S.S. Virtus Lanciano 1924
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|Full name||Società Sportiva Virtus Lanciano 1924 Srl|
|Ground||Stadio Guido Biondi,|
|2015–16||Serie B, 19th (relegated)|
The club was founded in 1919 and refounded in 2008 with the current name. That year S.S. Lanciano S.r.l. bankrupted; a new company S.S. Virtus Lanciano 1924 acquired the sports title by using the Article 52 of N.O.I.F..
In the season 2011–12 it was promoted to Serie B for the first time under the guidance of Carmine Gautieri, who also led the team to its debut season in the second tier, ended in a safe mid-table position.
Virtus Lanciano gained national news in end-2013 after the club, now headed by Marco Baroni, surprised the whole country by leading the league table undefeated, against all odds, by the end of October.
The club ended the 2015–16 season with relegation, and successively renounced to register for the new Lega Pro season due to financial and administrative issues. The club was excluded altogether from the Italian football league pyramid, and is currently only active as a youth sector.
Colors and badge
The team's official colors are red and black.
Notable former players
- Fabrizio Castori (1998–99), (2000–03)
- Maurizio Pellegrino (2004–05)
- Francesco Monaco (2005–06)
- Andrea Camplone (2006–07)
- Francesco Moriero (2007–08)
- Eusebio Di Francesco (2008–09)
- Dino Pagliari (2009–10)
- Andrea Camplone (2010–11)
- Carmine Gautieri (2011–13)
- Marco Baroni (2013–14)
- Roberto D'Aversa (2014–16)
- Primo Maragliulo (2016)
- Abete, Giancarlo (25 June 2008). "C.U. N°117/A (2007–08)" (PDF). Presidente Federale (in Italian). FIGC. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
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