S.P. Tre Fiori

Società Polisportiva Tre Fiori, also known simply as SP Tre Fiori (Italian: "Three Flowers"), is a semi-professional football club based in Fiorentino, San Marino. The club, formed in 1949, has been awarded 8 national championship titles and 8 national cup titles, making them the most successful clubs in the history of San Marino football. In 2018 Tre Fiori was the first team from San Marino to qualify for the next round of a UEFA competition, winning 3-1 against Bala Town F.C. on aggregate in the preliminary round of the UEFA Europa League. Tre Fiori currently hold the record for most goals scored in European competition by a Sammarinese team: eight goals. They currently play in the Campionato Sammarinese di Calcio. The club colours, reflected in their crest and kit, are yellow and blue.

Tre Fiori
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Full nameSocietà Polisportiva Tre Fiori
Nickname(s)Ultras
Founded1949
GroundStadio di Fiorentino, Fiorentino
Capacity1,000
ChairmanMarino Casali
ManagerAndy Selva
LeagueCampionato Sammarinese di Calcio
2021–223rd
WebsiteClub website

S.P. Tre Fiori are currently playing in the highest Sammarinese league, Campionato Sammarinese di Calcio, where they have played the majority of the seasons during their existence. The club was most successful during the 1990s when they won three Sammarinese championships and two Trofeo Federale titles. The club first won Campionato Sammarinese di Calcio in 1988 and took their latest title in 2020. S.P. Tre Fiori have long-standing rivalries with several other clubs; the most notable of these is with neighbours F.C. Fiorentino.

HistoryEdit

Early years (1985–1996)Edit

Società Polisportiva Tre Fiori was founded at the castle of Fiorentino in 1949. The club first won the Campionato Sammarinese di Calcio in 1988 winning on penalties (6-5p) against S.S. Virtus in the play-off finals after a 3–3 draw. In 1989, S.P. Tre Fiori struggled to defend their title and battled against relegation from the Campionato Sammarinese di Calcio. In 1991, S.P. Tre Fiori lost the championship play-off final 1–0 to S.C. Faetano but won the Trofeo Federale that year. In 1992, after a 1–1 draw to F.C. Domagnano the club lost the national cup, Coppa Titano, on penalty shootouts (4-2p). From 1993 till 1995, Tre Fiori dominated the league by winning the championship play-off finals three times in a row. The club was most successful during the 1990s when they won three Sammarinese championships and two Trofeo Federale titles.

1997–2007Edit

After the league being split into two divisions called Girone, in 1998 and 2000, Tre Fiori only succeeded twice to the play-offs losing on both the occasions. In 1998, the team was defeated 1–2 by S.S. Folgore/Falciano in the championship play-off finals and in 2000 the team were eliminated from the play-off semi-finals losing 1–2 to S.S. Virtus. In 2001, Tre Fiori were runners-up of Coppa Titano losing 1–0 to F.C. Domagnano. In the 2003–2004 season, Tre Fiori missed out on to the third position to qualify for the championship play-offs and finished fourth, three points behind S.S. Virtus. In the 2006–2007 season, Tre Fiori reached the finals of the championship play-off but lost 4–0 to S.S. Murata.

Success and European football (2008–present)Edit

On May 29, 2009, S.P. Tre Fori defeated A.C. Juvenes/Dogana 3–1 in a penalty shootout, winning the championship play-offs and qualifying for the UEFA Champions League. On July 1, S.P. Tre Fiori had their first experience in a UEFA Champions League fixture, contesting a first qualifying round tie against UE Sant Julià from Andorra. The home game of the two-legged tie was played at Montecchio and resulted in a 1–1 draw between the two sides.[1] However, S.P. Tre Fiori lost (4–5) on penalties in the away leg of the competition as UE Sant Julià progressed into the second round.[2]

On April 29, 2010, S.P. Tre Fiori won the Coppa Titano for the sixth time after coming from behind to beat S.P. Tre Penne 2–1 in the final thanks to an extra-time winner from veteran striker Sossio Aruta.[3] On May 25, Tre Fiori won 2–1 against S.C. Faetano in the championship play-off semi-final and will face Tre Penne in the final round of the competition. On May 31, Tre Fiori secured their sixth championship title after winning 2–1 to Tre Penne in the championship play-off final.[4] On June 30, S.P. Tre Fiori contested in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League tie against FK Rudar Pljevlja from Montenegro. The home game of the two-legged tie was played at Stadio Olimpico in Serravalle and resulted in a 3–0 defeat for Tre Fiori.[5] However, S.P. Tre Fiori lost 4–1 in the away leg of the competition as FK Rudar Pljevlja qualified for the second round.[6] On November 24, Tre Fiori won the national super cup, Trofeo Federale, for the first time in 17 years by defeating Tre Penne 1–0 in the final.

