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Carpi Football Club 1909 is an Italian professional football club based in Carpi in the province of Modena. The club was founded in 1909 and re-founded in 2000.[1]

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Full nameCarpi Football Club 1909 S.r.l.
Nickname(s)i Biancorossi (The White-and-Reds)
Founded1909; 110 years ago (1909)
GroundStadio Sandro Cabassi
ChairmanClaudio Caliumi
ManagerGiancarlo Riolfo
LeagueSerie C
2018–19Serie B, 19th (relegated)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Carpi's colours are white and red, hence the nickname "Biancorossi".[1] At the end of the 2012–13 season, Carpi won their first promotion to Serie B. On 28 April 2015, the Biancorossi won their first promotion to Serie A, but were relegated back to Serie B after only one season. The Golden Era ended in 2019, with the relegation back in Serie C after five seasons in Serie B and one season in Serie A.

In its history, the Biancorossi have won a handful of league titles, including: the old Lega Pro Seconda Divisione; Serie B once; Serie C once; and Serie D four times. At the regional level, Carpi has won Promozione, Prima Divisione, and two Prima Categoria titles.[1]



A.C. Carpi (1909–2000)Edit

The club was founded in the summer of 1909 by local student Adolfo Fanconi as Jucunditas (Latin for "gaiety"), and changed their denomination to Associazione Calcio Carpi a few years later.[2] Carpi played three seasons in the Italian Football Championship, the precursor to Serie A, from the 1919–20 season until 1921–22. Starting from the 1930s, they mostly played between Serie C and Serie D. Carpi achieved their best result in 1997, a third-placed finish under coach Luigi De Canio which allowed them to play the Serie B promotion playoffs then lost to Monza.[2] The club was cancelled in 2000 following relegation to Serie D and subsequent bankruptcy.

Carpi F.C. 1909 (2000–present)Edit

A new club, named Calcio Carpi, was therefore admitted to Eccellenza Emilia–Romagna. The club assumed the current denomination in 2002, following promotion to Serie D and a merger with the second team of the city, Dorando Pietri Carpi, that had just reached Serie D as well. Pietri Carpi also sold its license to Boca.

At the end of the 2009–10 season, through repechage due to the numbers of teams in financial difficulty, the club was admitted into Lega Pro Seconda Divisione. In 2010–11, the club's first season in the higher division, it was promoted again to Lega Pro Prima Divisione. In the 2011–12 season, as a result of the work being done on their stadium, the Sandro Cabassi, the team played in the Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore.

Serie B (2013)Edit

In the season 2012–13 the team was promoted from Lega Pro Prima Divisione to Serie B for the first time ever when they defeated Lecce in the Girone A Play-off Final 2–1 on aggregate. This was the club's third promotion in just four seasons.

Carpi FC's first ever fixture at Serie B level ended in a 1–0 defeat away to Ternana on 24 August 2013. Their first win came in the manner of a 2–0 victory at Spezia courtesy of goals from Fabio Concas & Roberto Inglese. Carpi's first season in Serie B ended in a 12th-place finish, only three points away from a promotion play-off place, ensuring their place for another season.

Serie A debut promotion (2015)Edit

The 2014–15 Serie B campaign saw Carpi, managed by experienced coach Fabrizio Castori, completing the first half of the season (21 games) in a surprising 1st place, with a record of 43 points and a nine-point advantage over second-placed Frosinone. On 28 April 2015, after a goalless draw with Bari, the club gained an historic first ever promotion to Serie A.

Carpi's first season saw a complete overhaul of the squad from the season previous, as a consequence of the departure of long-time director of football Cristiano Giuntoli, who had masterminded the club's rise from the amateur Serie D to the top flight, to Napoli; he was subsequently replaced by Sean Sogliano.

On 28 September 2015, after a 1–5 loss to Roma, the club announced it had relieved Castori of his coaching duties with immediate effect, replacing him with Giuseppe Sannino in the first managerial change of the 2015–16 Serie A season.[3] Carpi had achieved just two points from its opening six matches. On 3 November, the club performed a U-turn, and Castori was rehired.[4] The club's debut top-flight season ultimately ended in relegation by a single point, with the club having found itself in a relegation dogfight from virtually the start of the season.

The following season saw another complete rebuild of the first-team squad, with several important players returning to their parent clubs from loan, as Carpi sought an immediate return to Serie A. It ended in heartbreak after they fell to Benevento in the play-off final.




