Virtus Entella

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Virtus Entella
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Full name Virtus Entella S.r.l.
Nickname(s) Biancocelesti (the White-Light-Blues)
Diavoli neri (the Black Devils)
Founded 1914[1] (as F.B.C. Entella)
2002 (refounded)
Ground Stadio Comunale,
Chiavari, Italy
Ground Capacity 4,154
Chairman Antonio Gozzi
Manager Alfredo Aglietti
League Serie B
2014–15 Serie B, 18th

Virtus Entella (usually referred as simply Entella or Chiavari Entella) is an Italian association football club, based in Chiavari, Liguria. They took part in the 2015–16 Serie B.


1914: Foundation[edit]

The club was founded in 1914 as Foot-Ball Club Entella. It took its name from the river Entella, flowing between Chiavari and Lavagna.[2]

2001: Bankrupt[edit]

Foot-Ball Club Entella went bankrupt in 2001.

2002: Refoundation[edit]

It was refounded in 2002 as Unione Sportiva Valle Sturla Entella. In summer 2010 it was renamed with the name Virtus Entella, after had 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.[3] 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.

2014: Serie B Debut[edit]

The team was promoted in Serie B for the first time in history in 2014. In the 2014-15 they got relegated once again, in the relegation playoffs as they lost to Modena. But after the relegation of Calcio Catania to Lega Pro for sporting fraud it was readmitted to Serie B.

Current team[edit]

As of 26 September, 2015 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 Valerio Zigrossi
3 Mali DF Cheick Keita
4 Italy MF Gennaro Volpe (captain)
5 Italy DF Luca Ceccarelli
6 Italy MF Fabio Gerli
7 Italy MF Lorenzo Staiti
8 Italy MF Michele Troiano
9 Italy FW Francesco Caputo (on loan from Bari)
10 Italy FW Aniello Cutolo
11 Italy MF Simone Palermo
12 Italy GK Daniele Borra
13 Italy DF Luca Zanon (on loan from Fiorentina)
No. Position Player
14 Italy FW Alessio Sestu (on loan from Chievo)
15 Italy DF Michele Pellizzer (on loan from Cittadella)
17 Italy MF Nicolo Fazzi (on loan from Fiorentina)
18 Morocco MF Abderrazzak Jadid
19 Italy DF Simone Iacoponi
21 Portugal MF Pedro Ferreira
22 Italy GK Alessandro Iacobucci
23 Italy DF Simone Sini
24 Italy DF Francesco Belli
25 Italy FW Ferdinando Sforzini
26 Italy FW Gaetano Masucci
27 Croatia FW Bruno Petković (on loan from Catania)

Notable Former Players[edit]

Presidents and Managers[edit]

Antonio Gozzi is the President of the Virtus Entella since 2007. He was arrested and released on March 2015.[4][5][6][7]


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