Virtus Francavilla Calcio


Virtus Francavilla Calcio, commonly known as Virtus Francavilla, is an Italian football club based in Francavilla Fontana, Apulia. They currently play in Serie C, the third tier of Italian football.

Virtus Francavilla
Full nameVirtus Francavilla Calcio
Founded2007
GroundStadio Giovanni Paolo II,
Francavilla Fontana, Italy
Capacity2,137
ChairmanAntonio Magrì
ManagerAlberto Colombo
LeagueSerie C Group C
2020–21Serie C Group C, 15th of 20
WebsiteClub website

History


The historic Francavilla Calcio

The historic Francavilla Calcio was founded in 1946 with the name of A.S. Francavilla, and it has always played regional leagues. In 2006 it was renamed A.S.D. Francavilla Calcio[1] In the season 2010–11, was relegated from Serie D group H to the Eccellenza Apulia.

Foundation

The new club was founded in 2007 under the name of Salento Francavilla. It has assumed its present name after the merger at the end of the 2013/2014 season with the historic Francavilla Calcio.[2] In that year it won the Eccellenza Apulia championship coming back in Serie D.

From Serie D to Lega Pro

In the season 2014–15 the team was promoted for the first time, from Eccellenza Apulia to Serie D. At the end of the 2015–16 Serie D, the team was promoted in the 2016–17 Lega Pro. For the first time in its history, the team reached a professional league, the third highest football division of Italy.[3]

Colors and badge


The team's main colors are blue and white.

Current squad


As of 7 July 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 Diamante Crispino
2 DF  ITA Andrea Sarcinella
3 DF  ITA Francesco Pambianchi
4 MF  ALB Federico Zenuni
8 MF  ITA Francesco Carella
9 FW  ARG Federico Vázquez
10 MF  ITA Pasquale Maiorino
11 MF  ITA Federico Mastropietro
12 GK  ITA Diego Negro
13 DF  ITA Stefano Pino
15 DF  ITA Fabio Delvino
16 MF  ITA Domenico Franco
17 DF  ITA Alessandro Caporale
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 DF  ITA Daniele Marino
20 FW  GHA Joseph Ekuban
21 MF  ITA Leonardo Nunzella
22 GK  ITA Bryan Costa
23 MF  CMR Giovanni Tchetchoua
25 DF  ITA Matteo Calcagno
26 FW  ITA Francesco Puntoriere
29 FW  ITA Nicola Ciccone
GK  ITA Joakim Milli
MF  ITA Antonio Miccoli
FW  ITA Federico Buglia
FW  ITA Cosimo Patierno
FW  ITA Leonardo Pérez

Honours


References


  1. (in Italian) Info at the FIGC website, August 2006
  2. (in Italian) Info at virtusfrancavillacalcio.it
  3. (in Italian) 2016–17 Lega Pro season of Virtus Francavilla