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WikiParma: Boys Parma 1977

Boys Parma 1977 was founded on 3rd august 1977 in Osteria “Parma Rotta” by a group of fellows that used to go to Tardini Curva Sud and that would like to open a new way of supporting, different from the Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs one.

Since then, generations by generations, the tradition continued in Curva Nord, still remaining the only Ultras Group in Parma. Over 40 years of longevity means that the Group has been capable of surviving to generation turnover, both natural or forced.

The history of the Group can be divided into four main periods:

1977 to 1986: this era is characterized by the beginning of an Ultras movement in Parma and the definition of an identity for the Group. Like another group called Danè did before, were chosen for Boys yellow and blue colors (the town colors) even if the Club used to play with a white black-crossed jersey at that time. First big generational turnover took place after the consequences of fights during a derby with Reggiana on 4th may 1986.

1986 to 1994: who remained after post-derby repression had the hard responsibility  to bring on the Group name and banner. This generation passed throught winning days, Wembley historical experience, until the second “breaking point”, after another derby against Reggiana on 6th April 1994, when the feeling among many was that Parma let Reggiana win to allow them stay in Serie A. This caused a total split in the group between who would stop supporting the team on following matches and who would like to sing anyway, as it happened. After Copenaghen Winners’ cup final on 4th may 1994 the break was clear: following away match in Napoli was attended just by 25 Boys.

1994 to 2005: Since 1994 derby, a second group called “Potere Crociato” was born, composed mainly by the older Boys, and for 10 years Curva Nord was sadly split. The opening of an headquarters – in via Calestani –  has been the important turning point that helped to merge the Group and  integrate the new generations that joined the community.

2005 to nowadays: After winning playout against Bologna the current era started and is characterized by a big opening to the town and the rest of the fan base. If before the Group was more self-referential now it acts feeling that sort of responsibility that comes when a big part of the town feels identified with you even if not officially member of Boys. This is why, during last 10 years and especially during the bankruptcy, Boys have been the only bastion, the only certainty while everything was collapsing.

Boys Parma 1977 was recognized in 2007 by Parma town with “Premio Sant’Ilario”, a recognition to meritorious citizens and institutions, both for numerous charity ventures organized and the dedicated presence on the territory.

After the dramatic death of Matteo Bagnaresi in March 2008, Curva Nord was named after him and the chorus “Curva Nord Matteo Bagnaresi” together with the blue banner with two yellow stars and the text “Boys” mark the Boys presence in every appearance of the Team. Since 2017 they moved into a new headquarter in Parma.

Boys Parma 1977: 43 years and counting of Ultras history in Parma, self-financed even for the bigger choreography, with no political colors, depending on nobody – not on presidents not on sponsors – stubbornly free, proudly free.

Boys Parma website: www.boysparma1977.it

Boys Parma Facebook Page: CrUsAdErS

(This WikiParma article in based on material collected on Boys website and from an interview by Matteo Falcone published on SportPeople – that we officially thank – in august 2018)

100.000 euro to the Hospital and refund for season ticket holders

Parma Calcio will refund season ticket holders for the closed doors matches due to Corona Virus emergency.

Fans will have the chance to get the money back or decide to devolve their quote to The Strongest Team in Parma, the intuitive in support of the Infectious Diseases and Intensive Care wards of Parma’s Ospedale Maggiore that is facing a big emergency. 

The Club will guarantee a donation of 100000 euro to the Hospital.

You can find more details for season ticket holders on Parma Calcio website.

To discover how to support Strongest team in Parma click on the link below:

Support Strongest Team in Parma

Support strongest team in Parma

Original pic: Lorenzo Cattani

Covid-19 emergency is spreading all around Europe and it hit first and strongly Northern Italy and Parma province. To front all this situation hospitals are making huge efforts to keep guaranteeing the standard services and, most of all, to assist properly Covid-19 affected people with critical care equipments.

Parma Calcio launched a campaign called “Support strongest team in Parma” [Sostieni la squadra più forte di Parma] in order to collect money for the local hospital infectious diseases department.

