S.P.A.L.

Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor, commonly known as S.P.A.L. (Italian pronunciation: [spal]), is a professional football club based in Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. The team plays in Serie B, the second tier of the Italian football league system.

SPAL
Full nameSocietà Polisportiva Ars et Labor S.p.A.
Nickname(s)Gli Spallini
I Biancazzurri (The White and Blues)[1]
Gli Estensi (The House of Este)
Founded1907; 114 years ago (1907) (as "Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor")
2005; 16 years ago (2005) (refounded)
2012; 9 years ago (2012) (refounded)
GroundStadio Paolo Mazza,
Ferrara, Italy
Capacity16,134
ChairmanJoe Tacopina
Head coachPep Clotet
LeagueSerie B
2020–21Serie B, 9th of 20
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Founded in 1907, since 1928 they have played their home matches at Stadio Paolo Mazza, named after Paolo Mazza (chairman of the club 1946–1977).

In total, SPAL have participated in 24 top-tier, 27 second-tier, 41 third-tier, 7 fourth-tier and 1 fifth-tier league seasons. The club's best finish was when they came fifth in the 1959–60 Serie A; they also reached the 1961–62 Coppa Italia final.

The club is chaired by the American Joe Tacopina, the current manager is the Spanish Pep Clotet.