F.C. Crotone

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FC Crotone
FC Crotone Logo.png
Full name Football Club Crotone
Nickname(s) Pitagorici (Pythagoreans)
Squali (Sharks)
Rossoblu (Red-Blue)
Founded 1910; 107 years ago (1910)
Ground Ezio Scida
Ground Capacity 16,547
Chairman Raffaele Vrenna
Manager Davide Nicola
League Serie A
2015–16 Serie B, 2nd (promoted)
Website Club home page
Current season

Football Club Crotone is an Italian football club based in Crotone, Calabria. Founded in 1910, holding home games at Stadio Ezio Scida, which has a 16,547-seat capacity. The club is playing its first season in Serie A after being promoted from Serie B in 2016.


The first team from Crotone, Milone Crotone, was founded in 1910 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, remaining 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, began 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, starting in the Promozione (7th level). Crotone gained successive promotions to Serie C2 and C1, winning in the play-offs 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.

The team was promoted to the Italian top flight (Serie A), for the 2016–17 season for the first time in its history.[1]

Colors and badge[edit]

Team colours are dark blue and red.

Current squad[edit]

As of 5 January, 2017.[2]

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
3 Brazil DF Claiton
5 Italy GK Marco Festa
6 Sweden MF Marcus Rohdén
8 Italy MF Lorenzo Crisetig (on loan from Bologna)
9 Italy FW Andrea Nalini
11 Italy FW Diego Falcinelli (on loan from Sassuolo)
12 Romania MF Adrian Stoian
13 Italy DF Gianmarco Ferrari (on loan from Sassuolo)
15 Algeria DF Djamel Mesbah
17 Italy DF Federico Ceccherini
18 Italy MF Andrea Barberis
20 Slovenia MF Andrej Kotnik (on loan from Gorica)
No. Position Player
21 Italy DF Giuseppe Cuomo
22 Italy MF Aleandro Rosi (on loan from Genoa)
23 Belgium DF Noë Dussenne
24 Bulgaria MF Aleksandar Tonev
27 Ghana MF Boadu Maxwell Acosty
28 Italy MF Leonardo Capezzi (on loan from Sampdoria)
29 Italy FW Marcello Trotta (on loan from Sassuolo)
31 Italy DF Mario Sampirisi
33 Italy GK Aniello Viscovo
42 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Ćazim Suljić
87 Italy MF Bruno Martella
98 Italy DF Manuel Nicoletti
99 Nigeria FW Simy

Primavera squad[edit]

As of 5 January 2017.[3]

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

No. Position Player
Italy GK Matias Macci
Italy GK Umberto Pettinato
Lithuania GK Nerijus Tabokas
30 Italy GK Aniello Viscovo

Italy DF Francesco Amaranto
Italy DF Marco Capone
Italy DF Michele Carrozza
Italy DF Giuseppe Cuomo
Italy DF Adolfo Federico
Italy DF Augusto Nebbioso
Senegal DF Ibrahime Mbaye

Italy MF Mario Aggiorno
Italy MF Francesco Araldo
Italy MF Felice Cimino
No. Position Player
Italy MF Armando Cistaro
Italy MF Matteo Gennari
Italy MF Pasquale Giannotti
Italy MF Daniele Pupa
Italy MF Francesco Villa

Italy FW Pietro Bartolotti
Italy FW Giuseppe Borello
Italy FW Marco Calderaro
Italy FW Antonio Colacchio
Lithuania FW Edgaras Dubickas
Italy FW Mario Fiorentino
Italy FW Gianfranco Galli
Italy FW Giuseppe Gerace
Italy FW Francesco Pellizzi



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