The Pioneers Club, an institution recognised by F.I.F.A. which gathers the oldest and most historic football clubs in the individual countries of the world, is consolidating and expanding its membership base, behind the activity of the head-school Sheffield FC, the first football club founded internationally in 1857. Rediscover the values and roots of the game of football. This is the common goal of the twenty-one associations that make up the Pioneers Club. 2018 was a historic year for Genoa due to the 125th anniversary of its birth, the first club to cross this milestone. On September 7th, the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, celebrated this date with a moving message addressed to Genoa and the football institutions.