A.S.D. Città di Siracusa
|Full name||Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Città di Siracusa|
|Ground||Stadio Nicola De Simone,
|2014-15||Eccellenza, 1st (Promoted)|
A.S.D. Città di Siracusa (formerly U.S. Siracusa and commonly referred to as simply Siracusa), is an Italian association football club located in Syracuse, Sicily. The club currently plays in Serie D.
The club was founded in 1924 and refounded in 1996 and 2013.
For most of its history Siracusa has played in the lower divisions of professional Italian football and the highest position have finished a season at within the Italian football league system is 5th in Serie B, this was achieved during 1950–51. As well as gaining several promotions during its history, Siracusa have won the Coppa Italia Serie C. For many years the club used the name Associazione Sportiva Siracusa, until they fell into financial troubles in 1995.
The second local team, U.S. Marcozzi Siracusa 1956 of regional Promozione league, in 1996 switched to U.S. Siracusa, thus taking on the legacy of the old club. After the end of the 2011-12 season, U.S. Siracusa did not appeal against the exclusion of Federal Council and it is excluded by the Italian professional football.
A.S.D. Città di Siracusa
In summer 2012 the club restarting from Terza Categoria Siracusa that won, but at the end of the season it was dissolved.
From Palazzolo to Sport Club Siracusa
At the end of the 2012-13 Serie D season, Palazzolo moved to city of Siracusa and changed its name to Sport Club Siracusa in order to continue the soccer history Siracusa restarting from Eccellenza Sicily.
Colors and badge
The colors of the team are sky blue and white.
- As of 3 September 2014
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Notable former players
- Davide Baiocco
- David Balleri
- Leonardo Colucci
- Alfredo DiBella
- Marco Giampaolo
- Giuseppe Mascara
- Pasquale Marino
- Claudio Ranieri
Notable former managers
- Promoted (2): 1940–41; 1945–46
- Winners (1): 1979
- Runners-up (2): 1978–79; 1988–89
- Promoted (3): 1937–38; 1970–71; 2008–09
- Winners (1): 1997–98
- Promoted (1): 2001–02
- Promoted (1): 1995–96
- S.C. Siracusa homepage
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- "Il Palazzolo si trasferisce a Siracusa e farà domanda di ripescaggio in serie D". Agrigento Sport. 2013-06-19. Retrieved 2013-08-31.
- "S.C. Siracusa – First Team". siracusacalcio.it. 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2014.