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)
Founded 1909; 108 years ago (1909)
Ground Stadio Sandro Cabassi
Ground Capacity 4,144
Chairman Claudio Caliumi
Manager Giandomenico Costi (caretaker)
League Serie B
2016–17 Serie B, 7th
Website Club website
Current season

Carpi Football Club 1909 is an Italian professional football club based in Carpi in the province of Modena. The club was founded in 1909 and re-founded in 2000.[1]

Carpi's colours are white and red, hence the nickname "Biancorossi".[1] 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 after only one season.

In its history, the Biancorossi have won a handful of league titles, including: the old Lega Pro Seconda Divisione; Serie B once; Serie C once; and Serie D four times. At the regional level, Carpi has won Promozione, Prima Divisione, and two Prima Categoria titles.[1]


A.C. Carpi (1909–2000)[edit]

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.[2] 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.[2] The club was cancelled in 2000 following relegation to Serie D and subsequent bankruptcy.

Carpi F.C. 1909 (2000–present)[edit]

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)[edit]

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)[edit]

The 2014–15 Serie B campaign saw Carpi, managed by experienced coach Fabrizio Castori, completing the first half of the season (21 games) in a surprising 1st place, with a record of 43 points and a nine-point advantage over second-placed Frosinone. On 28 April 2015, after a goalless draw with Bari, the club gained an historic first ever promotion to Serie A.

Carpi's first season saw a complete overhaul of the squad from the season previous, as a consequence of the departure of long-time director of football Cristiano Giuntoli, who had masterminded the club's rise from the amateur Serie D to the top flight, to Napoli; he was subsequently replaced by Sean Sogliano.

On 28 September 2015, after a 1–5 loss to Roma, the club announced it had relieved Castori of his coaching duties with immediate effect, replacing him with Giuseppe Sannino in the first managerial change of the 2015–16 Serie A season.[3] Carpi had achieved just two points from its opening six matches. On 3 November, the club performed a u-turn, and Castori was rehired.[4] The club's debut top-flight season ultimately ended in relegation by a single point, with the club having found itself in a relegation dogfight from virtually the start of the season.

The following season saw another complete rebuild of the first-team squad, with several important players returning to their parent clubs from loan, as Carpi sought an immediate return to Serie A. It ended in heartbreak after they fell to Benevento in the play-off final.

Colours and badge[edit]

The Biancorossi's traditional colours are White & Red.




  • Winners (1): 1922–23
  • Winners (1): 1945–46
  • Winners (3): 1963–64, 1973–74, 1977–78




Club records[edit]


Level Category Participation Debut Final season Total
Prima Categoria 3 1919–20 1921–22 4
Serie A 1 2015–16
Seconda Divisione 4 1922–23 1925–26 8
Prima Divisione 2 1926–27 1927–28
Serie B 2 2013–14 2014–15
Prima Divisione 7 1928–29 1934–35 32
Serie C 13 1936–37 1974–75
Serie C1 10 1989–90 1998–99
Lega Pro Prima Divisione 2 2011–12 2012–13
Promozione 2 1950–51 1951–52 26
IV Serie 5 1952–53 1958–59
Campionato Interregionale – Seconda Categoria 1 1957–58
Campionato Interregionale 1 1958–59
Serie D 13 1962–63 1977–78
Serie C2 3 1978–79 1999–00
Lega Pro Seconda Divisione 1 2010–11
Campionato Interregionale 7 1981–82 1987–88 16
Serie D 9 1980–81 2009–10

In 81 football seasons starting from the onset at the national level in the Northern League in 1922:

Level Category Participation Debut Final season Total
I Promozione 2 1913–14 1914–15 9
Prima Divisione 3 1935–36 1949–50
Prima Categoria 3 1959–60 1961–62
Eccellenza 2 2000–01 2001–02

In 12 seasons starting from the onset at the regional level in Promozione in 1914:


Record of appearances
  • 329 Italy Claudio Pressich
  • 282 Italy Aurelio Dotti
  • 254 Italy Giancarlo Magnani
  • 243 Italy Simone Teocoli
  • 239 Italy Giuseppe Pantaleoni
  • 232 Italy Carlo Forghieri
  • 226 Italy Luigi Silvestri
  • 224 Italy Vittorio Soliani
  • 220 Italy Archimede Pellizzola
  • 217 Italy Raffaello Papone
Record of goals

Current squad[edit]

First team squad[edit]

As of 26 September 2017

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 Federico Serraiocco
2 Italy DF Davide Vitturini
3 Portugal DF Aníbal Capela
4 Italy DF Alessio Sabbione
5 Italy MF Luca Verna
6 Italy MF Antonio Romano (on loan from Napoli)
7 Italy MF Fabio Concas
8 Italy MF Daniele Giorico
9 Italy FW Giancarlo Malcore
10 Nigeria FW Jerry Mbakogu
11 Italy MF Mario Prezioso (on loan from Napoli)
12 Italy GK Matteo Brunelli (on loan from Chievo)
13 Italy DF Fabrizio Poli
14 Italy DF Alessandro Ligi
15 France FW Arthur Yamga (on loan from Chievo)
No. Position Player
16 Italy DF Armando Anastasio (on loan from Napoli)
17 Italy FW Jacopo Manconi
18 Italy FW Cristian Carletti
19 Italy MF Lorenzo Pasciuti
20 Italy DF Luca Bittante
21 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Dario Šarić
22 Italy GK Simone Colombi
23 Italy DF Riccardo Brosco
24 Senegal MF Malick Mbaye (on loan from Chievo)
25 Germany DF Tobias Pachonik
27 Slovenia MF Enej Jelenič
28 Italy MF Niccolò Belloni
29 France FW M'Bala Nzola
30 Italy MF Hraiech Saber

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
17 The Gambia FW Lamin Jawo (at FeralpiSalò until 30 June 2018)
23 Italy DF Matteo Solini (at Modena until 30 June 2018)
Italy DF Riccardo Gagliolo (at Parma until 30 June 2018)
Italy DF Simone Romagnoli (at Empoli until 30 June 2018)
Italy MF Lorenzo Lollo (at Empoli until 30 June 2018)
Serbia GK Lazar Petković (at AC Pisa until 30 June 2018)
Italy FW Federico Palmieri (at Santarcangelo until 30 June 2018)
No. Position Player
Italy FW Giovanni Boggian (at Pistoiese until 30 June 2018)
Italy FW Ferdinando Mastroianni (at Pro Piacenza until 30 June 2018)
Italy MF Alberto Torelli (at Fano until 30 June 2018)
Italy FW Alex Rolfini (at Fano until 30 June 2018)
Italy DF Federico Franchini (at Fermana until 30 June 2018)

Notable former managers[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Storia". Retrieved 27 October 2007. 
  2. ^ a b "La storia" (in Italian). Carpi FC 1909. Archived from the original on 11 October 2007. Retrieved 27 October 2007. 
  3. ^ "Giuseppe Sannino succeeds Fabrizio Castori as Carpi boss". ESPN FC. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Official: Sannino out, Castori in at Carpi

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