A.S.G. Nocerina

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Nocerina
ASG Nocerina.jpg
Full name Associazione Sportiva Giovanile Nocerina
Nickname(s) Mastini (Mastiffs)
Founded 1910
Ground Stadio San Francesco d'Assisi,
Nocera Inferiore, Italy
Ground Capacity 7,632
Chairman Giovanni Citarella
Manager Gaetano Auteri
League Serie D
2013-14 Lega Pro Prima Divisione/B, 17th (relegated)
Website (Italian) Club home page

Associazione Sportiva Giovanile Nocerina (English: Youth Sport Association Nocerina) is an Italian association football club, based in Nocera Inferiore, Campania. In the 2013-14 season Nocerina played in the Lega Pro Prima Divisione, when they were forcibly relegated after being excluded from the tournament.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1910.

Games with Juventus[edit]

In 1978 Nocerina had challenged Juventus (lost 1–3 in Stadio Comunale, now Stadio Olimpico di Torino).

The most important match in the team history was in 1996, when Nocerina challenged the European and Intercontinental Champions of Juventus, in a game valid for the Coppa Italia. After the 0–0 result in the first leg, Juventus won the second leg for 2–1 at the Delle Alpi of Turin, but Nocerina was on 0–1 at the end of the first half.

Serie B[edit]

Nocerina in the season 2010-11, from Lega Pro Prima Divisione was promoted to Serie B.[1] So returning to it after 32 years for the third time, following the two seasons played in 1948 and in 1979. Nocerina was relegated at the end of the season after finishing 20th in the Serie B table and returned to the Lega Pro Prima Divisione.[2]

Sporting fraud controversy[edit]

On 10 November 2013, Nocerina played a match at local rivals Salernitana, a derby widely publicized in the Italian media as the "derby of shame". Immediately prior to the match, a number of Nocerina players allegedly received death threats from a group of thirty Nocerina supporters known as "Ultras", after those supporters were barred from the match by local authorities. The Nocerina players were reticent to take the pitch after hearing of the death threats, and kickoff was delayed 40 minutes until the players were finally convinced to begin the match.

Within the first two minutes of the match, Nocerina utilized all three of their allowed substitutions, due to injury. Five additional Nocerina players subsequently went off injured, leaving Nocerina with only six men on the pitch. The match was finally abandoned after 21 minutes.[3]

A subsequent investigation by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) into the events surrounding the match was conducted. The investigation resulted in Nocerina being found guilty of sporting fraud, as the injuries allegedly suffered by the eight Nocerina players were actually faked, due to the players' unwillingness to participate in the Salernitana match.

As a result of the findings of the investigation, FIGC announced on 29 January 2014 that Nocerina was to be fined 10,000 euros and demoted from the Lega Pro Prima division. Nocerina will be reassigned to a lower division, to be determined by FIGC.[4] They were later reassigned to Serie D.

Colors and badge[edit]

The team's colours are red and black. The club's nickname is the mastiffs.

Notable former players[edit]

Honours[edit]

The last 13 seasons[edit]

Season Pos. League Comments
2000/01 15th Serie C1 (B) relegated after playout, re-admitted after clubs reshuffle
2001/02 16th Serie C1 (B) relegated after playout
2002/03 3rd Serie C2 (C) failure in a promotion playoff
2003/04 9th Serie C2 (C) -
2004/05 17th Serie C2 (C) remained after playout
2005/06 13th Serie C2 (C) -
2006/07 16th Serie C2 (C) relegated after playout
2007/08 3rd Serie D (I) -
2008/09 2nd Serie D (H) admitted in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione
2009/10 13th Lega Pro Seconda Divisione (B) admitted in Lega Pro Prima Divisione after clubs reshuffle
2010/11 1st Lega Pro Prima Divisione (B) promoted in Serie B
2011/12 20th Serie B relegated to Lega Pro Prima Divisione
2012/13 4th Lega Pro Prima Divisione (B) lost promotion playoff semi-final to Latina
2013/14 17th Lega Pro Prima Divisione (B) excluded from competition; forcibly relegated to Serie D

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