PARMA CALCIO


1992-1993


Match Worn Shirt


Taffarel Claudio


Did you Know?

In 1990, Taffarel moved abroad and joined Parma A.C. in Italy, freshly promoted to Serie A for the first time in its history; he proceeded to appear in all 34 league games in the following campaign, as the Emilia-Romagna side finished in sixth position and qualified to the UEFA Cup. In 1993, Taffarel, now only a backup at Parma, signed for fellow Serie A team A.C. Reggiana 1919, being first-choice in an eventual narrow escape from relegation. 

PARMA CALCIO


1994-1995


Match Worn Shirt


Asprilla Faustino

Did you Know?

In the 1994-1995 season, Parma Calcio had arguably its most successful season ever, thanks to a third-place finish in Serie A with the same points as runner-up Lazio, plus a victory against Juventus in the UEFA Cup Final. It also reached the Coppa Italia Final, where they were defeated by Juventus. Asprilla was instrumental in Parma’s run to the UEFA Cup Final, with three goals over two legs in the semi final against Germany’s Bayer Leverkusen. In the final itself, Asprilla was in the starting XI for both legs as Parma defeated Juventus 2–1 on aggregate.

PARMA CALCIO


1995-1996


Match Worn Shirt


Melli Alessandro

Things to Know:

Parma Associazione Calcio played its sixth consecutive Serie A season, which was the last under legendary coach Nevio Scala, who stepped down at the end of the season. Defensive stalwarts Alberto Di Chiara and Lorenzo Minotti also left the club following the season’s conclusion. Despite being only one point behind third-placed Lazio, Parma finished 6th in the standings. In contrast to the previous four seasons, Parma did not win any cups either. The most significant moment of Parma’s season was the debut of the club’s new superstar, 17-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, who saved a penalty on his debut against A.C. Milan.


PARMA CALCIO


1995-1996


Match Worn Shirt


Stoichkov Hristo


Did you Know?

Stoichkov played for Parma in the season 1995-1996. He played 23 games for the Italian team scoring 5 goals. After a short return to FC Barcelona, he later played for Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr, and subsequently in Japan with Kashiwa Reysol, before finishing his career in the United States with the Chicago Fire and D.C. United.

Things to Know:

Parma came the closest it had ever been to winning the Italian championship, but came up short by finishing only two points against Juventus. Young goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, along with new recruits Lilian Thuram, Enrico Chiesa and Hernán Crespo, proved to be the driving force in Parma’s title bid, which nearly reached ultimate success. However, a dubious penalty for Juventus in a 1–1 draw against the Turin club in May sealed Juventus’ title.


PARMA CALCIO 


1996-1997


Match Worn Shirt


Thuram Lilian


Did you Know?

In July 1996, Thuram made a high-profile transfer to Italy to join Serie A club Parma. In his first season, he made over 40 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring one goal, as Parma finished second in the 1996–97 Serie A to Juventus. He maintained a starting position in defence throughout his time with Parma, making 163 Serie A appearances and scoring one league goal. In all, he made over 200 appearances for the club, really making a name for himself, also earning caps for France. Following another overly impressive season in 2000–01, where Parma reached the Coppa Italia final, and finishing the Serie A season in fourth place, Thuram, along with teammate Gianluigi Buffon, transferred to Juventus. His transfer cost the club 80,000 million Italian lire (€41,316,552). While at Parma, along with eventual Juventus teammates Buffon and Fabio Cannavaro, Thuram won both the UEFA Cup and the Coppa Italia during the 1998–99 season, immediately followed by the 1999 Supercoppa Italiana.


PARMA CALCIO


1996-1997


Match Worn Shirt


Bucci Luca


Did you Know?

After a few years in the third and second levels (winning the 1992–93 Serie B title with AC Reggiana), Bucci made his Serie A debut playing for Parma F.C., in a league match against Udinese Calcio on 29 August 1993. He soon achieved prominence during a particularly successful stint with the club, winning an UEFA Supercup in 1993, and an UEFA Cup in 1995; he also received runners-up medals in the Coppa Italia, in the Cup Winners’ Cup, and in Serie A with the club. At Parma, however, Bucci was soon overtaken by the emergence of 17-year-old Primavera keeper Gianluigi Buffon during the 1996–97 season, which moved Bucci to leave the team in order to play more regularly. After six months without a club, Bucci moved back to Parma in January 2005 to replace Gianluca Berti who left for Torino F.C., initially as a reserve goalkeeper. He was the first choice after Sébastien Frey’s departure, ahead of Cristiano Lupatelli and Matteo Guardalben in the 2005–06 season, Alfonso De Lucia and Fabio Virgili in the 2006–07 season, Nicola Pavarini and Radek Petr in the 2007–08 season. After Parma’s relegated he was released in June 2008.

