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A.C. Torino

A.C. Torino (Torino Calcio) are a Italian football club, based in Turin. Nicknamed I Granata.

The club was founded in 1890 as Internazionale Torino, becoming FBC Torino in 1906. They were denied their first Championship by the outbreak of WW I and lost their second chance in 1926-27 due to a irregularity. However, between 1942-49 Torino won five Championships. But on May 4, 1949 the entire team were killed in a plane crash and the club never recovered and after a decade of mediocre seasons they were relegated in 1959, although they returned to Serie A within a year. Torino did return to Serie A and won a further Scudetto in 1976. Since then they have rotated between the top two divisions with little success, except a Coppa Italia in 1993 (and a Mitropa Cup win in 1991).

Since 1990 the club have played in the 69,040 capacity Stadio Delle Alpi, shared with Juventus, the stadium is unpopular with the fans and clubs. Prior to 1990 the clubs shared the Stadio Comunale for thirty years, Torino moving there from the Stadio Filadelfia.

Noted past players include Valentino Mazzola, Gianluigi Lentini, Roberto Cravero, Giorgio Ferrini, Gigi Meroni, and Francesco Graziani.

League Champions 7 1928, 1942-43, 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48, 1948-49, 1975-76.

Italian Cup 5 1935-36, 1942-43, 1967-68, 1970-71, 1992-93. Runners-up 9 times.

Serie B Champions 3 1959-60, 1989-90, 2000-01.

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