S.C. Siracusa

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Siracusa
Full name Sport Club Siracusa[1]
Nickname(s) Azzurri (All-Blues),
Aretusei
Founded 1924
1996 (refounded)
2013 (refounded)
Ground Stadio Nicola De Simone,
Syracuse, Italy
Ground Capacity 6,870[2]
Chairman Italy Gaetano Cutrufo
Manager Italy Giuseppe Strano
League Eccellenza Sicily
2012-13 Serie D/I, 14th (as Palazzolo)

Sport Club Siracusa[1] (formerly U.S. Siracusa and commonly referred to as simply Siracusa), is an Italian association football club located in Syracuse, Sicily. The club currently plays in Eccellenza Sicily.

History[edit]

Foundation[edit]

The club was founded in 1924 and refounded in 1996 and 2013.

Early years[edit]

For most of its history Siracusa has played in the lower divisions of professional Italian football[3] and the highest position have finished a season at within the Italian football league system is 5th in Serie B, this was achieved during 1950–51.[3] As well as gaining several promotions during its history, Siracusa have won the Coppa Italia Serie C. For many years the club used the name Associazione Sportiva Siracusa, until they fell into financial troubles in 1995.

U.S. Siracusa[edit]

The second local team, U.S. Marcozzi Siracusa 1956 of regional Promozione league, in 1996 switched to U.S. Siracusa, thus taking on the legacy of the old club. After the end of the 2011-12 season, U.S. Siracusa did not appeal against the exclusion of Federal Council and it is excluded by the Italian professional football.[4]

A.S.D. Città di Siracusa[edit]

In summer 2012 the club restarting from Terza Categoria Siracusa that won, but at the end of the season it was dissolved.

From Palazzolo to Sport Club Siracusa[edit]

At the end of the 2012-13 Serie D season, Palazzolo moved to city of Siracusa and changed its name to Sport Club Siracusa in order to continue the soccer history Siracusa[5] restarting from Eccellenza Sicily.

Colors and badge[edit]

The colors of the team are sky blue and white.

Current Squad[edit]

As of 3 September 2014[6]

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 Jonathan Pandolfo
Italy GK Virgilio Vitale
Italy DF Giuseppe Galati
Italy DF Rosario Miraglia
Italy DF Antonio Orefice
Italy DF Davide Pettinato
Italy DF Alfredo Santamaria
Italy DF Matteo Taglia
Italy DF Alessandro Liistro
Italy DF Vincenzo Montella
Italy DF Giulio Orlando
Italy DF Giuseppe Zappalà
Italy MF Santo Carpinteri
Italy MF Giuseppe Grasso
Italy MF Roberto Mazzamuto
Italy MF Giovanni Petrullo
No. Position Player
Italy MF Andrea Santanna
Italy MF Gianluca Scarano
Italy MF Fabio Arena
Italy MF Daniele Conti
Italy MF Luciano D'Amico
Italy MF Paolo Messina
Italy MF Agatino Napoli
Italy MF Marco Palermo
Italy FW Gerlando Contino
Italy FW Fabio D'Agosta
Italy FW Claudio Fichera
Italy FW Giuseppe Mascara
Italy FW Giovanni Luca Strano
Italy FW Giuseppe Carbonaro
Italy FW Ignazio Panatteri
Italy FW Francesco Scirè

Notable former players[edit]

Notable former managers[edit]

Honours[edit]

  • Promoted (2): 1940–41; 1945–46
  • Winners (1): 1979
  • Runners-up (2): 1978–79; 1988–89
  • Promoted (3): 1937–38; 1970–71; 2008–09
  • Winners (1): 1997–98
  • Promoted (1): 2001–02
  • Promoted (1): 1995–96

References[edit]

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