A.C. Rimini 1912

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Rimini
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Full name Associazione Calcio Rimini 1912
Nickname(s) Biancorossi (The White-reds)
Founded 1912
1994 (refounded)
2010 (refounded)
Ground Stadio Romeo Neri,
Rimini, Italy
Ground Capacity 9,768
Chairman Italy Fabrizio De Meis
Manager Italy Marco Osio
League Lega Pro Seconda Divisione/A
2012–13 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione/A, 14th
Stadio Romeo Neri in 2009

Associazione Calcio Rimini 1912 (formerly Rimini Calcio Football Club) is an Italian association football club based in Rimini, Emilia-Romagna.

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.

History[edit]

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[edit]

Rimini competed in regional leagues (the equivalent of the modern day Serie C system) for many years of their existence. They were unable to gain promotion to Serie B until 1976.

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[edit]

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.[1] 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[edit]

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.[2]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

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 Francesco Scotti
Italy GK Mattia Migani
Italy DF Ramzi Aya
Italy DF Andrea Brighi
Italy DF Matteo Ferrari
Italy DF Marco Gasperoni
Italy DF Riccardo Martinelli
Italy DF Roberto Rosini
Italy DF Giovanni Tomi
Italy DF Luca Vittori
San Marino DF Mirko Palazzi
Italy MF Marco Brighi
Italy MF Lorenzo Degeri
Italy MF Salvatore Del Sole
No. Position Player
Panama MF Eric Herrera
Italy MF Elio Nigro
Italy MF Andrea Renzi
Italy MF Marco Spinosa
Italy MF Nicolò Stirati
Italy FW Pierluigi Baldazzi
Italy FW Cristiano Bussi
Italy FW Alessandro Cesca
Senegal FW Ameth Fall
Italy FW Francesco Maio
Italy FW Francesco Nicastro
Romania FW Sorin Radoi

Notable former players[edit]

See also Category:A.C. Rimini 1912 players.
Players call-up to national team during at Rimini

Notable former coaches[edit]

See also Category:Rimini Calcio F.C. managers.

Honours[edit]

Serie C

  • Champions: 1975–76, 2004–05
    • Promoted: 1979–80

Super Coppa di Lega Serie C1

  • Winners: 2004–05

Serie C2/B

  • Promoted: 2002–03

Serie D

  • Promoted: 2010–11

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC.co.uk
  2. ^ http://www.romagnasport.com/index.php?omnews_mode=show&omnews_id=53907&omnews_cat=11

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