Cosenza Calcio

Cosenza Calcio S.r.l. is an Italian football club, based in Cosenza, Calabria. Currently the team plays in Serie B, the second tier of Italian football, after earning promotion from Serie C on 16 June 2018 by winning the league playoffs.

Full nameCosenza Calcio S.r.l.
Nickname(s)Lupi (Wolves)
Rossoblù (Red-blues)
Silani ("silans", for the name of the area where the city is located, "Sila")
GroundStadio San Vito-Gigi Marulla,
Cosenza, Italy
ChairmanEugenio Guarascio[1]
ManagerRoberto Occhiuzzi
LeagueSerie B
2018–19Serie B, 10th of 19
WebsiteClub website

Found in 2011 as Nuova Cosenza Calcio as the phoenix club of Cosenza Calcio 1914 S.r.l.; Nuova Cosenza and Cosenza Calcio 1914 S.r.l. were the spiritual successor of the original Cosenza Calcio 1914 S.p.A. which folded in 2005. However, Cosenza Calcio 1914 S.r.l. acquired its sports title from Rende Calcio in 2007, given the sports title of the original club (Cosenza Calcio 1914 S.p.A.) had ceased to exist in 2005.


Cosenza Calcio 1914Edit

The club was founded on 18 November 1912 as "Società Sportiva Fortitudo".[2][failed verification] and enjoyed a long time in the professional leagues, spending several years in the Serie B. They also won the Anglo-Italian Cup in 1983. In 2003, Cosenza 1914 was expelled from professional league.[3]

In 2003 an illegitimate phoenix club was found as A.S. Cosenza F.C.. In 2004, old Cosenza won the appeal and was admitted to 2004–05 Serie D. Thus that season there was a derby. In 2005 new Cosenza switched its denomination into A.S. Cosenza Calcio,[4] after the fall of old Cosenza.


Cosenza Calcio 1914 SrlEdit

Cosenza lineup in 2008–09
Tifosi in May 2008

In 2007, A.S. Cosenza Calcio gave up its Serie D membership, but all the team players later joined new club Fortitudo Cosenza, born as relocation of Rende Calcio, a team from the neighbouring city of Rende which was relegated to Serie D in 2006–07 season and moved to Cosenza soon after. The new club quickly managed to win the Serie D/Girone I championship in 2007–08, ensuring a place back into the Lega Pro Seconda Divisione (the renamed Serie C2) for the 2008–09 season.

Three seasons in professionalismEdit

Following this, the new club renamed itself, taking the old historical denomination of Cosenza Calcio 1914 S.r.l. with the aim to rise up the Italian football pyramid. In 2008–09, their first season in the Lega Pro, Cosenza showed all of their intentions by winning the Lega Pro Seconda Divisione/Girone C championship. The team played the 2009–10 season in the Lega Pro Prima Divisione/Girone B, finishing 11th in the table.

At the end of the 2010–11 Lega Pro Prima Divisione season the team was relegated after losing the playoff. The team was then excluded from professional Championship by Co.Vi.So.C. of Italian Football Federation[5] and it didn't appeal.

During the professional seasons, former chairman Damiano Paletta was suspended in June 2009 for 6 months for irregularities in administration.[6] The ban was reduced after an appeal.[7]

For the bankruptcy of Cosenza Calcio 1914 S.r.l., former managers Eugenio Funari, Paolo Pagliuso (former chairman) and his son Luca Pagliuso, Giuseppe Citrigno and Francesco Iannucci were banned from football for 2 years to 5 years. due to irregularities in management.[8]

In 2013 the membership of Cosenza Calcio 1914 S.r.l. was finally revoked.[9]

Nuova Cosenza CalcioEdit

In mid-2011 the club was refounded as Nuova Cosenza Calcio and restarted from Serie D[10][11] After a mediocre start, they sacked coach Enzo Patania and hired Tommaso Napoli.[12] They won nine and drew seven without a loss to finish the regular season in second place to HinterReggio in Group I and entered in the promotion playoffs.[13] They won six in a row to become champions of the playoffs.[14] The club won the promotion playoffs by beating SandonàJesoloCalcio 3–2 in the final, but not being automatically promoted shall remain still in Serie D.

On 5 August 2013, the team announced that it was promoted to the professional league, Lega Pro Seconda Divisione.[15] Circa 2013 the club refer itself simply as Cosenza Calcio,[16] a name change in Italian Chamber of Commerce was done some time later.

Cosenza was promoted again to the unified 2014–15 Lega Pro after ending the 2013–14 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione season in fourth place. The team mathematically secured the promotion in March 2014.[17]

In 2018, Cosenza promoted to Serie B.

Colors and badgeEdit

The team's official colours are red and dark blue, probably in honor to Genoa C.F.C..[18][unreliable source?]


First-team squadEdit

As of 31 January 2020[19]

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

No. Position Player
2   DF Angelo Corsi (captain)
3   DF Achraf Lazaar (on loan from Newcastle United)
4   DF Aníbal Capela
5   DF Riccardo Idda
6   MF Jérémie Broh (on loan from Sassuolo)
7   FW Nicholas Pierini (on loan from Sassuolo)
9   FW Raúl Asencio (on loan from Genoa)
10   FW Mirko Carretta
11   DF Tommaso D'Orazio
13   MF Mohamed Bahlouli (on loan from Sampdoria)
14   DF Raffaele Schiavi
15   DF Tiago Casasola (on loan from Lazio)
16   MF Daniele Sciaudone
No. Position Player
17   FW Zinédine Machach (on loan from Napoli)
18   DF Matteo Legittimo
21   MF Mirko Bruccini (vice-captain)
22   GK Umberto Saracco
23   DF Salvatore Monaco (on loan from Perugia)
25   MF Ben Lhassine Kone (on loan from Torino)
27   DF Luca Bittante
29   FW Emmanuel Rivière
30   MF Franck Kanouté (on loan from Pescara)
31   MF Mario Prezioso (on loan from Napoli)
32   FW Jaime Báez
33   GK Pietro Perina

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
  DF Andrea Tiritiello (at Virtus Francavilla)
  FW Gianluca Litteri (at Padova)
  FW Riccardo Moreo (at Monopoli)

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name
Head coach   Piero Braglia
Assistant coach   Roberto Ochiuzzi
Goalkeeper coach   Antonio Fischetti
Fitness coach   Luigi Pincente
Kinetotherapist   Domenico Lucchetta
Physiotherapist   Italo Marsico
Physiotherapist   Simone Arnone
Chief doctor   Ippolito Bonofiglio
Club doctor   Enrico Costabile


as Cosenza Calcio 1914

as Cosenza Calcio


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