Calcio Como

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Calcio Como
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Full name Calcio Como S.r.l.[1]
Nickname(s) Lariani
Founded 1907
2005 (refound)
Ground Giuseppe Sinigaglia,
Como, Italy
Ground Capacity 15,000
Chairman Amilcare Rivetti
Manager Silvio Paolucci
League Lega Pro Prima Divisione/A
2012–13 Lega Pro Prima Divisione/A, 12th

Calcio Como S.r.l. is an Italian football club, based in Como. The club was founded in 1907. The team's color is blue.

Como were in Serie A in 2002–03; this was followed by three consecutive relegations that brought the team down in Serie C2 at the end of the 2004–05 season after having lost a playoff (2–1 on aggregate) to Novara Calcio, and being then even cancelled from Italian professional football because of bankruptcy. They were successively admitted to Serie D, the top level of non-professional football in Italy, where they spent three seasons before finally managing to win promotion back to Serie C2 in the 2007–08 season.[2] Como finally returned to Serie C1 the following season.

History[edit]

Como were first promoted to Serie A in 1949 and enjoyed a respectable four-year stay before relegation, the next 20 years were spent moving between Serie B and C but more often the former. A revival in the 1970s saw the club emerge as contenders for promotion to Serie A, this was achieved in 1975 but despite the best efforts of players such as Alessandro Scanziani they would last only a season. They would slump to C1 by 1978, but with a rebuilt team containing stars like Pietro Vierchowod would achieve successive promotions and a two-year stay in Serie A (1980–82).

Como managed another promotion to the top flight in 1984, with a five-year stint in Serie A proving the club's most successful period of recent times. The strikeforce of Dan Corneliusson and Stefano Borgonovo oversaw a credible 9th place finish in 1986, this was repeated the following year with far fewer goals scored. The club's defence, led by hard man Pasquale Bruno, proved more than up to the task however. Relegation in 1989 precipitated a rapid decline, with Como spending most of the 1990s in Serie C1 with the exception of 1994–95. Interestingly, former Chelsea, and current Tottenham goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini spent a year on loan at Como.

The 21st century saw Como experience a brief revival. Promotion to Serie B in 2001 was marred by an appallingly violent incident in a game against Modena, resulting in captain Massimiliano Ferrigno being handed a three-year ban. They nonetheless managed promotion to Serie A in 2002, ironically being promoted alongside Modena. However, the return to Serie A proved a major disappointment with the side in the bottom two all season, and a ban on games at the Sinigaglia after crowd violence. Successive relegations have caused financial difficulties, which in December 2004 the club was declared bankrupted.[3] No investors was successful to takeover the club (as the bid from Preziosi was denied[4]) thus the company "Calcio Como SpA" was liquidated. Thanks to FIGC regulation, a new entity was allowed to admit into 2005–06 Serie D. The liquidator also found former president Enrico Preziosi had transferred some assets such as the contracts of the players to his new club Genoa, causing the financial failure of Como. They returned to the rebranded Serie C2, Lega Pro Seconda Divisione in 2008, after having won the Girone B of Serie D.[2] Como finally returned to Serie C1 (Lega Pro Prima Divisione) after promotion play-offs after defeating Rodengo Saiano with 1–1 aggregate and Alessandria with 4–1 aggregate.

Players[edit]

As of 5 September 2012 [5]

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

No. Position Playerumut akkoc
Italy GK Filippo Perucchini (on loan from Milan)
Italy GK Alessandro Micai (on loan from Palermo)
Italy DF Paolo Marchi (on loan from Varese)
Italy DF Simone Fautario
Italy DF Francesco Luoni (on loan from AlbinoLeffe)
Italy DF Cesare Ambrosini
Italy DF Alex Benvenga (on loan from Varese)
Italy MF Nicola Del Pivo (on loan from Parma)
Italy MF Andrea Ardito (captain)
Italy MF Francesco Lisi
No. Position Player
Italy MF Mirko Velardi (on loan from Palermo)
Italy MF Alessandro Scialpi
Italy MF Domenico Giampà
Italy MF Michael Cia (on loan from AlbinoLeffe)
Italy MF Daniele Donnarumma (on loan from Napoli)
Italy MF Luca Tremolada
Italy MF Enrico Verachi
Italy MF Antonio Gammone (on loan from Bari)
Italy FW Ernesto Torregrossa
Italy FW Alex Mazzocca

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player

Famous players[edit]

The following players were called up to their national team during their career at Como:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Como" (in Italian). Lega Pro. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Cosenza e Como, promozione in C2" (in Italian). Corriere dello Sport. 27 April 2008. Retrieved 27 April 2008. 
  3. ^ "Ecco come salverò il Como". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 29 December 2004. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "(Questioni relative al fallimento della società di calcio Como - n. 2-01566)". Camera dei deputati (in Italian). 30 June 2005. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  5. ^ http://dati.lega-calcio-serie-c.it/stagione/squadre/

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