Aurora Pro Patria 1919

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Pro Patria
Pro Patria Calcio logo.png
Full name Aurora Pro Patria 1919 S.r.l.
Nickname(s) Tigrotti (Little Tigers)
Founded 1919
1995 (refounded)
2009 (refounded)
Ground Stadio Carlo Speroni,
Busto Arsizio, Italy
Ground Capacity 4,627
President Italy Pietro Vavassori
Manager Belgium Luís Oliveira
League Lega Pro/A
2013–14 Lega Pro Prima Divisione/A, 13th

Aurora Pro Patria 1919[1] (commonly referred to as Pro Patria) is an Italian association football club, based in Busto Arsizio, Lombardy. They currently play in Lega Pro Prima Divisione.

In Latin, Pro Patria translates to "For the Fatherland".

History[edit]

Pro Patria et Libertate[edit]

The club was founded in 1919.

It played fourteen times in Serie A during the first half of the 20th century, the last time being in 1955–56.

In 1995 the Pro Patria et Libertate is not enrolled in the Serie D.

Pro Patria Gallaratese G.B.[edit]

The Gallaratese of Gallarate admitted to Serie C2, in order to keep the historical brand alive, legally has changed its name to Pro Patria Gallaratese G.B. (G.B. being for Gallarate and Busto Arsizio, respectively): the club is direct heir of the Pro Patria et Libertate.

It was playing in the fourth tier until 2002, when the club won promotion to Serie C1 after playoffs. In 2008 the club was relegated to Serie C2 after losing in the playoffs to Hellas Verona by 2–1 on aggregate, but was later readmitted to Lega Pro Prima Divisione to fill a vacancy.

On June 2008, a club takeover was completed, and ambitious plans for a return to Serie B were unveiled. However, impressive performances in the Lega Pro Prima Divisione 2008–09 were accompanied by financial troubles, that led to the club being declared insolvent by the local magistrature in April 2009 due to excessive financial debts. The club's president was later arrested and has to stand trial on charges related to the bankruptcy.[2] The drive to Serie B came to nothing for the team in the most bitter way, badly losing the home return match of their playoff final against Padova, who played with 10 men after an early sending off.

Aurora Pro Patria 1919[edit]

Aurora Pro Patria 1919 since 27 June 2009 is the new name of the club that had later to be completely reconstructed from scratch by the new management (led by the Tesoro family, construction businessmen from Apulia). In the season 2009-10 it was relegated to Lega Pro Seconda Divisione.

2013 racism incident[edit]

On January 3, 2013, the club was hosting A.C. Milan in a friendly, when the crowd aimed racist chants at A.C. Milan players, including M'Baye Niang, Urby Emanuelson, Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng. Boateng reacted angrily, kicking the ball into the stands, before the Milan players walked off the field, causing the game to be abandoned.[3]

The Italian side have now been forced to play one game behind closed doors because of this incident.[4]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 17 October, 2014 [5]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Italy GK Vincenzo Melillo
Italy GK Simone Perilli
Italy GK Alessandro Zanier
England DF Myles Anderson
Italy DF Andrea Botturi
Italy DF Alessio Cannoni
Italy DF Adolfo Gerolino
Italy DF Davide Guglielmotti
Italy DF Fabio Lamorte
Italy DF Erik Panizzi
Italy DF Marco Taino
Italy DF Giovanni Zaro
Italy MF Matteo Arati
Italy MF Lorenzo Bianciardi
Italy MF Nicolas Bovi
No. Position Player
Italy MF Alessandro Cannataro
Italy MF Luca Gianone
Italy MF Matteo Casantini
Italy MF Manuel Romeo
Azerbaijan MF Bedri Ryustemov
New Zealand MF Liam Graham
Italy MF Andrea Ulizio
France FW Alain Baclet
Italy FW Roberto Candido
Italy FW Andrea D'Errico
Italy FW Francesco Giorno
Italy FW Filippo Moscati
Italy FW Matteo Serafini
Italy FW Giovanni Terrani

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

Notable former players[edit]

This list of former players includes those who received international caps while playing for the team, made significant contributions to the team in terms of appearances or goals while playing for the team, or who made significant contributions to the sport either before they played for the team, or after they left. It is clearly not yet complete and all inclusive, and additions and refinements will continue to be made over time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aurora Pro Patria 1919" (in Italian). Lega Pro. 30 July 2009. Archived from the original on 21 June 2009. Retrieved 2 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Choc in Lega Pro, fallisce la Pro Patria" (in Italian). Corriere dello Sport – Stadio. 4 April 2009. Retrieved 19 April 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "AC Milan's Kevin-Prince Boateng leads team off pitch in protest at racist chanting in friendly match with Pro Patria" (in English). The Telegraph. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Soccer-Pro Patria given one-game fan ban over Boateng incident" (in English). Reuters. 8 January 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "PRIMA SQUADRA SECONDA DIVISIONE - STAGIONE SPORTIVA 2011 / 2012". Aurora Pro Patria 1919 (in Italian). Archived from the original on 14 September 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 

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