One of the most popular clubs in Serie A is Torino Football Club, commonly referred to as Torino. The Italian professional football club, originally called Foot-Ball Club Torino, is based in Turin, Piedmont.
The club, founded in 1906, is one of the most successful clubs in Italian top-flight league, having won seven Serie A championship, including five consecutive league titles. The club’s nicknames are Il Toro (The Bull) and I Granata (The Maroons) which is a reference to its colors and logo. The club colors are maroon and white, and its logo is a rampant bull, the traditional symbol of the city of Turin.
During the 1940s, the club was known as The Grande Torino and was widely recognized as one of the strongest footballing clubs at that time. However, the club suffered a huge disaster when the entire team was killed in the 1949 Superga air crash.
In 1927, the club experienced its first success when it won its first scudetto after defeating Bologna 5-0. The title was, however, revoked on 3 November 1927 due to the “Allemandi Case”. After the revoking of the prior scudetto, Torino was reconfirmed Italian champions in the 1927–28 season.
Torino started to decline in the early 1930s and often finished mid-table. It was not until the 1935–36 season that it began its revival, with a third-place finish in the league and first victory of the Coppa Italia. Renamed “Associazione Calcio Torino” due to the Italian fascist regime, Torino finished in second place in the 1938–39 season.
In 1939–40, Torino finished in fifth place and saw the arrival of club president Ferruccio Novo. The new boss provided financial support to the club and utilized his skill as a careful administrator. With valuable contributions from Antonio Janni, Giacinto Ellena, and Mario Sperone, Novo was able to build a team known as the “Grande Torino”.
Torino has lifted the Mitropa Cup in 1991 and were finalists in the UEFA Cup in 1991–92. The club are also five-times Coppa Italia champions, the last of which was in the 1992–93 season. The club plays its home games at Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino. The stadium has a capacity of 27,958 seats. Torino used to share the stadium with the city rivals Juventus until 2011.
The highest-paid player in Torino is Andrea Belotti. The Italian striker pockets €60,500 per-week. Nigerian international Ola Aina earns €35,500 weekly. Torino has the seventh-highest wage bill in the Serie A and reported to be paying €54 million on salaries this season.
Torino FC Players Salaries and contracts 2020
|Player Name||Age||Weekly Salary||Contract Until|
|Lorenzo De Silvestri||31||€35,500||2020|