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7 September 1893

Genoa Cricket and Athletic Club is born in the centre of Genoa in via Palestro

1893

Charles De Grave Sells becomes the first appointed Chairman

1896

Arrival of doctor and philanthropist, Sir James Richardson Spensley

1897

Opening of the club to Italian members on 10 April, the pitch at Ponte Carrega is used

1898

The first friendly match documented in the history of Italian football takes place on 6 January between Genoa and a mix of two teams from Turin

1898

Genoa, along with 6 other clubs establish the Italian Football Federation (the only club still in existence)

1899

Italian league

1899

The name of the club changes, substituting "Athletic" with "Football" and the location is moved to the Hotel Union, Spensley's residence

1899

Italian league

1900

Italian league

1901

Red and blue are adopted as the club's colours

1902

Genoa is the first club to set up a youth sector

1902

Italian league

1903

Genoa competes in its first international matches in a double contest against the Velo Club Nice

1903

Italian league

1904

Italian league

1908

Genoa starts to use the grounds of San Gottardo

1909

The Club is awarded the Palla Dapples definitively, the most prestigious tournament at the time, in play for years prior

1911

The Genoa stadium in Marassi and the headquarters in Villetta Serra are opened

1912

William Garbutt, the first professional manager in the history of Italian football, arrived in Genoa

1913

Renzo De Vecchi, the “Son of God”, is hired by the new Chairman, Geo Davidson

1914

The Genoa Water-polo team wins its first championship

1914-1915

Italian league

1919

The Genoa Water-polo team wins its fourth and last championship

1921

Goalkeeper De Prà, centre-back Luigi Burlando and all-time legend striker Edoardo Catto wear the red and blue colours

1922

Genoa fans organise their first transfer by boat

1922-1923

Italian league

1923

Genoa is awarded the prestigious Coppa Lombardia, adding to the team's trophy cabinet

1923

The team is undefeated in the championship and the famous tournament in South America kicks off between Argentina and Uruguay

1923-1924

Italian league

1924

The club's headquarters is moved to via San Sebastiano and the team wears the shirt featuring the shield in the colours of the Italian flag for the first time

1925

For the first time in the history of the national championship, the shield emblem is sewn onto the shirts

1926

The forward, Felice Virgilio Levratto, known as “Lo Sfondareti” (the "net breaker") because of his powerful shots is signed

1927

Genoa is the first team to use an aeroplane for a transfer

1928

The team's name is changed to “Genova 1893” due to political diktat

1929

The first Italian team (along with Juventus) to participate in an official continental competition, the Central European Cup

1929

The forward, Edoardo Catto, sets a record of 98 goals scored in official competitions

1930

The Argentine forward, Guillermo Stábile, known as “El Filtrador” is taken on. He is the leading striker in the history of the World Cup, with eight goals in four games in the 1930 tournament

1933

Inauguration of the Luigi Ferraris stadium, named in honour of the captain who was killed in the First World War and decorated with a silver medal for military valour

1936

The club's headquarters become operational in a historic building in Piazza De Ferrari

1936-1937

COPPA ITALIA

1938

Genoa competes for the Central European Cup

1939

Seven players (Battistoni, Genta, Marchi, Neri, Perazzolo, Scarabello and Sardelli) are called for a friendly with Germany

1940

The team's technical guidance passes to Ottavio Barbieri

1945

The women's and men's basketball teams are formed

1946

The Argentine champion, Juan Carlos Verdeal, moves to Genoa

1956

Uruguayan legend Julio Cesar Abbadie, known as "El Pardo" becomes a member of the team

1962

COPPA DELLE ALPI

1963

The start of the Luigi Meroni adventure, revelation of the championship

1963

Technical guidance passes over to legendary coach Beniamino Santos

1963

Cup of French-Italian Friendship

1964

The goalkeeper, Mario Da Pozzo, brings the unbeatable record to 791’

1964

COPPA DELLE ALPI

1966

The club's name becomes Genoa 1893 S.p.A.

