U.S. Cremonese

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; 117 years ago (1903-03-24)
GroundStadio Giovanni Zini
Capacity20,641
OwnerGiovanni Arvedi
PresidentPaolo Rossi
CoachPierpaolo Bisoli
LeagueSerie B
2019–20Serie B, 12th of 20
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.

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

Divisional movementsEdit

Series Years Last Promotions Relegations
A 7 1995–96 -   5 (1930, 1985, 1990, 1992, 1996)
B 30 2020–21   4 (1984, 1989, 1991, 1993)   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)
84 out of 89 years of professional football in Italy since 1929
D 5 1970–71   3 (1954, 1968, 1971) Never

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 3 October 2020

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   ITA Enrico Alfonso
2 DF   ITA Alessandro Fiordaliso
3 DF   ITA Emanuele Valeri
6 MF   SWE Samuel Gustafson
8 MF   ITA Francesco Deli
9 FW   ITA Daniel Ciofani
10 FW   ITA Cristian Buonaiuto
11 FW   ITA Fabio Ceravolo
14 MF   ITA Luca Valzania (on loan from Atalanta)
15 DF   ITA Matteo Bianchetti
17 FW   ITA Luca Strizzolo
19 MF   ITA Michele Castagnetti
20 DF   ITA Emanuele Terranova
21 DF   ITA Nadir Zortea (on loan from Atalanta)
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 GK   ITA Giacomo Volpe
23 DF   ITA Alessandro Crescenzi
25 DF   ITA Luca Ravanelli (on loan from Sassuolo)
27 GK   ITA Andrea Zaccagno
30 MF   ITA Filippo Nardi (on loan from Novara)
36 GK   ITA Matteo Scarduzio
70 MF   ITA Gianluca Gaetano (on loan from Napoli)
77 FW   ITA Matteo Ghisolfi
80 FW   ITA Leonardo Bia
88 MF   ITA Luca Schirone
95 MF   ITA Marco Pinato (on loan from Sassuolo)
99 FW   SVN Žan Celar (on loan from Roma)
DF   ITA Michele Fornasier

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
MF   ITA Stefano Cella (at Gozzano)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   ITA Manuel Poledri (at Crema)

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name
Head Coach   Pierpaolo Bisoli
Assistant Coach   Simone Groppi
Goalkeeper Coach   David Dei
Fitness Coach   Danilo Chiodi
Physiotherapist   Andrea Gualteri
  Carlo Bentivoglio
  Alessandro Rivetti
Kinetotherapist   Cristian Freghieri
Chief Doctor   Diego Giuliani
Club Doctor   Fabrizio Frittoli
Video Analyst   Igor Quaia

External linksEdit