F.C. Crotone

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Crotone
F.C. Crotone Logo.svg
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 22 August, 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 Slovakia GK Pavol Bajza (on loan from Parma)
2 Italy DF Cristian Riggio
3 Brazil DF Claiton
4 Italy MF Antonio Galardo (captain)
5 Italy DF Michele Cremonesi
6 Italy MF Jacopo Dezi
7 Italy FW Federico Ricci (on loan from Roma)
8 Italy MF Nadir Minotti (on loan from Atalanta)
9 Italy FW Ernesto Torregrossa (on loan from Verona)
10 Italy FW Pietro De Giorgio
11 Italy FW Giuseppe Torromino
13 Italy DF Gian Marco Ferrari (on loan from Parma)
14 Italy DF Antonio Mazzotta
15 Italy FW Mattia Sprocati (on loan from Parma)
16 Croatia MF Tomislav Šarić
No. Position Player
17 Italy FW Andrea Tripicchio
18 Italy FW Stefano Padovan (on loan from Juventus)
19 Italy MF Luca Berardocco (on loan from Parma)
20 Italy MF Aniello Salzano
21 Romania MF Sergiu Suciu (on loan from Torino)
22 Brazil GK Caio Secco
23 Italy DF Abel Gigli (on loan from Parma)
24 Italy DF Bruno Martella
25 Italy MF Davide Leto
26 Italy DF Marco Cane (on loan from Barletta)
27 Italy DF Giuseppe Marco Zampano
28 Italy MF Giovanni Foresta
29 Nigeria FW Nnamdi Oduamadi (on loan from Milan)
30 Romania DF Mihai Bălașa (on loan from Roma)
33 Poland GK Michał Lewandowski

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
Italy DF Fabio Lebran (at Como)

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
12 Italy GK Antonino Calandra

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