Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary

+11
McAgger
Firenze
Nishankly
vivabarca38
NiallQuinnsdiscoPants
Andrew
DeviAngel
Kamikaze692
RealGunner
Kick
M99
15 posters

Go down

Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary Empty Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary

Post by M99 Sat May 04, 2013 12:30 pm

The Superga air disaster took place on Wednesday 4 May 1949 when a plane carrying almost the entire Torino A.C. football team (popularly known as Il Grande Torino) crashed into Superga Hill near Turin, killing all 31 people aboard. 18 players, club officials, journalists accompanying the team and the plane's crew were lost. The team was returning from a farewell match for Xico Ferreira against Benfica in Lisbon.

The Avio Linee Italiane (Italian Airlines) Fiat G212CP carrying the team flew into a thunderstorm on the approach to Turin and encountered conditions of low cloud and poor visibility. They were forced to descend to be able to fly visually. While descending for Turin, the aircraft crashed against the base of the rear wall of the Basilica complex at the top of the hill of Superga.[1] Italian authorities cited low cloud, poor radio aids and an error in navigation as factors contributing to the accident.[2][3]

The emotional impact the crash made on Italian sports fans was profound, as it claimed the lives of the players of a legendary team which had won the last Series A title before the league play was interrupted in 1944 by World War II and had then returned after the conflict to win four consecutive titles (1946–1949).

At the time of the crash, Torino A.C. was leading Serie A with four games left to play in the season. The club carried on by fielding its youth team (Primavera) and in a sign of respect their opponents in each of these matches (Genoa, Palermo, Sampdoria, and Fiorentina) also fielded their youth sides. Primavera won each of the matches and the scudetto. The disaster seriously weakened the country's national side which had included up to 10 Torino players. Torino itself would not claim another title until 1976.

Of the entire squad only three players remained: Sauro Tomà missed the trip to Portugal due to injury. As well, the Hungarian star László Kubala, who was to give a guest performance in Lisbon, had just been re-united with his wife and son; the boy was ill and Kubala stayed back to help care for him, missing the fatal trip. Another youth team player, Luigi Giuliano, who played several games and scored 4 goals earlier in the season for the main squad, did not obtain the passport in time and also survived.

The son of captain Valentino Mazzola, Sandro, became a player of international fame in his own right in the 1960s playing with Inter Milan. Both father and son wore the number 10.

On 26 May 1949 there was a charity game for the victim's families between the "Torino Simbolo" (symbolic Torino) made up of the remaining best of the Serie A against South American giants River Plate. "La Maquina" had such immortal players like Norberto Yacono, Alfredo di Stefano and Angel Labruna. The game ended in a 2-2 draw.

Victims

Players
Valerio Bacigalupo
Aldo Ballarin
Dino Ballarin
Milo Bongiorni
Eusebio Castigliano
Rubens Fadini
Guglielmo Gabetto
Ruggero Grava
Giuseppe Grezar
Ezio Loik
Virgilio Maroso
Danilo Martelli
Valentino Mazzola
Romeo Menti
Piero Operto
Franco Ossola
Mario Rigamonti
Julius Schubert

Club officials
Arnaldo Agnisetta, manager
Ippolito Civalleri, manager
Egri Erbstein, trainer
Leslie Lievesley, coach
Ottavio Corina, masseur

Journalists
Renato Casalbore, (founder of Tuttosport)
Luigi Cavallero, (La Stampa)
Renato Tosatti, (Gazzetta del Popolo)

Crew
Pierluigi Meroni, captain
Antonio Pangrazi
Celestino D'Inca
Cesare Biancardi

Others
Andrea Bonaiuti, organiser

R.I.P
M99
M99
Forum Legend
Forum Legend

Club Supported : AC Milan
Posts : 30391
Join date : 2011-06-06
Age : 101

Back to top Go down

Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary Empty Re: Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary

Post by Kick Sat May 04, 2013 12:35 pm

They will never be forgotten.

