Cesena Football Club is an Italian football club based Cesena, Emilia-Romagna. Currently it plays in Italy's Serie C. It has claimed to be the phoenix club of A.C. Cesena since 2018, the year that the club folded.

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Full nameCesena Football Club
Nickname(s)I Cavallucci Marini (The Seahorses)
I Bianconeri (The White and Blacks)
GroundStadio Dino Manuzzi
ChairmanAugusto Corrado Patrignani[1]
ManagerDomenico Toscano
LeagueSerie C Group B
2021–22Serie C Group B, 3rd of 20
WebsiteClub website



The club was founded in 1973.[2] It was known as Polisportiva Martorano.[2][3]

Serie DEdit

The logo of the club as Romagna Centro

In the 2012–13 season, the team was promoted for the first time, from Eccellenza Emilia-Romagna Group B to 2013–14 Serie D Group D, as Romagna Centro.[2][4] The club was also compared to Chievo,[4] which was a second team behind Hellas Verona, but promoted to Serie A.

R.C. CesenaEdit

The transitional logo until the agreement with folded AC Cesena was found in late 2018

In July 2018, after the bankruptcy of the main football team of the city, A.C. Cesena, a group of local businessmen acquired Romagna Centro and proposed to rename it to Cesena F.C., to act as a phoenix club. However, the image rights of A.C. Cesena were acquired later.[5] The club played a friendly match against Romanian club Universitatea Cluj in 2018–19 pre-season.[6] In July 2018, Romagna Centro announced that the youth sector would train with former A.C. Cesena players.[7] However, the club was later known as R.C. Cesena, and was assigned to Group F of 2018–19 Serie D.[8]

After instantly winning promotion to Serie D, the club was renamed Cesena Football Club.

In the 2019–20 season the club is competing in the Serie C's Girone B.

Colours and badgeEdit

As Romagna Centro, the team's colours were lightblue and white.[2][9][10]

The current shirt colors are black and white, so that the nickname of the club is "bianconeri"


The club played their home matches in Centro Sportivo Romagna Centro, located in Via Calcinaro, Martorano frazione.[2][4][10] The club also played their Serie D home matches in Stadio Dino Manuzzi,[11][12] the larger stadium in the city.

The stadium is quite famous in Italy, and has also hosted some euro 2019 u-21 matches, charity matches and some other events like concerts.


  • Eccellenza:
    • Winner (1): 2012–13

Current squadEdit

As of 19 January 2023[13].

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 Andrea Tozzo
3 DF   ITA Mario Mercadante
5 DF   ITA Luca Coccolo
6 MF   FRA Jonathan Bumbu
7 FW   ITA Giacomo Zecca
8 MF   ITA Saber Hraiech
9 FW   ITA Alexis Ferrante (on loan from Ternana)
10 MF   ITA Riccardo Chiarello
11 FW   ALB Stiven Shpendi
14 DF   ITA Daniele Celiento (on loan from Bari)
15 DF   ITA Andrea Ciofi
16 DF   ITA Alessandro Albertini
17 MF   ITA Emanuele Adamo
18 FW   ITA Simone Corazza
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 DF   ITA Giuseppe Prestia
20 MF   ITA Francesco De Rose
23 FW   ITA Mattia Mustacchio (on loan from Pro Vercelli)
24 MF   ITA Nicolò Bianchi
27 DF   ITA Marco Calderoni
28 DF   ITA Luigi Silvestri
31 FW   ITA King Udoh
32 FW   ALB Cristian Shpendi
44 GK   USA Luca Lewis
73 DF   ITA Simone Pieraccini
77 MF   ITA Alessio Brambilla
88 MF   ITA Matteo Francesconi
97 GK   ITA Lorenzo Pollini
98 DF   ITA Tomas Lepri

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   ITA Stefano Minelli (at Südtirol until 30 June 2023)
DF   ITA Pietro Guerra (at Forlì until 30 June 2023)
DF   CRO Ivan Kontek (at Foggia until 30 June 2023)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   ITA Tommaso Berti (at Fiorentina U19 until 30 June 2023)
MF   ITA Giovanni Nannelli (at Fermana until 30 June 2023)
FW   ITA Filippo Pittarello (at Feralpisalò until 30 June 2023)


  1. ^ "Organigramma | CDA A.S.D. RC CESENA" (in Italian). A.S.D. Romagna Centro Cesena. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Romagna Centro, l'inesorabile scalata dalla Terza alla serie D". Il Tirreno (Massa-Carrara edition) (in Italian). Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso. 15 September 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  3. ^ "La Storia" (in Italian). A.S.D. Romagna Centro Cesena. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Romagna Centro in "D": una promozione storica". Corriere Cesenate (in Italian). 2 May 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Scelta la cordata di Pubblisole, nasce la nuova avventura del "Cesena FC"". Cesena Today (in Italian). 23 July 2018. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Studenții în Italia. "U" a făcut scor cu cei de la Romagna Centro: 8-1. Sâmbătă întâlnim Perugia!" (Press release) (in Romanian). FC Universitatea Cluj. 19 July 2018. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  7. ^ "COMUNICATO SETTORE GIOVANILE" (Press release) (in Italian). A.S.D. Romagna Centro Cesena. 25 July 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Gironi 2018/2019" (Press release) (in Italian). Lega Nazionale Dilettanti. 30 August 2018. Archived from the original on 31 August 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Romagna Centro". TuttoCalciatori (in Italian). Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  10. ^ a b "A.S.D. Romagna Centro". emiliaromagnasport.com (in Italian). Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Romagna Centro-Piacenza anticipata a sabato 21 febbraio". Sport Piacenza (in Italian). 16 February 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Il Romagna Centro per rafforzare il vivaio del Cesena: accordo fatto". Cesena Today (in Italian). 4 July 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Cesena squad". Soccerway.

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