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Parma Fans Treble

It’s time to make some travel plan and why not make a treble!

We already told you about next Parma matches fixture list and that unfortunalely we still don’t know the exact time of last matches of the season but what we do know is that in 7 days you could have the chance to watch 3 straight Parma matches.

Parma will play against Atalanta in Tardini on Sunday 31st March at 12:30 PM CET, then in Frosinone on Wednesday evening and again home against Torino on Saturday 6th April at 3 PM CET: 7 days for 3 matches.

Consider that coming to Parma by plane you have plenty of different options – flying to and from Bergamo, Bologna, Milan or even Parma – and to go to Frosinone for the night Wednesday 3rd April game, Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs organize really cheap travel by bus (match ticket included) from Parma.

Let us suggest to consider this option since during these home matches we already know there will be many other abroad fans coming to Tardini. These are not big matches so Curva tickets cost only 15 euro and as always under 14 enters almost for free in every area. Couple of abroad supporters already planned to add Frosinone away match to experience the unique atmosfere of an away travel with Parmesan fans. We can not guarantee it will be like when we were together in Cagliari, but surely a great experience for a supporter.

Write us for every curiosity about the matches, organization, ticket info. We are here for that.

We will never stop repeating: Parma is a small town but a big Family. You are already part of it but probably you still don’t know.

Experience it.

Empoli and Parma: a friendship to celebrate

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credit to Boys Parma 1977

Saturday it will be another chance to celebrate and reinforce the old friendship between Parma and Empoli, lasting 35 years. We already have the chance to tell you about the history of the gemellaggio between the two teams fan bases, that this afternoon will meet up before the match in honor of the friendship.

Desperados, Empoli Ultras, and Boys Parma 1977 will play a friendly football match on Saturday morning then eat together, and Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs, together with his Empoli equivalent organized a BBQ before the game.

If you are planning to go to Empoli for the match here you find all the info for the tickets, on sale also online. Away fans area “settore ospiti” will be available until Friday evening.

Ancelotti and Parma: a family meeting

After Sunday match, Napoli manager, Carlo Ancelotti, joined a small representation of   Parma in Tardini Museum, where Museum association organized a temporary exhibition in his honor.

Ancelotti, former Parma player and coach, received from Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs a prize for his past in Parma Calcio and as a sign of never ended friendship.

Lead by Parma Calcio marketing manager, Ancelotti had a tour inside the Museum where all Crociati history is guarded and stopped few minutes to sign some memorabilia before jumping on the Napoli bus.

Happy to be back were we deserve to be.

Happy to find some old friend or, better, some old Family member again.

Talking about you in Parma

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We proudly announce that next Tuesday 19th February at 5:45 PM we will be guest of Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs to have a speech about Parma abroad fans, together with Giuseppe De Cristofaro (Parma Calcio 1913 Brand and Digital Marketing), Michele Galli (Museum Association President), Angelo Manfredini (Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs President), Giuseppe Squarcia (Parma Calcio 1913 Supporter Liaison Officer) and Massimo Zannoni, President of Parma Club Mediolanum and organizer of the event, that we would like to thank you for inviting us.

We already knew that, but this is an additional demonstration of interest and openness by Parma town and Parmesan fanbase toward people like you that, even if from far and with obvious distance and language obstacles: follow, support, love Parma Calcio.

If you have been in Tardini lately you surely notice it. Sometimes there could be some understanding problems due to different languages, but if you have the precious chance to get deeper inside the surface, talk to people, share experiences together, you’ll recognize that we are all part of the same yellow and blue Family.

We have the presumption to think that such “kind of magic” is not everywhere and is not for everyone. If you are a Parma supporter you probably didn’t follow the most winning team in football history, nor the one with bigger stadium or fanbase. You just found your cup of tea. Especially from abroad, you can not born Parma fan, nor became. You just discover you are (and probably always has been).

We hope this meeting will be an important step to build an organized, recognized, respected Parma abroad fans network.

Thanks again to Massimo Zannoni and Parma Club Mediolanum for the invitation and to all of you for supporting Parma Fans Worldwide project.

