Giuoco del calcio Fiorentino

That is the name of the above sport played during medievial times.

The modern version of this sport has the following teams vying for top honors:

Santa Croce / azzurri

Santa Maria Novella / rossi

Santo Spirito / bianchi

San Giovanni / verdi

If fascists are to be believed, this is a precursor to a modern day sport which was “re-invented” later in another country. Which sport?

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5 thoughts on “Giuoco del calcio Fiorentino

  1. The answer is Calcio Fiorentino which is the precursor of football… The 4 teams are for the 4 colours… azzurri means blue, rossi means red, bianchi means white and verdi is green…

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