Virtus Entella

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Virtus Entella
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Full name Virtus Entella S.r.l.
Nickname(s) Biancocelesti (the White-Light-Blues)
Diavoli neri (the Black Devils)
Founded 14 March 1914 (as F.B.C. Entella)
2002 (refounded)
Ground Stadio Comunale,
Chiavari, Italy
Ground Capacity 4,154
Chairman Antonio Gozzi
League Serie B

Virtus Entella (usually referred as simply Entella or Chiavari Entella) is an Italian association football club, based in Chiavari, Liguria. They took part in the 2014–15 Serie B.

History[edit]

1914: Foundation[edit]

The club was founded in 1914 as Foot-Ball Club Entella.

2001: Bankrupt[edit]

Foot-Ball Club Entella went bankrupt in 2001.

2002: Refoundation[edit]

It was refounded in 2002 as Unione Sportiva Valle Sturla Entella. In summer 2010 it was renamed with the name Virtus Entella, after had been admitted in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione. In summer 2012, Virtus Entella was promoted, for the first time, to Lega Pro Prima Divisione by repechange to fill the vacancies created.[1] They completed the 2012–13 season in style, taking part to the promotion playoff, where they were defeated by Lecce in the semi-finals.

In the 2013–14 season, Virtus Entella took part to the Girone A of the Italian third tier, and topped the league for most of the season. On 4 May 2014, a 2–1 away win at Cremonese in the final day of the season ensured Virtus Entella the league championship title and a spot in the 2014–15 Serie B, in what will be the club's first appearance ever in the Italian second tier.

2014: Serie B Debut[edit]

The team was promoted in Serie B for the first time in history in 2014.

Current team[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Italy GK Andrea Paroni
2 Italy DF Simone Iacoponi
3 Italy DF Luca Cecchini
4 Italy MF Gennaro Volpe (captain)
5 Italy DF Michele Russo
6 Italy MF Francesco Di Tacchio
7 Italy MF Lorenzo Staiti
8 Italy MF Michele Troiano
9 Italy FW Ferdinando Sforzini
10 Italy MF Andrea Mazzarani (on loan from Modena)
11 Italy FW Stefano Moreo
12 Netherlands GK Maarten van der Want
14 France FW Mickaël Latour
15 Italy DF Valerio Zigrossi
16 Brazil DF César
17 Portugal MF Pedro Ferreira
No. Position Player
18 Italy FW Gaetano Masucci
19 Italy FW Antonio Rozzi (on loan from Lazio)
20 Italy FW Eric Lanini (on loan from Palermo)
21 Italy MF Paolo Valagussa
22 Italy GK Ivan Pelizzoli
23 Italy MF Stefano Botta
24 Italy DF Francesco Belli
25 Italy DF Ivano Baldanzeddu (on loan from Spezia)
27 Italy DF Alessandro Ligi
28 Italy MF Fabio Gerli
29 Mali DF Cheick Keita
30 Poland DF Mateusz Lewandowski (on loan from Poland Pogoń)
31 Italy FW Aniello Cutolo
32 Italy MF Cristian Battocchio (on loan from England Watford)
36 Italy GK Achille Coser

Notable Former Players[edit]

Presidents and Managers[edit]

Antonio Gozzi is the President of the Virtus Entella since 2007. He was arrested and released on March 2015.[2][3][4][5]

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