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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, 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 1 February 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
2   DF Ivan Rondanini
3   DF Claiton
4   MF Mariano Arini
7   FW Antonio Piccolo
8   MF Gaetano Castrovilli (on loan from Fiorentina)
9   FW Luca Strizzolo
10   FW Samuele Longo (on loan from Internazionale)
11   MF Daniele Croce
12   GK Giacomo Volpe
14   DF Vasile Mogoș
15   MF Danilo Soddimo
16   GK Michael Agazzi
No. Position Player
17   DF Francesco Migliore
18   MF Michele Castagnetti
21   MF Gabriel Strefezza (on loan from SPAL)
22   GK Boris Radunović (on loan from Atalanta)
23   DF Antonio Caracciolo (on loan from Hellas Verona)
24   DF Dario Del Fabro (on loan from Juventus)
26   DF Emanuele Terranova
27   MF Xian Emmers (on loan from Inter)
30   FW Mirko Carretta
32   FW Adriano Montalto
33   DF Francesco Renzetti
34   MF Reda Boultam
42   MF Maodo Malick Mbaye (on loan from Chievo)

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. Position Player
  DF Stefan Bajic

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
  GK Stefano Aiolfi (at Lucchese until 30 June 2019)
  GK Nicholas Battaiola (at Gubbio until 30 June 2019)
  DF Federico Baschirotto (at Vigor Carpaneto until 30 June 2019)
  DF Federico Bertolotti (at Caravaggio until 30 June 2019)
No. Position Player
  DF Andrea Gallina (at Montebelluna until 30 June 2019)
  MF Simone Damo (at Pro Sesto until 30 June 2019)
  MF Tommaso Guindani (at Pergolettese until 30 June 2019)
  MF Dahman Zucchini (at Brescia U-17 until 30 June 2019)

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