Rest in peace.
Kick
Kick
Admin
Admin

Club Supported : Chelsea
Posts : 34814
Join date : 2011-06-06
Age : 31

Back to top Go down

Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary Empty Re: Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary

Post by RealGunner Sat May 04, 2013 1:25 pm

R.I.P
RealGunner
RealGunner
Admin
Admin

Club Supported : Arsenal
Posts : 89513
Join date : 2011-06-05

Back to top Go down

Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary Empty Re: Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary

Post by Kamikaze692 Sat May 04, 2013 2:22 pm

A sad day for the whole of Football.
RIP
Kamikaze692
Kamikaze692
Starlet
Starlet

Club Supported : Sao Paulo
Posts : 587
Join date : 2012-11-04
Age : 32

Back to top Go down

Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary Empty Re: Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary

Post by DeviAngel Sat May 04, 2013 4:05 pm

RIP
DeviAngel
DeviAngel
Admin
Admin

Club Supported : Liverpool
Posts : 21324
Join date : 2011-06-05
Age : 124

Back to top Go down

Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary Empty Re: Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary

Post by Andrew Sat May 04, 2013 4:26 pm

R.I.P

Andrew
First Team
First Team

Club Supported : Juventus
Posts : 1180
Join date : 2011-06-06
Age : 33

Back to top Go down

Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary Empty Re: Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary

Post by NiallQuinnsdiscoPants Sat May 04, 2013 6:49 pm

rip
NiallQuinnsdiscoPants
NiallQuinnsdiscoPants
First Team
First Team

Club Supported : Valencia
Posts : 1301
Join date : 2011-06-05

Back to top Go down

Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary Empty Re: Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary

Post by vivabarca38 Sat May 04, 2013 7:21 pm

R.I.P.
vivabarca38
vivabarca38
First Team
First Team

Club Supported : Borussia Mönchengladbach
Posts : 1730
Join date : 2011-06-08

Back to top Go down

Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary Empty Re: Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary

Post by Nishankly Sat May 04, 2013 7:33 pm

Its sad such events are not given as much importance as a less popular team suffered it.

RIP
Ill do my bit and make my friends aware of this.
Nishankly
Nishankly
Spicy Curry

Club Supported : Lyon
Posts : 21021
Join date : 2011-06-05
Age : 30

Back to top Go down

Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary Empty Re: Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary

Post by Firenze Sat May 04, 2013 7:40 pm

RIP
Firenze
Firenze
the Bloody-Nine

Club Supported : Manchester United
Posts : 34264
Join date : 2012-04-25

Back to top Go down

Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary Empty Re: Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary

Post by McAgger Sat May 04, 2013 9:06 pm

Nishank wrote:Its sad such events are not given as much importance as a less popular team suffered it.

RIP
Ill do my bit and make my friends aware of this.

Nishy that Torino team was the the most dominant Italian side of that period. One of the greatest Italian sides of all time. They would be power house right now had that accident never happened.

R.I.P
McAgger
McAgger
Ballon d'Or Contender
Ballon d'Or Contender

Club Supported : Reggina
Posts : 28318
Join date : 2011-06-05
Age : 107

Back to top Go down

Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary Empty Re: Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary

Post by AltoZ Sat May 04, 2013 9:29 pm

We hear about Munich every day, but we only rarely hear about this.

RIP.
AltoZ
AltoZ
Banned (Permanent)

Posts : 555
Join date : 2013-03-15

Back to top Go down

Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary Empty Re: Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary

Post by Nishankly Sat May 04, 2013 9:46 pm

Messiah "Aggerswagger" wrote:
Nishank wrote:Its sad such events are not given as much importance as a less popular team suffered it.

RIP
Ill do my bit and make my friends aware of this.

Nishy that Torino team was the the most dominant Italian side of that period. One of the greatest Italian sides of all time. They would be power house right now had that accident never happened.

R.I.P


AltoZ wrote:We hear about Munich every day, but we only rarely hear about this.

RIP.

