U.S. Cremonese


Unione Sportiva Cremonese, commonly referred to as Cremonese, is an Italian football club based in Cremona, Lombardy. It currently plays in Serie B.

Cremonese
Full nameUnione Sportiva Cremonese S.p.A.
Nickname(s)I Grigiorossi (The Gray and Reds)
Le Tigri (The Tigers)
Founded24 March 1903; 118 years ago (1903-03-24)
GroundStadio Giovanni Zini
Capacity20,641
OwnerGiovanni Arvedi
PresidentPaolo Rossi
CoachFabio Pecchia
LeagueSerie B
2019–20Serie B, 12th of 20
WebsiteClub website

Some of the famous players who played for Cremonese include Pasquale Vivolo, Antonio Cabrini, Gustavo Dezotti, Anders Limpar, Enrico Chiesa, Gianluca Vialli, Michelangelo Rampulla, Giuseppe Favalli, John Aloisi and Władysław Żmuda.

History


The performance of Cremonese in the Italian football league structure since the first season of a unified Serie A (1929/30).

Cremonese was in Serie A in its first season (1929–30) but entered a long period of decline, languishing in the lower leagues before the late 1970s. By 1984 they had achieved promotion to Serie A, with one-year spells in 1984–85, 1989–90 and 1991–92.

Cremonese had a successful run in the 1992/93 Anglo-Italian Cup, beating Bari 4–1 in the semi-final, and Derby County 3–1 in the final at the old Wembley Stadium: Cremonese's scorers were Corrado Verdelli, Riccardo Maspero and Andrea Tentoni, with Derby's goal scored by Marco Gabbiadini.

Under Luigi Simoni, Cremonese returned to Serie A in 1993. With a side containing quality in the form of defenders Luigi Gualco and Corrado Verdelli, midfield playmaker Riccardo Maspero and forwards Andrea Tentoni and Matjaž Florijančič, Cremonese held their own in Serie A with a 10th-place finish in 1993–94, but would be relegated in 1996.

Relegation resulted in the decline of the club, plummeting to Serie C2 by 2000 before achieving successive promotions back to Serie B by 2005. Giovanni Dall'Igna, another defender from the Serie A years, has since returned to the club. However, Cremonese were relegated to Serie C1 in the 2005/2006 season. Cremonese have tried to return to Serie B since: they had a good attempt in the 2009/10 season, when they were beaten by Varese in the promotion play-off final (2–1 on aggregate). Eventually they succeeded in 2017.

Honours


U.S. Cremonese honours
Type Competition Titles Seasons/Years
Domestic Serie C 3 1935–36 (Girone B), 1941–42 (Girone B), 1976–77 (Girone A)
Lega Pro Prima Divisione
1
2004–05 (Girone A)
Serie D 1953–54 (Girone C)
Prima Categoria 1967–68 (Girone B)
Worldwide Anglo-Italian Cup 1992–93

Divisional movements


SeriesYearsLastPromotionsRelegations
A 71995–96- 5 (1930, 1985, 1990, 1992, 1996)
B 302020–21 4 (1984, 1989, 1991, 1993) 7 (1935, 1938, 1951, 1978, 1997, 1999, 2006)
C
C2
43
4
2016–17 7 (1936, 1942, 1977, 1981, 1998, 2005, 2017)
1 (2004 C2)
1 (1999 C1)
3 (1952, 1967, 1969)
84 out of 89 years of professional football in Italy since 1929
D 51970–71 3 (1954, 1968, 1971)Never

Players


Current squad

As of 29 January 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 Enrico Alfonso
2 DF  ITA Alessandro Fiordaliso
3 DF  ITA Emanuele Valeri
4 DF  ITA Michele Fornasier
6 MF  SWE Samuel Gustafson
7 FW  ITA Lorenzo Colombo (on loan from Milan)
8 MF  ITA Francesco Deli
9 FW  ITA Daniel Ciofani
10 FW  ITA Cristian Buonaiuto
11 FW  ITA Fabio Ceravolo
14 MF  ITA Luca Valzania (on loan from Atalanta)
15 DF  ITA Matteo Bianchetti
16 MF  ITA Paolo Bartolomei
17 FW  ITA Luca Strizzolo
19 MF  ITA Michele Castagnetti
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 DF  ITA Emanuele Terranova
21 DF  ITA Nadir Zortea (on loan from Atalanta)
22 GK  ITA Giacomo Volpe
23 DF  ITA Alessandro Crescenzi
25 DF  ITA Luca Ravanelli (on loan from Sassuolo)
27 GK  ITA Andrea Zaccagno
28 GK  ITA Marco Carnesecchi (on loan from Atalanta)
30 MF  ITA Filippo Nardi (on loan from Novara)
32 FW  URU Jaime Báez
33 DF  ITA Luca Coccolo (on loan from Juventus)
70 MF  ITA Gianluca Gaetano (on loan from Napoli)
77 FW  ITA Matteo Ghisolfi
80 FW  ITA Leonardo Bia
95 MF  ITA Marco Pinato (on loan from Sassuolo)
99 FW  SVN Žan Celar (on loan from Roma)

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
MF  ITA Stefano Cella (at Gozzano)
MF  ITA Stefano Girelli (at Pergolettese)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF  ITA Manuel Poledri (at Crema)

Coaching staff


Position Name
Head Coach Fabio Pecchia
Assistant Coach Antonio Porta
Goalkeeper Coach Ferdinando Coppola
Fitness Coach Marco Antonio Ferrone
Physiotherapist Andrea Gualteri
Carlo Bentivoglio
Alessandro Rivetti
Kinetotherapist Cristian Freghieri
Chief Doctor Diego Giuliani
Club Doctor Fabrizio Frittoli
Video Analyst Igor Quaia