U.S. Salernitana 1919

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Salernitana
Salernitana sport.png
Full nameUnione Sportiva Salernitana 1919 S.r.l.
Nickname(s)I Granata (The Maroons)
Founded1919; 100 years ago (1919)
GroundStadio Arechi,
Salerno,[1] Italy
Capacity31,300[2]
ChairmanMarco Mezzaroma and Claudio Lotito
ManagerGian Piero Ventura
LeagueSerie B
2018–19Serie B, 16th
WebsiteClub website

Unione Sportiva Salernitana 1919, commonly referred to as Salernitana, is an Italian football club based in Salerno, Campania. Salernitana returned to Serie B in 2015, having finished first in Lega Pro Prima Divisione - Girone C.

The club is the legitimate heir of the former Salernitana Calcio 1919[3] and there is a sports continuity also with the former Salerno Calcio[4] in the 2011–12 season[5][6] which restarted from Serie D[7] rather than from Terza Categoria, thanks to Article 52 NOIF of FIGC.[8]

The club – named Salerno Calcio – was promoted to Lega Pro Seconda Divisione as it re-obtained the original name of U.S. Salernitana 1919.[3] It was promoted to Lega Pro Prima Divisione the following season.

History[edit]

From Unione Sportiva Salernitana to Salernitana Calcio 1919[edit]

The origins of the team go back to 1919 when in Salerno was founded the former Unione Sportiva Salernitana renamed Salernitana Sport in 1978, which spent the vast majority of their history at the Serie B and Serie C levels of Italian football.

Salernitana plays their home games at Stadio Arechi. In their earliest years, Salernitana competed in the Italian Football Championship on a regional basis. They played at this level for four seasons during the 1920s. Since that time the club returned to the top level of Italian football twice; they played in Serie A during 1947–48 and 1998–99.

Salernitana, who wear an all-garnet kit, have had several name changes since they first appeared in 1919; one was after a merger with Audax Salerno.

In 2005 the club went bankrupt but were refounded by Antonio Lombardi, changing the name from Salernitana Sport to Salernitana Calcio 1919.

In the summer 2011, it did not appeal against the exclusion by Commissione di Vigilanza sulle Società di Calcio Professionistiche (Co.vi.so.c) and it is excluded by the Italian football.

From Salerno Calcio to US Salernitana 1919[edit]

Salernitana-Cosenza 2014–15

On 21 July 2011 the mayor of Salerno Vincenzo De Luca chooses the proposal of the company Morgenstern S.r.l. administered by Gianni Mezzaroma making so born the new team Salerno Calcio, thus representing the city in Serie D.[9] Member of society and the great protagonist of the project is Claudio Lotito,[10] president of Lazio. His brother in law and Gianni's son, Marco Mezzaroma is the president of team:[11] he is the husband of the former minister Mara Carfagna, born in the town.[12]

The club in the 2011–12 season was immediately promoted to Lega Pro Seconda Divisione winning the Group G of Serie D.

On 12 July 2012 the club was renamed US Salernitana 1919.[3]

2012–13 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione[edit]

In the 2012–13 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione season, Salernitana finished first in Girone B, and was promoted to Lega Pro Prima Divisione. This was the second consecutive promotion for the team. Finally Salernitana won Group C of Lega Pro and returned Serie B in 2014–15 season.

Colours, badge and nicknames[edit]

Salernitana's original kit.

Salernitana originally wore light blue and white striped shirts, known in Italy as biancocelesti.[13] The blue on the shirt was chosen to represent the sea, Salerno the city lies right next to the Gulf of Salerno and has a long tradition as a porting city. During the 1940s the club changed to garnet coloured shirts, which has gained them the nickname granata in their homeland.

In the 2011–12 season as Salerno Calcio the shirt was striped blue and deep red, with the symbol of St. Matthew, patron of the city, similar to that of Barcelona.[14]

Since 12 July 2012 with the renaming as US Salernitana 1919, the colour of the first shirt is again the traditional garnet.[3]

The 100th anniversary logo was announced on June 24th, 2019 and use in the 2019–20 season.[15]

Honours[edit]

Winners (2): 1946–47; 1997–98
Winners (4): 1937–38; 1965–66; 2007–08; 2014–15
Runners-up (2): 1989–90; 1993–94
Runners-up (1): 1980
Winners (1): 2013–14 against Monza Calcio[16]
Winner (1): 2012–13
Winner (1): 2011–12 (as Salerno Calcio)

Current squad[edit]

