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; 115 years ago (1903-03-24)
Ground Stadio Giovanni Zini
Ground Capacity 20,641
Owner Giovanni Arvedi
President Luigi Simoni
Coach Andrea Mandorlini
League Serie B
2017–18 Serie B, 14th
Website Club website

Unione Sportiva Cremonese, commonly known as Cremonese is a football club based in Cremona, Lombardy, northern Italy. The club 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 15 August, 2018

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
3 Brazil DF Claiton
4 Italy MF Mariano Arini
5 Croatia DF Anton Kresic (on loan from Atalanta)
6 Italy MF Alberto Picchi
7 Italy FW Antonio Piccolo
8 Italy MF Gaetano Castrovilli (on loan from Fiorentina)
9 Italy FW Andrea Brighenti (captain)
11 Italy MF Daniele Croce
12 Italy GK Giacomo Volpe
14 Romania DF Vasile Mogos
15 Italy DF Ivan Marconi
16 Italy GK Eduardo D'Avino
17 Italy DF Francesco Migliore
No. Position Player
18 Italy MF Michele Castagnetti
19 Italy MF Leandro Greco
20 Italy MF Giampietro Perrulli
21 Brazil FW Gabriel Strefezza
22 Serbia GK Boris Radunović (on loan from Atalanta)
23 Italy DF Davide Cinaglia
24 Italy DF Dario Del Fabro (on loan from Juventus)
25 Italy DF Filippo Forni
30 Italy FW Mirko Carretta
32 Italy FW Adriano Montalto
33 Italy DF Francesco Renzetti
34 Netherlands MF Reda Boultam
Italy DF Emanuele Terranova
Belgium MF Xian Emmers (on loan from Inter)

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 Nicholas Battaiola (at Gubbio until 30 June 2018)
Italy GK Riccardo Galli (at Paganese until 30 June 2018)
Italy DF Alessandro Bastrini (at Reggiana until 30 June 2018)
Italy DF Federico Baschirotto (at Cuneo until 30 June 2018)
Italy DF Giacomo Gambaretti (at Catanzaro until 30 June 2018)
Montenegro DF Stefan Bajic (at Triestina until 30 June 2018)
No. Position Player
Italy MF Filippo Porcari (at Triestina until 30 June 2018)
Italy MF Lorenzo Cesari (at Pro Piacenza until 30 June 2018)
Italy MF Michele Moroni (at Santarcangelo until 30 June 2018)
Italy MF Fabio Scarsella (at Trapani until 30 June 2018)
Italy FW Nicola Ciccone (at Gubbio until 30 June 2018)
Italy FW Nicola Talamo (at Paganese until 30 June 2018)

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head coach Italy Attilio Tesser
Assistant coach ItalyAustralia Mark Tullio Strukelj
Athletic coach Italy Ivano Tito
Goalkeeping coach Italy Leonardo Cortiula
Physiotherapist Italy Andrea Gualteri
Italy Samuele Ponzoni
Italy Sandro Rivetti
Doctor Italy Giovanni Bozzetti

External links[edit]