S.S. Virtus Lanciano 1924

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Virtus Lanciano
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Full nameSocietà Sportiva Virtus Lanciano 1924 Srl
Nickname(s)Frentani
Founded1924
GroundStadio Guido Biondi,
Lanciano, Italy
Capacity5,639
ChairmanValentina Maio
2015–16Serie B, 19th (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

Società Sportiva Virtus Lanciano 1924 is an Italian association football club, based in Lanciano, Abruzzo. It last played in Serie B in 2015–16, and is currently not taking part in any leagues.

History[edit]

Former logo, used until 2008

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..[1]

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[edit]

The team's official colors are red and black.

Notable former players[edit]

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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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