F.C. Crotone

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Full name Football Club Crotone SRL
Nickname(s) Pitagorici (Pythagoreans)
Squali (Sharks)
Rossoblu (Red-Blue)
Founded 1923; 92 years ago (1923)
Ground Ezio Scida,
Crotone, Italy
Ground Capacity 9,631
Chairman Italy Raffaele Vrenna
Manager Croatia Ivan Jurić
League Serie B
2014–15 Serie B, 17th
Website Club home page
Current season

Football Club Crotone is an Italian football club based in Crotone, Calabria. Founded in 1923, it currently plays in Serie B, holding home games at Stadio Ezio Scida, which has a 9,631-seat capacity.


The first team from Crotone, Milone Crotone, was founded in 1923 and participated in several minor leagues including Prima Divisione (which later would be known as Serie C). Following World War II, a new club, Unione Sportiva Crotone replaced the previous one, playing seven seasons in Serie C.

In 1963 the club was relegated to Serie D, but returned to the third division the following year, remanining there for fourteen consecutive seasons, missing promotion in 1977 when finishing third behind Bari and Paganese. In 1978, following the Italian football league reorganisation, Crotone was relegated to Serie C2 and the following year was declared bankrupt. A new club, Associazione Sportiva Crotone, begun competing again in the Prima Categoria (eighth division).

Crotone was promoted to Serie C2 in 1984–85, but only for one season. The team's name was changed to Kroton Calcio, and the club was promoted again to C2 after the 1986–87 season, where it played until 1991. A second bankruptcy led to the foundation of Football Club Crotone Calcio with Raffaele Vrenna as chairman (he was often suspected of collaboration with local mafia), starting in the Promozione (7th level). Crotone gained successive promotions to Serie C2 and C1, winning in the playoffs against Locri and Benevento, respectively.

Under Antonello Cuccureddu, Crotone first reached Serie B in 2000, returning to the second level two seasons later. Again in division two in 2004, after disposing of Viterbese in the promotion play-offs, it remained in the category until the 2006–07 season.

After being beaten by Taranto in the 2008 play-offs, Crotone returned to the second division the following season, defeating Benevento.

Colors and badge[edit]

Team colours are dark blue and red.

Current squad[edit]

As of 5 February, 2015.[1]

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 Alex Cordaz (on loan from Parma)
3 Brazil DF Claiton
4 Italy MF Antonio Galardo (Captain)
5 Italy DF Michele Cremonesi
7 Italy FW Federico Ricci (on loan from Roma)
8 Brazil MF Vitor Saba
9 Italy FW Ernesto Torregrossa (on loan from Verona)
10 Italy FW Pietro De Giorgio
11 Italy FW Andrea Tripicchio
13 Italy DF Gian Marco Ferrari (on loan from Parma)
14 Cameroon MF Kelvin Matute (on loan from Pro Vercelli)
16 Italy FW Davide Voltan
17 Italy MF Raffaele Maiello
18 Italy FW Stefano Padovan (on loan from Juventus)
No. Position Player
19 Czech Republic FW Michael Rabusic (on loan from Verona)
20 Italy MF Aniello Salzano
21 Romania MF Sergiu Suciu (on loan from Torino)
22 Austria GK Dejan Stojanović (on loan from Bologna)
23 Italy DF Abel Gigli (on loan from Parma)
24 Italy DF Bruno Martella
27 Italy DF Giuseppe Marco Zampano
28 Italy FW Camillo Ciano (on loan from Parma)
30 Romania DF Mihai Bălașa (on loan from Roma)
32 Italy DF Francesco Modesto
33 Poland GK Michał Lewandowski
34 Italy GK Emanuele Concetti
35 France DF Ravy Dozi
39 Romania FW Adrian Stoian (on loan from Chievo)

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
Italy FW Giuseppe Torromino (at Grosseto)
Croatia MF Tomislav Šarić (at Pistoiese)
No. Position Player
Italy MF Davide Leto (at Martina Franca)
Italy DF Fabio Lebran (at Como)



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