Virtus Entella

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Full name Virtus Entella S.r.l.
Nickname(s) Biancocelesti (the White-Light-Blues)
Diavoli neri (the Black Devils)
Founded 1914[1] (as F.B.C. Entella)
Ground Stadio Comunale,
Chiavari, Italy
Ground Capacity 4,154
Chairman Antonio Gozzi
Manager Gianpaolo Castorina
League Serie B
2015–16 Serie B, 9th
Current season

Virtus Entella (usually referred as simply Entella or Chiavari Entella) is an Italian association football club, based in Chiavari, Liguria. They took part in the 2015–16 Serie B.

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 summer 2010 it was renamed with the name 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 Debut[edit]

The team was promoted in Serie B for the first time in history in 2014. In the 2014-15 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.

Current Squad[edit]

As of 27 January, 2017.

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
4 Italy DF Francesco Belli
5 Italy DF Luca Ceccarelli
6 Italy MF Simone Pecorini
8 Italy MF Michele Troiano (captain)
9 Italy FW Francesco Caputo
10 Italy FW Andrea Catellani
11 Italy MF Simone Palermo
12 Italy GK Aladin Ayoub
13 Italy DF Simone Benedetti
14 Italy MF Luca Tremolada
15 Italy MF Michele Pellizzer
No. Position Player
17 Italy MF Manuel Di Paola
20 Italy FW Davide Diaw
21 Italy MF Nicolò Zaniolo
22 Italy GK Alessandro Iacobucci
23 Italy DF Simone Sini
25 Portugal FW Dany Mota
26 Italy DF Lorenzo Filippini (on loan from Lazio)
27 Czech Republic MF Jan Havlena
28 Senegal DF Joel Baraye
29 Algeria MF Najib Ammari
30 Italy MF Marco Moscati (on loan from Livorno)
33 Italy MF Francesco Ardizzone

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
Brazil GK Joao Zanotti (at Montebelluna until 30 June 2017)
Italy GK Daniele Borra (at Azzero until 30 June 2017)
Italy DF Stefano Lanini (at Alma Juventus Fano until 30 June 2017)
Italy DF Luca Oneto (at Santarcangelo until 30 June 2017)
Italy DF Valerio Zigrossi (at Alma Juventus Fano until 30 June 2017)
No. Position Player
Italy MF Paolo Valagussa (at A.S. Gubbio 1910 until 30 June 2017)
Italy MF Antonio Cardore (at Viterbese until 30 June 2017)
Spain MF Héctor Otín (at Reggiana until 30 June 2017)
Italy FW Stefano Moreo (at Venezia until 30 June 2017)

Notable Former Players[edit]

Presidents and Managers[edit]

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

References[edit]

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