Delio Rossi is an Italian football manager and former footballer. His playing career was not a one, as he reached his personal top from 1981 to 1983, playing Serie B with U. S. Foggia. He retired in 1989, after a season played with Fidelis Andria of Serie C2, Rossi, a sports science graduate with honours, took his first coaching job in 1990, aged 29, at Torremaggiore, of Promozione league, immediately winning the championship. The next year he joined Foggia as youth coach, in 1993, Rossi signed for Salernitana of Serie C1, and led the team to a Serie B promotion. After an unlucky comeback to Foggia, and a place in Pescara, Rossi returned to coach Salernitana in 1997. Rossi guided the team in Serie A too, but was fired in March 1999, a troubled year in Genoa and a poor comeback to Pescara were followed by three seasons with Lecce. He left Lecce in 2004 to be replaced by his maestro Zděnek Zeman, in December 2004, Rossi replaced Andrea Mandorlini at the helm of Atalanta B. C. last-placed in Serie A.
Despite all his efforts and numerous praises, Rossi was not able to let his team escape from relegation, despite not saving Atalanta, his good efforts at the helm of the Dea club gained interest from Lazio, who appointed him as replacement for Giuseppe Papadopulo. His time at Lazio has been a success for which he has aroused interest from many top Serie A clubs. Rossi guided Lazio to a surprising UEFA Cup place in the 2005–2006 season, even more remarkable, was Rossis feat the following season. Despite an initial 11-point points deduction, Rossi guided the biancocelesti to a third place Serie A finish. However, during the 2007–08 season, he led Lazio to a disappointing 12th-place finish, on 13 May 2009 Rossi led Lazio to their first trophy since the Coppa Italia triumph in 2004. It was a Coppa Italia victory, which came after a penalty shootout against Sampdoria. On 8 June 2009, Delio Rossi was announced to have left Lazio because of personal reasons allegedly linked to a working relationship with chairman Claudio Lotito.
He was replaced by Davide Ballardini, on 23 November 2009 Rossi returned into management as new head coach of Palermo, replacing Walter Zenga at the helm of the rosanero. He was consequently confirmed as coach of Palermo for the 2010–11 season. Rossi was sacked on 28 February 2011 by club president Maurizio Zamparini following a record 0–7 home loss to Udinese, Rossi returned at Palermo only four weeks later, after Cosmis Palermo side was soundly defeated by Catania in the Sicilian derby on 3 April. Following a surprising comeback, he led the club to the Coppa Italia final which the 3–1 defeat by Internazionale, during the pre-season, on 1 June 2011, Rossi resigned as Palermo manager by mutual consent with president Zamparini
The club have played continuously in the top tier of the Italian football league system since its debut in 1909. Inter have won 30 domestic trophies as well as local rivals A. C. Milan, from 2006 to 2010, the club won five successive league titles, equalling the all-time record. They have won the Champions League three times, two back-to-back in 1964 and 1965 and another in 2010 and their latest win completed an unprecedented Italian seasonal treble, with Inter winning the Coppa Italia and the Scudetto the same year. The club has won three UEFA Cups, two Intercontinental Cups and one FIFA Club World Cup. Inters home games are played at the San Siro stadium, known as the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, shared with rivals A. C. Milan, the stadium is the largest in Italian football. The local team A. C. Milan are considered among their biggest rivals, as of 2010, Inter is the second-most supported team in Italy, and the sixth most-supported team in Europe. The club is one of the most valuable in Italian and world football and it was a founding member of the now-defunct G-14 group of Europes leading football clubs.
The club was founded on 9 March 1908 as Football Club Internazionale, following the schism with the Milan Cricket, the name of the club derives from the wish of its founding members to accept foreign players as well as Italians. The club won its very first championship in 1910 and its second in 1920, the captain and coach of the first championship winning team was Virgilio Fossati, who was killed in battle while serving in the Italian army during World War I. In 1922, Inter remained in the top league after winning two play-offs, six years later, during the Fascist era, the club was forced to merge with the Unione Sportiva Milanese and was renamed Società Sportiva Ambrosiana. The team wore white jerseys around this time with a red cross emblazoned on it, the jerseys design was inspired by the flag and coat of arms of the city of Milan. Their first Coppa Italia was won in 1938–39, led by the iconic Giuseppe Meazza, a fifth championship followed in 1940, despite Meazza incurring an injury. After the end of World War II the club regained its name, winning its sixth championship in 1953.
