S.S. Virtus Lanciano 1924

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Virtus Lanciano
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Full name Società Sportiva Virtus Lanciano 1924 Srl
Nickname(s) Frentani
Founded 1919
2008 (refounded)
Ground Stadio Guido Biondi,
Lanciano, Italy
Ground Capacity 4,678
Chairman Valentina Maio
Manager Roberto D'Aversa
League Serie B
2013-14 Serie B, 10th
Website Club home page
Current season

Società Sportiva Virtus Lanciano 1924 is an Italian association football club, based in Lanciano, Abruzzo. Lanciano plays in Italy's Serie B since the 2012-2013 season.

History[edit]

Former logo, used until 2008

The club was founded in 1919 and refounded in 2008 with the current name.

In the season 2011-12 it was promoted to Serie B for the first time under the guidance of Carmine Gautieri, who also led the team to its debut season in the second tier, ended in a safe mid-table position.

Virtus Lanciano gained national news in end-2013 after the club, now headed by Marco Baroni, surprised the whole country by leading the league table undefeated, against all odds, by the end of October.

Colors and badge[edit]

The team's official colors are red and black.

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 September 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 Vincenzo Aridità
2 Italy DF Antonio Aquilanti
3 Italy DF Carlo Mammarella
5 Denmark DF Magnus Troest
6 Italy DF Federico Amenta
7 Italy FW Manuel Turchi (captain)
8 Italy FW Gaetano Monachello (on loan from Monaco Monaco)
9 Senegal FW Mame Baba Thiam (on loan from Juventus)
10 Italy FW Antonio Piccolo
11 Italy FW Simone Fioretti
12 Brazil GK Nícolas (on loan from Verona)
15 Italy MF Pasquale De Vita (on loan from Verona)
17 Italy DF Gaetano Vastola
No. Position Player
18 Italy DF Andrea Conti (on loan from Atalanta)
19 Italy DF Stefano Ferrario
20 Italy MF Fabrizio Paghera
21 Italy DF Leonardo Nunzella
22 Romania GK Laurenţiu Brănescu
23 Italy MF Paolo Grossi (on loan from Verona)
24 Italy MF Domenico Di Cecco
25 Slovenia MF Armin Bačinović
27 Italy FW Alberto Cerri (on loan from Parma)
28 Italy FW Leonardo Gatto (on loan from Atalanta)
29 Italy MF Davide Agazzi (on loan from Atalanta)
32 Italy MF Marco Pinato (on loan from Milan)

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 Luca Verna (at Grosseto)
16 Italy DF Edoardo Scrosta (at Mantova)
23 Italy MF Gianmarco De Feo (at Savona)
33 Italy GK Angelo Casadei (at Paganese)
No. Position Player
Italy DF Nicolas Di Filippo (at Melfi)
France FW Mohamed Fofana (at Catanzaro)
Italy FW Alan Mastropietro (at Lupa Roma)

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
13 Italy DF Mario Esposito
14 Italy DF Mattia Bei
26 Italy MF Michele Di Prisco

Notable former players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Squadra". Virtus Lanciano (in Italian). Retrieved 28 July 2011. 

External links[edit]