This, Also Hillsborough, Heysel..
Nishankly
Nishankly
Spicy Curry

Club Supported : Lyon
Posts : 21021
Join date : 2011-06-05
Age : 30

Back to top Go down

Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary Empty Re: Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary

Post by AltoZ Sat May 04, 2013 9:49 pm

Yep, english teams, english teams...
AltoZ
AltoZ
Banned (Permanent)

Posts : 555
Join date : 2013-03-15

Back to top Go down

Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary Empty Re: Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary

Post by RealGunner Sat May 04, 2013 10:04 pm

Hillsborough didn't involve an english team ? scratch
RealGunner
RealGunner
Admin
Admin

Club Supported : Arsenal
Posts : 89513
Join date : 2011-06-05

Back to top Go down

Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary Empty Re: Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary

Post by McAgger Sat May 04, 2013 10:49 pm

RealGunner wrote:Hillsborough didn't involve an english team ? scratch

He didn't mean that. I think he just listed the tragic footballing related catastrophes
McAgger
McAgger
Ballon d'Or Contender
Ballon d'Or Contender

Club Supported : Reggina
Posts : 28318
Join date : 2011-06-05
Age : 107

Back to top Go down

Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary Empty Re: Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary

Post by abetelle Sun May 05, 2013 1:29 am

It took 20 years for the Italian National team to recover. Torino never recovered.

abetelle
Prospect
Prospect

Club Supported : Levante
Posts : 46
Join date : 2013-02-24

Back to top Go down

Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary Empty Re: Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary

Post by Andrew Sun May 05, 2013 3:08 am

Valentino Mazzola was actually one of the first greats of the game.

Andrew
First Team
First Team

Club Supported : Juventus
Posts : 1180
Join date : 2011-06-06
Age : 33

Back to top Go down

Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary Empty Re: Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary

Post by Guest Sun May 05, 2013 3:19 am

10 Torino players in italian national team??? thats stunning.

So sorry for the tragedy... my prayers and thoughts

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary Empty Re: Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary

Post by Andrew Sun May 05, 2013 3:37 am

Here are some records that Grande Torino still has so people can understand for what a great team we are talking about.





Joint holder of most consecutive Italian Serie A league titles (5), from 1943 to 1949 (1942/43, 1945/46, 1946/47, 1947/48, 1948/49; in 1944 and 1945 no league matches were played because of World War II). This tied Juventus' record from 1931–35, and Inter equalled it from 2006–10.

Most consecutive seasons undefeated at home: 4 straight seasons (1945/46, 1946/47, 1947/48, 1948/49)

Most consecutive league matches undefeated at home: 93 straight matches, with 83 wins and 10 draws (from 24 January 1943 to 30 April 1949) and just two visiting teams that didn't allow any goal.

Most points in one season (before the 3 points per win rules): 65 points (1947/48)

Biggest ever advantage on the English average: 6 points above (1946/47)

Greatest ever home win: 10–0 to Alessandria (1947/48)

Greatest ever away win: 0–7 to AS Roma (1945/46 Serie A Finals)

Most wins in one season (16 teams league): 20 wins in 30 matches
(1942/43)

Most wins in one season (21 teams league): 29 wins in 40 matches (1947/48)

Most home wins in one season: 19 wins on 20 matches (1947/48)

Most away wins in one season (16 teams league): 10 wins in 15 matches (1942/43)

Most home points in one season: 39 points on 40 available (1947/48)

Most away points in one season (16 teams league): 22 points on 30 available (1942/43)

Fewest home points lost in one season: 1 point on 40 available (1947/48 and 1948/49)

Fewest away defeats in one season: 3 defeats on 19 matches (1946/47 and 1948/49)

Most goals scored in one season: 125 goals (1947/48)

Most home goals scored in one season: 89 goals (1947/48)

Most away goals scored in one season (16 teams league): 31 goals (1942/43)

Most goals scored in the 5 championship seasons: 408 goals scored (1942/43, 1945/46, 1946/47, 1947/48, 1948/49)

Fewest goals suffered in one season (21 teams league): 33 goals (1947/48)

Fewest away goals suffered in one season (16 teams league): 9 goals (1942/43)

Best ever average of goals scored in one season: 3.125 goals per match (1947/48)

Most points in the second half of the season: 36 points on 40 available (1947/48)

Andrew
First Team
First Team

Club Supported : Juventus
Posts : 1180
Join date : 2011-06-06
Age : 33

Back to top Go down

Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary Empty Re: Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary

Post by Guest Sun May 05, 2013 4:14 am

Andrew_p wrote:Here are some records that Grande Torino still has so people can understand for what a great team we are talking about.





