When Fiorentina were finished – the Gori story

Mar 20, 06:05 PM

This week on Golazzo, Jimbo, James Horncastle and Gab Marcotti examine one of the most notorious owners in Serie A history – Cecchi Gori.

An Oscar-winning producer turned eccentric football club supremo, life under Gori for La Viola was a rollercoaster from 1993 to 2002.

Batistuta, Laudrup, Effenberg, Rui Costa – all players that Fiorentina fans could enjoy. They also got relegated and went out of business.

Plenty going on in Serie A. We discuss the European draws for Juve and Napoli. And is Gianluca Vialli about to return to Sampdoria?

RUNNING ORDER:

• PART 1: Cecchi Gori’s legacy and background (01m 00s)

• PART 2a: Gori begins life as Fiorentina owner in 1993 (06m 00s)

• PART 2b: All-star Fiorentina relegated in 1993 (10m 00s)

• PART 3a: Fiorentina promoted in 1994 and enjoy success (12m 00s)

• PART 3b: Fiorentina top the table for 22 weeks in 1998/99 (15m 00s)

• PART 4a: Gori’s financial problems begin – divorce, bad business moves and cocaine busts (17m 25s)

• PART 4b: Electoral fraud for Gori and bankruptcy for la Viola (22m 00s)

• PART 5: Was there a plot against Gori and Fiorentina? (27m 00s)

• PART 6: Serie A round-up – Milan derby, Juve & Napoli’s Euro draws and Vialli returning to Sampdoria? (31m 00s)

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