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
Ground Stadio Alberto Braglia,
Modena, Italy
Ground Capacity 21,151
Chairman Claudio Caliumi
Manager Giuseppe Sannino
League Serie A
2014–15 Serie B, 1st (promoted)
Website Club home page
Current season

Carpi Football Club 1909 is an Italian professional football club based in Carpi in the province of Modena. It was founded in 1909 and refounded in 2000.[1] During the 2015–16 season they will play in Serie A.[2]

Their colours are white and red, hence the nickname "Biancorossi".[1] At the end of the 2012–13 season they won their first promotion to Serie B. On 28 April 2015, the biancorossi won their first, historic, promotion to Serie A. The team from Emilia-Romagna previously played their home games at the Stadio Sandro Cabassi. The Stadio Alberto Braglia will be their new home for the 2015–16 season.[3]

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]


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.[4] 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.[4] 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 Playoff 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 Calcio 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 playoff 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 season half in a surprise first place, with a record, 43 points and a nine-point advantage to second-placed Frosinone. On 28 April 2015, after a goalless draw with Bari, the club gained a historic 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 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.[5]

Colours and badge[edit]

The Biancorossi's traditional colours are White & Red.

Current squad[edit]

First team squad[edit]

As of 1 September 2015

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

No. Position Player
1 Serbia GK Željko Brkić (on loan from Udinese)
2 Brazil DF Wallace (on loan from Chelsea)
3 Italy DF Gaetano Letizia
4 Ghana MF Isaac Cofie (on loan from Genoa)
5 Italy DF Cristian Zaccardo
6 Italy DF Riccardo Gagliolo
7 Brazil FW Ryder Matos (on loan from Fiorentina)
8 Italy MF Raffaele Bianco
9 Poland FW Kamil Wilczek
10 Italy MF Andrea Lazzari
11 Italy MF Antonio Di Gaudio
12 Italy FW Marco Borriello
14 Uruguay MF Federico Gino (on loan from Defensor Sporting)
15 Italy FW Kevin Lasagna
No. Position Player
18 Croatia DF Igor Bubnjić (on loan from Udinese)
19 Italy MF Lorenzo Pasciuti
20 Italy MF Lorenzo Lollo
21 Italy DF Simone Romagnoli
22 Italy GK Francesco Benussi
27 Slovenia GK Vid Belec
29 Brazil MF Raphael Martinho
33 Argentina DF Nicolás Spolli
34 Brazil DF Gabriel Silva (on loan from Udinese)
39 Italy MF Luca Marrone (on loan from Juventus)
58 Switzerland MF Matteo Fedele (on loan from Sion)
94 Argentina MF Gaspar Iñíguez (on loan from Granada)
99 Nigeria FW Jerry Mbakogu

Notable former managers[edit]




  • 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 1919–1920 1921–1922 4
Serie A 1 2015–2016
Seconda Divisione 4 1922–1923 1925–1926 8
Prima Divisione 2 1926–1927 1927–1928
Serie B 2 2013–2014 2014–2015
Prima Divisione 7 1928–1929 1934–1935 32
Serie C 13 1936–1937 1974–1975
Serie C1 10 1989–1990 1998–1999
Lega Pro Prima Divisione 2 2011–2012 2012–2013
Promozione 2 1950–1951 1951–1952 26
IV Serie 5 1952–1953 1958–1959
Campionato Interregionale – Seconda Categoria 1 1957–1958
Campionato Interregionale 1 1958–1959
Serie D 13 1962–1963 1977–1978
Serie C2 3 1978–1979 1999–2000
Lega Pro Seconda Divisione 1 2010–2011
Campionato Interregionale 7 1981–1982 1987–1988 16
Serie D 9 1980–1981 2009–2010

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 1 1914–1915 9
Prima Divisione 3 1935–1936 1949–1950
Prima Categoria 3 1959–1960 1961–1962
Eccellenza 2 2000–2001 2001–2002

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


  1. ^ a b c "Storia". Retrieved 27 October 2007. 
  2. ^ Malý klub bude od leta súperiť s "ťažkými váhami" v Serii A, (Slovak)
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  4. ^ a b "La storia" (in Italian). Carpi FC 1909. Archived from the original on 11 October 2007. Retrieved 27 October 2007. 
  5. ^ "Giuseppe Sannino succeeds Fabrizio Castori as Carpi boss". ESPN FC. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 

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