Category Archives: Parma Fans Worldwide

Who we are? Boys!

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pic: Boys Parma Facebook page

We think that to live a complete experience as Parma fans, especially for who lives far from Parma, is important to understand who are the main characters of our (recent) story. This is why we created the WikiParma section of the website and this is why we invite you to read this communicate by Parma Ultras Group Boys 1977.

Listen to their voice now because usually you can hear it just in Curva Nord since they avoid public appearance and because mass media too often exploited them.

We hope to have kept the passion with our non-professional translation:

Born in 1977, we are a group of guys united by Ultras ideal, fans of Parma Calcio and of our town. A name, Boys, invented in 1977 by the dudes that created and passed it on from a generation to another, a name that became an ideal, survived to times and society changes, that had an “home”, a school, in via Calestani 10 since 1998, where we cultivated the values that created our mentality, that permitted Boys to live as Ultras for another 20 years, arriving in 2018, and being one of the oldest group to survive in our movement. This result have to be shared with all the guys that have been part of the Boys: if today we have 41 years is thanks to all those that passed their youth supporting Parma behind our banner. In Curva, in Parma, all of you know us, behind the banner there are faces, names, nicknames, boys, girls. For Boys, for the Group, for Curva Nord Matteo Bagnaresi, we put our faces, proud to do it, to bring on our ideal, our being Ultras, our living Boys.

Every decision is taken in our headquarter: by 5, 15, 40 people, the ones we are there, discuss and taken only grounding on our being Ultras and to give maximum support to Parma Calcio. We have no other interest. For this reason we never wanted to have relationship with people like Ghirardi or Leonardi, we never asked for nor accepted euros, tickets or seasonal tickets for free. We like to be without owner: with various ventures, and thanks to your essential contribution, we can keep the Group autonomy. This independency allow us to think and act only for ourselves depending on our ideals. We always paid for tickets and so for seasonal tickets; when we had “too much” money we donated and ambulance, almost 100 million liras; in bad periods, money, we put it out of our own pocket to let the Group survive. We would like to make group together, we invest profit in things like this, to bring 70 guys to Naples and let them spend 20 euros. We are not the ones that  make money off fans, the merchandise we sell is intentionally at low prices.

For us it never existed to be professional Ultras, nobody never earned or had an agenda a part for Ultras ideal or supporting Parma Calcio. We are Ultras, all normal guys, like you, you know that, we know each other very well, someone since always, someone more recently, we are all Parmigiani, we are Boys, us and you.

We are not interested in cliches, in what conformists say or what Report investigation revealed. We are interested in one single thing: being Boys, being Ultras in our way, support Parma, getting into Curva with our head held high, with clean conscience, look Curva Nord Matteo Bagnaresi, look into your dignified eyes and being proud or beign Boys Parma 1977.

Live Ultras Live Boys for live. ”

(original post on Boys Parma website)

Boys website: www.boysparma1977.it

Parmagiani Gathering and elections 2018/2021

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pic credit: Abdul Rosyid AS (Parmagiani Indonesia)

As you should know, Parmagiani Indonesia National Gathering, took place last week-end.

Parmagiani Indonesia is a big fans community, few of them ever been to Italy but the passion they have for the team is huge and represents a reason for meet up, share experiences and have good time together. This picture is more iconic and representative than every words. If you follow their social channels and they personal accounts you will realize that, for some reason, they live in a better world.

We translated, thanks to Google Translate, the post they made at the end of the event.

“Parmagiani Indonesia National Gathering Yesterday went well … We, as the organizer committee express our gratitude to all participants who attended the event, especially those from the regions Lampung, Jogja, Surabaya, Bogor, Sukabumi, Brebes and Palembang. We also say thank you very much to the Donors who have been very helpful in this event. We ask sorry if there were any shortcomings regarding this event. See you at the Gathnas Jogja next year.
Thank you”

The National Gathering was also the change to make elections for the three years mandate (2018-2021) and this is the result from the poll:

Parmagiani Indonesia Management Structure Period 2018-2021

President: Yoga Pratomo
Vice-President: Rengga Aven Januadi
Board: Ahmad Ridwan, Deva Ikhwansyah, Slamet Saputra
General Treasurer: Doddy Adetya
Secretariat & Membership: Arie Arvianto
All Regional Chair: Iwan Saputra
Public Relations: Yohanes Efriyono, Abdul Rosyid, Ahmad Satria
Social Media Division: Rama Mulyadi, Paundra Karisma
Football Division: Enjang Nurcholis, Iis Nurrochman
Futsal & Mini Soccer Division: Merdiansyah Setiadi, Hendra Bagus Pratama

To contact them the email is tifosiparmagiani@gmail.com

Thanks to Solo Parma

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credit to: www.twitter.com/solo_parma

English speaking fans already know it. Solo Parma is a blog/website run by a Scotland based fan that since 2013 spread information about our team in English. Solo Parma often represented the only voice to hear for English speaking fans, execially when the Club didn’t make double language communication. Thanks to John “Giovanni” for his great and constant work in support for Parma Club and also to Parma community, that you know – we risk to be redundant in remembering this – we call it community but we consider it a family.

We hope it will not remain a solitary case because we need to have as much representative as possible all over, in order to build a big worldwide fans network.

We are also really proud for what Giovanni wrote about his last experience in Parma and for having been of some help. Here is the article: https://soloparma.weebly.com/blog/a-thank-you-to-parma-fans-worldwide

SoloParma is already listed in our Worldwide Network channels list that soon will be massively updated.

