History of U.S. Salernitana 1919

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The history of U.S. Salernitana 1919, so renamed since 12 July 2012,[1] officially started in 2011 as Salerno Calcio, following the collapse of Salernitana Calcio 1919 in Lega Pro Prima Divisione, based in Salerno, Campania. The previous incarnation of the club was founded in 1919 as Unione Sportiva Salernitana, changing its name to Salernitana Sport in 1978 and being refounded in 2005 with Salernitana Calcio 1919.

From 1919 to today[edit]

Unione Sportiva Salernitana[edit]

Unione Sportiva Salernitana was founded on 19 June 1919 by Adalgiso Onesti,[2] who initiated the merger of an older club using the same name; which itself was founded in 1911 by a merger of four local clubs; and Foot-Ball Club Salerno.[3]

The club was known as Società Sportiva Salernitanaudax for a time during the 1920s.

Salernitana Sport[edit]

In 1978 the club was renamed Salernitana Sport. It can be argued that Salernitana's best period as a club was 1997–1999. In the 1997–98 season, Salernitana topped Serie B and gained their second promotion to Serie A (first was in 1947–48). A young Marco Di Vaio led the scoring charts with 21 goals. In the 1998–99 season, their first in Serie A after 50 years, Salernitana fought hard and were led by Cameroonian international Rigobert Song and Salvatore Fresi in defense, a young Gennaro Gattuso in midfield, and Marco Di Vaio and David Di Michele leading the attack. They recorded surprise wins against Inter, Juventus, Roma and Lazio. Unfortunately, they finished 1 point shy of salvation and were relegated.

Since then, the club did not manage to return to the top flight, and was excluded from Serie B in 2005.

Salernitana Calcio 1919[edit]

In the summer 2005 was established Salernitana Calcio 1919, a new club which started again from Serie C1. In 2008, Salernitana finally returned to Serie B as Serie C1/B champions, after mathematically securing the title on 27 April.[4]

In the season 2009-10 the club was relegated to Lega Pro Prima Divisione with 6 point deduction for match fixing.

In the summer 2011, it did not appeal against the exclusion of Covisoc and it is definitely excluded by the Italian football.

From Salerno Calcio to U.S. Salernitana 1919[edit]

On 21 July 2011 the new club of Salerno Calcio was founded in the city by the company Morgenstern S.r.l.; however, they were forced to give up their Salernitana Calcio 1919 name for the present one.

The club in the 2011-12 season was immediately promoted to Lega Pro Seconda Divisione winning the Group G of Serie D.

On 12 July 2012 the club was renamed U.S. Salernitana 1919.[1]

Notable players[edit]

For a list of all former and current Salernitana players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:U.S. Salernitana 1919 players.

Presidential history[edit]

Below is the complete presidential history of Salernitana, from when Adalgiso Onesti was first in place at the club in 1919 to 2011.[5]

Name Years
Adalgiso Onesti 1919–20
Renato De Crescenzo 1920–21
Settimio Mobilio
Raffaele Schiavone
Settimio Mobilio 1922–23
Adalgiso Onesti 1923–24
Settimio Mobilio
Carmine Caiafa
Antonio Conforti
Vittorio La Rocca
Pasquale Pinto 1928–29
Luigi Conforti
Enrico Chiari
Giovanni Negri
Enrico Chiari
Enrico Chiari 1931–33
Riccardo Gambrosie 1933–34
Enrico Chiari 1934–36
Savino Mione 1936–37
Giuseppe Carpinelli 1937–40
Eugenio Saligeri-Zucchi 1940
Matteo Scaramella 1940–43
Name Years
Felice Del Galdo 1944–45
Domenico Mattioli 1945–48
Marcantionio Ferro 1948–54
Roberto Spirito 1954–55
Michele Scarmella
Achille Lauro
Carmine De Martino 1956–57
Giuseppe Tortorella 1957–58
Matteo Guariglia 1958–60
Leopoldo Fulgione 1960
Pasquale Gagliardi 1960–63
Antonio D'Amico
Michele Scozia
Michele Scozia 1964–65
Michele Gagliardi 1965–67
Giuseppe Tedesco 1967–72
Americo Vessa
Alfredo Caiafa
Americo Vessa
Giovanni Benvenuto
Cesare Trucillo
Americo Vessa 1974–75
Name Years
Pietro Esposito 1975–76
Pietro Esposito
Aldo Matera
Enzo Paolillo
Giovanni Benvenuto
Enzo Paolillo
Vincenzo Grieco
Antonio Ventura
Federico De Piano
Vincenzo Grieco
Filippo Troisi 1980–82
Antonio Scermino 1983
Arcangelo Japicca 1983–85
Augusto Strianese 1985–87
Giuseppe Soglia 1987–91
Franco Del Mese 1991–94
Aniello Aliberti 1994–05
Antonio Lombardi 2005–2011
Marco Mezzaroma 2011–

Managerial history[edit]

Salernitana have had many managers and trainers running the team during their history, here is a chronological list of them from 1919 onwards.[5]

