Virtus Francavilla Calcio

Virtus Francavilla Calcio, commonly known as Virtus Francavilla, is an Italian football club based in Francavilla Fontana, Apulia. They currently play in Serie C, the third tier of Italian football.

Virtus Francavilla
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Full nameVirtus Francavilla Calcio
Founded2007
GroundStadio Giovanni Paolo II,
Francavilla Fontana, Italy
Capacity2,137
ChairmanAntonio Magrì
ManagerAlberto Colombo
LeagueSerie C Group C
2021–22Serie C Group C, 6th of 19
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

The historic Francavilla CalcioEdit

The historic Francavilla Calcio was founded in 1946 with the name of A.S. Francavilla, and it has always played regional leagues. In 2006 it was renamed A.S.D. Francavilla Calcio[1] In the season 2010–11, was relegated from Serie D group H to the Eccellenza Apulia.

FoundationEdit

The new club was founded in 2007 under the name of Salento Francavilla. It has assumed its present name after the merger at the end of the 2013/2014 season with the historic Francavilla Calcio.[2] In that year it won the Eccellenza Apulia championship coming back in Serie D.

From Serie D to Lega ProEdit

In the season 2014–15 the team was promoted for the first time, from Eccellenza Apulia to Serie D. At the end of the 2015–16 Serie D, the team was promoted in the 2016–17 Lega Pro. For the first time in its history, the team reached a professional league, the third highest football division of Italy.[3]

Colors and badgeEdit

The team's main colors are blue and white.

Current squadEdit

As of 2 July 2022

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 Joakim Milli
3 MF   ITA Gabriele Ingrosso
4 DF   ITA Andrea Feltrin
5 DF   ITA Riccardo Idda
6 DF   ITA Mirko Miceli
7 FW   ITA Pasquale Maiorino
8 MF   ITA Francesco Carella
9 FW   ITA Cosimo Patierno
10 FW   ITA Leonardo Pérez
11 MF   ITA Federico Mastropietro
12 GK   ITA Giuseppe Cassano
13 DF   ITA Luigi Gianfreda
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 DF   ITA Fabio Delvino
16 MF   ITA Domenico Franco
17 DF   ITA Alessandro Caporale
19 MF   ITA Mario Prezioso
20 MF   GHA Elimelech Enyan
22 GK   ITA Tommaso Nobile
23 MF   CMR Giovanni Tchetchoua
25 MF   ITA Marco Toscano
97 FW   ITA Tiziano Tulissi (on loan from Modena)
DF   ITA Daniele Solcia (on loan from Atalanta)
MF   ARM Alexandre Demirdjian

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
FW   ITA Aboubacar Dacosta (at Sanremese)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   GHA Joseph Ekuban (at Monterosi)

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Italian) Info at the FIGC website, August 2006
  2. ^ (in Italian) Info at virtusfrancavillacalcio.it
  3. ^ (in Italian) 2016–17 Lega Pro season of Virtus Francavilla

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