A.C. Reggiana 1919

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AC Reggiana 1919 logo.svg
Full name Associazione Calcio Reggiana 1919 SRL
Nickname(s) Teste quadre (Square heads),
Granata (Maroons)
Founded 1919
2005 (refounded)
Ground Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore,
Reggio Emilia, Italy
Ground Capacity 20,084
Chairman Alessandro Barilli
Manager Alberto Colombo
League Lega Pro/B
2014–15 Lega Pro/B, 3rd
Not to be confused with Reggina Calcio, a team based in Reggio Calabria.

Associazione Calcio Reggiana 1919 is an Italian association football club, based in Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna. It currently plays in Lega Pro.


The club was founded in 1919 as A.C. Reggiana and refounded in July 2005 as Reggio Emilia F.C.,[1] but it was renamed A.C. Reggiana 1919 soon after the start of the 2005–06 season. The club last played in Serie A in 1997.

In the Serie C2 2007-08 regular season the team finished first in Girone B, winning direct promotion to the now renamed Lega Pro Prima Divisione for the 2008–09 season.

Reggiana played in Italian First Division for many seasons in the 1920s; the club took part in Italian Serie A in 1993/94, 1994/95 and 1996/97. Best result is 13th place in 1993/94 Serie A championship.

Some famous players played for Reggiana, including Felice Romano, Angelo Di Livio, Ruggiero Rizzitelli, Fabrizio Ravanelli, Luca Bucci, Claudio Taffarel, Paulo Futre, Stefano Torrisi, Francesco Antonioli, Igor Simutenkov, Angelo Adamo Gregucci, Sunday Oliseh, Filippo Galli, Alberigo Evani, Luigi Sartor, Marco Ballotta, Max Tonetto, Adolfo Valencia, Cristiano Zanetti and Obafemi Martins.

Most famous coach has been Carlo Ancelotti, who has been working for AC Milan from 2001 to 2009 and then managed Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.

Colors and badge[edit]

The team's color is dark red (Granata).


Reggiana played all matches in Stadio Mirabello until 1994; then they moved to a new and modern arena, now called Stadio Città del Tricolore and before Stadio Giglio.


Reggiana numbers former EU commissioner and former Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi among its supporters.


2013 - 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
Italy GK Niccolò Bellucci
Italy DF Daniel Leone (on loan from Reggina)
Italy DF Daniele Magliocchetti
Tunisia DF Ramzi Aya
Italy DF Federico Scappi (on loan from Chievo)
Italy DF Matteo Solini (on loan from Chievo)
Italy DF Paolo Dametto (on loan from Parma)
Italy DF Marco Piccinelli
Italy DF Andrea Bandini (on loan from Bologna)
Italy DF Marcello Possenti
Italy MF Andrea Parola
Italy MF Paolo Zanetti
No. Position Player
Italy MF Francesco Rampi
Italy MF Matteo Arati
Italy MF Giuseppe Alessi (captain)
Brazil MF André Viapiana
Italy MF Nicolas Bovi
Italy MF Elio De Silvestro (on loan from Juventus)
Italy MF Michele Cavion (on loan from Juventus)
Italy MF Filippo Antonelli
Italy FW Francesco Ruopolo
Italy FW Davide Cais (on loan from Atalanta)
Italy FW Valerio Anastasi
Italy FW Matteo Sandri
Italy FW Pasquale Scielzo



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