Pippo Inzaghi Backs Lukaku to Emulate Batistuta in Rome

Reggina head coach Filippo Inzaghi believes Romelu Lukaku can have a similar impact at the Giallorossi as what Gabriel Batistuta managed to do in Firenze. Against all odds, Batigol helped Fiorentina win three trophies before moving to Roma and winning the 2000/01 Scudetto – something Inzaghi thinks Lukaku can emulate.

Serie A Heroes: “Batigol” Batistuta, Firenze’s Legendary Marksman

Gabriel Omar Batistuta graced Italian football from 1991 to 2003, becoming a Fiorentina legend and winning a Scudetto with Roma. Tactically gifted, industriously astute and strikingly prolific, Batistuta was a force to be reckoned with when in full flow. A once-in-a-lifetime player who relentlessly terrorized defenses without a second thought. He also remained Argentina's top-scorer until Lionel Messi took over the record.
On August 29, 1926, Marquis Luigi Ridolfi funded of a good piece of history of Italian Football – the Associazione Calcio Fiorentina

The History of Fiorentina from Ridolfi da Verazzano to Commisso

On August 29, 1926, Luigi Ridolfi – president of the Club Sportivo Firenze, mostly focused on cycling – used his charm to persuade his own club members and those of the Palestra Ginnastica Fiorentina Libertas to join forces. His idea was to merge the two clubs’ football sections into a new team. That was the birth of the Associazione Calcio Fiorentina.