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Nickname: I Granata (The Clarets)
Ground: Stadio Olimpico
Football Club Torino was founded on 3 December 1906 after a meeting at the Voigt brewery in Turin. The club’s formation involved Juventus players who had left Juve when owners of the club tried move Juventus out of Turin. The Clarets have spent most of thier history in the top tier of Italian football and have been Italian champions seven times making them the joint fifth most successful club in Italian football.
Torino won its first Championship in 1928 and dominated Italian football in the 1940s, between 1942-43 and 1948-49, "Il Grande Torino" (considered by many to be the best ever team in Italian football history) won five straight Championships. The team played with an attacking 4-2-4 formation, 10 years before the Brazil 1958 World Cup team did the same. Some of their tactics inspired the Dutch "total football" that revolutionised the game in the 1970s. The Italian national team at this time consisted almost entirely of Il Grande Torino players.
On 4 May 1949 (in a tragedy comparable with the Munich air crash that would devastate Manchester United a decade later) all but one of the Il Grande Torino players were killed when their plane crashed into the hills of Superga in the outskirts of Turin. The club has never fully recovered.