Asti Calcio F.C.

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Full name Asti Calcio Football Club
Nickname(s) Galletti (Cockerels)
Founded 1932
Ground Stadio Cesin Bosia,
Asti, Italy
Ground Capacity 6,000
Chairman Pier Paolo Gherlone
Manager Salvatore Vasallo
League Serie D/A
2015–16 Serie D/A, 13th

Asti Calcio Football Club is the leading Italian association football club in the city of Asti.

Founded officially in 1932 under the name AC Asti (Asti Football Association) changed its name several times in subsequent years because of the many mergers with local clubs. The company in 2008 reverted to original name ACD Asti during the celebrations for the 75th year of operation.

Currently plays in Serie D.


The earliest records date back to 1902 football Asti. During the festivities of San Secondo was organized, Racecourse Market Square, a square between the noble Genoa, which had already honors in his four league championships, the Milan Cricket and Football Club, Sport Torino Bold and the Andrea Doria. On 31 August the same year, in the wake of this event, a team began experimenting Asti against a representative of the "enemy" city of Alba.

Only in 1907 was created the first football club Asti: the premises of the Sports Cafe in Piazza Alfieri Astense Football Club was born, with red shirt and white shorts (the colors of the city). The debut was 14 April 1907, against the team of the Leardi Institute in Casale Monferrato (which later became A.S. Casale Calcio). The match was locked goalless.

In 1908 the Astense played their first league third category, in 1914 bought land in the road Time in Borgo San Lazzaro, who established his first pitch. In 1914 and 1915 the club played in the championship of Eccellenza.

Polisportiva Fulgor[edit]

At the end of the Great War, all sporting activities in Asti gravitated into the orbit of S. P. Fulgor. In 1918 came the football section, the team wore a white shirt decorated with the coat of arms of Savoy. In 1919 the club was born Lay, whose first team was called Asti Football Club shirt with purple edged in white, started in open contrast to the "Catholic" brilliance.

The two companies joined 26 March 1921, giving rise to Astigiani Football Union (PCU), edged with red shirt and white shorts and socks blacks.

The new company achieved promotion to the Second Division in 1924.

AC Asti[edit]

On 21 August 1932 U. C. Asti changed the company name in AC Asti (Associazione Calcio Asti), with red split completely in 1934 with Enrico Migliavacca as a player-coach, the team achieved the desired promotion to Serie C. Championship in 1937 was hired as coach – played the 'blue' Renato Cattaneo, who played twelve seasons nell'Alessandria and two in Rome of the tournament turned out to be the team Asti revelation.

Years of crisis at the top of society in the 1942–43 season he took command of the Argentine team River Plate and the National Philip Pascucci. It was in that year that the team fought all the negative records of its history, including the worst defeat ever: 15 to 0 against Biellese. A few days later, the company chose to withdraw from the league.

The season of war Northern Italy[edit]

With the outbreak of World War II, the company found in 1944 to compete in a tournament that brought together Juventus, Turin, Genoa, the House, the Alexandria and other football clubs of Northern Italy, ending with a Mr seventh.

The war and Ma.Co.Bi.[edit]

In 1946 the company departed from the series has arrived for three seasons to play in the playoffs for promotion, but never managed to establish themselves.

In the 1952–53 season, with the rearrangement of the national championships, Asti slipped in the league of regional promotion. In 1953 work began on the construction of Municipal Stadium.

The sixties saw the birth of a new formation in football landscape Asti, the Astense Ma.Co.Bi., mesh garnet and white shorts. The Ma.Co.Bi. born at the behest textile industrialist Bruno Cavallo, then vice-president of Turin and a member of the leadership of the auction, went away from him for misunderstanding. In a few years, Ma.Co.Bi. joined the team in the same category Asti: The late sixties were characterized by a dualism between the two teams felt, even if the president tried horse more than once the merger of the company.

In the 1967–68 season Blackburn Rovers, who won the fourth series championship, was penalized four points for an alleged illegal sports. The Ma.Co.Bi., second in the standings, was promoted to Serie C. This started the merger of two companies that Asti in 1969 appeared at the starting blocks of the league as C-Ma.Co.Bi. Asti. Permanence in the third series lasted only one season, the only merit of this period was the players start doing excellent, first of all Giancarlo Antognoni, then transferred to Fiorentina in 1972 to a record 435 million Italian lire, Fulvio Bussalino and Paolo Beruatto. In the 1971/72 season, the junior team of Asti Ma.Co.Bi. won the Serie D stage of Campionato Nazionale Dante Berretti, practically the youth national championship for amateur teams.

Born Asti T.S.C.[edit]

In the early seventies emerged from the landscape Asti amateur football clubs U.S. Tower, with President Joseph Nosenzo contractor. The company forging ahead in the minor leagues, reaching the championship series D at the end of 1977–78, after a couple of years that saw the military in the same Serie D Asti and the turret, the latter in the 1979–80 season reached the Serie C2.

On 15 June 1980, to "popular acclaim" came the merger of two companies came the 'Asti Tower Santa Caterina (Asti TSC), with President Nosenzo team colors and white-red-blue coat of arms with the cock two towers, the tower and the tower Red Troyan. The bench, sat down after three days the former Blue Angel Domenghini but it could be relieved in the latter part of the disastrous season. The team at the end of the season, were relegated again in D. The following year the team won a new promotion.

In 1983–84 Nosenzo hired coach Ezio Volpi, was purchased in bulk the offensive department of Prato, who had done well the previous season, to enhance an already competitive pink including goalkeeper Robert Bocchino, who then wear the shirt of Sampdoria, and defender Tipping machines (after Monza). The season ended with promotion to Serie C1, the most successful time management Nosenzo.

From then on we saw the decline of Asti team that, after some years spent in C, relegated in the lower divisions.

Reborn A.C. Asti[edit]

In 1988, under the chairmanship of the Vice Presidents and Gianmaria Piacenza Church Turello Piero and Remus, the team returned the ancient name of Associatione Calcio Asti, with team colors white and red.

In 1994–95, with the bench coach Gerardo Bocchicchio, was the last jump of the team category, which was promoted in the National Amateur Championship and winning the Italian Cup Regional. The relegated again the following season and the crisis of the last decade led the company Asti, in 2006, the merger with the U. S. Nova Colligiana San Damiano d'Asti, and assumes the new name of ACD Asti Colligiana.

Now is the A.C.D. Asti[edit]

In 2007, after only one year and after playing a championship team is not exciting returned to original name ACD Asti.

On 2 May 2010 after a 0–0 draw against a team of Cherasco, Asti was promoted to Serie D after 13 years of absence and 15 from the last promotion.

Colors and badge[edit]

The team's colors are white and red.

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