|Full name||Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor 2013|
Biancazzurri (The White-Blues);
|Founded||1907 (as "Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor")
|Ground||Stadio Paolo Mazza,
|2015–16||Lega Pro/B, 1st (promoted)|
S.P.A.L. 2013, better known as Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor (or simply SPAL) is a professional Italian football club, based in Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna. The club currently plays in Serie B, the second level of the Italian football league system, having last been in Serie A in 1968. SPAL has played its home matches since 1928 at Stadio Paolo Mazza, named after Paolo Mazza (chairman of the club from 1946 to 1977).
Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor
The club was founded in 1907 as Circolo Ars et Labor by the Salesian priest Pietro Acerbis, then was renamed in 1913 as Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor. The team played in Serie A from 1920 to 1925, then again from 1951 to 1968: their best finish was fifth in the 1959–60 league season. It was refounded in 2005, after a bankruptcy, as Spal 1907.
S.S.D. Real S.P.A.L.
In the summer of 2012, after suffering a second bankruptcy, the club was refounded for the third time as Società Sportiva Dilettantistica Real S.P.A.L. and would begin life in Serie D thanks to Article 52 NOIF of FIGC.
At the end of the 2012–13 Serie D season the club took back its original denomination. Giacomense, a club founded in 1967 at Masi San Giacomo, a frazione of Masi Torello had moved to the city of Ferrara; on 12 July 2013, owner Roberto Benasciutti made a deal with the Colombarini family for a merger between S.P.A.L. and Giacomense, with the latter giving its sports title to S.P.A.L. and continuing 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.
Colours and badge
The team's colours are blue and white.
- As of 5 January 2017
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.