Cesena F.C.

Cesena Football Club is an Italian football club based Cesena, Emilia-Romagna. Currently it plays in Italy's Serie C. It has claimed to be the phoenix club of A.C. Cesena since 2018, the year that the club folded.

Full nameCesena Football Club
Nickname(s)I Cavallucci Marini (The Seahorses)
I Bianconeri (The White and Blacks)
GroundStadio Dino Manuzzi
ChairmanAugusto Corrado Patrignani[1]
ManagerWilliam Viali
LeagueSerie C Group B
2020–21Serie C Group B, 7th of 20
WebsiteClub website



The club was founded in 1973.[2] The club was known as Polisportiva Martorano.[2][3]

Serie D

The logo of the club as Romagna Centro

In the 2012–13 season, the team was promoted for the first time, from Eccellenza Emilia-Romagna Group B to 2013–14 Serie D Group D, as Romagna Centro.[2][4] The club was also compared to Chievo,[4] which was a second team behind Hellas Verona, but promoted to Serie A.

R.C. Cesena

In July 2018, after the bankruptcy of the main football team of the city, A.C. Cesena, a group of local businessmen acquired Romagna Centro and proposed to rename to Cesena F.C., to act as a phoenix club. However, the image rights of A.C. Cesena had not yet acquired.[5] The club also played a friendly match against Romanian club Universitatea Cluj in 2018–19 pre-season.[6] In July 2018, Romagna Centro also announced that the youth sector would train with former A.C. Cesena players.[7] However, the club was later known as R.C. Cesena, and was assigned to Group F of 2018–19 Serie D.[8]

After instantly winning promotion to Serie D, the club was renamed Cesena Football Club.

In the 2019–20 season the club is competing in the Serie C's Girone B.

Colours and badge

As Romagna Centro, the team's colours were lightblue and white.[2][9][10]

The current shirt colors are black and white, so that the nickname of the club is "bianconeri"


The club played their home matches in Centro Sportivo Romagna Centro, located in Via Calcinaro, Martorano frazione.[2][4][10] The club also played their Serie D home matches in Stadio Dino Manuzzi,[11][12] the larger stadium in the city.

The stadium is quite famous in Italy, and has also hosted some euro 2019 u-21 matches, charity matches and some other events like concerts.


  • Eccellenza:
    • Winner (1): 2012–13

Current squad

As of 16 July 2021[13].

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF  ITA Leonardo Longo
3 DF  ITA Rosario Maddaloni
4 MF  ITA Davide Di Gennaro
5 MF  ITA Demetrio Steffè
7 FW  ITA Giacomo Zecca
8 MF  ITA Riccardo Bracci
9 FW  ITA Salvatore Caturano
10 FW  ITA Simone Russini
11 MF  ITA Davide Munari
13 DF  ITA Luca Ricci
15 DF  ITA Andrea Ciofi
17 MF  ITA Francesco Ardizzone
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 FW  ITA Mattia Bortolussi
22 GK  SMR Elia Benedettini
27 DF  ITA Lorenzo Gonnelli
29 MF  ITA Francesco Campagna
30 GK  ITA Alessandro Bizzini
31 MF  ITA Nicolò Vallocchia
32 MF  ITA Nicola Capellini
33 GK  ITA Michele Nardi
DF  SMR Filippo Fabbri
MF  ITA Carlo Ilari
FW  ITA Tommaso Leon Bernardi


  1. "Organigramma | CDA A.S.D. RC CESENA" (in Italian). A.S.D. Romagna Centro Cesena. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  2. "Romagna Centro, l'inesorabile scalata dalla Terza alla serie D". Il Tirreno (Massa-Carrara edition) (in Italian). Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso. 15 September 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  3. "La Storia" (in Italian). A.S.D. Romagna Centro Cesena. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  4. "Romagna Centro in "D": una promozione storica". Corriere Cesenate (in Italian). 2 May 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  5. "Scelta la cordata di Pubblisole, nasce la nuova avventura del "Cesena FC"". Cesena Today (in Italian). 23 July 2018. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  6. "Studenții în Italia. "U" a făcut scor cu cei de la Romagna Centro: 8-1. Sâmbătă întâlnim Perugia!" (Press release) (in Romanian). FC Universitatea Cluj. 19 July 2018. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  7. "COMUNICATO SETTORE GIOVANILE" (Press release) (in Italian). A.S.D. Romagna Centro Cesena. 25 July 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  8. "Gironi 2018/2019" (Press release) (in Italian). Lega Nazionale Dilettanti. 30 August 2018. Archived from the original on 31 August 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  9. "Romagna Centro". TuttoCalciatori (in Italian). Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  10. "A.S.D. Romagna Centro". emiliaromagnasport.com (in Italian). Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  11. "Romagna Centro-Piacenza anticipata a sabato 21 febbraio". Sport Piacenza (in Italian). 16 February 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  12. "Il Romagna Centro per rafforzare il vivaio del Cesena: accordo fatto". Cesena Today (in Italian). 4 July 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  13. "Cesena squad". Soccerway.