A.S.D. Giarre Calcio 1946
|Full name||Giarre Football Club|
The earliest roots for the club can be traced back to a club known as Associazione Sportiva Iona, founded by a president named Bottino. Due to financial constraints, the club was forced to fold and was refounded in 1948 as Societa Sportiva Giarre, in the town of Giarre the men who brought it about were;
In its history, Giarre also played Serie C for several years; its last appearance in professional football is dated 1993/1994, when the team relegated to Serie C2 and was successively cancelled because of financial troubles. Its best result is a fourth place in 1992/1993 Serie C1/B under coach Gian Piero Ventura, successively coach of several Serie A teams.
Giarre F.C. achieved a second place in the 2005–06 Coppa Italia Dilettanti; this result allowed the Sicilian Serie D team to play in the Coppa Italia. In the first round, Giarre played against ACF Fiorentina of Serie A in Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence. Giarre lost 3–0 to Fiorentina, after ending 0–0 the first half.
The club ended its history in 2008, after the property sold the football rights to a new franchise based in the neighbouring city of Misterbianco.
Notable former managers
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