Ternana Unicusano Calcio

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Ternana Unicusano
Ternana logo.png
Full name Ternana Unicusano Calcio SpA
Nickname(s) Rossoverdi (Red-greens);
Fère (Beasts)
Founded 1925; 92 years ago (1925)
Ground Stadio Libero Liberati,
Terni, Italy
Ground Capacity 22,000
Owner Stefano Bandecchi
Manager Sandro Pochesci
League Serie B
2016–17 Serie B, 18th
Website Club website
Current season

Ternana Unicusano Calcio is an Italian football club based in the city of Terni, Umbria.

The club was founded in 1925 and refounded in 1993. In its history, Ternana have twice played in Serie A (seasons 1972–73 and 1974–75) and 27 times in Serie B. The club is currently playing in Serie B.

The first team from Umbria to reach Serie A, Ternana enjoy a local rivalry with Perugia, and play their home matches at the Stadio Libero Liberati.

History[edit]

Serie A[edit]

Foundation[edit]

The club was founded in 1925 as Terni F.B.C after the merger between Terni Football Club and Unione Sportiva Ternana, reaching the II Division in 1926 and the I Division (nowadays known as Serie B) just a year later.

From Serie C to Serie B[edit]

The club, however, folded in due to financial difficulties, being refounded in 1929 as Unione Fascista Ternana (a denomination that was common during the Italian fascist regime). Folding again in 1933, the club returned to footballing action in 1935 under the name Polisportiva Mario Umberto Borzacchini, after a racing car driver and a native of Terni who had died at the 1933 Monza Grand Prix. In 1938 the new club reached promotion to Serie C, missing a second consecutive promotion the following year.

In 1946, after the World War II, football restarted in Italy and Ternana played in the Serie B, missing promotion for two consecutive years, and being relegated to Serie C in 1949 and IV Serie in 1950. A third relegation, this time to Promozione, came in 1953, and was followed by two years in the regional division for Ternana before returning to IV Serie in 1955. The club returned to Serie C in 1964, and Serie B in 1968, the latter under coach Corrado Viciani.

1970s–1993: From Serie A to bankruptcy[edit]

In 1972, Ternana finally won Serie B and reached Serie A for their first time, again with Viciani as coach. However, the club did not prove to be ready for Serie A, as they were promptly relegated in their debut appearance in the top flight, managing only three wins in 30 matches. In 1974, again in Serie B, Ternana managed to reach one of the three top spots, winning their second promotion to Serie A; this was, however, followed by yet another sad relegation. In the following years, despite a number of noted head coaches such as Edmondo Fabbri, Cesare Maldini and Renzo Ulivieri, Ternana did not manage to return in the top flight, and instead were relegated to Serie C in 1980, despite a prestigious run in the Coppa Italia 1979–80, where Ternana reached the semi-finals, being then eliminated 3–1 on aggregate by Roma.

During the 1980s Ternana played between Serie C1 and Serie C2, before going bankrupt on 12 December 1987. Managed by an official liquidator, Ternana ended the season and escaped relegation. The club, bought in the summer of 1988 by a consortium headed by Gaspare Gambino, won promotion to Serie C in 1988–89 after winning the penalty shootout in a playoff against Chieti. Successively, Ternana won Serie C1 in 1992 and marked their return to Serie B. The promotion was, however, followed by financial troubles that prevented new signings. At the end of the season, which the team finished in the last position, Ternana went officially bankrupt.

1993–1998: From the refoundation to Serie B[edit]

On the summer 1993 the club was refounded as Ternana Calcio and was being forced to begin again from Serie D. In their first Serie D campaign, Ternana missed promotion, ending in third place behind Teramo and local rivals Narnese. This was followed by another unsuccessful attempt, as Ternana lost promotion to Viterbese; despite this, the club was later readmitted to Serie C2 to fill a league vacancy (ripescaggio). In 1996–97 and 1997–98, with a new president and Luigi Delneri as head coach, Ternana won two consecutive promotions, thus returning to Serie B.

1998–present: From Serie B to Lega Pro Prima Divisione and back[edit]

Ternana played Serie B from 1998 until 2006. In 2004 missed a promotion in Serie A finishing 4 points behind Fiorentina.

In 2006 they were relegated to Serie C1 (since the season 2008–09 Lega Pro Prima Divisione).

In the season 2010–11 the club was relegated to Lega Pro Seconda Divisione after losing the play-out, but it was later readmitted to Lega Pro Prima Divisione in 4 August 2011 to fill vacancies.[1]

In the following season 2011–12 it was promoted from Lega Pro Prima Divisione to Serie B.

Back in Serie B, Ternana has avoided relegation as well as play-outs for 6 consecutive seasons.

In June 2017, the ownership of the club passed to the Stefano Bandecchi (owner of the Università degli Studi Niccolò Cusano).

Colors and badge[edit]

The team's colours are red and green. It is the only Italian professional team with a red and green combination.

Current squad[edit]

As of 31 August 2017.[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Italy GK Alessandro Plizzari (on loan from Milan)
2 Italy DF Roberto Vitiello
3 Italy DF Alessandro Favalli
4 Slovakia DF Martin Valjent (on loan from Chievo)
5 Italy DF Andrea Signorini
6 Italy MF Federico Angiulli
8 Italy MF Ivan Varone
9 Italy FW Leonardo Candellone (on loan from Torino)
10 Italy FW Mattia Finotto (on loan from SPAL)
11 Italy FW Diego Albadoro
12 Italy GK Marco Bleve (on loan from Lecce)
13 Italy DF Johad Ferretti
14 Italy MF Mattia Battistoni
15 Italy DF Nicolò Gigli
16 Italy MF Luca Tremolada (on loan from Virtus Entella)
No. Position Player
17 Italy FW Leonardo Taurino
18 Italy DF Daniele Marino
19 Italy DF Luca Zanon (on loan from Fiorentina)
20 Italy FW Mirko Carretta
21 Italy FW Filippo Tiscione
22 Italy GK Andrea Sala
23 Italy MF Andrea Paolucci
24 Italy MF Francesco Bombagi
25 Italy MF Marino Defendi
26 Italy DF Daniele Gasparetto
27 Italy MF Alessandro Bordin (on loan from Roma)
28 Italy MF Matteo Capitani
30 Italy MF Simone Franchini (on loan from Sassuolo)
32 Italy FW Adriano Montalto

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Italy DF Pasquale Di Sabatino (at Matera)
Italy DF Andrea Maestrelli (at Arzachena)
Italy DF Leonardo Sernicola (at Matera)
No. Position Player
Italy MF Alessandro Di Paolantonio (at Viterbese)
Italy FW Francesco Salvemini (at Akragas)
Italy FW Ignazio Battista (at Matera)

Managers[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Armadori, Giorgio; Christian Armadori (2001). Tra storia e leggenda, almanacco illustrato della Ternana dalle origini al 2000 (in Italian). Ternana Calcio. ISBN 88-434-0859-3. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://sport.repubblica.it/news/sport/calcio-lega-pro-ripescaggi-5-in-i-divisione-e-rimini-in-ii/4014274
  2. ^ "Prima squadra" (in Italian). Ternana Calcio. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016. 

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