A.C. Rimini 1912
|Full name||Associazione Calcio Rimini 1912|
|Nickname(s)||Biancorossi (The White-reds)|
|Ground||Stadio Romeo Neri,
|League||Lega Pro Seconda Divisione/A|
|2012–13||Lega Pro Seconda Divisione/A, 14th|
The club was founded in 1912 and currently plays in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione after winning the play-offs of Serie D in 2011, where it was relegated in the 2010-11 season from Lega Pro Prima Divisione for financial problems.
Their home ground is the 9786-seat Stadio Romeo Neri.
The club was founded as Libertas Rimini in 1912, and first adopted their trademark red and white shirts in the 1920s, the 1929–30 season also saw the building of the stadium still used by the club today; Stadio Romeo Neri. The club name was changed to Rimini Calcio in 1939.
Between Serie B and Serie C
During the 1970s the club spent three seasons in Serie B, finishing in the bottom half of the table; they were relegated in 1978–79, but achieved promotion straight back up the following season. Rimini were relegated again during 1981–82, this time however, they did not achieve promotion back up straight away. Rimini spent the next twenty-four seasons in the Serie C league system, dropping as low as C2/C at one point.
However, the 2000s proved to be a brighter time for Rimini; they reached the C2/B playoffs six successive times before gaining promotion to C1/A. In 2004–05, they became Serie C champions (as well as Serie C1 Super Cup winners) and returned to Serie B for the first time since the early 1970s.
From Serie B to Lega Pro Prima Divisione
On 9 September 2006, Rimini gained the national news after having gained a shocking 1–1 home draw against Juventus F.C., with Argentine attacking midfielder Adrián Ricchiuti scoring the equaliser, despite a sending off for Rimini midfielder Domenico Cristiano soon after the 1–0 Juventus lead. They even reached the top of Serie B by early 2007, but at the end of that season they were ranked 5th behind Juventus, Napoli, Genoa and Piacenza.
Two years later, Rimini Calcio has been relegated to Lega Pro Prima Divisione after losing the play-out against the former Ancona.
In the season 2010-11 it would have to play again in the Italian 3rd level championship, but in the spring of 2010 the former ownership left, and nobody took over in the society.
Serie D 2010-11
In the summer of 2010 the club was refounded as A.C. Rimini 1912, that began life in Serie D, the 5th tier of Italian football. The club instantly reached the national play off finals, for promotion to the Lega Pro Seconda Divisione and won the "Triangular 2" thus qualifying for the Semifinals, where the beat Voghera. On 26 June 2011 Rimini were promoted to Lega Pro Seconda Divisione emerging victors 3-1 on penalties Turris in the final.
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Notable former players
- See also Category:A.C. Rimini 1912 players.
- Players call-up to national team during at Rimini
Notable former coaches
- See also Category:Rimini Calcio F.C. managers.
- Champions: 1975–76, 2004–05
- Promoted: 1979–80
- Winners: 2004–05
- Promoted: 2002–03
- Promoted: 2010–11
- (Italian) Official website