A.S. Pro Piacenza 1919
|Full name||Associazione Sportiva
Pro Piacenza 1919 S.r.l.
|Nickname(s)||Il Pro (The Pro)
|Ground||Stadio Leonardo Garilli,
|2015–16||Lega Pro/A, 14th|
Associazione Sportiva Pro Piacenza 1919 or simply Pro Piacenza is an Italian association football club, based in Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna. The club currently plays in Lega Pro, for the third time in its history.
The team was founded in 1919 as the merger of two pre-existing companies, the Ausonia and the Bandiera, both from Piacenza and playing in occasional amateur activity.
Since its founding, Pro Piacenza adopted mesh with vertical stripes red-black, although in the early years they also often used green shirts, because they were more readily available.
Pro Piacenza have always participated in the amateur leagues, without ever being able to reach professionals, but in the summer of 2013, thanks to the merger with the Atletico BP Pro Piacenza, based in Bettola, they participated in the Serie D and changed the name in A.S.D Pro Piacenza 1919
On April 17, 2014, after beating Sambonifacese 2–0 at home, the club gained promotion to Lega Pro, winning the Group B of the 2013–14 Serie D season. For the first time in 95 years the team played professional football.
In summer 2014 the club was again renamed to A.S. Pro Piacenza 1919 S.r.l..
For having played an illegitimate player, they were penalized 8 points at the beginning of the new season on third level.
Colors and badge
The team's colors are red and black.
- As of 26 August 2016.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Pro Piacenza play their home matches at the Stadio Leonardo Garilli, located in the city of Piacenza.
Before the Stadio Leonardo Garilli, they played at Stadio Comunale and Campo Sportivo Gianni Siboni, both located in the city of Piacenza.
- Champions: 2013–14 (Group B)
- L'Atletico cambia nome si chiamerà "Asd Pro Piacenza 1919" piacenza24.eu
- Pro Piacenza: la gioia più grande. Le foto Sportpiacenza.it
- Il Pro Piacenza cambia pelle per l’avventura in Lega Pro propiacenza.it
- Pro Piacenza, che botta: partirà da −8 in Lega Pro Sportpiacenza.it
- "Rosa Stagione" [Season Team]. A.S. Pro Piacenza 1919 (in Italian).
- (Italian) Official site