|Full name||Cosenza Calcio 1914|
|Ground||Stadio San Vito, Cosenza|
It starts in 1912 when was founded Società Sportiva Fortitudo (the year 1914 is a reference to the first historic match played by the club on 23 February 1914). The club was expelled from the professional leagues in 2003, only readmitted a year later in Serie D. In 2005 the club folded, ended its 91 years of history.
From 2003 to 2007 A.S. Cosenza Calcio claimed as the successor, which was relocated from nearby town. Again 2007, Fortitudo Cosenza was relocated from Rende as the new successor, and renamed to Cosenza Calcio 1914 Srl in 2008. However, the spiritual successor folded again in 2011, which yet another new club Nuova Cosenza Calcio was refound using Article 52 of N.O.I.F. in 2011–12 Serie D.
From 1912 to 2005Edit
Cosenza Calcio 1914 SpAEdit
Early times and Serie BEdit
The club was founded on 18 November 1912 as Società Sportiva Fortitudo (the year 1914 is a reference to the first historic match played by the club on 23 February 1914) and enjoyed a long time in the professional leagues, spending several years in the Serie B and launching several famous players. They also won the Anglo-Italian Cup in 1983. During the 1980s and the 1990s, the Calabrian side barely missed promotion to the Italian top flight several times, most notably in 1989, when they ended with the same points than fourth-placed Cremonese and Reggina, but being not admitted to the promotion playoff as having the worst results of the three in head-to-head matches. In 1991–92, Cosenza lost promotion again, with a final fifth place only two points behind of Udinese.
Serie D timesEdit
Following these highs, the club successively started experiencing hard times, being ultimately excluded in July 2003 by the federation due to financial issues, leaving Cosenza suddenly without a club.
In 2004, it franchise was however admitted back into Serie D following a judicial sentence, together the new A.S. Cosenza F.C.: this caused the city of Cosenza to have two different "rival" clubs into the same division. This lasted only one year, as Cosenza 1914 finally folded.
Notable former playersEdit
International footballers of Cosenza Calcio 1914
- Stefano Fiore
- Gianluigi Lentini
- Cristiano Lucarelli
- Christian Manfredini
- Mark Edusei
- Marius Stankevičius
- Rubén Maldonado
- Massimo Margiotta
Colors and badgeEdit
The team's official colours were red and blue.
Shirt sponsors and manufacturersEdit
|Period||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|1998–2000||Kappa||Provincia di Cosenza|
|2001–2002||Legea||Provincia di Cosenza|
A.S. Cosenza Calcio (2003–07)Edit
Castrovillari was relocated to Cosenza in 2003. The club spent 4 seasons in Serie D.
Fortitudo Cosenza (2007–11)Edit
In 2007 A.S. Cosenza Calcio gave up its Serie D membership, but all the team players later joined new club "Fortitudo Cosenza", which is relocated from Rende.
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 2011 the team was then excluded from professional championship by Co.Vi.So.C. of Italian Football Federation and it didn't appeal. Another phoenix club was started in Serie D, as Nuova Cosenza Calcio.
Nuova Cosenza CalcioEdit
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- "Comunicato Ufficiale N°5/A (2005–06)" (PDF) (in Italian). FIGC. 14 July 2005. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
- "Cosenza" (in Italian). Football.it. Archived from the original on March 3, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-07.
- "Comunicato Ufficiale N°19/A (2011–12)" (PDF). Consiglio Federale (Press release) (in Italian). Rome: Italian Football Federation. 18 July 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
- "Il Nuovo Cosenza Calcio iscritto in serie D - Nuova Cosenza Quotidiano Digitale della Calabria".
- "Lega Nazionale Dilettanti". Archived from the original on 2012-03-29. Retrieved 2012-06-14.