International football scarf collection in Rome

The collection of football scarves from clubs all over the world continues to grow at one of Rome's pubs, The Shamrock.

Located on Via del Colosseo at the Forum end of Via Cavour, The Shamrock is home to a total of 216 scarves, so many in fact that the pub currently has a few of them in storage while it prepares to make extra space for its much-photographed collection.

Shamrock boss Alessandro Corbellini told Wanted in Rome "I am proud to say that each scarf comes directly from the [club's] city of origin, and now, before embarking on a trip somewhere, I study the footballing calendar of the country I'm heading to."

Corbellini is keen for football fans coming to Rome to leave behind a memento of their team at his city-centre bar. He said that, by now, Rome-based customers know to bring back scarves from their travels but better still he says "You cannot imagine the happiness when the postman hands me a package containing a scarf from a returned tourist who noticed that their beloved local team wasn't represented in our collection."

He says that out of the 216 scarves, only two are not from soccer teams: one belongs to a Swedish bandy team, the other to an Irish Gaelic football squad. Corbellini says there are a number of rare scarves in the collection, including scarves from Swedish, Russian and inter-German teams, but he singles out the most unusual one as belonging to the Turkish side Diyarbakirspor whose symbol is a slice of watermelon.

So, for those planning a trip to Rome or for foreigners living in the Italian capital who wonder if their local team is represented at the Shamrock, see the list below. Shamrock, Via del Colosseo 1/c, tel. 066791729,


MCA ARGENTINA (10): Argentina, Caniggia, CA Talleres, Boca Juniors, Indepiendente, Newell’s old boys, San Lorenzo, Quilmes Racing (2)

AUSTRALIA (1): Australia

AUSTRIA (3): Austria Salzburg, Rapid Wien, Tirol Innsbruck

BELGIUM (5): Antwerp, Cercle Brugge, Charleroi, Gent, Lierse SK

BRASIL (1): Flamenco

BULGARIA (3): CSKA Sofia (2) Levsky Sofia

CANADA (2): Forest city London, Toronto

CHILE (1): Universidad de Chile

CHINA (1): Beijing

COSTA RICA (1): Saprissa

CZECH REPUBLUC (2): Bohemians, Slavia Praha

DENMARK (1): Brondby

GERMANY (20): Bayern Munchen (2),(3) Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Monchengladbach Bsv, Bad Bleiberg, Dinamo Dresden, Freiburg, Kafertal Mannheim, Karlsruhe, Karl zeiss jena, Hamburg (2), Herta Berlin, Mainz, Munchen 1860, Nurberg, Shalke 04, VFB Stuttgart ,Werder Bremen

ENGLAND(32): Arsenal (2)(3) Aston Villa, Brighton & Hove, Albion, Charlton Athletic ,Chelsea (2)(3) Daggenham & Redbridge, Everton, Fulham, Leeds, Liverpool (2), Manchester City, Manchester United, Millwall, Newcastle, Notthingam Forest, Notts County, Sheffield Wednesday, Southampton, Stoke City, Tottenham Hotspurs, West Ham (2)(3)(4) Wimbledon AFC, United of Manchester, York City

ECUADOR (2): Liga de Quito (2)

ESTONIA (1): Estonia

SPAIN (20): Almazan, Athletico Bilbao (2), Athletico Madrid, Barcelona, Barcelona vs Manchester United, Deportivo la Coruna (2), Espanyol, Hercules, Levante, Racing Club Santander, Rayo Vallecano (2), Real Madrid, Real Sociedad, Salamanca, Sporting Gijon, (2) Valencia

ESTONIA (1): Flora Tallin

FINLAND (2): Helsinki, JK Suomi

FRANCE (6): Girondins de Bordeaux, St. Etienne, Monaco (2) Paris Saint Germain, Olympique Lionnaise

ITALY (2): Italia ‘90, Lodigiani

IRELAND (6): Bohemians, Galway, Dublin, Shellbourne, Shamrock rovers, UC Dublin

GREECE (5): AEK (2) Olympiakos, Panathinaikos (2)

CROATIA (4): Hajduk, Split (2) Hvrasta, Rijeka

HUNGARY (2): Budapest Hunved, Ujpest

ISRAEL (1): Hapoel Tel Aviv

JAPAN (2): Gamba Osaka, Japan

LITHUANIA (2): Lietuva (2)

NORWAY (1): Viking Stavanger

MACEDONIA(1): Rabotnicky

MEXICO (3): America, Merida, Pumas

NETHERLANDS (9): Olanda vs Italia Euro 2012, Ajax vs Arsenal, Ajax (2)(3), Deen Hag, Feyenoord (2), Utrecht (2)

NORTHERN IRELAND (2): Glentoran, Linfield

POLAND (3): Legia Varsaw, Mazowieck, Wisla Krakow

PERU (1): Cuzco,

PORTUGAL (9): Benfica (2), Olhanense Porto (2)(3), Sporting Clube de Portugal, Vitoria Guimaraes

ROMANIA (5): Cluj, Dinamo Bucarest, Steaua Bucarest, Universitatea Cluj, Universitatea Craiova

RUSSIA (6): Dinamo Mockba, Lokomotiv Mockba, San Petersburg, Spartak Mockba, Torpedo Mockba, Xapabockb

SCOTLAND(7): Aberdeen, Celtic (2), Greenhok Morton, Queen of the south, Rangers, Scotland

SLOVENIJA (1): Maribor

SERBIA (2): Crvena Zvedzva (2)

SLOVAKIA (2): Slovakija, Slovan Bratislava

SOUTH AFRICA (1): South Africa

SWITZERLAND (2): Luzern, Suisse

SWEDEN (5): Djurgandens, Elfsborg, IFK Goteborg, Ljusdals, Vasteras SK

TURKEY (7): Ankara, Besiktas, Diyarbakirspor, Fenerbache (2), Galatasaray, Karagumruk

UKRAINE (4): Dinamo Kiev (2), Shaktar Donekts (2)

URUGUAY (1): Penarol

U.S.A. (5): Chicago Fire, L.A. Galaxy, Minnesota, Philadelfia Union, Seattle Sounders

WALES (1): Cardiff city

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