U.S. Cremonese

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Cremonese
US Cremonese logo.svg
Full nameUnione Sportiva Cremonese S.p.A.
Nickname(s)I Grigiorossi (The Gray and Reds)
Le Tigri (The Tigers)
Founded24 March 1903; 116 years ago (1903-03-24)
GroundStadio Giovanni Zini
Capacity20,641
OwnerGiovanni Arvedi
PresidentPaolo Rossi
CoachMassimo Rastelli
LeagueSerie B
2018–19Serie B, 9th
WebsiteClub website

Unione Sportiva Cremonese, commonly referred to as Cremonese, is an Italian football club based in Cremona, Lombardy. It currently plays in Serie B.

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

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 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).

Honours[edit]

US Cremonese in the Italian football league system.
U.S. Cremonese honours
Type Competition Titles Seasons/Years
Domestic Serie C 3 1935–36 (Girone B), 1941–42 (Girone B), 1976–77 (Girone A)
Lega Pro Prima Divisione
1
2004–05 (Girone A)
Serie D 1953–54 (Girone C)
Prima Categoria 1967–68 (Girone B)
Worldwide Anglo-Italian Cup 1992–93

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 February 2019

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 Ivan Rondanini
3 Brazil DF Claiton
4 Italy MF Mariano Arini
7 Italy FW Antonio Piccolo
8 Italy MF Gaetano Castrovilli (on loan from Fiorentina)
9 Italy FW Luca Strizzolo
10 Italy FW Samuele Longo (on loan from Internazionale)
11 Italy MF Daniele Croce
12 Italy GK Giacomo Volpe
14 Romania DF Vasile Mogoș
15 Italy MF Danilo Soddimo
16 Italy GK Michael Agazzi
No. Position Player
17 Italy DF Francesco Migliore
18 Italy MF Michele Castagnetti
21 Brazil MF Gabriel Strefezza (on loan from SPAL)
22 Serbia GK Boris Radunović (on loan from Atalanta)
23 Italy DF Antonio Caracciolo (on loan from Hellas Verona)
24 Italy DF Dario Del Fabro (on loan from Juventus)
26 Italy DF Emanuele Terranova
27 Belgium MF Xian Emmers (on loan from Inter)
30 Italy FW Mirko Carretta
32 Italy FW Adriano Montalto
33 Italy DF Francesco Renzetti
34 Netherlands MF Reda Boultam
42 Senegal MF Maodo Malick Mbaye (on loan from Chievo)

Other players under contract[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Montenegro DF Stefan Bajic

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 GK Stefano Aiolfi (at Lucchese until 30 June 2019)
Italy GK Nicholas Battaiola (at Gubbio until 30 June 2019)
Italy DF Federico Baschirotto (at Vigor Carpaneto until 30 June 2019)
Italy DF Federico Bertolotti (at Caravaggio until 30 June 2019)
No. Position Player
Italy DF Andrea Gallina (at Montebelluna until 30 June 2019)
Italy MF Simone Damo (at Pro Sesto until 30 June 2019)
Italy MF Tommaso Guindani (at Pergolettese until 30 June 2019)
Italy MF Dahman Zucchini (at Brescia U-17 until 30 June 2019)

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head coach Italy Massimo Rastelli
Assistant coach Italy Dario Rossi
Athletic coach Italy Fabio Esposito
Goalkeeping coach Italy David Dei
Physiotherapist Italy Andrea Gualteri
Italy Carlo Bentivoglio
Italy Sandro Rivetti
Doctor Italy Diego Giuliani

External links[edit]