The club is the successor of Viareggio Calcio, founded in 1919 and dissolved due to bankruptcy in 2002, that spent several seasons in Serie C, notably from 1990 to 1994 and from 1997 to 2002. The current club name is a homage to the first team founded in the city, Esperia 1911.
Promoted in 2006 after having won its Eccellenza Tuscany round, Esperia Viareggio gained its second consecutive promotion on 22 April 2007 by winning Group E of Serie D four matches before the end of the season.
Long serving players retired including Samuele Barsotti and Giuseppe Costantino in 2010 and Michele Fusi in 2009. Alberto Reccolani also left the club. In 2009-10 and 2010-11 the team finished the season in the relegation places, but managed to win play-offs to remain in the Prima Divisione. In 2010–11 the only defenders on a long-term contract were Lorenzo Fiale and Sergio Carnesalini, whilst others were borrowed from other teams. The starting goalkeeper Carlo Pinsoglio was loaned from Juventus and called up to the Italy national under-21 football team during his stay with club.