A.C. Savoia 1908

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Savoia
Savoia1908FC.png
Full name Associazione Calcio Savoia 1908
Nickname(s) Bianchi (Whites),
Oplontini
Founded 1908
2010 (refounded)
Ground Stadio Alfredo Giraud,
Torre Annunziata, Italy
Ground Capacity 10,750[1]
Chairman Lazzaro Luce
Manager Giovanni Bucaro
League Lega Pro/C
2013–14 Serie D/I, 1st (promoted)
Website Club home page

Associazione Calcio Savoia 1908 is an Italian association football club located in Torre Annunziata, Campania. It currently plays in Lega Pro.

History[edit]

From U.S. Savoia to U.S. Torrese[edit]

Founded in 1908 as Unione Sportiva Savoia, after the homonymous Italian royal family at the time, the team played the Italian Serie A league finals in 1924, losing to Genoa C.F.C.. Since then, Savoia played lower leagues until 1944, when the team promoted to Serie B under the new denomination Unione Sportiva Torrese, and played the second-highest Italian league until 1948, when a thirteenth place led to relegation for the Campanian side. In 1955 it has bankrupt.

U.S. Savoia[edit]

In 1955 a new club restarts as Unione Sportiva Savoia 1908, relegating down to Serie D and even Promozione. Two consecutive promotions, in 1964 and 1965, led Savoia to Serie C, where however played just for one season.

In 1978/1979, Savoia was admitted by the Italian Football Federation to the newborn Serie C2 division, playing at that level until 1981/1982. Savoia returned to play Serie C2 eight years later, and promoted to Serie C1 ih 1994/1995 after playoffs. In 1998/1999, under coach Osvaldo Jaconi, popular for his successful years at Castel di Sangro, Savoia qualified for the Serie B promotion playoffs. In the playoff semifinals, Savoia sensationally eliminated Palermo, winning both the matches, and defeating 2–0 Juve Stabia in a final, and also a derby between two rival teams. In 1999/2000, despite a fairly good start, Savoia quickly entered into crisis, and Jaconi was fired at the 14th day, being replaced by Franco Varrella, who however was unable to save the team from relegation. After an unenthusiastic Serie C1 campaign in 2000/2001, in the next summer Savoia was cancelled because of financial troubles. On those days, an Eccellenza club from Naples, Internapoli, accepted to relocate to Torre Annunziata and switched its denomination to Intersavoia, quickly obtaining promotion to Serie D. Following that promotion, the team has assumed the former denomination.

At the end of the 2008-09 Serie D season the club was relegated to Eccellenza, but was excluded from that championship during the following season.

A.C. Savoia 1908[edit]

In the summer 2010 the club was refounded as A.S.D. Calcio Savoia and restarts from Promozione: in this season 2010-11 it was promoted to Eccellenza Campania and became the current denomination. Also in the next season it was promoted, now to Serie D. In the season 2013-14 it was promoted to Lega Pro as Serie D/I winners.

Colors and badge[edit]

Its colors are all-white.

Honours[edit]

Italian Football Championship / Serie A:

  • Coccarda Italia.svg Regional Coppa Italia Campania:
    • Winners (1): 2011-12

References[edit]

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