To contribute donating please make a bank transfer to:

IBAN: IT 39 R 03069 12765100000046031 

BIC/Swift code: BCITITMM

Bank: Intesa San Paolo – filiale di Parma

Company: Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma

Reason (copy and paste exactly, otherwise the transfer will not arrive properly): La squadra più forte di Parma – Reparto Malattie Infettive

Together we will win.

Ciao Massimo

credit: CCPC

When ParmaFansWorldwide ordeal started we couldn’t imagine it would grow so fast and so freely as it did. Surely it happened thanks to the passion of you all, but nothing could be possible without the open-mindedness, the kindness, the friendliness and the curiosity of some people that helped us, giving us the support and motivations to go on in the project of a worldwide Parma fans network.

One of those inspirational person, Massimo Zannoni, aged 72, passed away yesterday.

A part from being huge collector, historical memory of the Club and co-founder of Parma Museum association, President of Parma Club Mediolanum and writer, beloved professor for generations of students (read Gigi Buffon Instagram memory post here, between the others), he was a friend.

He was our friend and was a friend for all the fans we used to bring the Tardini’s Ernesto Ceresini Museum on match day, to whom he always asked us to translate his memories of some old experience as a Parma supporter. You can’t imagine how many epic stories Massimo could tell you.

He was so proud and enthusiast for our project he organized, in February 2019, a lecture dedicated to the abroad Parma support and we will always be thankful for that.

Massimo, we are sorry not having the chance to listen anymore to your epic tales as a traveling supporters and as a curious man, but we are sure you’ll always have an audience for that.

Ciao, Crociato Massimo!

Next Parma fixture schedule

Lega Serie A just communicated next fixtures schedule. Take note and contact us as you decide to come for a match.

Parma vs Udinese – Sunday 26th January – 3 PM CET

Cagliari vs Parma – Saturday 1st February – 6 PM CET

Parma vs Lazio – Sunday 9th February – 6 PM CET

Sassuolo vs Parma – Sunday 18th February – 3 PM CET

Torino vs Parma – Sunday 23rd February – 3 PM CET

Parma vs SPAL – Sunday 1st March – 3 PM CET

Genoa vs Parma – Saturday 7th March – 3 PM CET

Parma vs Inter – Sunday 15th March – 6 PM CET

Hellas Verona vs Parma – Sunday 22nd March – 3 PM CET

Parma vs Fiorentina – Sunday 5th April – 3 PM CET

Juventus Stadium tickets are too expensive, we donate money to Pediatric Oncology Hospital

Following the protest started before Napoli game in December and unofficially supported by some Club member, Boys Parma 1977 and Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs will fail to attend the next away game in Turin’s Juventus Allianz Stadium.

The reason is the high price in away stand, that is a big barrier for fans that weekly would like to support their club, bringing kids and families to the stadium: away stand in Turin will be 43 euro + presale right.

Boys and CCPC asked to the fan base to not attend the game in Turin but to devolve money to Pediatric Oncology Hospital in Parma. During next home matches against Lecce and Roma in Curva Nord there will be the money collection in Tardini.

Since some year Boys Parma are bringing on a campaign asking for low and fixed price for away fans of every Club. Following the fans, Parma Calcio, at the beginning of this season, tried to make deals with other clubs in order to fix the same low price in away stand. With the clubs that accepted the proposal Parma fixed a low price in away stand and got the same back: in happened in Genova (with Sampdoria), Udine, Bergamo with prices from 10 to 15 euro and kids concessions in some case too.

To make their voice louder Boys put a banner outside Juventus stadium, Tardini and Lega Calcio headquarter in Milan with written “19/1 Juve-Parma 43 euros are immoral, we want popular prices“. The venture of the protest and the benefit whip round reached national newspaper that, at last, amplified the news.

We hope that other fan bases will follow the protest an that Lega Calcio will seriously consider the idea for a low and fixed price in away stands for everyone, like it happens in other European countries. So the slogans for a “Family-friendly Calcio” will pass from being just words on paper into reality.

