S.S. Murata is a Sanmarinese football club, based in Murata, a civil parish of the city of San Marino. The club was founded in 1966. Murata currently plays in Girone B of Campionato Sammarinese di Calcio. The team's colours are black and white.

Murata
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Full nameSocietà Sportiva Murata
Founded1966
GroundCampo sportivo di Montegiardino
Capacity1,000
ChairmanLibero Casadei
ManagerGori Massimo
LeagueCampionato Sammarinese di Calcio
2018–197th

OverviewEdit

They won their first Sammarinese national title in 2006, and repeated as champions the next two years. As UEFA decided to include Sammarinese champions in the first preliminary round of the UEFA Champions League starting from the 2007–08 season, Murata were the first Sanmarinese team to take part in the main European competition (see below for details). In order to reinforce the team, in July 2007 the club signed 41-year-old former Brazilian star and 1994 FIFA World Cup champion Aldair, gaining some headlines in the Italian sports news because of the move.[1] Another former Serie A star, 43-year-old striker Massimo Agostini, played for Murata from 2005 to 2008. In July 2008, Murata announced that they were hoping to sign former Brazil international Romário so he could play in the club's upcoming UEFA Champions League fixtures.[2] They also approached the former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher, but both declined Murata's offer.[3] On July 17, 2007, Murata became the first Sanmarinese team to play in a UEFA Champions League fixture, contesting a First Qualifying Round tie against Tampere United from Finland. The home game of the two-legged tie was played at San Marino Calcio's Olimpico Stadium and resulted in a 2–1 win for Tampere. Murata lost the away leg 2–0 and were eliminated.

HonoursEdit

2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08
1997, 2007, 2008
2006, 2008, 2009.

European recordEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2006–07 UEFA Cup First qualifying round   APOEL 0–4 1–3 1–7
2007–08 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round   Tampere United 1–2 0–2 1–4
2008–09 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round   IFK Göteborg 0–5 0–4 0–9

Current squadEdit

As of 29 January, 2019 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 Denis Broccoli
3   DF Nicola Albani (Captain)
5   DF Luca Ortibaldi
7   FW Gianmarco Baschetti
8   MF Matteo Nanni
9   DF Nicholas Arrigoni
10   FW Eric Fedeli
11   FW Marco Casadei
13   FW Stefano Pari
15   DF Nabila Samba
No. Position Player
19   MF Ivan Tani
20   MF Marco Cecchetti
22   FW Fabrizio Cupi
27   FW Nicolo Valli
29   MF Michele Bozzetto
30   GK Matteo Renzetti
33   MF Tommasso Spagnoli
79   GK Luca Lelli
80   FW Patrik Giulianelli
99   FW Espedito Marinaro

ManagersEdit