US Cremonese

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Unione Sportiva Cremonese, commonly referred to as Cremonese, is an Italian football club based in Cremona, Lombardy, which plays in the Serie B following their relegation from the top flight in the 2022–23 season.

Cremonese
Full nameUnione Sportiva Cremonese S.p.A.
Nickname(s)La Cremo
I Grigiorossi (The Gray and Reds)
Le Tigri (The Tigers)
I Violini (The Violins)
Founded24 March 1903; 121 years ago (1903-03-24)
GroundStadio Giovanni Zini
Capacity20,641
OwnerGiovanni Arvedi
PresidentPaolo Rossi
Head coachGiovanni Stroppa
LeagueSerie B
2023–24Serie B, 4th of 20
WebsiteClub website
Current season

History

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The performance of Cremonese in the Italian football league structure since the first season of a unified Serie A (1929–30)

Cremonese was in the Serie A in its first season, 1929–30, but entered a long period of decline, languishing in the lower leagues before the late 1970s. By 1984, they had achieved promotion to Serie A, with one-year spells in 1984–85, 1989–90 and 1991–92.

Cremonese had a successful run in the 1992–93 Anglo-Italian Cup, beating Bari 4–1 in the semi-final, and Derby County 3–1 in the final at the old Wembley Stadium, Cremonese's scorers were Corrado Verdelli, Riccardo Maspero and Andrea Tentoni, with Derby's goal scored by Marco Gabbiadini.[1]

Under Luigi Simoni, Cremonese returned to Serie A in the 1993–94 season. With a side containing quality in the form of defenders Luigi Gualco and Corrado Verdelli, midfield playmaker Riccardo Maspero and forwards Andrea Tentoni and Matjaž Florijančič, Cremonese held their own in Serie A with a 10th-place finish in 1993–94, but would be relegated in the 1995–96 season.

Relegation resulted in the decline of the club, plummeting to Serie C2 by 2000, before achieving successive promotions back to Serie B by 2005. Giovanni Dall'Igna, another defender from the Serie A years, returned to the club. However, Cremonese were relegated to Serie C1 in the 2005–06 season. Cremonese have tried to return to Serie B since: they had a good attempt in the 2009–10 season, when they were beaten by Varese in the promotion play-off final (2–1 on aggregate). Eventually they succeeded in 2017. In the 2021–22 Serie B, Cremonese finished second to earn promotion to the 2022–23 Serie A.[2] Despite achieving promotion, coach Fabio Pecchia resigned from his post.[3]

Players

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Current squad

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As of 6 July 2024[4]

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   SEN Fallou Sarr
5 DF   ITA Luca Ravanelli
6 MF   COD Charles Pickel
7 FW   URU César Falletti
8 MF   ITA Michele Collocolo
9 FW   ITA Daniel Ciofani
10 FW   ITA Cristian Buonaiuto
11 FW   GHA Felix Afena-Gyan
13 DF   ITA Alessandro Tuia
15 DF   ITA Matteo Bianchetti (captain)
17 DF   ITA Leonardo Sernicola
18 DF   ITA Paolo Ghiglione
19 MF   ITA Michele Castagnetti
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 MF   ARG Franco Vázquez
21 GK   ITA Gianluca Saro
22 GK   DEN Andreas Jungdal
24 MF   ITA Guido Della Rovere
27 MF   BEL Jari Vandeputte
33 DF   ITA Giacomo Quagliata
37 MF   SVN Žan Majer
44 DF   GEO Luka Lochoshvili
71 FW   NOR Dennis Johnsen
74 FW   ITA Frank Tsadjout
98 FW   ITA Luca Zanimacchia