Who wants to join the whip round but will not be in Tardini next week can write us in order to get the info how to donate to the Parma Children Oncologic Hospital.

Football is made by fans. Never forget it.

Marco Ferrari supports Boys protest

You surely remember that our fans were not in San Paolo and why, since we talked about it before the match. Boys, Centro Coordinamento, Danè and the Parma fan base met in front of Tardini to say no to tickets price rise and to be treated as customers before than supporters.

To let you understand the link between the fan base and the Club, the big family feeling that we are so proud of, we report a post on Facebook by Marco Ferrari, one of the Magnificient Seven of our Renaissance and Vice President and spokesman of Nuovo Inizio. Even if these words were published as a private citizen and not in a press conference they can give you the measure of the humanity we are lucky to be surrounded by.

“Higher prices and worst stadiums. Telematic odyssey for a ticket purchase. Rules that seems to be written to keep people far from the stadium. Clap your hands for Parma fans, that today said “no”, staying home and sending everybody a clear and strong message”.

Celebrations time

As we told last may, Parma won an important Social Media award as the best account for the Social Media Soccer Twitter Challenge. You can find a resume of the Challenge in this previous post.

Next Sunday, in Tardini, Social Media Soccer – the Italian start-up company that focus on football teams social media data and that organize and important Social Football Summit once a year – will award Parma board and Communication team. To them our most sincere congratulations.

In case you still don’t know all the Parma Channels, here is the complete list:

 Parma Calcio 1913 websitewww.parmacalcio1913.com
 Parma Football Academy websitewww.parma-academy.it

 Parma Calcio 1913 Facebook: www.facebook.com/parmacalcio1913

 Parma Calcio 1913 Italian Twitterwww.twitter.com/1913parmacalcio

 Parma Calcio 1913 English Twitter:www.twitter.com/ParmaCalcio_en

 Parma Calcio 1913 Instagramwww.instagram.com/parmacalcio1913

To discover Social Media Soccer links:

Website: www.socialmediasoccer.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/socialmediasoccer

Twitter: www.twitter.com/sms_ita

New ownership agreement for Parma Calcio (and something to look forward to)

After almost one year the dispute between Nuovo Inizio and Link International is definitely closed thanks to the recent agreement that reaffirms the current ownership (60% Nuovo Inizio, 30% Link International, 10% Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche)

Both parties have committed a finance pro-rata a 3 year business plan that will be the blueprint for Parma Calcio’s development. Parma Calcio will also have access to the international scouting network and knowledge developed by Link International thanks to the network with managed clubs as Granada FC (La Liga), Tondela FC (Primera Liga) and Chonqing Dangdai Lidan FC (China Superleague).

From Parma Calcio website: “We are glad to have found a final solution to the problems occurred last autumn – says Marco Ferrari, Vice President and spokesman for Nuovo Inizio – reaching an agreement that satisfies both parties and that is in the best interest of Parma Calcio. We deeply appreciate the investments made by Jiang Lizhang in Parma Calcio over the past few years that have been crucial for the immediate relaunch of the club. We are also pleased to count on the contribution of the management delegated by Hope Group, whose professionalism we have already appreciated in the past “.

“We are very excited to continue this beautiful journey that started in Serie C with our partners,” says Jiang Lizhang, President of Link International and Hope Group. “Both Nuovo Inizio and Link/ Hope have prioritize Parma’s interests above anything else. We are certain that the current agreement will ensure the best development of the Company, which we will continue to support in every way so we can take this historical Club where it belongs”.

This is not the only news: in last days an extraordinary shareholders meeting of Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche revealed that Nuovo Inizio has an option to buy 9% of PPC quotes due to the fact that Parma Calcio majority shareholder covered also PPC quote during past onerous capital injections. In this way PPC would low any future business risk and the quotes would be balanced with the real deposits. For next 10 years PPC, even if with a 1% quote, will still have a member into the Parma Calcio board.

In the close future the Parma Calcio ownership asset could change again: 69% Nuovo Inizio, 30% Link International, 1% Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche.