F.C. Calcio Acri

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F.C. Calcio Acri
Full nameFootball Club Calcio Acri
Nickname(s)Lupi
Founded23-9-1949
GroundStadio Pasquale Castrovillari,
Acri, Italy
Capacity4,000
LeagueEccellenza Calabria
2016–17Eccellenza Calabria, ?
WebsiteClub website

Football Club Calcio Acri or simply Acri is an Italian association football club, based in Acri, Calabria. Acri currently plays in Eccellenza Calabria.

History[edit]

Garibaldina Acri in 1926.

The first traces of the football in Acri goes back to 1926.[1] The September 23, 1949 is the date of foundation.[2] the same year of foundation coincides with the conquest of first title, the group a of the first division, after winning the play-off against Silana for 2-1.[3] From 1974 to 1985 the S.S. Acri participated in the highest Calabrian championship,the Promozione.A result to remember is the play-out of 28 May 1978 ,on the neutral ground of Lamezia Terme, finished 4-3 after extra-time (regular time 2-2) against Palmese. In 1984-1985 Acri got the first promotion in the Interregional Championship, category where it remained for eight years losing the Serie C2 in Interregional Championship 1986-1987 , when it arrived to the second place at one point behind the leader Kroton.

Play-out 1978

Lamezia Terme, 28 maggio 1978.
Rosso e Nero.png Acri - 600px Verde e Nero (Strisce).pngPalmese
4-3 D.T.S.

Scorers: 11' Scarcello (A), 35' Marsella (P), 53' Spina (A), 80' Conversa (P), 14' (1.t.s.) Naso (P), 15' (1.t.s) Cappuccio (A), 7' (2.t.s.) Astorino (A)

After the relegation occurred in 1993, the S.S. Acri was replaced by S.S. New Acri in the following years.New Acri won the Promozione championship (1998-1999) and Eccellenza championship (1999-2000) and a Calabria Supercup (1999-2000), and participated for two years at Series D from 2000 to 2002.

With the failure of the S.S. New Acri, the football reborn in 2004 when F.C. Football Acri was refounded .[4] In 2010-2011 Acri won Eccellenza championship and the second Calabria Supercup,[5] and it was promoted in Serie D. In Serie D championship 2011-2012 , after a first half of championship played at the top , the team collapsed in the second half of championship ending the season at 13th place and it was relegated to Eccellenza after losing the play-out against Nissa. In the same year the national television (RAI) transmitted the championship match Acri-Marsala on channel Rai Sport 1.

In the season 2014-2015 the F.C. Football Acri won the Calabria Cup beating Cittanovese for 1 to 0 in the final played in Lamezia Terme on January 4, 2015.[6] In the national phase of the competition Acri won the second round beating Marsala,but in the quarter of finals the Rossoneri were eliminated by Virtus Francavilla.

Chronological History[edit]

Football Club Calcio Acri Società Cooperativa Sportiva Dilettantistica Chronological History
  • 1949 - Foundation of Societa Sportiva Acri.
  • 1949-1950 - 1 in Prima Divisione. - Winner of First Division

  • 1953-1954 - ? in Prima Divisione
  • 1954-1955 - ? in Prima Divisione.
  • 1955-1956 - 13° in Promozione
  • 1956-1957 - 11° in Promozione
  • 1957-1958 - 9° in Promozione
  • 1958-1959 - Red Arrow Down.svg It retires from Promozione

  • 1959-1960 - 5° in Seconda Categoria.
  • 1960-1961 - ? in Seconda Categoria.
  • 1961-1962 - ? in Seconda Categoria.
  • 1962-1963 - ? in Seconda Categoria.
  • 1963-1964 - ? in Seconda Categoria.
  • 1964-1965 - ? in Seconda Categoria.
  • 1965-1966 - 1° in Seconda Categoria - Promoted in Prima Categoria

  • 1966-1967 - 11° in Prima Categoria.
  • 1967-1968 - 9° in Prima Categoria.
  • 1968-1969 - 7° in Prima Categoria.
  • 1969-1970 - 13° in Prima Categoria.
  • 1970-1971 - 12° in Prima Categoria.
  • 1971-1972 - 5° in Prima Categoria.
  • 1972-1973 - 3° in Prima Categoria.
  • 1973-1974 - 1° in Prima Categoria - Promoted in Promozione.
  • 1974-1975 - 9° in Promozione.
  • 1975-1976 - 4° in Promozione.
  • 1976-1977 - 7° in Promozione.
  • 1977-1978 - 13° in Promozione.
  • 1978-1979 - 9° in Promozione.
  • 1979-1980 - 10° in Promozione.
  • 1980-1981 - 13° in Promozione.
  • 1981-1982 - 4° in Promozione.
  • 1982-1983 - 6° in Promozione.
  • 1983-1984 - 3° in Promozione.
  • 1984-1985 - 2° in Promozione - Promoted in Interregionale.
  • 1985-1986 - 7° in group L of Interregionale.
  • 1986-1987 - 2° in group L of Interregionale.
  • 1987-1988 - 6° in group L of Interregionale.
  • 1988-1989 - 4° in group L of Interregionale.
  • 1989-1990 - 14°in group M of Interregionale.
  • 1990-1991 - 3° in group M of Interregionale.
  • 1991-1992 - 8° in group L of Interregionale.
  • 1992-1993 - 16°in group I of Campionato Nazionale Dilettanti. Red Arrow Down.svgIt retires from Serie D

  • 1996-1997 - 3° in Promozione.
  • 1997-1998 - 4° in Promozione.
  • 1998-1999 - 1° in Promozione - Promoted in Eccellenza.
  • 1999-2000 - 1° in Eccellenza - Promoted in Serie D -It wins Calabria Supercup (1º title).

  • 2000-2001 - 4° in group I of Serie D.
  • 2001-2002 - 18°in group I of Serie D. Red Arrow Down.svg It retires from Serie D.

  • 2004 - Foundation of Football Club Calcio Acri.[7]
  • 2004-2005 - 6° in Promozione.
  • 2005-2006 - 1° in Promozione - Promoted in Eccellenza.
  • 2006-2007 - 3° in Eccellenza.
  • 2007-2008 - 13° in Eccellenza.
  • 2008-2009 - 8° in Eccellenza.
  • 2009-2010 - 3° in Eccellenza.
  • 2010-2011 - 1° in Eccellenza - Promoted in Serie D -It wins Calabria Supercup (2º title).
  • 2011-2012 - 13° in group I of Serie D; It loses the play-out against Nissa. Red Arrow Down.svg It downgrades in Eccellenza.
  • 2012-2013 - 5º in Eccellenza.
  • 2013-2014 - 10º in Eccellenza.
  • 2014 - F.C. Calcio Acri A.S.D. changes name in Football Club Calcio Acri Società Cooperativa Sportiva Dilettantistica.[8]
  • 2014-2015 - 5º in Eccellenza -It wins Calabria Cup (1º title).
  • 2015-2016 - 10º in Eccellenza.
  • 2016-2017 - 5º in Eccellenza.

Staff Members[edit]

Staff Members updated 12-4-2017.[9]

Presidents
  • Italy Zanfini Salvatore
  • Italy Dodaro Annunziato
  • Italy Scaramuzzo F.V.
  • Italy Siciliano Luca
  • Italy Torchiaro Michele
  • Italy Pavano Maurizio Andrea
  • Italy Nigro Riccardo
  • Italy Straface Cosimo
  • Italy Siciliano Alessandro
  • Italy Vita Giovanni
  • Italy Siciliano Paolo
  • Italy Maiorano Gino
  • Italy Velluzzi Luca
  • Italy Conforti Mario
  • Italy Molinari Angelo
Other Staff
  • Italy Vita Giovanni
  • Italy Castrovillari Alfonso
  • Italy Altomari Gennaro
  • Italy Ferraro Angelo
  • Italy Viteritti Cosimo
  • Italy Tripoli Gianni
  • Italy Belsito Claudio
  • Italy Azzinnari Osvaldo
  • Italy Fusaro Vincenzo
  • Italy Covello Salvatore
  • Italy Ferraro Enzo
  • Italy Aiello Filippo
  • Italy Falcone Angelo
  • Italy Julia Gianluca
  • Italy Capalbo Pino
  • Italy Cozzolino Giacomo
  • Italy Castrovillari Pierino
  • Italy Cofone Angelo
  • Italy Montalto Emilio
  • Italy Siciliano Alessandro
  • Italy Siciliano Giuseppe
  • Italy Fusaro Luigi

