Vicenza Calcio

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Vicenza
Vicenza Calcio.svg
Full name Vicenza Calcio SpA
Nickname(s) Biancorossi (white-reds),
Berici,
Lanerossi
Founded 9 March 1902
Ground Stadio Romeo Menti,
Vicenza, Italy
Ground Capacity 17,163
Chairman Italy Tiziano Cunico
Manager Italy Giovanni Lopez
League Serie B
2013–14 Lega Pro Prima Divisione/A, 5th
Website Club home page
Current season

Vicenza Calcio is an Italian football club based in Vicenza, Veneto. The club was formed in 1902 and currently plays in Italy's Serie B, having spent the entire 1960s, most of the 1970s and a large part of the 1990s in Serie A.

History[edit]

Vicenza took place for the first time in the Italian Championship in 1911, reaching the finals for the title, but they were defeated by Pro Vercelli, one of the best Italian team in that period. During the 20s and the 30s, the team played in lower divisions, reaching the first division for the first time in 1942. In the last round of the season, a 6–2 win versus Juventus, in Turin, meant a final relegation escape.

In 1947, Vicenza finished fifth in Serie A, but the following year was relegated. The early 1950s were quite troublesome, due to economic problems, but in 1953 it was bought by Lanerossi, a woolen firm from Schio, with the side being renamed Lanerossi Vicenza.

Between 1955 and 1975 Vicenza never left the top level, always putting a hard fight against more established clubs. In this period the side was also known as Nobile Provinciale (Noble Provincial). In 1964 and 1966 it finished 6th, with the Brazilian Luis Vinicio finishing league's top-scorer in the former, with 25 goals.


In 1975 it was relegated but, after winning the 1976–77 second division, would eventually finish runner-up in the following season, as a young Paolo Rossi led the scoring charts, at 24 goals. In that year the side was nicknamed Real Vicenza. Club chairman Giuseppe Farina had just bought the striker from Juventus for a then record fee of 2.6 billion lire, but the team would eventually drop two levels in just three seasons.

In the mid-1980s, Roberto Baggio started his career at the club, leading it to a Serie B. In 1986 Vicenza achieved a top flight promotion that was subsequently denied due to its involvement in the second Totonero match-fixing scandal. The club was soon relegated back to Serie C1.

In 1990 Vicenza took back its current name and was promoted to Serie B in 1993, thanks to coach Renzo Ulivieri. His successor, Francesco Guidolin, took the team back to Serie A in 1995, and led it through successive positive seasons: after finishing ninth in the league, the club won the 1997 Italian Cup after a 3–1 aggregate win over Napoli, eventually reaching next year's Cup Winners' Cup semifinals, being defeated by Chelsea, after winning the first leg in Vicenza for 1-0.

In 1999 the team was relegated to Serie B and, after a return to the top flight in 2000–01, was relegated to Lega Pro Prima Divisione in 2005, after losing the relegation playout against Triestina, only being readmitted to Serie B after Genoa was relegated by the F.I.G.C..

In the season 2011-12 the club was relegated to Lega Pro Prima Divisione after losing the relegation playoff against Empoli. Vicenza, however, were reinstated in Serie B at the eve of the 2012-13 season in place of Lecce for its role in the 2011–12 Italian football scandal.[1]

In the season 2012-13, Vicenza Calcio finishes the tournament in 19th place, losing the right to play the play-out and leaves the Serie B having lot of problems regarding financial funds to join Lega Pro (third league of Italian football). After a period of uncertainty for the future of the club, the management found the resources to join the third division but financial problems are still present and the club is searching new buyers to survive. Vicenza ended the 2013–14 season in fifth place, being successively defeated by Savona in the promotion playoffs, and were due to play the 2014–15 season in the unified Lega Pro division, that would have featured an unprecedented crosstown derby against Real Vicenza. Following the dissolution of Siena, Vicenza were promoted to become the 22nd team in Serie B.

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

International[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 19 September 2014.[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Uruguay GK Nicolás Bremec
2 New Zealand MF Jesse Edge
3 Italy DF Salvatore D'Elia
4 Italy MF Federico Moretti (on loan from Catania)
5 France DF Oualid El Hasni
6 Ghana MF Moro Alhassan (on loan from Genoa)
7 Italy DF Nicolò Brighenti
8 Italy MF Antonio Cinelli
9 Italy FW Piergiuseppe Maritato
10 Italy FW Stefano Giacomelli
11 Austria MF Srđan Spiridonović
12 Italy GK Andrea Cappa
13 Slovenia FW Damir Bartulovič
14 Spain DF Pol García (on loan from Juventus)
15 Italy MF Mattia Filippi
16 Italy MF Matteo Gerbaudo (on loan from Juventus)
17 Italy FW Niko Bianconi
No. Position Player
18 Italy MF Fabio Sciacca
19 Italy FW Andrea Cocco
20 Italy MF Giovanni Sbrissa
21 Italy MF Davide Di Gennaro (on loan from Palermo)
22 Italy GK Mauro Vigorito
23 Italy DF Matteo Gentili
24 Italy MF Francesco Urso
26 Italy DF Alessandro Camisa
27 Italy DF Lorenzo Laverone
28 Italy MF Antonino Ragusa (on loan from Genoa)
29 Uruguay MF Ignacio Lores Varela (on loan from Palermo)
30 Italy FW Gennaro Tutino (on loan from Napoli)
31 Italy DF Mario Sampirisi (on loan from Genoa)
32 Italy DF Giuseppe Figliomeni (on loan from Latina)
33 Italy GK Paolo Truant
34 Italy FW Andrea Mancini (on loan from Pescara)
Italy MF Saverio Camilli (on loan from Novara)

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
28 Brazil DF Jefferson (at Juve Stabia)
Italy MF Nicolò Corticchia (at Como)
No. Position Player
Italy MF Davide D'Appolonia (at Savoia)
Italy FW Miloš Malivojević (at Savoia)
 

Co-ownership as mother club[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 MF Mattia Sandrini (with Parma, at Real Vicenza)
 

Retired numbers[edit]

25 - Italy Piermario Morosini, Midfielder (2007–09, 2011) - posthumous honour.[3]

Notable former players[edit]

See also Category:Vicenza Calcio players.

Notable former managers[edit]

See also Category:Vicenza Calcio managers.

Kit Manufacturer and sponsors[edit]

Kit Manufacturer[edit]

  • 1970-1971: Umbro
  • 1978-1992: Adidas
  • 1992-1995: Virma
  • 1995-1997: Biemme
  • 1997-1998: Lotto
  • 1998-1999: Biemme
  • 1999-2002: Umbro
  • 2002-2005: Biemme
  • 2005-2007: A Line
  • 2007-2010: Diadora
  • 2010-2012: Max
  • 2012-today: Macron

Sponsors[edit]

  • 1981-1984: Yuma Jeans
  • 1984-1985: TreGima Mobili
  • 1986-1987: Acqua Recoaro
  • 1987-1989: Pulitalia
  • 1989-1998: Pal Zileri
  • 1998-1999: Belfe
  • 1999-2000: Caffe Vero
  • 2000-2003: ARTEL
  • 2003-2005: Caffe Vero
  • 2005-2007: Acqua Recoaro
  • 2006-2007: Gingerino (Home), Acqua Recoaro (Away)
  • 2007-2009: Fiera Di Vicenza
  • 2009-2010: FIAMM
  • 2010-today: Banca Popolare di Vicenza

References[edit]

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