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F.B.C. Torinese

Not to be confused with Torino Football Club.

Foot-Ball Club Torinese was an Italian football club from Turin, originally founded in 1894. The club is most noted for competing in the first ever Italian Football Championship and staying in the competition until the club finally became defunct in 1906.

Italian Football Championship

The club was the fourth oldest club in the history of Turin football, founded in 1894 the club wore similar colours to their local rivals Internazionale Torino with amber and black striped shirts with black socks, Internazionale wore white shorts, while Torinese wore black however.

The club was one of four that took part in the first ever Italian Football Championship during 1898. Torinese were narrowly knocked out, 2-1 by Internazionale in the semi-finals. They had similar results in the second season, losing out early in the competition to Ginnastica Torino (another Torinese club).

In 1900, a merger took place where Internazionale Torino joined with Torinese; they kept they Torinese name. This proved to be a sensible move as that season it saw the club reaching the final of the Italian Championship for the first time; on the way they knocked out Juventus and Milan, the latter of which was achieved with an Edoardo Bosio hat-trick. The final took place against Genoa, after full-time it was 1-1, but the Genovese scored two goals in extra time to seal the title.

After a season of absence the club returned to the growing league for 1902, they were involved in two high-scoring matches, the first of which was a 4-1 victory over Juventus, the second was a 4-3 loss in the semi-finals to eventual champions Genoa. Their final two seasons in the league were considerably less successful as they were put out by Juventus both times.

Becoming defunct

In 1906, some members of the Juventus (fellow Turin club) board were considering moving the bianconeri out of Turin. This caused a large argument within the club and eventually saw president Alfredo Dick leave with several high-key players to form Football Club Torino. Many players from Torinese were lured to sign for the new FBC Torino and with a shortage of top players, Torinese became defunct.

Notable players

Honours

Italian Football Championship

References

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