U.S. Cremonese

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Cremonese
US Cremonese logo.svg
Full name Unione Sportiva Cremonese
Nickname(s) Grigiorossi (Gray-reds);
Tigri (Tigers)
Founded 24 March 1903
Ground Stadio Giovanni Zini,
Cremona, Italy
Ground Capacity 20,641
Owner Giovanni Arvedi
President Luigi Simoni
Head Coach Attilio Tesser
League Lega Pro/A
2015–16 Lega Pro/A, 6th
Website Club home page

Unione Sportiva Cremonese is an Italian football club, based in Cremona. The club was founded in 1903. Cremonese played the 2005/2006 season in Serie B, having won and were therefore relegated to Serie C1 for 2006/07. It currently plays in Lega Pro Prima Divisione.

Their last appearance in Serie A was in 1996.

Cremonese won the Anglo-Italian Cup in 1992/93, beating English club Derby County in the final at Wembley Stadium.

Some of the famous players who played for Cremonese include Gianluca Vialli, Władysław Żmuda, Anders Limpar, Giuseppe Favalli, John Aloisi and Enrico Chiesa.

History[edit]

Cremonese was in Serie A in its first season (1929–30) but entered a long period of decline, languishing in the lower leagues before the late 1970s. By 1984 they had achieved promotion to Serie A, with one-year spells in 1984–85, 1989–90 and 1991–92.

Cremonese had a successful run in the 1992/93 Anglo-Italian Cup, beating Bari 4–1 in the semi-final, and Derby County 3–1 in the final at the old Wembley Stadium: Cremonese's scorers were Corrado Verdelli, Riccardo Maspero and Andrea Tentoni, with Derby's goal scored by Marco Gabbiadini.

Under Luigi Simoni, Cremonese returned to Serie A in 1993. With a side containing quality in the form of defenders Luigi Gualco and Corrado Verdelli, midfield playmaker Riccardo Maspero and forwards Andrea Tentoni and Matjaž Florijančič, Cremonese held their own in Serie A with a highly respectable 10th-place finish in 1993–94 but would be relegated in 1996.

Relegation resulted in the decline of the club, plummeting to Serie C2 by 2000 before achieving successive promotions back to Serie B by 2005. Giovanni Dall'Igna, another defender from the Serie A years, has since returned to the club. However, Cremonese were relegated to Serie C1 in the 2005/2006 season. Cremonese have tried to return to Serie B since: their best attempt was in the 2009/10 season, when they were beaten by Varese in the promotion play-off final (2–1 on aggregate).

Colors and badge[edit]

The team's colors are red and grey.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 29 January, 2017 [1][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 Nicola Ravaglia
2 Italy DF Matteo Procopio (on loan from Torino)
3 Germany DF Giuseppe Gemiti
4 Italy DF Simone Salviato
5 Czech Republic DF Jan Polák
6 Italy DF Stefano Lucchini
7 Italy MF Luca Belingheri
8 Italy MF Michele Cavion (on loan from Juventus)
9 Italy FW Andrea Brighenti
10 Italy FW Pasquale Maiorino
11 Italy FW Francesco Stanco
12 Italy GK Matteo Bellucci
13 Italy DF Edoardo Stanghellini
No. Position Player
14 Italy MF Davide Moro
15 Italy DF Ivan Marconi
16 Albania MF Alessio Ruçi
17 Italy MF Filippo Porcari
18 Italy MF Simone Pesce
19 Italy FW Stefano Scappini
20 Italy MF Giampietro Perrulli
22 Italy GK Riccardo Galli
23 Italy MF Fabio Scarsella
26 Italy DF Johad Ferretti
28 Italy DF Alessandro Bastrini
29 Italy DF Alex Redolfi (on loan from Atalanta)


Honours[edit]

  • Serie C: 3
1935/36 (Girone B), 1941/42 (Girone B), 1976/77 (Girone A)
  • Serie C1: 1
2004/05 (Girone A)
  • Serie D: 1
1967/68 (Girone B)
  • IV Serie: 1
1953/54 (Girone C)
1992–93
  • Primavera TIM Cup: 1
1986/87

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "I numeri di gara ufficiali della stagione 2016/17" (in Italian). U.S. Cremonese. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 

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