WikiParma: Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs (CCPC)

Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs (CCPC) is the association – recognized by Parma Calcio 1913 – that gather all Official Parma Fans Clubs. It was born in 1981 thanks to the impulse of Riccardo Sogliano, historical Parma sport director under Ernesto Ceresini presidency.

CCPC board is composed by 15 members, 2 vice-presidents and on President, chosen every 3 years. Current President is Angelo Manfredini, elected in 2018. All associated to CCPC are volunteers.

Main activities of CCPC are: organization of every away match travel, in Italy and in Europe; organization of Tardini bars and collaborations with stadium stewards thanks to a big group of volunteers; promote and endorse activities in support of Parma Calcio cheer. CCPC is the point of reference for all the Parma fans.

CCPC use to support various charity activities, never with direct money deposit but always with material. In last years most remarkable activities were: buying equipment for Parma Hospital for leukemia patients and for Parma Children Hospital, ambulance for parma First Aid, sustain to communities hit by natural disasters (in Lunigiana, L’Aquila, Livorno, Lentigione…), just to mention some.

In 2018 affiliated to CCPC were 2800, spread in almost 30 Official fans clubs. In the moment in which we write, Official fans club are: A. Lucarelli, Amigh dal Parma, Aquila B. Longhi, Arci San Lazzaro, Arci Toscanini “E. cavalieri”, Australia, Balkan 1913, Banca Intesa, BAsilicanova, Black Phoenix Trecasali, Campora H. Crespo, Cariparma, Cinghiali Gialloblù, Cittadella Crociata, Collecchio Gialloblù, Crociati Balkan, Cuore Crociato Sala Baganza, D. Dessena, Ducato d’Europa, Farnese, Fedeltà Crociata Medesano, Giuseppe Verdi, Golena, Golese. Golese Tolasudolsa, Greece, Danè, Indomita, Hungary, La bella età, La grande ” C. Bozzetti”, Lecco Giallloblù, L. Apolloni, Mediolanum, Millenium, Monticelli “C. Giuffredi”, N° 10, Parma Fans Worldwide “Forestér”, Parma Voladora, Poland, Rapid, R. D’Aversa, Salsomaggiore Terme Cavallo, Toscana Crociata, Traversetolo,  Va Pensiero Gialloblù, Val Parma.

Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs is also member of FISSC – Federazione Italiana Sostenitori Squadre di Calcio, the federation that collects Italian organized supporters clubs in order to promote sport values under the motto “rivals on the field, friends outside”, which whom since years bring on campaigns like the one for low and fixed prices for away fans.

To get in contact with them, for any info or to create an Official Parma fans group, you find them in the little yellow building at the left side of Tardini main gate on match day,  and from Monday to Friday from 3 to 7 pm, by phone at +39 (0)521 941300 or mail clubspr@parmaclubs.net

Website (Italian): https://parmaclubs.weebly.com/

Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/ccpcofficial/

If  you need support in get in touch with CCPC, ask us.

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.

34 years of Gemellaggio

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Athos Bagnoli and Angelo Manfredini in Centro Coordinamento office

Parma Calcio is a Family, when you come in the town and especially in Tardini you notice it. It is the kind of things it is more difficult to explain by words than to feel.

Between Parma and Empoli there is a friendship that last since 1984. On 25th November 1984 during Parma vs Empoli match in Serie B there was so much fog that some Boys Parma fans – usually located in Curva Nord – went in the opposite side of the stadium to watch at least the goal on that side, where Parma was trying to score: we were loosing 1 to 0 but Empoli fans didn’t know it because they could not see the opposite side goal because of the fog.

At the end of the mach some Parma fans that were in Curva Sud congratulate with Empoli fans for the victory and they were surprised by that since they supposed it ended with a 0 -0 draw. The chat ended up with some beers after the match and there begun one of long-lasting friendship in Italian football history.

Rivals on the field but friend outside: the link grew year by year and soon the Gemellaggio was officialized with a flags parade before a match. Tradition that was observed also last Sunday in Tardini before the 7th Serie A round. Before the match begun, both supporters groups sang the name of the opposite team.

We use to repeat that football is made by fans, by people. This is the demonstrations: ultras organizing friendly Fans football match before the Serie A game as a chance to stay together (here the photo gallery); presidents of both Centro Coordinamento –  the organizations that coordinate all official fans clubs – embracing for the meeting in Serie A after years like old friend does.

