A.S. San Giovanni

A.S. San Giovanni is a Sanmarinese football club, based in San Giovanni sotto le Penne, a civil parish of Borgo Maggiore. The club was founded in 1948. San Giovanni currently plays in Girone B of Campionato Sammarinese di Calcio. The team's colors are white, red and black. It is the only Sammarinese side not to win any top tier silverware, as they were Serie A2 champions in the 1994-95 season, when there was a promotion/relegation pyramid of two tiers.

San Giovanni
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Full nameAssociazione Sportiva San Giovanni
GroundStadio Borgo Maggiore
ChairmanVenturi Massimiliano manager = Marco Tognacci
LeagueCampionato Sammarinese di Calcio


In the early years of the Second World War, the parish priest of St. John Sotto Le Pen, a hamlet of Borgo Maggiore, collects the children of the country, regarded as the 10th Castello della Repubblica.

Behind the church there is a bumpy pitch, the parish priest puts it at the disposal of the boys provided that they commit themselves to make it fit for use. In the evening, instead of being at the bar all to the field to work in the light of a bulb improvised. Meanwhile, Don Fedele is at pains to find T-shirts, the first will be red and black, and have since remained the same, the colors. In 1948 was founded the St. John that with the early 1950s, such as Libertas, boasts its own pitch built by the founders behind the church. A special feature is the management of self-sufficient players, the San Giovanni is born with all the original players of the homonymous village of Borgo Maggiore. The player who most remember is John the Baptist War, who later became President of the SAA. The coat of arms combines social tradition to the imagination like few others. Divided into 2 distinct parts, the top are well in sight of the "Three Feathers" calling the St. John under the pen (the three peaks of Monte Titano), in fact, appears on the underside of a mountain lion standing guard at a ball . Coat of arms, too, the result of the work and imagination of its founders. In the second half of the 1950s there is a disruption that will only last a couple of seasons, in fact in 1957 the St. John makes his return to the field for him no matter what.

Current squadEdit

As of 9 October 2019.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ITA Santino Arena
2 DF   ITA Nicola Conti
4 DF   ALB Enea Senja
5 DF   SMR Samuele Paoloni
6 MF   SMR Andrea Bernardi
7 FW   ITA Marco Ugolini
8 MF   ITA Daniel Alberelli
9 FW   SMR Andrea Moroni (Captain)
10 MF   ITA Leonardo Magnani
14 FW   ITA Filippo Righini
16 MF   ITA Marco Gianessi
17 DF   ITA Michele Tasini
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 DF   SMR Edoardo Cecchetti
21 MF   SMR Andrea Borgagni
22 DF   SMR Nicolo Tamagnini
32 MF   SMR Alessandro Grilli
97 GK   ITA Marco Baschetti
99 MF   SMR Andrea Zanotti

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