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; 103 years ago (1914)[1] (as F.B.C. Entella)
Ground Stadio Comunale,
Chiavari, Italy
Ground Capacity 5,535
Chairman Antonio Gozzi
Manager Gianpaolo Castorina
League Serie B
2016–17 Serie B, 11th
Current season

Virtus Entella (usually referred to as simply Entella or Chiavari Entella) is an Italian association football club, based in Chiavari, Liguria. They currently compete in 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 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 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 28 August 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
2 Italy DF Eros De Santis (on loan from Roma)
4 Italy DF Francesco Belli
5 Italy DF Luca Ceccarelli
6 Italy DF Valerio Zigrossi
7 Italy MF Luca Nizzetto
8 Italy MF Michele Troiano (captain)
9 Italy FW Davide Luppi (on loan from Verona)
10 Italy FW Giuseppe De Luca (on loan from Atalanta)
11 Italy MF Simone Palermo
12 Italy GK Samuele Massolo
13 Italy DF Simone Benedetti
14 Italy MF Mirko Eramo
15 Italy DF Michele Pellizzer
No. Position Player
17 Italy MF Francesco Ardizzone
18 Australia MF Gabriel Cleur
19 Italy FW Andrea La Mantia
20 Italy FW Davide Diaw
21 Italy MF Manuel Di Paola
22 Italy GK Alessandro Iacobucci
23 Italy MF Marco Crimi
24 Italy MF Matteo Alluci
25 Luxembourg FW Dany Mota
26 Italy FW Michele Currarino
27 Czech Republic MF Jan Havlena
28 Senegal DF Joel Baraye
29 Italy DF Davide Brivio (on loan from Genoa)
30 Italy MF Mattia Aramu (on loan from Torino)

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
Tunisia GK Aladin Ayoub (on loan at Mestre until 30 June 2018)
Italy GK Daniele Borra (on loan at Arezzo until 30 June 2018)
Italy DF Luca Oneto (on loan at Südtirol until 30 June 2018)
No. Position Player
Italy DF Nicola Stefanelli (on loan at Mestre until 30 June 2018)
Italy DF Raul Zucchetti (on loan at AlbinoLeffe until 30 June 2018)
Italy DF Fabio Gerli (on loan at Robur Siena until 30 June 2018)

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]


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