Savona F.B.C.

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Savona
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Full name Savona Foot-Ball Club S.r.l.
Founded 1907
Ground Stadio Valerio Bacigalupo,
Savona, Italy
Ground Capacity 4,000
Chairman Aldo Dellepiane
Head coach Arturo Di Napoli
League Lega Pro/B
2013–14 Lega Pro Prima Divisione/A, 6th

Savona Foot-Ball Club is an Italian football club located in Savona, Liguria. It currently plays in Lega Pro and the home matches are played at Stadio Valerio Bacigalupo.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1907 by Cesare Lanza and Nicolò Pessano and disputed its first championship in the 1910. Savona's history includes two seasons in the Italian Football Championship in the 1920s, and many seasons in Serie B (the last one in 1966-67).

After spending some time in Serie C the team was relegated to Serie D and has remained there for about 20 years, only having two seasons in Serie C2 between 2002 and 2004 before being relegated back. In this period Savona has won its only trophy, the Coppa Italia Dilettanti in 1991.

In the season 2009-10 it was promoted from Serie D to Lega Pro Seconda Divisione but on 23 December 2011 the club, in strong financial difficulty, was declared in bankruptcy by the court of Savona.[1][2][3][4][5] On 13 March 2012 Aldo Dellepiane, at the auction proceedings took over the company for one euro, taking on a proportionally portion of the debts, saving it from radiation. On its first season under the new company, Savona won promotion to Lega Pro Prima Divisione. In the 2013–14 season, Savona emerged as a surprise package for Serie B promotion, reaching sixth place in the final standings and eliminating Vicenza in the subsequent promotion playoffs, before being defeated by eventual winners Pro Vercelli in the semi-finals.

Colors and badge[edit]

The colors of the team are white and blue.

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 Simone Aresti
Italy GK Mauro Boerchio
Italy DF Errico Altobello
Italy DF Alessio Cannoni
Italy DF Dario Castaldo
Italy DF Alberto Galuppo (on loan from Siena)
Italy DF Luca Giacomelli
Italy DF Alberto Giuliatto
Italy DF Giordano Maccarone
Italy DF Alessandro Marchetti
Italy DF Ivan Marconi
Italy DF Francesco Quintavalla
Italy DF Raffaele Rosato
Italy MF Davide Agazzi
No. Position Player
Italy MF Alessandro Bozzini
Italy MF Ignazio Carta
Italy MF Luca Cattaneo
Italy MF Angelo Demartis
Italy MF Federico Gentile
Italy MF Manuel La Rosa
Italy MF Claudio Pani
Italy MF Daniele Simoncelli
Italy FW Alessandro Cesarini
Italy FW Francesco Grandolfo
Italy FW Manuel Marras
Italy FW Manuel Sarao
Italy FW Matteo Tazzari
Italy FW Francesco Virdis

Notable former players[edit]

Former players with international caps

References[edit]

External links[edit]