Colors and badge[edit]

The team's color are black and red.The team's symbol is a wolf.

Stadium[edit]

Acri plays its home matches at Stadio Pasquale Castrovillari, a small stadium located north of the city in natural grass.

The stadium is divided into three sectors: the grandstand, or tribuna centrale, with a capacity of 2,200, where the home and organized supporters sit down; the visitors grandstand, situated in front of the tribuna centrale, with a capacity of 1,000; and the curva (although it is not really a curved sector), usually closed.

South down the stadium, there is also a ground training field.

Notable players[edit]

Titles[edit]

Regional Championships[edit]

  • Eccellenza:2
1999-2000
2010-2011
  • Promozione:1
1984-85
  • Prima Divisione:1
1949-1950[10]

Cups[edit]

2014-2015
1999-2000[11]
2010-2011[12][13]

Statistics[edit]

Presences in championships[edit]

National Championships
Level Category Presences Debut Last season Total
Serie D 11 1985-1986 2011-2012 11
Regional Championships
Level Category Presences Debut Last season Total
Prima Divisione 1 1949-1950 1949-1950 31
Prima Categoria 4 1966-1967 1969-1970
Promozione 15 1955-1956 1984-1985
Eccellenza 11 1999-2000 2016-2017
Prima Divisione 2 1953-1954 1954-1955 18
Seconda Categoria 7 1959-1960 1965-1966
Prima Categoria 4 1970-1971 1973-1974
Promozione 5 1996-1997 2005-2006

Team Statistics[edit]

Team final position in the championships:

Legenda:       Serie D.       Maximum Regional Level.       Second Maximum Regional Level.

Timeline[edit]

Fans[edit]

History[edit]

The first Organized groups are the "Commandos Club Acri," born in 1973 and "Erotik Club ", also founded in the seventies. In 1985 Rossonere Brigades were founded. Now ultras groups are The" GRUA "born in nineties and '" Alkool Group ".

Friendship and rivalry[edit]

The Acri fans have good relationships with Corigliano, Trebisacce, Sambiase, Locri, Licata, Cosenza, Caserta, Genoa and Marsala. More rivalries instead on with Castrovillari, Palmese, Paolana, Rossanese, Vigor Lamezia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ History Fccalcioacri.it
  2. ^ Il giornale d' Italia.23-09-1949.
  3. ^ Il giornale d' Italia.01-5-1950.
  4. ^ Le forze si uniscono e il calcio acrese rinasce La voce della città - 31 gennaio 2004
  5. ^ Super Coppa Dilettanti Calabria 2011 San Marco A.S.D. - Brancaleone 2 - 5 d.C.R. San Marco A.S.D. - Calcio Acri 0 - 2 Calcio Acri - Brancaleone 1 - 0 16/04/2011 -Acri- crcalabria.it
  6. ^ Coppa Dilettanti Calabria 2015 calcio acri - calcio cittanovese 1-0 Lamezia Terme - 4 -1- 2015 crcalabria.it
  7. ^ "Foundation of Football Club Calcio Acri" (PDF).
  8. ^ "Name change" (PDF).
  9. ^ Staff Members
  10. ^ Il Giornale d'Italia.01-05-1950.
  11. ^ Supercoppa Dilettanti Calabria 2000 crcalabria.it
  12. ^ Supercoppa Dilettanti Calabria 2011
  13. ^ Supercoppa Dilettanti Calabria 2011 crcalabria.it

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