He would transform Inter into one of the greatest teams in Europe and he modified a 5–3–2 tactic known as the Verrou to include larger flexibility for counterattacks. The catenaccio system was invented by an Austrian coach Karl Rappan, herrera would modify it by adding a fifth defenders, the sweeper or libero behind the two centre backs. The sweeper or libero who acted as the man would deal with any attackers who went through the two centre backs. Inter finished third in the Serie A in his first season, second the next year, followed a back-to-back European Cup victory in 1964 and 1965, earning him the title il Mago. In 1964, Inter reached the European Cup Final by beating Borussia Dortmund in the semi-final, in the final, they met Real Madrid, a team that had reached seven out of the nine finals to date
Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Austria, San Marino, Italy covers an area of 301,338 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate and Mediterranean climate. Due to its shape, it is referred to in Italy as lo Stivale. With 61 million inhabitants, it is the fourth most populous EU member state, the Italic tribe known as the Latins formed the Roman Kingdom, which eventually became a republic that conquered and assimilated other nearby civilisations. The legacy of the Roman Empire is widespread and can be observed in the distribution of civilian law, republican governments, Christianity. The Renaissance began in Italy and spread to the rest of Europe, bringing a renewed interest in humanism, exploration, Italian culture flourished at this time, producing famous scholars and polymaths such as Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo and Machiavelli. The weakened sovereigns soon fell victim to conquest by European powers such as France and Austria.
Despite being one of the victors in World War I, Italy entered a period of economic crisis and social turmoil. The subsequent participation in World War II on the Axis side ended in defeat, economic destruction. Today, Italy has the third largest economy in the Eurozone and it has a very high level of human development and is ranked sixth in the world for life expectancy. The country plays a prominent role in regional and global economic, military and diplomatic affairs, as a reflection of its cultural wealth, Italy is home to 51 World Heritage Sites, the most in the world, and is the fifth most visited country. The assumptions on the etymology of the name Italia are very numerous, according to one of the more common explanations, the term Italia, from Latin, was borrowed through Greek from the Oscan Víteliú, meaning land of young cattle. The bull was a symbol of the southern Italic tribes and was often depicted goring the Roman wolf as a defiant symbol of free Italy during the Social War. Greek historian Dionysius of Halicarnassus states this account together with the legend that Italy was named after Italus, mentioned by Aristotle and Thucydides.
The name Italia originally applied only to a part of what is now Southern Italy – according to Antiochus of Syracuse, but by his time Oenotria and Italy had become synonymous, and the name applied to most of Lucania as well. The Greeks gradually came to apply the name Italia to a larger region, excavations throughout Italy revealed a Neanderthal presence dating back to the Palaeolithic period, some 200,000 years ago, modern Humans arrived about 40,000 years ago. Other ancient Italian peoples of undetermined language families but of possible origins include the Rhaetian people and Cammuni. Also the Phoenicians established colonies on the coasts of Sardinia and Sicily, the Roman legacy has deeply influenced the Western civilisation, shaping most of the modern world
Associazione Calcio Dilettanti Treviso is an Italian football club based in Treviso. The club was formed in 1909, the club currently plays in Eccellenza. In 1993 the club was shut down because of financial troubles, in summer 1993 a new club was admitted to Serie D, as F. B. C. Treviso was relegated to Serie C1 in 2001, but returned to Serie B in 2003, in 2005, Pillon returned to Treviso and the team gained a respectable fifth place and a spot in the promotion playoffs but lost out to Perugia. In 2005–06, Treviso played in Italian Serie A for the first and, as so far, the team was coached by Ezio Rossi, replaced by Alberto Cavasin. However, a legal dispensation was approved by the Italian parliament to allow Treviso to play at their home ground. Unfortunately, Trevisos Serie A stay was short-lived, in bottom place for nearly the entire 2005–06 season, they were officially relegated to Serie B for the 06–07 campaign following a 3–1 loss to Messina on 9 April 2006. S. Lazio and ACF Fiorentinas penalties were reduced by the Italian appeals court, back to Serie B Treviso started to face financial problem, with a net loss of €4.17 million in 2006–07 season.
