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Broke Parma FC forced to flog off trophies

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Broke Parma FC forced to flog off trophies
Everything must go! The entrance to Parma FC's training ground. Photo: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP
10:42 CEST+02:00
How about a Uefa cup for your living room table? Or perhaps the Coppa Italia in your bathroom? Football fans now have the opportunity to get their hands on a slice of sporting history as debt-ridden Parma FC sells off all its assets - including trophies.

Parma FC were wound up earlier this summer after no buyer willing to take on the club's debts which, totalled €143 million.

The club is now selling three Coppa Italias, one Cup Winner's Cup, One European Super Cup, Two Uefa Cups and one Italian Super Cup, all won during the club's glory years between 1992 and 2002.

It's not just the trophies that are up for grabs either. Everything Parma FC must go – even the name Parma FC is being sold alongside all furnishings and fittings from the club's ground and training facilities.

It is likely that Parma will need to appeal to Uefa to get permission to sell off their silverware as current Uefa rules state that “replica trophies awarded to winners of competitions must remain within the relevant club's control at all times and must not leave the club's country without Uefa's prior consent.”

A full inventory of the items can be seen at www.fallimentiparma.com. If you fancy getting your hands on a piece of footballing history, bids must be made by September 11th and accompanied by a ten percent deposit.

Since being wound up, Parma have formed a new team, Parma Calcio 1913, and will begin their new life in Serie D  – the fifth tier of Italian football.

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