In the picture you see well-know president of Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs, Angelo Manfredini, and his Empoli equivalent, Athos Bagnoli: both dedicated life to their football passion and in defense of fans rights despite Tv oriented and tickets price rising policies that are keeping people far from football.

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Flag parade before Parma vs Empoli on 30th September 2018

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“Proudly friends” Boys Parma before Parma vs Empoli on 30th September 2018

Parma Club Poland

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Lukasz with Alessandro Lucarelli in Tardini – credit: fcparma.com.pl

We start knowing abroad fan by asking them to introduce themselves and their groups. The first to do it is Lucasz from Poland, well-known admin of www.fcparma.com.pl, the most complete non-italian website about Parma Calcio. Lucasz is the president of Official Parma Fans Club Poland, member of Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs CCPC.

 

“Hi! My name is Lukasz Baron, I come from Poland, and live in small city – Rybnik, which is by the way very similar to Parma – the club who I really love. My passion to Parma start in 1997, I was 5 and spend holidays with family in Roma. One day in the city center in market placy I spot a beautyful yellow-blue-white scarf, I didn’t know what was is but I really wanted to have it so I forced my father to bought it for me.

So it start like that. Later I searched more information about Parma. In 1999 I saw my first football club match in tv, which were… Yes, you guess, Parma vs Olympique and I completly fall in love with this team. In next years I spread my konowledge about club and his history, and in 2006 with one friend from center of Poland – Mikolaj, I establish a polish website about Parma – fcparma.com.pl and Parma polish fan club (Crociati dalla Polonia). My friend decided to withdraw in 2009 (study, family etc.) so from that moment website and fan club is completley my project. What about website, we publish regular news from Parma (usually 4-8 articles per day), we also got many section about, for example, club history, actual championship, tifosi and also some kind of graphics for fans. Everybody can find something interesting 😉

On the other hand we got a fan club, which unites Parma polish fans (now there are about 20 members). We organized a few meeting in Poland and we also organised a travels on Parma’s matches, so far we were at 15 games. In our hands there is two fan club flags (http://www.fcparma.com.pl/dzial/Flagi-CDP) with which we travel to Tardini. We also make gadgets like t-shirt, stickers, hoodie etc.

Since few weeks (of course thanks to big help of Parma Fans Worldwide) we are a part of Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs. I hope it will be a big step in future develop of Crociati Dalla Polonia.”

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Ultras for Amatrice

On 21st September will be officially donated in Amatrice, the town hit by terrible eartquake almost two years ago, two fields, one tribune with roof, forniture for A.S.D. Amatrice for 2018/19 season and a 9 places van. All this has been purchased with money collected by Italian Ultras during the campaign “Ultras d’Italia per Amatrice”: in 4 month they could reach the sum of 161.277,27 euros.

On 21st September there will be the official inauguration in Amatrice. Parma fans (Boys 1977 + Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs) donated more that 3000 euros.

