athletic Club by a group of British ex-pats, it started out as a haven for those wishing to practice these ‘new’ sports.

Genoa has bilateral agreements with the following sister cities:[57][dead link]

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The celebrations for the club did not last long however, as the year following their last cup success they were relegated down to Serie B again. This time their stay at the second tier of the Italian football system would be far longer than previous relegations, the club was unstable as it changed manager each season.[19] Genoa even experienced their first relegation to Serie C in 1970, financially the club fell into difficulties and had several ownership changes.[24]

Genoa Cricket and Football Club, commonly referred to simply as Genoa (Italian pronunciation: [ˈd͡ʒɛːnoa]), is a professional Italian football and cricket club based in the city of Genoa, Liguria. Established on 7 September 1893, it is Italy's oldest football team currently active and the fourth overall.[5]

Genoa have had many managers and trainers, some seasons they have had co-managers running the team, here is a chronological list of them from 1896 when they became a football club, onwards.[19]

The Rossoblu captain, Marco Rossi, attempted to negotiate but was met with demands that the players hand over their shirts as they were deemed unworthy of wearing them. After consulting with club president Enrico Preziosi, who by now had joined the players on the pitch along with a host of stewards and police, Rossi began to collect the shirts. It was a moment that evoked a certain pathos, with some players reduced to tears.

Key Ultra Groups: Fossa dei Grifoni (Griffins Den), Via Armenia 5r (5r Armenia Street), Ottavio Barbiera, Vecchi Orsi (Old Bears).

In 1899 James Richardson Spensley prompted the change to Genoa Cricket and Football Club, considering their team had already won two titles. They dominated the Italian game with all nine Scudetti won before 1924, but recent years have been considerably leaner.

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Genoa CFC has the bulk of its fans in Liguria, however they are also popular in Piedmont and the Aosta Valley.[44] The seafaring traditions of the Genoese and the presence of Genoese communities in distant countries did much to spread the appeal of Genoa some further than just Italy, and immigrants founded fan clubs in Buenos Aires, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Toronto, New York, San Francisco, Barcelona, Iceland and other places.

Skuhravy was a special breed forward: an old-school finisher. His only aim was to score and it did not matter how the ball reached the net. Goals were his lifeblood and it meant as much for him to slide in and push one over the line or head in a deflected shot, as it did for him to piledrive in a screamer from 20 yards. There was no emphasis on trickery, little interest in the spectacular, and an indifference towards bravado: the Czech vulture only talked in numbers.

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On 22 April 2012, Genoa hosted fellow relegation strugglers Siena. What unfolded was truly unfathomable. With the Grifoni trailing 4-0 early in the second half, a group of Genoani launched flares on to the pitch and clambered up on to the tunnel and fences towards the locker room. The players were effectively held hostage and the referee was forced to abandon the game.

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The 2007–08 season, the first Serie A championship played by Genoa in 12 years, saw it finishing at a respectable tenth place, right after the "big ones" of Italian football.

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Genoa's historic centre is articulated in a maze of squares and narrow caruggi (typical genoese alleys). It joins a medieval dimension with following 16th century and Baroque interventions (San Matteo square and the ancient via Aurea, now via Garibaldi).

The club has played its home games at the 36,536 capacity Stadio Luigi Ferraris[7] since 1911. Since 1946, the ground has been shared with local rivals Sampdoria. Genoa has spent most of its post-war history going up and down between Serie A and Serie B, with two brief spells in Serie C.

Giuseppe Sculli was having none of it. Known to be the grandson of a notorious Calabrian mafia boss and bolshie at the best of times, he refused to hand over his shirt. After a passionate exchange, the player and the Ultras embraced and the game eventually resumed.

The 2011–12 and 2012–13 seasons saw Genoa place in 17th both times, one spot away from relegation to Serie B football.

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The Municipal Council of Genoa is currently led by a left-wing majority, elected in May 2012. The mayor is Marco Doria, expression of a progressive alliance composed by Democratic Party, Italy of Values, Left Ecology Freedom, Communist Refoundation Party and other minor lists.

Sunshine hours total above 2,200 per year, from an average 4 hours of sunshine duration per day in winter to average 9 hours in summer. This value is an average between the northern half of Europe and North Africa.[24]

During their long history, Genoa have won the Italian Championship nine times. Genoa's first title came at the inaugural championship in 1898 and their last was in 1923–24. They also won the Coppa Italia once. Historically, Genoa is the fourth most successful Italian club in terms of championships won.[6]

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The stadium is a daunting place. With the crowd close to the pitch, it gives the players the feeling they are enveloped in a wall of noise and fire. One of the best examples of the atmosphere in the ground is evident during the derby della lanterna in which Sampdoria take on Genoa. Arguably one of the most passionate derbies on the Peninsula, it transforms the stadium into a cauldron.

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Their worst moments came with relegation to Serie C in 1969-70, but Coach Arturo Silvestri sparked a double promotion leap back to the top flight. They bounced between the two Divisions for several years and had a revival in the mid-1990s that included a fourth place finish and a UEFA Cup semi-final spot. But it all went wrong in 1995 with a play-off defeat to Padova followed by years of financial problems and heartache for the fans.