S.S. Akragas Città dei Templi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Akragas
SSAkragas.png
Full name Società Sportiva Akragas Città dei Templi
Nickname(s) Giganti, Akragantini, Biancoazzurri, Il Gigante
Founded 1939 (inactive)
1952 (re-founded)
Capacity 10,000[1]
President Italy Silvio Alessi
Manager Vacant
League Serie C (Girone C)
2016–17 Lega Pro/I, 16th
Website Club website

Società Sportiva Akragas Città dei Templi, commonly referred to as S.S. Akragas, was an Italian association football club based in Agrigento, Sicily. The club was founded in 1929. Club president Silvio Alessi announced on 13 July 2018, that the team did not register for the upcoming season of Serie D, to which it had been relegated, and the club had been placed in liquidation.[2]

History[edit]

The foundation[edit]

An ancestor of the club was known to have played since at least the early-1930s as Associazione Calcio Agrigento.[3] The club had moderate success in the lower divisions of Italian football; it progressed beyond the regional Sicilian scene to Serie C for the first time in the 1939–40 season.[4]

By the late 1940s A.C. Agrigento had fallen in stature, competing in the regional Promozione Sicily league after being relegated;[4] their decline fully set in 1952 when the club became defunct due to financial difficulties.[4]

Revival as Akragas[edit]

Following the previous club's closure, Akragas was revamped and a new team was set up by chairman Enzo Lauretta during 1952. The club was renamed Unione Sportiva Akragas,[5] rather than using the Italianized version of the name, the club paid homage to the city's Magna Graecia roots. A noted figure in Sicilian football, Carmelo Di Bella was put in place as the club's first manager, while Gaspare Gallo was its first captain.[6] To attract the attention of the supporters of defunct Agrigento, Akragas changed its colour, abandonning its violet and taking the white and blue of Agrigento.

In the 2013–14 season, Akragas barely missed out on promotion to Lega Pro in favour of Savoia, but would go on to achieve this in the next season by winning Group I of the Serie D league. They began to play in the Lega Pro after the 2015–16 season.

Club president Silvio Alessi announced on 13 July 2018, that the team did not register for the upcoming season of Serie D, to which it had been relegated, and the club had been placed in liquidation.[2]

Colours and badge[edit]

The team plays in a light blue and white striped kit.

Current squad[edit]

As of 11 February, 2018[7]

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 Alessandro Vono
3 Italy DF Ferdinando Raucci (on loan from Bisceglie)
4 Italy MF Giulio Sanseverino
5 Italy MF Filippo Caternicchia
6 Italy DF Francesco Mileto
7 Italy MF Vincenzo Carrotta
8 Slovenia MF Urban Žibert (on loan from Juve Stabia)
9 Italy FW Gaetano Dammacco (on loan from Matera)
10 Guinea-Bissau FW Idrissa Camará (on loan from Avellino)
11 Italy DF Andrea Pastore (on loan from Alessandria)
12 Italy GK Antonio Lo Monaco
13 Italy DF Cristian Ioio
No. Position Player
14 Italy DF Fabrizio Danese (on loan from Chievo)
15 Italy DF Andrea Pisani
16 Italy FW Calogero Minacori
17 Italy DF Marco Saitta
18 Italy MF Gaetano Navas
20 Italy DF Silvio Petrucci
22 Italy GK Antonino Amella
23 Italy DF Andrea Scrugli
24 Italy FW Riccardo Moreo (on loan from AlbinoLeffe)
27 Italy DF Michele Canale
28 Albania FW Ador Gjuci (on loan from Torino)
29 Italy MF Fabrizio Bramati

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Italy MF Alessio Leveque (at Torino U-19)
Italy MF Riccardo Rotulo (at Sanremese)
No. Position Player
Italy FW Simone Sicurella (at Sancataldese)
Italy FW Silvestre Tripoli (at Crotone U-19])

Non-playing staff[edit]

Honours[edit]

Serie C2:

  • Runner-up (1): 1982–83

Serie D:

  • Winners (3): 1980–81; 1991–92; 2014–15
  • Runner-up (2): 1958–59; 2013–14

Eccellenza Sicily:

  • Winners (1): 2012–13

Promozione Sicily:

  • Winners (3): 1956–57; 1977–78

Prima Categoria Sicily:

  • Runners-up (1): 1952–53

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ssakragas.it/locations/505500737757
  2. ^ a b "L'Akragas Non si Iscrive al Campionato di Serie D, la Società sarà Messa in Liquidazione" [Akragas Does Not Register for the Serie D Championship, the Company will be Put into Liquidation]. Giornale di Sicilia (in Italian). 13 July 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Coppa Italia: il dossier sulle 19 big in campo". Lega Nazionale Dilettanti. 7 October 2007.
  4. ^ a b c "Storia dell'Akragas Calcio". Criluge Flash. 7 October 2007.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Libri. Presentata la storia ilustrata dell'Unione Sportiva Akragas". Akragas.net. 7 October 2007.
  6. ^ "Fotogallery Anni '50". Conosecrel Akragas. 7 October 2007. Archived from the original on 2 June 2007.
  7. ^ "Team – Prima Squadra". Società Sportiva Akragas Città dei Templi (in Italian). Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  8. ^ UFFICIALE: Akragas, Almirón rescinde ma resta come coordinatore area tecnica Archived 20 February 2016 at the Wayback Machine. tuttolegapro.com (in Italian)

External links[edit]