Genoa Cricket and Football Club is the oldest Italian soccer team: it was founded September 7, 1893 in the halls of the British Consulate in Genoa, where a large group of English formalizes the existence of a club that was active for over a year sports and took the name of Genoa Cricket and Athletic Club
Until now, the Genoa won nine league titles, one Italian Cup, the club also holds the record for victories in Serie B, which has won six times. The team also has two appearances in the UEFA Cup-Europa League, in 1991-92 and in the 2009-10.
In 2011 Genoa was included in the International Bureau of Cultural Capitals, a historic sporting heritage of humanity, which is modeled on the Unesco style.
On 13 April 2013 Republic of San Marino has issued a stamp commemorating the 120th anniversary of the founding of Genoa. The stamp has a nominal value of 1 euro and a format of 41 x 30 mm. Were issued 120,000 stamps, divided into 10,000 sheets of 12 pieces each.
The sketch was conceived by Meloria Communication and built by Ladabox.com. At the center stands the emblem of Genoa, while on the left appears Genoa fans, real twelfth man on the field, so much so that the company has long since retired the jersey number 12. On the right is a photo of Dr. James Spensley, the real architect of the birth of Genoa as a purely football club. Thanks to him since 10 April 1897, the association was opened to italians and January 2, 1899 took the final name of Genoa Cricket and Football Club Spensley became a doctor, coach, goalkeeper (sometimes central defender) and captain.