Vicenza Calcio

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Vicenza Calcio.svg
Full name Vicenza Calcio SpA
Nickname(s) Biancorossi (white-reds),
Founded 9 March 1902
Ground Stadio Romeo Menti,
Vicenza, Italy
Ground Capacity 17,163
Chairman Italy Tiziano Cunico
Manager Italy Giovanni Lopez
League Lega Pro Prima Divisione/A
2012–13 Serie B, 19th

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


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.





Current squad[edit]

As of 1 July 2014 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 Enrico Alfonso
Italy GK Andrea Cappa
Italy DF Michele Anaclerio
Italy DF Nicolò Brighenti
Italy DF Alessandro Camisa
Italy DF Salvatore D'Elia
France DF Oualid El Hasni
Italy DF Matteo Gentili
Italy DF Michele Murolo
Switzerland DF Marco Padalino
Italy DF Erik Pianizzi
Italy DF Marco Talin
Italy DF Alessandro Vinci
Italy MF Ivan Castiglia
Italy MF Antonio Cinelli
No. Position Player
Italy MF Nicolò Corticchia
Italy MF Mattia Filippi
Morocco MF Abderrazzak Jadid
Italy MF Mattia Mustacchio
Italy MF Giovanni Sbrissa
Italy FW Stefano Giacomelli
Ukraine FW Tanasiy Kosovan
Italy FW Miloš Malivojević
Italy FW Piergiuseppe Maritato
Italy FW Simone Tiribocchi
Italy FW Giacomo Tulli
FW Youssou Lo
Italy FW Niko Bianconi
Italy MF Francesco Urso

Returning from 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 GK Achille Coser (at Cesena until 30 June 2014)
Italy GK Richard Marcone (at Trapani until 30 June 2014)
Italy DF Raffaele Imparato (at Sorrento until 30 June 2014)
Brazil DF Jefferson (at Bellaria until 30 June 2014)
No. Position Player
Italy DF Daniele Martinelli (at Trapani until 30 June 2014)
Italy MF Alex Pinardi (at FeralpiSalò until 30 June 2014)
Italy MF Simone Tonelli (at Forlì until 30 June 2014)
Italy FW Pasquale Maiorino (at Sorrento until 30 June 2014)

Other players under contract[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 Filippo Di Pentima (until 30 June 2015)

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 Mattia Sandrini (with Parma)

Retired numbers[edit]

25 - Italy Piermario Morosini, Midfielder (2007–09, 2011) - posthumous honour.[2]

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


  • 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
  • 2007-2009: Fiera Di Vicenza
  • 2009-2010: FIAMM
  • 2010-today: Banca Popolare di Vicenza


External links[edit]