S.S. Monopoli 1966


Società Sportiva Monopoli 1966 is an Italian association football club located in Monopoli, Apulia. They currently play in Serie C, the third tier of Italian football.

Monopoli 1966
Full nameSocietà Sportiva Monopoli 1966
Founded
  • 1958
  • 1966 (refounded)
  • 1995 (refounded)
  • 2003 (refounded)

  • 2010 (relocation of Liberty Bari)
GroundStadio Vito Simone Veneziani,
Monopoli, Italy
Capacity6,880
ChairmanEnzo Mastronardi
ManagerGiuseppe Scienza
LeagueSerie C Group C
2019–20Serie C Group C, 3rd of 20
WebsiteClub website

Predecessor


A.C. Monopoli

Former AC Monopoli logo

The origins of football in Monopoli go back to 1958 when was founded A.C. Monopoli. After winning Eccellenza Apulia in the 2004–05 season[note 1] it has played in Serie D/H for the 2005–06 season obtaining the promotion to Serie C2[note 2] where it played the 4 seasons following. The team did not enter Lega Pro Seconda Divisione in June 2010 and restarted[citation needed] from Terza Categoria, the lowest level of the Italian football.

History


A.S. Liberty Monopoli

Former LIberty Monopoli logo

A new club was founded in the summer 2010 as A.S. Liberty Monopoli, after the relocation of Eccellenza club A.S.D. Liberty Bari 1909 from Bari to Monopoli.

In the 2011–12 season the team was promoted from Eccellenza Apulia to Serie D.

S.S. MonosPolis and S.S. Monopoli 1966

In the summer 2012 the club was renamed S.S. MonosPolis, then in 2014 Società Sportiva Monopoli 1966[1][2][3]

In the 2014–15 season won the Coppa Italia Serie D and was the finalist of the nation play off of Serie D; in the summer 2015 it was admitted to Lega Pro for involvement in the sporting fraud.

Colors and badge


Its colors are white and green.

Current squad


As of 19 February 2021

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 Giacomo Satalino (on loan from Sassuolo)
3 DF  ITA Mario Mercadante
4 DF  ITA Nicola Bizzotto
5 DF  ITA Matteo Arena
6 DF  ITA Manuel Nicoletti
7 MF  ITA Ernesto Starita
8 MF  ITA Marco Piccinni
9 DF  ITA Matteo Liviero
10 MF  ITA Lorenzo Paolucci (on loan from Reggina)
11 DF  ITA Eyob Zambataro (on loan from Atalanta)
12 GK  ITA Nicolas Oliveto
14 MF  ITA Simone Isacco (on loan from Fermana)
15 MF  ROU Raul Șteau (on loan from Sassuolo)
17 FW  ITA Cristian Bunino (on loan from Pescara)
18 MF  ITA Gianmarco Alba
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 DF  ITA Lorenzo Vignati
21 FW  ITA Michele Currarino
22 GK  ITA Pietro Menegatti
23 FW  ITA Andrea De Paoli
24 MF  ITA Christian Nina
25 MF  ITA Francesco Vassallo
28 MF  BRA Álvaro Juliano (on loan from Potenza)
29 MF  BFA Abdoul Guiebre
31 DF  ITA Massimo Tazzer
32 FW  ITA Edoardo Soleri (on loan from Padova)
34 DF  ITA Cristian Riggio (on loan from Catanzaro)
35 GK  ITA Roberto Taliento
MF  ITA Orlando Viteritti (on loan from Potenza)
FW  ITA Christian Spadoni

Out on loan

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK  ITA Mattia Guido (at Casarano)
FW  ITA Angelo Ansani (at Altamura)
FW  ITA Giacomo D'Addabbo (at Gravina)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW  ITA Salvatore Rimoli (at Nardò)
FW  ITA Luigi Samele (at Sassuolo U-19)
FW  ITA Luca Stancarone (at Gelbison)

Honors


References


Notes


  1. with a claimed world record of 102 points, surpassed only in 2008 by Championnat de France amateur semi-professional team Croix-de-Savoie – now named Evian Thonon Gaillard F.C. – that scored 108 points
  2. defeating Celano in the playoff finals after the second place in the eague