|Full name||Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor 2013|
Biancazzurri (The White-Blues);
|Founded||1907 (as "Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor")
|Ground||Stadio Paolo Mazza,
|2014–15||Lega Pro/B, 4th|
Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor 2013 (or simply SPAL) is a professional Italian football club, based in Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna. The club currently plays in the Lega Pro, having last been in Serie A in 1968. Their highest result in Serie A was fifth place in the 1959-1960 league season.
The history of S.P.A.L. 2013 officially started in 1907, following the bankruptcies in 2005 and 2012 of Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor 2013, based in Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna. It currently plays in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione.
Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor
The club was founded in 1907 as Ars et Labor by the salesian priest Pietro Acerbis and was renamed in 1912 as Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor. It has played in serie A from 1920 to 1925 and from 1951 to 1968: their highest result in Serie A was fifth place in the 1959-1960 league season.
It was refounded in 2005 after the bankruptcy as Spal 1907.
S.S.D. Real S.P.A.L.
At the end of the 2012-13 Serie D season the club took back its original denomination: in fact Giacomense, a club founded in 1967 of Masi San Giacomo, a frazione of Masi Torello moved to city of Ferrara. On 12 July 2013, after unsuccessful negotiations for the sale of the company between Vincent Candela and the group Wind4Win, represented by Andrea Cani and Giulio Finzi, owner Roberto Benasciutti made a deal with the Colombarini family for the merger between S.P.A.L. and Giacomense, with the latter giving its sports title to S.P.A.L. and moving to play in Ferrara. The club changed its name to S.P.A.L. 2013 in order to continue the soccer history of S.P.A.L.. The new club completed the 2013–14 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione season in sixth place, thus qualifying to the inaugural unified 2014–15 Lega Pro season.
Colours and badge
The team's colours are blue and white.
- As of 16 February, 2015
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.