This is the list of al Ultras groups that took part to the fund raising: Ancona: Curva Nord Ancona; Andria: Curva Nord Andria; Bari: Curva Nord Bari; Barletta: Gruppo Erotico 1987; Benevento: Curva Sud Benevento;  Brescia: Irriducibili Leonessa (Basket); Campobasso: Crazy Bus / Primitive Groove (Collettivo dj); Cantù: Eagles Cantù 1990 (Basket); Carpi: Ultras Carpi Guidati dal Lambrusco; Cassino: Laterale Sud Cassino; Catanzaro: Ultras Catanzaro 1973; Cava de’ Tirreni: Curva Sud Catello Mari; Cesena: Curva Mare Cesena / Centro Coordinamento Clubs Cesena; Civitanova Marche: Civitanovesi Ultras; Crotone: Curva Sud Crotone; Empoli: Desperados Empoli 1983; Fano: Panthers Fano 1977; Ferrara: Curva Ovest Ferrara Otto Settembre; Firenze: Unonoveduesei Curva Fiesole; Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Blue Supporters Garmisch (Hockey); Genova: Tifoseria Sampdoriana; Giulianova: Ultras Giulianova 1979; Gravina: Noi Ultras Gravina / La Gravina Ultras; Grosseto: Maremmani 1912; Gubbio: Gubbio Supporters 2004; L’Aquila: G.S. Supporters (Basket); Latina: Leone Alato Littoria; Lucca: Curva Ovest Lucca; Mantova: Ultras Mantova; Martina Franca: Ultras Martina Curva Nord; Messina: Curva Sud Messina; Milano: Curva del Milano (Hockey); Milano: Curva Nord Milano; Milano: Ultras Milano (Basket); Monaco di Baviera: Ultras Antwerpen 1994; Monopoli: Bad Boys 1987 Monopoli; Nardò: South Boys 2002 Nardò; Fedelissimi 1993; Tabula Rasa; Novara: Nuares; Olbia: Ultras Olbia; Parma: Boys Parma 1977 / Centro di coordinamento Parma Clubs; Pesaro: Pesaro Ultras 1898 / Vecchia Guardia 1979 / Gioventù Pesaro / Porto Pesaro; Picerno: Teste Matte; Pistoia: Curva Nord 1921 / Pistoia 1312; Pistoia: Baraonda Biancorossa (Basket); Pordenone: Supporters Pordenone; Prato: Curva Ferrovia Matteo Ventisette Prato; Reggio Emilia: Teste Quadre / Gruppo Vandelli; Rieti: Commando Ultrà Rieti 1997; Rieti: Old Fans Rieti (Basket); Rimini: Curva Est Rimini; Roma: Curva Nord Lazio; Roma: PGU Roma; Roseto: Curva Nord Roseto 1927 (Basket); Salerno: Curva Sud Siberiano; San Benedetto del Tronto: Curva Nord Massimo Cioffi; Sassuolo: Curva Nord Sassuolo; Taranto: Taranto Supporters; Terni: Curva Nord Terni; Torino: Curva Maratona Torino; Torre Annunziata: Curva Sud Torre Annunziata; Tortona: Gradinata Est Derthona; Treviso: I Fioi Dea Sud (Basket); Tricase: Rum Boys Tricase 2006; Tricase Fans; Trieste: Curva Furlan; Centro Coordinamento Triestina Club; Udine: Curva Nord Udine; Veglie: Veglie Tricolore; Vicenza: Curva Sud Vicenza 1902; L’Aquila 5/9/2018; Red Blue Eagles L’Aquila 1978.

Thanks to Cesare Frambati and to www.ilcapoluogo.it

History is a door

We know that all of you when go – or when will go – to Parma bring back home some memorabilia. The ticket is not enough and the Official merchandise neither: you need something more personal. Something that would tell you about that specific moment: Curva Nord Boys fanzine, stickers, advertisement poster with a Parma logo on, etc. because these object would represent a piece of history, a piece of your history in Parma.

Objects are guardians of our memories, especially for away fans like us that can’t follow the team every week, but once or twice a year.

Walking in Collecchio Training center or in Tardini restricted areas is an experience, and who had the luck to do it can confirm it. Think about how many players and coaches walked there, changed before a match, talked, fought, had fun.

Think about all the players and coaches that spend part of their life there: how many times they changed in Tardini locker room ? how many laughs or fights did that walls see?

In Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs – CCPC offices, the little yellow building at the left of Tardini Gate that some of you started to know because is the place where we met with all the abroad fans before the matches, there is one of these “memory objects”. It is a door. That door was threw away during some Tardini locker room renewal and people of CCPC found it and decided to use it in their office, creating specifically a wall for it.

That one, was the old Parma locker room door and on it you can read the signatures of some of most famous names in our 90s history. Some of them are clear: Taffarel, Brolin, Buffon, Di Vaio, Simplicio… If that door could speak!

To be honest inside that place there are plenty memory objects and most of all there are people that are the real Parma Calcio memory guardians, and they are more than kind. If you go there for visit in Parma bring and italian dictionary and knock at their door. If they have free time they surely be happy to tell you some story about Faustino Asprilla or Hernan Crespo. And we are not talking about some newspaper gossips, but about real life stories because the majority of these champions were – and still are -for real part of Parma family and memory guardians are there to testify it.