The history of Sampdoria begins in 1946, with the merger of its two precursor clubs – Sampierdarenese and Andrea Doria. As it was the custom in those days, the new club's name was created as a mash-up of both merger club's names.
Sampdoria's badge depicts a sailor smoking a pipe. The symbolism is obvious since Genoa is the biggest port city in the country. The sailor is called Baciccia, which is a dialect name for Giovanni Battista (John the Baptist), who happens to be the patron saint of the city.
Massimo Ferrero was apprehended Monday due to financial crimes unrelated to Sampdoria.
Barring a faction of left-wing, anti-racist campaigning ultras known as Rude Boys, Sampdoria's fanatics are generally known to be apolitical.
They became the vanguard of Torino's support behind their legendary banner, a sinister looking white skull with maroon trim. Being Italy, football is seldom free from politics and Torino's fanbase has historically harboured left-wing sympathies.
It is important to note that Roma's hardcore support have traditionally been associated with left-wing politics.
Unione Calcio Sampdoria, commonly referred to as Sampdoria (Italian pronunciation: [sampˈdɔːrja]), is an Italian professional football club based in Genoa.
Derby Siena – Empoli, the rivalry between the two sides.
Torino plays all of its home games at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino (also known as the Stadio Comunale "Vittorio Pozzo" until 2006).
The club's home colours are carmine red and golden yellow, which gives Roma their nickname "I Giallorossi" ("The Yellow and Reds"). These colours have often been combined with white shorts. Their club badge features a she-wolf, an allusion to the founding myth of Rome.
But in the modern era of the game, what makes a good crest design? Every crest should have a focus, one element that will act as a talisman to fans. A hammer, an eagle, a ship, a dragon, anything, as long as it has historical, geographical or has even a mythological relevance to the area.
Juventus. The Old Lady Juventus is the second most wealthy Italian club as the Turin Giants join the list at No.
As per transfermarkt, Roma are the fifth richest club in Italian Serie A, with a value of $425.54 million.
Thanks to the influence of Fascist general, Giorgio Vaccaro, Lazio were the only major team from Rome to resist the merger, thus a kind of rivalry emerged from the very early years of the coexistence in the same city.
Combined both clubs have won just over 30 trophies in their history. To put that into perspective, Italian giants Juventus have won 36 league titles alone, while Roma and Lazio have just five between them.
Stadio Olimpico, located on the Foro Italico, is the major stadium of Rome. It is the home of the Italy national football team as well as of both local teams Lazio and Roma. It was opened in 1937 and after its latest renovation in 2008, the stadium has a capacity of 70,634 seats.
Sevilla, Celta and Cádiz got huge left-wing fanbases too, but they're not so dominant as in the rest of the teams we've talked about.
Atlético de Madrid – briefly the air force team Atlético Aviación in the 1940s – also has its share of right-leaning fans. Meanwhile, in Madrid's southern working class suburb of Vallecas, the city's third team has proudly flown the flag for the left.
Lazio supporters are notoriously proud of their heavy right-wing affiliation, with Roma support traditionally trending to the left.