Calcio Padova

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Padova
Calcio Padova Logo.png
Full name Calcio Padova SpA
Nickname(s) Biancoscudati (White-Shielded),
Patavini (Patavins)
Founded 29 January 1910; 104 years ago (1910-01-29)
Dissolved July 15, 2014 (2014-07-15)
Ground Stadio Euganeo,
Padua, Italy
Ground Capacity 32,336
Chairman Diego Penocchio
Manager Michele Serena
2012-13 Serie B, 20th

Calcio Padova was a Italian football club, based in Padua, Veneto. The club was founded in 1910, and was dissolved in 2014. Padova last played in Serie B, having last been in Serie A in 1996. The team's official colours are white and red.

Some famous players who played for Padova are Kurt Hamrin, Walter Zenga, Angelo Di Livio, Alessandro Del Piero, Vincenzo Iaquinta, Demetrio Albertini, Goran Vlaović, Alexi Lalas, Giuseppe Galderisi, Tommaso Rocchi, Stephan El Shaarawy and Mattia Perin.

History[edit]

Padova's golden days were the late 1950s, when the team, managed by Nereo Rocco, reached the heights of third place in 1958 thanks to the wing wizardry of Kurt Hamrin. Forwards Sergio Brighenti and Aurelio Milani would star as Padova remained a force in Serie A, before relegation in 1962. The rest of the 1960s would see the club in Serie B before going into a serious decline ahead of a 1980s revival.

The revival would see Padova return to Serie B in the early 1980s, and within a decade they would be serious promotion contenders. A play-off win over Cesena in 1994 saw the club return to Serie A after 32 years. After a dire start to 1994/95, Padova looked like fulfilling most experts' predictions of a swift return. They nonetheless found their form in the second half of the year and when they recorded a 1–0 win away to Juventus, they were six points clear of the drop zone. However, they eventually ended up in the relegation play-off against Genoa, due to a late Inter Milan goal assisted by a Rubén Sosa corner, which they won on penalties.

There would be no such luck the following year, as Padova were relegated with further relegations in 1998 and 1999. Since 2001, they have resided in Serie C1 and Lega Pro Prima Divisione. The team returned in Serie B at the end of the season 2008–2009.

In total, Calcio Padova took part to 11 Prima Divisione/Divisione Nazionale championships between 1914–15 and 1928–29 (best place being 3rd in 1922–23) and 16 Serie A championships between 1929–30 and 1995–96 (best place being 3rd in 1957–58); in Coppa Italia, the best place was runner-up in 1967. Padova won a Coppa Italia Serie C in 1980, and played also 34 Serie B championships (won in 1947–48) and 29 Serie C1/C2/Lega Pro Prima Divisione championships (won in 1936–37, 1980–81 and 2000–01). Padova ended as runner-up the Anglo-Italian Cup of 1983.

In the 2013–14 Serie B season, Padova were relegated after finishing 20th, and on 15 July 2014, the team declared their bankruptcy.

Achievements[edit]

Vincenzo Italiano, former captain of Padova.

Last 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 Timothy Nocchi (on loan from Juventus)
2 Italy MF Alessandro Bellemo
5 Italy MF Manuel Iori
6 Italy MF Giovanni La Camera
8 Argentina MF Matías Claudio Cuffa
9 Hungary FW Róbert Feczesin
10 Italy FW Daniele Vantaggiato (captain)
13 Croatia DF Renato Kelić
14 Nigeria MF Wilfred Osuji
16 Italy FW Federico Melchiorri
17 Slovenia FW Enej Jelenič
18 Italy FW Tommaso Rocchi
19 Brazil DF Vinícius Freitas (on loan from Lazio)
No. Position Player
21 Italy FW Davide Voltan
22 Italy GK Luca Mazzoni (on loan from Livorno)
23 Italy DF Francesco Modesto
25 Italy DF Luca Di Matteo
26 Italy DF Filippo Carini (on loan from Modena)
27 Italy DF Armando Perna
29 Italy MF Igor Radrezza
30 Ivory Coast FW Adama Diakité
31 Italy DF Alberto Almici (on loan from Atalanta)
33 Italy MF Federico Moretti (on loan from Catania)
35 Italy FW Cristian Buonaiuto (on loan from Benevento)

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
4 Italy MF Niccolò Galli (at Cesena)
6 Italy DF Trevor Trevisan (at Varese)
12 Italy GK Luca Maniero (at Inter)
13 Italy DF Elia Legati (at Carpi)
15 Poland DF Thiago Rangel Cionek (at Modena)
No. Position Player
29 Italy DF Alberto Barison (at Perugia)
31 Italy FW Jerry Mbakogu (at Carpi)
Italy DF Daniel Beccaro (at Santarcangelo)
Italy MF Andrea Beghetto (at Bellaria)

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 Andrea Zaccagno
15 Italy DF Riccardo Rosina
No. Position Player
32 Italy GK Maicol Murano
34 Italy DF Luca Perini

Notable former players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Squadra" [Team]. Calcio Padova (in Italian). 
  2. ^ Alexi Lalas

External links[edit]