S.S. Fidelis Andria 1928

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S.S. Fidelis Andria 1928
S.S. Fidelis Andria 1928 logo.png
Full name Società Sportiva Fidelis Andria 1928 (aka Fidelis Andria)
Nickname(s) Leoni Azzurri (Blue Lions)
Founded 1971 (as AS Fidelis Andria)
2005 (as AS Andria BAT) (refounded)
5 August 2013 (refounded)
Ground Stadio Degli Ulivi
Andria, Italy
Ground Capacity 9,140
Chairman Paolo Montemurro
Manager Aldo Papagni
League -
2017–18 Serie C (South), 16th
Website Club website

Società Sportiva Fidelis Andria 1928 or simply Fidelis Andria is an Italian football club based in Andria, Apulia. The club was founded in 1971 and re-founded in 2013.

Fidelis Andria play their home matches at Stadio Degli Ulivi, which has a capacity of 9,140. The stadium is located in Andria itself.

History[edit]

A.S. Fidelis Andria (1971-2005)[edit]

AS Fidelis Andria crest

The club was founded in 1971 as A.S. Fidelis Andria (Associazione Sportiva Fidelis Andria). At that time the club worn red and yellow and it was the second club in town.

In 1978, after the cancellation of A.S. Andria, the club decided to wear blue and white, which are the colours of the town as well.

With these colours, the club played for years between Serie B and Serie C1: its last Serie B experience was in 1999.

After 2004/05 season the club declared bankrupt.

A.S. Andria BAT (2005-2013)[edit]

AS Andria BAT crest

In summer 2005 the club was refounded A.S. Andria BAT[1] (Associazione Sportiva Andria BAT). BAT stands for Barletta-Andria-Trani, as in the province of Barletta-Andria-Trani.

The team played in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione from 2005-06 to 2008-09 season.

At the end of the 2008-09 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione season the team was admitted in Lega Pro Prima Divisione after the forced relegation of Avellino in Serie D. At the end of the 2012-13 Lega Pro Prima Divisione season the club was relegated after play-off, but didn't enroll in the Lega Pro Seconda Divisione league.

S.S. Fidelis Andria 1928 (2013-2018)[edit]

In its place, in summer 2013 a new team called S.S.D. Fidelis Andria 1928 was founded and admitted to Eccellenza Apulia.[2]

The team ended season 2013-2014 at 2nd place. After winning the national Play-offs, Fidelis Andria have been promoted to Serie D, the top level of the Italian non-professional football association.

Season 2014-15 Fidelis Andria played on Group H of Serie D. On April 26, winning 3-2 away at Cavese, the club has been promoted to Lega Pro, the third highest football division in Italy, two matches before the end of regular season. After the regular season, Fidelis Andria have taken part to the Scudetto Serie D tournament, in order to assign the amateur champions' title. The team has been eliminated in the group stages.

Since July 1, 2015, being a member of Italian Professional Football League (Lega Italiana Calcio Professionistico), commonly known as Lega Pro, the club has changed its name in S.S. Fidelis Andria 1928.

Fidelis Andria ended season 2015–16 at 7th place, which admits the club to participate to next 2016–17 Coppa Italia. On May 7, after last match of the season in Catania, boss Luca D'Angelo announced he wouldn't have renewed his contract with the club.

In July 2018 the club was declared bankrupt, so they were unable to register for Serie C and all their players were released.

Colors and crest[edit]

The team's colors are blue and white. The club crest, representing a rampant lion, is based on elements from city of Andria badge.

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 March 2018

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 Roberto Maurantonio
2 Italy DF Angelo Tartaglia (on loan from Novara)
3 Italy DF Andrea Lobosco
5 Italy DF Danilo Colella
7 Italy MF Lorenzo Longo
8 Italy MF Marco Piccinni
9 Italy FW Antonio Croce
10 Italy FW Riccardo Lattanzio
11 Italy MF Antonio Matera
13 Italy FW Michele Scaringella
14 Italy DF Andrea Tiritiello
16 Italy MF Giovanni Cappiello (on loan from Salernitana)
17 Italy MF Alessio Esposito
No. Position Player
18 Italy MF Giuseppe Ippedico
19 Italy DF Alessandro Celli
20 Italy MF Leonardo Di Cosmo
21 Italy DF Giuseppe Abruzzese
22 Italy GK Marco Cilli
24 Italy MF Luigi Liguori (on loan from Napoli)
25 Italy MF Marcello Quinto
26 Italy DF Giuseppe Scalera (on loan from Bari)
28 Italy MF Leonardo Taurino (on loan from Ternana)
29 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Enis Nadarević
32 Italy DF Nicola Lancini (on loan from Brescia)
34 Italy MF Pasquale Turi

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 DF Antonio Caponero (at AZ Picerno)
Morocco DF Ayyoub El Otmani (at Nuorese)
No. Position Player
Albania MF Kevin Cfarku (at FBC Gravina)

Notable former players[edit]

References[edit]

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