1967

Gold Star of Sporting Merit

1970

The club's board meeting decides to move to popular shareholding

1973

Silvestri's Genoa celebrates its return to Serie A

1975

Builder, Renzo Fossati, is elected the club's Chairman

1985

Businessman Aldo Spinelli takes the title of Chairman

1986

Genoa wins the Columbus Cup at the Marassi grounds

1987

The project to restructure the stadium for the World Cup gets underway with the architect Gregotti

1988

The feats of coach Franco Scoglio start, who wants Gianluca Signorini in defense and Genoa is promoted to Serie A

1990

Genoa gets through to the Mitropa Cup final

1991

Osvaldo Bagnoli's Genoa wins fourth position in the leading championship, qualifying for the UEFA Cup

1992

Genoa beats Liverpool at Anfield Road, the first Italian team to achieve this in an official international competition

1994

Kazù Miura is the first Japanese player to be bought by an Italian club

1995

Genoa leaves Serie A for a seemingly endless period of 12 years

1996

Anglo-Italian Cup

1997

The club reinstates its old name, Genoa Cricket and Football Club

2002

The midfielder, Gennaro Ruotolo, sets a record of championship matches played (444)

2002

Gold Medal of Sporting Merit

2003

Businessman, Enrico Preziosi, takes over as Chairman

2005

The Signorini- Pio XII Sports Centre is adjusted in Pegli and Villa Rostan becomes the club's headquarters.

2006

The Fondazione Genoa 1893 is founded

2007

Genoa returns to Serie A with coach Gian Piero Gasperini

2008

World-class players such as Diego Milito and Thiago Motta are signed

2009

Genoa returns to the Europa League and Spaniard Zapater scores the first goal in the first stage of the new European competition

2011

Manager, Ballardini, leads the team to salvation

2013

Mattia Perin returns to the red and blues, the only Genoa goalkeeper to play in the World Cup

2015

Genoa takes 6th place in the championship

2016

The young Pietro Pellegri matches Amadeo Amadei's record for the youngest player in Serie A

2017

Pietro Pellegri becomes the youngest player to score twice in the major national championship

September 7th, 1893

Genoa Cricket and Athletic Club is born in the centre of Genoa in via Palestro

1893

Charles De Grave Sells becomes the first appointed Chairman

1896

Arrival of doctor and philanthropist, Sir James Richardson Spensley

1897

Opening of the club to Italian members on 10 April, the pitch at Ponte Carrega is used

1898

The first friendly match documented in the history of Italian football takes place on 6 January between Genoa and a mix of two teams from Turin

1898

Genoa, along with 6 other clubs establish the Italian Football Federation (the only club still in existence)

1898

Italian league

1899

The name of the club changes, substituting "Athletic" with "Football" and the location is moved to the Hotel Union, Spensley's residence

1899

Italian league

1900

Italian league

1901

Red and blue are adopted as the club's colours

1902

Genoa is the first club to set up a youth sector

1902

Italian league

1903

Genoa competes in its first international matches in a double contest against the Velo Club Nice

1903

Italian league

1904

Italian league

1908

Genoa starts to use the grounds of San Gottardo

1909

The Club is awarded the Palla Dapples definitively, the most prestigious tournament at the time, in play for years prior

1911

The Genoa stadium in Marassi and the headquarters in Villetta Serra are opened

1912

William Garbutt, the first professional manager in the history of Italian football, arrived in Genoa

1913

Renzo De Vecchi, the "Son of God"€, is hired by the new Chairman, Geo Davidson

1914

The Genoa Water-polo team wins its first championship

1914-1915

Italian league

1919

The Genoa Water-polo team wins its fourth and last championship

1921

Goalkeeper De Prà, centre-back Luigi Burlando and all-time legend striker Edoardo Catto wear the red and blue colours

1922

Genoa fans organise their first transfer by boat

1922-1923

Italian league

1923

Genoa is awarded the prestigious Coppa Lombardia, adding to the team's trophy cabinet

1923

The team is undefeated in the championship and the famous tournament in South America kicks off between Argentina and Uruguay