Name Nationality Years
Vincenzo Giordano Italy 1919
Raffaele Schiavone Italy 1919–21
Toledo Italy 1921–22
Ciminari Italy 1922–23
Alfonso Guasco Italy 1923–24
Willy Kargus Germany 1924–25
Bellone Italy 1925
Venturini Italy 1927–28
Barone Italy 1928
Finizio Italy 1928–29
Apicella Italy 1929
Géza Kertész Hungary 1929–31
Luigi Leone Italy 1931–32
Mora Italy 1932
Ivo Fiorentini Italy 1932–33
Walter Colombati Italy 1933–34
Imre Schoffer Hungary 1934–35
Buratti Italy 1935
Armand Halmos Hungary 1935–36
Ferenc Hirzer Italy 1936–38
Francesco Hansel Czech Republic 1938–39
Attila Sallustro Italy Paraguay 1939
Béla Karoly Hungary 1939–40
Ferenc Hirzer Hungary 1940–41
Géza Kertész Hungary 1941
Antonio Valese Italy 1941
Giuseppe Viani Italy 1941–43
Milite Italy 1944
Antonio Valese Italy 1944–45
Vittorio Mosele Italy 1945
Ferenc Hirzer Italy 1945
Giuseppe Viani Italy 1945–47
Pietro Piselli Italy 1948–50
Arnaldo Sentimenti Italy 1950
Walter Crociani Italy 1950–51
Rodolphe Hiden Austria 1951–52
Carlo Ceresoli Italy 1952–53
Enrico Carpitelli Italy 1953–55
Saracino Italy 1955
Antonio Valese Italy 1955–56
Saracino Italy 1956
Paolo Todeschini Italy 1956–57
Enrico Carpitelli Italy 1957
Giovanni Varglien Italy 1957–58
Nicolò Nicolosi Italy 1958–59
Vittorio Mosele Italy 1959
István Mike Mayer Hungary 1959
Pietro Piselli Italy 1959–60
Ettore Puricelli Italy Uruguay 1960–61
Di Gennaro Italy 1961–62
Gyula Zsengellér Hungary 1962
Piero Pasinati Italy 1962–63
Giunchi Italy 1963–64
Rodolphe Hiden Austria 1964
Riccardo Carapellese Italy 1964–65
Rodolphe Hiden Austria 1965
Rosati Italy 1965–66
Oscar Montez Argentina 1967
Guido Settembrino Italy 1967–69
Pietro Magni Italy 1969
Sergio Piacentini Italy 1969–70
Edi Gratton Italy 1970
Rosati Italy 1970–71
Giancarlo Vitali Italy 1971–72
Nicola Chiricallo Italy 1972–73
Name Nationality Years
Franco Viviani Italy 1973–74
Ettore Recagni Italy 1974–75
Giacomo Losi Italy 1975
Guido Settembrino Italy 1975
Massimo Giacomini Italy 1975–76
Ottavio Bugatti Italy 1976
Carlo Regalia Italy 1976–77
Lucio Muiesan Italy 1977
Carlo Facchin Italy 1977
Enea Masiero Italy 1977–78
Lucio Muiesan Italy 1978
Rosati Italy 1978–79
Franco Viviani Italy 1979–80
Antonio Giammarinaro Italy 1980
Gigante Italy 1980
Lamberto Leonardi Italy 1980–81
Antonio Giammarinaro Italy 1981–82
Romano Mattè Italy 1982
Francisco Lojacono Argentina 1982–83
Marino Perani Italy 1983
Mario Facco Italy 1983–84
Gian Piero Ghio Italy 1984–86
Giorgio Sereni Italy 1986
Carmelo Russo Italy 1986–87
Claudio Tobia Italy 1987–88
Roberto Clagluna Italy 1988
Carlo Soldo Italy 1988
Giancarlo Pasinato Italy 1988–89
Lamberto Leonardi Italy 1989
Giancarlo Ansaloni Italy 1989–91
Gianni Simonelli Italy 1991–92
Tarcisio Burgnich Italy 1992
Giuliano Sonzogni Italy 1992–93
Delio Rossi Italy 1993–95
Franco Colomba Italy 1995–97
Franco Varrella Italy 1997
Delio Rossi Italy 1997–99
Francesco Oddo Italy 1999
Adriano Cadregari Italy 1999
Luigi Cagni Italy 1999–00
Adriano Cadregari Italy 2000
Francesco Oddo Italy 2000–01
Nedo Sonetti Italy 2001
Zdeněk Zeman Czech Republic 2001–03
Franco Varrella Italy 2003
Stefano Pioli Italy 2003–04
Aldo Ammazzalorso Argentina 2004–05
Angelo Gregucci Italy 2005
Maurizio Costantini Italy 2005–06
Stefano Cuoghi Italy 2006
Raffaele Novelli Italy 2006
Gianfranco Bellotto Italy 2007
Andrea Agostinelli Italy 2007–08
Fabio Brini Italy 2008–
Bortolo Mutti Italy 2008–
Fabrizio Castori Italy 2008–09
Fabio Brini Italy 2009
Marco Cari Italy 2009
Gianluca Grassadonia Italy 2009–10
Ersilio Cerone Italy 2010
Roberto Breda Italy 2010-11
Carlo Perrone Italy 2011-2012
Giuseppe Galderisi Italy 2012
Carlo Perrone Italy 2012-


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