S.P.A.L. 2013

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Club crest
Full name Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor 2013
Nickname(s) Spallini;
Biancazzurri (The White-Blues);
Founded 1907 (as "Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor")
2005 (refounded)
2012 (refounded)
2013 (refounded)
Ground Stadio Paolo Mazza,
Ferrara, Italy
Ground Capacity 7,500
Chairman Italy Walter Mattioli
Manager Italy Oscar Brevi
League Lega Pro/B
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[edit]

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.

In the summer 2012, after a new bankruptcy, was founded the new company Società Sportiva Dilettantistica Real S.P.A.L. that restarted from Serie D[1] thanks to Article 52 NOIF of FIGC. [2]

S.S.D. Real S.P.A.L.[edit]

In the summer 2012 was founded the new company Società Sportiva Dilettantistica Real S.P.A.L. that restarted from Serie D[3] thanks to Article 52 of N.O.I.F..[4]

S.P.A.L. 2013[edit]

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[edit]

The team's colours are blue and white.

Current squad[edit]

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.

No. Position Player
** Italy GK Pietro Menegatti
** Italy GK Marco Albertoni (on loan from Genoa)
** Italy GK Giovanni Ranieri (on loan from Inter)
** Italy DF Daniele Gasparetto
** Italy DF Tommaso Silvestri
** Italy DF Nicolas Giani
** Italy DF Simone Aldrovandi (on loan from Chievo)
** Italy DF Marcello Cottafava
** Italy DF Valerio Nava (on loan from Atalanta)
** Italy DF Riccardo Rosina
** Italy DF Andrea Lenzi (on loan from Alessandria)
** Italy MF Andrea Landi
No. Position Player
** Italy MF Giorgio Capece
** Italy MF Federico Gentile
** Italy MF Matteo Gerbaudo (on loan from Juventus)
** Italy MF Alessandro Bellemo
** Italy MF Manuel Lazzari
** Italy MF Mattia Finotto
** Italy MF Alberto Filippini
** Italy MF Davide Di Quinzio
** Italy FW Emanuele Rovini (on loan from Empoli)
** Italy FW Gianmarco Zigoni (on loan from Milan)
** Italy FW Giordano Fioretti
** Italy FW Luca Veratti (on loan from Bologna)


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