Virtus Entella

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Virtus Entella
ACD Virtus Entella logo.png
Full nameVirtus Entella S.r.l.
Nickname(s)I Biancocelesti (The White and Sky Blues)
I Diavoli Neri (The Black Devils)
Founded1914; 105 years ago (1914)[1] (as F.B.C. Entella)
GroundStadio Comunale,
Chiavari, Italy
Capacity5,535
ChairmanAntonio Gozzi
ManagerRoberto Boscaglia
LeagueSerie C
Current season

Virtus Entella, commonly referred to as Entella is an Italian football club based in Chiavari, Liguria. They will compete in Serie C for the 2018-19 season after playing in Serie B for four seasons.

History[edit]

1914: Foundation[edit]

The club was founded in 1914 as Foot-Ball Club Entella. It took its name from the river Entella, flowing between Chiavari and Lavagna.[2]

2001: Bankrupt[edit]

Foot-Ball Club Entella went bankrupt in 2001.

2002: Refoundation[edit]

It was refounded in 2002 as Unione Sportiva Valle Sturla Entella. In the summer of 2010 it was renamed Virtus Entella, after had been admitted in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione. In summer 2012, Virtus Entella was promoted, for the first time, to Lega Pro Prima Divisione by repechange to fill the vacancies created.[3] They completed the 2012–13 season in style, taking part to the promotion playoff, where they were defeated by Lecce in the semi-finals.

In the 2013–14 season, Virtus Entella took part to the Girone A of the Italian third tier, and topped the league for most of the season. On 4 May 2014, a 2–1 away win at Cremonese in the final day of the season ensured Virtus Entella the league championship title and a spot in the 2014–15 Serie B, in what will be the club's first appearance ever in the Italian second tier.

2014: Serie B Period[edit]

The team was promoted in Serie B for the first time in history in 2014. In the 2014–15 season they got relegated once again, in the relegation playoffs as they lost to Modena. But after the relegation of Calcio Catania to Lega Pro for sporting fraud it was readmitted to Serie B. Virtus Entella finished 19th at the conclusion of the 2017–18 season and lost a relegation playoff to Ascoli by virtue of being the lower ranked team after the two-legged tie finished 0-0 on aggregate.

2018: Return to Serie C[edit]

The team returned to the Italian third tier, now named Serie C for the 2018-19 season. During the season, they also achieved a surprise qualification to the round of 16 of the 2018–19_Coppa_Italia, defeating Genoa on penalties during the process.

Current squad[edit]

As of 26 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 Andrea Paroni
2 Slovakia DF Filip Nagy
3 Australia DF Gabriel Cleur
4 Italy DF Francesco Belli
5 Italy DF Marco Chiosa
6 Italy DF Carlo Crialese (on loan from Pro Vercelli)
7 Luxembourg FW Dany Mota
9 Italy FW Salvatore Caturano (on loan from Lecce)
10 Italy MF Luca Nizzetto
11 Italy FW Michele Currarino
12 Italy GK Samuele Massolo
15 Italy DF Michele Pellizzer
16 Italy MF Simone Icardi
17 Italy MF Francesco Ardizzone
No. Position Player
18 Croatia FW Tomi Petrovic
19 Italy DF Riccardo Baroni
20 Italy MF Simone Iocolano (on loan from Monza)
22 Morocco GK Aladin Ayoub
23 Italy MF Andrea Paolucci
24 Hungary MF Krisztián Adorján
26 Italy MF Leonardo Di Cosmo
27 Italy MF Mirko Eramo
29 Czech Republic MF Jan Havlena
30 Italy DF Lorenzo Migliorelli (on loan from Atalanta)
32 Italy FW Matteo Mancosu
33 Italy DF Ivan De Santis (on loan from Ascoli)
Italy MF Francesco Urso
Italy FW Giuseppe De Luca

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 Daniele Borra (on loan at Carrarese until 30 June 2019)
Senegal DF Joel Baraye (on loan at Catania until 30 June 2019)
Italy DF Luca Germoni (on loan to Juve Stabia until 30 June 2019)
Italy DF Raul Zucchetti (on loan at Imolese until 30 June 2019)
Italy MF Manuel Di Paola (on loan at Monza until 30 June 2019)
No. Position Player
Italy MF Luca Oneto (on loan at Südtirol until 30 June 2019)
Italy MF Luca Tremolada (on loan at Brescia until 30 June 2019)
Italy FW Leonardo Gatto (on loan at Pro Vercelli until 30 June 2019)
Italy FW Andrea Magrassi (on loan at Cavese until 30 June 2019)
Italy FW Francesco Puntoriere (on loan at Virtus Francavilla until 30 June 2019)

Notable former players[edit]

Presidents and managers[edit]

Antonio Gozzi has been the President of the Virtus Entella since 2007. He was arrested and released in March 2015.[4][5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/teams/italy/acd-virtus-entella/12109/
  2. ^ Aldo Pio Feoli (2014-11-29). "I Diavoli Neri nell'inferno del Comunale: per l'Entella è la prima in Serie B". www.ilciriaco.it. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.entella.it/prima-squadra/1195-ripescaggio-ufficiale-il-presidente-gozzi-grazie-chiavari.html[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ http://www.ilsecoloxix.it/p/levante/2015/03/20/AR40d9rD-indietro_chiedero_arresto.shtml
  5. ^ http://www.rainews.it/dl/rainews/articoli/Affaire-Kubla-Gozzi-Totale-estraneit-Marted-dimissioni-da-Federacciai-76587675-662c-43ae-b534-4609ee7261a8.html
  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ http://www.ilsecoloxix.it/p/levante/2015/03/24/ARtotbuD-presidenza_comitato_federacciai.shtml

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