Benevento Calcio

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Benevento Calcio logo.png
Full name Benevento Calcio SRL
Nickname(s) Stregoni (Wizards)
Founded 1929
2005 (re-founded)
Ground Stadio Ciro Vigorito,
Benevento, Italy
Ground Capacity 17,554[citation needed]
Chairman Oreste Vigorito
Manager Marco Baroni
League Serie A
2016–17 Serie B, 5th (promoted by play-off)
Website Club website
Current season

Benevento Calcio is an Italian association football club based in Benevento, Campania. The club was originally founded in 1929 and re-founded in 2005. As of the 2017–18 season, Benevento is playing in Serie A.


Early history[edit]

The club was founded as Associazione Calcio Benevento in 1929,[1] their original home was the Meomartini which was built by Ciccio Minocchia.[2]

After working their way up lower divisions in their earliest years, Benevento reached Prima Divisione, the third highest professional league at that time, in the 1934–35 season. Here it finished above clubs such as Reggina in its first season within the league. Although it did not win promotion to Serie B, the team did qualify to remain in the third tier of Italian football for the 1935–36 season, re-organized to a smaller 64-team league renamed Serie C.

21st century[edit]

The company F.C. Sporting Benevento S.r.l. folded in 2005. At the same time Benevento Calcio S.p.A. was founded.

In the 2007–08 Serie C2 regular season the team finished first in Girone C, winning direct promotion to the now called Lega Pro Prima Divisione for the 2008–09 season. In the 2008–09 season, Benevento's first season in Lega Pro Prima Divisione, they finished in 2nd place. This meant Benevento would be in a two-legged play-off. They won their first two-legged play-off, but lost to Crotone 1–0 (2–1) on aggregate in the final.

Gaetano Auteri was appointed as the head manager for the 2015–16 season. In this season, Benevento won its league and reached Serie B for the first time in its history. The mathematical certainty arrived on 30 April 2016, after defeating Lecce 3–0.[3]

On 8 June 2017, they were promoted to Serie A, for the first time in their history, after defeating Carpi in the Serie B play-offs 1–0 on aggregate.[4]

Colours and badge[edit]

The team's colors are yellow and red.

Current squad[edit]

As of 07 August 2017 [5]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Slovenia GK Vid Belec
12 Italy GK Riccardo Piscitelli
22 Italy GK Alberto Brignoli (on loan from Juventus)
3 Italy DF Gaetano Letizia
5 Italy DF Fabio Lucioni (captain)
6 Albania DF Berat Djimsiti (on loan from Atalanta)
15 Italy DF Michele Camporese
17 Italy DF Gianluca Di Chiara
18 Ghana DF Bright Gyamfi
21 Italy DF Andrea Costa
23 Italy DF Lorenzo Venuti (on loan from Fiorentina)
95 Guadeloupe DF Andrew Gravillon
No. Position Player
4 Italy MF Lorenzo Del Pinto
7 Italy MF Marco D'Alessandro (on loan from Atalanta)
8 Italy MF Danilo Cataldi (on loan from Lazio)
13 Ghana MF Raman Chibsah
14 Italy MF Nicolas Viola
27 Italy MF Mirko Eramo
98 Italy MF Alessio Donnarumma
9 Italy FW Fabio Ceravolo
10 Italy FW Amato Ciciretti
11 Italy FW Massimo Coda
19 Guinea FW Karamoko Cissé
32 Romania FW George Pușcaș (on loan from Inter)

Notable former players[edit]

Notable former managers[edit]


  1. ^ "Italian Benevento Calcio". 25 August 2007. 
  2. ^ "La Storia". Unofficial news portal of Benevento Calcio. 25 August 2007. 
  3. ^ (in Italian) "Lega Pro: Benevento gained the Serie B". Corriere dello Sport, 30-4-2016
  4. ^
  5. ^ Accessed on 17 July 2017

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