U.S. Cremonese

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US Cremonese
US Cremonese logo.svg
Full name Unione Sportiva Cremonese
Nickname(s) Grigiorossi (Gray-reds);
Tigri (Tigers)
Founded 24 March 1903
Ground Stadio Giovanni Zini,
Cremona, Italy
Ground Capacity 22,000
Owner Giovanni Arvedi
President Maurizio Calcinoni
Head Coach Giuseppe Scienza
League Lega Pro Prima Divisione/A
2012–13 Lega Pro Prima Divisione/A, 7th

Unione Sportiva Cremonese is an Italian football club, based in Cremona. The club was founded in 1903. Cremonese played the 2005/2006 season in Serie B, having won and were therefore relegated to Serie C1 for 2006/07. It currently plays in Lega Pro Prima Divisione.

Their last appearance in Serie A was in 1996.

Cremonese won the Anglo-Italian Cup in 1992/93, beating English club Derby County in the final at Wembley Stadium.

Some of the famous players who played for Cremonese include Gianluca Vialli, Władysław Żmuda, Anders Limpar, Giuseppe Favalli, John Aloisi and Enrico Chiesa.

History[edit]

Cremonese was in Serie A in its first season (1929–30) but entered a long period of decline, languishing in the lower leagues before the late 1970s. By 1984 they had achieved promotion to Serie A, with one-year spells in 1984–85, 1989–90 and 1991–92.

Cremonese had a successful run in the 1992/93 Anglo-Italian Cup, beating Bari 4-1 in the semi-final, and Derby County 3-1 in the final at the old Wembley Stadium: Cremonese's scorers were Corrado Verdelli, Riccardo Maspero and Andrea Tentoni, with Derby's goal scored by Marco Gabbiadini.

Under Luigi Simoni, Cremonese returned to Serie A in 1993. With a side containing quality in the form of defenders Luigi Gualco and Corrado Verdelli, midfield playmaker Riccardo Maspero and forwards Andrea Tentoni and Matjaž Florijančič, Cremonese held their own in Serie A with a highly respectable 10th place finish in 1993–94 but would be relegated in 1996.

Relegation resulted in the decline of the club, plummeting to Serie C2 by 2000 before achieving successive promotions back to Serie B by 2005. Giovanni Dall'Igna, another defender from the Serie A years, has since returned to the club. However, Cremonese were relegated to Serie C1 in the 2005/2006 season. Cremonese have tried to return to Serie B since: their best attempt was in the 2009/10 season, when they were beaten by Varese in the promotion play-off final (2-1 on aggregate).

Colors and badge[edit]

The team's colors are red and grey.

Current squad[edit]

As of 7 March 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
Spain GK Nicolás Bremec
Italy GK Riccardo Galli
Italy GK Paolo Quaini
Italy DF Matteo Abbate
Italy DF Nicolò Arpini
Italy DF Stefano Avogadri
Italy DF Dario Bergamelli (on loan from AlbinoLeffe)
Italy DF Filippo Giorgi
Italy DF Mauro Minelli
Italy DF Davide Moi
Italy DF Pietro Visconti
Italy MF Marco Armellino (on loan from Reggina)
Italy MF Gaetano Caridi
No. Position Player
Italy MF Massimo Loviso (on loan from Parma)
Italy MF Marco Martina Rini (on loan from Brescia)
Italy MF Simone Palermo
Italy MF Carmine Palumbo (on loan from Lecce)
Italy MF Mirko Bruccini
Italy FW Elvis Abbruscato
Italy FW Andrea Brighenti
Italy FW Giacomo Casoli
France FW Emmanuel Françoise
Italy FW Daniele Mascolo
Argentina FW Hugo Bargas
Italy FW Alessandro Campo
Italy FW Luigi Della Rocca

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
Italy FW Simone Sales (at Lecce)
 

Honours[edit]

  • Serie C: 3
1935/36 (Girone B), 1941/42 (Girone B), 1976/77 (Girone A)
  • Serie C1: 1
2004/05 (Girone A)
  • Serie D: 1
1967/68 (Girone B)
  • IV Serie: 1
1953/54 (Girone C)
1992–93
  • Primavera TIM Cup: 1
1986/87

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

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