Torino Football Club is a professional Italian club from the city of Turin in the Piedmont region. The club is commonly called Torino or even Toro and it was founded in 1906. Torino is one of the most successful teams in Italy, although most of the team’s success came in the 1940s. The club hosts its games at the 28,000-capacity Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino.
In total, Torino has won 7 domestic titles, 5 Italian Cups and played in the final of the UEFA Cup in 1992, where they lost to Ajax thanks to the away goals rule. The last Serie A title for Torino came in 1976 but the glory days of the team were the 1940s when they won the league for 5 consecutive times. That team was known as The Grand Torino and the last title they won was in 1949, the same year when the entire team was killed in an airplane crash.
Torino has been in and out of Serie A quite often since the start of the 21st century. However, they have been in the league since 2012, managing to get back to Europe after finishing 7th in the 2013/2014 season. The current Torino head coach is Marco Giampaolo.
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Ciro Immobile from Juventus for £12m in 2013
When he arrived at Torino from their city rivals Juventus in 2013, Immobile was still just a talented youngster. However, his season at Torino showed just how good he can be since he scored 22 goals in 33 Serie A matches. This was enough to make him the best goalscorer of the season, the first player from Torino to achieve this feat since Francesco Graziani in 1977.
Simone Verdi from Napoli for £18m in 2020
The Italian forward arrived at Torino in the last minutes of the 2019 summer transfer window. He arrived on a loan from Napoli, with an obligation to buy for £18 million, which is the highest fee in Torino’s history. Verdi’s first season at the club was not very successful since he only scored 2 goals in 33 league games.
Davide Zappacosta from Atalanta for £3.9m in 2015
Davide Zappacosta came to Torino after just one season with Atalanta. He was bought for a fee of around £3.9 million and immediately took his place at the right back. After two seasons at the club, Zappacosta was sold to Chelsea for a record fee that Torino ever received – £22.5 million.
Nikola Maksimović from Red Star Belgrade for £2.7 in 2014
The Serbian central defender came to Torino in 2013 on a loan with an obligation to buy. In 2014, his deal was made permanent for a fee of £2.7 million. In 2016, Maksimović was sold to Napoli for nearly £19 million.
Andrea Belotti from US Palermo for £7.6m in 2015
After two seasons at Palermo, then 22-year old Belotti arrived at Torino for a fee £7.6 million. The Italian striker is one of the brightest spots at the club right now since he earned a call to Italian national team and scored 85 league goals during his five years at Torino. In the 2016-2017 season, he was the top Serie A scorer with 26 goals.