PARMA CALCIO 


1997-1998


Vicenza vs Parma


Match Worn Shirt


Crespo Hernan


Did you Know?

This shirt was worn by Hernan Crespo during the Serie A game between Vicenza and Parma which took place in Vicenza, “Romeo Menti” Stadium, on October 5th 1997. The game ended up with a 0-0 draw and at the end of the game Crespo swapped his shirt with a Vicenza’s player who we got it from. Crespo left River Plate for Parma on 14 August 1996 after he won the silver medal with Argentina at the 1996 Summer Olympics and finished as the top scorer with six goals. He failed to score in his first six months at the club and was routinely booed, with head coach Carlo Ancelotti coming in for much criticism for keeping faith with the selection of Crespo. His faith, however, vindicated – Crespo went on to score 12 times in 27 matches in his first Serie A season and Parma finished runners-up to Juventus. The turning point was the standing applause he received for his brace against Cagliari in March 1997. Crespo scored 80 goals in four seasons.

Did you Know?

In the 1996–97 Serie A season, his second full season with the club, Buffon was named as the starting goalkeeper ahead of Luca Bucci, and Alessandro Nista. Buffon conceded 17 goals in 27 appearances, and his consistent performances began to gain attention in Italy. Buffon also made his European debut in a 2–0 defeat to Portuguese club Vitória de Guimarães on 24 September 1996.Buffon acquired his nickname “Superman” during the course of the season, when he stopped a penalty by Inter striker and Ballon d’Or holder Ronaldo. Buffon celebrated the save by showing the Parma fans a Superman T-shirt, which he was wearing underneath his jersey; the nickname was also a reference to Buffon’s athleticism, agility and aerial ability 


PARMA CALCIO 


1997-1998


Match Worn Shirt


Buffon Gianluigi


PARMA CALCIO 


1997-1998


Match Worn Shorts


Buffon Gianluigi


Did you Know?

In the 1997–98 season, Parma finished in fifth place in Serie A and reached the Coppa Italia semi-finals, whilst they were knocked out in the group stage of the Champions League, finishing second in their group to defending champions Borussia Dortmund. 

PARMA CALCIO 


1998-1999


Vicenza vs Parma


Match Worn Shirt


Balbo Abel


Did you Know?

This shirt was worn by Abel Balbo during the Serie A’s game between Vicenza and Parma which took place in Vicenza, “Romeo Menti” Stadium on January 24th 1999. The shirt was swapped by Balbo with a Vicenza’s player who we got it from. Described as “an authentic centre-forward,” by Il Corriere dello Sport in 2019, Abel Balbo was a physically strong forward, with good feet and a powerful shot, who was renowned for his composure in front of goal and his efficient playing style. He was mainly known for his eye for goal and his movement, in particular inside the penalty area, which also made him a threat on counter–attacks; he also excelled in the air. In addition to his playing ability, he was also known to be a correct player.

PARMA CALCIO 


1999-2000


Tim Cup


Match Worn Shirt


Baggio Dino


Did you Know?

This kind of jersey with STREAM sponsor was used by the team only during the Tim Cup games. The regular Serie A sponsor of the season was Parmalat. STREAM was a pay per view cable tv that agreed with other Italian professional teams like Lazio S.S. and Roma A.S. for example, to be sponsor on their shirts for Tim Cup games only.

PARMA CALCIO 


1999-2000


Tim Cup


Match Issued Shirt


Buffon Gianluigi


Did you Know?

In the season 1998-1999 Buffon’s performances earned him his first Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year Award, as well as the Bravo Award, the trophy given to the best player under 23 years of age in Europe. He also placed fifth in the IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper rankings, and received his first ever Ballon d’Or nomination. In the following 1999-2000 season, he won his first Supercoppa Italiana title against Serie A champions Milan, and Parma finished fourth in Serie A once again, tied with Inter for the final remaining Champions League spot. Parma, however, lost 3–1 to Inter in the European playoff match. The club was knocked out in the round of 16 of both the UEFA Cup and the Coppa Italia.

PARMA CALCIO 


2000-2001


Match Worn Shirt


Sartor Luigi


PARMA CALCIO 


2000-2001


Match Worn Shirt


Thuram Lilian