Club History
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Sampdoria was created in 1946 by the merger of Andrea Doria and Sampierdarenese, going on to mixed results until their relegation to Serie B in 1966. The Blucerchiati earned immediate promotion and held mid-table status for a decade, but the 1970s were their darkest hour with a series of mediocre Second Division performances.

Beloved President Paolo Mantovani took charge in 1979 and oversaw what was to become one of Italy’s greatest sides. The culmination of this project, with Gianluca Vialli and Roberto Mancini leading the way, was the 1991 Scudetto, Cup-Winners Cup, Italian Super Cup and four Coppa Italias. Perhaps Mantovani’s greatest regret was seeing his side beaten by Barcelona during extra time of the 1992 European Cup Final.

Since Mantovani’s death they have struggled with financial woes, selling off all their top stars, and spent four years in Serie B. But a massive injection of funds from new owner Riccardo Garrone, an oil baron, saw them return.

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Riccardo Garrone
Club Address: 
Piazza Borgo Pila 39, 16129 Genoa
Training HQ: 
Centro Sportivo Gloriano Mugnaini Rio Poggio, Bogliasco
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Blue shirts with red, white & black hoops, white shorts & socks
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Club Records
Most Capped Italian: 
Gianluca Vialli – 56
Biggest Signing: 
Ariel Ortega – £8m, Valencia (1998)
Biggest Sale: 
Vincenzo Montella – £15m, Roma (1999)
Serie A Records
Best Finish: 
Winners 1 (1991)
Top Flight Campaigns: 
Most Appearances: 
Roberto Mancini – 454
All-Time Top Scorer: 
Roberto Mancini – 132
Season's Top Scorer: 
Sergio Brighenti – 27 (1960-61)
Most Points: 
67 (2009-10)
Least Points: 
20 (1973-74)
Biggest Home Win: 
7-0 v Pro Patria (1955-56)
Biggest Home Defeat: 
0-5 v Inter (1965-66/69-70)
Biggest Away Win: 
7-3 v Venezia (1949-50) & v Padova (1956-57)
Biggest Away Defeat: 
1-7 v Inter (1955-56) & v Udinese (1960-61)
Most Wins: 
20 (1990-91)
Least Wins: 
4 (1974-75)
Most Defeats: 
18 (1949-50)
Least Defeats: 
3 (1990-91)
Most Goals: 
74 (1948-49)
Least Goals: 
16 (1972-73)
Most Conceded: 
76 (1950-51)
Least Conceded: 
21 (1984-85/86-87)
Squad Details
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Sinisa Mihajlovic
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1 Angelo Esmael Junior Da Costa
30 Vincenzo Fiorillo
92 Andrea Tozzo
13 Gaetano Berardi
7 Paolo Castellini
3 Andrea Costa
29 Lorenzo De Silvestri
44 Michele Fornasier
28 Daniele Gastaldello
8 Shkodran Mustafi
17 Angelo Palombo
35 Simon Poulsen
19 Vasco Regini
6 Matias Nicolas Rodriguez
4 Bartosz Salamon
20 Antonino Barilla
22 Birkir Bjarnason
27 Mirko Eramo
79 Davide Gavazzi
33 Savvas Gentsoglou
10 Nenad Krsticic
25 Enzo Maresca
14 Pedro Avomo Mba Obiang
5 Fernandes Garcia Renan
21 Roberto Soriano
15 Pawel Wszolek
23 Citadin Martins Eder
11 Manolo Gabbiadini
37 Andrea Petagna
9 Nicola Pozzi
12 Gianluca Sansone
Stadium Info
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Stadio Luigi Ferraris
Stadium Address: 
Corso A De Stefanis, 16139 Genoa
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105m x 68m
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Built in 1911, the Stadio Luigi Ferraris is one of Italy’s oldest stadiums. Sampdoria share the ground with Genoa who regard the arena as theirs – in fact many locals still refer to it as “U Campu du Zena” which means Genoa’s pitch in Ligurian dialect.

The Luigi Ferraris – also known as the Marassi after the district it’s in – was redeveloped for the 1990 World Cup and its square red structure makes it one of Italy’s most recognisable stadiums.

Located near the city centre, it’s easy to reach on foot or on a special stadium bus which departs from either of the city’s main railway stations Principe or Brignole.