Carpi F.C. 1909
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|Full name||Carpi Football Club 1909 S.r.l.|
|Nickname(s)||i Biancorossi (The White-and-Reds)|
|Ground||Stadio Sandro Cabassi|
|2015–16||Serie A, 18th (relegated)|
|Website||Club home page|
Carpi's colours are white and red, hence the nickname "Biancorossi". At the end of the 2012–13 season, Carpi won their first promotion to Serie B. On 28 April 2015, the Biancorossi won their first promotion to Serie A, but were relegated back to Serie B once the 2015–16 Serie A|2015–16 season]] concluded.
In its history, Carpi have won a championship of Seconda Divisione, one of Serie B, one of Serie C, one of Lega Pro Seconda Divisione and three in Serie D. At the regional level, Carpi won a tournament of Promozione, Prima Divisione and two of Prima Categoria.
- 1 History
- 2 Colours and badge
- 3 Honours
- 4 Club records
- 5 Current squad
- 6 Notable former managers
- 7 References
- 8 External links
A.C. Carpi (1909–2000)
The club was founded in the summer of 1909 by local student Adolfo Fanconi as Jucunditas (Latin for "gaiety"), and changed their denomination to Associazione Calcio Carpi a few years later. Carpi played three seasons in the Italian Football Championship, the precursor to Serie A, from the 1919–20 season until 1921–22. Starting from the 1930s, they mostly played between Serie C and Serie D. Carpi achieved their best result in 1997, a third-placed finish under coach Luigi De Canio which allowed them to play the Serie B promotion playoffs then lost to Monza. The club was cancelled in 2000 following relegation to Serie D and subsequent bankruptcy.
Carpi F.C. 1909 (2000–present)
A new club, named Calcio Carpi, was therefore admitted to Eccellenza Emilia–Romagna. The club assumed the current denomination in 2002, following promotion to Serie D and a merger with the second team of the city, Dorando Pietri Carpi, that had just reached Serie D as well. Pietri Carpi also sold its license to Boca.
At the end of the 2009–10 season, through repechage due to the numbers of teams in financial difficulty, the club was admitted into Lega Pro Seconda Divisione. In 2010–11, the club's first season in the higher division, it was promoted again to Lega Pro Prima Divisione. In the 2011–12 season, as a result of the work being done on their stadium, the Sandro Cabassi, the team played in the Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore.
Serie B (2013)
In the season 2012–13 the team was promoted from Lega Pro Prima Divisione to Serie B for the first time ever when they defeated Lecce in the Girone A Play-off Final 2–1 on aggregate. This was the club's third promotion in just four seasons.
Carpi FC's first ever fixture at Serie B level ended in a 1–0 defeat away to Ternana on 24 August 2013. Their first win came in the manner of a 2–0 victory at Spezia courtesy of goals from Fabio Concas & Roberto Inglese. Carpi's first season in Serie B ended in a 12th-place finish, only 3 points away from a Promotion play-off place, ensuring their place for another season.
Serie A debut promotion (2015)
The 2014–15 Serie B campaign saw Carpi, managed by experienced coach Fabrizio Castori, completing the first half of the season (21 games) surprisingly in first place, with a record 43 points and a nine-point advantage over second-placed Frosinone. On 28 April 2015, after a goalless draw with Bari, the club gained a historic first promotion to Serie A.
Carpi's first season saw a complete rebuild of the promotion squad, as a consequence of the departure of long-time director of football Cristiano Giuntoli, who masterminded the club's rise from the amateur Serie D to the top flight before to accept an offer from Napoli; he was subsequently replaced by Sean Sogliano.
On 28 September 2015, after a 1–5 loss to Roma, the club announced to have relieved Castori from his coaching duties with immediate effect, replacing him with Giuseppe Sannino; it was the first managerial change of the 2015–16 Serie A season. On 3 November, Castori was rehired.
Colours and badge
The Biancorossi's traditional colours are White & Red.
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- Winners (1): 2014–15
- Winners (1): 1922–23
- Winners (1): 1945–46
- Winners (3): 1963–64, 1973–74, 1977–78
- Coppa Italia Lega Pro
- Runners up (1): 2010–11
- Supercoppa di Lega di Seconda Divisione
- Runners up (1): 2010–11
- Winners (1): 1914–15
- Prima Divisione
- Winners (1): 1949–50
- Prima Categoria
- Winners (2): 1960–61, 1961–62
- Campionato Nazionale Dante Berretti
- Serie C Winners (1): 1990–91
|Lega Pro Prima Divisione||2||2011–12||2012–13|
|Campionato Interregionale – Seconda Categoria||1||1957–58|
|Lega Pro Seconda Divisione||1||2010–11|
In 81 football seasons starting from the onset at the national level in the Northern League in 1922:
In 12 seasons starting from the onset at the regional level in Promozione in 1914:
First team squad
- As of 4 January 2016
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Notable former managers
- József Zilisy (1942–43)
- Gianni De Biasi (1993–96)
- Luigi De Canio (1996–97)
- Walter De Vecchi (1997–98)
- Egidio Notaristefano (2011–12)
- Giuseppe Pillon (2014)
- Fabrizio Castori (2014–15)
- Giuseppe Sannino (2015)
- Fabrizio Castori (2015–)
- "Storia". http://www.carpifc1909.it/. Retrieved 27 October 2007. External link in
- "La storia" (in Italian). Carpi FC 1909. Archived from the original on 11 October 2007. Retrieved 27 October 2007.
- "Giuseppe Sannino succeeds Fabrizio Castori as Carpi boss". ESPN FC. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
- Official: Sannino out, Castori in at Carpi