Virtus Vecomp Verona

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Virtus Verona
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Full name Virtus Vecomp Verona
Founded 1921
Ground Stadio Mario Sandrini,[1][2]
Legnago, Italy
Ground Capacity 2,152
Chairman Luigi Fresco
Manager Luigi Fresco
League Lega Pro Seconda Divisione/A
2012-13 Serie D/C, 4th (promoted as playoff winners)

Virtus Vecomp Verona (formerly known as Unione Sportiva Virtus Borgo Venezia), usually referred to as Virtus Verona or Virtus Vecomp for sponsorship reasons, is an Italian association football club located in Borgo Venezia, a district of Verona, Veneto. It currently plays in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1921 as Unione Sportiva Virtus Borgo Venezia.

Virtus Verona, the third football club in Verona behind Chievo and Hellas Verona, is a unique case in Italy of a club whose chairman, Luigi Fresco, had also been the head coach of the first team for over 31 years, after the other historic president Sinibaldo Nocini, who was in charge for 18 years. The club is also notable for being the only Italian professional football team to field a reserve team in the regional amateur divisions.

The club was promoted into professionalism for its first time ever at the end of the 2012–13 season, after winning the national playoff tournament in which they were qualified as fourth-placed in the Girone C of Serie D.

Colors and badge[edit]

Its colors are red and blue.

Supporters[edit]

Virtus Vecomp Verona supporters are known for their hardline anti-fascist and left-wing leanings. The group Virtus Fans, founded in 2006, have a friendship with antifa supporters groups all over the world: Livorno Calcio, Ternana Calcio, Cosenza Calcio, Lanciotto, Celtic Glasgow, Wrexham, Olympique Marseille, Rayo Vallecano, FC St. Pauli, RSV Goettingen 05, TSV 1860 München, Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C. and Bubi Merano (futsal).[3]

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