U.S. Salernitana 1919

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Unione Sportiva Salernitana 1919, commonly referred to as Salernitana, is an Italian football club based in Salerno, Campania. Salernitana returned to Serie B in 2015, having finished first in Lega Pro Prima Divisione - Girone C.

US Salernitana 1919 logo.svg
Full nameUnione Sportiva Salernitana 1919 S.r.l.
Nickname(s)I Granata (The Garnets)
Founded1919; 102 years ago (1919)
2005 (re-foundation)
GroundStadio Arechi[1]
ChairmanMarco Mezzaroma and Claudio Lotito
ManagerFabrizio Castori
LeagueSerie B
2019–20Serie B, 10th of 20
WebsiteClub website

The club is the legitimate heir of the former Salernitana Calcio 1919[3] and there is a sports continuity also with the former Salerno Calcio[4] in the 2011–12 season[5][6] which restarted from Serie D[7] rather than from Terza Categoria due to Article 52 NOIF of FIGC.[8]

The club – named Salerno Calcio – was promoted to Lega Pro Seconda Divisione as it re-obtained the original name of U.S. Salernitana 1919.[3] It was promoted to Lega Pro Prima Divisione the following season.


From Unione Sportiva Salernitana to Salernitana Calcio 1919Edit

The Salerno-based club was originally founded in 1919 as the Unione Sportiva Salernitana. The club was known as Società Sportiva Salernitanaudax for a time during the 1920s following a merger with Audax Salerno. In 1978, the club was renamed Salernitana Sport. The club has spent the majority of their history at the Serie B and Serie C levels of Italian football.

Salernitana play their home matches at Stadio Arechi. In their early years, Salernitana competed in the regional Italian Football Championship. They played at this level for four seasons during the 1920s. Since that time the club returned to the top level of Italian football twice; they played in Serie A during 1947–48 and 1998–99.

In 2005 the club went bankrupt but were refounded by Antonio Lombardi, changing the name from Salernitana Sport to Salernitana Calcio 1919.

In summer 2011, it did not appeal against the exclusion by Commissione di Vigilanza sulle Società di Calcio Professionistiche (Co.vi.so.c) and it is excluded by the Italian football.[citation needed]

From Salerno Calcio to US Salernitana 1919Edit

Salernitana-Cosenza 2014–15

On 21 July 2011, Salerno mayor Vincenzo De Luca accepted the proposal from Morgenstern S.r.l. administered by Gianni Mezzaroma, birthing the new team Salerno Calcio, competing in Serie D.[9] The club's rebirth was spearheaded by Claudio Lotito,[10] president of Lazio. His brother in law and Gianni's son, Marco Mezzaroma is the president of team,[11] and he is married to former minister and Salerno native Mara Carfagna.[12]

In the 2011–12 season, Salernitana was immediately promoted to Lega Pro Seconda Divisione after winning Group G of Serie D.

On 12 July 2012 the club was renamed US Salernitana 1919.[3]

2012–13 Lega Pro Seconda DivisioneEdit

In the 2012–13 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione season, Salernitana finished first in Girone B, and was promoted to Lega Pro Prima Divisione. This was the second consecutive promotion for the team. Finally Salernitana won Group C of Lega Pro and returned Serie B in 2014–15 season.

Colours, badge and nicknamesEdit

Salernitana's original kit.

Salernitana originally wore light blue and white striped shirts, known in Italy as biancocelesti.[13] The blue on the shirt was chosen to represent the sea, Salerno the city lies right next to the Gulf of Salerno and has a long tradition as a port city. In the 1940s, the club changed to garnet coloured shirts, which has gained them the nickname granata in their homeland.

During the 2011–12 season their kit colours were striped blue and deep red, resembling F.C. Barcelona. The symbol of St. Matthew, patron saint of Salerno, was also a part of the redesigned kit.[14]

Since renaming the club US Salernitana 1919, however, their home colours have again been the traditional garnet.[3]

The 100th anniversary logo was announced on June 24, 2019 and appeared on their 2019–20 season kits.[15]


Winners (2): 1946–47 (Group C), 1997–98
Winners (4): 1937–38; 1965–66; 2007–08; 2014–15
Runners-up (2): 1989–90; 1993–94
Runners-up (1): 1980
Winners (1): 2013–14 against Monza Calcio[16]
Winner (1): 2012–13
Winners (1): 2012–13
Winner (1): 2011–12 (as Salerno Calcio)