The club had re-capitalized for over €7.5 million, financial irregularities made FIGC penalized Treviso for 4 points in total, but 3 of them were removed by CONI. Furthermore, rising star Leonardo Bonucci left Treviso in January 2009, the only deal that received cash from selling was Alessio Sestu. The club ultimately went bankrupt in summer 2009, after it suffered relegation from Serie B that same year, Treviso 2009 was founded as a successor club, and was admitted to play in the Eccellenza Veneto which is the 6th tier of Italian football, in summer 2009. It in the season 2010–11, from Serie D group C was promoted to Lega Pro Seconda Divisione and was renamed Football Club Treviso, in the next it was promoted to Lega Pro Prima Divisione. In the 2012–13 season the club was relegated to Lega Pro Seconda Divisione, the club was refounded with the current name in the summer 2013 restarting from Promozione. Trevisos official colours are blue and white
Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese automotive manufacturer headquartered in Toyota, Japan. In March 2014, the corporation consisted of 338,875 employees worldwide and. As of 2016, Toyota is the worlds second-largest automotive manufacturer behind German Volkswagen Group, Toyota was the worlds first automobile manufacturer to produce more than 10 million vehicles per year which it has done since 2012, when it reported the production of its 200-millionth vehicle. As of July 2014, Toyota was the largest listed company in Japan by market capitalization, Toyota is the worlds market leader in sales of hybrid electric vehicles, and one of the largest companies to encourage the mass-market adoption of hybrid vehicles across the globe. Cumulative global sales of Toyota and Lexus hybrid passenger car models achieved the 10 million milestone in January 2017 and its Prius family is the worlds top selling hybrid nameplate with over 6 million units sold worldwide as of January 2017. The company was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda in 1937, as a spinoff from his fathers company Toyota Industries to create automobiles.
Three years earlier, in 1934, while still a department of Toyota Industries, it created its first product, the Type A engine, and, in 1936, its first passenger car, the Toyota AA. Toyota Motor Corporation produces vehicles under five brands, including the Toyota brand, Lexus, Ranz, TMC is part of the Toyota Group, one of the largest conglomerates in the world. Toyota is headquartered in Toyota City, the main headquarters of Toyota is located in a 4-story building in Toyota. As of 2006, the office has the Toyopet Toyota logo. Vinod Jacob from The Hindu described the headquarters building as modest. In 2013, company head Akio Toyoda reported that it had difficulties retaining foreign employees at the due to the lack of amenities in the city. Its Tokyo office is located in Bunkyo and its Nagoya office is located in Nakamura-ku, Nagoya. In addition to manufacturing automobiles, Toyota provides financial services through its Toyota Financial Services division, since 1950, the two entities had existed as separate companies as a prerequisite for reconstruction in postwar Japan.
Shoichiro Toyoda presided over Toyota Motor Sales in preparation for the consummation of the merger occurred in 1982. Shoichiro succeeded his uncle Eiji as the President of the organization that became known as Toyota Motor Corporation. Announced the appointment of board members, this was a first for the corporation. Additionally, Vice Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada replaced Fujio Cho as chairman, Toyota is publicly traded on the Tokyo, Nagoya and Sapporo exchanges under company code TYO,7203
Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to as A. C. Milan, is a professional football club in Milan, founded in 1899. The club has spent its entire history, with the exception of the 1980–81 and 1982–83 seasons, in the top flight of Italian football, known as Serie A since 1929–30. With 18 officially recognised UEFA and FIFA titles, they are the fourth most successful club in the world, with 18 league titles, Milan is the joint-second most successful club in Serie A, along with local rivals Internazionale. They have won the Coppa Italia five times, and the Supercoppa Italiana seven, Milans home games are played at San Siro, known as the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. The stadium, which is shared with city rivals Internazionale, is the largest in Italian football, inter are considered their biggest rivals, and matches between the two teams are called Derby della Madonnina, which is one of the most followed derbies in football. The owner of the club is former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, the club is one of the wealthiest in Italian and world football.