Parma Club Crociati Balkan

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First historical time together in Tardini – credit Dejan

 

We go on discovering Parma Fans club outside Italian borders by reading Dejan description of Parma Club Crociati Balkan, born from historical Facebook group PARMA BOYS BALKAN.

Our story began in 2009 when some guys from ex Yugoslavia met on social network. Next year the page PARMA BOYS BALKAN was born.

Don’t get shocked with this part: my brother was Asprilla and “Parma” fan, we both were. He died in car accident on New Year’s Eve 1995 and I burried him in white jersey with blue Parmalat logo on it. 20 years later I decided to visit Tardini for the first time, in honor of him. I came in the same shirt to see defeat from Sampdoria. It was the beginning of the Parma’s hardest time, but I felt in love with the club and the city anyway.

I started to search for other gialloblu fans on Facebook then. Surprise was that I discovered PARMA BOYS BALKAN and their admin Hrvoje who lived 100 meters from me! He is the most passionate and dedicated fan I know. He ran the fan page completely alone and he can give any information from the past of Parma Calcio. After that we started to cooperate and to go to Parma together, we made a banner, polo shirts and we’ve been present with our group on almost every important day: farewell with Serie A on home match against Hellas Verona, winning Serie D against Delta Rovigo, Derby with Reggiana, Lega Pro Final in Florence, four games in Serie B and return in Serie A (Udinese) this summer. We can be proud of journey to Pordenone (Lega Pro) when there was 12 of us and this season against Juventus with the record of 14 Croatians, Slovenians and Bosnians connected with P.B.B. in Tardini.

Our mission is to bring on Parma stadium tifosi from every part of Slav’s countries in Balkans. It is not easy, dealing with money, will and sometimes lack of confidence, but thanks to Parma Fans Worldwide we approached CCPC and this made us first official Parma Club from Balkans, that gave us new energy. We decided to cut the word “Boys” not to be confused with ultras and became Parma Club Crociati Balkan.

We are closer than the other foreign fans, but it is hard to drive 1.000 km in one day and go to the job directly sometimes… However, we can’t stop doing this.”

PARMA BOYS BALKAN Facebook group: www.facebook.com/BoysParmaBalkan

 

Supporting Parma together

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In Parma Museum with Angelo Manfredini

The most of you already know we are quite boring talking about our mission of creating a Parma fans worldwide network. We won’t talk to much now but just post some pictures from last weekend when we had the pleasure to share our passion together with fans from all over Europe in the Parma vs Lazio week-end.

First of all thanks to all of you, guys (and girls), for making such a long journey and for giving us authorization in publishing this photos. And thanks to Centro Coordinamento and the people in Parma that are always so kind with us. The network will endure until your passion is alive.

In two days we joined Greek, Macedonian, Croatian, Polish, Scottish, Austrian, Lithuanian fans and had a wonderful time together. Meeting some player, yes, but most of all staying together and realizing that maybe we are few in our birth places but that in Parma there is also a family for us all.

Parma Club Greece made a big article on their experience that you can traslate with google. Here is the link. They – and Lukasz from Parma Club Poland – were also nominated on Gazzetta di Parma by journalist Matteo Scipioni in his weekly report on Parma match from Curva Nord.

Thanks for the picture to: Parma Club Greece, fcparma.com.pl, Dejan of Parma Boys Balkan (Parma Club Crociati Balkan), Doug (SoloParma) and Nikica.

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For Genova, by Fans

Boys Parma 1977 and Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs collected 1500 euro from the selling of a t-shirt in support for Genova citizenship after Ponte Morandi collapse.

T-shirts, realized by Sampdoria fans and Federclubs, was sold in Curva Nord on Sunday 21 before Parma vs Lazio match.

Remember about it when you will hear people talk about ultras.

Parma Club Greece

 

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credit to Nick

 

Second self-introduction for abroad Parma Official fans club. Nick from Giannina tells the story behind his club, Parma Club Grecia, recently become official. Greek delegation use to come to Parma every year, discover some pictures in the slide show. Look forward for meeting you in Parma vs Lazio match on 21st October!

“Hi to all Parma family. My name is Nick Paramithiotis and I live in Greece. The first acquaintance with Parma was the Christmas of 1997, when my little brother gave me a gift, the 2nd official shirt of 1997/98. This would be the beginning of a big passion and a big love for Parma. My childhood dream was a Greek club of Parma and that dream came true in the summer of 2012. The goal of Parma Club Grecia is to unite all of Parma’s Greek fans and keep the flag of the team up, also in Greece. The beginning was difficult, but the club now has over 100 members. Just a month ago, our club became a official member of Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs. We would like to thank Parma Fans Worldwide for help.

Everyday we publish on our Facebook page news for our favorite team, tributes to the history of the team, to the players who have played in Parma, to the fans and many others. Every year we travel to Parma to see the team. Our club is the only one in Greece that has made a trip to the lower championships like Serie D, keeping our promise that good and bad, we will be there. We also have our own store with products such as t-shirts, hoodies, hats, scarfs and many more, for all Parma Fans.

Thank you for hospitality. See you in Parma on October 19th.

FORZA PARMA PER SEMPRE E OVUNQUE”

Parma Club Grecia Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/ParmaClubGrecia/

Parma Club Grecia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/parmaclubgrecia/