Cosenza Calcio

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Full name Cosenza Calcio Srl
Nickname(s) Lupi (Wolves)
Rossoblù (Red-blues)
Silani ("silans", for the name of mountain's and wood's land where is the city, "Sila")
Founded 1914
2003 (as A.S. Cosenza F.C.)
2007 (as Fortitudo Cosenza)
2011 (as Nuova Cosenza Calcio)
2013 (as Cosenza Calcio)
Ground Stadio San Vito,
Cosenza, Italy
Ground Capacity 24,479
Chairman Eugenio Guarascio[1]
Manager Giorgio Roselli
League Lega Pro/C
2014–15 Lega Pro/C, 10th

Cosenza Calcio[2] is an Italian football club, based in Cosenza, Calabria. Currently the team plays in Lega Pro, the third tier of Italian football.


Cosenza Calcio 1914[edit]

The club was founded in 1914 as Società Sportiva Fortitudo and renamed as Cosenza Calcio 1914 in 1920[3] and enjoyed a long time in the professional leagues, spending several years in the Serie B. They also won the Anglo-Italian Cup in 1983. In 2003, Cosenza 1914 finally folded.

In 2003 the club as refounded as A.S. Cosenza F.C., in 2005 it switched its denomination into Cosenza Calcio 1914.

In 2007 the club gave up its Serie D membership, but all the team players later joined new club Fortitudo Cosenza, which is relocated from Rende.

Following this, the new club renamed itself, taking the old historical denomination of Cosenza Calcio 1914 with the aim to rise up the Italian football pyramid. In 2011 the team was then excluded from professional Championship by Co.Vi.Soc. and it didn't appeal.

Nuova Cosenza Calcio[edit]

2011-12 season[edit]

In summer 2011 the club was refounded as Nuova Cosenza Calcio and restarted from Serie D[4][5] After a mediocre start, they sacked coach Enzo Patania and hired Tommaso Napoli.[6] They won 9 and drew 7 without a loss to finish the regular season in second place to A.S.D. HinterReggio in Girone I and entered in the promotion playoffs.[7] They won 6 in a row to become champions of the playoffs.[8] The club won the promotion playoffs by beating SandonàJesoloCalcio 3-2 in the final, but not being automatically promoted shall remain still in Serie D.

2012-13 season as Cosenza Calcio[edit]

On Monday, August 5, 2013, the team announced that it was promoted to the professional league, Lega Pro Seconda Divisione.[9] The club was promoted again to the unified 2014–15 Lega Pro after ending the 2013–14 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione season in fourth place.

Colors and badge[edit]

The team's official colours are red and dark blue, probably in honor to Genoa C.F.C.. [10] The supporters love see in the shirt also same green details, to remembering the original colours of 1914 (green and blue).



Winners (1): 2014-15,

Shirt sponsors and manufacturers[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1985-1986 ADIDAS P.A.C.
1987–1988 DEGI Terme Luigiane
1988-1989 DEGI Lagostina
1989–1990 ABM CORVASCE
1990-1991 ABM STANLEY
1991–1992 ASICS DODARO
1995–1996 Hummel Caffe' Aiello
1996–1997 Hummel Carical
1998–2000 Kappa Provincia di Cosenza
2001–2002 Legea Provincia di Cosenza
2003-2004 Sport Point
2004-2005 Sport Point
2005-2006 Errea
2008-2009 Onze Simet/Hit Shop
2009-2011 Onze Aiello
2011-2012 Onze La Terra Di Piero
2011-2012 Onze Obbiettivo Lavoro/Scintille
2011-2012 Onze G1 Petroli
2012-2013 Macron Oro Cash/Precenzano Catering
2013-2014 Legea Wüber


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