Virtus Verona

Virtus Verona (formerly known as Unione Sportiva Virtus Borgo Venezia), sometimes referred to as Virtus Vecomp Verona for sponsorship reasons, is an Italian association football club located in Borgo Venezia, a district of Verona, Veneto. It currently plays in Serie C.

Virtus Verona
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Full nameVirtusvecomp Verona
Founded1921
GroundStadio Gavagnin Nocini,[1][2]
Verona, Italy
Capacity1,200
ChairmanLuigi Fresco
ManagerLuigi Fresco
LeagueSerie C Group B
2018–19Serie C Group B, 19th of 20 (readmitted)

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1921 as Unione Sportiva Virtus Borgo Venezia.

Virtus Verona, the third football club in Verona behind Chievo and Hellas Verona, is a unique case in Italy of a club whose chairman, Luigi Fresco, had also been the head coach of the first team for over 35 years, since 1982, after the other historic president Sinibaldo Nocini, who was in charge for 20 years. The club is also notable for being the only Italian professional football team to field a reserve team in the regional amateur divisions.

The club was promoted into professionalism for its first time ever at the end of the 2012–13 season, after winning the national playoff tournament in which they were qualified as fourth-placed in the Girone C of Serie D. At the end of the 2017–18 season, the club return into professionalism, in Serie C, the third tier of italian soccer.

Colours and badgeEdit

Its colours are red and blue.

Current squadEdit

As of 31 January 2020

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 Alessandro Giacomel
2   FW Jacopo Bridi
3   MF Filippo Pellacani
4   DF Jacopo Rossi
5   MF Nicola Danieli (on loan from Chievo)
6   DF Manuel Daffara
7   MF Stefano Casarotto
8   MF Diego Vannucci
9   FW Raphael Odogwu
10   FW Domenico Danti
11   MF Simone Bentivoglio (on loan from Siena)
12   GK Mattia Chiesa (on loan from Verona)
13   DF Fabiano Santacroce
14   MF Edoardo Merci
15   DF Santiago Visentin
No. Position Player
16   MF Riccardo Cazzola
17   MF Manuel Di Paola
18   FW Victor da Silva
19   FW Andrea Magrassi (on loan from Virtus Entella)
20   DF Matteo Pinton (on loan from Verona)
21   DF Ciro Sirignano
22   GK Sheikh Sibi
23   FW Francesco Puntoriere (on loan from Virtus Francavilla)
24   FW Arturo Lupoli
25   DF Marco Curto (on loan from Empoli)
26   MF Daniel Onescu
27   DF Gianni Manfrin
28   MF Davide Marcandella (on loan from Padova)
30   MF Paolo Sammarco

SupportersEdit

Virtus Vecomp Verona supporters are known for their hardline anti-fascist and left-wing leanings. The group Virtus Fans born in 2006, was split in 2015. From the ashes of the Virtus Fans born 2 new groups: Virtus Verona Rude Firm 1921 and the Lost Boys. The Virtus Verona Rude Firm 1921 have a friendship with antifa supporters groups all over the world: Livorno Calcio, Cosenza Calcio, Wrexham, Olympique Marseille, FC St. Pauli, RSV Goettingen 05.[3][4]

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