Virtus Entella

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Virtus Entella
ACD Virtus Entella logo.png
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)
2002 (refounded)
Ground Stadio Comunale,
Chiavari, Italy
Ground Capacity 4,154
Chairman Antonio Gozzi
Manager Alfredo Aglietti
League Serie B
2014–15 Serie B, 18th
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.


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 25 July, 2016

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
3 Mali DF Cheick Keita
5 Italy DF Luca Ceccarelli
7 Italy MF Lorenzo Staiti
8 Italy MF Michele Troiano
10 Italy FW Aniello Cutolo
11 Italy MF Simone Palermo
17 Italy MF Manuel Di Paola
18 Morocco MF Abderrazzak Jadid
19 Italy DF Simone Iacoponi
21 Portugal MF Pedro Ferreira
22 Italy GK Alessandro Iacobucci
23 Italy DF Simone Sini
24 Italy DF Francesco Belli
25 Portugal FW Dany Mota
26 Italy FW Gaetano Masucci
No. Position Player
TBA Netherlands GK Maarten van der Want
TBA Tunisia GK Aladin Ayoub
TBA Brazil GK Joao Zanotti
TBA Italy DF Michele Pellizzer
TBA Italy DF Valerio Zigrossi
TBA Italy DF Simone Benedetti
TBA Italy DF Antony Viscardi
TBA Italy DF Stefano Lanini
TBA Italy DF Francesco Zottino
TBA Italy DF Lorenzo Negro
TBA Italy MF Luca Tremolada
TBA Italy MF Paolo Valagussa
TBA Italy MF Fabio Gerli
TBA Italy FW Francesco Caputo
TBA Italy FW Stefano Moreo
TBA Italy FW Davide Diaw

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 US Arezzo untill 30 June 2017)
- Italy DF Luca Oneto on loan at Santarcangelo untill 30 June 2017)
- Italy MF Antonio Cardore on loan at Viterbese untill 30 June 2017)
- Spain MF Héctor Otín on loan at Reggiana untill 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]


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