  • Winners (1): 1922–23
  • Winners (1): 1945–46
  • Winners (3): 1963–64, 1973–74, 1977–78




Club recordsEdit


Level Category Participation Debut Final season Total
Prima Categoria 3 1919–20 1921–22 4
Serie A 1 2015–16
Seconda Divisione 4 1922–23 1925–26 8
Prima Divisione 2 1926–27 1927–28
Serie B 2 2013–14 2014–15
Prima Divisione 7 1928–29 1934–35 32
Serie C 13 1936–37 1974–75
Serie C1 10 1989–90 1998–99
Lega Pro Prima Divisione 2 2011–12 2012–13
Promozione 2 1950–51 1951–52 26
IV Serie 5 1952–53 1958–59
Campionato Interregionale – Seconda Categoria 1 1957–58
Campionato Interregionale 1 1958–59
Serie D 13 1962–63 1977–78
Serie C2 3 1978–79 1999–00
Lega Pro Seconda Divisione 1 2010–11
Campionato Interregionale 7 1981–82 1987–88 16
Serie D 9 1980–81 2009–10

In 81 football seasons starting from the onset at the national level in the Northern League in 1922:

Level Category Participation Debut Final season Total
I Promozione 2 1913–14 1914–15 9
Prima Divisione 3 1935–36 1949–50
Prima Categoria 3 1959–60 1961–62
Eccellenza 2 2000–01 2001–02

In 12 seasons starting from the onset at the regional level in Promozione in 1914:


Record of appearances
  • 329   Claudio Pressich
  • 282   Aurelio Dotti
  • 254   Giancarlo Magnani
  • 243   Simone Teocoli
  • 239   Giuseppe Pantaleoni
  • 232   Carlo Forghieri
  • 226   Luigi Silvestri
  • 224   Vittorio Soliani
  • 220   Archimede Pellizzola
  • 217   Raffaello Papone
Record of goals

Current squadEdit

First team squadEdit

As of 10 August 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   GK Andrea Rossini
2   DF Stefano Rossoni
3   DF Daniele Sarzi Puttini
4   MF Ignazio Carta
5   DF Enrico Pezzi
6   DF Fabio Varoli
7   DF Eros Pellegrini
8   MF Saber Hraiech
9   FW Alex Rolfini
10   MF Dario Šarić
11   FW Cristian Carletti
12   GK Nicola Mascolo
13   DF Minel Šabotić
No. Position Player
14   DF Fabrizio Poli (Captain)
15   DF Alessandro Ligi
16   FW Alessandro Romairone
17   FW Dennis van der Heijden
18   FW Andrea Arrighini
19   FW Michele Vano
20   MF Enej Jelenič
21   MF Alberto Maroni
23   FW Samuele Maurizi
24   MF Roberto Grieco
26   DF Matteo Lomolino
27   MF Lamine Fofana

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
  GK Matteo Rossi (at Reggio Audace until 30 June 2019)
  DF Antonio Gerace (at Modena until 30 June 2019)
  DF Alessandro Ligi (at Spezia until 30 June 2019)
  DF Giovanni Lombardi (at Tuttocuoio until 30 June 2019)
  DF Giulio Mulas (at Piacenza until 30 June 2019)
  DF Daniele Sarzi Puttini (at Fermana until 30 June 2019)
  DF Mattia Soragna (at Chievo U-19 until 30 June 2019)
  DF Fabio Varoli (at Fiorenzuola until 30 June 2019)
  DF Alessandro Zanoli (at Napoli U-19 until 30 June 2019)
  MF Bachir Mané (at Gozzano until 30 June 2019)
  MF Lamine Fofana (at Fermana until 30 June 2019)
  MF Daniele Giorico (at Virtus Verona until 30 June 2020)
  MF Saber Hraiech (at Imolese until 30 June 2019)
No. Position Player
  MF Samuele Maurizi (at Fermana until 30 June 2019)
  MF Filippo Mugelli (at Sangiovannese until 30 June 2019)
  MF Michael Venturi (at Gozzano until 30 June 2019)
  FW Cristian Carletti (at Gozzano until 30 June 2019)
  FW Adama Diarrassouba (at Montevarchi Aquila until 30 June 2019)
  FW Anas Kharmoud (at Mezzolara until 30 June 2019)
  FW M'Bala Nzola (at Trapani until 30 June 2019)
  FW Andrea Petrucci (at Vis Pesaro until 30 June 2019)
  FW Alex Rolfini (at Gozzano until 30 June 2019)
  FW Mattia Saporetti (at Napoli U-19 until 30 June 2019)
  FW Benjamin Mokulu (at Juventus U23 until 30 June 2019)
  FW Dennis van der Heijden (at Fermana until 30 June 2019)

Notable former managersEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Storia". Retrieved 27 October 2007.
  2. ^ a b "La storia" (in Italian). Carpi FC 1909. Archived from the original on 11 October 2007. Retrieved 27 October 2007.
  3. ^ "Giuseppe Sannino succeeds Fabrizio Castori as Carpi boss". ESPN FC. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  4. ^ Official: Sannino out, Castori in at Carpi

External linksEdit