It was a member of the now-defunct G-14 group of Europes leading football clubs as well as its replacement. A. C. Milan was founded as Milan Cricket and Foot-Ball Club on 13 December 1899 by English expatriates Alfred Edwards and Herbert Kilpin, who came from the English city of Nottingham. In honour of its English origins, the club has retained the English spelling of the name, as opposed to the Italian spelling Milano. Milan won its first Italian championship in 1901 and a two in succession in 1906 and 1907. In 1908, Milan experienced a split caused by disagreements over the signing of foreign players. Following these events, Milan did not manage to win a domestic title until 1950–51. The 1950s saw the return to the top of Italian football, headed by the famous Gre-No-Li Swedish trio Gunnar Gren, Gunnar Nordahl. This was one of the clubs most successful periods domestically, with the Scudetto going to Milan in 1951,1955,1957,1959 and 1962, in 1963, Milan won its first continental title by beating Benfica in the final of the European Cup.
This success was repeated in 1969, with a 4–1 win over Ajax in the final, during this period Milan won its first Coppa Italia, with victory over Padova in the 1967 final, and two European Cup Winners Cups, in 1967–68 and 1972–73. Milan won a league title in 1979, but after the retirement of Gianni Rivera in the same year. The club was involved in the 1980 Totonero scandal and as punishment was relegated to Serie B for the first time in its history, the scandal was centred around a betting syndicate paying players and officials to fix the outcome of matches. Milan achieved promotion back to Serie A at the first attempt, winning the 1980–81 Serie B title, in 1983, Milan won the Serie B title for the second time in three seasons to return to Serie A, where they achieved a sixth-place finish in 1983–84
Cesare Claudio Prandelli is an Italian football coach and former player. Prandelli was a midfielder who moved from Atalanta to Juventus in 1979 and his first game for Juventus was in the 1979–80 European Cup Winners Cup against Raba ETO Gyor. He played six seasons with Juventus, with his game in the 1984–85 Coppa Italia against Milan. In total, Prandelli played in 197 Serie A matches and he spent two years with Parma, where he fully reached national glory. Starting the 2004–05 season for Roma, he left the team because of problems involving his wife. Prandelli joined Fiorentina as manager in the summer of 2005, the next year, despite the points deduction, Prandelli was able to guide Fiorentina to a sixth-place finish in Serie A, securing UEFA Cup qualification for the 2007–08 season. The team performed well in the competition, losing in a penalty shootout against Rangers in the semi-final, in Serie A, the team finished fourth after winning a long race against Milan, earning a ticket to participate in the 2008–09 Champions League.
His wife died during the season, making Prandellis efforts all the more impressive, for his work in the 2007–08 season, Prandelli was awarded the Serie A Coach of the Year at the Oscar del calcio awards in early 2009. After the departure of Milan manager Carlo Ancelotti, Prandellis tenure as Fiorentina became the longest of all incumbent Serie A managers. Prandelli, did not manage to repeat such successes at the domestic stage, Fiorentina ended the 2009–10 Serie A in 11th position, far removed from the top sides in the league. On 30 May, the FIGC publicly announced that Prandelli will take over from Lippi at the head of the Azzurri after the World Cup. His official debut arrived on 10 August 2010 in a match against the Ivory Coast at the Boleyn Ground, London. Then, during the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifiers, Italy came back from behind to defeat Estonia 2–1, italys match against Serbia was plagued by crowd trouble and UEFA subsequently awarded Italy a 3–0 victory, putting them in pole position of their group.
On 25 March 2011, Italy recorded a 1–0 win over Slovenia to secure top spot in the qualification table, before the Slovenia game, Prandelli said, The moment has come for us to have faith in the former greats of our football and learn from them. My instruction is to work, work and I sincerely believe in rebuilding, on 24 June 2014, he resigned as Italy manager after a 1–0 defeat against Uruguay which eliminated Italy from the World Cup in the group stage. On 3 July 2014, Prandelli became the manager of Galatasaray taking over from the previous fellow Italian coach Roberto Mancini and he would only spend 147 days as manager, however, as he was sacked on 28 November 2014. Prandellis tactics and player choices were heavily criticized in the media. His successor, Hamza Hamzaoğlu, led the team to league and cup titles