Calcio Como

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Calcio Como
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
2013–14 Lega Pro Prima Divisione/A, 8th

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.


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.


As of 14 February, 2015 [5]

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

No. Position Player
Italy GK Wladimiro Falcone (on loan from Sampdoria)
Italy GK Diamante Crispino
Italy DF Antonio Giosa
Italy DF Cesare Ambrosini
Italy DF Fabio Lebran (on loan from Crotone)
Italy DF Paolo Marchi
Italy DF Marco Cassetti
Italy DF Nicolò Curti (on loan from Juventus)
Italy DF Simone Fautario
Italy DF Luca Barlocco (on loan from Juventus)
Italy DF Marco Russu (on loan from Cagliari)
Italy DF Andrea Marconi (on loan from Pro Vercelli)
Italy DF Gabriele Rolando (on loan from Sampdoria)
Italy MF Giovanni Fietta
No. Position Player
Italy MF Andrea Ardito (captain)
Italy MF Luca Berardocco (on loan from Parma)
Italy MF Ivan Castiglia (on loan from Salernitana)
Italy MF Giovanni Cristofari
Italy MF Niccolò Corticchia (on loan from Vicenza)
Italy MF Alessio Cristiani
Italy MF Alessandro Rinaldi
Italy MF Giacomo Casoli
Italy FW Luca Scapuzzi
Italy FW Simone Ganz (on loan from Milan)
Italy FW Giuseppe Le Noci
Italy FW Edoardo Defendi
Italy FW Claudio De Sousa
Italy FW Piergiuseppe Maritato (on loan from Vicenza)

Notable former players[edit]

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

See also[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. ^ "Tutti i convocati per il ritiro di Masen di Giovo" (in Italian). Calcio Como. 13 July 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 

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