Sampdoria Genoa

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Sampdoria Genoa
Club coat of arms of Sampdoria Genoa
Basic data
Surname Unione Calcio Sampdoria SpA
Seat Genoa , Italy
founding August 12, 1946
Colours blue White
president Massimo Ferrero
First soccer team
Head coach ItalyItaly Claudio Ranieri
Venue Stadio Luigi Ferraris
Places 36,599
league Series A
2019/20 15th place

The Unione Calcio Sampdoria , UC Sampdoria or Sampdoria for short , known in German-speaking countries as Sampdoria Genua , is an Italian football club from the Ligurian capital, Genoa .

UC Sampdoria is a four-time Italian cup winner , one-time Italian champion and Italian Supercup winner .

The home venue is the Stadio Luigi Ferraris , which can seat 36,599 spectators . The club shares this with city rivals CFC Genoa .


Stadio Luigi Ferraris , home of UC Sampdoria since 1946

Sampdoria was founded on August 12, 1946 . The association was created through the merger of SG Sampierdarenese and SG Andrea Doria , from whose name the club name Sampdoria is derived. Since then, the Sampdoria played most of the time in Serie A , but for a long time there were no major successes. Until the 1980s, fourth place in the table from the 1960/61 season was the greatest success that the Genoese could show.

This could be discontinued in the 1984/85 season . In addition, the Sampdoria won their first title in that season: Against AC Milan , the Blucerchiati won the Italian Cup . Up to 1994 three more titles could be celebrated in this competition. Thanks to these successes, they regularly qualified for the European Cup Winners' Cup , where the Sampdoria also caused a stir. 1989 the Genoese reached the final of this competition for the first time, but ended up in the Wankdorf Stadium Bern the FC Barcelona 0: beaten second But already the year after the Sampdoria was again in the final and this time was the competition also be obtained: In the Ullevi Stadium was RSC Anderlecht 2: 0 defeat. Gianluca Vialli scored both goals in extra time for the Sampdoria.

The Blucerchiati celebrated the greatest success in the club's history in the following season ( 1990/91 ) when they secured the Italian championship in front of AC Milan . As a result, the club qualified for the 1991/92 European Cup , where the Sampdoria prevailed in their group against Red Star Belgrade , RSC Anderlecht and Panathinaikos Athens and reached the final. Like three years before, they met FC Barcelona there. But the Catalans also had the upper hand at Wembley Stadium : The game was lost 0: 1 from Blucerchiati's point of view after extra time.

The architect of this successful team was Yugoslav soccer coach Vujadin Boškov , who looked after the Sampdoria from 1986 to 1992. Key players of this period included goalkeeper Gianluca Pagliuca , defender Pietro Vierchowod , midfielder Attilio Lombardo and strikers Gianluca Vialli and Roberto Mancini .

After 1994 the Sampdoria could not build on past successes. Although a single-digit place in the table was always achieved up to the 1997/98 season , but in the 1998/99 season the Genoese rose to Serie B as sixteenth in the table . Only in the 2003/04 season should the Blucerchiati play first class again.

The Sampdoria celebrated the greatest success in the club's recent history in the 2009/10 season , when the team, led by captain Angelo Palombo and the two strikers Giampaolo Pazzini and Antonio Cassano , reached fourth place in the table and thus participated in the play-offs of Champions League 2010/11 secured. In the last qualifying round, however, they just failed to Werder Bremen ; After a 3-1 defeat in the first leg, Genoa led 3-0 in the second leg up to stoppage time in their own stadium, only to receive a goal from Markus Rosenberg and thus go into extra time. Sampdoria Genoa won 3-2 after 120 minutes, but failed due to a total score of 5-4. In the subsequent group stage of the Europa League , the team retired as third in the group behind PSV Eindhoven and Metalist Charkiw and before VSC Debrecen . The next disappointment followed a little later, because at the end of the 2010/11 season , the Sampdoria rose again in Serie B as eighth in the table.