Joint holder of most consecutive Italian Serie A league titles (5), from 1943 to 1949 (1942/43, 1945/46, 1946/47, 1947/48, 1948/49; in 1944 and 1945 no league matches were played because of World War II). This tied Juventus' record from 1931–35, and Inter equalled it from 2006–10.

Most consecutive seasons undefeated at home: 4 straight seasons (1945/46, 1946/47, 1947/48, 1948/49)

Most consecutive league matches undefeated at home: 93 straight matches, with 83 wins and 10 draws (from 24 January 1943 to 30 April 1949) and just two visiting teams that didn't allow any goal.

Most points in one season (before the 3 points per win rules): 65 points (1947/48)

Biggest ever advantage on the English average: 6 points above (1946/47)

Greatest ever home win: 10–0 to Alessandria (1947/48)

Greatest ever away win: 0–7 to AS Roma (1945/46 Serie A Finals)

Most wins in one season (16 teams league): 20 wins in 30 matches
(1942/43)

Most wins in one season (21 teams league): 29 wins in 40 matches (1947/48)

Most home wins in one season: 19 wins on 20 matches (1947/48)

Most away wins in one season (16 teams league): 10 wins in 15 matches (1942/43)

Most home points in one season: 39 points on 40 available (1947/48)

Most away points in one season (16 teams league): 22 points on 30 available (1942/43)

Fewest home points lost in one season: 1 point on 40 available (1947/48 and 1948/49)

Fewest away defeats in one season: 3 defeats on 19 matches (1946/47 and 1948/49)

Most goals scored in one season: 125 goals (1947/48)

Most home goals scored in one season: 89 goals (1947/48)

Most away goals scored in one season (16 teams league): 31 goals (1942/43)

Most goals scored in the 5 championship seasons: 408 goals scored (1942/43, 1945/46, 1946/47, 1947/48, 1948/49)

Fewest goals suffered in one season (21 teams league): 33 goals (1947/48)

Fewest away goals suffered in one season (16 teams league): 9 goals (1942/43)

Best ever average of goals scored in one season: 3.125 goals per match (1947/48)

Most points in the second half of the season: 36 points on 40 available (1947/48)

thats amazing... by that kind of record, they are one of the all time top club!!

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary Empty Re: Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary

Post by Forza Sun May 05, 2013 7:30 am

Torino were far, far better than Juventus back then. I think they won 5 titles straight.

R.I.P. Grande Torino
Forza
Forza
Fan Favorite
Fan Favorite

Club Supported : Fulham
Posts : 8871
Join date : 2011-06-07

Back to top Go down

Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary Empty Re: Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary

Post by M99 Sun May 05, 2013 9:06 pm

If it was not for this, Torino would one of the European elite. That was one of the greatest teams ever. This crash set back Italian national team badly too. Some people consider Valentino Mazzola the greatest Italian footballer of all time, such cruel fate befell them.
M99
M99
Forum Legend
Forum Legend

Club Supported : AC Milan
Posts : 30391
Join date : 2011-06-06
Age : 101

Back to top Go down

Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary Empty Re: Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary

Post by BarrileteCosmico Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:42 pm

Grande Torino :bow:
BarrileteCosmico
BarrileteCosmico
Admin
Admin

Club Supported : Barcelona
Posts : 28302
Join date : 2011-06-05
Age : 33

Back to top Go down

Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary Empty Re: Superga Air Disaster 64th Anniversary

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum