S.S. Alba-Audace Roma

Società Sportiva Alba-Audace was an Italian football club from the Flaminio area of Rome, founded in 1907. The club is most noted for competing in the early Italian Football Championship competitions, before becoming one of three Rome based clubs merging to form AS Roma in 1927.[1]

Alba-Audace
Full nameSocietà Sportiva Alba-Audace
Founded1907 (refounded in 1930)
Dissolved22 July 1927 (1st creation)
1968 (2nd creation)
GroundRome
Capacityunknown
LeagueItalian Football Championship
1925–262nd

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1907 as Società Sportiva Alba and was owned for its known existence by Roman named Umberto Farneti. Farneti owned some land in the Flaminio area of Rome, this is where the club would play and consider their home.

During the earliest days of the Italian Football Championship, only Northern Italian football clubs gained entry into the league so Alba had to wait until 1912–13 to make their championship debut. After qualifying for the Lazio section of the championship, Alba were forced to forfeit their fixtures.

At the end of 1925–26 season, the club was forced by the Fascist Regime to absorb another Roman club, Audace Roma, but retained its colors. After only one season, Alba-Audace was merged with Roman F.C. and Fortitudo-Pro Roma S.G.S. to form A.S. Roma.

The club briefly reformed in 1945 and, after merging with Trastevere Roma, took part to the 1946–47 Serie B season as Alba Trastevere before disbanding in late 1960s.

HonoursEdit

Italian Football Championship:

Historical namesEdit

  • 1907 – S.S. Alba Roma (Società Sportiva Alba Roma)
  • 1926 – fusion with Audace Roma => U.S. Alba-Audace Roma (Unione Sportiva Alba-Audace Roma)
  • 1927 – folded after merging with Roman F.C. and Fortitudo-Pro Roma S.G.S.
  • 1930 – refounded as A.S. Alba Roma (Associazione Sportiva Alba Roma)
  • 1940 – A.S. Alba Motor Roma (Associazione Sportiva Alba Motor Roma)
  • 1942 – A.S. Alba Roma (Associazione Sportiva Alba Roma)
  • 1944 – Albaerotecnica Roma
  • 1945 – A.S. Albala Roma (Associazione Sportiva Albala Roma)
  • 1946 – fusion with Trastevere Roma => U.S. Albalatrastevere Roma (Unione Sportiva Albalatrastevere Roma)
  • 1948 – U.S. Albatrastevere Roma (Unione Sportiva Albatrastevere Roma)
  • 1968 – folded; refoundation of Trastevere Roma

Season-by-season recordEdit

Sources: [2]

Season Division Level Position Notes
1912–13 Prima Categoria Laziale 1 6th Do not advance to the final round
...
1914–15 Promozione Laziale 1 2nd Do not advance to the final round
...
1920–21 Promozione Laziale 1 5th Do not advance to the final round
1921–22 Lega Sud Laziale 1 2nd Do not advance to the final round
1922–23 Lega Sud, Semifinals Gr. A 1 2nd Do not advance to the final round
1923–24 Lega Sud, Finals 1 2nd Do not advance to the final round
1924–25 Lega Sud, Finals 1 1st Lost in national finals to Bologna
1925–26 Lega Sud, Finals 1 1st Lost in national finals to Juventus
1926–27 Divisione Nazionale, Gr. A 1 9th Disbanded
...
1939–40 Serie C, Gr. G 3 13th
1940–41 Serie C, Gr. G 3 5th
1941–42 Serie C, Gr. E 3 2nd
1942–43 Serie C, Gr. I 3 2nd
...
1945–46 Serie C, Gr. South C 3 1st Promotion
1946–47 Serie B, Gr. C 2 14th Relegated
1947–48 Serie C, Gr. Central E 3 7th Relegated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "La Storia". ASRoma.it (in Italian). AS Roma. Archived from the original on 23 December 2007.
  2. ^ Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005