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Unione Sportiva Cremonese, commonly referred to as Cremonese, is an Italian football club based in Cremona, Lombardy. It currently plays in Serie B.

Cremonese
US Cremonese logo.svg
Full nameUnione Sportiva Cremonese S.p.A.
Nickname(s)I Grigiorossi (The Gray and Reds)
Le Tigri (The Tigers)
Founded24 March 1903; 116 years ago (1903-03-24)
GroundStadio Giovanni Zini
Capacity20,641
OwnerGiovanni Arvedi
PresidentPaolo Rossi
CoachMassimo Rastelli
LeagueSerie B
2018–19Serie B, 9th
WebsiteClub website

Some of the famous players who played for Cremonese include Pasquale Vivolo, Antonio Cabrini, Gustavo Dezotti, Anders Limpar, Enrico Chiesa, Gianluca Vialli, Michelangelo Rampulla, Giuseppe Favalli, John Aloisi and Władysław Żmuda.

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HistoryEdit

Cremonese was in 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.

Under Luigi Simoni, Cremonese returned to Serie A in 1993. 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 1996.

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, has since returned to the club. However, Cremonese were relegated to Serie C1 in the 2005/2006 season. Cremonese have tried to return to Serie B since: their best attempt was in the 2009/10 season, when they were beaten by Varese in the promotion play-off final (2–1 on aggregate).

HonoursEdit

 
US Cremonese in the Italian football league system.
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)
Lega Pro Prima Divisione
1
2004–05 (Girone A)
Serie D 1953–54 (Girone C)
Prima Categoria 1967–68 (Girone B)
Worldwide Anglo-Italian Cup 1992–93

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 3 September 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 Nicola Ravaglia
3   DF Claiton
4   MF Mariano Arini
7   FW Antonio Piccolo
8   MF Reda Boultam
9   FW Daniel Ciofani
10   MF Danilo Soddimo
11   FW Simone Palombi (on loan from Lazio)
14   DF Vasile Mogoș
15   DF Matteo Bianchetti
16   GK Michael Agazzi
17   DF Francesco Migliore
18   MF Francesco Deli
19   MF Michele Castagnetti
No. Position Player
20   DF Luca Ravanelli (on loan from Sassuolo)
21   DF Nadir Zortea (on loan from Atalanta)
22   GK Giacomo Volpe
23   DF Antonio Caracciolo
24   DF Omar Hoxha
25   MF Stefano Cella
26   DF Emanuele Terranova
31   MF Stefano Girelli
33   DF Francesco Renzetti
--   MF Luca Valzania (on loan from Atalanta)
--   MF Kingsley Michael (on loan from Bologna)
--   MF Samuel Gustafson
--   FW Fabio Ceravolo

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 Federico Bertolotti (at Caravaggio until 30 June 2020)
  MF Adriano Montalto (at Venezia until 30 June 2020)
No. Position Player
  MF Manuel Poledri (at Pergolettese until 30 June 2020)
  FW Luca Strizzolo (at Pordenone until 30 June 2020)

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name
Head coach   Massimo Rastelli
Assistant coach   Dario Rossi
Athletic coach   Fabio Esposito
Goalkeeping coach   David Dei
Physiotherapist   Andrea Gualteri
  Carlo Bentivoglio
  Sandro Rivetti
Doctor   Diego Giuliani

External linksEdit