Known as Historic Football, Calcio Storico is one of the most brutal sports in the world!
A sport that started in the 16th century and reserved for the rich aristocrats and people of stature. Believe it or not but popes used to get involved and play the game.
Now, if you have not seen images or watched the many videos about the sport you are in for a treat. This is one hell of a gruesome sport. From the outside, you would think there are no rules but in fact, there are rules and they play by the rules even if they don’ look like it.
Nowadays there are 4 teams only who play Calcio.
- Santa Croce / Azzurri (Blues)
- Santa Maria Novella / Rossi (Reds)
- Santo Spirito / Bianchi (Whites)
- San Giovanni / Verdi (Greens)
Each year the game is only played 3 times. The teams train for the right to be crowned the champions.
Here are some epic videos for you to watch and get an idea of the sport.
You have to admit, it is one hell of a sport, a mix of passion and violent all rolled into a game. Very entertaining to watch get involved!