The return to the top Italian league was not long in coming. As sixth in the table, Genoa reached the relegation mode in the 2011/12 season , the final winner of which takes the rank of third climber. In a return match, the club initially won 2: 1 and 1: 1 against US Sassuolo , before AS Varese could be defeated 3: 2 and 1: 0 in the finals . The incumbent club president Riccardo Garrone passed away on January 21, 2013 after a long and serious illness.

Club colors and crests

Tifosi by Sampdoria in the Stadio Luigi Ferraris (2014)

The club logo shows the silhouette of a pipe-smoking seaman named Baciccia (Baptist).

The club colors of the Sampdoria represent an absolute peculiarity and characteristic in Italian professional football. Blucerchiato would be translated in German as blue framed or blue ringed. For a more detailed explanation: The majority of the Samp home jersey and club emblem consists of a strong shade of blue that surrounds a small ring made of white, red-black and again white. The Sampdoria players and fans are therefore also referred to as Blucerchiati , those with a blue frame.

facts and figures

Club successes

National title season
Italian championship 1 1990/91
Italian Cup 4th 1984/85 , 1987/88 , 1988/89 , 1993/94
Italian Supercup 1 1991
International title season
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1 1989/90

Successes of the youth teams

Individual successes

Italy's Footballer of the Year (5)

Top scorer

Series A (2)

European Cup Winners' Cup (1)


Current squad 2018/19

As of January 31, 2019

No. position Surname
1 ItalyItaly TW Emil Audero
3 DenmarkDenmark FROM Joachim Andersen
4th EnglandEngland MF Ronaldo Vieira
5 ItalyItaly MF Riccardo Saponara
6th SwedenSweden MF Albin Ekdal
8th ParaguayParaguay MF Edgar Barreto
10 BelgiumBelgium MF Dennis Praet
11 UruguayUruguay MF Gastón Ramírez
14th Czech RepublicCzech Republic MF Jakub Jankto
15th GambiaGambia FROM Omar Colley
16 PolandPoland MF Karol Linetty
17th ItalyItaly ST Gianluca Caprari
No. position Surname
20th ItalyItaly ST Marco Sau
22nd BrazilBrazil FROM Júnior Tavares
23 ItalyItaly ST Manolo Gabbiadini
24 PolandPoland FROM Bartosz Bereszyński
25th ItalyItaly FROM Alex Ferrari
26th ItalyItaly FROM Lorenzo Tonelli
27 ItalyItaly ST Fabio Quagliarella
29 ItalyItaly FROM Nicola Murru
33 BrazilBrazil TW Rafael Cabral
40 MontenegroMontenegro MF Ognjen Stijepović
72 SloveniaSlovenia TW Vid Belec
92 FranceFrance ST Grégoire Defrel

Former players

Player records

(Status: end of season 2018/19; all competitive games and goals are indicated, players in bold are still active in the club)

1 ItalyItaly Roberto Mancini 1982-1997 566
2 ItalyItaly Pietro Vierchowod 1983-1995 493
3 ItalyItaly Angelo Palombo 2002-2017 459
4th ItalyItaly Moreno Mannini 1984-1999 417
5 ItalyItaly Gaudenzio Bernasconi 1954-1965 362
6th ItalyItaly Luca Pellegrini 1980-1991 362
7th ItalyItaly Guido Vincenzi 1958-1969 360
8th ItalyItaly Giancarlo Salvi 1963-1964,
9 ItalyItaly Gianluca Vialli 1984-1992 321
10 ItalyItaly Attilio Lombardo 1989-1995 306
1 ItalyItaly Roberto Mancini 1982-1997 173
2 ItalyItaly Gianluca Vialli 1984-1992 141
3 ItalyItaly Francesco Flachi 1999-2007 111
4th ItalyItaly Adriano Bassetto 1946-1953 93
5 ItalyItaly Fabio Quagliarella 2006–2007,
6th ItalyItaly Giuseppe Baldini 1946-1950 73
7th ItalyItaly Vincenzo Montella 1996-1999 66
8th ItalyItaly Giancarlo Salvi 1963-1964,
9 ItalyItaly Attilio Lombardo 1989-1995 54
10 ItalyItaly South AfricaSouth Africa Eddie Firmani 1955-1958 53

Coach history

Since 2019 head coach of UC Sampdoria, Claudio Ranieri
Head coach
Term of office Surname
1946-1947 ItalyItaly Giuseppe Galluzzi
1947-1950 ItalyItaly Andrea Stigliano
1950-1951 ItalyItaly Giuseppe Galluzzi Gipo Poggi and Alfredo Foni
ItalyItaly ItalyItaly 
1951-1952 ItalyItaly Alfredo Foni
1952-1953 ItalyItaly Gipo Poggi Ivo Fiorentini
1953-1954 ItalyItaly Paolo Tabanelli
1954-1955 ItalyItaly Paolo Tabanelli Lajos Czeizler
1955-1956 HungaryHungary Lajos Czeizler
1956-1957 HungaryHungary Lajos Czeizler Pietro Rava Ugo Amoretti Bill Dodgin sr.
1957-1958 EnglandEngland Bill dodgin sr. Adolfo Baloncieri
1958-1961 ItalyItaly Eraldo Monzeglio
1961–1962 ItalyItaly Eraldo Monzeglio Roberto Lerici
1962-1963 ItalyItaly Roberto Lerici Ernst Ocffekt
1963-1964 AustriaAustria Ernst Ocffekt
1964-1965 AustriaAustria Ernst Ocffekt Giuseppe Baldini
Head coach
Term of office Surname
1965-1966 ItalyItaly Giuseppe Baldini Fulvio Bernardini
1966-1968 ItalyItaly Fulvio Bernardini
1971-1973 ParaguayParaguay Heriberto Herrera
1973-1974 ItalyItaly Guido Vincenzi
1974-1975 ItalyItaly Giulio Corsini
1975-1977 ItalyItaly Eugenio Bersellini
1977-1988 ItalyItaly Giorgio Canali
1979-1980 ItalyItaly Lamberto Giorgis Lauro Toneatto
1980-1981 ItalyItaly Enzo Riccomini
1981-1982 ItalyItaly Enzo Riccomini Renzo Ulivieri
1982-1984 ItalyItaly Renzo Ulivieri
1984-1986 ItalyItaly Eugenio Bersellini
1986-1992 Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia Vujadin Boškov
1992-1997 SwedenSweden Sven-Göran Eriksson
1997-1998 ArgentinaArgentina César Luis Menotti Vujadin Boškov
Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia 
1998-1999 ItalyItaly Luciano Spalletti David Platt and Giorgio Veneri Luciano Spalletti
EnglandEngland ItalyItaly 
1999-2000 ItalyItaly Gian Piero Ventura
2000-2001 ItalyItaly Luigi Cagni
Head coach
Term of office Surname
2001-2002 ItalyItaly Luigi Cagni Gianfranco Bellotto
2002-2007 ItalyItaly Walter Novellino
2007-2009 ItalyItaly Walter Mazzarri
2009-2010 ItalyItaly Luigi Delneri
2010-2011 ItalyItaly Domenico Di Carlo Alberto Cavasin
2011–2012 ItalyItaly Gianluca Atzori Giuseppe Iachini
201200000 ItalyItaly Ciro Ferrara
2012-2013 ItalyItaly Delio Rossi
2013-2015 SerbiaSerbia Siniša Mihajlović
201500000 ItalyItaly Walter Zenga
2015-2016 ItalyItaly Vincenzo Montella
2016-2019 ItalyItaly Marco Giampaolo
201900000 ItalyItaly Eusebio Di Francesco
2019–0000 ItalyItaly Claudio Ranieri

Web links

Commons : Sampdoria Genoa  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. SE N'È ANDATO UN SAMPDORIANO. CIAO E GRAZIE, PRESIDENTE ( Memento of the original from January 24, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (Italian), accessed January 22, 2013 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. team. In: Unione Calcio Sampdoria, accessed March 1, 2018 (Italian).
  3. - ​​see Allenatori