The originary club, called Foot-Ball Club Forlì, was founded in 1919, having last been in Serie B in 1947. Later, the name changed into Associazione Calcio Forlì. Forlì placed last in 2005-06 Serie C2 season, being relegated to Serie D, but was excluded by the federation because of financial troubles. The historical club was put in the Terza Categoria division with the new name ASD Nuovo Forlì 1919.
In July 2007 the football in Forlì has been reborn as Football Club Forlì Dilettantistica that became the heir of the old F.C. Forlì, with the acquisition of sports title of the former second club of the city: the ASD AC Sporting Forlì.