A.S.D.V. San Marino
Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Victor San Marino, better known as San Marino, is a Sammarinese professional association football club based in the city of Serravalle, that competes in the Eccellenza, the fifth tier of Italian football.
|Full name||Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Victor San Marino|
|Nickname(s)||Titani (The Titans)|
Serravalle, San Marino
|President||Luca Della Balda|
|2017–18||Serie D/F, 7th|
Founded in 1959 and re-founded in 1973 and again in 2000, it is the only football club based in the Republic of San Marino authorized by the FIGC to compete in the Italian football league The club colours are sky blue and white, reminiscent of the Sammarinese flag.
From the historical point of view, the highest level reached by the club is the third national series, in which the best result is a tenth place. This makes it therefore the only San Marino football team to have played in a professional league as the national tournament of San Marino is in fact amateur. Since the club is a full member of the Italian league system, it would hypothetically represent Italy in continental competitions, rather than its home country.
On 4 July 2019 the sports title of the San Marino Calcio is transferred to the Cattolica Calcio, which takes the name of "Cattolica Calcio San Marino" and which is admitted to the Serie D championship. The company retained its legal and administrative headquarters in the Republic of San Marino, but sporting activity took place in Cattolica and the colors become yellow and red. In 2021, the team was refounded to represent San Marino in the Italian league system.
The original club was founded in 1960 as S.S. Serenissima (Società Sportiva Serenissima). Serenissima merged with S.S. Juvenes in 1973, changing its name to A.C. San Marino (Associazione Calcio San Marino) and in 1988–89 to its final name, San Marino Calcio.