AC Bellinzona

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AC Bellinzona
AC Bellinzona logo
Full name Associazione Calcio Bellinzona
Nickname(s) Granata (Grenade)
Founded 1904
Ground Stadio Comunale Bellinzona, Bellinzona
Ground Capacity 10,000
Chairman Paolo Righetti
Head Coach Arno Rossini
League 2.Liga
2.Liga First

AC Bellinzona is a Swiss football club based in Bellinzona. It was founded in 1904, and won the Swiss Super League in 1948. After being folded in 2013 declaring bankruptcy, the team will play the 2.Liga, the sixth tier of the Swiss Football League System.


Since Bellinzona is an Italian-speaking region, many Italian Serie A clubs loaned youth players to the club to get first team experience.

Bellinzona was promoted to the Swiss Super League after beating St. Gallen 5–2 on aggregate in the relegation play-off following the 2007–2008 season. Bellinzona will play at the top level in 2008–2009 season for the first time since the 1989–90 season. As finalists in the Swiss Cup, the team also qualified for the 08-09 UEFA Cup where it beat Ararat Yerevan of Armenia in the 1st qualifying round.

In 2013 before the 2013-14 season of 1. Liga Promotion the club was declared bankrupt.[1] After staying one season playing only at young divisions, the club went back to professional football, joining the 2014-15 2.Liga.[2]

Current squad[edit]

As of 3 September 2014. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
25 Italy GK Cappelletti Andrea
1 Switzerland GK Minotti Stefano
12 Switzerland GK Pontrelli Leonardo
6 Switzerland DF Tarchini Tito
7 Italy DF Raso Angelo
14 Switzerland DF Preisig Samuele
5 Serbia DF Djuric Alexander
24 Switzerland DF Rossi Daniel
2 Switzerland DF Maffi Daniel
3 Serbia DF Skoric Mladen
No. Position Player
9 Switzerland MF Facchinetti Daniele
10 Switzerland MF Mattia Bottani
11 Serbia MF Milosevic Aleksandar
12 Switzerland MF Forzano David
14 Switzerland MF De Bernardi Davide
15 Portugal MF Dos Santos Barros André
16 Switzerland MF Sergi Renato
17 Switzerland MF Pagnoncelli Federico
19 Switzerland MF Citrini Patrick
20 Switzerland FW Casanova Christian
21 Switzerland FW Mele Jonathan
22 Switzerland FW Bankovic Branko
24 Switzerland FW Mijatovic Igor


Nationality is indicated by the corresponding FIFA country code(s).


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Konkurseröffnung über AC Bellinzona" (in German). 22 April 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Federazione Ticinese di Calcio" (in Italian). Retrieved 3 August 2014. 

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