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Celebrative Sticker #34: GIANLUCA SIGNORINI!

The Captain forever! Each team has its symbolic players, who become the protagonists of a certain sporting period of the club, loved by the fans and respected by their opponents. The shirt sewn on the chest and a number that no one else will ever have again. Number 6 forever. The Celebrative Sticker #34 solidarity sticker is dedicated to Gianluca Signorini.

Gianluca’s abnegation for the shirt worn has remained in Genoan hearts. Raised in Pisa, his city, “the captain” plays in various teams, Roma, Parma, Livorno, Ternana, to arrive in 1988 in the red and blue Genoa. Here he knows the most epic and important moments of his competitive career, the first year he conquers Serie A, in the following years the Grifone makes history and leaves his mark in Italy as in Europe, with the semi-final reached in the UEFA Cup in the 1991-92 season, with the memorable victory at Anfield Road at Liverpool.

Gianluca, a man with a pure heart, will leave Genoa in 1995 only to return to his native Pisa and help bring the Tuscan club back into the professional ranks after the bankruptcy of 2 years earlier.

Gianluca Signorini passed away at the age of only 42, on November 6, 2002, due to ALS; in reality he is still here with us, Genoans, Pisans, football lovers and the stories of sport and life that intertwine. Gianluca is present in the heart of football lovers, Signorini is forever.

The solidarity sticker Celebrative Sticker #34 was created in collaboration and in support of the Museum of the History of Genoa and follows the Celebrative Sticker #16 by Giovanni De Prà. 80 copies of the sticker will be donated to the Museum in order to support its important cultural activity and sports history.

We want to thank Benedetta Signorini for her willingness to approve our initiative which aims to keep alive the historical and sporting memory of a great champion, immortal for so many of us.

The presentation of the solidarity sticker will be in Genoa, on Saturday 28 January 2023, at 10.30, at the Museum of the History of Genoa. The event is open to the public.

GIANLUCA SIGNORINI
Celebrative Sticker #34 – Sticker + Folder

Printed in two versions:

Limited and numbered edition 100 copies
free offer starting from 8,00€ 
(* in pre-order for members of Figurine Forever €5.00)
+ shipping (10,00€)

Standard edition (not limited and numbered)
free offer starting from 5,00€ 
+ shipping (10,00€)

How to pay:

  • Bank transfer: 
    Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo 
    Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia 
    IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519 
    BIC:ICRAITRRTS0 
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to figurineforever@gmail.com
  • Paypal to the address only figurineforever@gmail.com, with Paypal the price per card is € 1.00 more
  • IN THE CAUSAL ALWAYS INSERT: WHICH CARD YOU WANT TO BUY AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR SHIPMENT, PLEASE BEFORE TO PAY ALWAYS POSTAGE COSTS FROM ITALY TO YOUR COUNTRY
  • The sticker + folder is available for sale at the Genoa Museum https://www.fondazionegenoa.com/en/

RELEASE DATE: 28th january 2023!
(limited & numbered edition, copies available 76/100)
(not numbered edition, available)

the folders of the solidarity stickers in the limited edition are numbered from 1 to 100, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever. The number 6 was donated to the Signorini family, like the historical number of Gianluca’s game shirt, retired by Genoa. Number 93 was donated to the Museum, as a reference to the club’s founding year, 1893.

Celebrative Sticker #16: GIOVANNI DE PRA’!

100 of these years Genoa 1893! With a certain pride and emotion we are happy to announce the Celebrative Sticker #16 solidarity sticker dedicated to the great goalkeeper Giovanni De Prà, in the centenary of his debut in Genoa football club.

From that distant 1921 and for many more years, even winning two league titles, the goalkeeper would have defended the goal of the oldest club in Italian football. An incredible and indestructible bond with the colors of his city, so much so that he refused important offers from other clubs. A bond that continued throughout his life.

Giovanni De Prà was one of the greatest Italian goalkeepers of the twentieth century, perhaps less celebrated because he was part of an era where there were still no televisions or even mass stickers, but in Genoa they have not forgotten him and never will. His greatness also allowed the national team to achieve results and satisfactions, in particular third place at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, an event that is seen by many as the anticipation of the World Cup which will have its first edition only two years later.

We are equally proud to have established a collaboration with the Museum of the History of Genoa, an important cultural reality for our country; the oldest football club in Italy meets Figurine Forever and we could not have chosen a more iconographic footballer to sanction this union.

100 copies of the 193 printed copies will be donated to the Genoa History Museum to support their activities and their commitment to keeping the historical memory of this incredible team alive. The choice to print 193 copies and not 199 or 160 as is our tradition, is a clear tribute to the year of birth of the Ligurian club, 1893. From Wednesday 24 November the folders available at the Museum will be on sale at the contribution of 5.00 + postage on the site (https://www.fondazionegenoa.com/en/).

GIOVANNI DE PRA’
Celebrative Sticker # 16 – Sticker + Folder
Limited edition 193 copies numbered

Cost € 5.00

+ postage costs (for Italy € 5.00, Europe € 8.00)

How to pay:

  • Bank transfer: 
    Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo 
    Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia 
    IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519 
    BIC:ICRAITRRTS0 
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to figurineforever@gmail.com
  • Paypal to the address only figurineforever@gmail.com, with Paypal the price per sticker is € 5.00
  • IN THE CAUSAL ALWAYS INSERT: WHICH CARD YOU WANT TO BUY AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR SHIPMENT, PLEASE BEFORE TO PAY ALWAYS POSTAGE COSTS FROM ITALY TO YOUR COUNTRY
  • The sticker + folder is available for sale online at the Genoa Museum

AVAILABLE NOW! (copies available 40/193)

the folders of the solidarity stickers are numbered from 1 to 193, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever

10 free copies have also been printed, they do not have the consecutive number from 1 to 193. These copies were distributed as follows: 7 copies to De Prà family, 1 copy to Genoa Museum, 2 copies to the Figurine Forever Association. The De Prà family was also given the Celebrative sticker numbered 100.