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Lizhang joined the capital injection

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Directly for Parma Calcio official website we know that also Jiang Lizhang, as Link International, joined the capital injection decided by the board on 16th december.

That means that the property quote will remain, for the moment: Nuovo Inizio srl 60%, Link International 30%, Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche (PPC) 10%.


Nuovo Inizio back at the helm of Parma Calcio

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.

Just a quick overlook on who composes Nuovo Inizio. We will talk about them on WikiParma soon. A huge thank you to Facebook page Parma-Reggiana #maistatastoria, for conceding us to use their pictures.

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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)

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Giampaolo Dallara: Italian businessman and motorsports engineer. He is the owner of Dallara Motorsports, a company that develops racing cars. (from Wikipedia)

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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)

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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)

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Angelo Gandolfi: founder and president of Erreà, sport equipment company supplier.

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Giacomo Malmesi: lawyer and former Parma Calcio vice-president.

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Pietro Pizzarotti: member of the Mipien board, the holding owner of 94,5 % of Impresa Pizzarotti & C. S.p.A., the construction company founded by his family more than 100 years ago. (from Pizzarotti.it)

Season Review 2017/2018 – Episode 4

Football, like life, is a story to tell and our story, in last three years, IS the football.
We do it from fans to fans: even if translation is rough we are sure you will appreciate it anyway.

+++ this is a non professional and free translation made from the original post on Parma Calcio 1913 official website that you can find at this link http://parmacalcio1913.com/season-review-201718-puntata-4-i-crociati-e-il-dragone+++

EPISODE 4 – “Crusaders and the Dragon”

After three straight victories in October against Virtus Entella, Foggia and Avellino, Parma run is stopped for a day in Frosinone. In this head to head match we loose 2-1, but we come back home with the certainty to be strong group, able to react in difficult situations. In first half we go down 2-0, then we score and in the second half in many occasions we are close to draw. It ends 2-1: ” We have to restart from second half and keep working” so said at the end of the match on of senators, Gianni Munari.
As already happened, guys find energy to restart. Next week a new away match, in Cittadella home. Not such an easy match, that see Crusaders take advantage with Calaiò in first half and see Cittadella draw in the second, fifteen minutes before the end of the match. But Parma is there and at the end of a beautiful scheme, Calaiò scores against the goal that allow us to leave Tombolato Stadium with 3 points.

https://giphy.com/embed/3iCwh256PpmSCzi8F7via GIPHYOn Saturday 18th November we have Ascoli in Tardini but before that it is time for a long waited, important and historical announcement: Jiang Lizhang is the new Parma Calcio 1913 president. Announcement was made on 15th november and one day later Lizhang present himself and the group to the city in a press conference in Tardini: ” Fortunately we don’t start from zero, Parma managers did a great job in last two years , and created concrete basis for club future. We have a great technical and managerial team. My entrance in the society doesn’t mean that I will make a revolution in a strong identity team like Parma, but we want to write a new chapter in club history”. Explain this and other things the new president.

Credit to http://www.parmacalcio1913.com

“I had the chance to speak with new president and I am really glad he arrived: I totally trust him, italian property is strongly linked with the team and the city and this choice was made for Parma right.” So D’Aversa declares at the eve of game against Ascoli that we win 4-0. Match confirm strength of our defense not just concerning taken goals but also scored if we thing that is Iacoponi to score the first goal of the game. And then there is Frattali that, when we are 2-0, stop a penalty: “I’m happy because I contribute to the final result since last minutes could be more suffering. Our thought is to win every match without thinking about others, keep standing down to earth.” Crusaders number 1 warn.
In Carpi we loose 2-1. Landlords score promptly then Parma react with insigne but it is not enough to draw. “A stop we have to forget” so Mister says. Another time the reaction come: next week we win against Pro Vercelli 3-0. Crusaders close the match in the second half with two close goals of Insigne and Scavone, before Corapi one and his run under Curva Nord. This is also the debut match of Frediani: “I’m enjoying this moment together with my mates, that have always been supporting me”.

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So it begin last month of 2017 and the first half of the league. To start winning again Parma will have to wait the new year: four straight draw, three of them 0-0. In Terni it ends 1-1: Di Gaudio with a kick from far scores one of most beautiful goal of the season, but then Ternana draw: “We tried to win, but we didn’t reach. This is anyway a good draw on a difficult pitch” So the palermitan says after the match.

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The year is closed with three points in three matches: in Bari and in Tardini against Cesena and Spezia it ends 0-0. While society is about to announce some new arrivale in the transfer market, the team stop few days for winter break that will last until 20th of January.