Fulgor Libertas Forlì

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Fulgor Libertas Forlì
Founded 1949
Dissolved 2015
Arena Palafiera
Location Forlì, Italy
Team colors White and Red          
President Italy Giorgio Grazioso
Head coach Italy Sandro Dell'Agnello
Website FulgorLibertasBasketForli.it (Italian)
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours
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Fulgor Libertas Forlì was an Italian professional basketball team based in Forlì, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. The club ceased operating in January 2015 due to financial problems.

History[edit]

Fulgor Forlì was founded in 1949 by Stefano Cozzi. It reached the national Serie C by the 1954-55 season, returning to the Promozione in 1957. A promotion to the Serie D in 1969-70 was followed by others to the Serie C2 (1979–80), Serie C1 (1982–83), Serie B2 (1985–86). Returning to the Serie C1, they stayed there until 1992-93 where they moved back to Serie B2, reaching the Serie B1 in June 2000.[1]

Named Fulgor Libertas Forlì in 2003, in reference to Libertas Forlì who had represented the city in the first division Serie A until disappearing in 1999, the side stayed ten years in the third division. They obtained a promotion to the second division LegaDue in 2010 after Fortitudo Bologna - who had beaten them in the promotion playoffs - were barred from the league for financial reasons.[1]

During the 2014-15 Serie A2 Gold (the new second division) season, the club struggled financially and player salaries were not paid. The professional players refused to play after some time with the under-19 team replacing them, furthermore the municipality barred the side from playing at the Palafiera arena. Fulgor Libertas Forlì withdrew from the league in mid-season in January 2015 and ceased operations soon afterwards.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "La storia" [History]. FulgorLibertasBasketForli (in Italian). Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Basket, Serie A-2 Gold: Forlì si ritira dal campionato" [Basketball, Serie A-2 Gold: Forlì withdraws from the league]. Gazzetta.it (in Italian). 2 January 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 

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