S.S. Monopoli 1966

Società Sportiva Monopoli 1966 is an Italian association football club located in Monopoli, Apulia. They currently play in Serie C, the third tier of Italian football.

Monopoli 1966
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Full nameSocietà Sportiva Monopoli 1966
Founded
  • 1958
  • 1966 (refounded)
  • 1995 (refounded)
  • 2003 (refounded)

  • 2010 (relocation of Liberty Bari)
GroundStadio Vito Simone Veneziani,
Monopoli, Italy
Capacity6,880
ChairmanEnzo Mastronardi
ManagerGiuseppe Scienza
LeagueSerie C Group C
2018–19Serie C Group C, 8th of 19
WebsiteClub website

PredecessorEdit

A.C. MonopoliEdit

 
Former AC Monopoli logo

The origins of football in Monopoli go back to 1958 when was founded A.C. Monopoli. After winning Eccellenza Apulia in the 2004–05 season[note 1] it has played in Serie D/H for the 2005–06 season obtaining the promotion to Serie C2[note 2] where it played the 4 seasons following. The team did not enter Lega Pro Seconda Divisione in June 2010 and restarted from Terza Categoria.[note 3]

HistoryEdit

A.S. Liberty MonopoliEdit

 
Former LIberty Monopoli logo

A new club was founded in the summer 2010 as A.S. Liberty Monopoli, after the relocation of Eccellenza club A.S.D. Liberty Bari 1909 from Bari to Monopoli.

In the 2011–12 season the team was promoted from Eccellenza Apulia to Serie D.

S.S. MonosPolis and S.S. Monopoli 1966Edit

In the summer 2012 the club was renamed S.S. MonosPolis, then in 2014 Società Sportiva Monopoli 1966[1][2][3]

In the 2014–15 season won the Coppa Italia Serie D and was the finalist of the nation play off of Serie D; in the summer 2015 it was admitted to Lega Pro for involvement in the sporting fraud.

Colors and badgeEdit

Its colors are white and green.

Current squadEdit

As of 18 January 2020

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Vittorio Antonino
3   DF Mario Mercadante
4   MF Francesco Giorno
5   DF Matteo Arena
6   DF Simone Pecorini
7   FW Francesco Salvemini (on loan from Potenza)
8   MF Marco Piccinni
9   FW Luigi Cuppone (on loan from Pisa)
10   MF Vittorio Triarico
14   DF Daniele Cavallari
15   DF Gianmarco Antonacci
16   DF Andrea Maestrelli (on loan from Arezzo)
17   DF Daniele Donnarumma
No. Position Player
18   MF Alessio Tuttisanti
19   FW Christian Mariano
20   MF Giuseppe Carriero (on loan from Parma)
21   DF Arensi Rota
22   GK Pietro Menegatti
23   MF Giuseppe Fella
25   FW Riccardo Moreo (on loan from Cosenza)
27   FW Giacomo D'Addabbo
28   DF Ciro De Franco
30   DF Cristian Hadžiosmanović (on loan from Sampdoria)
31   DF Massimo Tazzer
32   FW Nicola Nanni (on loan from Crotone)
33   FW Jefferson

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 Michele Ferrara (at Sicula Leonzio)
No. Position Player
  MF Enrico Zampa (at Rieti)

HonorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ with a claimed world record of 102 points, surpassed only in 2008 by Championnat de France amateur semi-professional team Croix-de-Savoie – now named Evian Thonon Gaillard F.C. – that scored 108 points
  2. ^ defeating Celano in the playoff finals after the second place in the eague
  3. ^ the lowest level of the italian football

External linksEdit