This is a long derby tradition in the city where Italian football was born and has spread. Beginning in the early twentieth century when the opponents of Genoa had other names (Sampierdarenese, Liguria, Andrea Doria), before merging into the creation of Sampdoria founded in 1946. For the Griffon, around 190 disputed derbies in total, of which 117 with the blucerchiata team. In the total number of games against other Genoese teams, ‘Vecchio Balordo’, to use a terminology dear to one of the greatest sports journalists that Italy has ever had, that is Gianni Brera, Genoa has had around eighty victories. The history of the derby is intertwined with that of Genoa.