U.S. Ancona 1905

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Full name Unione Sportiva Ancona 1905
Nickname(s) i Dorici (The Dorians)
i Biancorossi (The Red and Whites)
Founded 1905 (Ancona)
2004 (AC Ancona)
1948 (SS Piano San Lazzaro)
2010 (US Ancona)
Dissolved 2004 (Ancona)
2010 (AC Ancona)
Ground Stadio del Conero,[1]
Ancona, Italy
Ground Capacity 23,983
President Andrea Marinelli
Head coach Giovanni Cornacchini
League Lega Pro/B
2014–15 Lega Pro/B, 6th
Website Club home page

Unione Sportiva Ancona 1905,[2][3] commonly referred to as Ancona, is an Italian association football club based in Ancona, Marche. It plays in the Lega Pro league.


Football in Ancona[edit]

A.C. Ancona[edit]

Former AC Ancona logo

The origins of football in Ancona go back to 1905 when was founded Unione Sportiva Anconitana, changing its name to Ancona Calcio in 1982 and being refounded in 2004 as Associazione Calcio Ancona.
In the summer 2010, the club failed join in Serie B and any of the lower divisions and filed for bankruptcy.

US Ancona 1905[edit]

The club was founded in 1948 as Società Sportiva Piano San Lazzaro and after its 2nd place in Eccellenza Marche it was refounded in 2010, after failure join of the historical club,[4] changing its denomination to Unione Sportiva Ancona 1905,[5] maintaining the same league.
US Ancona 1905 becames so the new Ancona and then the main football club of the city, but it is not his legitimate heir not having yet acquired its brand and its sports title.[6]

2010–11 season[edit]

The club in the season 2010–11 obtains a prestigious "triplete":[7]

2011–12 season[edit]

The club in the season 2011–12 plays in Serie D group F with the objective of obtaining an immediate promotion to Lega Pro Seconda Divisione. On 29 November 2011, after the incredible remount suffered with Riccione who drew 2–2 to sawing 2 goals in the final minutes[14] the coach Massimiliano Favo was sacked and substituted by Marco Osio,[15] until 3 February 2012 when he rescinds the contract by mutual agreement with the company. The new coach of the team becomes Sauro Trillini.[16] The team was ranked 3rd qualifying so for the Promotion playoffs, but it was eliminated from Sambenedettese in the second round.

Back to professionalism[edit]

In the 2013–14 season, Ancona won the Serie D title and thus ensured promotion to the 2014–15 Lega Pro, and back into professionalism.

Colors and badge[edit]

The team's color are white and red-yellow.


Main article: Stadio del Conero

Ancona 1905 play their home matches at the 25,000 capacity, Stadio Conero, located in the city of Ancona.

Current squad[edit]

As of 14 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 Gianclaudio Lori
Italy GK Giuseppe Polizzi
Italy GK Giuseppe Aprea
Italy GK Giovanni Renzi
Italy DF Emilio Dierna
Italy DF Loris Bacchetti
Italy DF Lorenzo Paoli
Italy DF Marco Mallus
Italy DF Tommaso D’Orazio
Italy DF Gabriele Cilloni
Italy DF Alessandro Di Dio
Italy DF Francesco Cangi
Italy DF Aurelio Barilaro
Italy MF Domenico Tenace
No. Position Player
Italy MF Luca Gelonese
Italy MF Gianluca Sampietro (on loan from Sampdoria)
Italy MF Leo Di Ceglie
Italy MF Lorenzo Bambozzi
Italy MF Dario Arcuri
Italy MF Cristiano Camillucci
Italy MF Luca Parodi
Italy MF Alessando Morbidelli
Brazil FW Rafael Bondi
Italy FW Giancarlo Lisai (on loan from Carpi)
Italy FW Giacomo Tulli
Italy FW Daniele Paponi (on loan from Bologna)
Portugal FW Diogo Tavares
Italy FW Luca Cognigni (on loan from Carpi)


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