Out on loan

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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 Federico Agazzi (at Alcione until 30 June 2024)
DF   AUT Emanuel Aiwu (at Birmingham City until 30 June 2024)
DF   ITA Luca Munaretti (at Renate until 30 June 2024)
DF   SEN Maissa Ndiaye (at Železničar Pančevo until 30 June 2024)
DF   ITA Lorenzo Bernasconi (at Atalanta until 30 June 2024)
DF   ITA Mattia Scaringi (at Olbia until 30 June 2024)
DF   ITA Daniel Frey (at Pro Vercelli until 30 June 2024)
MF   ITA Christian Acella (at Perugia until 30 June 2024)
MF   ITA Andrea Bertolacci (at loan to Fatih Karagümrük until 30 June 2024)
MF   ITA Alessio Brambilla (at loan to Gubbio until 30 June 2024)
MF   ITA Francesco Cerretelli (at Carrarese until 30 June 2024)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   ITA Matteo Ghisolfi (at Cerignola until 30 June 2024)
MF   ITA Tommaso Milanese (at Ascoli until 30 June 2024)
MF   ITA Filippo Nardi (at Reggiana until 30 June 2024)
MF   ITA Fausto Perseu (at Latina Calcio until 30 June 2024)
MF   ITA Joshua Tenkorang (at Lecco until 30 June 2024)
MF   ITA Luca Valzania (at Ascoli until 30 June 2024)
FW   ITA Alberto Basso Ricci (at loan to Lumezzane until 30 June 2024)
FW   ITA Blue Mamona (at Vis Pesaro until 30 June 2024)
FW   ITA Marco Zunno (at loan to Messina until 30 June 2024)
FW   CIV Cedric Gondo (at loan to Reggiana until 30 June 2024)

Former players

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Some of the famous players who played for Cremonese include:

Coaching staff

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Position Name
Head coach   Giovanni Stroppa
Assistant coach   Andrea Guerra
Fitness coach   Fabio Allevi
Fitness coach   Andrea Primitivi
Fitness coach   Giovanni Saffioti
Goalkeeper coach   Nicola Dibitonto
Goalkeeper coach   Andrea Sardini
Technical coach   Giuseppe Brescia
Rehab coach   Cristian Freghieri
Match analyst   Vittorio Vona
Head of medical staff   Dott. Diego Giuliani
Club doctor   Dott. Alberto Gheza
Physiotherapist   Carlo Bentivoglio
  Augusto Bagnoli
  Lorenzo Franchi
  Davide Mazzoleni
  Gian Paolo Fagni
Team Manager   Federico Dall’Asta
Sporting director   Simone Giacchetta
Secretary   Francesca Cremaschi

Honours

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U.S. Cremonese honours
Type Competition Titles Seasons/Years
Domestic Serie C 3 1935–36 (Girone B), 1941–42 (Girone B), 1976–77 (Girone A)
Serie C1 1 2004–05 (Girone A)
Serie D 1953–54 (Girone C), 1970-71 (Girone B)
Prima Categoria 1967–68 (Girone B)
Worldwide Anglo-Italian Cup 1992–93

Divisional movements

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Series Years Last Promotions Relegations
A 8 2022–23   5 (1930, 1985, 1990, 1992, 1996, 2023)
B 31 2021–22   5 (1984, 1989, 1991, 1993, 2022)   7 (1935, 1938, 1951, 1978, 1997, 1999, 2006)
C
C2
43
4
2016–17   7 (1936, 1942, 1977, 1981, 1998, 2005, 2017)
  1 (2004 C2)
  1 (1999 C1)
  3 (1952, 1967, 1969)
86 out of 91 years of professional football in Italy since 1929
D 5 1970–71   3 (1954, 1968, 1971) Never

References

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  1. ^ "Anglo-Italian Cup 1992/93". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 29 August 2009.
  2. ^ "Lecce And Cremonese Reach Serie A Promotion in Dramatic Season Finale". Forbes. 7 May 2022.
  3. ^ "La Serie A non basta, Pecchia lascia la Cremonese: "Ho ascoltato me stesso"" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 21 May 2022. Retrieved 23 May 2022.
  4. ^ "Prima Squadra". US Cremonese. Retrieved 24 April 2022.
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