On May 11, 2011, Tre Fiori won their seventh league title by defeating Tre Penne 1–0, with the goal scored by Alessandro Giunta, in the final of the championship playoffs thereby reaching the first qualifying round of the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League. After winning the title, manager Floriano Sperindio left the club and was replaced by player-manager Paolo Tarini. On June 28, Tre Fiori were drawn against Valletta F.C, from Malta. In the home game of the two-legged tie of the first qualifying round of 2011–12 UEFA Champions League held at Stadio Olimpico in Serravalle Tre Fiori lost 3–0.[7][8]

On July 5, 2018, Tre Fiori became the first Sammarinese club to win a European tie when they defeated Bala Town from Wales 3–1 on aggregate in the Preliminary Round of 2018–19 UEFA Europa League qualifying.[9] On June 13 2022, former San Marino National Team player and record goalscorer Andy Selva was appointed manager.[10] On July 7, 2022, following a 1–0 win against Fola Esch, Tre Fiori became the first Sammarinese club to win a European away game.[11] The Ultras followed up their win in Luxembourg with a 3-1 victory at home in the second leg, securing a 4-1 aggregate win and qualification to the second qualifying round for the first time in club history, where they played Faroese side B36. The Faroese side proved too strong for Tre Fiori over the two legs and won by an aggregate score of 1-0, thus bringing the European adventure to an end.

HonoursEdit

League

Cups

European recordEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2009–10 UEFA Champions League 1QR   UE Sant Julià 1–1 1–1 (a.e.t.) 2–2 (4–5 p.)
2010–11 UEFA Champions League 1QR   FK Rudar Pljevlja 0–3 1–4 1–7
2011–12 UEFA Champions League 1QR   Valletta 0–3 1–2 1–5
2018–19 UEFA Europa League PR   Bala Town 3–0 0–1 3–1
1QR   Rudar Velenje 0–3 0–7 0–10
2019–20 UEFA Europa League PR   KÍ Klaksvík 0−4 1−5 1–9
2020–21 UEFA Champions League PR   Linfield 0–2
UEFA Europa League 2QR   Riga FC 0–1
2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League 1QR   Fola Esch 3–1 1–0 4–1
2QR   B36 Tórshavn 0–0 0–1 0–1

Current squadEdit

As of 28 September 2021

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   SMR Aldo Junior Simoncini (Captain)
2 DF   SMR Alessandro D'Addario
4 MF   SMR Andrea Tamagnini
5 MF   BRA Adam Adami Martins
6 DF   SMR Davide Simoncini
7 DF   ITA Claudio Cuzzilla
8 MF   SMR Luca Censoni
9 FW   ITA Luca Ferraro
10 FW   MKD Bojan Gjurchinoski
11 FW   BFA Azizou Zoumbare
12 GK   SMR Simone Teodorani
No. Pos. Nation Player
14 DF   ITA Eros Grani
15 MF   SMR Federico Dolcini
16 MF   SMR Mattia Lualdi
19 MF   ITA Giacomo Pracucci
20 DF   SMR David Astolfi
22 DF   SMR Nicola Della Valle
23 FW   ITA Espedito Marinaro
24 FW   ITA Enrico Magnani
25 GK   SMR Alex Castagnoli
26 GK   SMR Eugenio Marconi
33 DF   ITA Umberto De Lucia

Club OfficialsEdit

S.P. Tre Fiori
  • President: Marino Casali
  • Club Secretary: Giacomo Benedettini
  • Club Treasurer: Enzo Conti
  • Sporting Director: Aster Casali
  • Directors: Amici Mauro, Sandro Della Valle, Giuseppe Ceccoli, Giuliano Moraccini, Pier Marino Canti & Giacomo Benedettini
Coaching and Medical Staff
  • Manager: Luca Borgagni
  • Technical Director: Giorgio Leoni
  • Fitness coach: Francesco Galli
  • Masseurs: Giacomo Mancini

Managerial historyEdit

  •   Floriano Sperindio (2009–11)
  •   Paolo Tarini (2011–12)
  •   Altin Lisi (2016)
  •   Gori Massimo (2017)
  •   Matteo Cecchetti (2017–)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Andreini hero and villain for Tre Fiori". UEFA.com. 2009-07-01. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
  2. ^ "Spot-on Sant Julià seal Levski date". UEFA.com. 2009-07-07. Retrieved 2009-07-07.
  3. ^ "Tre Fiori win sixth Sammarinese Cup date". UEFA.com. 2010-04-29. Retrieved 2010-04-29.
  4. ^ "Tre Fiori triumph again in San Marino date". UEFA.com. 2010-05-31. Retrieved 2010-05-31.
  5. ^ "Rudar make winning start date". UEFA.com. 2010-06-30. Retrieved 2010-06-30.
  6. ^ "Rudar set up Litex date". UEFA.com. 2010-07-07. Retrieved 2010-07-07.
  7. ^ "First-leg winners eye second-round opponents". UEFA.com. 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2011-07-02.
  8. ^ "Valletta in pole position after three-goal victory". UEFA.com. 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2011-07-02.
  9. ^ "Tre Fiori avanti in Europa League con Sossio Aruta e Teodorani" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 5 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Andy Selva per vincere ancora!". Tre Fiori F.C. (in Italian). 2022-06-13. Retrieved 2022-07-17.
  11. ^ "Emile Mayrisch - Esch-sur-Alzette First qualifying round, 1st leg". uefa.com. UEFA. 7 July 2022. Retrieved 7 July 2022.

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