Parma, 19 December 2019 – In the week which marks the anniversary of Parma’s leading football team (16/12/1913-16/12/2019), as is traditional, our side will wear a special kit to mark the occasion.
For the next Serie A match at the Stadio Ennio Tardini on Sunday 22nd December at 15:00 CET against Brescia, we’ll celebrate 106 years of history by wearing a kit that takes inspiration from AC Parmense.
Pictured: Ildebrando Bertozzi known as ‘Ideo’. A Parma local from the San Lazzaro area. Born in 1947. He played as a stopper.
A key figure for Ac Parmense-Parma Ac in the 1969/1970 season.
This season also marks 50 years since a moment that was crucial in the history of football in Parma. In the 1969/70 season, AC Parmense inherited the sporting rights and legacy of the original side and became Parma AC, returning to wearing the Crociati-style shirt.
It was also the last time that the main team in Parma played in Serie D before the 2015/16 season.
It was a year that ended in a magnificent run, promotion to Serie C and a return to professional football. It was also thanks to the performances of Bruno Mora who out of love for his hometown, decided to end his career at Parma without worrying about the division.
This was the starting point for this initiative and the desire to celebrate a unique moment in our history, 50 years down the line.
The kit which has been made in collaboration with Erreà is a reproduction of the most iconic and well-remembered kit from the history of AC Parmense. The white is broken up by a yellow and blue band that circles around the chest. The Parma Calcio badge is replaced by the historic one of AC Parmense. On the side are the numbers ranging from 1 to 400 to confirm the authenticity of these limited edition items.
On shop.parmacalcio1913.com, the limited edition and numbered shirts will go on sale today and they’ll be presented in a special box featuring graphics and photos of the historic side.
From tomorrow on Friday 20th December, it will be possible to buy the kit from the store at the Stadio Tardini and the new store at 7 via Mazzini.
The kit will cost €99 and it will be possible to also select custom versions featuring the names and numbers of Bruno Alves, Matteo Darmian, Juraj Kucka and Gervinho.
The initiative will also have an important element which benefits charity as the players’ matchworn kits will be put up for auction. The funds raised will go to ‘Insieme con te’ campaign which is in support of the new oncology centre at the Ospedale Maggiore in Parma.
After the match, the link to the auction will be shared.