F.C. Crotone

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Crotone
FC Crotone Logo.png
Full name Football Club Crotone SRL
Nickname(s) Pitagorici (Pythagoreans)
Squali (Sharks)
Rossoblu (Red-Blue)
Founded 1923; 91 years ago (1923)
Ground Ezio Scida,
Crotone, Italy
Ground Capacity 9,631
Chairman Italy Raffaele Vrenna
Manager Italy Massimo Drago
League Serie B
2012–13 Serie B, 12th

Football Club Crotone is an Italian football club based in Crotone, Calabria. Founded in 1923, it currently plays in Serie B, holding home games at Stadio Ezio Scida, which has a 9,631-seat capacity.

History[edit]

The first team from Crotone, Milone Crotone, was founded in 1923 and participated in several minor leagues including Prima Division (which later would be known as Serie C). Following World War II, a new club, Unione Sportiva Crotone replaced the previous one, playing seven seasons in Serie C.

In 1963 the club was relegated to Serie D, but returned to the third division the following year, remanining there for fourteen consecutive seasons, missing promotion in 1977 when finishing third behind A.S. Bari and Paganese Calcio 1926. In 1978, following the Italian football league reorganisation, Crotone was relegated to Serie C2 and the following year was declared bankrupt. A new club, Associazione Sportiva Crotone, begun competing again in the Prima Categoria (eighth division).

Crotone was promoted to Serie C2 in 1984–85, but only for one season. The team's name was changed to Kroton Calcio, and the club was promoted again to C2 after the 1986–87 season, where it played until 1991. A second bankruptcy led to the foundation of Football Club Crotone Calcio with Raffaele Vrenna as chairman, starting in the Promozione (7th level). Crotone gained successive promotions to Serie C2 and C1, winning in the playoffs against Locri and Benevento Calcio, respectively.

Under Antonello Cuccureddu, Crotone first reached Serie B in 2000, returning to the second level two seasons later. Again in division two in 2004, after disposing of A.S. Viterbese Calcio in the promotion playoffs, it remained in the category until the 2006–07 season.

After being beaten by A.S. Taranto Calcio in the 2008 playoffs, Crotone returned to the second division the following season, defeating Benevento Calcio.

Colors and badge[edit]

Team colours are dark blue and red.

Current squad[edit]

As of 31 January 2014.[1]

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 Emanuele Concetti
2 Italy DF Cristian Riggio
4 Italy MF Antonio Galardo (captain)
5 Italy DF Michele Cremonesi
6 Italy MF Jacopo Dezi
7 Italy DF Antonio Mazzotta
8 Italy MF Lorenzo Crisetig (on loan from Parma)
9 Morocco FW Soufiane Bidaoui (on loan from Parma)
10 Italy FW Pietro De Giorgio
11 Italy MF Luca Giannone (on loan from Pro Patria)
12 Brazil GK Caio Secco
13 Italy DF Antonio Meola (on loan from Livorno)
14 Italy DF Alessandro Ligi
15 Italy FW Andrea Tripicchio
16 Croatia MF Tomislav Šarić
No. Position Player
17 Senegal FW Abou Diop (on loan from Torino)
18 Italy DF Lorenzo Del Prete (on loan from Novara)
20 Italy FW Stefano Pettinari
21 Ivory Coast DF Mory Koné (on loan from Parma)
22 Italy GK Alfred Gomis (on loan from Torino)
23 Italy DF Emanuele Suagher (on loan from Atalanta)
24 Italy DF Alex Ferrari (on loan from Bologna)
25 Italy MF Davide Leto
26 Cameroon MF Kelvin Matute
27 Sweden FW Mikael Ishak (on loan from Parma)
28 Italy MF Danilo Cataldi (on loan from Lazio)
29 Italy MF Federico Bernardeschi (on loan from Fiorentina)
France DF Abdelaye Diakité

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
3 Italy DF Giuseppe Prestia (at Romania Oțelul)
11 Italy FW Giuseppe Torromino (at Virtus Entella)
Italy DF Fabio Lebran (at SPAL)
No. Position Player
Italy DF Marco Schiavino (at Ascoli)
Italy DF Leonardo Terigi (at Grosseto)

Youth 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

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