Parma, 16 December 2021 – Parma Calcio 1913 celebrated its 108th birthday today with the structure that is a symbol of the city in mind, whose name it has carried since 16 December 1913.

The Crociati squad, led by Managing Director Javier Ribalta, coach Beppe Iachini, team manager Alessio Cracolici and head of medical operations Giulio Pasta, honoured the tradition of visiting the ‘Pietro Barilla’ Children’s Hospital to give the young patients their Christmas gifts.

For the past two years, however, the Covid-19 emergency has unfortunately prevented our footballers from repeating the customary visit of each ward and direct distribution of gifts to the hospitalised children and young people.

So the Crociati, who wanted to arrive all together with the club’s official coach, delivered the thoughts of Parma Calcio outside, in front of the entrance of the hospital.

They were welcomed by the medical and nursing staff, along with all the organisers, and by the Giocoamico volunteers, the association that carries out various educational and recreational activities at the Children’s Hospital.

Javier Ribalta ha omaggiato il Direttore Generale dell’Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma, Massimo Fabi, il Direttore del Dipartimento Materno-Infantile, Gian Luigi de’ Angelis, e i Direttori dei reparti, con una delle maglie speciali dedicate proprio all’Ospedale dei Bambini e ispirate alla conquista della Coppa Italia 1991/1992, con cui il Parma Calcio ha significativamente giocato la partita di campionato, domenica scorsa, nel nostro stadio Ennio Tardini per ricordare la 108^ ricorrenza della data della sua fondazione.

Javier Ribalta paid tribute to the great work of the General Director of the Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria in Parma, Massimo Fabi, the Director of the Materno-Infantile Department, Gian Luigi de’ Angelis, and the Directors of the wards, by presenting one of the special edition jerseys dedicated to the Children’s Hosptial and inspired by the Coppa Italia triumph 1991/1992, which Parma Calcio wore recently in the championship match, last Sunday, at the Tardini to commemorate the club’s 108th anniversary. 

This is a charity initiative, with the proceeds from the sale of these limited edition jerseys (sold out several days ago) and the online auction of those worn by our players, which is now coming to a successful conclusion (click here), going straight towards supporting the hospital.