S.S. Monopoli 1966

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Monopoli 1966
S.S. Monopoli 1966 logo.png
Full nameSocietà Sportiva Monopoli 1966
Founded
  • 1958
  • 1966 (refounded)
  • 1995 (refounded)
  • 2003 (refounded)

  • 2010 (relocation of Liberty Bari)
GroundStadio Vito Simone Veneziani,
Monopoli, Italy
Capacity6,880
ChairmanEnzo Mastronardi
ManagerGiuseppe Scienza
LeagueSerie C
2016–17Lega Pro/C, 15th

Società Sportiva Monopoli 1966 is an Italian association football club located in Monopoli, Apulia. They currently play in Serie C, the third tier of Italian football.

Predecessor[edit]

A.C. Monopoli[edit]

Former AC Monopoli logo

The origins of football in Monopoli go back to 1958 when was founded A.C. Monopoli. After winning Eccellenza Apulia in the 2004–05 season[note 1] it has played in Serie D/H for the 2005–06 season obtaining the promotion to Serie C2[note 2] where it played the 4 seasons following. The team did not enter Lega Pro Seconda Divisione in June 2010 and restarted from Terza Categoria.[note 3]

History[edit]

A.S. Liberty Monopoli[edit]

Former LIberty Monopoli logo

A new club was founded in the summer 2010 as A.S. Liberty Monopoli, after the relocation of Eccellenza club A.S.D. Liberty Bari 1909 from Bari to Monopoli.

In the 2011–12 season the team was promoted from Eccellenza Apulia to Serie D.

S.S. MonosPolis and S.S. Monopoli 1966[edit]

In the summer 2012 the club was renamed S.S. MonosPolis, then in 2014 Società Sportiva Monopoli 1966[1][2][3]

In the 2014–15 season won the Coppa Italia Serie D and was the finalist of the nation play off of Serie D; in the summer 2015 it was admitted to Lega Pro for involvement in the sporting fraud.

Colors and badge[edit]

Its colors are white and green.

Current squad[edit]

As of 31 January 2019

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 Marco Pissardo (on loan from Inter)
3 Italy DF Mario Mercadante
4 Italy DF Riccardo Gatti (on loan from Atalanta)
6 Italy DF Mattia Sanzone
8 Italy MF Enrico Zampa
9 Italy FW Francesco Salvemini (on loan from Potenza)
10 Greece MF Dimitris Sounas
11 Italy FW Ettore Mendicino
12 Italy GK Lorenzo Crisanto (on loan from Roma)
13 Italy DF Antonio Mangione
14 Italy DF Daniele Cavallari (on loan from Rimini)
15 Italy DF Gianmarco Antonacci
No. Position Player
16 Italy DF Alessandro Bastrini
17 Italy DF Daniele Donnarumma
18 San Marino FW Filippo Berardi (on loan from Torino)
19 Italy FW Doudou Mangni
20 Greece DF Aris Rotas
21 Italy FW Federico Gerardi
22 Italy GK Marino Bifulco
23 Italy MF Lorenzo Paolucci (on loan from Pescara)
24 Italy MF Giuseppe Maimone (on loan from Lecce)
25 Italy MF Matteo Montinaro
26 Italy DF Michele Ferrara
27 Italy MF Vittorio Fabris
28 Italy DF Ciro De Franco

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 GK Giuseppe Convertini (at Brindisi)
Italy FW Giacomo D'Addabbo (at Sampdoria U17)
Italy FW Francesco Di Cosola (at Terlizzi)

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ with a claimed world record of 102 points, surpassed only in 2008 by Championnat de France amateur semi-professional team Croix-de-Savoie – now named Evian Thonon Gaillard F.C. – that scored 108 points
  2. ^ defeating Celano in the playoff finals after the second place in the eague
  3. ^ the lowest level of the italian football

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