1923-1924

Italian league

1924

The club's headquarters is moved to via San Sebastiano and the team wears the shirt featuring the shield in the colours of the Italian flag for the first time

1925

For the first time in the history of the national championship, the shield emblem is sewn onto the shirts

1926

The forward, Felice Virgilio Levratto, known as "Lo Sfondareti" (the "net breaker") because of his powerful shots is signed

1927

Genoa is the first team to use an aeroplane for a transfer

1928

The team's name is changed to "Genova 1893"€ due to political diktat

1929

The first Italian team (along with Juventus) to participate in an official continental competition, the Central European Cup

1929

The forward, Edoardo Catto, sets a record of 98 goals scored in official competitions

1930

The Argentine forward, Guillermo Stàbile, known as "El Filtrador"€ is taken on. He is the leading striker in the history of the World Cup, with eight goals in four games in the 1930 tournament

1933

Inauguration of the Luigi Ferraris stadium, named in honour of the captain who was killed in the First World War and decorated with a silver medal for military valour

1936

The club's headquarters become operational in a historic building in Piazza De Ferrari

1936-1937

COPPA ITALIA

1938

Genoa competes for the Central European Cup

1939

Seven players (Battistoni, Genta, Marchi, Neri, Perazzolo, Scarabello and Sardelli) are called for a friendly with Germany

1940

The team's technical guidance passes to Ottavio Barbieri

1945

The women's and men's basketball teams are formed

1946

The Argentine champion, Juan Carlos Verdeal, moves to Genoa

1956

Uruguayan legend Julio Cesar Abbadie, known as "El Pardo" becomes a member of the team

1962

COPPA DELLE ALPI

1963

The start of the Luigi Meroni adventure, revelation of the championship

1963

Technical guidance passes over to legendary coach Beniamino Santos

1963

Cup of French-Italian Friendship

1964

The goalkeeper, Mario Da Pozzo, brings the unbeatable record to 791’

1964

COPPA DELLE ALPI

1966

The club's name becomes Genoa 1893 S.p.A.

1967

Gold Star of Sporting Merit

1970

The club's board meeting decides to move to popular shareholding

1973

Silvestri's Genoa celebrates its return to Serie A

1975

Builder, Renzo Fossati, is elected the club's Chairman

1985

Businessman Aldo Spinelli takes the title of Chairman

1986

Genoa wins the Columbus Cup at the Marassi grounds

1987

The project to restructure the stadium for the World Cup gets underway with the architect Gregotti

1988

The feats of coach Franco Scoglio start, who wants Gianluca Signorini in defense and Genoa is promoted to Serie A

1990

Genoa gets through to the Mitropa Cup final

1991

Osvaldo Bagnoli's Genoa wins fourth position in the leading championship, qualifying for the UEFA Cup

1992

Genoa beats Liverpool at Anfield Road, the first Italian team to achieve this in an official international competition

1994

Kazù Miura is the first Japanese player to be bought by an Italian club

1995

Genoa leaves Serie A for a seemingly endless period of 12 years

1996

Anglo-Italian Cup

1997

The club reinstates its old name, Genoa Cricket and Football Club

2002

The midfielder, Gennaro Ruotolo, sets a record of championship matches played (444)

2002

Gold Medal of Sporting Merit

2003

Businessman, Enrico Preziosi, takes over as Chairman

2005

The Signorini- Pio XII Sports Centre is adjusted in Pegli and Villa Rostan becomes the club's headquarters

2006

The Fondazione Genoa 1893 is founded

2007

Genoa returns to Serie A with coach Gian Piero Gasperini

2008

World-class players such as Diego Milito and Thiago Motta are signed

2009

Genoa returns to the Europa League and Spaniard Zapater scores the first goal in the first stage of the new European competition

2011

Manager, Ballardini, leads the team to salvation

2013

Mattia Perin returns to the red and blues, the only Genoa goalkeeper to play in the World Cup

2015

Genoa takes 6th place in the championship

2016

The young Pietro Pellegri matches Amadeo Amadei's record for the youngest player in Serie A

2017

Pietro Pellegri becomes the youngest player to score twice in the major national championship

 

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