Not related with ranking, players, transfers markets, merchandising, but in some way to our mission. We always said we aim to bring Parma abroad fans closer to Parma – helping with tickets or travel suggestion if possible, bringing messages to players like Grazie Capitano song… – and Parma closer to abroad fans, is said town atmosphere, stadium feelings.
The Club made a great step in this way by joining Spotify where created an Official channel in order to let fans listen from their devices the same playlist played before the match in Tardini on the “Matchday Playlist”
“After three years and an half it is greetings time.
And, believe me, it is not easy to say goodbye to the town that has been my second home. It is not easy to say goodbye to mates and Club. Most of all it is not easy to say goodbye to you fans.
I gave a lot to this town, but you and Parma Calcio gave me more. I grew up as a player, but mainly as a man. I will never forget three promotions, yellow cards for my celebrations, derbies goal and many other moments, This moments will be always in my heart.
Thanks to all Curva fans for you constant presence and most of all for Sunday banner. It has been really touching for me. Thanks also to the Club for these three wonderful seasons.
This is not a farewell, but a goodbye. In some way we will meet.
J’ai une ame de vainqueur quand je tombe je me relève toujours ..Motakh ma ame fit 💛💙”
“Thanks Parma. After wonderful years reaching almost unbelievable goals I’m starting this new adventure with the desire to give everything. Like I always do. I’m proud of being part of Crusaders history, and proud that the today’s one is a goodbye and not a farewell. Now I start a new adventure, made by battles to win day after day with my new team mates”
He decided to publish a moving farewell letter through ParmaToday.it, that we thanks. Here the (non professional) translation:
” Thanks Parma,
you are and always will be my home. Unfortunately the moment I would like arrive as later as possible arrived. After two years of goal, assist, victories and delights shared with mates, Club, with you fans, I have to greet. I do it with my heart in my throat and with a worry: after being protagonist to write Parma history I would like to close the ring and give my contribution even in Serie A. But unfortunately it has not been possible.
you are and always will be my home. Even when I suffered, when we suffered. I know what you felt this summer, I tasted it on myself everyday. It went fine, now – thanks to you that gave me support – I feel like if I get off from a tornado and, with a deep breath, restart to breath and decided to begin again. Unfortunately far from Parma, but in football, like in everyday life, make choices is necessary. And respect them. This, even if it is not my decision, I respect it as I always thank for what did for me, giving me the chance to train until the end.
Since tomorrow a new adventure start. I don’t know if one day we will meet again, maybe with other roles, or as rivals. Never as enemies, this is a promise. Nobody knows what it is going to happen the important is having been there in the moment of need. I am proud of what we did, me,my team mates and you. I bring you with me.
Parma Calcio announced today the launch of his new Official App for mobile realized in collaboration with SwitchUp.
Presentation was made today in Collecchio by Jonathan Greci, Parma Calcio CMO and Gian Luca Boarini, SwitchUp CEO.
Parma Calcio 1913 official app is already available and will be useful for both who will be in Tardini and who will follow matches at home with match live updates – we hope in English too – and highlight at the end of the game.
Will be implemented with surprises during next weeks.
Mission of this page is to bring Parma – all “Parma world”, not just the Club – closer to abroad fans, in order to understand better that “kind of magic” all of us feel once we step into that bicycle busy streets.
This is one of the ventures we would like to bring to you: Parma Facciamo Squadra is a charity project born in 2013 thanks to the contribution of three local business Chiesi Farmaceutici, Fondazione Cariparma and Barilla Group (also part of Nuovo Inizio, in the person of Guido Barilla) that donate one euro for every euro that the charity fundraiser gain from citizens (Multiplier Effect).
This is why the name of the campaign is “Let’s team up”: the subjects involved are many and widespread.
There will be many fundraising ventures, the one the video – with Lucarelli, Faggiano, Carra and Piovani – refers to is “Anolini solidali”, a charity sell for handmade anolinitypical parmesan dish – never call them “tortellini”! – in piazza Garibaldi next week-end.
We are supporters, not journalists. Our mission is to bring Parma Calcio and Parma closer to abroad fans and, hopefully, vice versa, but we think all you outside Italy would like to know more about what happened yesterday: the Nuovo Inizio back at the helm of Parma Calcio.
Nuovo Inizio – a 7 parmesan businessmen group composed by Guido Barilla, Giampaolo Dallara, Capital B in the person of Mauro Del Rio, Marco Ferrari, Erreà in the person of Angelo Gandolfi, Giacomo Malmesi and Impresa Pizzarotti in the person of Pietro Pizzarotti – refounded together with Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche, Parma Calcio 1913 after the failure. Nuovo Inizio had the intent to save Parma football team, restart football passion in Parma and entrust it in the hands of a reliable football specialized businessman that was found in Chinese Jihang Lizhang and Link International. Almost one year and an half ago they sold majority quote to the Chinese group, keeping the 30% (10% still in the hand of PPC, as you already know) and the promise of being the guarantee for Parma town and fans that they would intervene incase of need.
This happened yesterday. After Link International agreement non-fulfillment, due probably to Chinese government restriction on football investments, Nuovo Inizio exercised their rights and retook 60% of Parma Calcio. In their official statement and press conference they underlined intention of a capital increase and to keep being a guarantee for the Club future and, maybe future transfer to some real trustable investor, if there will be ever condition to. Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche will still have his role of citizenship representative and will keep having a member inside the board.
Guido Barilla: Italian businessman and the chairman and CEO of Barilla Group, the world’s largest pasta company, which is 85% owned by Guido, his brothers Paolo and Luca, and a sister. (from Wikipedia)
Giampaolo Dallara: Italian businessman and motorsports engineer. He is the owner of Dallara Motorsports, a company that develops racing cars. (from Wikipedia)
Mauro Del Rio: founder and president of Buongiorno, a DOCOMO Company that develops apps and services for mobile devices. He is also, between other roles, chairman of DOCOMO Digital, the European holding of NTT DOCOMO. (from LinkedIn)
Marco Ferrari: former CEO and chairmen of Zodiak Active and founder of industrial holding NEXT 14. Former minority Parma FC owner from 2009 to 2013 when he left the board. (from ParmaLive)
Angelo Gandolfi: founder and president of Erreà, sport equipment company supplier.
Giacomo Malmesi: lawyer and former Parma Calcio vice-president.
Hearing rumors about possible reintroduction of a third European cup we obviously thought to the beginning of our European glory days: Wembley final against Royal Antwerp and second straight final against Arsenal.
We could be the only club to win two straight Winners’ Cup.