As of 17 September 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 Gianmarco Vannucchi
2 France DF Jean-Claude Billong
3 Uruguay DF Wálter López
4 Italy DF Marco Migliorini
5 Italy DF Valerio Mantovani
6 Ghana MF Moses Odjer
7 Italy MF Alessio Cerci
8 Italy MF Marco Firenze
10 The Gambia FW Lamin Jallow
11 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Milan Đurić
12 Italy GK Alessandro Micai
13 Morocco MF Sofian Kiyine (on loan from Lazio)
14 Italy MF Francesco Di Tacchio
15 Ivory Coast FW Cedric Gondo (on loan from Lazio)
No. Position Player
16 Cyprus DF Andreas Karo (on loan from Lazio)
17 Italy MF Emanuele Cicerelli
19 Italy MF Sedrick Kalombo
20 Italy MF Biagio Morrone
21 Ivory Coast MF Jean-Daniel Akpa-Akpro
22 Italy GK Stefano Russo
23 Italy MF Fabio Maistro (on loan from Lazio)
24 Poland DF Paweł Jaroszyński (on loan from Genoa)
25 Italy FW Cristiano Lombardi (on loan from Lazio)
26 Italy DF Pierluigi Pinto (on loan from Fiorentina)
27 Poland MF Patryk Dziczek (on loan from Lazio)
28 France DF Thomas Heurtaux
32 Italy FW Niccolò Giannetti

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
Italy MF Alessandro Rosina

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 Mirko Esposito (at Rieti)
Italy DF Antonio Granata (at Rieti)
Italy MF Daniele Altobelli (at Feralpisalò)
Italy MF Luca Castiglia (at Padova)
France FW Sofiane Ahmed-Kadi (at Foggia)
No. Position Player
Italy FW Iacopo Cernigoi (at Sambenedettese)
Italy FW Antonino Musso (at Paganese)
Italy FW Francesco Orlando (at Sambenedettese)
Italy FW Emilio Volpicelli (at Sambenedettese)

Former players[edit]

From Italian national football team:

From other national football team:

Managers[edit]

Honours[edit]

Winners: 1946–47 (Group C), 1997–98
Winners: 2013–14
Winners: 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.salernocalcio1919.it/biglietteria-e-stadio/
  2. ^ "European Football stadiums". Fussballtempel.net.
  3. ^ a b c d "UFFICIALE. Da adesso chiamatela U.S. SALERNITANA 1919 – Salernitana – Resport". Resport.it. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Nasce "Salerno Calcio" Nel simbolo San Matteo" (in Italian). Lacittadisalerno.gelocal.it. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  5. ^ http://www.salernocalcio1919.it/calendario-girone-g/
  6. ^ "LND – Pagina non-trovata". Lnd.it.
  7. ^ "Salerno Calcio, c'č l'iscrizione Oggi la presentazione dello staff – Corriere del Mezzogiorno". Corrieredelmezzogiorno.corriere.it.
  8. ^ "Modifica dell'art. 52 delle Norme Organizzative Interne della FIGC (Titolo sportivo)". Civile.it.
  9. ^ http://www.salernocalcio1919.it/societa/
  10. ^ "Lotito, show a Salerno "Torneremo in alto"". Repubblica.it.
  11. ^ "E' nata la nuova Salernitana Il Salerno calcio sarà "blau-grana" Lotito: non è un satellite della Lazio" (in Italian). Ilmattino.it. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  12. ^ "Mara Carfagna Ťpresidentessať granata La carica degli ex per la Salerno calcio" (in Italian). Corrieredelmezzogiorno.corriere.it. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  13. ^ "La Storia: 1910–1919" (in Italian). Salernitana.it. 24 June 2007. Archived from the original on 27 February 2008.
  14. ^ "Sarà "Salerno Calcio" il nome della nuova società calcistica della città. Lotito e Mezzaroma hanno presentato i loro progetti" (in Italian). 12mesi.it. 26 July 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  15. ^ Il logo ufficiale della Salernitana per la stagione numero 100 (in Italian)
  16. ^ "Festa Arechi nel nome di Ago, alla Salernitana la Coppa Italia". Ilmattino.it.
  17. ^ "Statistiche del giocatore su Fifa.com". Retrieved 24 February 2010.
  18. ^ "Scheda del giocatore su Hellastory.net". Retrieved 17 August 2009.
  19. ^ "Francesco Di Jorio". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  20. ^ "Profilo sul sito dell'AaB". Aabsport.dk. Archived from the original on 14 May 2014.
  21. ^ "Roberto Merino convocato nella Nazionale Peruviana". Retrieved 17 August 2009.

Further reading[edit]

  • Giovanni Vitale (2010). Salernitana storia di gol sorrisi e affanni. International printing. ISBN 978-88-7868-094-4.

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