Current squadEdit

As of 8 January 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   LTU Marius Adamonis (on loan from Lazio)
2 MF   SEN Mamadou Coulibaly (on loan from Udinese)
3 DF   URU Wálter López
5 DF   ITA Valerio Mantovani
7 FW   CIV Cedric Gondo (on loan from Lazio)
8 MF   ITA Andrea Schiavone (on loan from Bari)
9 FW   ITA Gennaro Tutino (on loan from Napoli)
10 MF   ITA Emanuele Cicerelli (on loan from Lazio)
11 FW   BIH Milan Đurić
12 GK   ITA Alessandro Micai
13 DF   ITA Ramzi Aya
14 MF   ITA Francesco Di Tacchio (captain)
15 DF   ARG Tiago Casasola (on loan from Lazio)
16 DF   CYP Andreas Karo (on loan from Lazio)
17 MF   ITA Edoardo Iannoni
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 MF   ITA André Anderson (on loan from Lazio)
20 MF   POL Tomasz Kupisz (on loan from Bari)
21 FW   USA Giuseppe Barone
22 GK   ITA Guido Guerrieri
23 DF   SVK Norbert Gyömbér
26 DF   CRO Luka Bogdan (on loan from Livorno)
27 MF   POL Patryk Dziczek (on loan from Lazio)
28 MF   ITA Leonardo Capezzi
32 FW   ITA Niccolò Giannetti
33 DF   ALB Freddie Veseli
34 GK   ITA Stefano Russo
48 FW   ITA Mirko Antonucci (on loan from Roma)
72 GK   SVN Vid Belec
87 MF   ITA Cristiano Lombardi (on loan from Lazio)

Other players under contractEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   ITA Antonio Granata

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   ITA Antonio Russo (at Bisceglie)
DF   BRA Felipe Curcio (at Padova)
DF   ITA Mirko Esposito (at Mantova)
DF   ITA Gioacchino Galeotafiore (at Foggia)
DF   ITA Sedrick Kalombo (at Foggia)
MF   ITA Luca Castiglia (at Modena)
MF   ITA Clemente Crisci (at ACR Messina)
MF   ITA Marco Firenze (at Novara)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   ITA Gaetano Vitale (at Foggia)
FW   ITA Iacopo Cernigoi (at Juve Stabia)
FW   ITA Filippo D'Andrea (at Foggia)
FW   ITA Giuseppe Fella (at Avellino)
FW   ITA Carmine Iannone (at Foggia)
FW   ITA Antonino Musso (at Bisceglie)
FW   ITA Francesco Orlando (at Juve Stabia)

Former playersEdit

These former players have recorded starts for their respective national teams. For Italian national football team:

From other national football team:



  1. ^ http://www.salernocalcio1919.it/biglietteria-e-stadio/
  2. ^ http://www.ussalernitana1919.it/biglietteria/
  3. ^ a b c d "UFFICIALE. Da adesso chiamatela U.S. SALERNITANA 1919 – Salernitana – Resport". Resport.it. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Nasce "Salerno Calcio" Nel simbolo San Matteo" (in Italian). Lacittadisalerno.gelocal.it. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  5. ^ http://www.salernocalcio1919.it/calendario-girone-g/
  6. ^ "LND – Pagina non-trovata". Lnd.it.
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  8. ^ "Modifica dell'art. 52 delle Norme Organizzative Interne della FIGC (Titolo sportivo)". Civile.it.
  9. ^ http://www.salernocalcio1919.it/societa/
  10. ^ "Lotito, show a Salerno "Torneremo in alto"". Repubblica.it.
  11. ^ "E' nata la nuova Salernitana Il Salerno calcio sarà "blau-grana" Lotito: non è un satellite della Lazio" (in Italian). Ilmattino.it. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  12. ^ "Mara Carfagna Ťpresidentessať granata La carica degli ex per la Salerno calcio" (in Italian). Corrieredelmezzogiorno.corriere.it. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  13. ^ "La Storia: 1910–1919" (in Italian). Salernitana.it. 24 June 2007. Archived from the original on 27 February 2008.
  14. ^ "Sarà "Salerno Calcio" il nome della nuova società calcistica della città. Lotito e Mezzaroma hanno presentato i loro progetti" (in Italian). 12mesi.it. 26 July 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  15. ^ Il logo ufficiale della Salernitana per la stagione numero 100 (in Italian)
  16. ^ "Festa Arechi nel nome di Ago, alla Salernitana la Coppa Italia". Ilmattino.it.
  17. ^ "Francesco Di Jorio". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 31 July 2012.

Further readingEdit

  • Giovanni Vitale (2010). Salernitana storia di gol sorrisi e affanni. International printing. ISBN 978-88-7868-094-4.

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