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Emiliano Mondonico’s raging Torino bull

This feature is part of The Football Italia Years Italian football is renowned for its talented tacticians. The position of head coach is regarded as much an academic discipline as a position…

Sandro Mazzola: from tragedy to triumph

That famous moustache. The receding hairline. Sandro Mazzola was unmistakable on the pitch. As he weaved his way through the hoards of Italian defenders during the peak of catenaccio-based football, the Turin-born megastar would build…

The tragedy and triumph of Il Grande Torino

The history of football, like anything that hinges on so many disparate variables converging in one place, plays host to innumerable ‘what if’ moments. For all the relentless analysis, the rigorous preparation, the…

Erbstein, Grande Torino and the Superga Air Disaster

IT WAS ON MAY 4, 1949, that 31 people lost their lives when the flight carrying the players and management of Torino Football Club home from Lisbon crashed into the Superga hillside amidst thick fog.…