Virtus Entella

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Virtus Entella
ACD Virtus Entella logo.png
Full name Virtus Entella S.r.l.
Nickname(s) Biancocelesti (the White-Light-Blues)
Diavoli neri (the Black Devils)
Founded 14 March 1914 (as F.B.C. Entella)
2002 (refounded)
Ground Stadio Comunale,
Chiavari, Italy
Ground Capacity 4,154
Chairman Italy Antonio Gozzi
Manager Italy Luca Prina
League Lega Pro Prima Divisione
2013–14 Lega Pro Prima Divisione/A, 1st (Promoted)
Website Club home page
Current season

Virtus Entella (usually referred as simply Entella or Entella Chiavari) is an Italian association football club, based in Chiavari, Liguria. They will take part in the 2014–15 Serie B after being crowned league champions in the 2013–14 Lega Pro Prima Divisione.

History[edit]

Foundation and refoundation[edit]

The club was founded in 1914 as Foot-Ball Club Entella and went bankrupt in 2001.

It was refounded in 2002 as Unione Sportiva Valle Sturla Entella.

In summer 2010 it was renamed with its current name, after having been admitted in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione. In summer 2012, Virtus Entella was promoted, for the first time, to Lega Pro Prima Divisione by repechange to fill the vacancies created.[1] They completed the 2012–13 season in style, taking part to the promotion playoff, where they were defeated by Lecce in the semi-finals.

In the 2013–14 season, Virtus Entella took part to the Girone A of the Italian third tier, and topped the league for most of the season. On 4 May 2014, a 2–1 away win at Cremonese in the final day of the season ensured Virtus Entella the league championship title and a spot in the 2014–15 Serie B, in what will be the club's first appearance ever in the Italian second tier.

Colors and badge[edit]

The team's colors are white and light blue.

Current squad[edit]

As of 26 August 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 Italy GK Andrea Paroni
2 Italy DF Simone Iacoponi
3 Italy DF Luca Cecchini
4 Italy MF Gennaro Volpe (captain)
5 Italy DF Michele Russo
6 Italy MF Francesco Di Tacchio
7 Italy MF Lorenzo Staiti
8 Italy MF Michele Troiano
9 Italy FW Marco Sansovini
10 Italy MF Andrea Mazzarani (on loan from Modena)
11 Italy FW Stefano Moreo
12 Netherlands GK Maarten van der Want
13 Italy MF Francesco Zottino
14 France FW Mickaël Latour
15 Italy DF Valerio Zigrossi
16 Brazil DF César
No. Position Player
17 Portugal MF Pedro Ferreira
18 Italy FW Gianluca Litteri
19 Italy DF Leandro Rinaudo
20 Italy FW Eric Lanini (on loan from Palermo)
21 Italy MF Paolo Valagussa
22 Italy GK Ivan Pelizzoli
23 Italy MF Stefano Botta
24 Italy DF Francesco Belli
25 Italy DF Ivano Baldanzeddu (on loan from Spezia)
26 Italy FW Saber Hraiech
27 Switzerland FW Cephas Malele (on loan from Palermo)
28 Italy MF Fabio Gerli
29 Mali DF Cheick Keita
30 Poland DF Mateusz Lewandowski (on loan from Poland Pogoń)
31 Italy DF Agostino Camigliano (on loan from Udinese)
32 Italy MF Cristian Battocchio (on loan from England Watford)

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 DF Simone Fantoni (at Forlì)
Italy FW Vittorio Argeri (at Santarcangelo)
No. Position Player
Italy FW Matteo Guazzo (at Alessandria)
Italy FW Gerardo Rubino (at Torres)

Notable former players[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]