A.S.D. Fidelis Andria 1928

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S.S.D. Fidelis Andria 1928
Full name Società Sportiva Dilettantistica Fidelis Andria 1928 (aka Fidelis Andria)
Nickname(s) Leoni Azzurri (Blue Lions)
Founded August 5, 2013
2005 (as AS Andria BAT)
1971 (as AS Fidelis Andria)
Ground Stadio Degli Ulivi,
Andria, Italy
Ground Capacity 9,140
Chairman Francesco Fiore
Manager Giangarlo Favarin
League Serie D
2014-15 Serie D, 1st Promoted to Lega Pro
Website Club home page

Società Sportiva Dilettantistica Fidelis Andria 1928 or simply Fidelis Andria is an Italian football club based in Andria, Apulia.

The team participates in Serie D, the fourth tier of italian football system.


A.S. Fidelis Andria (1971-2005)[edit]

AS Fidelis Andria crest

The club was founded in 1971 as A.S. Fidelis Andria (Associazione Sportiva Fidelis Andria). At that time the club worn red and yellow and it was the second club in town.

In 1978, after the cancellation of A.S. Andria, the club decided to wear blue and white, which are the colours of the town as well.

With these colours, the club played for years between Serie B and Serie C1: its last Serie B experience was in 1999.

After 2004/05 season the club declared bankrupt.

A.S. Andria BAT (2005-2013)[edit]

AS Andria BAT crest

On summer 2005 the club was refounded as A.S. Andria BAT[1] (Associazione Sportiva Andria BAT). BAT stands for Barletta-Andria-Trani, as in the province of Barletta-Andria-Trani.

The team played in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione from 2005-06 to 2008-09 season.

At the end of the 2008-09 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione season the team was admitted in Lega Pro Prima Divisione after the forced relegation of Avellino in Serie D. At the end of the 2012-13 Lega Pro Prima Divisione season the club was relegated after play-off, but didn't enroll in the Lega Pro Seconda Divisione league.

S.S.D. Fidelis Andria 1928 (since 2013)[edit]

In its place, on summer 2013 a new team called S.S.D. Fidelis Andria 1928 was founded and admitted to Eccellenza Apulia.[2]

The team ended the 2013-2014 season at 2nd place. After winning the national Play-offs, Fidelis Andria has been promoted to Serie D, the top level of the Italian non-professional football association.

Season 2014/15 Fidelis Andria played on Group H of Serie D. On April 26, winning 3-2 away at Cavese, the club has been promoted to Lega Pro, the third highest football division in Italy, two matches before the end of regular season.

Fidelis Andria will take part in the Scudetto Serie D tournament, in order to assign the amateur champions' title. The tournament is scheduled to take place between May 17 and May 30, 2015.

Colors and badge[edit]

The team's colors are blue and white.

Notable former players[edit]