In 1992 a young boy from Colombia signed for Parma without an eyebrow being lifted. By the end of the season he was a house hold name and by the time he left in 1996 he was a legend.
In his first spell at the club Asprilla helped Parma become one of the most successful Italian teams of the 1990’s. He played 84 times for the Gialloblu scoring 25 goals, many of these being crucial. His goal in 1992 against Milan ended their amazing unbeaten run of 58 games whilst some of his other strikes proved vital in that years Cup Winners Cup campaign.
Silverware followed and in his time at Parma they finished 3rd, 5th and 3rd in Serie A, whilst in the Cup competitions they won the Cup Winners Cup in 1992/93 the following year they finished runners up. They won the European Super Cup in 1993 (Asprilla scored to beat Milan) and they won the UEFA Cup in 1993/94. This was a golden age for the club.
Asprilla found himself out of favour with Nevio Scala in the 95/96 campaign and moved to Newcastle United. However, in 1998 he returned to Parma scoring 3 times in 22 appearences and in this season they managed to win the UEFA Cup again.
When Calcio ruled the world, Faustino Asprilla was on top of it with Parma